1. Declutter your space.
Summer is a great time to get rid of any unnecessary items that have accumulated in your home. Go through each room and donate, sell, or toss anything that you no longer need or use.
2. Deep clean your carpets and rugs.
Carpets and rugs can hold onto dirt and dust, especially after a long winter. Consider renting a steam cleaner or hiring a professional to deep clean them.
3. Clean your windows and screens.
Enjoy the sunshine and clear views by cleaning your windows and screens. Use a glass cleaner and a squeegee or microfiber cloth to get them sparkling clean.
4. Wipe down your walls and baseboards.
Over time, walls and baseboards can collect dust, dirt, and scuff marks. Give them a good wipe-down with a damp cloth to refresh their appearance.
5. Clean out your fridge and freezer.
Summer is a time for fresh produce and cold drinks. Take some time to go through your fridge and freezer, throw out any expired items, and organize your food for easy access.
6. Scrub your outdoor furniture.
If you have outdoor furniture, it's likely been sitting outside all winter and could use a good cleaning. Use mild soap and water to scrub down your chairs, tables, and umbrellas.
7. Organize your garage or shed.
Summer is a great time to tackle the clutter in your garage or shed. Organize your tools, sports equipment, and other items so that they are easily accessible when you need them.
8. Clean your grill.
If you plan on doing any outdoor cooking this summer, make sure your grill is clean and ready to go. Scrub the grates and remove any built-up grease or debris.
9. Dust your ceiling fans and light fixtures.
Ceiling fans and light fixtures can collect dust and debris, especially if they haven't been used in a while. Use a damp cloth or a feather duster to clean them off and keep your home feeling fresh.
10. Freshen up your bedding and linens.
Switch out your heavy winter bedding and linens for lighter, summery options. Wash your sheets, pillowcases, and towels so they're fresh and clean for the warmer weather.