If there’s one major resentment you hold over the winter months, it’s probably that you start to feel cramped up in your house, apartment, or even office building after so many weeks of staying inside with the windows closed. Especially during the month of February, everyone seems to feel a little down in the dumps; after a few months of getting limited exposure to natural sunlight and little time out in the fresh air, it’s completely normal for a healthy person to feel a bit blue, and even claustrophobic.
It may sound too simple to be true, but sometimes a bit of mid-winter cleaning can help you feel better — both mentally and physically:
- Clean/replace the filter in your HVAC system. This is an easy task, it’s something you can do on your own, and it’s something you should do regularly (about two to three months maximum — sometimes sooner than that if you’ve using the system a lot).
- Give your carpets, cloth-covered furniture, and heavy curtains a good vacuuming/washing. This one is probably best left to a professional cleaning service if you haven’t deep-cleaned these items in a while. Just like the vents in your heating system, dust, dirt, and allergens can collect on these surfaces, making it harder for your immune system to fight off the simplest of colds and viruses.
- Wash down the interiors and exteriors of your windows. You’re already getting so little sunlight during the winter — why make it worse by letting the dirt build up on your windows and keep the light from coming in? Window cleaning can be difficult when the weather gets cold, so if you’re experiencing below-freezing temperatures, it’s a good idea to contact a local window washing company that can efficiently (and safely) clean both the interior and exterior sides of your windows. There are plenty of residential window washing services that operate year-round.
Although most cleaning experts would recommend that you do these tasks before the cold weather hits, there’s no reason you have to wait until spring to freshen up your living space! Some of these tasks you might be able to do on your own, but it never hurts to bring in your specialized local cleaning services, like Fairfield County Window Washing Services, to make your home a little cleaner and a little happier!