Cleaning can be a daunting task, especially in those terrifying places in your home that you continually avoid. Sure, you might clean your kitchen counters on a daily basis, or even sweep up the crumbs that the kids leave behind, but for most of us, there are parts of the home that rarely see a dust rag or cleaning solution. While you might think of spring as the time to really do that deep cleaning your home needs, there’s no time like the present to get a jumpstart on scaring away unwanted germs and dust this Halloween.
While all the ghouls and goblins get ready for October 31st, you can get your home ready for a revamp by cleaning all of those spooky spots in your home. From your top to bottom (i.e. your garage to your basement), there are always places in your home that could use a little refresh. So once you gather up the nerve to attack the places giving you the chills, you’ll see how easy it can be to tackle the most sinister cleaning tasks using these tips from the cleaning experts at THE MAIDS Home Services.
Clear The Cobwebs
You’re brushing your teeth one day when you notice a cobweb hanging from a corner in your bathroom. You might be surprised to learn that cobwebs aren’t just dust particles; they’re abandoned spider webs. Although those creepy cobwebs may go unnoticed for a while, don’t be spooked when you spot them–they’re super easy to clean. For hard-to-reach corners, take a broom and secure a micro fiber cloth on the end using a rubber band. You’ll be able to reach the difficult spots and eliminate the cobwebs quickly and easily.
Bolster Your Basement
Almost every scary movie starts in the basement. And with good reason, since basements are notorious for being dark, damp, and depressing. Chilling basements are easily refreshed with ventilation and dehumidification. Open windows or use a large fan to circulate fresh air. If needed, use a dehumidifier to eliminate dampness. And once you let the light in, sweep and mop the floors, and dust surfaces until they’re sparkling and clean again.
Fix Your Fridge
Between the leftover lo mein and lasagna, last week’s leftovers probably look like a ghoulish concoction. Go through the fridge and throw out any old, frightening food. Use a sponge and a solution of equal parts white distilled vinegar and water to clean up spills. Pull out and wash all shelving and drawers using a mild dish detergent in warm water. Wipe dry and revel in the dazzling results.
Attack Your Attic
Face your fears and give your attic a makeover. Clutter is the killer when it comes to attics, so remove any unnecessary items by either donating or tossing them. Once you’ve purged the products upstairs, organize what’s left in boxes and label accordingly. Doing so will not only organize a nagging area, but may even frighten away any resident spiders!
Gut Your Garage
If your garage gives you nightmares, start by sweeping and tackling dust and cobwebs with a wet/dry vacuum. Remove items and wipe shelving with a mixture of hot water and mild disinfectant. Be sure to discard items such as old paint or motor oil properly. And avoid storing items like fresh food, clothing or bedding, or photos and videos in your garage, since they could become damaged or spoiled over time.
Wash Your Windows
Cleaning windows can be a terrifying (and laborious) chore. To achieve professional results and scare away dirt and grime, use a solution of one drop of degreasing liquid dish soap per two gallons of warm water. Invest in a quality squeegee to make cleaning quick and easy.
Giving your home a deep clean before Halloween is a great way to get it ready for the fall and winter months. Although it might take some time, it will definitely be worthwhile. So now that your home is spook-free, you can turn your attention to the ghosts and goblins invading your neighborhood!
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