Winter in Australia brings cooler temperatures and often more time spent indoors. It's the perfect season to focus on deep cleaning and maintaining a fresh, cozy environment. With the right tools like pH-neutral detergents and advanced fibre cleaning technology, you can achieve sparkling clean surfaces without harsh chemicals. Here are our top 10 winter cleaning tips for key areas in your home:

1. Floor Cleaning:

2. Window Cleaning:

  • Tip: Clean windows on a cloudy day to prevent streaks caused by sun-drying.
  • Use: Dilute pH-neutral detergent in water or use a specialised window cleaner with an extension handle to reach high windows. 
  • Technique: Use a window squeegee for a sparkling finish, starting from the top and working down.

3. Bathroom Cleaning:

  • Tip: Tackle mould and mildew with regular cleaning to prevent build-up.
  • Use: pH-neutral bathroom cleaner to avoid damaging surfaces like tiles and grout.
  • Technique: Scrub with a non-abrasive bathroom cleaning cloth or brush, focusing on corners and hard-to-reach spots.

4. Kitchen Cleaning:

  • Tip: Clean kitchen surfaces daily to maintain hygiene, especially during frequent winter cooking.
  • Use: pH-neutral detergent for wiping down countertops, cabinets, and appliances.
  • Technique: Use microfibre cloths for wiping, and sanitise sinks and faucets with our versatile ph-neutral spray solution.

5. Dusting:

  • Tip: Dust surfaces weekly to reduce allergens and keep your home feeling fresh.
  • Use: A microfibre cloth or glove to trap dust particles without spreading them.
  • Technique: Dust from top to bottom to capture falling dust and prevent re-contamination.

6. Upholstery and Carpets:

  • Tip: Vacuum upholstery and carpets regularly to remove dirt and allergens.
  • Use: pH-neutral carpet cleaner for spot treatments and overall cleaning.
  • Technique: Consider using fibre cleaning technology or steam cleaning for deeper cleaning without harsh chemicals.

7. Bedding and Curtains:

  • Tip: Wash bedding and curtains weekly or monthly to maintain freshness.
  • Use: pH-neutral detergent for washing fabrics, especially sensitive materials.
  • Technique: Follow care instructions and air dry or tumble dry on low heat to preserve fabric quality.

8. Air Quality:

  • Tip: Improve indoor air quality by opening windows for ventilation when weather permits.
  • Use: Consider using air purifiers with HEPA filters to trap airborne particles.
  • Technique: Regularly clean air vents and change HVAC filters to reduce dust and allergens circulating indoors.

9. Outdoor Cleaning:

  • Tip: Clean outdoor areas like patios and decks with tough outdoor fibres to prepare for outdoor entertaining.
  • Use: pH-neutral outdoor cleaner for surfaces like wood, concrete, or tiles.
  • Technique: Use an outdoor cleaning glove or scrubbing brush for thorough cleaning without damaging surfaces.

10. Maintenance and Prevention:

  • Tip: Address minor repairs and maintenance tasks during winter downtime.
  • Use: Keep pH-neutral cleaning products handy for quick touch-ups and maintenance.
  • Technique: Regularly inspect and clean gutters, drains, and seals to prevent water damage and mould growth.

By following these winter cleaning tips using pH-neutral detergent and fibre cleaning technology, you can maintain a clean, healthy home environment throughout the cooler months. Enjoy the comfort of your freshly cleaned space while minimising environmental impact and promoting sustainability.

Ha-Ra Australia