One of the best parts about winter is staying warm inside a cozy house. While winter is not the season most commonly associated with cleaning, it might be the one best suited for it. Winter house cleaning is the perfect way to keep your body active and your home snug and comfy in the cold winter months.
Take Care of Heavy Dusting
Winter house cleaning should start with dusting. It’s a simple and fast chore that does a lot for the cleanliness of your home. Dust is largely made of dead skin cells and humans lose an average of 30 to 40,000 skin cells per minute. That’s a lot of dust! Keep up with this mess all year round. Ensure you’re actually trapping dust and not just moving it around by using a damp microfiber cloth.
Check Your Fireplace and Furnace
Winter is when the fireplace and furnace get the most use, so it’s also when they pose the most danger. Part of winter house cleaning should be making sure these areas are clean and functioning properly. Check out our Cleaning Tips for advice on how to clean fireplaces, chimneys, and furnaces . If you think any of these things have a problem or require cleaning you’re not capable of, consult an expert.
Check Your Attic
You’re up there to get down your seasonal decorations anyway, so you might as well have a look around. We cover how to clean an attic more fully in another publication, but some basic things to look for are pests (wasp nests are easier to to remove in winter when wasps are dormant), and clear, unobstructed vents that allow air and moisture to escape.
Winter House Cleaning
These chores are just a few ways you should care for and maintain your home in the winter months. If you want deep thorough cleaning without having to do the work, call Maids by Trade. Learn more about our customizable services, our eco-friendly system, and then give contact us for your free estimate.
We recommend using this Home Winterization Checklist.