Conquer Cold-Weather Cleaning with Our Winter Cleaning Checklist
As a homeowner, winter can be tough. The days are short, the nights are long, and everywhere you turn it seems that snow, slush, and salt are creeping into your home. But winter cleaning doesn’t have to be tough. To help, the home cleaning experts at Maid Right have put together the following winter cleaning checklist to help you keep your home clean during the coldest months of the year.
Winter Cleaning Checklist
With Maid Right’s winter cleaning checklist, you can easily conquer cold-weather cleaning challenges, like keeping your front entryway free of slush and salt.
Start-of-Season Winter Cleaning Tasks
- Install outdoor and indoor winter mats in all entryways to minimize slush, salt, and snow tracked into your home.
- Put a watertight boot tray in your front hallway so that melt-off from winter boots doesn’t cause puddles.
- Do an inventory and reorganization of your pantry to make sure it’s ready for winter cooking.
- Clean dishes that might not have been used during the warmer months, such as roast pans and crockware.
- Wash blankets, throws, and cold weather clothing to ensure they’re free of dust and stale smells.
Monthly & Weekly Winter Cleaning Tasks
- Change your furnace filter once a month. This will improve the performance of your furnace and maintain your home’s air quality.
- If you have a fireplace, a wood-burning stove, or simply enjoy burning candles, clean your windows regularly to get rid of soot build-up.
- Dust at least once a week during winter. The combination of dry air, indoor heating, and tracked-in salt during winter means dust builds up more quickly than in other months.
End-of-Season Winter Cleaning Tasks
- Thoroughly mop all hard floors, especially your entryways and nearby hallways.
- Deep-clean your carpets and rugs, particularly in areas that are prone to tracked-in slush and salt.
- Clean your kitchen ceiling to remove soot, gunk, oil, and grease build-up from high-heat indoor cooking.
- Clean walls to eliminate dust and soot build-up.
- Give blanket, throws, and winter clothing another clean before they’re put into storage for the spring, summer, and fall.
Combine this winter cleaning checklist with your standard monthly cleaning routine to keep your home the cozy, clean, and comfortable haven you need it to be this winter.
Want a home that looks as spotless and pristine as a fresh winter snow? Call (855) 624-3744 today to connect with your local Maid Right and get a house cleaning free estimate for your home.