As this year’s holiday season comes to a close, you probably find yourself making your New Year’s resolutions which often include ways to achieve optimal health and have a happy and healthy year ahead. While on the topic of resolutions for the New Year, why not make some for your home as well? That’s right, how about a list of resolutions to make housecleaning simpler and your home cleaner in 2021. The Signature Maids, always ready to help, offer these helpful hints on making New Year’s resolutions for your home with a cleaning plan that is both time-saving and effective.
New Year Tips for Fast, Effective Cleaning
One of the best New Year’s resolutions for your home involves getting the entire family on board with cleaning. Let’s face it, cleaning should involve all the members of your household, after all, they make the messes too! Everyone, from the littlest member to the oldest member can help keep the house clean and tidy. The workload can be divided according to age, with preschoolers putting away dishes, toys, and books; school-age children wiping their own spills, helping clear the table after meals, making their beds, and keeping their rooms picked-up; and teenagers should clean their rooms, as well as helping with other household chores. The adults in the house can divide the remaining tasks equitably and work together to get the cleaning done more quickly. With that in mind, lets explore some tips on handling daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal cleaning tasks effectively.
No matter how busy your schedule, cleaning as you go is the ideal solution. Put items away after use, picking up any items that remain before heading to bed. Wash dishes put them in the dishwasher after your meals. Hang up your towels after you shower and open the shower curtain or door to keep mold and mildew from forming.
Homes need cleaning, every week. Dust weekly using your favorite tool for capturing dust. After dusting, vacuum with care to remove any remaining dust that has fallen to the floor, as well as dirt and other allergens which have accumulated during the week’s activities. Change your bed linens weekly, washing the soiled linens in hot water and/or using a fabric safe bleach. Disinfect and sanitize the toilet, inside and out, and under the rim as well. Next, spray the shower/tub and the sink with a tub and tile cleaner to rid the are of soap scum, and keep mold and mildew at bay.
In addition to weekly cleaning, you’ll need to make time for bigger jobs which should be done on a monthly basis. These tasks include cleaning and disinfecting trash bins, rinsing, and drying them, monthly. Your refrigerator should also be wiped clean monthly to keep it clean and fresh. Remove shelves and clean them as needed with dishwashing liquid and warm water, rinsing well before returning them to their position in the fridge.
Seasonal cleaning, done at the beginning of each new season, will help keep your home cleaner in 2021. This should include window cleaning, inside and out, in spring and fall. Next up on the seasonal cleaning list is the refrigerator, which should be thoroughly cleaned inside and out including the coils, the door gaskets, as well as clearing away the dust and grime underneath the fridge. Carpets and upholstery should be cleaned bi-annually, along with blinds, and mattresses should be turned every six months as well. Replacing or cleaning doormats at the advent of each season is a great way to keep carpets and flooring in tip-top shape.
Annually, you should vacuum your heating vents and ducts, clean your ceiling light fixtures and fans, and wash walls, baseboards, cabinets, and woodwork.
Call on Signature Maids to Help with Your New Year’s Resolutions
Signature Maids is ready to help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions for your home, call today and let the team assist you in getting the job done right!