Are you ready to keep your house clean this summer with the kids at home, all the outdoor activities and your vacation coming up? The game changes when schedules and temperatures do, too. But don’t worry! Here are five tips for keeping the house clean in summer while still enjoying this most relaxing season!
1. Get into Good Habits. Train yourself (and your family) to start good daily habits that can make cleaning seem less like a time-consuming task. Try to load the dishwasher every night and unload every morning. This will help keep the sink from piling up with breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner dishes.
2. Dust Daily. Another good daily tip is to dust. Dust visually makes a room look like it needs to be cleaned. A simple 10-minute dusting each day will keep the house looking presentable while also helping to keep allergens at bay.
3. Make the Bed. Ever notice how a bedroom looks so much neater and tidier when the bed is made? Make your bed daily as soon as you’re up and around. It also makes your bed look that much more inviting after a long day in the sun.
4. Keep Clutter Contained. Papers, toys, magazines, mail… no matter what you have scattered around your home, it will look like clutter. Keep it contained by going through the clutter regularly and creating neat stacks (or throwing stuff in recycling). Enlist some containers that match your décor to help keep you organized and your house looking pulled together.
5. Get Out. Spend your summer days enjoying the warm temps and all the outdoor activities you can cram in. The more time you spend out, the less time you spend in, and thus the less mess you all can make in the house. Consider eating outside, too. Eating meals outside is a great way to take advantage of the longer days while making clean up easier.
Need help keeping the sand out and the kids’ projects tidy this summer? Want to come home from vacation to a clean house? HouseMaids can help! Call us today at (941) 953-4300 to help keep the house clean this summer with a one-time cleaning or regularly scheduled cleanings.