How To Keep Your Beach Home Looking Nice
Whether you are renting beach property for the summer or you own your own beach home, it may be a bit of a challenge to keep it looking nice. Since summertime is often linked to relaxation, sometimes it is easy to simply procrastinate taking care of house cleaning. Perhaps these ideas will inspire you to make the changes that are needed to keep your beach home looking orderly and nice.
Enlist Family Members To Help - Of course you want the kids to be building memories of times spent at the beach and of sweet times in your beach house. However, they will appreciate the house even more when they have had a part in its upkeep. In addition, when your kids help out, there will be long-term benefits that stem from their participation in doing chores. Think about posting a different chore for each day so that the children will learn different skills. Here is a sample agenda that might help.
- Monday - Pick up all the items that ended up in the living areas over the weekend. Think about having a basket for each child so he or she can take personal belongings to a designated area. Take about twenty minutes to spiff up bedrooms.
- Tuesday - Launder all the items that were gathered on Monday, including beach towels.
- Wednesday - Clean bathrooms thoroughly. This may be best accomplished when working as a team with an adult or an older child.
- Thursday - Clean the kitchen, including cleaning out the refrigerator.
- Friday - Shop for groceries that will be needed for the weekend and the following week and spiff up the living areas. This is especially important if you have guests coming to visit.
- Saturday - Don't lift a finger and simply have fun!
- Sunday - If you are church attenders, think about going to church meetings in the morning and then use the afternoon for naps, reading, playing family games and simply enjoying the beach house.
In order to fully clean the beach house, consider the things you'll need.
Perhaps it would be helpful to have all of your cleaning supplies in a tote that can be carried from one place to another. If you have a two-story beach house, consider a tote for upstairs and another one downstairs. It's also helpful to have toilet brushes in every bathroom.
Don't forget dust rags and feather dusters. Think about buying small containers of pre-moistened cleaning sheets which can be tucked in different cabinets. They can be used for spills and other quick cleanup jobs and then simply thrown away.
A great idea would be to buy a commercial vacuum cleaner. You'll be dealing with a lot of sand and other beach debris that won't be easily picked up by a regular vacuum cleaner. Surprisingly, they are not that heavy. You can take it upstairs without any great problem and the attachments will be handy for cleaning shutters, furniture and even the stairs. Commercial vacuum cleaners from retailers like Sweeper World are affordable and built to do very tough jobs. Even though they may be a bit more expensive than regular vacuum cleaners, your investment will pay for itself because it will last for a very long time.
Enjoy your beach house!