Now that summer is over and the kids are back in school, you finally have the time to do a deep clean in your home. An end of summer cleaning is a great idea to get your home ready for the coming holiday season. Also, since we spend more time indoors during the fall and winter months, it’s a great idea to deep clean your house so you can have more time to enjoy. If you’re ready to get started, here is your end of summer cleaning checklist:
1. Deep Clean Your Flooring
Summertime means lots of playing outside. It also means a lot of foot traffic in and out of the home. That foot traffic can bring in dirt, germs, and mold spores. Start by spot cleaning your floors for any stains. If you have carpeting, shampoo the whole carpet. If you have hard flooring, give them a good wax and a shine. Also, prep for winter and layout some floor mats by your entrances, add a boot tray, and some shoe storage. That way you are prepared for all the salt, snow, and dirt that your family will track in. During the winter, it’s always a good idea to have a “no shoes in the house” policy.
2. Catch Up On Laundry
Take some time to catch up on all your laundry. With fall and winter, you won’t need the summer clothing like bathing suits, shorts, and tank tops. Once clean, you can store them away for next year. That way your closet and dressers aren’t as cluttered. Also, take time to look at your winter coats and jackets. See if any of them need to be cleaned or taken to the dry cleaner. Same with your sweaters, wool pants, and winter accessories like hats and scarves. Laundry day is also a good time to make any clothing repairs you may have or take things to the tailor.
3. Deep Clean Your Bathroom
Summer can take a toll on bathrooms. The heat and humidity encourage the growth of some pretty nasty things like mold and mildew. Doing a deep scrub of all your bathroom surfaces and your toilet is a great idea. It’s also a good idea to clean your bathroom fan and vents, since they typically are neglected but can get really dirty. Also check your bathroom mats and shower curtain, if they are beat up consider replacing them. Once your bathrooms are clean, it’s a good idea to keep a small stack of microfiber cloths in your shower. That way after you’ve taken a shower, you can quickly wipe down the shower so you have less cleaning in the future.
This checklist will help you get started, but if you truly want your house to be clean for Fall and Winter, enlist professional help. The expert floor cleaners at Cleanerus can help. We’ll deep clean your floors and get rid of all the dirt and grime that’s built up over the summer. That way your time is freed up to enjoy the last of the warm weather with your family, instead of in front of a carpet shampooer. Call us today and we’ll make sure your floors are spotless for the new season.