The holidays are over, and the winter season has set in. It’s easy to think of this time of year as a time for hibernation – especially if you’re stuck indoors with cold temperatures and snow. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some cleaning tips for a sparkling home all winter long.
Gutters are the long, narrow channels that run along the top of your house to collect rainwater. The water runs down them and into a downspout that sends it away from your home.
Cleaning gutters is a good idea for several reasons. They can be a breeding ground for mould or mildew, which could cause health problems like allergies and asthma attacks if you breathe in spores from them frequently. If you want a sparkling home, consider contacting professional cleaners to take care of your gutters before winter. Also, clogged gutters can lead to roof leaks when they fill up with leaves or other debris. Plus, cleaning out leaves and other gunk before they have time to settle into your gutter system will help keep it looking nice all year long!
Decluttering is an excellent way to a warmer home. Besides, you can’t have a sparkling home and clutter simultaneously. Here’s why you should declutter before winter:
We are all looking forward to home-cooked meals in winter. So, get your sparkling home ready for some serious cooking!
Your pantry, as well as other storage areas in your home, will require decluttering before winter. Moreover, you should prepare all of your items for storage, especially if you plan to rent a unit for extended periods.
Leaving the ceiling and walls untouched is a big mistake. A dirty ceiling fan can lead to allergies and dust mites, while the wallpaper underneath can start to peel off, revealing dirt and grime from years of neglecting them. If you have kids in your home, you know how much they love to touch everything in sight – including walls! That’s why it’s essential to clean baseboards and get down on your knees and scrub away at any stubborn marks left on your walls.
Besides walls and ceilings, you should also make sure to clean the carpets before winter comes. This part of your home can collect more dust than you’d expect. Make sure to refresh or deep-clean carpets from corner to corner.
The rule of thumb is to insulate your home to a level equivalent to the rate at which heat escapes from the walls. If you don’t have an attic, it’s best to use reflective insulation rather than fiberglass, which can collect moisture and lead to mould or mildew growth.
You should also insulate any cold spots in your home, including around pipes, doors, and windows. Insulating these areas will help prevent heat loss on cold winter nights when most of us are trying desperately not to go outside into our freezing homes!
Bonus points: If you live in a house where some rooms get colder than others because they are further away from the fireplace or furnace blower (or whatever), consider installing pipe nipples made from foam pipe insulation so that each room has equal access to the heat source. That will increase efficiency while maintaining comfort levels throughout different parts of your house.
If wall-to-wall carpets are not your thing, you should consider putting down rugs in your home. For example, if you live with pets, these will be way easier to clean during winter. Area rugs are a great way to use colour, pattern, and texture to bring life into your home. They’re also versatile enough that you can use them for many different purposes they can:
It’s easy to keep your home clean this winter, especially if you follow these tips:
These tips are easy to implement and will help you create a sparking home for your family all winter long. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, consider decluttering and deep-cleaning your home before the cold winter months arrive.