5 Home Summer Cleaning Tips

I love cleaning in the summer.

Tidying and cleaning just seems so much easier. I can take short cuts and do things differently to save time, energy (hence bills too!) and the house even ends up smelling better.

Anyway, read my top 5 cleaning tips for summer below and let me know if you agree!

1. Window Cleaning

rubber wonderbroom window cleaning summer tips

When summer finally turns up in the UK I love to open up the curtains and let the sunshine in. That means there’s more need for those windows to be squeaky clean. Recently I’ve been offered to review the Rubber Wonderbroom* from JMLdirect.com which I absolutely love. It’s a broom that you can use wet or dry but my favourite thing about it is that you can even clean windows with it! Cool huh? I thought so. Just soap up the window as usual then use the reverse side (the squeegee) to wipe it sparkling clean. Thank goodness this broom exists, because newspapers would always stain my window frames because of the cheap ink they use. Plus, the handle extends so I can reach even the highest parts of my windows. Happy days!

2. Clean Surfaces with Leftovers

Keep your home smelling fresh and looking clean and tidy. I recommend using leftover lemon as a natural source of anti-bacterial liquid. I find I have more citrus items in the fridge in the summer because of the BBQs we host so there usually isn’t a shortage of lemons to juice for my cleaning obsession 🙂

Also, bicarbonate soda works really well on stains and grease. Simply sprinkle a generous amount on the affected area and wait 5 minutes before wiping it off clean.

3. Hang the Washing Outside

This is an easy one and so useful too. Your washing will dry much quicker in the sun and you’ll be able to do more loads than usual because of this. Oh, it’ll smell super fresh too 😉

4. Sweep it All

It can get really hot when using a vacuum. Unless you have a high tech hoover it’s definitely worth putting it aside and sweeping the floors wherever you can. Be sure to sweep the floors, the walls and check the corners for cobwebs too. There’s usually an influx of spiders around the warmer season so it’s as easy as sweeping the cobwebs off the wall and maybe a spider or two…

5. Don’t Make your Bed

I’m serious, when the nights get really hot it’s essential to throw back your covers when you get up so that the covers can air out. This way, the moisture can dry off quickly without mildew growing in your bed. Not only does it mean less work for you in the mornings before school/work but I was also told that you’re less likely to get bed bugs this way too. It’s a win win situation 🙂

Happy summer cleaning everyone!

So, do you have any more summer cleaning tips to add to the above list?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

15 Comments

  • July 20, 2016

    Dean of Little Steps

    We’ve got loads of windows to clean in the new house. I can probably manage to clean all the downstairs windows including conservatory, but will probably have to hire a window cleaner to clean the upstairs ones. Such a shame, since I love doing things on my own. x

  • July 20, 2016

    JM

    I would definitely try cleanig surfaces with your tips. Never thought that leftovers can be used to clean up. I cannot wait to see their wonders. Thanks

  • July 20, 2016

    Joanna

    Great tips we always make sure we air our bed every day during the summer.
    If we had a garden I’d definitely be hanging our washing outside fo save money as we use a dryer.

  • July 20, 2016

    Little B & Me

    Thanks for these ideas!
    I love cleaning & wish I needed lemons day to day so I could use them for cleaning afterwards haha xo

  • July 20, 2016

    Newcastle Family Life

    I love hanging the washing on the line to dry, it always smells so much nicer then being tumble dried x

  • July 21, 2016

    Kara Guppy

    I love the summer for hanging the washing outside – especially the bedding

  • July 21, 2016

    Fashion and Style Police

    These tips are so spot on. Thanks for sharing them.

  • July 21, 2016

    Lara Moore

    I like to take any leftover lemon wedges and pop them in the dishwasher. It leaves a very faint lemony smell and the cutlery looks super sparkly!

    -L

  • July 22, 2016

    Rachel

    Bicarbonate soda is such an amazing cleaner, I always mix it with bleach to clean the bathroom tiles and it is amazing x

  • July 22, 2016

    Tam Gamble

    Does that broom really work or are you still left with streaks? I am asking because I work on a campsite in Italy where I have to make sure that people clean properly and one of the complaints that the walls full of glass can never been done properly because it leaves streaks – wondering if these would help!!! 🙂

    • July 22, 2016

      Alina

      Hi Tam, cool! That’s fair enough. It leaves my windows clean and without streaks – even after I’ve only used soapy water and not window cleaner. Hope this helps 🙂

  • July 22, 2016

    Clairejustine

    Great tips. I love how quickly the washing dries when the sun is out 🙂

  • July 26, 2016

    Lilinha

    I love putting the clothes to dry in the washing line! And you have just convinced me to leave the bedroom without making the bed in the morning! 🙂
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  • July 30, 2016

    Jenni

    Fab tips, I leave my bed uncovered during the day when it’s warmer weather. Love the look of the JML brush!x

  • August 28, 2016

    Kurtis Angeloni

    If you live in an area especially humid during the summers, be sure to wipe down any surfaces that accumulate moisture to prevent hard-water stains and mildew.