Three tips for win­ter clean­ing

The Prince George Citizen - The Citizen - Real Estate Weekly - - Real Estate Weekly -

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.

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