5 tips for a clean home

5 tips for a clean home

With the winter at its peak, staying indoors is the ideal option. However, while our homes can be inviting, it does tend to accumulate dust, dirt and germs with every arrival and exit. Hence, it is crucial to clean and maintain the well-being of the living quarters. Here are a few tips on maintaining a clean space.  

Clean & clear  

Water heaters tend to accumulate dirt and dust over a period of time. With hot water being used more often in winter, it's important to have your water heater thoroughly flushed and cleared of its impurities. This ensures its efficiency, clean water and prevents wear and tear.

Clean ceiling fans

Clean the fan blades and other hard-to-reach surface furniture with a damp cloth. Places situated at a height accumulate dust and circulate in the room. Regular cleaning improves the overall look of the space and makes it less toxic.

Disinfect  

Telephone receivers, carpets, window panes, computer keyboards and door handles are common areas that are soiled  easily. Use anti-bacterial wipes for a swift and easy clean.

Shoes out  

Make it a habit to leave the shoes out and wear a different set of slippers inside the house. Furthermore, if you have pets, make sure you clean their paws before letting them in.  

Be prepared

Since this is the season of the flu, ensure all your warm clothes and blankets are washed ahead of time and are ready to use.

Fog the corners

In winters, bugs and pests seek comfort in the corners of the house. Fog the corners of the house using eco-friendly or house-friendly pesticides, and dust the corners properly.

 

 

(The author is home-cleaning 
category head, Housejoy)

 

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