With summer in full swing that means all parents have a revolving door of kids! Popsicle wrappers all over the place, muddy flip flops, and plenty of wet bathing suits are surrounding your home right now. We know it can be hard to maintain a clean home when you are as busy as ever, so parents this one’s for you! In between your Go 2 Girls cleaning there are a few things you can do to make your life a little bit easier. Better yet, have the kids help you with the house cleaning! After all, it can be good for them to earn their screen time first.
Step 1: Clean out the fridge. It’s time to toss out those leftovers no one will touch. There could be hidden molds affecting your family’s health and an added bonus is now you know what you still need from the grocery store for dinner!
Step 2: Dust everywhere. Dusting is particularly important during summertime because the AC is likely running nonstop. As a result, dust gets pushed everywhere. Pay close attention to blinds and ceiling fans. You can even have your fans rotate the opposite direction to help. Use a simple mixture of water and vinegar for your product.
Step 3: Flip and clean your mattress. Mattresses should be flipped at least two times a year so it might be time to rotate yours. Mattresses are known to harbor dirt, dead skin, dust mites and tons of other allergens. If you are known to snack in bed you should be cleaning yours more often! Keep in mind that not all mattresses can be flipped so it’s a good idea to check with your mattress manufacturer before doing so.
Step 4: Prepare your outdoor space. If you’re hosting graduation parties, birthday parties, barbecues, or any other gathering, it is a good idea to give your outdoor area a good deep clean. Refresh your furniture with a garden house (a great chore for kids to help with), and use a mild cleaning product to disinfect the surfaces. As much as possible, try to avoid bleach because it can damage plants. Wipe down grills, planters, and other surfaces that may have accumulated pollen and dirt over the last few months.
The bottom line is that cleaning your home can feel never ending. Always remember that you can’t do it alone. Have your family step in and help, or better yet call your Go 2 Girl who will step in and take over. We would love to help you with your summer cleaning checklist!