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Yearlong Cleaning Tips

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Happy 2019 from The Mansions McKinney Blog!  We have a few resources for you this week that will help you keep your McKinney, TX apartment clean not only this month, but all throughout the year! Thanks to the Chicago Tribune, we have this detailed yearlong guide to house cleaning. Keep reading as we feature a few tasks from the list for the month of January, as well as repeated monthly cleaning tasks!

Clean Your Light Fixtures

When was the last time you gave your light fixtures a good deep cleaning? There’s no better time to do it than right now. Once you’ve identified of all the light fixtures in your house, take any detachable parts like glass or plastic coverings down for a thorough wash. Wash each covering with a solution of three parts warm water and one part vinegar to get them cleaner than they have been in ages!

Declutter Your Apartment

The first month of the year is a great time to free up some space in your apartment by getting rid of clutter! You’d be surprised at how much stuff you can accumulate over the course of the year, so setting aside some time this January to sift through everything you have is a great idea. Make sure to evaluate all of your belongings in every room — even what is buried away in your closets! See how many bags of unwanted clutter you can fill to either throw away or donate to charity.

Repeat These Tasks Monthly

In addition to specific and distinct tasks by month, the house cleaning guide recommends you repeat a certain set of tasks every month as well. Here are a few of them we found helpful:

Wipe down all appliances.
Vacuum and spot-clean furniture.
Wash kitchen and bath mats.
Polish wood furniture.
Disinfect computer keyboards, remotes, phones, and switches.

Thanks for reading our post this week. May your year be full of comfort and cleanliness!