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Deep Clean Your Home Before the Holidays

Deep Clean Your Home Before the Holidays


With the holidays fast approaching, you might be thinking about hosting some family and friends this year to celebrate. With all that you need to do to get ready, making your home look its best is on the top of your list as everyday wear and tear has probably taken its toll. A little elbow grease, attention to detail, and some basic maintenance can brighten up your space to give it that “new home” look. Inspect your tubs and sinks, look at your walls and baseboards, and get up-close with your kitchen appliances. 

After you have determined what needs some help, get your cleaning products ready!

The Top 9 Deep Cleaning Tips to Rejuvenate Your Home

 

Freshening up your home can mean more than just vacuuming and lighting a candle. Don’t forget to look up at your ceiling fans, light switches, tops of doorframes, and upper corners. No matter how you choose to organize your deep cleaning day (or days), grab a cup of coffee, and add these helpful cleaning tips to your list.

  1. Dingy bathroom? Bathrooms can harbor mildew and soap scum from all the water and steam. Soak a cotton ball in a cleaning solution such as Tilex or white vinegar and baking soda. Then, using the soaked cotton ball, scrub the caulk around the tub and sink for a whiter bathroom.
  2. Unsightly toilet? Toilet bowl rings, mineral deposits, and rust can be removed naturally with an all-natural pumice stick. You can even use it to scrub out stains on your concrete steps or porch.
  3. Living room looks shabby? Clean baseboards, walls, and window seals with a melamine foam like Magic Erasers. It acts as a mild abrasive to get rid of dark marks on walls and light switch panels (and a lot of other surfaces too!).
  4. Peeling caulk? While you’re looking at the baseboards, windows, and bathroom, add a fresh bead of caulk where old caulk is starting to pull away. Caulk is used to prevent mold from growing in those tight corners where it is near impossible to clean.
  5. Dim lighting? Light fixtures are great places for dust to live. Sometimes, a quick dusting will take care of them. However, if they need some more scrubbing, grab a rag that is damp (not soaking wet!) with some warm soapy water and wipe them down. Be sure to have the light off and cooled before cleaning!
  1. Greasy kitchen? Stoves can become caked with grease and stuck food residue from all those nights of family dinners. Before all the holiday cooking begins and guests arrive, spray down your stove top and counters with a heavy cleaner such as 409 to remove any grease and to disinfect.
  2. Microwave food splatters? Fill a microwave-safe container with water and vinegar, and/or lemon juice and microwave the mixture until it just boils. The steam will help loosen the stuck food to make wiping easier.
  3. Pet hair embedded in the carpet? When the vacuum just won’t get the stuck pet hair in the carpet, use a broom, and sweep with a little force. Often, broom bristles can grab the hair better than the suction of a vacuum can.
  4. Musty mattress? Get the bed company-ready by sprinkling some baking soda and an essential oil of your choice (lavender is nice for sleep) and let it sit for an hour. Then vacuum it off the bed. Bonus: it works for the couch, too!

Get to Cleaning with Cleaning Supplies from McCoy’s!

 

As the holiday season approaches, now is the time to deep clean your home before all the guests arrive. Here at McCoy’s, we not only have what you need for your DIY projects, but we have all you need to keep your home clean and well maintained for years to come. Get off to a quick start by easily ordering cleaning products, rags, buckets, and scrubbers online, so all you have to do is get in, get out and get to work!