Now that summer is officially here and our thoughts are turning to spending more time outside enjoying the sunny summer weather, we often neglect our home’s interior. After all, who has time for cleaning when you could be at the beach or enjoying a summer concert outside? Still, the fact remains that our homes will need some routine cleaning throughout the summer to keep them looking, and smelling, good all season long.
If you are looking for some summertime cleaning tips that will leave your home fresh and clean without taking up all of your time, keep reading for some simple and easy tips that will help you do just that.
7 Summer Cleaning Tips
De-Clutter Your Home- one of the best ways to make your home look cleaner and smell fresher is to remove all of the clutter. Get rid of anything that is just taking up space or items that you haven’t used in quite some time. With less clutter, your home will look cleaner and feel much more spacious and relaxing.
Clean The Bedrooms- once you have your home properly decluttered, it’s time to move on to the bedrooms. When cleaning bedrooms, take a clockwise cleaning approach beginning with wiping down surfaces and picking up clothes. Then dust, clean any mirrors and vacuum. An 18oz scented candle in your favourite floral summer scent will make your bedroom smell clean and fresh and could even help you sleep better.
Stop Dirt At The Door- keeping excess dirt outside where it belongs will keep your home cleaner, longer. Place doormats outside every entrance as well as a shoe tray where family and friends can remove their shoes before coming in the house.
Clean The Bathrooms- on to the bathrooms where 4 basic cleaning products can make cleanup fast and effective. Use an all-purpose cleaner, a tub, tile and sink cleaner, a toilet-bowl cleaner and a glass cleaner to keep your bathroom shiny, clean and germ-free. Be sure to spray your shower and toilet first so the cleaning products can start working while you clean the rest of the bathroom.
Kitchen Cleanup- the kitchen can be one of the dirtiest rooms in your home and it often takes longer to clean. Begin with the toughest tasks first including the cooktop, oven and counter surfaces. While these are soaking with an all-purpose cleaner, de-clutter your kitchen, clean the sink and fixtures and look for any spots on walls and cabinets. Once these tasks are completed, wipe down the stove, oven and countertops, sweep and mop and move on to the living areas. A citrus fragrance candle will make your kitchen smell fresh and clean while getting rid of any cooking odours.
Living Areas- When it comes to cleaning your living and dining rooms, a thorough wipe down, dusting and vacuuming or mopping should do. Be sure to sanitise eating areas, tv remotes and any other hard surfaces.
Freshen The Air- now that your home is clean, you want to keep it smelling fresh and inviting. Adding air fresheners throughout including 18oz scented candles, diffusers and automatic air fresheners in your favourite summer scents will give it that fresh, clean smell.
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