Winter cleaning ideas

Winter cleaning ideasIf you are not willing to spend much time on deep cleaning your entire house, focus on the important rooms, such as the kitchen, family room, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Go through your closets and see which of the clothes, shoes, or toys you can give away. Then, you can wash and mend those things you’re going to keep. Pair up mitts and stack them neatly. Clean shoes and boots.

Wash pillows, blankets, mattress covers, and bed linens to get rid of dust mites.

Reorganize the kitchen cupboards. Consider convenient storage system for frequently used pots and pans. Go through the spices and throw away those that are expired.

Clean out the fridge and the freezer. Check if some food has to be thrown away.

Clean counter tops, sinks, microwave, oven, and any other appliances.

Pour a mixture of baking soda and vinegar into the dishwasher and the washing machine. Then, run empty cycles to eliminate smells.

Clean the insides of the windows in every room with household window cleaner.

Vacuum drapes, curtains and furniture with the brush attachment. If possible, wash the curtains.

Dust your home’s surfaces from top to bottom to help keep the dust to a manageable level.

Deep clean carpets and floors.

Use a microfiber cloth to clean fans and chandeliers. Wipe all other fixtures.

Check insulation on windows and doors. You can light a candle and move it around windows and doors to see where heat is leaking. Seal the gaps with latex window caulk or foam sealant.

Change your furnace filter once a month. This helps in making your home more energy efficient, and keeps your air cleaner.

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