Summer is the perfect time to give your home a deep clean and refresh. Have you ever wondered how to tackle the daunting task of summer cleaning? With a few simple steps, you can have your home looking and feeling its best in no time. In this article, we will discuss the best tips for summer cleaning, including how to declutter, deep clean, and organize your home.
Summer is the perfect time to get outside and have some fun! Why not get the kids away from the screens and out into the fresh air? Your house will stay cleaner and everyone, including the children and furry friends, will benefit from some outdoor activities.
Let’s get the whole family involved by assigning cleaning tasks and coming up with a cleaning schedule. This will encourage everyone to help keep the house tidy, and the faster the chores are finished the sooner we can head outdoors!
Keep a pack of paper towels and some Blueoxy All Purpose Cleaner RTU close by to quickly take care of sticky messes from melting popsicles, ketchup and mustard drips, and watermelon juice on your countertops and floors. By cleaning up those spills promptly, you can avoid inviting an ant trail into your home.
With summer activities like kids and pets going in and out, feet getting wet from the pool, sand from the beach, or grass clippings stuck to sandals, your floors might need some extra attention. To make cleaning more efficient, try giving them a good clean!
Put a top-notch doormat at your front and back doors and make sure everyone takes their shoes off before entering the house.
This will help reduce the time you need to spend cleaning the floor.
Vacuum the places with high foot traffic once a week or however often you need to. If there’s sand, use the vacuum instead of the broom – it’s quicker and easier!
During the summer, the heat and humidity can make kitchen trash cans become smelly quicker than usual, so you may need to empty them more frequently than you normally would in cooler months.
To prevent any unpleasant smells, pop your food scraps in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer until bin collection day.
Adding a little baking soda to the bottom of your bin will also help keep any odours at bay.
For an extra layer of protection, try crumpling up some old newspaper at the base of your bin if you’re using plastic bags – this will help soak up any liquids and stop the bag from leaking.
Combat mildew in your bathroom – Keeping your exhaust fan on while you shower and leaving the door open afterward can help reduce the likelihood of mildew.
To further prevent mildew, you can spray some Blueoxy Tap Cleaner RTU on your shower walls and doors and wipe or squeegee them down each time you use them.
It’s time to get your outdoor furniture ready for summer entertaining!
After a few summer rainstorms, birds and bugs may have left your furniture looking a bit dull.
No worries – just give it a good hose-down to clear off any dirt and debris.
Then, use Blueoxy All-Purpose Cleaner to make your furniture look good as new.
Give your grill some love – It’s been getting a lot of use lately, so why not give it a good clean?
Blueoxy Kitchen Cleaner & Degreaser RTU is a great way to remove charred food from barbeque grates and grease splatters around the grill.
Give it a spray while the grill is still warm, then wipe it away.
This will help break down all the mess and make your grill shine. Then you can get back to being the ultimate BBQ master!
Why not get creative and use your dishwasher to clean your flip-flops this summer?
Don’t waste precious minutes scrubbing or rinsing them – just pop them on the top rack of the dishwasher and they’ll come out looking like new!
To keep mildew and mold at bay, keep in mind that the hot and humid summer weather is not ideal for these pesky critters.
Be sure to open the washing machine and dishwasher door when not in use to keep the humidity levels low, therefore preventing mold and mildew from growing.
To help reduce the risk of having moldy mirrors and bathroom tiles, run the fan or open the window post-shower.
Don’t stress if you find a water ring on your wooden furniture! Just grab a cotton cloth and lay it over the ring.
Then, get your iron and make sure it’s emptied of any water. Turn on the heat and place it atop the cloth for a few seconds, before lifting it away.
If the water ring is still visible, just repeat the process until it’s gone.
On hot summer days, when the mosquitoes are out and about, spiders like to come out too.
If you want to spruce up your home and make it look inviting, eliminating cobwebs should be your first step.
Use your detachable vacuum cleaner to reach the cobwebs inside, and a long broom to take care of the ones outside.
If you find a lot of bugs caught in the webs outside, you may want to power wash them away.
Make the most of summer while it’s here! Before you can blink, summer will be gone, kids will be back in school, and it’ll be time to go back indoors.