Top 10 Summer Cleaning Tips & Tricks for your Home

The last thing you want to stress about in the summertime is your home’s cleanliness. To prevent dust, grime, and pests from taking over your home, use these summer cleaning tips to keep your home looking and smelling great. Make sure to tackle these cleaning tasks towards the beginning of summer so you can spend the rest of the season enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.





Breathe Easier with Cool Air


As the hot weather draws near, your air conditioner will soon be running every day. Have a professional cleaner ensure your air conditioning system is in good shape to keep you and your family cool this summer. To make sure your cooling works well, you can use your vacuum cleaner and a blower attachment to blow out dirt and dust particles that are hard to reach. To get rid of solidified grime, a dusting brush and a vacuum can be used.


Dust all Surfaces inside out


In the summer months, the majority of us have our homes sealed up with the air conditioner humming along. This can leave dust trapped inside our homes. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down surfaces since it is better at catching dust as opposed to a regular cotton cloth. Start wiping from the ceiling fan blades and door frames down to the tabletops and glass decoration pieces.


Let the Sunshine in


Use this window cleaning solution to get your windows spotlessly clean this summer. In 10 parts warm water, mix one part of distilled vinegar and fill it in an empty spray bottle. First of all brush off all the spider webs and dust particles from windows. Then spray this solution all over and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth. This also a great time to take curtains and drapes outside for airing. Alternatively, you can toss them in the dryer for around 10 minutes to get rid of dust and remove mites.


Get Ready for Grilling Season


Warm weather means that grilling season is back! If you haven’t used your grill since last year, make sure it’s all ready for that first rack of succulent ribs by giving your grill a deep clean. Cover the lid and set the burners on high for around 15 minutes to burn off any leftover grease or food particles. Next, use a grill brush to brush its grates clean. For a sparkling finish, wipe it down from the inside out.


Clean off the Patio and Driveway


You might have done some patio maintenance along with your spring cleaning. However, summertime is another incredible chance to sweep your patio or deck, wipe down dusty furniture and get everything in perfect condition to enjoy summer evenings outside. Make a gentle cleaning solution of ½ cup baking soda and one gallon of water to thoroughly clean your concrete patio. Feel free to add a few drops of dish soap to the solution to get rid of any stubborn stains.


Deep-Clean your Fridge


Sort out the items in your refrigerator to make room for all the fresh greens and summer juices. Check expiry dates and toss out anything that’s past its prime. Gently place the remaining items in a cooler, one section at a time, and clean the surfaces of your fridge wiping them down with a damp cloth. Scrub removable drawers and shelves at the sink with a sponge and soapy water. When everything is perfect, you can spray and wipe all over using a spray bottle full of diluted vinegar. It will sanitize your food storage area without adding any harmful chemicals.


Banish Stinky Odors


Speaking of smells, hot humid weather usually comes with unpleasant smells at the sink and makes garbage bins even smellier. Empty your bin and scrub it with bleach and water. Next, rinse it off using a garden hose. For drains, pour white vinegar down them to get rid of any stink. Soak your dishcloths and sponges in a mixture of a gallon of water and ½ cup bleach to keep them clean and germ-free.


Clean Kitchen Cabinets


Kitchen cabinets are used very frequently. And if they’re not properly cared for, they can get messy and grimy from the outside. Make a solution of a gallon of water mixed with 1/4th cup soap to clean kitchen cabinets. Spray that on cabinets and wipe down its fronts paying special attention to the areas around the handles. It is advised to repeat this process monthly to ensure your kitchen cabinets look immaculate.


Clean the Clutter as it Happens


Regardless of what season it is, you should always clean the messes as they happen. However, when you make a mess specifically in the summer months and don’t tidy it up immediately, it can get smelly and mouldy. For instance, if you spill something, it will dry up on surfaces a lot faster than usual because of the weather.


Ward off Mold in your Bathroom


To start off, clean the shower using an eraser sponge and a squeegee. For the toilet bowl, swish a brush around it to clean or use a pumice stone to eliminate stubborn stains. Wipe bathroom mirrors using a clean microfiber cloth so it doesn’t leave any streaks behind. Wipe down countertops, sinks and faucets with a microfiber cloth sprayed with diluted vinegar. Clean floors by wiping them with a mop or a damp towel. What’s better than hanging moist towels and bath mats outside to speed-dry in the summer sun!


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