Summer is a time for fun and relaxing with cookouts, playing outside, and relaxing on the patio. But it can also be a time for allergies, tracking dirt inside, and messy kitchens! When all those things combine, you could be looking at a mountain of work during your downtime. However, with a consistent summer cleaning schedule for your home, keeping it clean and getting back to having fun is a little easier. Here are a few areas you can focus on and a few tips for keeping these areas tidy and clean.
Which Areas Should You Focus On for Easy Summer Cleaning?
Air Conditioner Filter
If you start sniffling during the summer, you’re not alone! Clean air in your home starts with your HVAC filter. Always change your filter at least once a month or more, depending on your family’s sensitivity to allergies. A professional summer cleaning of your air ducts can also keep your air free from extra dust and extend the life of your air conditioning system. You can dust your heating vents or use a vacuum cleaner with a blower attachment to remove any caked-on dirt.
Clean Fridge & Freezer
You may be regularly wiping down your kitchen counters and fixtures, but what about inside your fridge and freezer? Clean shelves mean clean food, and an organized fridge means quick and easy snacks and meals! Most fridge shelves easily slide out and wash with a bit of dish soap and warm water. When you’re putting your food back into the fridge, you should take the time to check your labels and discard anything that might have been sitting in there a little longer than you remember.
Focus on Floors
Especially for parents of kids and pets! Summertime means playing outside, then bringing mud and dirt inside, so your summer cleaning routine must include your floor regularly. Be sure to pick a safe cleaner for the type of flooring you have. Most can be cleaned with some kind of soap and a microfiber or terrycloth that can be washed and reused. To keep your floors generally cleaner between moppings, you can also get new mats at entrances for people to wipe their shoes or ask your guests to remove their shoes at the door.
Don’t Forget Your Patio
A little sweeping can go a long way to making your patio and outdoor space comfy and clean for any visitors. Since wind and other summer weather can push debris around, check and do a quick sweep daily. You’ll reduce not just leaves and pollen on your patio but spider webs too!
Your deck furniture can also be easily cleaned with a quick rinse, gently scrubbing with a soft brush, and the appropriate cleaner, like glass cleaner for glass-top tables or oil soap for any outdoor wood. Even a little dish soap is a good, gentle cleanser for most surfaces.
Cleaning Tips and Services from A 360 Cleaning
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