With winter very nearly upon us, the last thing you probably want to think about is cleaning. But, with some common sense and a few handy tips, you’ll find that it’s easier than ever to keep your home clean this winter.
Here are three to get you started keeping your home spic and span through winter.
Invest in quality doormats
One of the biggest enemies of a clean house in winter is muddy footprints. When you’ve been out and about in the bad weather, the last thing you want to do is track it through the house. So invest in high-quality doormats and place them by the front and back doors. Rubber mats with bristles are a good idea, because they’ll be much easier to keep clean themselves and will do a better job of dislodging grime from the bottom of your shoes.
It’s also a good idea to get into the habit, if you’ve not done so already, of taking your shoes off at the door.
Mind your pipes and drains
Temperature drops can cause massive problems with your plumbing. If there’s a load of grease and goodness-knows-what trapped down your kitchen plughole, you’re running the risk of encountering blockages and even cracked pipes. But you don’t need to invest in fancy cleaning products – white vinegar or baking soda, with a little lemon juice for a fresh scent, followed by hot water will do a great job of flushing through your sink.
It only takes a few minutes, but it can have a long-lasting effect and help you to keep your drains clean.
Wash those windows
You may think it’s pointless washing the windows in winter. Not true; if you’re already feeling down because of the short, dark days, then grimy windows will make you feel even worse. There’s a higher propensity for grime to build up over the glass and your window fixtures. Fortunately, Winter always carries the odd crisp, sunny day with it, so make the most of that time and get those windows cleaned.
If you don’t feel like doing it yourself, give VA Cleaning a call for house cleaning York wide.