Last updated March. 09, 2020
Summer is the time to do a lot of exciting things. The weather is mostly encouraging, and schools are always on break. It can also be the best time to take a holiday from work to spend time with family.
From home games to outdoor adventures, there is no limit to what you can do and the level of fun you can have with your family during summer.
In the midst of all the fun, you need to keep your surrounding clean and safe. From your indoor space to your outdoor living area, there is need to keep everywhere neat at all times.
Besides aesthetic appeal, a neat environment adds positivity to your mood and will do same for your guests. How do you clean efficiently in summer? Here are some tips to help you:
While summer is generally hot, temperature is friendlier in the early hours as well as in the evening. It is important that you take advantage of the cool morning hours to clean.
This will help you in different ways. In the first instance, it is easier to work when the condition is comfortable.
Cleaning under an uncomfortable condition will affect how efficiently you will do it.
Cleaning during the cool hours also mean you don’t have to run your air cooler or air conditioner while cleaning.
It is likely you will open your windows more in the summer to let in beautiful natural light. While this has its advantages, it will most likely fill your home with dust too.
Dust in your indoor space will prevent you from enjoying your summer in different ways including messing up your indoor air quality and causing allergies.
To keep your home in great condition at all times, you have to dust more often during summer.
Mold and mildew growth is one of the problems most families face during the summer, especially in humid climates.
Even in places that are moderately humid, constant use of an air cooler without making efforts to take care of humidity will also result to mold growth.
This is worse in areas of the home that are mostly humid like the bathroom and kitchen.
You have to take extra measures to ensure that these areas are not too humid and mold growth is not encouraged by any means.
Try to encourage ventilation in such areas of your home that are prone to mold growth – open doors and windows more often. You can also consider investing in a dehumidifier if the issue is severe.
It is no longer a secret that many household cleaning products have chemicals that are detrimental to health.
Using them puts you and other members of your family (especially children and the elderly) in grave danger.
While some of them do not have immediate health effects, they affect the body slowly and may cause devastating damages on the long run.
To prevent such issues you are encouraged to go for natural cleaning products. Shop for organic cleaning products or produce your own if you have the time.
Your bathroom is one of the critical areas of your home. You have to keep it in great condition for the health of everyone in your family.
You will also want to make your bathroom look and smell better when you have guests coming into your home during summer. Many use air fresheners to keep the bathroom smelling nice.
The problem, however, is that these air fresheners contain chemicals that can be harmful. Essentials oils are non-toxic and will still do the job of keeping your bathroom fresh and smelling nice.
If you have pets around the home, you also need to find better ways to take care of them during summer.
It is also important that you clean whatever mess they make around the home promptly and in a manner that will not leave your home smelling unpleasantly.
Dirt, urine, and other messes made by pets are best cleaned with a mixture of vinegar, warm water and baking soda.
You can mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and keep it ready. After removing the mess, spray on the spot and let it stay for about 10 minutes before wiping clean.
Have you noticed that the trash smells worse in the summer? This has a lot to do with the rise in temperature. Do not let the odor from the trash disturb your family or offend your guests.
The easiest and natural way to take care of this problem is to sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of your trash can. They absorb the odor completely and keep the air around your home pleasant.
Most times we focus our cleaning efforts on the indoor space and neglect the outdoor leaving areas.
If you are going to receive visitors during the summer and intend to entertain them in your outdoor leaving area at some point, it is important that you keep all furniture neat and nice.
Even if you are not expecting visitors, keeping your outdoor furniture clean is still important.
Just as opening your windows brings more dust into your home, your blinds or curtains suffer the problem most.
Even when you dust your entire home and neglect the blind, your indoor air quality will still be undermined by dust particles.
It is important, therefore, that you clean your blinds regularly. You can use socks and a mixture of vinegar and water to get the job done. If you have curtains, wash them oftener this summer.
To stay comfortable and healthy during the summer, you need your air cooler more than anything else.
In addition to cooling the air in the most efficient manner, the machine can improve humidity in a dry climate and improve the air quality at the same time.
To keep the machine working efficiently, you need to clean and maintain it regularly.
Include air cooler units in your cleaning schedule as that is an impressive step towards keeping your entire household and summer guests comfortable.
Summer can be fun in most places. In the midst of all the exciting things to do, keep your home and environment clean.
We sincerely hope the cleaning tips we have shared here will help you clean better and make your home cleaner and healthier.
If you have any further questions, contact us and we would be pleased to help you.