Summer Cleaning Tips and Checklist

Summer Cleaning tips

Home maintenance is the last thing you want to care about in summer. Use all these summer cleaning tips for the inside and outside of your home to protect it from the damaging effects of heat, humidity, dust, filth, and pests. Start these cleaning projects early in the summer to enjoy the rest of the season, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and sunshine.

Summer Cleaning Tips

Bathroom Summer Cleaning

Daily Tasks

  • Dust surfaces start from top to bottom.
  • Sweep or vacuum the floors.
  • Wipe to dry the counters.
  • Sanitize high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, and toilet handles.

Weekly Tasks

Monthly Task

  • Give your bathroom a deep clean.

Bathroom cleaning tips

Bathroom Cleaning Tips

  • To maintain an average humidity level in the bathroom and prevent the growth of mildew and mold, make sure to regularly run your exhaust fan during and after your shower for an additional 30 minutes or so.
  • When cleaning your shower curtains and bath mat, check the instructions on the attached labels to avoid damaging their quality.
  • To prevent mold growth on shower curtain liners, spray some white vinegar on them weekly.


Kitchen Summer Cleaning

Daily Tasks

Weekly Tasks

  • Deep clean your fridge and freezer. This is the best time for you to toss expired food items.
  • Sanitize cabinet handles, sink faucet, and light switches.

Monthly Tasks

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

  • Put some lemon peels in your trash bin to remove the bad smell after cleaning it.
  • Always put first-to-expire products before restacking your fridge and pantry to lessen spoiled items.


Bedroom Summer Cleaning

Daily Tasks

  • Sweep or vacuum the floors.
  • Do not let your laundry accumulate inside your bedroom.

Weekly Tasks

  • Dust all the surfaces from top to bottom.
  • Mop the floors after sweeping.
  • Wash your pillow cases and bedsheets.

Monthly Tasks

  • Disinfect your door knobs and light switch.
  • Wash your blinds or vacuum the curtains.
  • Clean ledges, windows, and window sills.

Bedroom Cleaning Tips

Bedroom Cleaning Tips

Living Room Summer Cleaning

Daily Tasks

  • Sweep or vacuum the floors.
  • Dust everything beginning from top to bottom, including your plants.
  • Remove floor clutter.
  • Freshen up your upholstered items to remove unwanted odors.

Weekly Tasks

  • Mop the floors after sweeping.
  • Vacuum surfaces, especially if your pet is shedding more these days.
  • Sanitize frequently touched spots like light switches and knobs.
  • Clean your curtains or blinds.
  • Don’t let paper files pile up. Sort through your miscellaneous and old mails, then throw away the things you don’t need anymore.
  • Wipe clean your TV and other appliances.

Monthly Tasks

  • Clean the ledges, windows, and window sills.
  • Wash your walls and remove any cobwebs on the ceiling.
  • Clean your baseboards.
  • Organize the area. This includes your decors, books and magazines, cords in the corner, display pictures, and end table.
  • Clean your carpet and rugs.
  • Now is the best time to do it if you haven’t cleaned your fireplace yet. Cleaning the fireplace will lessen the dust particles in your living room.

Living room cleaning tips

Living Room Cleaning Tips

  • Immediately clean the spills to prevent the carpet from having a stain.
  • Put some fresh flowers to give the room a lovely smell.

Play Room Summer Cleaning

Daily Tasks

  • Sweep or vacuum the floors.
  • Dust the surfaces.
  • Organize everything. Putting toys, books, and clothes in their proper places every day will save you time rather than waiting for everything to pile up in a week or two.

Weekly Tasks

  • Move all the furniture to clean the surface beneath.
  • Spot clean the walls. 

Monthly Tasks

  • Sanitize plastic toys with warm water and hydrogen peroxide if you do not want to use bleach. 
  • Wash plush toys by hand or machine, then fluff the furry toys with a hair dryer after.
  • Scrub mats and rugs.

Playroom cleaning tips

Playroom Cleaning Tips

  • Frequently check the bath toys as it gets moldy over time. It is best to replace it monthly.
  • Include your kids when cleaning their playroom by teaching your toddlers to put the toys back in the bin or something else as long as it is an age-appropriate task.

Pet Area Summer Cleaning Tips

Daily Tasks

  • Collect the loose hair on the floors by running a dry mop.
  • Freshen up the zone by spraying some pet odor eliminator.

Weekly Tasks

  • Vacuum loose hair off your couches, carpet, and pet bed.
  • Wet mop and sanitize the floors, especially around the litter box.

Monthly Tasks

  • Wash the pet bed. If it is too worn out, toss it away and bring in some new ones.
  • Sanitize all the pet toys. If there is any broken or filthy toy, do not hesitate to throw it.

Pet area cleaning tips

Pet Area Cleaning Tips

  • Sprinkle some baking soda on the pet bed, let it rest for hours, then vacuum it after. Baking soda will neutralize strong pet odors.

Our practical summer cleaning advice will keep your home spotless without requiring you to devote your entire summer to cleaning. You can achieve the best cleaning outcomes with the least amount of work by making a few little changes to your daily routine, allowing you to enjoy all the great summertime activities.

Professional Cleaning Service

You can enjoy the summer season without worrying about all the housework. Professional cleaners can make your home clean and tidy, so you can have all the time to have fun under the sun. Book a cleaning with Hellamaid today!

*This article aims to give you a DIY cleaning solution for your summer house cleaning. It is not meant to represent the cleaning materials and procedures followed by Hellamaid’s professional cleaning crews.

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