Monthly Archives: December 2011

2 Tips For “Winter Cleaning” Your Home

Most of us feel an urge to deep clean our houses when spring rolls around.  In fact, the “Spring Cleaning” custom is basically engraved into the minds of many of those who own a home.

But consider this spring cleaners…why use most of your time cleaning when the weather finally turns nice?  Why not clean now, when you’re stuck inside all winter anyway?

Snow and rock salt is tracked indoors by your family every day, the heater is always running, and because your windows are closed—all that dust sits inside your home!

Having a thoroughly cleaned home can do wonders for your psyche, and doing your cleaning in the winter is a good change of pace for many people—mainly if you follow a set cleaning schedule every week.  There are a number of ways to keep you home cleaned, but here are two ideas/tips to help get you started on your “winter cleaning.”

Check Your Furnace, Make Sure It Is Clean!

Make sure that you change your furnace filter every month.  This action aids in making your home more energy efficient, and keeps your air much cleaner. Also, don’t forget to make sure your furnace is in good condition.  If it is covered in soot and dustor if there are dust bunnies moving around below it, make sure to clean it out immediately!

Be Wary Of Dust That Occupies Your Home

Due to the warm and dry air that circulates throughout your home during the winter, your home may get very dusty.  To remedy this, you should dust surfaces from top to bottom to help manage the amount of dust circulating inside your home.  Also, don’t neglect dusting your ceiling fan blades and the tops of window moldings (both of which are usually disregarded and can gather dust quickly)  Lastly, if you clean your home’s air ducts, you will not only decrease the amount of dust, germs, and allergens circulating throughout your home, but it may also help your furnace in operating more efficiently.