Your summer house, whether it is located on the mountains or near the city, it is your favorite destination. It is where you go to relax, to meet with friends and family, spend quality time with them and organize trips and excursions, very important things that help you get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine in the big city.
Every time, though, summer holidays are closer, and it is time to return to your summer house, the first thing that comes into your mind is how to spend the first days cleaning your summer house, mostly uninhabited during the winter. But there is a way to finish cleaning and organizing everything very quickly. All you need is a good schedule, and you will gain time to spend and enjoy your vacation.
Get there early
This might not be always feasible (due to trains, boats, or planes schedules or due to long-distances). But, if possible, it is always advisable to reach your summer house and your destination early in the morning. This way you will have plenty of time to prepare your summer house as long as it is sunny outside but also you will not feel stressed to finish everything on time.
Do not rush to unpack the car
The fewer things that are in the house while you are cleaning, the better. So, your luggage can wait in the car for a few hours. Unpack only the necessary and anything that needs to be placed in the fridge.
Provide good ventilation
A house that is closed and uninhabitable during the winter, even if it is well insulated, needs good ventilation and a new breath of air. The first thing you need to do is properly ventilated. Open all windows and doors for a significant amount of time. Open also all drawers and cupboards so as to provide good ventilation. The air current that will pass through the entire house will refresh the entire atmosphere and will get rid of any unpleasant odors and smells.
Prioritize the main outside spaces
It is certain that by reaching your summer house, the first thing you want to do is prepare at least one room so as to settle in. It is important, though, to start cleaning from the outside in. If you clean your house first, all the filth from the outside will be transferred back in as you move in and out.
If, though, the outside spaces have a larger surface and require a lot of time to be cleaned, clean at the beginning those surfaces that you will step on mostly. In this, you can be largely helped with a high-pressure washing mechanism.
Dusting your house
Dust, as you might have noticed already, goes everywhere, even inside summer houses that are closed. Covering your furniture with cloths or plastic before leaving your summer house in the autumn is a very smart move that will save you a lot of time and energy upon your return next summer and while you start dusting. It will also increase the lifetime of your furniture and your appliances.