Winter can bring a lot of fun, joy and activities, however it is more important than ever to ensure you are keeping a clean home throughout the Winter. When choosing to call the Pacific Northwest Home there are a few things that come along with it. While mountain views and breathtaking hikes are plentiful, there is a season of cold weather and rain. Unfortunately, rain and the extra moisture in the air are both main culprits when it comes to your home growing dirty in the winter. Luckily there are a few ways you can make sure to keep your home clean throughout the Winter months.

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Clean the Trashcans

Yes, you read that right, cleaning the actual trash can/bin is just as important as taking out the actual trash. Winter can often bring extra moisture which can up your chances for mold growth. Due to this, Winter is the perfect time to scrub and disinfect your trash cans both inside and out to help remove any moisture of debris that has fallen below the trash bags and festered in the bottom of your trash bin.

Winterize the Entry

Tracking in water, mud and dirt is the easiest way to go from having a clean home to a dirty home. Because of this it is important that you winterize any and all entry points that you use to get into your home. A few ideas to do this include getting a boot scraper, tough door mats to help loosen and remove debris, a bench outside the front door to take off shoes, etc.

Change Air Filters

It is easy to forget to replace your air filters regardless of what season it is, and while it is always important to do so, it is even more important during winter months. This will help filter out any dust and debris and help eliminate you chances of getting sick during cold and flu season.

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Clean Windowsills

With more moisture in the air and more potential for mold to grow, your windowsills are of high importance when it comes to winter cleanings. Mold grows FAST in windowsills. Only a few weeks of neglect and you could already see mold growth. Try cleaning your windowsills weekly to ensure that there is no mold growth present.

As with any other season, it is important to always stay on top of your day-to-day chores such as sweeping, vacuuming and dusting. As long as you stay on top of your normal cleaning routine, by adding in these few tasks you are sure to have a clean home all winter long.

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