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The holidays are over for another year. Now the tree needs to be packed away, and left in its place is a month’s worth of dust and a reminder that your home needs a thorough cleaning! The easiest way to tackle your mess is to not let it accumulate at all! Here are some big benefits to keeping your home clean regularly! A clean home, is a healthy home! If you keep up to date with surface cleaning, scrubbing and sanitizing your space there will be little chance for dust, allergens, bacteria, and viruses to accumulate and cause health issues to you and your family. Disinfect high traffic areas like the kitchen and bathroom to reduce mold, mildew and other pathogens from building up and reduce your chance of illness all year round! Get your exercise! Did you know that…

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One of the warmest additions to any household is a four-legged friend that provides unconditional love to the whole family! Love your furry friend? Don’t love the messes and pet odours they leave around your home? Here are some quick tips to help get your pet-friendly home guest-friendly as well! Clean up messes immediately! One of the best things you can do to save your carpets and upholstered areas is make sure any pet messes are handled when they are fresh. Use thick paper towel to soak up urine from the material or carpet. Get out all excess moisture and then rinse with clean and cool water. Next, blot dry with a clean towel or paper towel. Then, you will want to determine the cleaning product that suits the surface area best. Select a carpet or upholstery cleaner that is…

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Unless you’re Mr. Clean himself, cleaning probably isn’t your favourite hobby. We could be wrong, and you may start your day with a strong desire to wash your windows, but for many it is tough to get started. If you are in need of motivation, here are some tips to get you on your way to clean! Start first thing in the morning! Like working out, cleaning can be one task of the day that you dread or feel overwhelmed by. If this is the case, do it first thing in the morning and get it out of the way. Not only will you alleviate the anxiety that builds up later in the day, but you will also feel accomplished once it is completed and you can go about the rest of your day with the same stamina and can-do-it…

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Part of your routine home cleaning schedule may or may not include the daunting task of window cleaning. Often that task is one that is pushed further and further down the list. If you are ready to tackle those hard water spots and are looking for some better solutions, well look no further! This list will give you some clarity on cleaning your glass. Cheap and Cheerful. Go old school and natural with a simple solution of plain white distilled vinegar mixed with an equal part of water. Place in a spray bottle and spray solution on glass, more-so on the spotty areas. You may have to repeat the process a few times to remove spots. It’s also helpful to saturate your cloth in the solution before scrubbing the window. If you use a rough/textured cloth you won’t have to…

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The Christmas holidays are a wonderful season full of family gatherings. If your home seems to be homebase to many of these events, you may feel overwhelmed trying to prepare your home to receive guests. You are not alone. To help you with this seasonal task, we have prepared a list of quick tips to get your home cheerfully clean for the Christmas crowd! Declutter. If you minimize the knickknacks out and about in your home’s common areas, there will be less to organize and tidy before and after events. Streamline what you want out for necessity and what you want for decor and leave it at that. You can always pull out the old magazines and kids’ art post-holiday haze. Make a checklist. Design a room-by-room plan and have an order from top-down, inside-out to clean and organize. Get…

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While many people like to perform a large spring cleaning to say “out with the winter blues and in with the fresh air” it is also prudent to complete an autumn clean that prepares your home for winter and the upcoming holidays! Here is a quick checklist that will allow you to be winter-ready in no time at all! Work outside in Take advantage of the last of the warmer weather and clean up the exterior of your home before it’s hit with heavy rain and snow. Start by cleaning up all of your summer items including patio furniture and larger children’s toys. Be sure to give them a thorough cleaning before putting them in the appropriate storage for the winter months. Next, wipe down and cleanse all surface areas including doors, windows, trim railings, decks, and sheds. This is…

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Just finished a home or office renovation? Your contractor should make arrangements with you for how to remove large objects like drywall, countertops, old furniture, and others, as you will not be able to lift those heavy objects yourself. But even with the big stuff out of the way, there’s still lots of work to do to clean up the remaining debris. General tips Clean from top to bottom, so the jettisoned dirt falls to an area that still needs to be cleaned When removing wraps, tarps, and covers, do so gently to avoid stirring up the dust Use a dust, flu, or allergy mask to reduce irritation in breathing   Piles of dust In small amount dust is manageable because it’s easier to clean when it’s not clumped together, and it’s okay to leave to leave a small bit…

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Vinegar is touted as one of the most useful things to have at home because of its many purposes, aside from being used in food preparation. Most of the alternative uses fall under the category of cleaning, but vinegar can even be used for setting dyes in fabrics, killing weeds, and keeping ants away. White vinegar makes for a great cleaning agent because it is clear, but there are many other vinegars out there that can leave stains behind. Balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, wine vinegar, rice vinegar, and apple cider vinegar are all examples of vinegars with dyes, sugars, and other stain-inducing ingredients. If you cook, bake, or pickle with these vinegars, read on to learn how to remove their stains. Keys to cleaning stains If you’re using water as part of your cleaning method, always use cold water…

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Toys come into contact with all sorts of grime, dirt and germs as they are hurled, hauled, dragged and kicked about the house. Even after cleaning them, it is only a matter of time before they are once again covered in dirt. It can be quite a tedious task, but that is one of the responsibilities of a parent or babysitter. While most parents are absolutely comfortable with the hassle, many of them do not know how to wash toys correctly. It may seem negligible, but how you handle different materials and sizes of toys carries a great deal of weight. Below is a guide on how to clean toys with respect to their size, material and other factors. How to Wash Different Sizes of Toys For small toys without batteries, dip them inside a washbasin with warm water and…

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Floods usually take homeowners by surprise, so possessions that are stored or used in affected areas of the home will be damaged by water. The main difficulty with cleaning up after a flood is the fight against time, so you’ll have to be strategic about your efforts. Stay safe Turn off the power at the electrical panel when it’s safe to do so. If you’re not familiar with electrical maintenance, call your local utility company or electrician for assistance in shutting the power down. It’s important to do this in case you’ve left appliances plugged into the outlets because there may be a risk of shock if you come into contact with the water. Furthermore, floodwater is often unhygienic as much of it hasn’t been treated, so make sure to take proper precautions to minimize exposure. Clear out the room…

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