Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter

| September 6, 2018 | 8 Comments

Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter

Winter in many places across North America is a time of family celebrations and beautiful pristine views. It can also be one of the messiest times of the year, where moisture and cold make it very difficult to keep your home cleaner and free of dirt and slush.

With popular outdoor activities like skiing, snowmobiling and skating going in full swing, it’s likely that your floors and carpets will be put through the wringer during the winter. Wet boots, shoes and socks are constant in the season of cold and snow and it can be a tough job keeping up with the mess.

 

Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter

House in a winter scenery

 

We have put together some quick and easy tips from the professionals at the Filthy Cleaning company in Vancouver to help you get ready for the winter. Follow these low cost and low-maintenance guidelines to help fight the dirt and snow all winter long.

Put Out The Boot Trays

If you have a protected area like a mudroom or a garage entrance this is the perfect place to set out a boot tray. Available in many stores and online, boot trays can keep a large amount of dirt, salt and melted snow from ever making it to your floors. Made from a variety of materials like rigid plastics to decorative metals, boot trays allow your footwear to drain while keeping the mess all in one place. If you are in a pinch, you can even use a cookie sheet for a quick solution for those unexpected storms.

 

Tips From The Pros To Help Keep Your Home Cleaner This Winter

Doormat with cat faces

 

Double Up On The Doormats

We cannot stress the importance of having plenty of doormats placed at each entrance to your home. The best idea is to have mats on both sides of the door. One on the exterior to allow for the banging and scraping of the larger messes and one on the inside to allow for a spot to remove your footwear.

Doormats don’t have to be expensive, but they are a valuable tools against the slush, sand and snow that can get tracked into your home. Have several mats overlapping in your entryways and along any main entrance hallways to help keep your floors in great shape all winter.

No Shoes Rule

The winter months is a great time to instill a “No Shoes” rule throughout your house. This can apply to not only your family but your guests as well. The less contact any footwear has with the interior floors of your home, the better they will be able to hold up during the season. For guests, you can have a basket by your entrance with soft and warm hand knitted slippers to help them keep their feet warm once they are indoors.

Daily Mopping & Vacuuming

Daily cleaning may seem like a lot of extra work but it will be worth the effort in the long run. Keep a wet mop or a Swiffer near your entrance for quick cleanups and make sure to give the whole area a wipe down at the end of the day.

For cleaning your doormats, give them all a good shake outdoors a few times a week to get rid of any dirt or salt that may be clinging to the fibres. Taking your vacuum across the extra mats a few times a will help keep them clean and prevent dirt from building up and making it on to your floors.

 

 

Do you have any tips to share to help keep your home cleaner this winter?

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Debra Branigan says:

    Thanks for the tips!

  2. Calvin says:

    Good to maintain the house by doing small daily maintainence. Tiny cleanings and sweeping adds up and makes a large difference. Winter can be messy months for the floor and such. Good tips

  3. Debbie White-Beattie says:

    How dare you use such bad language like the big “W” I still like your tips but don’t use that word yet because I’m not willing to give up the warm weather yet. lol

  4. LisaM says:

    Putting a mat on the inside is such a lifesaver!

  5. Kristi says:

    I don’t actually have a boot tray so I think I should get one. It would help with all the muckiness that gets tracked in.

  6. Carol Oddy says:

    When I spill something on the floor I try to clean it right away. My partner does not do it so I have to clean after him quite often and a small 14 year old dog that sheds hair. Have to keep up with the floor and dust every day.

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