We all know the importance of maintaining a clean and tidy home throughout the week. We wash our dishes, do our laundry and wipe down our counters on a regular basis. However, we also need to make time for bigger tasks that don’t need to happen as often – tasks that only need to be done a few times a year.
July is a great time to tackle some of these chores as it marks the halfway point of 2022. Draw up a list of the major tasks you’d like to get done this month to refresh your home for the next six months – here are a few ideas.
Cleaning the Furniture
We all clean our floors and our linen, but what about the furniture itself? Think of your chairs and couches. We sit on them for hours at a time and perhaps even put our feet up on them – they need a wash from time to time.
If you’re not sure how to handle this, consider hiring professional couch cleaning services – this will ensure that the right cleaning products and tools are used and that your couch doesn’t get damaged in the process.
Cleaning the Curtains
Your curtains may look clean, but these are items in your home that can gather dust and grime over time and should be taken down about once or twice a year for a clean.
Depending on the material of your curtains, you might be able to simply stick them in the washing machine, otherwise, they may need to be taken in for a professional wash. Read the cleaning instructions on the label if you have one.
Flipping and Cleaning the Mattress
Mattress flipping and cleaning are not something that not many people think about. However, dust, dirt, and sweat can get into the fibers in your mattress, and the material can also mold itself in a certain way if you lie in one spot each night.
Washing and flipping your mattress will help your hygiene and your back health all in one go.
Purging the Pantry
We all accumulate food that never gets eaten. Half-full bags of chips, a box of rice that was forgotten, and jars of spices that you used for one recipe and never again – you know exactly what we mean. Take some time to get rid of it all and organize everything.
Once you’ve sorted through the food in your pantry and organized everything to perfection, you’ll also be more inspired to use what you already have which is a great way to save money on groceries.
Cleaning Your Appliances
Even your cleaning equipment needs some cleaning from time to time. Despite being filled with soap on a regular basis, grime can build up inside certain appliances. You can clean your washing machine, your dishwasher, and even other cleaning equipment like your vacuum.
Usually, this doesn’t take much time or effort but can make a major difference to your cleaning routine!