A good homeowner understands they have the responsibility to clean their house daily. If you’re tidying up your home daily, it should only take between 15-30 minutes, and perhaps an hour once a week for more thorough cleaning. However, on certain occasions, your home requires a deep clean. Here are a few examples of when to put in some elbow grease!
At Least Once a Year
Setting aside time to give your home a good deep clean once a year will refresh your space and give you a new start for the rest of the year. Many people choose to do this during certain seasons, such as spring or fall. According to Accent Maid Service, deep cleaning your home once a year will improve the air quality in your home by getting rid of dust and stale air. Taking the time to clean out forgotten spaces will also help you feel more relaxed and organized. A yearly cleaning refreshes your home and gives you an opportunity to perform maintenance tasks you would otherwise forget about.
When planning a move, it is especially important to deep clean your old and your new space. Empty rooms are much easier to clean and help get rid of allergens. Decluttering your home will also help you discard unnecessary items, making your move easier. According to On the Move, one of the most effective ways to declutter is to go room by room. Sort your discarded items for what needs to be thrown away and what can be donated. Minimalism will give you more confidence and peace of mind as you move into a new place.
Before a New Baby
New moms and dads have a lot on their plate when they welcome a little one into the world. According to Elevated Network, tending to the needs of the baby is demanding and causes a lot of cleaning tasks to fall by the wayside. Prior to bringing the new baby into your home, it is wise to have a major cleaning in your home performed. This will help prepare a clean space for you to relax and play with your little one. A major cleaning will also help sanitize your home, protecting your little one’s immune system.
Cleaning your home brings satisfaction and pride, helps you relax, and increases your productivity. Deep cleaning is also important for maintenance and event indicators. Major cleanings are necessary at least once a year, but should also happen before other major events. Completing this will make your next season of life much more enjoyable.
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People make use of storage units for a variety of reasons. Maybe you recently downsized and are out of storage space in your home. Maybe you’ve just accumulated more belongings than you can accommodate. Whatever the reason, storage units can be an important resource. That said, it’s important to take steps to keep your things from getting ruined while they’re being stored.
Invest in Security
Putting belongings into storage may mean you’re okay with doing without them for a time, but doesn’t mean you won’t be upset if they end up gone for good. Make sure you keep your belongings secure while they’re in storage, especially if you’re storing anything of particular value. Storage units often have cameras throughout their facility, but that really only acts as a deterrent. Invest in a quality lock and consider installing your own security cameras if allowed.
Be Aware of Moisture
Water has a way of getting anywhere and everywhere, given enough time. When storing your belongings, whether in your own home or in a storage unit, it’s especially important to be aware of moisture levels in the area. If you’re storing belongings in your home, choose areas that are constantly dry. In the case of a storage unit, opt for one with climate control if moisture is a concern. Carefully choose your storage containers as well. Items in plastic containers are more susceptible to mold growth. Of course, the use of desiccants and making sure both the container and what you’re storing is 100% dry before putting it in storage can help with that. Check your belongings regularly to make sure they aren’t suffering from moisture damage.
Protect Fragile Belongings
Some belongings warrant more protection than others. Fragile belongings require more careful care and attention when being stored. Be sure to carefully wrap them in protective materials and pack them so they don’t shift when moving the storage container. Avoid putting heavy containers on top of those holding fragile belongings. Over time, heavy containers can cause those underneath them to collapse, putting your things at risk. If you’re storing photographs or art pieces, consider that such items can be damaged by exposure to light. Minimize this to keep them in pristine condition.
Just because your things are in storage doesn’t mean it’s not necessary to take steps to protect them. Choose to invest in security, be aware of the threat moisture presents, and protect fragile belongings. This will help you keep your stuff safe and secure, ready for you the next time you need it.
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