House Cleaning Tips
The Maids Home Services has positioned itself as a leader and expert in home cleaning and maid services. If cleaning your home is too daunting of a task, consider the following cleaning tips as your ticket to a cleaner, healthier home.
Home Cleaning Products too Costly? Consider these healthy alternatives.
- Mix a paste of baking soda and vinegar to remove stubborn toilet bowl rings.
- Rub windows down with a cotton-swab of rubbing alcohol to remove old cleaning product residue and wash with a mixture of two tablespoons vinegar and one-quart water.
- Polish wood with three parts olive oil and one part white vinegar.
- Use multi-purpose baking soda for scouring or to remove scuff-marks from vinyl floors. Add a small square of aluminum foil, boiling water, and it makes a great silver bath!
Be Prepared for Unexpected Guests! Keep this checklist handy for impromptu hosting:
- Use a laundry basket to pick up miscellaneous items and store in a bedroom closet
- Close all doors to bedrooms and other rooms not intended for guests.
- Make room in the coat closet for guest's coats.
- Place extra rolls of toilet paper in a decorative basket in the bathroom.
- Wipe off fingerprints on appliances.
- Remove any dishes from the sink or.
- Light dust the coffee table and other spots where guests will congregate.
- Vacuum high traffic areas.
- Burn scented candles in the bathroom and kitchen or set out potpourri.
- Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy your company.
Does Your Home Make You Sniffle? Use these house cleaning tips to cope with allergies:
- Thoroughly clean places where molds flourish, like drain pans under your refrigerator, old flowerpots and shower curtains.
- Encase box springs, mattresses and pillows in allergy-proof covers to keep dust – and dust mites – away.
- Clean and service air conditioning units to remove pollen and other allergens trapped during prior use.
- Always wash bedding in hot water (at least 130 F) to kill dust mites and launder every one to two weeks.
- Dust regularly. Wear a mask if you are allergic to dust and replace dusting cloths often to prevent dust transfer from one piece of furniture to the next.
- Stay away from, brooms and feather dusters. These tools merely move dirt and dust around. Vacuum all surfaces thoroughly, preferably with a HEPA-filter vacuum, to capture dust on baseboards, high ledges, upholstery and ceiling fans.
- Restrict your pets' movement to as few rooms as possible, especially with regards to bedrooms. Frequently damp-wipe feeding areas and launder bedding often.