Summer Cleaning Tips to Make Your Home Shine


Summer is here, and it's time to refresh your home! Whether you're hosting BBQs, enjoying family time, or simply the love of a clean space, these summer cleaning tips will help you keep your home sparkling and ready for all the fun. So roll up your sleeves, put on your favorite tunes, and let’s get cleaning!


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Storage totes or bins in a garage.








1. Declutter and Organize

Start your summer cleaning by decluttering each room. Go through closets, cabinets, and drawers, and sort items into keep, donate, and discard piles. This process will make your home feel more open and less chaotic.

Tip: Use storage bins (not cardboard boxes) and labels to keep everything in its place and make future cleaning easier.


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Clean Fresh Bedding









2. Refresh Your Bedding

With the warmer weather, it’s a great time to swap out heavy winter bedding for lighter, breathable fabrics. Wash all bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and comforters. Consider air-drying them outside for that fresh, summer scent. For items like comforters, duvets, and linens that need special care, consider using professional linen cleaning services.

Tip: Rotate your mattress to ensure even wear and extend its lifespan.


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Person Cleaning Window










3. Clean Your Windows and Screens

Let the summer sunshine in by giving your windows a thorough cleaning. Use a mixture of water and vinegar to wipe down the glass for a streak-free finish. Don’t forget to clean the window screens – a gentle scrub with soapy water and a rinse will do the trick.

Tip: Clean windows on a cloudy day to prevent the cleaning solution from drying too quickly and leaving streaks.


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Person vacuuming carpet rug.









4. Deep Clean Carpets and Rugs

High-traffic areas like carpets and rugs can accumulate dirt and grime over time. Give them a deep clean by vacuuming thoroughly or hiring a professional service for a more extensive refresh. Don't forget about your upholstery too!

Tip: Place mats at entryways to reduce the amount of dirt tracked inside.


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Patio Furniture Cushions









5. Tidy Up Outdoor Spaces

Summer is perfect for outdoor activities, so make sure your patio, deck, and yard are clean and inviting. Sweep or power wash the patio, clean outdoor furniture, have those cushions cleaned, and tidy up the garden. Trim overgrown plants and add some colorful flowers for a fresh look.

Tip: Store garden tools and outdoor toys in a shed or storage box to keep your outdoor area organized.


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Backyard grill with food and drinks.









6. Clean Your Grill

Before you fire up the grill for summer cookouts, give it a good cleaning. Remove grates and soak them in warm, soapy water. Scrub away any leftover grease and food particles with a grill brush. Clean the interior and exterior surfaces with a suitable cleaner.

Tip: Regularly cleaning your grill will enhance its performance and prolong its life.


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Person dusting mirror in home.









7. Dust and Air Quality

Dust can accumulate quickly during the summer months. Make it a habit to dust surfaces at least once a week. Don’t forget to dust ceiling fans, light fixtures, and vents. You can also improve indoor air quality by changing HVAC filters regularly or having your air ducts cleaned.

Tip: Use a microfiber cloth for dusting, as it traps dust better than traditional cloths.


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Garage peg board organization.










8. Organize the Garage

With more activities taking place outdoors, it’s essential to keep your garage tidy. Organize tools, sports equipment, and seasonal items using shelves and pegboards. Sweep the floor and dispose of any items you no longer need.

Tip: Use clear bins to store smaller items, making it easier to find what you need.


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Clean white bathroom.









9. Freshen Up Bathrooms

Bathrooms can benefit from a deep clean in the summer. Scrub tiles, clean the toilet and sink, and wash shower curtains and bath mats. Use a mildew-resistant cleaner to prevent mold and mildew buildup.

Tip: Keep a squeegee in the shower to quickly wipe down walls and reduce water spots and mildew.


By following these practical and effective summer cleaning tips, you’ll keep your home fresh, organized, and ready for all the summer fun. Enjoy a sparkling clean home and make the most of the sunny season!