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As the summer winds down and the Sacramento River begins to reflect the golden hues of autumn, it's time for residents to think about transitioning their homes from summer to fall. Known as the "City of Trees", Sacramento's unique blend of urban and natural spaces requires a special touch when preparing for the cooler months. Here are some essential tips to get your Sacramento home fall-ready with a bit of September spring cleaning.

Clear Out the Summer Gear

Before you even begin the cleaning process, it's essential to de-clutter. Put away those pool toys, beach towels, and barbecue grills. Consider donating any summer items you didn't use this season. Sacramento's local charities, like the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, always appreciate gently used items.

Address the Air Quality

Sacramento's fall can be both beautiful and dusty. To ensure you're breathing the freshest air - clean or replace the filters in your home.

Window Cleaning

With the crisp fall sunsets around the corner, you'll want a clear view from your windows. Clean the insides and outsides of your windows, and don't forget those window sills! A pro tip for our fellow Sacramento residents: Use a mixture of vinegar and water for an eco-friendly, streak-free shine.

Deep Clean Carpets and Floors

The summer foot traffic might have left its mark on your floors. Consider a deep clean or hiring a professional service through Sanityde to ensure your floors are sparkling and ready for those cozy fall evenings.

Gutter Duty

Fall in Sacramento means those beautiful leaves will soon be making their way to the ground—and potentially your gutters. Clear them out to avoid any blockages during the upcoming rainy season.

Switch Out Your Wardrobe

Now's the time to pack away those summer dresses and shorts. Bring out the sweaters, scarves, and boots! And as you're doing so, think about items you no longer need. Sacramento's WEAVE is a great place to donate clothing and help out fellow community members.

Re-Seal Windows and Doors

Keep the autumn chill outside where it belongs. Check the sealing on your windows and doors. If you notice any drafts, it's time for some touch-ups.

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Those patios and decks have served you well during the summer barbecues and gatherings. Give them a good clean, store away any summer-specific outdoor furniture, and think about setting up a cozy outdoor fall space with some blankets and fire pits.

Transitioning from summer to fall in Sacramento offers the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your home and prepare for the cozier months ahead. And if you ever need a hand with your September spring cleaning, remember that Sanityde is here to help, ensuring your Sacramento home is fall-ready!

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