During winter it is tempting to prioritise snuggling under a warm blanket over cleaning but neglecting your home can cause it to become an uninviting place to live and can even lead to it becoming a health hazard! Here are some essential winter cleaning tasks you need to include in your winter cleaning routine to ensure you live in a cosy and healthy home.


During winter we tend to bring in a lot of dirt, mud, and moisture from the outside. With people tracking in snow and slush, your carpets can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria and mould. Deep cleaning your carpets can help to remove any accumulated grime and prevent bacteria and mould from having the chance to grow. Consider hiring a carpet cleaning machine or employ a professional carpet cleaner to ensure a thorough job.

Winter Bedding

In the winter we tend to spend more time indoors, especially in bed. Make sure your bedding stays fresh and clean by washing it regularly. This not only helps maintain a hygienic sleeping environment but also helps to keep you warm and comfortable on chilly nights.

Dust and Vacuum

Many people tend to keep their windows and doors closed during the winter to keep the cold out. This can negatively affect the air quality inside their homes. When all the doors and windows are kept closed dust tends to accumulate more quickly, which can exacerbate respiratory issues. To combat this, dust surfaces and vacuum carpets and upholstery regularly. Don’t forget oft neglected areas such as skirting boards and behind furniture.

Central Heating

Your central heating works overtime during winter. To ensure that it stays efficient and to prevent potential hazards, make sure that you have it regularly checked and serviced by a qualified heating engineer.


We all tend to spend more time indoors during winter which makes it a perfect time to declutter and organise your home. Tackle one room at a time, getting rid of items you no longer need and allocating a designated storage space for the rest. A clutter-free home not only looks more inviting but also contributes to a stress-free living environment.

Winter Gear

Winter gear, such as boots, jackets, and scarves, can bring in a lot of dirt and moisture from the outdoors. Regularly clean them to ensure that they stay in good condition and are ready for use when needed. This can also help to prevent the spread of dirt throughout your home.

Incorporating these cleaning tasks into your winter routine, can help you to maintain a cosy, healthy, and welcoming home. If you are considering selling your property in Kent then these cleaning tasks are a great way to start getting your property ready to put on the market. If you would like more advice on how to get your property in Kent market ready please give us a call on 01634 393 700 or send an email to theteam@docksidekent.com.