The warmer months of summer are a perfect opportunity for getting your entire home and garage cleaned up to prevent dust, grime, heat, and humidity from your home. It’s a great time to get rid of items that are broken or not being used to make space for the more important things in your life. Follow these summer dumpster rental tips to make your cleaning job easier.
Ceiling Fan Maintenance
Cleaning the blades on your ceiling fan can be quite a messy project with pollen and dust falling all over the floor under the fans. Here’s a tip to make this project fuss-free. Spray the inside of a pillowcase with a multi-purpose cleaner and then put the pillowcase over a fan blade to clean it. The dust and debris will remain inside of the pillowcase and then you turn it inside out and clean it in the laundry. Reverse your fan blades to keep your spaces cooler in the summer by bringing cold air downwards.
Clean Out The Refrigerator
This project can take a bit of time to conquer. Remove everything from one shelf at a time and put it in a cooler. Throw out old items that are not good anymore and check for expiration dates on condiments. Then remove the empty shelf and wash it thoroughly in soapy water, rinse it and dry it completely before returning it to the fridge and replacing items on it. To make it easier on yourself for the next time you clean out the refrigerator, put waterproof placemats on the shelves, cutting them to fit. The next time you clean out the fridge, you can remove only the placemats and not the shelves themselves. The placemats will catch any drips or spilled items and they are much easier to wash than the shelves.
Make Your Kitchen Cabinets Sparkle
Cabinets that are opened and closed often in your kitchen are prime suspects for getting sticky from messy hands. Dip a washcloth in dish soap and water and wring it out, then wipe down the fronts of the cabinets paying close attention to the areas near the knobs to remove fingerprints and freshen them up.
Freshen Up Outdoor Furniture
Examine your outdoor furniture for broken or cracked items–especially in the seats or chairs. If there is even a small crack, dispose of the chair so someone doesn’t sit it in and get injured when it breaks entirely. Clean your outdoor furniture by first spraying it with a garden hose with a spray nozzle to wet it. Then use a soft bristle brush to clean all the surfaces with dish soap and water. Rinse it off with the hose and allow the furniture to air dry in the summer sunshine.
Clean Your Outdoor Grill
You don’t want remnants of previous foods on the grill grate to transfer to the food you are cooking. Turn on a gas grill and let it get hot, or put charcoal in a charcoal grill and let the grates heat up. Cut a lemon in half, dip it in salt and rub it across the grill grates with a long-handled grill fork to remove all old food residue. This natural cleaning method is better than a metal brush because the bristles can come loose and get into your food.
Clean Out The Gutters
Clean out your house’s gutters with a four-prong garden tool to scrape out any leaves or debris from the gutters. After you toss all the debris out, wash the gutters out with the garden hose with a spray nozzle on the highest setting to apply force and wash them thoroughly. Check your clean gutters for broken areas or rusted areas. Remove faulty gutters and have them replaced with new ones to keep your downspouts clear of debris.
Cleaning The Garage
This is usually the most time-consuming cleaning job in the summertime. Remember when you first moved into your home and thought the garage was very large? If you haven’t cleaned it out and organized it in several years, there may not even be room to park your car now. Many times, homeowners will buy a specific item, use it once and stick it in the garage, then they can’t find it again because of the clutter, and they repurchase the same items. Toss any unwanted tools, building materials that you never used, and any other things that you don’t need. Add shelving and rack systems to hang most of your items on the walls and keep from using up your floor space. Lawn care tools, wheelbarrows, electric cords, and hand tools can all be hung on the walls–just make sure the hooks are strong enough to hold the items you place on them.
This is a great time to inquire about a dumpster rental in St. Louis to hold all the unused and broken items that you no longer want or need. Go throughout your home and remove anything you aren’t going to need in the foreseeable future. Most people cram these things in the garage, so when you clean them out, dispose of anything you don’t want. At Tidy Bug Dumpsters, we can help you with your summer cleanup jobs with affordable roll-off dumpster pricing in St. Louis. A thorough home cleaning in the summer usually ends up with quite a lot of items that need to be disposed of, and you can work at your own pace when you rent a dumpster. Contact us for a household cleanout dumpster rental!