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5 Tips for Keeping Your Condo Clean and Cozy Throughout the Summer

5 Tips for Keeping Your Condo Clean and Cozy Throughout the Summer
July 15, 2019

The sun is finally out and that means trading your winter coat and boots for shorts and flip-flops, and long days spent cooped up indoors for some much-needed R&R! Summer is great whether you’re spending it in the city or kicking it back on the beach or in the cottage on weekends. But there’s one thing that you can’t deny: it’s the season of allergies, dust, and navigating around hordes of toys and gadgets, especially once the little ones are out of school, all while making exciting plans for barbecues, picnics in the park, and the annual family getaway. With all these on your to-do list, there’s no surprise that it can be extra challenging to keep your condo immaculate.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Condo Clean and Cozy Throughout the Summer

Lucky for you, it doesn’t have to be hard to tidy up and keep your condo the amazing haven that it is. Check out these quick tips we’ve put together for keeping your home clean all summer long without the hassle:

It’s All About Time Management

Time management is a real talent, and lucky for you, that means getting some cleaning done, too, without taking up the rest of your busy day. This means breaking down one giant cleaning routine into smaller tasks spread across the week, so you can easily reduce clutter, avoid fishing through your dirty laundry to find a pair of socks, and stay on top of your busy schedule.

Depending on how busy your days go, you can save the general cleaning for weekends and take up smaller chunks as the rest of the week goes. For example, you can make sure to wipe down kitchen counters and wash dishes or load them into the dishwasher as you move through your condo throughout the day. And while you’re at it, you can also wipe down bathroom counters and sinks, make the beds, and tidy up any clutter on your way out.

Still got a few minutes to spare? You can also squeeze in a bit of sweeping or vacuuming in the main living areas of your condo. The best things about these little tasks is that you can easily do them as you clear out your morning coffee, shower, and get ready for the day.

You can split the rest of the tasks, like washing linens and changing sheets, doing the laundry, cleaning the toilets and tub or shower, wiping down mirrors and glass, and dusting furniture and decor throughout the week, depending on how busy your days get.

Take it Easy

That sounds a little hard to believe when you’re coming home to a mess but with the right routine, you can make this your best summer yet — both at home and while you’re away. All you need to do is clean the smart way, so you won’t have to spend all day cooped up in your condo when you can be out on the beach or having a picnic in the park.

Dreading scrubbing the tub? Don’t feel so defeated just yet. Try a leave-on spray cleaner that absorbs the grime, so you can easily wipe it down as you go about your daily routine. Thinking of cutting down your morning routine so you won’t have to keep rushing out the door? Keep cleaning wipes handy so you can easily wipe down counters after use.

While you’re there, check out automatic toilet bowl cleaners that you can easily flush down the toilet for a quick, hassle-free clean that won’t have you breaking out the brush. All these hacks are just right around the corner, so you can keep your condo clean all summer long without missing out on days in the sun.

Bring Out Your Little Helpers

No matter how compact a condo is compared to a large house with a lawn and porch to boot, it can still be hard to get around to your cleaning routine when you’re chasing after your kids or navigating around their mess. The solution? Make them your little helpers! By giving your kids small tasks to do, it won’t just be easier to keep a clean and cozy home, but you’ll also instill a sense of responsibility in them.

For example, you can start with getting them in the habit of cleaning up their toys, books, and gadgets after use and make sure that these are stored in their proper place. When they’re older, you can also rope them into a small chore schedule shared by everyone, where they’ll be responsible for wiping the dishes and storing them or loading and unloading the dishwasher.

This also means getting them into the habit of cleaning their rooms, tidying up after using the sink, microwave, or bathroom, and picking up any clutter they pass by. And if they insist on a cute little puppy, you can make it their job to take care of it. Take this out for a test run this summer as the kids will be out of school and spend more time playing at home.

Maintain Grace and Balance

Keeping your condo clean and cozy is a process with ongoing tasks, more often than not involving the rest of the family. But it shouldn’t be all that you do, especially during these warm summer months when you can be outside getting a tan and some much needed R&R. All it takes is maintaining a balanced schedule and establishing a routine, and soon, cleaning won’t have to feel like a dreaded chore, but a natural habit as you get on with the rest of your day. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your routine, give the kids something to do, and discover what works for you best. Either way, you’ll be coming home to a place like no other.

Ask a Pro

All these tips are great for routine, everyday cleaning to keep the floors clear of clutter and the sink from piling up with dishes. But once in a while, you’ll need a thorough general cleaning to get rid of cobwebs, stains, and dust mites for good, as well as book cleaning and maintenance services for appliances and large fixtures.

If there’s anything that spring cleaning has taught us, it’s that it’s not enough. Getting rid of old junk and clutter is just one part of the job. Getting a professional cleaner to work with you in keeping your condo spotless is a must for every busy homeowner working long days. So while you tidy up on the way out, a professional cleaner can come in once in a while for a deep clean — and there’s no better time for that than this summer while you’re out and having fun.

For more tips and information on keeping your home clean this summer, call Maid4Condos at 647-822-0601 or contact us here.

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