Winters are a blessing of God, no doubt. But when it comes to cold weather, you have to prepare yourself for winter. Whether it’s about allergic reactions due to cold weather or rainfall, you have to prepare for the winters. Though the weather in the Middle East remains hot during the whole year except two to three months when the weather luckily got slightly cooler, therefore everyone welcomes the winter season with happy faces in the middle east. On the other hand, people should prepare their homes for winters as well.
Before entering into the winter season, you must focus on deep cleaning your house. According to Heba Noureldine brand manager of CleaningCompany.AE a Dubai based deep cleaning services provider, doing a deep cleaning before winter is very important because you are going to spend most of the time in your home. And when things are not cleaned and organized, you will get irritated and frustrated without any reason.
Here are some suggestions that you can follow so that you can enjoy your winters in full swing and things could not disturb your fresh mood.
Cleaning HVAC and its Maintenance
Before the start of the winter season, try to change your air filters and hire professional cleaning teams for cleaning vents and air ducts. Dust and dirt are gathered in these air filters. Due to this, they take more energy for their functioning and spread germs in the house as well. The germs can cause different allergic reactions to the human body especially to those people who suffer from asthma and skin allergies like cough, hay fever, stuffy nose, sneezing, red or watery eyes, etc. Experts say that you should change your air filters at least every three to four months to avoid any health issues. Cleaned HVAC also saves you money in the shape of fewer electricity bills. In addition, they will help in the spread of clean air thorough out your house which will automatically refresh the environment of your house specifically in winters when are going to spend most of your time at home. It’s better to check all the HVAC systems so that when you need them for heating, they can work properly.
Clear the Clutter
An organized home is a key to a clean and tidy home. An unorganized home will give you tension when you entered the house. So try to organize everything and clear the clutter in this winter season to enjoy it without any tension. For this purpose, take out all those things which you are not using including your old dresses, shoes, pants, shirts, etc. Sort everything out and divide them into two groups. One group include those things which are for throwing or recycling and one group includes those things which you can donate. The things which are of good quality, donate them to needy persons and the things which are not in a good condition, throw them away to make space for new things.
After clearing the clutter, consider doing seasonal storage. Pack summer clothes and other summer-related things and store them so that you can manage your drawers for the winter collection.
Clean Carpets and Furniture
While deep cleaning your house in winters, don’t forget to clean your carpets and furniture. Dirt, dust, and grime buildup on carpets and furniture as well which creates a messy look. Experts say your carpets may contain 0.5 kg of dust and dirt per sq. yd. Now you can imagine how much your carpets are holding dust if you do not clean them regularly. Plan to hire a professional cleaning service if your carpets are dirty. They are experts in cleaning and know what cleaning products are good for your carpets. Just like carpets, wipe down the entire furniture with a microfiber cloth so that your house looks neat and clean.
Clean Windows For Butter Sun Rays
There are very few rays in winters, so make sure they all get into your homes. For this purpose, your windows should be clean and stain-free. Clean windows also brighten up the house because sun rays pass through them easily. You can make an all-purpose cleaner for cleaning your glass windows. For this, take a spray bottle and fill it half with water. Add 7 to 8 teaspoons of white vinegar into this bottle and shake it well, your all-purpose cleaner is ready to use. Make sure to wipe down all the windows of the your home by using this all purpose cleaner. It will give them a stainless and shiny look.
Chimney cleaning is important to remove creosote, soot, and blockages so that they can work properly. If the chimney is not cleaned properly, the soot and creosote can create the potential of fire in the chimney. Creosote is mostly used as a byproduct in burning wood and is very flammable. So try to clean your chimney once a month to avoid any risk. Plus, it will clean the air and provide a healthy environment in your home. Specifically, when you are going to stay at home most of the time in winters.
Spreading New Smells
In winters, you don’t open the doors and windows. They remain closed most of the time to protect yourself from cold air. It will make your home a bit smelly. To avoid any smell and make your home fresher, you can add a few scented candles by placing them in different rooms. It will create a very good atmosphere to feel. In addition, clean everything out so that nothing there is everything smells good. You can add a few drops of any essential oil in your cleaning products like in all-purpose cleaner which will help in spreading an aroma throughout your home.
Test your Carbon Monoxide and Smoke detectors
In winters, most of the fires are happened due to carbon monoxide and smoke. The doors and windows are mostly closed in winters, therefore carbon monoxide is gathered in rooms that a very dangerous to health. Check all the systems of your smoke detectors so that they work properly and if found any problem in them, let them fix on time.