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Illnesses can impact your day-to-day routines. They can certainly make it more difficult to keep up with home maintenance. And so when you’ve recovered from a recent illness, you might need to spend some time cleaning the home and removing infected elements that could lead to a recurrence of the issue. In this latest post, our cleaning experts provide their quick guide to cleaning after an illness. Start with the Laundry Room As you begin the cleaning process, you can start with the space in which you’ll be conducting the most important cleaning work – the laundry room. Be sure to give the surfaces within your laundry room a clean with a vinegar solution. And then, when all parts of the room are clean, you can take dirty laundry into the space and it in a hot temperature wash to…

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You know the old saying, dogs are a man’s best friend! They’re lovable, playful, cuddly, and overall a great companion. Unfortunately, one of our favourite things about dogs can also be extremely frustrating when it comes to keeping the house clean. In case you haven’t guessed it, we’re talking about that luscious fur coat and all the shedding that comes with it! Luckily, we’re here to assure you that there’s no need to pull out your own hair when your dog leaves his behind, because we’ve rounded up some awesome cleanup tips that will come in handy next time you find yourself tripping over another pile of fur. Stock up on Lint Rollers These little tools are lifesavers when you want to perform a quick cleanup—especially when it comes to clothing and upholstery. Best of all, they’re affordable. If you…

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Your windows are the part of your home which show just how much dirt and grime there is floating around in the outside world. These clear surfaces spend all day, 24-7, 365 days a year taking whatever mother nature has to throw at them and if you let the cleaning go to long, it’s amazing just how dirty and unpleasant looking a window can get. Below are 5 easy tips for keeping your windows sparkling clean! Use the right tools. Most people’s window-cleaning arsenal consists of some windex, an old newspaper and maybe some paper towel. These materials, however, might not be your best option. Squeegees and microfibre cleaning cloths actually get the job done much better than the aforementioned products. Squeegees. Many people don’t realize just how effectively squeegees clean glass compared to paper towel and old newspapers. The…

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Keeping your home clean is no small task. The bathroom, the kitchen, the dusting, sweeping, organizing, decluttering; it can add up to no less than a full time job! Many people are fairly stuck in their ways when it comes to cleaning and may not realize that some of the methods they are employing are actually doing more harm than good. If you are unsure whether or not your cleaning style is costing you extra work or actually making things less clean, here are 5 cleaning mistakes you will want to avoid. Scrubbing spills out of the carpet. Most people when they spill that glass of wine or cranberry juice on their beautiful carpet immediately run for the rag and the club soda and begin scrubbing away. However, this is highly counterproductive. Scrubbing carpets actually begins to unravel the carpet…

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It’s an inarguable fact: cleaning the bathroom is not a joy. The joy comes afterwards, knowing that you now have a clean bathroom. But it is certainly not a pleasurable experience in the sense that you look forward to doing it for its own sake. The question arises: how often should you clean your bathroom? Cleaning every day obviously implies that you will have a consistently sparkling bathroom, which is idea, but unless you are set on doing chores all day every day, inevitably, other areas will get left out. Cleaning once a week, although still considered “regular” cleaning, means that some dirt and grime will build up. Below are 5 reasons why you should clean your bathroom at least every week. The hygiene factor. It goes without saying what happens in the bathroom. As such, it is a breeding…

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Renovations, large or small, can be hectic and can require a lot of clean up afterwards. Here are some tips to get your house back-to-new (rather, better-than-new) in no time. Dusting As we all know, renovations can leave heaps of dust, plaster and otherwise, behind. There are a few ways to get rid of dust, depending on your needs: For freshly painted surfaces, dry dust using a duster. Use a broom or extension duster to reach places that are high up or otherwise difficult to reach. Vacuum with a brush attachment. Wipe surfaces down with a damp cloth. Certain areas can collect a lot of dust during a renovation, including vents, air filters, and light fixtures. You may have to unscrew light fixtures and vents, and clean them with soap and warm water. Air filters may need to be replaced.…

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Spring cleaning can be difficult, but the results are always satisfying! Since many of us let things slide in the winter months, beginning spring cleaning can be an overwhelming chore. With winter over its peak, spring is just around the corner, and with it will comes this potentially daunting seasonal task. The basics of spring cleaning usually include decluttering and reorganizing, maybe even redecorating, but in this article we’re looking at a few things that can be easy to overlook. Vacuum Everything Of course, vacuuming is one of the first things that we think of when we clean, but there are certain parts of the house that are easy to overlook, and that can gather huge amounts of dust. Areas like air vents and blinds usually require special attention. When vacuuming hard to reach areas, try out different attachments, for…

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Itchy watery eyes and runny noses do not make for a good time. If you’re allergic to dust, you understand how crucial it is keep your home free of dirt, grime and grit that make you sneeze. With our five ways to keep your home dust-free, you’ll never sneeze again – or at least not in your house. Say bye-bye to your carpet: Wall to wall carpeting is a dust nightclub. It’s where dust hangs out and has a good time. For you, however, it’s not a good time. Carpeting is one of the leading causes of excess dust in the home and if you’re trying to keep the allergens away, you need to keep the carpets away too. Instead of wall-to-wall carpeting, try a small area rug instead. Area rugs are easier to clean and collect way less dust…

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Have you ever visited a friend and marveled at the cleanliness of their bathroom? How do they do it? Do they spend hours on their hands and knees scrubbing the tiles and shower walls? Do they wave a magic wand and all of a sudden soap scum disappears? They probably know the best ways to maintain a clean bathroom and after learning our tricks and tips, yours will be even cleaner. When it comes to your bathroom, it’s easier to split your cleaning tasks into three groups: daily, weekly and monthly. This ensures that you’re not stuck with a messy sight every time you go to brush your teeth. Daily Keep disinfectant wipes or spray under your sink so that if a sudden mess comes up, you can eradicate it right away. After every shower wipe down the shower walls…

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No doubt about it, cleaning the house is a chore. However, it can either be a huge chore to be avoided at all possible costs — a bone of spousal contention, and a bane of your existence — or it can be something that is done relatively quickly and without too much stress and frustration. It all comes down to pre-work, organization, tools, logistics, and attitude. A little at a time pays off big at crunch time This tip is simple but oh, so crucial: keep your house clutter free on a daily basis. That means, everybody has to put away things from whence they got them once they’re done with them. If this is a relatively novel idea for you and your family, it might take a bit of time to learn to stick to it on a daily…

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