WINTER CLEANING: YOUR WINTER CLEANING CHECKLIST
Winter is here and that means winter cleaning is here as well! This is the time of year when many people spend the most time in their homes.
During winter cleaning, change your floor mat to a sturdy one. Consider the different linens and rug options for winter. Changing the area rugs around you house to sturdier, water resistant options may help keep water-covered shoes from tracking debris onto your furniture and carpeting.
Prepare your home for winter.
Winter cleaning is necessary to keep a home running smoothly through the long, indoor months. Spread these jobs out over a couple of weekends to complete them all before the season is through.
A clean furnace runs more efficiently, saving money on heating bills, and it lasts longer as well. Replace the furnace filter monthly throughout the cold season. Vacuum the heat registers and vents every time the floor is vacuumed.
Pull all food out of the pantry, toss out old food, wipe the pantry surfaces with a clean, wet cloth and replace the food after the shelves are dry.
At the beginning of the winter, remove all bed linen and wash them in hot water to inhibit dust mites. Vacuum mattresses on both sides. Remove the top mattresses to vacuum the box springs as well.
Another way to bring in the feeling of winter is to change any air fresheners and potpourri to classic winter scents. These extras will help make your home feel clean and cozy!