We all know how important it is to engage in spring-cleaning to give a rejuvenated spirit to our homes after a long winter. But in addition to keeping your home clean in the spring, there are other seasons when your house may need some extra care. One of these seasons is winter—for wintertime brings with it an entirely new way of keeping your home looking spotless and inviting.
When you think about it, having a clean home in the winter is extremely necessary, as you will be spending a majority of your time during the colder months indoors to stay warm. After the summer has ended, there is likely a problematic buildup of bacteria, dust, and dirt from all of the breezy days you spent enjoying the days with the windows opened. This means that you should be taking certain steps to preparing your home for winter in order to meet the same standards of your spring-cleaning efforts.
Here are 3 tips that will help get your home into tip-top shape for winter:
Clean and examine your heat source
One of the most important factors in living out the winter months comfortably is having an efficient, clean source of heat. Purchasing an innovative tankless water heater may be a smart move this winter, as they are better for the environment and can be installed in virtually any location of the house. This makes them a more functional option than traditional water heaters, which are bulky and can breakdown after ten years. You should also know the importance of flushing your water heater regularly in order to prevent blockages and keep it clean from calcium buildup.
Get your entryways winter-ready
So much dirt and grime from the winter is often dragged into the house directly at the entrances. One way that you can keep your house cleaner in the winter is to make sure that your entryways are winter-friendly with the help of certain tools and décor. Spruce up your entry with a heavy-duty rug or welcome mat that’ll soak up wetness and dirt from winter boots. You can even buy a boot scraper to help you clean your boots, or clear off a chair or bench in the entryway that can act as a rack for wet clothing.
Clean those windows before the snow comes
Some estimates show that dirty window glass can cut daylight by 20%. When the winter months are already a little more dreary and dark than the rest of the year, you will want to make sure that your house is getting as much natural light as possible. Thus, you will want to pay extra attention to cleaning your windows—indoor and outdoor—before the winter hits. Be sure to also wipe clean and polish the windows for the best chance at beating the winter blues.
So, by completing these 3 easy cleaning steps, you can prepare your home for the winter and meet the same standards that you hold dear during spring-cleaning for the best results.
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