BBQ season is here! It’s time for hot dogs and shishkabobs! It’s time for sprinklers and lemonade!
All you have to do before the guests arrive is scrub the floors, wash the table, replace the tablecloth, clean the grill, get propane, mow the lawn, wash the windows, replace the towels…
Hosting guests at your home can be a lot of work, even if they will be spending most of the day outside. Preparing for a party takes time, and you might not have a lot of it. If you are knee-deep in summer cleaning, you might feel like you need a crew to help!
While it’s always a good idea to call Scrub N’ Bubbles Maid Service, a few summer cleaning hacks might help! We have a time-saving tip for you, whether you’re struggling with basic tidying or bbq cleaning. Read on to pick up some summer cleaning tips that you can use today!
BBQ Cleaning Hacks
Why are grills so notoriously difficult to clean? Grills get greasy, and burnt food carbonizes, creating a black, ashy mess.
When you have guests over to eat in the summer, you don’t want the look of the grill to keep them from digging in. A clean grill encourages confidence in the quality of your cooking – and can even make the food taste better!
The Onion Trick
If you need to clean your grill fast, look to the produce aisle! Heat your grill until it’s warm. Then, cut an onion in half, spear it with a fork, and use the onion to clean the grill.
The heat from the grill will steam the juices inside of your onion. The steam will help to release the grease from the bars of the grill. Along with the pressure, it will remove the gunk from your barbeque like magic!
Tipsy Cleaning Tip
If you don’t have an onion on hand at your barbeque (which you should – grilled onion is delicious and smells great), you might have some beer. You will want to soak your wire grill-cleaning brush in any leftover beer you may have on hand. Then, while the grill is still warm, watch as the unconventional bbq grill cleaner cuts right through the grease!
This tip eliminates waste, and has the added bonus of keeping the trash collectors happy when they come for your recycling! You’ll have less clean-up to do, and your grill will be primed and ready for the next BBQ!
Dishwashers Are Your Friend
Nearly every removable component of your grill is dishwasher-friendly. Putting those pieces in the dishwasher can save you time while you tidy up the rest of the house for your guests.
You will want to clean those components on a very hot setting, and don’t skimp on the detergent! The more soap you use, the easier it will be able to cut through the grease and leave your grill gleaming. You will be grateful to have your hands free while the dishwasher gets into the nooks and crannies for you!
Summer Window Cleaning Tips
Clean windows are a delightful way to let the sun stream into your home in the summertime! Natural light boosts mood and makes you look great in pictures! The nice weather provides a great opportunity to clean the inside and outside of your windows to make your house look polished.
Magic Window Cleaner
Sometimes the best way to keep your windows shining is to use a homemade cleaning solution. You can make the inside and outside of your windows look their best with a solution made of the following:
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Dish Detergent
You can double or even triple that combination to make as much as you need. Just use it to clean, then rinse it off. It is a simple combination that eliminates streaks every time!
The best part is that you almost definitely have all of these products at home and ready to go!
Mold and Mildew Hack
Even in the cleanest house, window sills get moldy. This goes double for outside windows, which are exposed to the moisture that allows the fungus to grow. One of the best tricks for cutting through stubborn mold on sills is tea tree oil!
Add a few drops to a water and vinegar solution and allow it to sit on the mold for no more than an hour. When you wipe it away, the mold will go with it! Tea tree oil can have a strong smell, so make sure you work in a well-ventilated place and don’t use too much!
Window Screen Cleaning Trick
Cleaning windows might be quick and easy, but cleaning window screens can be a chore. If you live in an area with a lot of pollen, spiderwebs, and “fuzzy trees,” then your exterior screens might need a cleaning.
A quick way to rid the screens of outdoor detritus is to use a household lint roller! The sticky surface will pick up all of the organic fuzz that has accumulated in your screens. It’s a lot quicker and easier than any alternative you can think of!
Other Summer Tasks to Tackle
Once your grill and your windows are looking great, there are a few other tasks that are best tackled in the summertime. While you’re cleaning for your guests, why not finish the job? The warm weather and extra daylight provide the perfect conditions for taking care of cleaning tasks such as:
- Washing Patio Furniture
- Cleaning and reversing ceiling fans
- Clearing your garbage disposal
- Leak inspection
- Laundering tablecloths
- Replace AC filters
These little tasks add up. When complete, you will feel like you accomplished something. Your quality of life will improve with the smallest amount of effort, as clean spaces make people happy!
Scrub N’ Bubbles Cleaning For BBQ Season
Overwhelmed? If the guests are already on their way, there’s no reason you can’t hire a little help to get the house ready for the BBQ season! While your grill components are in the dishwasher, you can call Scrub N’ Bubbles cleaning in Boise!
Scrub N’ Bubbles offers house cleaning services, including deep cleaning! If you need someone to take care of the guest bathrooms while you tackle the patio, the Scrub N’ Bubbles professionals can help! Reach out today and get a quote so that you can enjoy the rest of your summer fun!