House Cleaning Guide After a Long Vacation

Have you just returned home after a long trip? Eager and excited to share your experiences with family and friends and show them all the photos you’ve taken while on holiday, you work up the energy to open your bedroom door. You pause for a moment before turning the knob, thinking that it’s probably a mess in there.

You don’t want to show your relatives this. They would be more excited about seeing your pictures if they weren’t distracted by the fact that your room looks like the aftermath of a hurricane. Vacations are a great way to relax, but it can be hard to get back into your regular routine after a week or two away. There is one thing that you should never forget about though: house cleaning. Let’s see how to clean your after a long vacation.

Clean the kitchen

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You should clean the kitchen first. This is because cooking and preparing food involves a lot of messes, which you will want to avoid when you come home from vacation.

To start out, remove any food that is left in your pantry so it doesn’t go bad or attract pests. Next, clean all of your counters (including around the sink) as well as any other hard surfaces in your kitchen (like floors). If there are stains on these surfaces, then use baking soda or vinegar along with warm water for best results.

Then spray some cleaner on these areas for extra cleaning power! Finally make sure everything’s dried thoroughly before putting things back where they belong!

Check the refrigerator

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The refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen. It’s also one of the most difficult to maintain, because it requires regular cleaning and upkeep. Fortunately, it can be done quickly and easily with these steps:

Check for expired food. If you have been away for an extended period of time, chances are the food in your refrigerator has gone bad. Check each item individually to make sure that everything still has a smell and isn’t mouldy or slimy. If any items are questionable, throw them out immediately.

Clean all shelves thoroughly with soap and water or a special cleaner designed specifically for refrigerators (see below). Rinse off any remaining residue with clean water before drying completely with paper towels or rags that you’ve run through a washing machine cycle without soap on low heat settings (again: no soap!).

Check all the electronic appliances

Check all the electronic appliances that you use daily. This includes your television, computer, cell phone charger and remote controls. Turn them on and make sure they work as expected. Check to see if any of the batteries are low or dead. If so, replace them as soon as possible so they don’t cause problems later on down the line.

Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors as well! They should be plugged in even when you’re away from home for an extended period of time; this will ensure that the battery doesn’t run out while no one is there to reset it if it does go off (and hopefully someone else will hear it).

Get rid of unwanted guests

Check the attic and basement. If you were gone a while, it’s possible that mice or other rodents have moved in. This is especially true if your home has been vacant for a while during the winter season.

Check the yard for nests or infestations. If your home was unoccupied during the winter months, there may be unwanted guests living outside in nests or infestations that need to be removed before they come inside and cause damage to your carpets or upholstery. Inspect for pests indoors as well as outdoors. If you find any pests in your home after being away from it for a long time, contact an expert pest control technicians from terminix immediately. So, they can get rid of them before they start causing damage inside your house

Clean the living room

Wipe down all surfaces. Dust and grime can build up on furniture, floors, and countertops while you’re away. A quick wipe-down will bring these areas back to life.

Vacuuming your carpets is important because it removes dust, dirt, pet hair and other debris from deep within the fibres of your carpeting—not just at the surface level where you can see it with a quick sweep or broom swipe.

Clean the windows and blinds. If you have window treatments (blinds or curtains) that collect dust easily (like sheer curtains), take them down and wash them before putting them back up again (you’ll need warm water mixed with mild detergent).

Conclusion

You may be wondering, “Why do I need to clean the house after a long vacation?” The truth is that dust and dirt can build up in your home, which can lead to health issues. You also want to make sure that everything smells fresh before you return from vacation so that guests will enjoy their stay with you. We hope our tips have helped get your home ready for guests!

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