Tips for Winter Cleaning

Most of us associate our annual house deep cleaning with ’spring cleaning’, but why wait until the weather turns nice?  Most of us are spending more time indoors during the colder months anyway.  If you get to work on your ‘winter cleaning’, you can spend more of those beautiful days outdoors.

Doing a deep cleaning is not only good for your home, it’s also great for you psyche during the winter months. Wondering where to start?  Here are some ideas to get started.

Clean Your Furnace
If your furnace is coated with dust and grime, make sure to wipe it down and vacuum up any dust bunnies. You should also be changing the filter once a month, this will help with your home’s energy efficiency and keeps the air cleaner.

Dust
Give your home a good thorough dusting, especially on all the surfaces commonly overlooks – including fan blades, moulding, light fixtures, tops of shelving. Many people also opt to get their home’s air ducts professional cleaned. Having this done will drastically reduce the amount of dust and allergens floating around, which is even more important during the winter months when your home is closed up.

Clean Your Windows
Give all of your windows a good wipe down, don’t forget the window frame, window sill, and the hardware. If weather permits, clean the outside of the too.  If not, the outside can wait until spring.

Deep Clean Your Carpets and Floors
Most people don’t think to have their carpets professionally cleaned during the winter, but it is actually a great time. It helps rid the allergens trapped in the fibers of your carpet and improves your indoor air quality.

Here are just a few things to get started on an in-home deep cleaning.  Cleaning during the winter will help you feel great mentally and physically. Some ‘winter cleaning’ task to check off your list are: cleaning out your cabinets and pantry, organizing closets, and cleaning kitchen appliances.

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