As the days grow shorter and the weather becomes colder, our thoughts shift from beach afternoons to evenings wrapped up under a blanket. While spring is the ideal time to air out your home and prepare it for the warmer summer months, winter is the best time to give it a thorough cleaning while ensuring that everything is ready for the upcoming winter months. Cleaning, decluttering, and garbage removal are all things we can do to make the winter months more enjoyable. Here are a few winter cleaning tips.
Floor and Carpet Cleaning
No matter where you reside, winter is a difficult time for your floors. Not only is there more dust in the house in general, but you and your family are also likely bringing dirt, mud, and snow in from outside. Stay on top of things by sweeping and vacuuming the floors regularly, and consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning service to keep your carpets free of dirt.
Deep Clean the Kitchen
Winter is the perfect time to clear out the kitchen and the refrigerator. It is also a good idea to dust and arrange your cabinets and drawers while you’re winterizing your home. It’s also great for keeping the pantry organized and clean. Remove any expired food. Food containers with missing lids or that have been damaged should also be thrown out. The hood vents and backsplashes should be de-grimed. In the winter, you rarely open the windows. So, keep in mind that cleaning these items may assist in the reduction of strong cooking smells.
Clean the Dust
Because your windows are closed more frequently throughout the winter, dust can accumulate on your home’s surfaces. This is an excellent time to do more than average weekly dusting. Keep in mind light fixtures, ceiling fans, television sets, workstations, bookshelves, picture and photo frames, and other dust-gathering surfaces. If you are planning some time for comprehensive cleaning duties – such as removing all of the books from a bookshelf and dusting the entire surface – play some fantastic music or a favorite movie in the background so you don’t rush through the work.
Don’t Forget the Windows
Smears and streaks are visible on windows, particularly when the winter sun streams through. Using a moist towel, clean yours thoroughly. Remove any cobwebs or dust from the frame first. Clean your window next (you can use fabric softener for a streak-free shine). To avoid water stains, dry everything with a kitchen cloth.
Clean Your Fireplace
On a cold winter day, nothing beats a crackling fireplace to warm your space up. But it is important to make sure you read the safety precautions first. Dirt (and sometimes curious animals) can lurk in chimneys during the summer months, so clean them well during winter months before igniting.
Vacuum the Furniture
It is so comforting to curl up on the couch when it’s chilly and pouring outside, but it won’t be as relaxing if the couch is dusty. To give all it a good wash, vacuum your furniture, including the underside. To reveal the bottoms of upholstered chairs and couches, tilt them all the way back. Vacuum the dust covers tacked below furniture, being careful not to press too hard on the fabric.
Call On Tidy Team Home Cleaning Service
Due to job and family obligations, homeowners may not have the time to deep clean their homes regularly. At Tidy Team, we have professionals who come and clean your house for you. Whether you need one-time deep cleaning services or regular cleaning assistance, Tidy Team home cleaning services have you covered. For more information, get in touch with the Tidy Team today.