We know the last thing on your mind might be cleaning, but with so many things to do outside (and inside), it’s important to tackle some housekeeping now so everything stays in order until fall. Here are some top tips for getting a head start on your summer cleaning list:
The first step to cleaning out your refrigerator is removing old food. That’s not just the expiration date; it could also be something that has been sitting in your fridge for way too long. Next, clean the shelves and door seals with a sponge and soapy water. Do not use abrasive cleaners on plastic or stainless steel surfaces as they can scratch them!
Next up is cleaning out any ice buildup: use hot water and dish soap until everything looks shiny again! Then move over onto cleaning filters by running cold water through all lines until they’re clear again; run an empty cycle on top of this just in case there were any bits left behind during this process! Finally, wipe down all surfaces with warm soapy water (but avoid using bleach) before putting things back together again once everything has dried completely off from being washed earlier.
You can deodorize your dishwasher by running it with bleach or vinegar and a few other ingredients.
If there is buildup around your drain area, wipe down surfaces with warm soapy water first, then use toothbrushes or scrubbing sponges made specifically for cleaning drains/disposals (which usually come as part of bigger sets) to get rid of any leftover food particles that might be causing odors!
It’s important to check that your dryer vent is clear of blockages and debris. A blocked dryer vent can cause a fire, so this is especially important if you have children or pets in the home.
If your hose is cracked or damaged, it should be replaced immediately. Check for cracks in the dryer duct (which is typically installed from outside in) as well; if there are any holes, replace them immediately with a new piece of ductwork that’s at least 4 inches larger than the previous one.
If you’ve got blinds, shades, curtains or drapes — we’re talking about the ones that cover your windows. If they need a good cleaning before summer starts (or even if they don’t), here’s how to make them look their best:
While you’re at it, why not give your mattresses a good cleaning? You can either hire someone or clean them yourself. For example:
Now that you’ve read through these tips, it’s time to get started! Keep in mind that they are just a few of the many ways you can get your home clean and organized. Depending on your needs and preferences, there are tons of other techniques out there—from the tried-and-true methods we outlined above to newer ones like using baking soda as a scrubbing agent (which works great for tile floors). Just remember that any cleaning method is better than none at all, so pick one and get started today!