We get it — the last thing that you probably want to do this summer is to stay at home and deep clean it. But while this may not be ideal, it is quite important, especially with the incoming humidity and heat that could lead to the development and growth of germs in your home.
So how exactly should you go about your summer cleaning? Make sure to pay extra attention to these 5 areas:
1) Your HVAC filter
With your air conditioner working overtime this summer, it’s important to stay on top of cleaning and replacing your HVAC filters. These are in charge of keeping the air in your home clean and free of dust and allergens.
So this summer, don’t forget to clean these air filters so that you can breathe better, cut down on energy costs, and even maximize the life of your air conditioner unit.
2) Your bathroom decor
It’s not just enough to clean your toilet and your bathroom floor every few days or so. With the humidity in the air and the wet conditions in your bathroom, your household is more likely to be susceptible to mold this summer.
So don’t just pay attention to the bigger items in your bathroom. Clean the decor too, including the cup that holds your toothbrush and your soap holder. We find that a good antiseptic rubdown often does the job well.
3) The curtains and upholstery
It’s finally time to take out your curtains and let the sun shine in your house this summer. You see, curtains trap bacteria, pollens, dust, and so many other things that could harm your health. The same goes with the upholstery in your house.
So while vacuuming them often may give you the impression of getting them cleaned, there’s nothing quite like having them washed or professionally cleaned thoroughly clean them.
4) The trash can
As you might have learned the hard way, heat and garbage can be a formidable tandem. So even if you take out the trash religiously, there could still be some lingering odor in your trash can.
The good news is that the smell can easily be removed after a good washing. Be sure to use soap and water to clean the gunk out, and spray with disinfectant and sprinkle a layer of baking soda for good measure. Do this a couple of times every few weeks to keep the smell at bay.
5) The coffeemaker
Regardless of the season, coffee is always going to be a staple in most households (including ours). So this summer, be sure to do normal maintenance to clean out all of those hard water deposits and coffee bean residue from your trusty coffeemaker.
White vinegar does a fine job of cleaning out dirt and removing residual gunk and smell too.
The cleaning takeaway
This summer, you can have fun and a clean house too. Make a day out of cleaning your house with the tips and tricks that we’ve outlined here.