August Cleaning Checklist

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August means wrapping up summer and getting ready for back to school!  Here is your monthly checklist to be prepared for the fall.

Flip Mattresses

August is a great time for indoor chores, so take some time to flip your mattresses.  While you are at it, you can….

Wash Pillows

You can and absolutely should wash your pillows.  Here is an excellent article from consumer reports that gives you step by step instructions that depend on the type of pillow you have

Clean and Store Sports Equipment

Either your sports equipment has been well used over the summer, or it will be needed in the months ahead, so clean your balls, bats, clubs, bikes, or whatever you play with and put it away in its proper place.

Clean Out the Car

Start the fall looking good by getting the car ready for carpool season.  Read our blog from last month about detailing your car.

Wash Out Trash Cans

Trash cans, recycling cans, and trash compactors can get dirty and smelly. Add ½ cup dish liquid to 4 cups of white distilled vinegar to get rid of grime and gunk.

Clean and Replace Cleaning Equipment

Even your cleaning equipment can get dirty.  Replace heads on mops or buy new mops as well as brooms.  Clean scrub buckets and service the vacuum cleaner too. Take stock of cleaning supplies and replace what you need.  Some good natural cleaners to keep on hand are vinegar, baking soda, and alcohol.