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winter cleaning

Winter cleaning can be really dirty and messy! Not only is there slush and melting snow to deal with, but there’s also all the dirt and salt that comes in with it.

Is it even worth cleaning the floors and carpets, especially with kids and maybe a dog or two frequently running in and out and tracking in more winter mess each time? Even just clearing the driveway by yourself brings all that stuff inside.

Thankfully, we have some clean-up strategies to share with you though. So keep reading if you want to find out how to ease the “winter situation.”

Our Best Winter Cleaning Tips

It’s only been a short while since your major fall cleaning, assuming you had one. But you’re already overwhelmed with dirt and grime from outside. Let’s figure out what to do.

Lots of Large, Thirsty Doormats

Buy a super-absorbent doormat for each entryway in your house. And make sure everyone knows to leave their indoor shoes or slippers by the side of it, ready to exchange for the wet shoes and boots.

We recommend L. L. Bean’s large-sized Heavyweight Recycled Waterhog Doormat. at 32″ x 56″ and with rubber backing, this mat is sure to capture all the water that comes in.

A Shoe and Boot Drying Tray or Rack in the Garage or Foyer

There is nothing better than a shoe or boot rack at the door for drying and storing outdoor shoes. We have a couple of recommendations.

Purchased Boot Tray

One option is a Large Boot Tray With Drip Grids from Target. This is a good-sized boot tray, measuring 46-1/2″ L x 15-1/2″ W x 2″ D. The tray should hold around four pairs of boots.

Rack Made With Dowels or Used Broom Handles

A more creative and interesting boot solution is this DIY project. It requires some lumber and basic hardware but doesn’t look at all difficult to build.

A Mop and Bucket With Detergent and Salt Cleaner

Get Trax Buster Ice Melt Film Neutralizer and add it to a bucket with your usual floor-mopping liquid. You’ll probably need to mop frequently, but isn’t that better than having water and salt stain and/or damage your floors?

House Cleaning Services

You can always hire a house cleaning service to deal with the winter mess. They might not be available to clean every day, so you’ll have to do the routine tidying yourself.

But when they come, they’ll be thorough–and give lots of great winter cleaning tips. Before you know it, you’ll be wanting them to come even when there isn’t any snow, slush, or salt to deal with!

Winter’s Over Now, Right?

No, we’re afraid it’s just the conclusion to this article about winter cleaning. Alas, winter is only just beginning.

Enjoy it, though. Winter has its upsides too–the holidays, sledding, skating, and time indoors with the family playing games and watching TV together. People still do these things, don’t they?

If you live near Columbus, Ohio, we’d love to clean your house. Take a look at our website and read all our blog articles and great customer reviews. And if you like what you see, just give us a call!