Welcome to day 30 of the ‘31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home‘ series!

Today’s task is to clean your exterior doors and light fixtures.

This is our last day of actual tasks for the 31 days series. Tomorrow I will be sharing a printable to help you keep track of everything we did this month!

For your doors, you are going to clean them just like we cleaned the interior doors. Using some warm, soapy water and a cloth, wipe down the door and molding from top to bottom. Pay attention to the door edges and around the handle. This is usually where the most dirt builds up.

If you have glass inserts (or a glass door) you can use a solution of half vinegar and half water. Spray this solution on and wipe off with a cloth or squeegee. If you are getting too many streaks on your glass, try using some wadded up newspaper instead of a cloth. It helps to clean glass to a streak free shine!

For the light fixtures, each of us has different types of light fixtures surrounding our homes. Most of them have removable pieces that can be cleaned in the sink with warm, soapy water. This particular light fixture has decorative screws that can be removed to allow me to remove the small panes of glass as well as clean or change the light bulb. On other fixtures you may have clips to remove or you may have to use a screwdriver to get it apart.

I usually just dust the inside of the fixtures with a feather duster or dry cloth. I don’t recommend using water to clean around the light bulb or the part where the light bulb screws in. We don’t want anyone getting electrocuted!

Once the parts are dry, replace them back onto your light fixture.

If you have any burnt out bulbs, now is the time to replace them!

See you back here tomorrow for day 31, the final day, of 31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home.

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