Do you ever notice other people's front doors? I'm starting to believe that the only people that actually use it now a days, are guests! I really think we are all so used to coming and going through our garage, that the main entrance is pretty much ignored.
And I hardly ever see anyone sitting on their porch. When I was growing up, as a teenager, I practically lived on my porch. All I had to do was sit out there, and all of my friends would come by, and it was fun. Of course, I would never sit our there unless it was clean. So if it was dusty, I was out there sweeping and cleaning, so I would be comfortable. I would sit out there throughout the fall. It was very sad when the snow fell. :)
So here's the big question: When was the last time you walked through
your front door?
Today, I'm going to ask you to look at your entrance. Are the cobwebs taking over? Are the windows getting dusty? Does your mat look so dirty, you think you should throw it out. If you do have a chair out there, does it look like it could grow potatoes with all the dirt on it? (Just a little joke)
It's easy to forget the front entrance, but if you have a few minutes, take a broom and starting from the top, start to clean away!
Use that broom all around the door frame. If you have an overhang, sweep the ceiling and work your way down. Those cobwebs love corners. Make sure you get in there. Then sweep the porch floor. Don't forget the steps and sidewalk. If you have a glass door, or glass windows, clean them.
If the broom doesn't do the trick, use a hose, and wash everything down. For doors that have been really forgotten, I would get a bucket, and some soap and water, and a big sponge, and really wash it clean.
Your house will look so nice and welcoming!
The top to bottom cleaning really only has to be done about twice a year if you live in Western New York. Clean it in the spring, and check it every once in a while throughout the summer. And clean it again in the fall, as you are preparing for winter.
If you are one of our clients - I'll be packing a broom with the girls this month to take care of your front door.
I like to think of this area as a cleaning help line. If you are looking for help keeping your home in tip top shape - or, it you have some great ideas that can make life easier for somebody else, here is a great place to post it.