Photo of front yard of home during the holidays with fresh snow fallen that morning

Wondering what to clean during the winter months? Tackling a deep clean in your home over the winter can help you prepare for the busy holiday season ahead. Lay out a schedule for when you will clean each room and what needs to be done to those rooms. Get the whole family involved and fan out to make cleaning a breeze! You can even turn it into a contest where the family member with the cleanest room gets a prize – whatever gets everyone on board and rolling up their sleeves.

First, consider all the basics. Dusting, wiping down surfaces, vacuuming, and mopping. Likely, every room of your home will need these tasks completed. Luckily, your Kirby cleaning system can take care of a lot these tasks! Use it as a deep-cleaning upright, a carpet shampooer, hard floor cleaner, tile and grout cleaner and more. Don’t worry about renting various cleaning equipment. Then, each room will require some more specific tasks, like cleaning the toilets in the bathrooms and scouring the sink in the kitchen. Keeping a running list of each task will help ensure that no surface gets missed.

Use this checklist below to help you prep for your winter cleaning extravaganza:

  • Sponges
  • Mild dish soap
  • Disinfectant wipes and sprays
  • Bucket
  • Scrub brush
  • Furnace filters
  • Large storage containers
  • Local charity information
  • Garbage bags
  • Your Kirby vacuum cleaner and attachments
  • Kirby cleaning products: carpet shampoo, hard floor cleaner, spot remover

Winter is a great time to buckle down and do a deep clean for a few reasons. When it’s cold outside, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of an indoor activity. It’s also the time of year where we have many guests coming in and out of our homes, and keeping your house spic and span makes it much more inviting. And finally, with winter comes the holidays and the New Year, which means out with the old and in with the new! It’s a great time to donate your gently used items to people in need.