My family has been having a great time enjoying the outdoors now that summer is here, but July doesn’t just bring summer fun, it also brings summer cleaning! There are some chores that are best done when the weather gets warm and as much as I would rather be enjoying the sunshine, I know that I have to take some time to get important summer cleaning done too!
Our biggest summer job is usually steam-cleaning the carpets. After the mud and muck of spring, our poor old living room carpet is always in especially bad shape so giving it a thorough cleaning is an essential summer task. Two big tips for steam-cleaning carpets in the summer? First, wait for a low-humidity day if possible. If not, plan on steam-cleaning your carpets in the morning and then leaving the house for the day while they dry. And to help ensure that any remaining odour-causing bacteria has been destroyed, give your wet carpets a good spray with a fabric deodorizer like Lysol Fabric Refresher after cleaning. When the carpets dry, they’ll look and smell fabulous! [Read more…]