TIPS FOR SUMMER CLEANING

Cleaning Wardrobes, Cupboards and Drawers

Most families prefer to do this during spring cleaning. Others prefer to do so twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn. Whatever your home cleaning schedule is, make sure you fit this in the right seasons.

This will benefit you in one other way. You can filter out what you use and what you don’t use, what you wear and what you don’t wear, and then donate to your local charity shop or discard as per the condition of the items.

Washing Windows

​This is an ideal summer task. The whole family can join in the fun.

Water, soap, and a garden hose are all you need to have fun on a sunny day. And the result? You get clean and spotless windows.

​If a family is DIY inclined, this could be something you could all do together. Your carpet fibers are a magnet for storing bacteria, dirt, and debris.

​Whether you use a carpet cleaner or not, also clean the rugs at your property. Don’t forget to clean the floor under any rugs as well by either using a vacuum or a mop depending on the surface.

​Cleaning Vents

​This is also necessary for maintaining a clean and tidy home. Your vents will pick up dust while the heater is running in the winter and the air conditioner in the summer. Clean these out with your vacuum cleaner.

​Make sure to change out your air filters as well. You might need to have your air ducts professionally cleaned every few years, and this is a good time to take a look to see if you need it.

It is important to include everyone living in the home. This will make things easier, more doable, and will also make everyone in the household develop a sense of responsibility.

Daily tasks like making the bed, cleaning the dirty dishes, wiping counters, sinks, tabletops, sweeping the kitchen floor, cleaning the dining table, etc. must be done daily. If a particular family allocates these daily tasks to different individuals within the household, it is important to outline that in the home cleaning schedule.

Every household has its own dynamic. If it’s a couple with no children, their life may be easier in terms of limited laundry, no unnecessary spills and messes, and no toys to pick up.

But no matter how large or how small a family is, keeping your house clean and tidy is something that should be taken seriously. One of the biggest put-offs, when you go to visit someone, is a dirty home.

Many people clean up the most visible locations. Sometimes they forget to focus on other, more internal areas that usually require more detailed cleaning. Dumping everything in the basement or garage is a common strategy.

A day will come though when that space will also run out. Then, you will be faced with a daunting challenge of emptying out the dump you created.

​​Cleaning Schedule Tips

  • ​​Follow a schedule. Organize your household chores list. Assign and allocate tasks. Ensure compliance with every household member. Implement strategies that make things simpler.​
  • ​​Avoid buying unnecessary items including large furniture. Donate regularly so you don’t accumulate things.​
  • ​​Keep an eye out for household items that require repair or no longer work. If they are broken, fix them. If you can’t fix them, find someone who can. If it can’t be fixed, throw it out.
  • Completing household tasks can be quite challenging. This is especially true in a family home where both parents work, or where the children are in higher grades and spend quite a bit of time working on class assignments, group studies, etc.
  • A chart of chores, though, can make ​everything come together perfectly.

To really achieve greatness, you need to get the professionals in to carry out a deep clean. Give us a call today on 020 7043 2084 and we can assist you with your seasonal cleaning needs!