Summer is finally here, and although the sun is shining and the weather is nice, this season presents its unique challenges around the house that could get in the way of enjoying a relaxing and stress-free summer.
With this in mind we have come up with 10 cleaning tips that will keep your house clean during the hot season
1. Melted ice cream over furniture
Put an ice cube over the melted or dried stain for 10 minutes or until the ice cube is melted. Rub laundry detergent very gently over the stain with a soaked cloth in room temperature water and let sit for another 10 minutes. Rinse completely with a clean cloth and let dry.
2. Spotty fixtures and faucets
You know what they say, if summer gives you lemons, use them to clean your faucets. Take half a lemon and rub it over your faucets or fixtures and then wipe them down with a clean cloth. This will keep your faucets shiny and free from water spots.
3. Water rings on wood coffee tables
Even though coasters can keep water rings off from your wood table, these type of stains are almost inevitable. Fortunately there is a simple solution: Coat the water ring with full-fat mayonnaise and let it sit. After an hour, wipe the mayonnaise off with a clean cloth.
4. Proper care for swim suits
Salt water, chlorine, long exposure to sun, oils and chemicals from your skin all can damage your swimsuit. To prevent this from happening, hand wash in cold water and regular laundry soap right after using it and hang it to dry. Avoid wringing out the suit as this can damage the elastics.
5. Eliminate bad smells in your washing machine
During summer, washing machines tend to smell bad due to high humidity and heat concentration; it’s the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. To clean your washing machine, run an empty load with detergent and hot water. Remember to always leave the door open after washing so that it gets air circulation and dries properly.
Having a clean house during summer is possible if you follow these simple tips, but if you want to fully enjoy your summer with no cleaning involved, give us a call and tell us what type of house cleaning you need. At Weekend Maids, we can set you up with professional house cleaners in California that can take care of all your house cleaning or maid service needs.