Winter is well and truly on the way and the cold weather is starting to set in. That means spending a lot more time indoors, which is why it’s especially important to keep your home clean and tidy. But the cold weather brings a lot of new cleaning challenges with it, so you need to adapt your routine for the winter. These are some of the best cold weather cleaning tips to get you through the winter.
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Clean Your Radiators
If you have central heating, then the radiators in your house are going to be a hot commodity over the winter. But dirty radiators can make them look ugly and reduce their efficiency. If they are clogged up with dirt and dust, they won’t circulate heat as well, which means the house will be cold and your heating bills will be much higher. The good news is that cleaning the radiators is very easy. All you need to do is get some lukewarm water, put it in a bowl and add some vinegar. Then use an old cloth to wipe down the radiator, making sure you scrub any dirt or dust off of it too. You can also use the vacuum to get any dust inside.
Keep The Windows Clean
When the windows are dirty, they block out a lot of the sunlight during the day. In the winter, you only get limited amounts of sun, so you need to make the most of it. A dirty window pane will also make your house look much dingier, so it’s important to keep them clean too. Make sure to clean inside and out with a specifically formulated glass cleaner for the best results.
Deal With Dirty Carpets
Wet weather means more mud and dirt tracked through the house, so you need to pay extra attention to the carpets. It’s best to vacuum them at least once a week, and wash them as often as possible. This article on How To Get Mud Out Of Carpet will help you deal with any big messes. However, if the carpets have seen better days, you should consider getting them professionally cleaned in time for the start of winter. Making sure that everybody takes their shoes off when they come into the house will help you keep on top of dirt too.
Keep On Top Of Condensation
Condensation can be a real problem in the winter and it not only looks unsightly, but it can cause problems with mold and mildew. The good news is that you don’t need to use harsh chemicals or extreme heat to get rid of condensation. Whenever you see it building up, just wipe it away. You can also use dehumidifiers to reduce the amount of humidity in the air and prevent condensation. This is especially important in the kitchen and bathroom where you get a lot of moisture building up because they are prone to mold.
Follow these simple cold weather cleaning tips and you can keep your home in excellent condition this winter.