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Essential Winter Cleaning

Having the right cleaning products at home during the cold months means cleaning is made much easier. In addition to cleaning products, there are things you can do when the cold winds begin to blow to keep your home warm, with clean air circulating properly. Here are some tips on products to have, and what to do with them, as winter weather approaches. Lint-Free Cloths With everything so full of static in the cold months, the last thing you want…

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Using Professional Cleaning Services

Life gets busy. Between work and family demands, there is precious little time left. If you’re finding it hard to squeeze in the time to give your home a proper cleaning, you might want to look into getting a quote on customized cleaning services. Essentially, how often you choose to use a professional cleaner depends upon how busy your life is, and whether or not you can (or want to) allot the time needed to clean your house yourself. Here…

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Back to school time usually makes parents jump for joy. It’s a time when kids are out of the house, so you have time to give your home a good cleaning, without your munchkins under foot. To make cleaning organized and efficient, here is a checklist you might want to use before getting out the mop and bucket. Purge Go through your things and get rid of items you don’t need or use anymore. Sell them at a garage sale, give them to friends who could use them, or donate them to charity. Every home has some of these items. Keeping a house clean is easier when clutter is non-existent. Start in the Kids’ Rooms Let your children help out in their own rooms. Giving them choices as to how they would like to organize their stuff may entice them…

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A really good housekeeper is, well … a keeper. But you need to know the questions to ask a potential cleaner and what to look for during an interview. Here are some questions you can ask and tips you can use to help you make the right choice when it comes to hiring someone for housekeeping services and keeping your home gleaming. Make Sure the Person Understands the Role Before getting down to business, let the person you’re interviewing know exactly what the position entails. Perhaps you could start the interview process with a job description and ask if there are any questions regarding what would be involved. Spend Some Time Getting to Know the Person You could start off with a few questions to get a feeling for the person’s personality. After all, the person should be a good…

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Hospitals are full of sick people wanting to get better, so having the cleanest surroundings possible is crucial. Germs like sickness and sickness likes germs. They feed off each other. Keeping hospital rooms and common areas clean with regular housekeeping services is healthy for patients, visitors, and hospital staff. Infectious Diseases Some diseases can spread like wildfire. Housekeeping services in a hospital help to control the spread of those diseases. Bacteria is hearty. It can survive in nearly every place and space. It can be found on bedrails, curtains, call buttons—everywhere. And it survives for a long time. If someone touches these surfaces and fails to wash his or her hands, the bacteria spreads to every area he or she touches. In fact, “superbugs,” or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, can survive for months on surfaces. These potentially deadly pests have also found…

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Dust bunnies sometimes have a life of their own. Not only are they unsightly when they’re hopping all over your home, but they can really cause misery if you or other family members are allergic to them, especially on cleaning days. For those with allergies, here are some tips to make cleaning a little more bearable. Fashion a Schedule for Cleaning Times Allergies are nasty any time, but if you spread out your cleaning time so you only have to do a few things every day, it might make symptoms less problematic. Keeping your home clean is essential to keeping allergies at bay. Make Your Vacuum Your Best House Buddy Vacuuming regularly (at least a couple times each week) will keep dust to a minimum. Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter, which will trap particles you can’t even…

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Apartment living can be so much fun! Usually, your only concern is paying your bills and keeping your space tasteful and clean. When it comes to the clean part, there are some things to have around that will make your cleaning day go much more smoothly. Here are some essentials to include in your apartment cleaning kit, and ones used by companies offering customized cleaning services: Cleaning Supplies Wood cleaner to polish furniture and keep dust at bay on vents, ceiling fans and the like; Glass cleaner such as Windex, or you can make your own with a couple tablespoons of white vinegar and three cups of water; Dish soap which you can use as a spot cleaner for carpets and furniture by simply adding a few drops to a cup of water; Baking soda which mixed with lemon juice…

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It’s cleaning day and you’re dreading how to go about cleaning those hard-to-reach spots in your home that you know need to be done. It seems like a constant battle. But there are some great hacks on getting to these tough spots in your home. Here are a few you might want to try out!   Blinds and Tongs A very inventive idea is to take a pair of cooking tongs and use elastics to affix damp, lint-free cloths around them. It’s a terrific way to clean the slats of the blinds. Window Frames One of the banes of a house cleaner’s existence, window frames are tough to clean well. But, if you put an empty toilet paper tube on the end of your vacuum’s suction tube, getting all that dirt out is a piece of cake. Since the tube…

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No one likes to look at or to use tarnished silverware, and getting it sparkling is easier than you might think. Here are some unique ways to get your silver mirror-shiny: Aluminum foil method This is probably one of the most tried and true methods for cleaning silver. Combine a litre of water, a tablespoon of baking soda and a piece of aluminum foil in a pan and bring to a boil. Drop silverware into the pot for about 15 seconds (or more if very tarnished). Remove and voila! Your silverware will look brand new! Laundry soap Take aluminum foil and line a medium-sized bowl with it. Fill with hot water. Add about a tablespoon of powdered laundry soap, add your silver and let it soak for about a minute. Remove, buff and see the shine. The ketchup solution Take…

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Most people love entertaining. When you’re hosting a party, you want to make sure people have a great time and talk about all the great things that happened, including making comments about how great your place looked. Cleaning your home before a party doesn’t have to cause you any undue stress. One of the best pieces of advice is not to leave everything to the last minute. Divide jobs into smaller tasks you can do a week prior to the big event. Here are some other tips to get you in the mood to socialize: Plan your strategy Day one should be about evaluating the things that you’ll need to do. There’s an easy and unique way to do this. Use your imagination and pretend you’re a guest at the party. Have a look around. What do you see that…

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