You might have spent April cleaning your house, sweeping floors and tossing boxes out of the garage. It was hard work, but rewarding. Now, how do you keep those spaces from filling up again in the summer?
DON’T WASTE YOUR SPRING CLEAN 5 ESSENTIAL SUMMER FOLLOW-UPS
If you’re an outdoor family, it might be harder to keep the house clean—all you want is to go outside and watch the sunset. However, a clean home is essential to enjoying the months of summer guilt-free. Follow these steps to ensure your living space remains suitable for rest between adventures.
- Stay organized.
Lists are suggested for good habit-forming because they work. Find a method that works for you: it can be a bullet list on your fridge or a smartphone app where you can organize in-depth. Write out what has to be done every day, so it’s easier to make progress.
- Clean the fridge.
This is important, so don’t put it off for tomorrow! If you live a fast-paced life, your schedule will fill up; eventually, the fridge will slip your mind. It’s important to store your food somewhere clean and organized. As a bonus, tidy refrigerators help save money—you can see perishable items, and use them before they expire.
- Keep your air clean.
Pollution, even inside the home, can affect your health, causing allergies that will keep you from actually living out the summer months. Dust off air vents and have an HVAC inspection done. The experts at An-Absolute Plumbing & Heating recommend you inspect your fan coils every three to four weeks. This not only keeps allergens out of the home but keeps the system from sucking up and spreading dust on everything you just cleaned. Though you can’t see it, the air you breathe deserves serious attention.
- Vacuum regularly.
Pay particular attention to your carpets. Insects will come inside to escape the heat; some of these are bugs you do not want in your home. It’s easier to miss them if your carpet is a dark color. Vacuuming twice a week will keep your living space pest-free. Part of the joy of summer is freedom to walk around barefoot, so make sure that can be done without stepping on a bug.
- Keep the garage clean.
Don’t get into the habit of throwing junk in the garage; you may not notice the clutter until you can’t park your car there anymore. Recycle old boxes and toss out the garbage before the task becomes overwhelming.
With school out and the family united, summer should be carefree as possible. Following these steps will help you make the best of the holidays, in a secure and comfortable living space.