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5 Essential Summer Cleaning Tips for a Tidy Home

May 3, 2024

5 Essential Summer Cleaning Tips for a Tidy Home

Summer is the perfect time to give your home a thorough cleaning. With the longer days and warmer weather, you can tackle those cleaning tasks that often get neglected during the colder months. Below are 5 great summer cleaning tips we at Lavender Maid encourage you to try to help refresh your living space and make the most of the sunny season!

Deep Clean Your Carpets and Rugs:

During the winter, carpets and rugs can accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and allergens. Summer is the ideal time to deep clean these areas to improve indoor air quality and give your home a fresh feel.

  • Vacuum Thoroughly: Start by vacuuming your carpets and rugs to remove loose dirt and debris.
  • Spot Clean Stains: Use a carpet cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water to tackle any stains.
  • Steam Clean: Renting a steam cleaner or hiring a professional service can ensure a deep clean that removes embedded dirt and allergens.

Tackle Windows and Screens:

Clean windows can brighten up your home and let in more natural light, making your space feel more open and inviting.

  • Wash Windows: Use a mixture of water and dish soap or a commercial window cleaner to wash both the inside and outside of your windows. Don’t forget to wipe down the window sills and frames.
  • Clean Screens: Remove window screens and spray them down with a hose. Use a soft brush to scrub away dirt and grime, then let them air dry before reinstalling.


Summer is a great time to declutter and reorganize your home. This can help reduce stress and create a more relaxing environment.

  • Sort Through Items: Go through closets, drawers, and storage spaces to sort items into categories: keep, donate, recycle, or discard.
  • Organize Spaces: Use storage bins, shelves, and organizers to keep everything in its place. Labeling bins and boxes can help maintain order.
5 Essential Summer Cleaning Tips for a Tidy Home

Freshen Up Outdoor Spaces:

Your outdoor areas can become an extension of your living space during the summer, so it’s important to keep them clean and inviting.

  • Patio and Deck Cleaning: Sweep and wash patios and decks to remove dirt, leaves, and debris. Power washing can be especially effective for stubborn grime.
  • Garden and Lawn Care: Trim overgrown plants, mow the lawn, and remove any weeds. Adding fresh mulch to garden beds can give them a neat, polished look.

Improve Indoor Air Quality:

With more time spent indoors in air-conditioned environments, it’s crucial to ensure your indoor air quality is at its best.

  • Clean Air Filters: Replace or clean air conditioner filters to ensure efficient operation and better air quality.
  • Dust and Vacuum: Regular dusting and vacuuming can help reduce allergens. Pay special attention to areas that often get overlooked, like ceiling fans, baseboards, and behind furniture.
  • Add Houseplants: Certain houseplants, such as spider plants and peace lilies, can help purify the air and add a touch of greenery to your home.

By following these 5 easy summer cleaning tips, you can create a cleaner, healthier, and more enjoyable living environment in your Virginia Beach home. Eager to tackle the cleaning to-do list, but overwhelmed? Give us a call at (757) 304-6209 or send us an email so Lavender Maid can get your home reorganized and revitalized just in time for summer in the Hampton Roads!