Ah, summer! A time for rest, relaxation, and… cleaning?
While most of us like to think of the summer months as a chance to take a break and bask in the warm weather, our chores don’t just go on hold because we want them to.
In fact, summer is actually a time when you may need to spend a little more time thinking about cleaning. Here are three big reasons that a clean home should be on your mind during the “dog days” of summer:
1.) The Kids Will Be Home
If you have kids, then you know that summer means a lot more family time. After all, the little ones are out of school for a few months, with only summer camp (and maybe video games) to keep them occupied.
On the one hand, this means more time to spend with your loved ones. And that’s wonderful! But on the other hand? The kids being home can also mean a lot more work for moms, dads, and caretakers.
Now there’s more time for the kids to break out all of their toys – and leave them scattered all over the place. More time to tear through all of the arts and crafts supplies, or to leave muddy shoe prints on the carpets.
And, at the same time, summer is also when a lot of extended families come together. Whether for cookouts, summer birthdays, family reunions, or just a stop-over on a long road trip, the summer months often find family aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents popping in – sometimes with just a moment’s notice!
Prepping your guest bedroom, cleaning off your outdoor spaces, and making your kitchen and living rooms look presentable: These are all important steps to take before a family drop-in. But in the summer? These everyday jobs become more important than ever!
2.) Summer Brings Its Own Kind of Mess
You’ve probably heard the expression that “April showers bring May flowers.” But what do July thunderstorms bring? In our experience, summer downpours bring a whole lot of mud, wet spots, and other yucky stuff into your home.
While summer is a magical, romantic time, it’s easy to forget that the warm months also bring their own set of cleaning challenges.
Besides the mud and muck that comes from summer storms, think about all of those other unique summer annoyances. What is it for your home? Maybe all of the dirt and leaves that get tracked in after your house’s master gardener finishes with the yard? Or perhaps it’s all of the sand that comes in after a long day at the beach? Maybe it’s the sweat stains that always seem to end up on your couch after a particularly humid day?
Or, think about this. Summer is a time when a lot of us go on trips. Whether a weekend road trip or a long vacation to a dream destination, a lot of people vacate their homes over the summer. This can mean a mad scramble to clean before you take off. Or, worse, it might mean killing your vacation vibes by having to immediately clean when you get back.
In all of these cases, it helps to be proactive! A housekeeping routine can do wonders when it comes to the common cleaning hassles that come with summer weather. And making a plan ahead of time can help busy world travelers ensure that their homes are pristine by the time they return home.
3.) Cleaning Can Help You Stay Cool
Summer means long days, family fun, and… hot weather. Lots and lots of hot weather. Here in Chicago, it’s common for the temperature to climb into the 90s, and then linger there for days.
When the weather gets sweltering, we all do whatever we can to help stay cool. Well, did you know that strategically cleaning your home may just help you beat the summer heat? It’s true!
Consider your air conditioning vents, for example. These spots can be a huge gathering point for dust and other allergens. Over time, as your ventes gather dust, they send out less and less cool air. For allergy sufferers, this buildup can also make it harder to breathe naturally. A simple cleaning can help air flow better, and keep you cooler, even on the hottest days of the year.
Similarly, a little bit of tidying can make your whole home feel cleaner and more inviting – and help make your space feel cooler. For instance, putting an organizing plan in place could help you clear away the areas around your vents, promoting better air circulation. You could also take some time to properly store your winter clothes and toys out of sight – and in a spot where they won’t be getting in anyone’s way during the summer.
How Sweeping Dimensions Can Help You Truly Enjoy Your Summer
Now, we didn’t point out all these things to harsh your summer vibes! Exactly the opposite! We love summer here at Sweeping Dimensions, for all the reasons we mentioned. Time at the beach, fun with family and friends… In a lot of ways, there’s nothing better!
In fact, we love summer so much that we want to make sure you get to truly enjoy yours. That’s where our services can help! With a cleaning team on your side, you can leave the dirty work to us, and get back time for the most important things in your life!
Here at SDCS, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful! Whether you’re looking for a deep clean, routine housekeeping, or service for a special event, we can help! With a professionally trained and uniformed staff, all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your unique needs. We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products.
We’re so confident that you’ll love our service, that we offer the Sweeping Dimensions guarantee! If our cleaning services should ever fail to meet your expectations, you can call us within 24 hours of your cleaning and we will send out a supervised crew to correct anything that needs attention.
Ready to make the rest of your summer cleaning “a breeze?” Get in touch today for your free estimate!