Eight Home Cleaning Tips For The Summer
- Set Some Cleaning Rules
A major tip for keeping your house clean during the summer is establishing a few family rules. Having your children in the house all summer can either be a permanent disaster, or your children can help you minimize the mess. Make a list of summer rules, including taking shoes off before entering the house, cleaning up after one activity before going to the next, and washing hands after playing outside. Cleaning a home as a group effort can divide the workload and make cleaning easier.
- Incorporate Cleaning Into Your Daily Routine
Incorporating cleaning practices into your daily routine can make your life easier. For example, taking a few minutes in the morning to make your bed can make the entire room look and feel cleaner. Before you go to bed, load your dishwasher and wipe down the counters in the kitchen. Cleaning your home can easily be overwhelming if you don’t break it up into smaller, more manageable tasks. Start adding simple habits to your routine to help keep your house feeling cleaner.
- Make a List of Priorities
Everyone has a type that gets under their skin more than other messes, such as a pile of unfolded laundry, dirty countertops, or sticky fingerprints on the kitchen appliances. Focus on the mess that bothers you the most and leave the rest for later. If you only have time to clean one thing a day, tackle the top priority on your list to give yourself the most peace of mind.
- Focus on Major Messes First
When you’re busy, we suggest you focus on the areas of your home that need the most attention. You can always come back for more minor messes later. Clean up messes that can attract bugs, such as food crumbs, and messes that may be hazardous, such as spills in the kitchen. IF one mess stands out among smaller messes, tackle the mess first. Cleaning the most urgent messes can serve as damage control, so you don’t have a cleaning crisis on your hands later.
- Practice Clutter Control
Oftentimes, daily clutter is a major contributor to a house looking messy. Take five minutes at the end of the day to pick up clutter, tidy up messes, and put back misplaced items. Your home will look and feel much cleaner without the need for wiping or dusting. Store unused items in a closet or garage to avoid cleaning unnecessary messes. Making sure everything is in its place each night leads to a cleaner and more organized home.
- How To Keep Odors Away
Trash never smells good, but it can start to smell especially bad in the summer season because heat and humidity create the perfect environment for bacteria growth and unpleasant smells inside your trash cans. Prevent this problem by sprinkling baking soda in the bottom of your trash cans. Bake soda will absorb the bad odors before they spread throughout your home.
- Prevent Mildew and Mold Growth
Mold and mildew grow faster in humid summer weather, especially in areas of your home that are already humid, such as the washing machine and dishwasher. Keep mold and mildew out of your laundry room by leaving the washing machine door open when it is not in use. This will dry out the machine and lower the humidity level, so mildew and mold do not grow. For your dishwasher, sanitize the rubber seal on the inside of the door where mold and bacteria collect. Clean out the filter regularly for food particles and other debris and rinse with baking soda and white vinegar.
- Dust More Often
Letting the sunshine through your windows will fill your home with beautiful, natural light; however, it can also fill your home with dust. Accumulated dust can trigger an allergic reaction, which can prevent you from enjoying the summer. To avoid this problem, make an effort to dust more regularly around your house during the summer.
It’s hard to enjoy the warm weather and bright sunshine when now your home isn’t as clean as it should be. With Greenlife Professional Cleaning, you can leave the stress of cleaning behind and make the most out of the summer season. Contact us today to learn about our residential cleaning services and schedule your weekly, biweekly, or tri-weekly cleaning schedule.