Summer is finally here, and if you didn’t get a chance to do a spring clean, it’s not too late to get stuck into it. Whether it’s indoors or out, it’s a great idea to do a large-scale cleanup during the warmer months to refresh your home before it’s too late.
We’ve already published helpful guides for autumn and winter cleaning, but if you’re looking to give your home a once-over for the summer, take a look below. And if you need a hand getting rid of the waste you collect, give us a call today!
Summer is an excellent time to give your house a big once-over, clearing out any junk or debris that may have built up over winter and spring. Here are some summer cleaning tips to help you on your way.
Key Areas to Focus On
Clothes: Summer is a great time to assess what winter clothes you no longer want. Rather than just storing them in the attic, throw them out to make room for new ones. Or better yet, give them to charity.
Old Furniture: In the light of summer, you may decide to give your living spaces a makeover. Consider any old furniture that you no longer want and throw it out.
Mattresses: It is a very good idea to take your mattress outside and give it a good beating to remove any excess dust/dust mites and other debris that may have built up during winter. If yours is getting on in years, think about throwing out the old and getting a new one.
Carpets: Carpets are notorious for trapping dust and bacteria. People are more likely to wear shoes inside during winter and your carpets may be dirtier than you think. Give them a solid clean.
Heaters: Cover up your heaters during summer so they don’t get covered in dust!
Floors: Give your floors a thorough clean – every nook and cranny – to remove all dust and debris that may have built up over winter and spring.
Cleaning for pests: Summer is the favourite time of the year for pests, so be sure to check and clear out cupboards, kitchens, basements, bathrooms, laundries and any other parts of your home that pests might live.
Washing machines: Washing machines can get a bit smelly during summer, so its a good idea to run a warm load through with some detergent, then leave the door open to air it out.
Sweep outdoors areas: Be sure to give outdoor areas like patio, decks, porches and other entertaining areas a thorough sweep so that they’re ready for use!
Garden Waste: Green waste is a great place to start for summer cleaning. It doesn’t take long for gardens to start sprouting and before you know it you’ll have a garden in full bloom if you don’t get stuck in early. Trim back anything that needs it; remove any dead branches or tree limbs that are becoming troublesome; remove any leaf litter and debris from the tail end of winter.
Clean Out Your Gutters: Summer is a high risk time for bushfires. Be sure to clear your gutters regularly throughout the hotter months to reduce any risk of a fire starting.
Cleaning Your BBQ: During winter, your barbecue would have likely gone un-used for many months. Be sure to give it a good scrub as summer rolls in, remove any gunk and ensure it’s ready to go for those sunny summer afternoons.
Sheds and Garages: Consider cleaning out/organising sheds and garages, removing any waste that may have built up during winter.
Furniture: Cold winds and harsh rain can wreak havoc on outdoor furniture, so be sure to take a look at yours and fix or throw out anything that is looking a bit worse for wear.
Pools: Summer is the perfect time to take a look at your pool and ensure everything is clean and in good shape. Be sure to sweep around your pool area, pump room and any other spaces that may have collected garden debris during the winter months.
Summer Cleaning & Rubbish Removal
Doing a large-scale household cleanup a couple of times a year is an very effective way to ensure your house is clean all year around. Setting aside weekend or two in summer to tackle indoors and outdoors is a great way to approach cleaning your house throughly.
An extensive tidy up is very likely to produce more rubbish than your weekly council services can handle. The best option is immediate waste removal removal, and we are the guys to help!
Sydney Rubbish Services specialise in North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, Inner City and Inner West rubbish removal. If you’re thinking about getting stuck in to some summer cleaning in the next few months, contact us today or book a free quote online. We’d love to help you get the job done right!