The official start of summer is almost here and that often means lots of plans are in order for vacations and outdoor adventures. But messes and clean up can come with a fun summertime, and it is tempting to neglect summer chores or cleaning. This helpful checklist will keep your home clean and fresh, all season long.
#1: Freshen your floors.
The sprinkler is on, you’re out in the garden, or you’re hosting backyard barbecues: no matter what is happening this summer, your floors will see lots of foot traffic. That means you will need to spend some time vacuuming, mopping, and sweeping those high traffic areas. Aim to clean your floors once a week and invest in a high-quality doormat at your various entrance and exit areas so you can limit the amount of dirt, pollen, and debris that is tracked in and out.
#2: Stay prepared.
Long summer days and nights brings backyard cookouts and restful afternoons on the porch or patio with ice cream, smoothies, or lemonades. When you’re outside enjoying summertime barbecues or picnics, keep plenty of cloths handy. Whether it’s on the picnic table, or in a decorative basket outside, so you can be ready for any unexpected spills that may happen. In addition, stay stocked up on hand soap and clean towels in the bathroom so you can easily wash muddy or grassy hands from your little ones when they come back in from playing.
#3: Load up the laundry.
No matter what the season is, laundry has a way of piling up quickly. Take advantage of the warm summer air and hang out some laundry to dry, instead of using the electricity. While your kids are home from school, you can also take advantage of their extra hands and have them help fold and put towels and clothes away. This is a great chore item to add to their list and helps keep laundry from accumulating.
#4: Empty the Trash.
Warmer weather can bring out the worst of your garbage can, so be sure you keep everything emptied daily. In addition, wash the trash can on occasion to help freshen it or remove things that may have become stuck onto it over time. If you are planning to head out for vacation for any length of time (even just a day or two), make sure the trash cans are emptied. Then, when you get home, you won’t be greeted by the scent of rotten garbage.
The summer season is full of beautiful days and big plans, so staying on top of some of these summer cleaning to-dos can help! If you don’t want to have to worry about staying on top of any regular summer cleaning, we can help! Our team at Household Staffing has a variety of live-in or live-out housekeepers that are highly experienced and trained to keep your home in tip top shape, not just during the summer, but all year round! Contact us today for information on finding the right housekeeper for your home so you can sit back and relax this summer.