It’s finally 2019! That means the holiday festivities are officially over and all the cleaning that was put on the backburner while guests were over can finally happen. The holidays can take a toll on the cleanliness of your home, which is why it’s important to do a deep clean of your whole home in the New Year to start of 2019. Here are some of the best places to deep clean in your home this January:
Windows and Mirrors
Can you remember the last time you cleaned your windows? If you’re having to think about it, it’s probably time to get cleaning. Mirrors and windows often get neglected during the day-to-day cleanup, so take some extra time this January to really clean those surfaces. A simple store-bought window cleaner will do the trick to bring back that sparkle and shine you’re missing! However, if you wanted to go the natural route, you could make a DIY window cleaner by mixing one part vinegar to four parts water.
You likely have a bathroom cleaning routine in place already, but it’s important to give bathrooms a good, deep clean from time to time. Take the time this January to go through your cabinets and drawers to clean out expired products and medication. Once you’ve thrown out any expired items, remove the contents you’re keeping and wipe down the insides of the drawers and cabinets. Next, throw your shower curtains and bath mats in the washing machine to remove stains and caked on dirt. Make sure to give your toilet, sink, shower and tub a deep clean to ensure all surfaces are completely sanitized, since those areas are typically the most used in your bathroom.
Carpet and Other Flooring
Sometimes sweeping and a quick vacuum just isn’t enough. Start the new year off on a fresh step by completing a deep clean of all the flooring in your home, particularly the carpets. For non-carpet flooring, you should give them a good mop and then clean the grout on any tile floors. Carpet and rugs trap pet dander, dust and dirt in their fibers which can spread bacteria and germs around your home. After a busy holiday season is the perfect time to hire a professional carpet cleaner to get the job done quickly, leaving your home looking and smelling fresh for the new year!
Lucky for you, we here at ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration provide expert floor cleaning services for our neighbors in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Whether you have an old dingy carpet, dirt-filled grout in your tiles or hardwood floors that need to be cleaned – our team can help.
The kitchen goes through a lot over the holiday, especially your appliances like the oven and refrigerator. Make sure you’re ready for the cooking adventures the new year will bring you by cleaning your appliances. There are many options when it comes to oven cleaners. You can clean an oven using one of the many DIY solutions out there, or simply purchase an oven cleaner from the store and follow the instructions on the bottle. If you’re lucky, your oven may even have a self-cleaning option! The holiday season can also cause your refrigerator to turn into quite the mess. Start by removing all the contents and throw out any expired items, then remove the shelves and drawers. Take the time to scrub all the surfaces clean and fully dry them before putting them back in the refrigerator to reduce the possibility of mold growth.
The professionals at ServiceMaster Superior Cleaning & Restoration Services offer specialty cleaning services – from carpet, to upholstery to fine home cleaning. Our team will treat your home with the excellent care it deserves during the entire process. We are proud to help protect your investments by providing you with superior quality cleaning services. Contact us today to start your year off on the right foot with a clean house! We wish you a happy and healthy 2019!