If you want your home to shine this year, you’d better not neglect your annual cleaning. Cleaning can be rewarding, but the actual process of cleaning can often be a drag. However, with that said, what’s even worse than cleaning is living in an unclean home that’s also in disrepair. To ensure that happens, you must clean these parts of your home in 2023.
Deep Clean Appliances
Your appliances are one of the first parts of your home that you need to turn your attention toward when it comes time to clean. These are the parts of your home you use the most, and all that use adds up. Whether it’s your oven, microwave, dishwasher, or something else, there will be a layer of grime that hasn’t come off during your normal cleanings.
Not giving these appliances the deep cleaning they deserve will only shorten their life spans and, in the interim, can even affect their performance. A microwave oven with a layer of crumbs or grease will make your food less appetizing. Cleaning can take time, but that elbow grease and time will reward you with clean and functional appliances.
Don’t Forget the Garage
The garage is a part of the home that is easy to take for granted. It’s more of a liminal space, as you often don’t spend too much time there. However, while you don’t spend too much time here, it is still an important part of your home, and annual garage door maintenance is equally important. Depending on where you live and how often you’re opening and closing your garage door, you may need to look at and clean some of the smaller components like:
Neglecting these components will only hurt your garage, further hurting your home the longer you delay the cleaning.
Clean Your Fabrics
People often forget to clean their garages, but another part of the home that people remember to clean but don’t clean well enough is their fabrics. Rugs, carpets, drapes, and cushion covers can all catch a host of dust and allergens, and normal vacuuming isn’t enough to clean them properly. Spot cleaning is effective, as is routine vacuuming, but if you want a really clean home, you’ll need to take things to the next level.
The next level of cleaning includes investing in a carpet cleaner and running cushion covers and drapes in the washing machine. This extra layer of cleaning goes a long way toward turning your house into a clean home you’ll never want to leave.
You need to clean these different parts of your home in 2023 if you want to live in a comfortable, clean, and functional home. Neglecting these cleaning tasks will save you time and energy in the moment, but you’re only hurting yourself in the long run. The longer you wait, the more cleaning you’ll have to do later.