Most people associate spring with the season to clean. But when it is hot outside, you can take advantage of the heat and clean some specific areas in your home. Here is your ultimate summer cleaning checklist.
Blinds and Curtains
Blinds and curtains are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning your home. And if you do clean them, you likely only dust them. However, blinds and curtains can both use a good cleaning at once a year. Soak vinyl or plastic blinds in a bathtub with soapy water to get them nice and clean or wash your curtains to remove dust and debris. After washing blinds and curtains, hang them out in the sun to allow them to dry quickly.
If you have carpets in your home, it is recommended that the carpets be deep cleaned at least two times per year. This helps to remove dirt, dust, allergens and dander trapped deep within the fibers. If possible, try to have your carpets deep cleaned during the summer months. Deep cleaning can leave your carpets a little bit wet, so having this process done during the summer allows the carpets to dry as quickly as possible.
When it is hot outside, you likely run your air conditioning unit. But did you know that if the vents are dirty, you are blowing a lot of excess dust inside of your home? Before you begin to use your air conditioner in the summer and your heater in the winter, you will want to get it clean. To start cleaning the vent, take a vacuum cleaner and use the wand to suck away as much dust and residue from the outside and inside of the vent. Once you are done with the vacuum, grab a water dampened soft cloth and wipe down the vents to remove any remaining dust and residue. This is also a great time to change your air filters.
Most people do not think about cleaning their driveways, patios and other outdoors surfaces. However, cleaning them helps to revive the way they look, while also extending their lifespan. There are many different ways to clean concrete and stone surfaces. If yours just need a small pick me up, you can sweep it, mop it with soapy water and then spray it down with a hose. For more extensive cleaning, consider using a pressure washer to free up dirt and residue. This gets your surface clean and leaves it looking amazing for any outdoor parties you may be hosting this summer.
Cleaning the entirety of your home can be a challenging task. There are many items within a home that don’t get cleaned as frequently as they should, such as blinds, baseboards and doorknobs, simply because people do not have time. If it has been awhile since your home had a good, deep clean, let our Atlanta maid service help you. Contact Amazon Cleaning today to schedule your cleaning services.