As the seasons change and you switch out décor items like pillows and linens, you may think it’s a good time for deep or seasonal cleaning. We’ve all heard the term “spring cleaning,” which has come to mean a thorough cleanout of space, from discarding and donating clothes to tossing household items that are no longer working and just cluttering up space.
A clean slate before changing furniture around for a cooler season or swapping out lighter drapes in the summer helps everything seem fresher. Seasonal changes also tend to coincide with holidays (Christmas and New Years’, Easter, the 4th of July, Halloween…) so get your house in great shape before putting up the decorations and having holiday guests over.
With moving things around and opening up spaces that may have been hidden before, it is in fact a great time to clean. Although you may clean regularly, it’s a good idea to do a deep clean between seasons to tackle the areas not normally on your list. Or better yet, hire HouseMaids!
There are just some messes that only happen at certain times of the year. Having a deep clean at the transition of the seasons can prevent those messes from lingering.
In the cooler months of the dry season, even if you rarely run your heat, you might see more dust. Certain types of heating systems combined with keeping the house closed up more than usual concentrates dust on surfaces.
Spring arrives with a gust of pollen. If you like to leave your windows open at all, you likely are seeing this pollen clinging to screens or along your indoor surfaces. Swiping up this yellow dust not only looks better but also reduces any seasonal allergies you may be having.
Spring also brings the beginning of the wet season, and with it, mud. If you spend time outside, you are likely tracking mud back into your home. There may also be a level of dampness throughout the house that is just hard to stay on top of. Seasonal cleaning can beat back both wet season issues for a more comfortable living space.
Insects bridge spring and summer especially. From their swatted remains to stain from their droppings, cleaning up after bug invaders is a gross job. Staying on top of it during the buggiest seasons is important, and we’re prepared to make it look like these bugs never paid you a visit.
Two big messes happen during the summer: hurricanes and your kids home from school. The outdoor destruction of hurricanes often makes its way in through tracked debris. Even worse, broken windows can let in vegetation, water, and more that needs to be cleaned up quickly before they can do damage.
No matter the activity, your kids are probably up to a lot in the summer. Tracking sand in from the beach or letting crayons melt in the sun on the living room carpet – whatever they get up to, we can get out the mess. Wouldn’t it be nice for your home to be back to its normal condition when they head to school in the fall?
A Deep Clean Every Time
So what are some of the details that a HouseMaids cleaning covers that you might skip? Baseboards are one we hear a lot. Most people don’t clean their baseboards more than a few times a year. They are often overlooked but can harbor quite a bit of dust and allergens when they are not cleaned.
Then there are cobwebs and dust in vaulted ceilings and corners. We make sure to take care of those for you.
In the kitchen, we degrease the stove and clean the hood. That’s not something a lot of people do on a regular basis, especially those who do not cook very often.
Underneath appliances is a difficult spot to clean so it makes sense that it gets overlooked. However, getting a good swipe under your fridge, dishwasher, and oven every once and a while can prevent mold and stop water damage before it’s an issue.
Regular deep cleaning – even on a seasonal basis – can reduce weekly cleaning needs to maintenance rather than time-intensive stressors. Let us handle the big stuff so a quick kitchen wipe down or carpet vacuum is all that’s on your to-do list.
Schedule Us Seasonally – Or More!
We get it. You’re busy and you don’t have time for regular light cleaning, let alone a big deep cleaning between winter and spring or summer and fall. At HouseMaids, we deep clean every time we clean. So while you can hire us for one time or seasonal cleanings, we provide the same great and detailed service all the time.
When a new season is approaching and you need an extra hand to get the cleaning done, consider HouseMaids for seasonal cleanings. If you like to clean yourself but need the extra help every now and then, seasonal cleanings are a great hybrid option. Call (941) 953-4300 and try us today!