8 Simple Steps to a Clean Entryway
Nothing says welcome like a clean entryway. As you clean your home, don’t forget to clean your front door and entryway, too!
When you’re cleaning your home, how often do you remember to clean what your guests will see first – your entryway?
Far too often, I’m concerned about what’s clean inside my home, forgetting what my front step and front door look like.
But these can become filthy areas – especially if they’re exposed to weather.
You may forget, too.
Whether it’s a front porch, a stairway or hallway, try approaching your front door with fresh eyes, pretending you’re a guest.
What do you see?
What to clean
Once you’ve seen what could use some cleaning, it’s time to get to work! Remember these 8 simple steps:
- Wipe down your front door.
- Wash any windows.
- Wipe off the threshold of your front door.
- Wipe off the entire door frame, being careful to get cobwebs and dead bugs.
- Shake out your door mat.
- Sweep off your front step.
- Wipe off any light fixtures and railings.
- Wipe any spiderwebs off of wreaths, decorations, flowerpots, and front porch furniture.
What I use
Cleaning my entryway always tends to be one of the filthiest jobs I have. I use my oldest, rattiest Norwex EnviroCloth to wipe everything down – it’s good for wiping away dead bugs, dirt, and stray leaves. (Paper towels or old cleaning rags will do, too.)
Now that you’ve done the hard work of cleaning, remember to maintain a clean entryway every couple weeks to a month. Or at least when you know company’s coming over.
What do you do to make sure you have a clean front door and clean entryway?
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My biggest problem are all the cobwebs – that, and our hillbilly clothesline on the front porch! Since it’s winter here and we flat-out refuse to use our dryer (it’s an Australian thing – it’s socially acceptable to have racks of damp underwear drying all over the house, but it’s not socially acceptable to use a dryer) on rainy days we hang our clothes on the retractable clothesline on the front porch. Since winter means rain several times a week, there are almost always clothes on the retractable clothesline on the front porch. However, since we live on several acres in the middle of nowhere and the only guests are either friends or family – and they all have their own hillbilly clothesline or racks of clothes all over the house – I try not to stress about it. I do wipe down the cobwebs and sweep the porch every month or so, which isn’t often enough; and in the warmer months I make a point of putting the hillbilly clothesline away; and if I know we’re going to have company over that isn’t friends or family, I’ll transfer the damp clothes upstairs to hanging racks in the bedroom. I’m not a complete savage, after all, and our undies really aren’t pretty enough to be on display.