Moving into your first two-story home is exciting, and you can't wait to start making use of all the extra space. However, you have recently discovered that there are a few drawbacks that come with having two floors. Housekeeping poses some new challenges now since high spaces and stairs make it difficult to clean the entire house while staying safe. As you start to form your new routine, use these tips to stop dreading having such a tall house to clean.
Double Up On Supplies
In your old house, you could probably get away with one cleaning bucket. Now, however, you will need two unless you want to make multiple trips up and down the stairs. This is especially important if you have bathrooms on each floor that require regular cleanings. Find a place on each floor where you can store your cleaning supplies, and make sure to buy enough cleaners and sponges that you have a stash in each place.
Know When to Call The Pros
Two-story homes have areas on the exterior that require climbing high ladders or even getting on the roof to clean such as the windows and gutters. While this may be an annoyance to some and downright fear-inspiring in others, you can breathe a sigh of relief because pressure washing services allow professionals to wash away the dirt without anyone having to get up on a ladder. Schedule this cleaning chore to be done seasonally or as the company recommends, and you will never have to worry about having the dirtiest house on the block.
Explore Extensions For Your Tools
Many two-story homes today have high ceilings that create an open atmosphere. However, reaching the corners of the ceilings to dust and changing light bulbs quickly becomes a challenging task. Extender poles are available that come in complete cleaning kits, or you can find special extensions to fit your products. Look for the high areas in your home, and find poles that will help you do those difficult tasks such as cleaning the ceiling fan blades.
From pressure washing your windows to reducing the amount of times you have to run downstairs for a sponge, there are many things you can do to keep up your new home. By making your cleaning plan now, you can easily have a solution for when those housekeeping challenges arise that are just a part of your new life in a beautiful two-story home.