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Things to Clean After the Holidays

January 26, 2019
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During the holidays, it’s hard enough to stay on top of even the most basic cleaning chores. As long as there’s nothing obvious to guests, the details can wait. However, now that the decorations are packed up and life is settling back to normal, it’s time to make sure those new homes in Clive Iowa are looking their best. While there are plenty of obvious things to clean, here are a few items you might forget.

First and foremost, make sure your vacuum is clean. Check the filters, hoses, attachments and everything else for clogs and dirt buildup. By making sure your machine is clean, you’ll be amazed at how much more effective it really can be.

Your dishwasher has probably been working overtime during the holidays, so now is a good time to give it an inspection and a good cleaning. Start with the filter, which is usually the worst part of the job, but absolutely necessary. Go ahead and remove the silverware container and give it a soak and clean and wipe down the inside of the dishwasher with an all-purpose cleaner, making sure to get the bottom and side seals, which tend to get surprisingly dirty. Make sure the holes in the spinning arms are clean and free and make sure there’s no buildup or grime in the detergent holder. Once again, a clean machine works more efficiently.

Another kitchen heavyweight that deserves a good cleaning is the oven. A steam cleaner works surprisingly well at reducing the amount of elbow grease needed to get your oven clean. However, the most important thing is that you clean up any spills or burned messes. It doesn’t need to be spotless, just free of the grime that can cause smoke and add a funky odor to your home.

Finally, it’s time to tackle the fridge and freezer. You probably haven’t seen the walls or shelves in at least a month with the amount of food that’s usually packed in over the holidays. However, as the leftovers start to clear out and you can start to see the fridge light once again, now is a good time to empty everything out and give the machine a good clean. While you’re at it, get rid of any leftovers past their prime or freeze any items you can save for later. Start planning meals around what you currently have in your fridge and freezer so you can save money and avoid wasting food. Both are ideal after all the food you probably purchased during the holidays.

By giving these important machines a bit of TLC, they’ll perform better and last longer and help keep your new homes in Clive Iowa functioning smoothly.

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