Three tips for winter cleaning
Cleaning and washing clothes are a constant household chore during the winter months. Kids are always tracking in mud or snow, there’s dust building up from keeping windows closed, and winter sports laundry is always piling up.
Don’t let it get you down, however. There are many ways you can keep your house tidy, starting with these three tips to ease the winter cleaning blues:
1. Keep things organized: It’s easy to leave that scarf on the ground, or boots at the bottom of the stairs.The problem is one or two items can easily turn into 10, meaning a messy house in no time. Encourage the family to clean as they go by putting items in their proper place. This will keep the house looking clean and tidy for longer.
2. Get everyone to pitch in: Cleaning should never be only one person’s responsibility. Encourage everyone in the family to ‘own’ a cleaning chore. If each person feels responsible for their family tasks, a lot more of the house will be kept clean.
3. Wash in cold water:To keep energy costs down and your laundry fresh, switch to a detergent that is formulated to perform in cold water. For example, to get a wash result that is both clean and vibrant, the Tide Liquid detergent delivers six times deeper clean, even in cold.
With these ideas under your belt, winter cleaning costs can be reduced and the laundry room can become a sweet smelling headache-free zone.