Household Cleaning Tips on Budget

Household Cleaning Tips on Budget

There are boundless useful tips when it comes to household cleaning, and they can all be implemented really easily and usually at little cost. Here is a small selection that you may find handy around your home: To remove many general carpet stains, mix a solution of vinegar and water, always pretest in hidden area  and then apply it to the carpet. Blot or dab the stain with a hand or paper towel. Once the stain is removed, use clean water to gently rinse the area and then dry with a towel or hair dryer. If this doesn’t work, then you may need to deep carpet cleaning and either hire a steam vacuum cleaner or get a professional to come and look at it. Kitchen cupboards can get very greasy, especially in a busy family home where there is a lot of cooking taking place. It can depend upon what they are made of, so always take care before applying strong chemicals. If you can, then contact the manufacturer and ask them advice on the best method of cleaning the cupboards. For the vast majority of other materials, regular detergent or general cleaning spray will suffice. Use cloths however and not sponge or metal scourers, as these could leave marks on your cupboards exterior. Ash stains can be the bane of many a household. The tip is to sprinkle some baking soda on the affected area and then let it sit for a couple of hours.Afterwards, use a damp sponge and simply press and twist, trying to absorb the stain. Do not rub as this will increase the likelihood of the...
Hiring Domestic Cleaner

Hiring Domestic Cleaner

Domestic cleaners who are paid to clean people’s homes are usually experienced and utilise a variety of different methods to make sure your home is clean and tidy. They can also improve your own organisation and general tidiness. It is in their best interests to achieve excellent results, as a lot of home cleaners get their clients via word of mouth through current customers.Therefore it is prudent to always try and uphold a top quality service, including hygiene, cleanliness and organisation, which can often improve our own skills in these same areas. Try and plan ahead for your cleaner. By sticking to the same day or days each week, everyone will have equal expectations and there should be no scheduling problems. The same applies for the time of day or evening that they will clean. Use a calendar or memo pad to remind yourself of the days and time in which the cleaner is visiting. This will aid your weekly routine and help organise around your other commitments. It is usually wise to have a small tidy up, or a general de-clutter, so the cleaner can reach surfaces that they may otherwise leave alone, because it has your personal belongings in the way. If you expect the cleaner to sort through your piles of newspapers and litter then you may be in for a surprise. Make sure your home is manageable for the cleaner and key areas are identified beforehand. Also, address what equipment they will be bringing themselves and what equipment they may need to use, such as a vacuum for cleaning the carpet or mop and bucket...
Clean your Home for Guests

Clean your Home for Guests

If you are planning on having guests round to your home – be it for a dinner party or an overnight stay – and you feel like you need to give your place a good clean, then the following are some good tips if you are struggling with time. You want to create a nice ambiance and show off your home to the best of its qualities and also show them that you are proud of your property. Firstly, make sure you have enough room for your guests to hang their coats, scarves or hats. Do this by removing any unwanted or underused jackets and coats of your own. By doing this, it not only helps your guest out by providing space, but also gives them a great first impression of your home. Dusting is a brilliant way to really make your home shine. It can be a greatly underrated cleaning process, but by going round and wiping clean all areas, but especially the ones that your guests are likely to see, and then you will really deliver the goods. The beauty is that dusting is quick and easy, and you don’t necessarily need expensive equipment. Just a damp or microfiber cloth will do the trick. You can wipe away or vacuum with round brash, grime from all surfaces, the tops of pictures, your TV, coffee table, skirting boards, door handles, light switches and the list is endless. Whatever you have time for, try and dust because your room will gleam as a result. Make sure your mirrors have also been wiped and cleaned as your guests are bound...
Deep Clean Your Property To Sell!

Deep Clean Your Property To Sell!

There are a wide range of reasons why people choose to move home: downsize, upgrade, growing family, financial reasons, relocation etc. It is a huge undertaking and a very stressful period for everyone involved. One area that shouldn’t be overlooked however is the way that you should present your home. If you are going to have viewings and let a stream of people come and look around, it only seems natural that your property should be tidy and clean. If you have the time available, then you should invest in giving your home a deep clean. Before giving your property a deep clean inside, it is a good idea to make sure that the outside areas like drive, garden, balcony, windows are clean and presentable, as this is what gives your potential buyer an idea or impression as to what lay inside. It is best to have covered all bases, and so to tidy your garden, wash your windows from the outside and make sure there isn’t any clutter lying around will be greatly beneficial. In terms of the interior, it really is a good idea to try and keep things minimal without too much fuss. Buyers do not want to be overloaded with ornaments, pictures or other memorabilia that could detract from the experience of the property. It can also make the property seem more enclosed and smaller than it is, so try and keep this in mind. Be careful where you store the unnecessary belongings however, because sometimes viewers like to have a peek inside cupboards or open doors and may see where you have gathered everything!...
The World of Cleaning

The World of Cleaning

Cleaning is a subject that covers a great breadth of areas, from the domestic environment and right the way through to the industrial. It is something that we all must do in our personal lives to some degree. From washing our hands, to cleaning our glasses, our cars, or scrubbing up some dirty boots – cleaning can mean more than just dusting or tidying up a room in the house. To take care and give attention to our belongings is something which we can take pride in and it also introduces a level of routine into our lives which many take comfort in. The cleaning industry is a huge employer in all its many guises and employs many thousands across the country. Almost every company needs an element of cleaning, be it a managing agents for an apartment block, a police station, school, offices, library, nursing home – you name it and there will be a team of cleaners there to work behind the scenes, making the building look as best it can. There are domestic household cleaners who are hired privately. This is a popular choice for the busy family, who perhaps work many hours and simply do not find time to do a proper job themselves. This can be a good option for the more freelance cleaner who can be employed by different household owners, rather than being tied to one specific company or location. It offers the added freedom and flexibility for the cleaner, who can choose the sorts of hours to work. There are many small cleaning businesses and firms out there, who offer their...
Can the Cleaning Industry Turn to Green Industry?

Can the Cleaning Industry Turn to Green Industry?

Can the cleaning industry really become a more environmentally friendly industry and remain at the forefront of the “green” revolution? Or is it already there? The answer lay somewhere in between, if the truth is told. There have been huge inroads within the cleaning industry to making its products and services greener and environment friendly. This is a costly and daunting job, given the size of the cleaning industry. However, it is a necessary one and companies that do not produce or use enough eco-friendly products, will eventually fall by the wayside in comparison to those who have invested their energies into manufacturing or using greener, safer products. The big debate though, isn’t whether the cleaning industry is on the right path, but whether these green products are as effective and cost efficient as the older, perhaps less eco-friendly ones. This very issue is where most of the time and effort has been expended by the large cleaning companies. To have a greener product is one thing. But if the results you get with that product are less effective and more costly, such as deep cleaning, then its popularity will be compromised. The public will still only go so far when offered greener products. They also want to see results too, and only then will they spend their money. The case for greener cleaning products could not be stronger. Everyone affected is safer as a result: the person using the product, the inhabitants of the surrounding area and the environment as a whole. Such is the increases of technology and money invested in this area of the industry that...