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Winter Cleaning Checklist

Jan 12

Winter Cleaning Checklist


It's been a long cold winter. And there's no sign of an end. It's crisp and dry outside which can be refreshing, but it can also mean that everything inside your home has become covered with dust and grime due to the harsh conditions. These symptoms include sneezing (congested sinuses), coughing, and sneezing. As you can see, winter brings lots more germs into our homes. This article will provide a quick and easy checklist for cleaning your home in order to keep it clean for everyone.

Checklist for cleaning during cold months

Dust carpets and rugs with care: even after they've been covered in furniture for winter, vacuum them twice a week. You can use a rotating brush attachment on a vacuum or a handheld brush to remove dirt.

Open windows every other week. Let fresh air in, even when it's freezing outside. This will help to circulate a warm indoor atmosphere during wintertime, without having any cold drafts through your windows. If you're asleep, keep your bedroom door closed. Currents will be more likely to get into the room if doors are left open.

Remove all hoses from the underside of the stovetop and oven to allow for proper ventilation. You should clean out any removable components in the interior to allow them to dry well. To remove spillages on surfaces that have dried, use a knife to scrape them off.

Remember to clean the inside of your refrigerator. It is particularly important if you store food there frequently as bacteria can develop on surfaces where moisture has collected. You can clean your refrigerator's interior with pantry items such as baking soda, vinegar, and warm water. It won't harm metal or plastic components. Make sure to clean off the refrigerator's shelves after you have removed any contents. This will help keep it clean throughout its life.

Be careful when using bleach to clean your home. Although this chemical is very effective for disinfecting and cleaning, it can also cause respiratory irritations. For germ removal without side effects, try vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.

Dusting an essential part of cleaning is important. Use a microfiber towel to clean around windowsills and baseboards. Dusting will help to eliminate any allergens (including pet dander, pollen) that may be present. Do not forget to dust ceiling fans. Replace light bulb covers once the unit is used so that mold does not accumulate.

Use disinfecting sprays to your doorknobs. They are used frequently and can be infected if they are not properly maintained. Garbage disposals are prone to mold and mildew accumulation if left unattended. It is important to wash the unit with cold water at least twice after each use.

Be sure to clean light fixtures (such as fans or chandeliers)! Keep these areas clean by spraying them with anti-bacterial cleaner and wiping them off right away.

Before Winter Weather Sets In

Deep cleaning can be a great idea to make your house ready for winter. Here are some top tips and tricks to help you get started in a list of bringing freshness back into the home this winter.

Dust and clean all surfaces, including light switches. Doorknobs. Window sills.

  • If you have a microwave, clean the interior. If your microwave doesn't have one of these, you should clean it.
  • Bedding should be washed, especially comforters on top. You can also use this time to exchange sheets for new sheets before winter comes back in full force.
  • To prevent cold air from leaking into your home, ensure that windows are closed tightly.
  • Use this time to clean your bathrooms with a disinfectant cleaner. This time is also good for washing bath mats or curtains that will be stored in the winter.
  • Make sure to clean your counters in the kitchen, and bathrooms.

How can you clean your winter home?

There is a lot of work involved, especially if you live near the coast where there is often snow and ice. This winter cleaning checklist can help you keep your house clean, and will let you know which areas need attention.


Don't forget to change your sheets every year if you aren't using your bed much. Be sure to clean your pet's beds before you store them until next winter. To ensure no one gets ill from dirty surfaces, it is a good idea to wash pillows and duvet coverings that are removable.

Living Space:

All decorations should be removed and placed in boxes to keep dust away. Use a feather duster or microfiber cloths to dust. Make sure everything is clean including the furniture cushions, blinds, and doorknobs. It is not something you want to see in your living area during winter. Make sure they are clean.

Kitchen and Bathroom

The bathroom and kitchen should be the last parts of your home to clean. These are probably the worst places in your home for the whole year. It's important to clean them now before they get any worse!

Make sure to clean all surfaces: cabinets, countertops, and light fixtures as well as window sills and doorknobs. If not done properly, these areas can see a lot of dust accumulation. Use an anti-bacterial spray to wipe down the surface immediately.

This can be done by a cleaning service if you don’t feel like doing it yourself. You can always locate local cleaning services and get an estimate on how much. Additionally, they are likely to use better cleaning products than you would.

This is a good winter checklist that you can follow, as people will be spending more time indoors during cold seasons. NW Maids is a professional house cleaning service that can do deep cleanings of your house. If you don’t have the time or need help with repairs, they can also be hired. You can stay warm in your house while still keeping everything sparkling, so give us a shout today!

What are the Dos and Don'ts of Winter Closing?

Here are the dos and don'ts of winter cleaning:

You should clean your house after every snowfall and even more often if it doesn’t snow. Clean up any food and other debris that may have fallen in the snow.

In winter, it's important to check on doors and windows throughout the day. Make sure everything is safe and secure.

You should get rid of mildewed, moldy curtains and all other fabrics that need cleaning. They could be breeding areas for airborne viruses. Also, dust mites may form on these items over time. Take care of them when winter is winding down.

Make sure to clean up all surfaces after a snowfall.

It's important to clear out all clutter from your home. This will prevent you from tripping over it and having to constantly move items around to get from one place to the next. Senior citizens are especially at risk due to the icy paths, sidewalks, and other hazards.

What you should do when winter cleaning is done?

Salt used by public workers teams may not be enough to protect against ice. However, some towns no longer use chemicals because of environmental concerns. Be sure to keep your home clear of any ice, especially on driveways and walkways.

Avoid using ammonia-based cleaners. Strong odors can be hard to remove after central heating has turned off. Ammonia-based cleaners may cause irritation of your eyes and respiratory systems than other types.

The outside of the house should also be cleaned while you clean it! You can keep your home fresh and clean all year round by wiping down windowsills with a combination of bleach or disinfectant cleaner.


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