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5 Cleaning Tasks to Get Done this Summer

couple enjoying summer kayaking on lake before heading home for summer cleaningWe can hear your reaction to this title, “Cleaning?! Who wants to worry about cleaning during the summer?” We understand. Summer is the perfect time for swimming, vacations, camping, grill outs…and some very strategic summer cleaning tasks.  That’s right, there are a few cleaning tasks to tackle during the warm summer months—cleaning tasks that are easier to get done during the warm summer months.

Carpet cleaning

There are so many reasons to schedule a carpet cleaning this summer: open windows can dry out the carpet faster, you don’t have to worry about school schedules, and a good summer carpet cleaning rids your home of the mud and salt from spring and winter.  A “good” summer carpet cleaning is a professional cleaning, which can remove stains and allergens that rental carpet cleaners can’t.  Because this summer cleaning task is better tackled by the professionals, schedule your carpet cleaning well in advance on a day that works into your busy schedule.

Light fixtures

Those pesky bugs that are buzzing around your head all summer tend to end up in your light fixtures.  Take a few minutes and clean any uplighting fixtures especially, where they tend to build up and cause problems.  If you can, take your light fixture apart, dump out the bugs, and wash the globe or lighting cover.

Window cleaning

That beautiful summer sunlight that we crave also shows off pet nose prints, little finger smears, and, well, dirt.  Take a few minutes this summer to clean down your windows and patio doors with a soft cloth and window cleaner. Remember: as tempting as it is to wash those windows when the shining sun reveals the fingerprints and streaks, the sun is also the enemy as you wash windows, drying out your cleaner before you get the job done.

Washing bedding

If you haven’t already, summer is a great time to wash quilts and mattress pads and hang them out to dry.  This is especially true if you have only one quilt for your bed; if you wash them in the morning, the warm sun and wind can have them dry by bedtime that night!

Cleaning off fans

Your summer fans should be going all summer long to improve the circulation in your home and aid with cooling.  You don’t want dust to rain down in your home during the process.  Turn them off on a cooler day and tackle your fan cleaning with a soft cloth or duster.