While you always enjoy a clean home environment, the winter months demand a higher level of cleaning. Winter typically means closed windows and less fresh air circulating throughout your home. Keeping your home free from germs and bacteria can help you and your family members avoid the common colds and flu viruses that seem to present themselves, even more, this time of year. But, who has time to spend hour upon hour cleaning every nook and cranny? We are sharing our three favorite winter cleaning tips to help you achieve a spic and span home without sacrificing all your free time and sanity.
#1: Minimize the Clutter
With your family members spending more time inside than usual, you may start to feel like the walls are caving in on you. A great way to make more room is by decluttering. Plus, you’ll have the extra hands available to help you tackle the tasks quickly.
You may have several areas that have collected too much stuff, but here are some specific areas that can benefit from organization:
- A crowded closet
- Kitchen cabinets and pantry
- Messy desk areas
- Countertops and tables
Decluttering even one area can help you experience a sense of accomplishment and inspire you to keep going.
#2: Dusting to Reveal Clean Surfaces
Dust is a big problem during the winter. The house is sealed tight, and the dust bunnies have nowhere to go, so they cover all the surfaces in your home, including countertops, light fixtures, and ceiling fan blades. The result is a sneezy situation and house that looks dingey. By dusting thoroughly on a regular basis, you won’t have to face the horror of visible dust flying through the air each time you turn on a light or the fan.
Unfortunately, dusting isn’t a one and done task. You must keep up with it to experience the benefits. If you feel overwhelmed by the prospects of dusting weekly, you can find relief and save oodles of time by hiring a trusted residential cleaning professional to help.
#3: Clean the Ceiling in Your Kitchen
You may balk at the idea of scrubbing your kitchen ceiling, but once you see how much grime comes off the first time, you’ll understand why this is an essential cleaning task. With the windows closed during the winter, the smoke, grease, and cooking residue accumulate on the kitchen ceiling. You may not be able to see it with the naked eye, but, trust us, it’s there!
The best way to clean the ceiling is with a bucket of warm water and a few drops of good, old fashioned dish soap. Take your sponge and scrub away the grime. Don’t forget to rinse to avoid a soapy residue.
Let the Experts Keep Your Home Feeling Clean and Fresh This Winter
Completing even one or two winter cleaning tasks can make a big difference in the state of your home without requiring all of your free time. But if you are looking for a thorough cleaning job that will make every inch of your home sparkle, call on the expert residential cleaners at Mom’s Helping Hand.
We’ll go to work while you focus on other important tasks or spend more time with your family. You can count on us to make your home as clean as possible in less time. Whether you are looking for more winter cleaning tips, or are ready to schedule service, connect with us online now or call 770.345.7134 to get started.