Ready to get your summer cleaning started? Here’s your ultimate summer cleaning guide to help you complete all of the cleaning that needs to be done around the house this summer.
Traditionally, Spring is known as the season to clean, but if you didn’t get chance or your house is just in desperate need of “round two” then this brief guide is here to help you through the process of a good summer cleaning.
Here are some other great summer articles to help you around your home:
Interestingly, a lot of the time it’s not clear that your house is in desperate need of; it’s more akin to a process of decluttering, organization and getting rid of junk. The process of cleaning, itself, is pretty simple and effortless – yet, when things are a mess, the state of chaos can feel overwhelming to the point you don’t even know where to start.
There have been many studies that link having a tidy home with a tidy mind; meaning, it is now scientifically proven that a cluttered house will contribute if not cause a cluttered mind.
This is why it’s so important to keep on top of our homes… as the to-do list that for most people is overflowing, when it comes to home chores, can niggle away at you on a daily basis affecting your sense of self-esteem.
What should I clean each summer?
Each summer here are a few areas to focus on when you are doing your summer cleaning:
Now you know of the areas to focus on during your summer cleaning now it’s time to share a few more in-depth summer cleaning tips with you.
Summer cleaning starts with decluttering
The all-important step of decluttering, which is at the base of this process, naturally leads to the next phase of ‘getting organized’. The process of decluttering doesn’t have to be a cutthroat approach of throwing everything out. If the Marie Condo method makes you twitch, baby steps are better than not doing anything at all.
Decluttering your home is a natural precursor to getting organized; for it’s almost impossible to be organized when there is clutter everywhere. Clutter has been known to create stress and even depression, particularly in people living in small or dark homes.
- Try decluttering a small section like a drawer, shelf, or table
- Open a (or two) window to allow natural light to brighten up your home
- Living with less clutter will help your mood
Summer cleaning tips by getting organized
Now that you’ve gotten some (or all) of the decluttering done, it’s time to get organized. Making sure that there’s a place for everything is one way to keep your home clutter-free, organized, and clean.
Using drawer organizers and having stations for things that cause “an unorganized look” will keep your home looking clean and organized.
Creating stations in your home will keep you organized. Examples of stations you could create are things like:
There are great products you can look into to getting more organized throughout the house. Getting your kitchen, bathroom, entryway, and more of your home organized will help you live in a home that makes you happy.
Summer cleaning your outdoor space
Summertime means BBQ’s, parties, or just hanging out outside. One important area to focus on is your outdoor space. Cleaning, organizing, and/or updating your outdoor space will motivate you to spend more time outside.
Here’s a list of things to do to clean your outdoor space:
- Clean and treat your deck
- Remove debris from deck, walls, and windows
- Update your furniture cushions (bright colors are always a good choice here)
- Add flowers and plants into containers to brighten up your deck
- Add an umbrella
- Set out a weatherproof rug
Enjoying a clean, organized, and bright “summery” space will give you reasons to throw more outdoor parties and spend more time outdoors this summer.
Summer cleaning your home
Most importantly, check off those dreaded chores this summer. It is okay if you missed the spring cleaning. Places like light fixtures, baseboards, and under appliances don’t get cleaned on a regular.
Summer is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and clean some of those neglected areas. The problem might be you just don’t know where to start or what to clean.
This is the perfect time to move furniture and vacuum/sweep in those areas, cleaning out the dryer vent, and setting your oven to self-clean are just a few things to focus on this summer.
Summer cleaning checklist
Make the summer cleaning easy with a summer cleaning checklist. Therefore, I’ve put together a simple to follow summer cleaning checklist for you to download and use while you’re cleaning.
This free summer cleaning checklist allows you to go from room to room knowing exactly what to clean in each room. Click the button below to download your free summer cleaning checklist.
By decluttering, organizing, and doing some cleaning your home will be ready for all of the summer entertaining that you may be looking forward to.
Above all, once you have a plan in place and finding a little time to implement your home will be summer ready.