It’s good to give your home a serious scrub-down every once in a while. When guests visit, why not use the occasion as motivation to clean beyond your usual tidy-up? There’s more to cleaning than putting loose glassware and cutlery in the dishwasher or doing a quick vacuum.
These are the things you should do to ensure your home is clean before you have company over.
No Pests Whatsoever
The first item seems obvious, but it’s non-negotiable. If a visitor sees a mouse, rat, or cockroach in your home, that’ll probably be their takeaway from the evening, no matter how stirring the conversation or delicious the food you serve.
The leading pest control company in Toronto offers home protection plans and proactive measures to keep all manner of pests out. They’ll come to your property, inspect for pests and pest attractants, and remove whatever they find.
Then, they’ll give a spray treatment that actively discourages pests from entering the grounds. They’ll return for multiple inspections to ensure it works. If you see a pest and need the infestation eliminated, call a local, family-owned company with custom sprays using Health Canada-approved ingredients.
Cleaning the dust and grime from glass windows almost feels like it cleans the light that pours through them. You’ll look through and see only what’s on the other side, not smudges and smears.
One tip is to use old newspapers instead of paper towels. You’ll save money, and it doesn’t leave streaks.
Scrub Hard and Smart
You need to clean the floors and surfaces with real soap or chemicals, not just give them a superficial wipe. That doesn’t mean you need to exert too much energy or break a sweat.
Inventions like the Drill Brush give you killer results without having to work hard. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a hard-bristled brush attached to a power drill! Cleaning your washroom tiles just got super easy.
Likewise, there are Swiffers or mops you can get that hold water and soap in them, and all you need to do is press a button to release the solution. A deep clean is all about cleaning up invisible grime that isn’t apparent to the naked eye, especially in places like bathrooms.
Still, that doesn’t mean you need to work hard to get deep into the nitty gritty.
Fridge Shelves and Behind Furniture
A deep clean is all about polishing the usual places with unusual depth but also cleaning what rarely gets cleaned. Pull the chairs and couches away from the walls and clean what’s behind.
Take the food out of the fridge and give the shelves inside a thorough wipe down. Areas where people eat should be hygienic, not just free of visible mess.
Entertaining people means giving them what they want inside a pleasant atmosphere. Everybody has their own tastes in terms of design or décor, but cleanliness is universally popular. Remember the above tips when cleaning this summer, and prepare your home properly for guests.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.