We all are aware of the importance of keeping the inside of our homes clean, but what about the outside? It may come as a surprise, but ensuring the exterior of your house is just as imperative. What’s more, most people can only judge what state your house is from the outside. A cleaner exterior makes your home look far more inviting. Our expert Bristol cleaners from Gleem have some expert tips for keeping the outside of your home spick and span!
Perhaps the most obvious job is to ensure your garden is in top-shape. Depending on the speed your grass grows dictates how often you should mow it, but the average is once a week. For plants and flowers, ensure they are watered regularly to avoid them withering.
As for one of the most problematic gardening chores, weeding, there are various tools available at hardware stores at your disposal. Some gardening gloves and trowel should be able to help you dig weeds out of soil. However weeding tools with longer handles and tapered ends, such as a fulcrum weeder, allow you to dig even deeper into the soil to get to the literal root of the problem.
Laying down mulch or using a mixture of salt and vinegar within your soil can help prevent the growing of weeds in the future.
Cleaning the Windows
More often than not windows need more cleaning on the outside than in, as the exterior is exposed to the elements, ergo more dirt and grime. If window cleaners don’t operate in your area, or if you’d rather not pay for it, you can treat the exterior of windows same as you do the interior, with window cleaning fluid and a high-quality cloth. Specialised equipment may be necessary for tougher stains, like bird feces for example.
However, it is recommended to leave the higher windows to the professionals, due to the danger of injury.
Washing the Floor
This may seem like a redundant task, but if you have stone-flagged floors outside it is a good idea to regularly wash it, especially if you have a dogs, as remnants of fecal matter may be left behind when picking it up.
Hot water and bleach works well to clean the floor. Simply soak the flags, brush it down then rinse once again. Remember to not use too much bleach, as it can erode stone overtime, especially stone that is porous.
Declutter the Garden
If you have the misfortune of living somewhere where littering is the norm, then you probably also have the misfortune of litter blowing into your garden. Whilst it’s not your responsibility, it is prudent to clean up the trash once a week, if they are not any designated rubbish collectors in your area. Not only does the little make your garden appear undesirable, it also can attract rodents and the like. Make the effort to make sure your garden is litter-free at least twice a month.