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Summer Cleaning Tips for Your Home

Summer Cleaning Tips for Your Home

During those REALLY hot summer days, escaping the heat and staying indoors can be a welcome relief. While you're enjoying the cooler comfort of your home, why not take the opportunity to tackle some essential housekeeping tasks? Here are a few tips to help you keep your home fresh and clean during the summer months.

Declutter and Organize

Summer is the perfect time to declutter and organize your living spaces. Start with areas that tend to accumulate items over time, such as closets, garages, and kitchen cabinets. Sort through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or discard. Not only will this create more space, but it will also make your home feel more open and airy.

Deep Clean Carpets and Rugs

Carpets and rugs can trap dirt, dust, and allergens, especially during the summer when windows and doors are often left open. Take advantage of the heat to deep clean these areas. You can either hire a professional service or rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself. Make sure to let them dry thoroughly to prevent any mold or mildew from developing. Here is an article on how to deep clean your rug.

Woman making bed in a clean room decorated in greys and tans.

Clean and Rotate Mattresses

Summer is a great time to give your mattresses a thorough clean. Vacuum them to remove dust and allergens, and spot-clean any stains. Consider rotating or flipping your mattress to ensure even wear and extend its lifespan. This is also a great time to wash your pillows as they can hold dust and allergens as well. Fresh, clean bedding can also make your sleep more comfortable during those hot nights.

Refresh Your Windows and Blinds

Windows and blinds tend to collect dust and grime, which can affect the air quality in your home. Give your windows a good wash, both inside and out. Clean your blinds or curtains to remove dust buildup. Clean windows not only let in more light but also enhance the overall look of your home.

Hand wiping down a Viaggio lever.

Clean Your Door Hardware

Door hardware often gets overlooked, but it’s essential to maintain it, especially during the summer months when humidity and heat can cause wear and tear. Here’s a comprehensive checklist for maintaining your door hardware:

  • Cleaning: Use a mild soap with a soft cloth and water solution to clean door handles, hinges, and locks. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the finish.
  • Lubrication: Lubricate moving parts with a silicone-based lubricant to ensure smooth operation. Avoid oil-based lubricants as they can attract dust and dirt.
  • Inspection: Check for any signs of corrosion or rust. Inspect screws and tighten any that are loose. Look for wear and tear, especially on frequently used doors.
  • Maintenance: If you notice any damage, address it promptly. This might involve replacing worn-out parts or applying a protective coating to prevent further damage.

Regular maintenance of your door hardware ensures not only its longevity but also the security and aesthetics of your home.

Tackle the Kitchen

Summer is a time for fresh produce and outdoor barbecues, but it's also important to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic. Clean out your refrigerator, wiping down shelves and drawers. Organize your pantry and discard any expired items. Give your oven and stovetop a thorough clean to remove any grease buildup.

Maintain Indoor Plants

Indoor plants can improve air quality and add a touch of nature to your home. During the summer, make sure to water them regularly and check for any signs of pests or disease. Wipe down the leaves to remove dust and help them absorb sunlight more effectively.

Hands wiping plant leafs with a cloth.

By tackling these housekeeping tasks during the hot summer days, you can enjoy a cleaner, more organized home while staying cool indoors. Happy cleaning!