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Summer Shine: Essential Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Long Island Home Sparkling

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Jean-Marie Pfeifer

With the arrival of June, Long Island bursts into full bloom and the longer days beckon us to enjoy the sun and the surf. But the summer also brings its own cleaning challenges, from sandy floors to cluttered patios. At Shore to Shore Cleaning, we're ready to help you tackle these with ease, ensuring your home stays as sparkling as a sunny June day. Here’s how to keep your living space clean and fresh during the summer months.

Embrace the Outdoor Living Space

Summer on Long Island is synonymous with time spent outdoors, whether it's backyard barbecues or evenings spent lounging on the patio. Start the season right by giving your outdoor furniture a deep clean. Wipe down all surfaces, wash cushions, and clean the grill. Consider applying a protective sealant to wood furniture to prevent damage from UV rays and moisture.

Keep Sand at Bay

Sand can become a constant nuisance during the summer, finding its way into every nook and cranny of your home. To manage this, place washable rugs at every entry point and encourage a shoes-off policy. Have a designated area near the entryway where beach gear can be stored or rinsed off. Regular vacuuming with a brush attachment will also help pick up any sand that does make its way indoors.

Window Washing for a Clear View

The beautiful summer sunshine can highlight streaks and grime on windows that were easy to ignore in duller light. Clean windows not only enhance your view but also improve the overall brightness of your home. Use a solution of vinegar and water for an eco-friendly clean that leaves your windows streak-free. Don’t forget to wipe down window sills and frames, which can accumulate dust and pollen.



Focus on the Air Quality

With pollen at its peak during early summer, maintaining good indoor air quality is crucial. Replace or clean HVAC filters to ensure they’re effectively trapping pollen and dust. Consider using an air purifier, especially in bedrooms, to help reduce allergens. Keep your home ventilated, but be mindful of opening windows during high pollen days.

Declutter for Summer Serenity

Longer days and warmer weather can inspire a more laid-back lifestyle, but a cluttered home can detract from the tranquility. Take some time to declutter surfaces, especially in common areas like the living room and kitchen. Store away items that aren’t seasonally appropriate; for example, heavy blankets and winter gear can be packed up to make room for lighter summer items.

Deep Cleaning Kitchens and Bathrooms

Summer entertaining can lead to more traffic through your kitchen, making it prone to messes. Give your kitchen a thorough clean by wiping down all surfaces, cleaning appliance fronts, and organizing pantries and refrigerators. In the bathroom, focus on preventing mold and mildew, which thrive in humid conditions. Regularly clean and dry off surfaces, and use a dehumidifier if needed.

Professional Help from Shore to Shore Cleaning

For those who’d rather spend their summer days enjoying the beauty of Long Island than keeping up with house chores, Shore to Shore Cleaning is here to help. Our professional cleaning services can take care of everything from routine cleanings to deep dives into grout and upholstery, letting you relax and soak up every minute of summer.

June on Long Island is a time for sunshine, relaxation, and enjoyment. With these essential cleaning tips, your home will be a clean, cool, and comfortable sanctuary all summer long.

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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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