Everybody is familiar with spring cleaning—pollen, dust, etc. But what about summer cleaning? Even though summer is the time to relax and drink lemonade, it also brings humidity and heat changes with it, as well as rain, all factors that can take a toll on your home.
Maybe your house does not require a deep cleaning yet, but it doesn’t mean it can’t get a quick cleaning session. Either way, you can check out our blog post to learn a couple of valuable summer cleaning tips!
New to summer cleaning? No need to worry!
Summer cleaning can feel like a big task. And while it takes good work, with these tips, you’ll breeze through it.
Tip #1. Take care of your air conditioner
Warm air holds more humidity than cold air, so summer is more humid than the rest of the year. If not addressed, humidity can cause mold, mildew, and furniture damage, among other harmful effects on your house.
Besides cooling the air, air conditioners dehumidify their surroundings by absorbing the warmth and moisture from the air. So the reasonable thing is to keep your AC in the best condition possible.
How to clean your HVAC filter:
- Open the filter door and take it out. You can suck away all the dust with your vacuum cleaner.
- Soak the filter in an aptly-sized container filled with water and liquid detergent.
- Take the filter out after 15 minutes, and let it air dry over newspaper sheets.
Tip #2. Keep your windows squeaky clean
Summer is the hot, sunny season. So, to take full advantage of the sunshine, you’ll want to have the cleanest windows, both inside and outside.
To start, wipe off the dust with a microfiber cloth. Then, you can get a glass cleaner or fill a spray bottle with ¼ cup of vinegar, ½ teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and 2 cups of water. Spray the solution on the window and spread it over it with a soft cloth.
To finish, you can use a squeegee to get the liquid out of the window or a microfiber towel. A benefit of warm days is that the drying part will take less time.
Tip #3. Dust your ceiling fan
Your ceiling fan will work a lot during the hot summer days, so dust the fixture to avoid contaminating the air by spreading the accumulated dust on the blades. Besides, an extra touch will be reversing the fan’s spin to create a downwards air push and beat the summer heat.
Pro tip: There’s a weird but effective method to dust the ceiling fan blades involving a pillowcase. Grab a pillowcase, then slip and wipe every fan blade—maintaining the dust inside the pillow cover.
Tip #4. Maintain insects and crawlies away from your home
The warmth and humidity of the summer are perfect breeding grounds for insects. Keep them out of your house by thoroughly sweeping any food residue on your counters, floor, table, etc. Keeping your home cool and with adequate airflow will help too!
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