We at The Happy House Cleaning know that maintaining your home during each season requires a different approach. This is why we are trying to share some tips and tricks, according to the time of the tear. Last summer, we have prepared a list of 12 things to do in advance in order to enjoy an amazing summer at home. We have received a lot of positive feedback regarding this article and decided to add some more useful tips to this summer cleaning and maintenance list. ☺
Before you continue: 12 Things You Can Do For a Stress-Free Summer at Home
Indoor Summer Cleaning and Maintenance
Although we spent a lot of time outside it is a good idea not to forget this indoor chores:
Keep away moths with natural aromas
As we store thick blankets, bed covers, winter clothes and other items during the summer, it is important to keep them in perfect shape for the next season and ‘ban’ the moths from your wardrobes. Instead of buying expensive repellents, containing toxic ingredients, you can use natural substances with the same great results. Put a few drops of natural lavender oil in every wardrobe and closet and your garments and linens will stay untouched until the moment you need them. The effect of natural lavender oil is between 1-2 months.
Read also: 5 Natual Remedies to Keep Spiders Away
Deep-Clean the Soft Furniture and Carpets
Summer is the best season for armchair and sofa cleaning. Due to warm temperatures, you can let the doors and windows open until your furnishings dry completely minimising the risk or mildew and deterioration of the fabrics. The same applies for the season carpet cleaning, and the best part is most companies offer discounts when you hire them to clean more than one item in your home.
Check also: How to Prevent Mould and Mildew in Your Home?
Summer is Perfect Season for Renovations
Although nobody likes to do a complete home renovation as this can eat up the free time, you can still take advantage of the nice weather and re-vamp the house. There are some small renovations you can do that won’t take up your whole holiday and won’t ruin your vacations.
Read also: How to Involve Small Children in Housework
Let the Natural Light in
Summer is a great season because you can enjoy the beautiful natural light longer and even lower your energy bills. Take care of your windows and curtains in order to make your home brighter and cosier. Here is a piece of advice from our experts: choose a cloudy day for the window cleaning, but sunny day – for washing your curtains. You can check our complete guides on how to deal with these chores like a pro:
Outdoor Chores for Perfect Summer
Whether by the pool, on the beach or in the garden, we spent a lot of time outside in the summer. Last year we have included barbeque cleaning, garden trimming and washing the garden furniture in the essential summer cleaning checklist. However, there are 2 more things you can do for a carefree vacation.
Take Care of Your Swimming Suit and Summer Clothes
Chlorine, salt water and sweat can ruin your summer outfits. The best way to preserve the fabrics’ colours and texture is to wash them as soon as you stop wearing them. The good news is you don’t need to wash your swimming suit in the washing machine every day while you are on vacation, but you still have to wash it with lukewarm water, to rinse off residues from sunscreen, seawater and sweat.
Read also: How to Clean Your Home Before Going on Vacation
Check up Outdoor Toys & Equipment
Make a safety inspection on children’s summer equipment – bicycles, cradles, skateboards etc. Tighten the loose bolts and grease the wheels. It is a good idea to wipe all the inflatable toys and other water equipment with sanitizer and rinse them well before the kids start using them again.
Check also: The Ultimate Garage Clean-up List
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need a professional touch when cleaning your home for the summer! Book us in London to get impeccable service at competitive cleaning prices.