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Summer Cleaning Tips: Keeping Your Home Fresh and Tidy with Shore to Shore Cleaning

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Jean-Marie Pfeifer

As the summer season arrives, so does the challenge of keeping our homes clean and fresh amidst the heat, outdoor activities, and increased foot traffic. At Shore to Shore Cleaning, we understand the unique cleaning challenges that summer brings. In this blog, we will share some valuable tips and tricks to help you maintain a clean and inviting home throughout the summer months.

1. Combatting Dust and Pollen:

With open windows and increased outdoor activities, dust and pollen can easily find their way into your home. To minimize their impact, consider the following:

- Regularly dust surfaces using a microfiber cloth or electrostatic duster.

- Vacuum frequently, paying extra attention to carpets, rugs, and upholstery.

- Change air filters regularly to improve indoor air quality.

- Keep windows closed during peak pollen hours or use window screens to reduce the amount of outdoor allergens entering your home.

2. Tackling Sand and Dirt:

Summer adventures often involve trips to the beach, parks, or hiking trails, resulting in sand and dirt being tracked indoors. Here's how to keep them at bay:

- Place doormats both inside and outside your entrances to trap dirt and sand before it reaches your floors.

- Encourage family members and guests to remove their shoes upon entering the house.

- Vacuum or sweep high-traffic areas frequently to prevent dirt buildup.

- Consider using washable rugs or mats in areas prone to heavy foot traffic.

3. Managing Pet Hair:

Pets tend to shed more during the summer months, leaving behind fur on furniture, floors, and clothing. To keep pet hair under control:

- Brush your pets regularly to minimize shedding.

- Use lint rollers or pet hair removal tools on upholstery and clothing.

- Vacuum frequently, paying attention to areas where your pets spend the most time.

- Consider using washable slipcovers or pet-friendly furniture covers to protect your upholstery.

4. Preventing Mold and Mildew:

Humidity levels tend to rise during the summer, creating an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth. To prevent their formation:

- Ensure proper ventilation in bathrooms, kitchens, and other areas prone to moisture.

- Use exhaust fans or open windows when cooking or showering to reduce humidity.

- Wipe down surfaces regularly with a mildew-resistant cleaner.

- Check for and repair any leaks or water damage promptly.

5. Outdoor Cleaning:

Summer often means spending more time outdoors, which can lead to a buildup of dirt, grime, and debris. Here are some outdoor cleaning tips:

- Regularly sweep or hose down outdoor patios, decks, and walkways.

- Clean outdoor furniture and cushions using mild soap and water.

- Keep outdoor trash bins clean and odor-free by regularly washing them with a mixture of water and vinegar.

- Consider scheduling professional power washing services to revitalize your home's exterior.

With these helpful tips and tricks from Shore to Shore Cleaning, you can maintain a clean and inviting home throughout the summer season. Remember, if you need assistance with deep cleaning or want to enjoy a worry-free summer, our professional cleaning services are just a call away. Let us handle the cleaning while you focus on making lasting summer memories!


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My name is Jean-Marie Pfeifer and I am the owner of Shore to Shore Cleaning. I started cleaning as a little girl, I remember going to family functions and disappearing into my cousins room to clean while all the other kids played or watched tv

In high school I picked up a summer job cleaning houses over on Fire Island... read more

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