When making your to-do list for “Fun Things to Do This Summer,” odds are “keeping my house clean” isn’t one of them. And who can blame you? Your mind is fixated on summer barbecues, poolside suntans and Fourth of July fireworks. Keeping your windows spotless and streak-free? Not so much. However, with all of our summer social engagements stacking up alongside one another, automating mundane (but mandatory) tasks, such as keeping your home clean, can help you spend less time cleaning up and more time soaking up those sweet summer rays.
Here are some tips to consider:
1. Keep That Shower Clean: Maybe your family spends the summer lounging in Smith Mountain Lake or taking a dip in a nearby pool. All of those trips in and out of the water means more showers throughout the day. And unless they spend the entire day in the shade beneath an umbrella, they’re probably going to be rinsing off sand, dirt, lake water and/or chlorine. All of that summertime shower traffic can cause your tile to get grubby real quick. Give your shower a quick spray with a heavy-duty cleaner and spray it down so that soap scum doesn’t have a chance to manifest. Or if you’re feeling fancy, invest in an automatic shower cleaner to do your dirty work for you.
2. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Summers in the South are known for their humidity, which causes mirrors to glaze over with a gunky film. Keep some window cleaning wipes underneath your sink and give that mirror a showroom shine with a couple of swipes.
3. Step on It: One of the joys of summer is spending time outdoors. However, activities like mowing the lawn or digging in the garden can cause us to track in grass, dirt and mud. Invest in a high-quality door mat at every entrance of your home and in high-traffic areas inside as well.
4. Think Ahead: Now’s the time to begin thinking about cold weather maintenance. It may seem counterintuitive, but better now than when that first ice storm hits. Schedule a local professional to check up on your HVAC so you don’t have to wait in line during October with the rest of the procrastinators.
Above all, remember to stay safe this season and enjoy time with friends and family. And if the thought of summertime cleaning seems stressful a midst all of your social activities, then call the professionals at CleanSmart, LLC for a free estimate.