Winter cleaning is as important as spring cleaning. Winter is the time of the year where you’ll be spending most of your time indoors. Hence, giving your home a good winter cleaning is imperative. It will ensure your home is clean and ready for the cold months.
Below are winter cleaning tips to prepare your home for the cold season:
1. Leave shoes outside
Your shoes trap dust and debris which can enter your home. To avoid this, it’s best to take off your shoes before stepping inside. It will be a lot easier to clean the little area where your shoes are left, than to clean a larger area in your home. As the floors can get pretty chilly during the winter, you can keep a separate set of slippers to wear indoors.
2. Clean up all dust
With the chills of the winter you may feel under the weather. And the dust inside your home could aggravate the situation. Hence, it’s important to clean up as much as dust possible. Be sure to clean the dust on bookshelves, furniture, windows and doors. Don’t neglect the dust in the corners and hard to reach areas.
3. Clean electrical fixtures
A lot of dust can easily settle on fans, light bulbs, tube lights, lamp shades and switches among other fixtures. Winter cleaning is a good chance to focus on wiping away all the dust built up on these. Dusting your lighting fixtures will ensure they give out as much brightness as they can which is crucial during dark and cold winter nights.
4. Clean your upholstery and carpet
A major amount of dust in your home resides in your upholstered furniture and carpet. Winter cleaning is a good opportunity to get rid of dust and allergens that settle on them. You can use tools that help with deep cleaning or call in a professional cleaning company to do the needful.
5. Wipe the windows
The importance of sunlight during the cold winters is known to us. In order to let in sufficient sunlight, it is important to ensure both sides of the window panes are thoroughly cleaned. If they are left dirty, they will block the much needed natural light. Also, leave the curtains open during the day to allow sunlight to enter and close them at night to stay protected from the cold weather.
6. Move your files to your computer
Documents lying around your home keep accumulating dust. These documents can be collected and packed away in a box. Before doing so, scan all important documents and save a copy on your computer. It would be easier to clean your computer than a pile of documents.