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
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?