Winter is well and truly on its way, so make sure that your home is ready for the season! With more time spent indoors, hosting parties and cosying up in the comfort of our bedrooms and living rooms, it is vital our homes are clean and fresh for the upcoming cold winter months.
With our handy tips, you can spend less time dreading the cold and more time for relaxing with your loved ones or hibernating underneath your duvet!
Condensation in the home is one of the most common problems in the winter months. It’s formed by water droplets that settle on cold surfaces such as glass, mirrors and walls and can lead to mould, damp and other serious issues within your home. Because rooms such as the bathroom and the kitchen usually have the highest condensation levels and therefore the most germs, these are usually the areas that you need to watch out for the most!
To prevent condensation from causing any problems, you should try and reduce the amount of moisture in your home. Try to dry your wet clothes outside and make an effort to keep the rooms where you cook and shower well ventilated by using an air vent or, by opening the window for fifteen minutes a day. If your home is already suffering from mould, scrub the area with bleach and leave overnight before applying an anti-fungal spray.
Clean your bath or shower
Cold weather means long, toasty baths and warm showers. In the winter months, however, this means that bathrooms might suffer from grime. That’s why it is vital to regularly unclog your drain from any potential hair or blockages by applying a drain cleaner and rinsing with hot water! You should also wipe down your shower or bath to rid them of any limescale or watermarks. Check out our article on Natural Cleaning Swaps for tips on what products to use!
Make sure that your windows are sparkling
As the temperature starts to drop, cleaning your windows might seem like less of a priority. But with the days already getting shorter, did you know that if your windows are dirty, you could be cutting daylight hours shining into your home by 20 percent? Cleaning your windows during November will ensure that your home feels more bright and airy as the days get darker!
Rid yourself of Clutter
The less clutter you have in your home, the tidier and more welcoming it will feel. If you have lots of stuff lying around you never use or don’t have a purpose for any more, clear it out! The more you have lying around, the more dust will gather!
To save things from going to waste or if you’d rather not throw them away, donate these items to your local charity shop. One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure and with less clutter your home will feel a more relaxed environment. After all, a clear space means a clear mind!
Ensuring your home is clean when the weather starts to change is important because it helps keep those dreaded winter germs or bugs at bay! Most importantly however, it means you can have peace of mind when it comes to spending time with friends and family, which is what matters the most.