Among the joys of summer, you’ll likely find vacations, picnics, fireworks, celebrations, family reunions, and the like. What you won’t find on that list of summer fun is cleaning. The problem is along with warmer weather often comes additional cleaning with the kids home from school, out of town guests, and summer parties. Plus, the days are longer allowing you the extra time need to get those summer cleaning chores done with ease. Here, the expert team at Signature Maids has compiled a convenient list of summer cleaning tips for the most common summer tasks to help you get the job done quickly and easily so you can enjoy more of the joys of summer.
The need to clean spilled foods and beverages seem more common in summertime. Maybe its because summer foods are delicious messy – after all who can resist a juicy slice of watermelon, sweet melting ice cream, delightful gooey s’mores, burgers overflowing with ketchup and mustard, and yummy barbeque hot off the grill – not to mention, slushies, smoothies, milkshakes, wine, and beer! When spills happen, and they will, have plenty of microfiber cleaning clothes available to clean quickly and avoid sticky stains and hardened goo, as well as the ants, flies, and other insects who follow the trail of spills. And remember, after meals, remember to wipe counters, bars, and tables well.
The aforementioned spills, along with the kids running in and out from the backyard or pool, plus gardening, means floors see a lot more foot traffic along with the accompanying dirt, grime, and stains. This, of course, means extra sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming all summer long. Spot cleaning as well as adding a doormat at every door and implementing a no-shoes-in-the-house policy can help, but you’ll want to clean those high traffic regions twice a week during summer.
Summer’s heat and humidity, along with increased outdoor activity mean more increased laundry duty. Sports uniforms, swimwear, beach towels, camping gear, and the like lead to more loads to wash and dry. Adding outdoor hooks for towels or racks to your laundry room can make the task more manageable, as can putting washing, drying, folding, and putting away clothes to the older kids’ chore charts.
Summer’s heat and humidity also mean your bathroom will need more frequent cleaning. Consider cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing toilets twice weekly, running your exhaust fans during showers, wiping down showers and walls afterwards, and keeping the bathroom door ajar when not in use. Doing so, will slow the spread of summer’s mold and mildew.
Trash receptacles, particularly those in the kitchen and outside can present quite the pungent sent if not emptied regularly during the heat of the summer season. The extra heat coupled with summer’s delightful, though often messy foods, comes with faster decomposition and the need to wash trash cans on a weekly basis. Using freshly scented garbage bags can help, but only for a short time.
If you want your summer to be more fun-filled with less cleaning, it may be time to call on Signature Maids to help get those extra cleaning chores done. Signature Maids is always ready to help with cleaning chores – no matter how large or small. From weekly cleaning to special projects like window washing, carpet cleaning, or pressure washing, Signature Maids will get the job done with exceptional care that is always 100 percent guaranteed.