The hot summer months can be quite daunting when it comes to keeping a living area fresh and clean. Below are some tips and tricks you can use to keep your house clean the way you want it during the summer period:
Donate or Sell Unwanted Clutter
If not everything you wanted out of your house made it on its way during spring cleaning, the summer is perfect for eliminating unnecessary clutter. Consider taking your unwanted goods to a local community shelter, charity, or thrift store. Some thrift stores even offer rewards, such as coupons or rebates, when you donate items to them.
Of course, some things are just too valuable to give away. You can place an ad online, to make some extra cash for things you no longer need. And last but not least, if you have an abundance of things you simply do not need, host a yard sale – the summer weather is perfect for it. However, make sure you check the forecast first. By liquidating your inventory of things you no longer use yearly, you can greatly reduce clutter and maintain tidier living and storage areas year-round.
Wash Waste Bins Often
Summer heat can easily change the rate at which organic waste decomposes. In order to keep your kitchen, among other areas, fresh and clean, it’s recommended that your garbage, compost, and recycling bins be cleaned regularly. Dish soap and water will do the trick, but for a cheaper alternative, vinegar will suffice.
Warm, and often humid summer can greatly increase the risk of mold growing in moist areas, such as the restroom, kitchen, basement, or cellar. To reduce airborne moisture, use a dehumidifier, or if you do not have one, run the fan in your restroom often. This will greatly reduce the potential for mold to grow in inaccessible areas, such as tile grout, around the shower pan, and under the toilet.
If you have blinds or similar in your commercial property or office, then having them cleaned will have a huge impact on helping remove dust and irritants from the building. Especially worth it if the blinds are covering open windows, as more pollution from the outside can get trapped onto the blinds.
If you have an air conditioning unit, be sure to get it serviced and cleaned in time for summer. There is nothing worse than working in a hot office and there are legal requirements as to how hot a working environment can be. While you are doing this, it may be worth getting your heating unit looked at and cleaned too. This means you could avoid the rush in autumn and have your place fully prepared for the colder months.
Carpet and Floor Cleaning
Having your interior carpets and hard floors cleaned during summer will make them dry quicker and thus preventing any damp within your place. Make sure you hire office cleaners to clean your floors as doing so yourself can cause irreversible damage.
Summer is a great time to have your windows cleaned. It means they will dry in no time if the sun is shining and smudges will be prevented too.
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