It’s already that time of year again! I can’t believe it’s time for the kids to go back-to-school! And, with this being said, it is also time for kids to be coming and going and bringing in additional grime to your home. So, here are 4 Simple Back to School Carpet Cleaning Tips to keep your home in Birmingham, AL looking great as you adjust to your new schedule.
1. Remove Those Shoes!
If you haven’t already, now is the time to enact a “no shoes in the house” policy. Kids will be running around on the playground or walking on asphalt all day. This means oil, tar, dust and debris will likely come into the home with their shoes if they are not removed. Make sure you have rugs at all doorways coming into the house so the kids can wipe their feet immediately. It is also a good idea to have a large basket, bin, or shoe rack at the door so that the shoes can come off and go into a designated spot. This will make it easy to implement and you won’t have a pile of shoes at the front door.
2. Don’t Forget The Backpacks!
Backpacks can also harbor dirt and grime. Putting up a couple hooks in the entry way is any easy way to make a designated place for your child to put their backpack when they get home. You can also personalize these hooks, so each kid has their own. Take a look at the bottom of the bag, do you see any dirt? Backpacks can get pretty grimy, especially on the bottom. If so, you may want to have a canister of Lysol wipes close by to do a quick wipe down. Better yet, get your kids in the habit of wiping the back pack before hanging it.
3. Did You Check Those Lunch Pails?
Lunch pails are another secret carpet destroyer. Though it would be nice if all uneaten items were thrown away prior to returning home, that is not always the case. If a drink or other item spilled in the bag and the lunch pail is not properly secured, the liquid can make its way to your carpet. Therefore, always double check to make sure lunch pails are not leaking before bringing them inside. Also, try to find a designated spot in the kitchen for lunch boxes as it will make it easier to pack each day.
4. Get A Professional Clean!
Why not start the school year off fresh by getting your carpets cleaned by a carpet cleaning professional like Heaven’s Best Carpet & Rug Cleaners. We can have your carpets looking fresh and new just in time for the new school year. Just give us a call at (205) 739-1880 to schedule your appointment today. Ask us about our back-to-school specials! Don’t forget to try these 4 Simple Back to School Carpet Cleaning Tips in Birmingham, AL to keep your carpets looking great throughout the school year.