Winter is here and as temperatures drop we start spending more time inside our homes and drinking a whole lot more hot coco. When we spend more time inside it is important that we maintain a clean living environment. Here are five winter cleaning tips to help you keep your home clean during the winter.
De-Clutter, Dust and Organize: During the winter we spend more time inside which makes it the perfect time to clean up around the house. Dust build-up in homes increases in colder months which can have a negative impact on your health and mood because it reduces air quality. Since clutter contributes to dust build-up we recommend focusing on cleaning cluttered and disorganized areas.
Protect your Floors: Salt, dirt and moisture can pose a serious threat to your homes floors. Entrance mats provide a first line of defense for your home’s floors. Entrance mats will save you time and money spent on keeping your floors clean
Window Cleaning: Winter is great time to clean your home’s windows. During the fall wind picks up and blows leaves and debris everywhere which can make your windows dirty. During the winter clean windows let more sunlight into your home and can save you money on your heating bill.
Remove Fireplace Ash: If you get ash on your carpet after cleaning the fireplace you first want to be careful to not rub the ash in the carpet. Use a vacuum attachment to remove any access ash. Next gently blot the area with a damp rag. Continue blotting. Note too much moister will cause the ash to clump making it hard to remove.
Plan Ahead: Make a list of New Year’s cleaning resolutions to help you stay clean and organized for the New Year. Setting a monthly house cleaning schedule is a great way to keep track of your cleaning. You can use your smartphone calendar to create a schedule that will remind you about cleaning task so you can stay on top of them.