The winter months are the perfect time to give your home some extra TLC. If you have the motivation but don’t know where to start, don’t worry—we’re here to help. Follow these ten pro tips from Cris’s Cleaning Services, and your property will be sparkling in no time.

1. Start with a Plan of Attack

Making a checklist or cleaning schedule can keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand. It is a great way to ensure you don’t forget anything important.

Once you have your plan, gather all the cleaning products you’ll need so they’re within arm’s reach. Some essentials include:

  • A vacuum cleaner with attachments
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Squeegee and bucket
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Scrub brush (for tough stains)
  • Ladder (if you need to reach high places)

2. Create a Cleaning Zone

Whether it’s one room or one small section of a room, focus on cleaning one area at a time. This way, you can avoid feeling like the entire house is messy. Plus, when finishing a cleaning zone, you can take a break and celebrate your accomplishment!

3. Get Rid of Clutter

One of the best ways to make your home feel clean is to declutter. Get rid of anything you don’t need or use—this includes clothes, shoes, books, and knick-knacks. Not only will this make cleaning more manageable, but it will also give you some extra space to breathe.

4. Do Some Basic HVAC Maintenance

Your heating and cooling system work hard to keep your home comfortable, so it’s crucial to do some upkeep. Simply changing your filters and vacuuming your vents can make a big difference in performance and energy consumption. You should also have your system checked by a professional at least once a year.

5. Clean Your Fridge and Freezer

Wipe down the inside and outside of your fridge and defrost your freezer if you see more than ¼ inch of ice buildup. While you’re at it, throw out any expired food or old leftovers you’ll likely never consume.

With the interior of your fridge and freezer clean, you can now focus on the outside. Wipe down the door seals and vacuum the coils to ensure everything runs smoothly.

6. Tackle Your Windows

Cleaning your windows may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually pretty simple. Start by dusting any blinds or curtains.

Then, use a squeegee and mild soap to clean the glass. For a streak-free finish, dry your windows with a lint-free cloth.

7. Don’t Forget the Floors

Your floors probably take the most abuse, so they definitely need some attention during your winter cleaning session. Vacuum carpets and rugs, or take them outside to shake off dirt and debris.

For hardwood or tile floors, sweep or vacuum first to remove any surface dirt. Then, mop them with a gentle cleaner. Let them dry completely before walking on them to avoid slipping.

8. Clean Your Upholstery

Your furniture is probably full of dust, pet hair, and other allergens. To get them deep-cleaned, you can either hire a professional or rent a steam cleaner. Always test the cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area first.

9. Keep Your Home Fresh

Once you’ve tackled the big cleaning projects, it’s time to focus on the little things, like wiping down doorknobs, light fixtures, and baseboards. These small tasks may not seem like much, but they can make a big difference in the overall feel of your home.

10. Partner with a Trusted Cleaning Service

Not everyone has the time or energy to conduct a deep winter cleaning. If you need some professional assistance, you can count on Cris’s Cleaning Services, LLC, to get the job done right. Here are just some of the benefits of working with our veteran team:

  • Friendly and professional staff. We will always treat you and your home with the utmost respect. Our goal is to make your life easier, not add more stress.
  • Flexible scheduling. We understand that life can be unpredictable, so we offer flexible scheduling to fit your needs.
  • Satisfaction guarantee. We want you to be happy with our services, so we offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you find something that isn’t up to your standards, just let us know, and we’ll make it right.

Whether you’re looking for a one-time deep clean or regular maid service, Cris’s Cleaning Services, LLC is here to help. Contact us at (602) 574-3916 today to learn more about our services or to schedule a free estimate.