Planning Your Post-Summer Holiday Clean

By on 26th September 2012 (updated: 10th March 2020) in Latest News

The kids are back at school, the leaves on trees are turning golden once more and days are getting shorter. However, as we pass from one season to the next, this is the perfect opportunity to get your house shipshape and looking pristine for the autumn months ahead. So what should you be looking to do around the home now that the summer holidays are over?


Blitzing the Kitchen

As the hub of the home and the room in which all meals are prepared, and many are eaten, the kitchen can be a trap for grease, grime and mess. Therefore this presents the perfect place to begin your campaign for cleanliness. Clear out your cupboards, wipe down all surfaces and also give your oven a clean.


If you have children, this is the perfect time to do any of the tricky jobs, including oven cleaning. Whether you choose to do it yourself or bring in professionals, it’s usually best to keep any younger kids out of the way, purely because it can be dangerous – even when using the safest chemicals. Accidents can happen, particularly where inquisitive young minds are concerned, so don’t take any chances.


Clearing Away the Remnants of Summer

With the weather getting cooler and the evenings drawing in earlier, the need for your summer clothes and outdoor furniture is diminishing by the day. So, as painful as it may be to let go, now may be the time to put these into storage for another year – or at least start giving it some thought. This will give you a little more space and also hopefully avoid any damage to outdoor equipment, such as barbecues, heaters or furniture.


Getting Your Home Back in Shape

It may not be top of your wish list when it comes to ideal activities, but unfortunately, every now and then, we all have to roll up our sleeves and get on with a comprehensive clean-up operation. Starting from top to bottom, you may need to vacuum all carpets and even steam clean the upholstery if curtains are looking tired or the sofa covers have been slowly collecting stains. However you choose to go about it, just ensure that you’re thorough to allow for a fresh start in a new season. While it may take a day of elbow grease, you can enjoy benefits throughout the rest of the year – even reducing your future cleaning times.


Taking the Easy Option

Of course there is one way that you can get great results without even having to lift a finger: bring in professional cleaners. At Ovenu we regularly help people that simply don’t have the time to scrub their oven clean, while others just want the best possible finish with the least possible fuss. While our service isn’t free, most customers appreciate the benefit of being able to spend their time how they want to and not getting stuck with chores. As such, it’s a worthwhile investment, particularly when their oven looks as good as new.

Rik Hellewell is the Founder & Managing Director of Ovenu and a member of the Approved Franchise Association. He established Ovenu in 1993, cleaning 4,000 ovens and proving his concept over five years before starting the franchise business. Since then he has helped over 200 franchisees achieve their dreams of running successful businesses of their own. Established for over 25 years, the Ovenu concept has proven successful across the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.