Summer is just around the corner, and often, it comes with its own unique cleaning challenges. The following summer cleaning tips will help you keep your house neat and tidy for the season.
Cleaning the outdoor area
Start your outdoor cleaning for the summer by taking care of your lawn. Tune up your mower, cut your grass, and ensure that you collect and dispose of all the leaves on the lawn. If you have outdoor furniture, summertime it the best time to repaint it. A pressure washer can come in handy when cleaning your deck, your walls, and your window panes. You should also take this time to remove all the leaves and debris from your rain gutters.
Cleaning the barbeque grill
Summer weather is barbeque weather, but before you start grilling, you have to clean your grill. If you have a gas barbeque, ensure that gas is disconnected before you start cleaning. Soak the grates in soapy water for a while. Use a tough brush to scrub the interior of the barbeque to strip off the soot, then repeat the same process with a sponge to get rid of the finer debris. Scrub the grates with a grill brush, then rinse them and let them dry off. Clean the exterior of the grill using steel wool.
Cleaning the kitchen and pantry
The high temperatures of the summer can cause food wastes and other garbage to ferment faster, and this could lead to unwanted smells and odours in your kitchen. Take your time to occasionally scrub your trash cans to ensure that you keep the stink at bay. Pay special attention to the kitchen appliances, especially those that you use more frequently. Summer is the best time to get into all the nooks and crannies in your microwave, your oven, and your freezer.
Summer is also the best time to clean out and organise your pantry. Go through every shelf and toss out items that you are unlikely to use in the future, then organise the remaining foods and condiments so that they can be accessed in a convenient way. Ensure that you get rid of all the dust, crumbs and debris in the pantry.
Cleaning the bedrooms
When summer comes around, you have to ensure that your bedrooms have good air circulation, so start by removing any insulation from the windows, and putting in light drapes. Fold the heavy blankets and drapes, and store them away. Wash all your beddings and flip your mattresses. Dust off all surfaces and clean all mirrors and window panes. Run a vacuum through all your closets, and ensure that all your clothes are either folded in draws or hanged in wardrobes.