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House Cleaning Tips written by: Godfreyy House cleaning can be quite time consuming and tiring. Keeping your house clean can demand your time, energy, and at times even some of your money. Fortunately, we have compiled some amazing house cleaning tips which will help you finish your house cleaning quickly, and efficiently.
Tips For House Cleaning
-Prepare and follow a house cleaning schedule; Use a schedule to assess and determine when certain things are most likely to require cleaning. By preparing and following a regular house cleaning schedule, it will be much easier to keep your house clean at all times.
-Store all of your cleaning supplies in a good plastic carrier or bucket. You can use an apron which has pockets to carry the cleaning supplies with you while you work; Remember to label your cleaning supplies, and always keep them in a safe location that's separate from the food supplies.
-Utilize dish soap when cleaning your house. Dish soap is one of the safest and most effective things you can use to wash your fabrics with, when they get stained. Dish soap is commonly used to treat many different types of stains since it's extremely effective. Dish soap is gentle and is great for spot treating most fabrics such as washable silk and wool, which could otherwise get damaged by laundry soap and detergents that have stain fighting enzymes.
-Use dish soap to clean your bathroom and kitchen floors; Dish soap can easily transform a bucket of water into a very powerful floor cleanser. You can use the solution on the tile and vinyl flooring, but avoid the hardwood floors.
-Certain areas of the house are much more likely to accumulate grime and dirt; one such area is the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of any home and receives a lot of traffic, (especially if you have kids). Wash, mop and clean your kitchen floor more regularly, like on a weekly basis.
-When removing stains, you should consider using a mixture of baking soda and dish soap. Sprinkle the mixture on the stains til they are completely covered, and then spray with water. After the mixture has been absorbed, wipe the surface clean using a cloth. Baking soda and dish soap solution is also great for removing coffee stains and cleaning the kitchen sink.
-When removing mold and grease, you can use a mixture of vinegar and dish soap to remove them. Fill a spraying bottle with white vinegar and add dish soap. Then saturate the affected areas and allow the mixture to evaporate. Before you use your cleaning detergent to wash the curtains and other such clothing, you use the mixture to quickly remove any greasy stains.
-When removing soot, oil and wax, you can use a combination of washing soda (that is, sodium carbonate) and dish soap, on glass and stone. Make a paste with a quarter cup of washing soda, some dish soap and water. Cover the stains with the solution, and let it sit for one hour or so, and then scrub.
-Use a hairdryer to easily remove any water rings from the wooden surfaces, and then refresh them using olive oil. You can use shoe polish to get rid of scuffs and scratches from your leather sofa.
-You can sprinkle your rugs and carpets with a little amount of the bicarbonate soda, and after 20 minutes, you can easily sweep away all the dirt; any fustiness will also evaporate. You can also fix scratches on the wood furniture using a mixture of olive oil and vinegar.
More House Cleaning Tips
-Use feather dusters to dust the small objects/windows, and a squeegee to dust and clean the large windows .
-Use dish soap to clean your windows; Dish soap is actually a pretty amazing window cleaner. It cuts through the greasy window films leaving a nice, clean finish.
-When cleaning a window or a tabletop, always apply your cleaning detergent directly to the piece of cloth. If you are using a spray cleaner, make sure you spray onto the cloth rather on the window or tabletop surface.
-When cleaning windows, always remember to clean in a vertical and horizontal pattern, and use overlapping strokes so as to avoid any streaks; Work in a consistent pattern, (left to right), to ensure you have properly cleaned the whole surface.
-Before you start cleaning your kitchen, run your finger tips lightly over the stove, countertops, table and sink surfaces so as to locate dirt and food residue, and identify areas which require special attention.
-When your are cleaning your kitchen tabletops, always follow a pattern. For instance, you can begin in the right corner of the tabletop surface, and work from one far edge, to front edge. Try and use overlapping strokes or small circular movements.
-When mopping or sweeping, use a dustpan which has a long handle; this way, you will not have to stoop low.
-Always plan your cleaning before you start. Familiarize yourself with the vacuum cleaner, and find any necessary attachments you might need, such as replacement bags and filters.
-Never mix bleach and ammonia; the mixture will produce a very deadly poison. In case any of your cleaning products/supplies contains either ingredient, you should never mix or combine them with anything else.
-Always clean the stove and the microwave immediately after you are done cooking.
-Routinely wipe the countertop surfaces after preparing food.
-Wipe down the shower after bathing; when the dish soap films have not yet adhered to the bath tub and the wall surfaces.
-Remember to regularly clean the bathroom mirror since it usually tends to gather lots of spots from activities at the sink, like hand washing, teeth brushing, shaving, and more.
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