Your Summer Cleaning Checklist
With this list of summer cleaning ideas, you can prepare your house for the warmer months ahead. Here's what has to be cleansed before the seasons change. Certain household activities will require attention as we shift to warmer weather. To help you renew your house and yard, use our summer cleaning checklist.
As summer comes, your air conditioner will soon be running 24 hours a day. Now is the ideal time to clean your home's dusty air vents. To remove dust, get an AC Duct Cleaning company to get those grills and ducts cleaned up to the inner end. Dirty ducts can pump polluted and dirty air into your house and make you and your family sick. Moreover, dirty ducts can raise up your AC bills.
Take advantage of the chance to clean your closets from top to bottom when you put away winter items and pull out warm-weather outfits.
Grilling season has here! If you haven't touched your grill since last year, clean it well before cooking your first rack of delicious ribs. Set the burners on high for about 15 minutes (with the lid closed) to burn off any food or fat. Then, using a grill brush, clean the grates. For a gleaming finish, wipe off the inside and exterior.
With your spring cleaning, you most likely conducted some patio upkeep. Summer, on the other hand, is a fantastic time to clean your deck or patio, wipe down dusty furniture, and have everything in tip-top form for evenings spent relaxing in the warm air. To deep-clean a concrete patio, use a mild cleaning solution using 1/2 cup baking soda and one gallon of water. (If you have tough stains, add a few drops of dish soap.)
This summer, beach towels, sports outfits, and swimwear will be used often, resulting in additional washing. Plus, perspiration, chlorine, grease, and campfire smoke all contribute to stinky garments! Add 1/2 cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle or 1/2 cup baking soda to the wash cycle to combat odours.
Speaking of odours, hot summer weather makes your garbage can smell much worse than normal. Take your empty garbage can outdoors and clean it with soap and water before rinsing it with the garden hose. For a long-lasting fresh aroma, soak a cotton ball in essential oil (5-15 drops) and toss it into your garbage can before inserting a new liner.
There will be plenty of messes to clean up with youngsters spending their days at home. Reduce this as much as possible by removing toy clutter. Toys that haven't been played within a while can be given, or a fun summer yard sale can be planned with the kids' aid!
It's time to let the sun in! This DIY window cleaning solution will leave your windows shining clean. In a spray bottle, combine one part of distilled vinegar and ten parts of warm water. Spray the solution on the window, then wipe it off with a lint-free cloth. Dry the window completely with a second clean towel.
Dusting is a year-round chore, but it can be challenging in the summer because most of us have our homes sealed up with the air conditioner running, trapping dust inside. Wipe down surfaces with a microfiber cloth (which traps dust better than a regular cotton cloth). Dampen a microfiber cloth with all-purpose cleaner before beginning at the top with door frames and ceiling fan blades and working your way down to tabletops and baseboards.
There's no such thing as a wrong time to deep-clean your fridge, but we love the thought of making it immaculate and ready for new summer food. Using a sponge and soapy water, clean the trays and drawers. Disposable pieces may be washed in the sink. Use a magic eraser on exceptionally sticky messes. When everything is clean, give it one more wipe down with a spray bottle of diluted vinegar. It will sanitize your food storage space without introducing any dangerous chemicals.