Cleaning and arranging the house when seasons change is particularly important and has to be done in the best possible way. When winter comes, there are a number of things you should consider doing around your home. Here is a piece of advice on what you should do to make sure that your house is ready for the upcoming holiday season.
Of course, when you think of Christmas cleaning the house is probably the last thing on your mind. You would much rather shopping for the presents, relax or party all night, but surely not do stuff around your home. However, you should know that your house needs some care too. When you are indoors, make sure to clean your medicine cabinet. It would be a good idea to clear up medicines and cosmetics that have expired. Make sure to read the instructions before disposing, as flushing or tossing them may have an effect on the environment. For the upcoming you will need to get some repellents and lotions against insects, as well as some allergy pills. Winter means letting air flow through your whole home, so make sure to check out all the doors and windows. Clean sliding doors and window panes. However, if someone in your family is allergic to different pollens, use air conditioning instead of opening doors and windows. Make sure to vacuum regularly and clean vents. Keeping the house cool and dust-free sufficiently decreases humidity which means that mildew and mold will grow slowly. Make sure to also clean the bathroom as it is the moistest place in the house and thus the place where fungus really enjoys being. Be sure to increase air circulation and light in the bathroom to slow down moisture growth. Install an air conditioner or a dehumidifier to decrease humidity faster (if you do not have a window in your bathroom). You may use a mixture of water and bleach for cleaning mildew. Winter is a good time for checking your appliances. Clean up the refrigerator and check washing machine hoses. If there is something wrong with them or if they are more than two years old – replace them. Make sure you go outside to inspect your garden for termites or for example carpenter ants. Be ready to call an exterminator to deal with them if there are signs of infestation. You may want to clean out garbage cans. Rinse them with your garden hose, get rid of the water and apply some disinfectant.
Preparing your house for the holiday season is important. You have to be thorough in your preparations so that you enjoy yourself without worrying about dirt, dust, mildew and infestations.