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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Moving Out of a Home or Office


Moving out of your house, apartment, condo, or office can be stressful!

You're moving a lot of heavy furniture, you've spent days packing and you'll be spending days unpacking and one of the last things you want to worry about is cleaning the place you have just moved from when there is so much to be done at your new home or office.

This is where house cleaning professional can help you with your move out cleaning needs and can concentrate on your new home.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chocolate Stains

A yummy box of crackers.

Mmm, chocolate! How many adults or children can pass up a mouth watering creamy piece of chocolate?

I’m sure there are some that have will power and can easily pass up that creamy smoothness, but for those chocolate lovers among us – it’s hard to resist.

Mix chocolate with kids and you will inevitable end up with a chocolate stain disaster. Getting to the stain as quickly as possible is always the best solution.

By following these chocolate cleaning tips we’ll help you make short work of those chocolate stains on carpets or clothing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cleaning your Front Loading Washing Machine


Front loaders have become very popular over the years. For one they say they are easier on your clothes and it seems you can put an endless amount of clothes in each load of laundry you do. They are more energy efficient and they cut back on water consumption.

One thing that seems to be common with front loaders is the mildew smell coming from the washing machine and sometimes your clothes.

This is because front loaders don’t completely drain every time after every load of laundry you do. Space issues in your laundry room can also lead to excess moisture in the tub which can lead to bacteria and germs.

Because these front loaders can be expensive, maintenance is important to prolong the life of the washing machine. Let us lend you a hand the next time you clean your front loading washing machine with these helpful tips.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Making your own Cleaning Products


Are you looking for a cleaner, non-toxic way to clean your home?

There are many green products available on the market today but did you know you can make your own all purpose cleaning products?

Cleaning products can be expensive; using what you most likely already have in the house is easy, safe, and effective. Read on for answers to questions we get asked.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is natural and an effective deodorizer. It is abrasive and does a really good job scrubbing and eliminating odors.

Cleaning Baked On Food from Pots and Pans

Baked on food can be tough to get off the bottom of a pan. I, and I’m sure many of you have used an SOS pad, but what if you don’t have any?

Use baking soda. In the bottom of the pan, sprinkle baking soda and add just a little water to make a paste (about the consistency of the kind you buy in the store). Use your cleaning sponge and scrub.

Baking soda can also be used to clean grease spills, and to deodorize a smelly dishwasher plus a whole lot more.

Soft Scrub Cleaner

Here’s a recipe for a homemade soft scrub cleaner. Simply add 1/2 cup baking soda with enough liquid detergent and mix well.

This can be used to clean sinks and bathrooms. Apply and use a sponge to clean and rinse well.

Vinegar

Vinegar is an acidic. It is made from apple juice, wine, or grain. Vinegar can cut through grease, help deodorize, and kill mold and mildew.

It is important to note because vinegar is acidic, you should not use it on marble or natural stone.

Cleaning Linoleum Floors with Vinegar

In a two-gallon bucket, fill about 2/3 of the way full with warm water. Add about two cups of distilled white vinegar.
Before mopping the floor, go over it with a vacuum or sweep it. When that’s done, dip your mop in the bucket then wring it out really good so there is not a lot of excess water dripping all over the place.
Mop the floor, changing water when necessary and dry when done.

All Purpose Window and Glass Cleaner

Mix the following ingredients in a spray bottle.
• 1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent
• 3 tablespoons vinegar
• 2 cups water
Use this product just as you would with a commercial glass cleaner.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cleaning your Car like a Professional


For a most, our cars are important to us and a big investment. Keeping it clean and looking nice is just as important.

Taking your car through the car wash should be done as a last resort as this could possibly damage your car.

Cleaning your car like a professional is does not have to be hard and can actually be a therapeutic process.

Follow these car cleaning tips and get your car sparkling clean in no time.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Clutter Problems


Do you have clutter problems? Believe it or not, most people do.

Many of us don’t like to throw things away because it could hold some value in the future. Maybe you don’t know the best way to organize, or you have kids and you just don’t have enough time to organize the clutter.

Don’t get overwhelmed, pick a day to get started and let us help you organize and clean your clutter.

Tips For Getting Rid of Clutter

Start Small.

If there is a lot to clean, pick a small space first so you can get in the rhythm of cleaning and organizing. Then move on and tackle the rest.

Garbage and Recycling.

Have some garbage bags on the ready, go through drawers, shelves, under the bed, etc. Throw away broken and damaged items that can't be fixed, old clothes that can't be worn or fixed, depending on the room you're cleaning it might be old food, toss theses kinds of items into the garbage bag.

Have recycling totes ready and throw in outdated magazines, papers, coupons, empty shoe boxes, anything that can be recycled.

When you have finished with the garbage, it's time to go through and make a give away pile.

The Give Away Pile.

There might be some things you have been hanging on to that haven't been touched in years, or worn forever. Be realistic, if you need the space and you haven't used something or worn an outfit for a couple of years, donate or give the items away to charity.

The Things You Keep.

Once you've gotten rid of the garbage and made the right decision about what will be given away or donated, you have a better idea of what you might want to keep.

Everything has it's place. If it's clothes put them neatly back in the closet and drawers. If it's the kitchen you're cleaning, organize the spices, cereals, snacks, utensils, put things away where it makes the most sense that they should be. Keep like items together

If necessary, purchase plastic, see through, storage containers and stack them nicely or store them neatly on a shelf. You can use baskets and decorative containers too.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cleaning Grout


If you have tiled kitchen or bathroom floors, countertops, or backsplashes, then you have grout. If you don't have any tiles in your home, grout is the gritty material used between the tiles.

Grout comes in many colors and can make or break the look of the tile in your home. Keeping it clean keeps it fresh and looking like new.

If you don’t maintain the grout, it becomes nasty and dingy looking.


If you need to clean grout, take a look at these grout cleaning and stain removal tips.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cleaning your Computer


Most of us use our computers daily, but how often do you think about cleaning it? Cleaning your computer and its components will keep it working properly. Cleaning your computer will also help from spreading germs.

How often should you give your computer a good cleaning? That depends on several factors such as your environment; are you using it in the home or office, do you have animals, is the computer on the floor, on a carpeted floor, do you eat and drink around the computer?

A thorough cleaning may need to be done a couple times throughout the year, but at the very least the monitor, keyboard, and outer surfaces should be done weekly or bi-weekly to prevent the possibility of spreading germs.

We can help you learn how to properly clean your computer with these great cleaning tips.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cleaning Your Jewelry


Cleaning your jewelry at home and make it shine like new again!

Eventually your jewelry will need to be cleaned as overtime it will acquire a fine layer of grime consisting of body oils and skin causing it to dull the natural shine.

For a jewelry cleaning solution you can make at home, visit Mrs. Clean and get the proper way to safely clean your jewelry.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cleaning the Refrigerator

What is that Smell Coming from Your Refrigerator?

There is plenty of leftover food that gets stored in our refrigerators or food items we just never got around to using (or couldn't find) that can cause some really bad smells and that – can be just a bit disturbing.

I don’t know about you but I’ve opened some refrigerators and the smell can just knock my socks off and completely make me lose my appetite.

So if you go poking your head in a fridge and it smells a bit putrefied, whether it’s yours or a family member, it’s time to tell someone that Now! is a good time to clean the refrigerator.

I mean mold, bacteria and mildew growing within the fridge is not a place I want to be grabbing my food from.

If the fridge is stinking, your option is to give it a good cleaning. Completely go through it and toss old foods and condiments.

Clean the inside, take out the drawers (clean them out and underneath). Wipe everything dry when you’re done and put only the good stuff back in.

Tips for Keeping Your Refrigerator Smelling Odor Free

These are probably no brainer tips but I’m going to list them anyway.
  1. Clean up spills as soon as they happen and adopt a policy where whoever spills, cleans it up, no waiting until Mom gets home. Unless someone really needs your help say taking out a drawer or something.
  2. Store your food in covered containers and be sure to put the lid on all the way. If you’re covering a plate of food, make sure the saran wrap covers the dish (which usually means using two pieces of saran wrap). I have also found some stretch to fit food covers that work very nicely (and can be washed), they are pretty much like a shower cap.
  3. Monitor your leftovers. Really only a couple of days should go by before you toss them out and if you’re just not the kind of family then don’t keep them. I know people that never eat leftovers but hate to waste, so the food gets stored and forgotten about.
  4. Monitor the temperature. Most refrigerators are pretty good at keeping a consistent temperature but if yours is being opened and closed all day or if someone doesn’t close the door, it could change the temperature settings.
  5. Keep an open box of baking soda in the back of the refrigerator to help keep it fresh.
Cleaning the fridge doesn’t have to be a hard task nor a long task but it really should be done at least a couple of times throughout the year, more if you’re a large family.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cleaning Air Filters


As warmer weather is approaching, now is a good time to clean your air conditioner filters.

Keeping the air in your home clean and cool during hot summer days is a great treat from the heat and cleaning the air filters will help extend the life of your cooling equipment and help you save money too.

Find out how to clean the air filters for your equipment.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mildew Removal Tips


At some point or another everyone finds mildew in the home. Just wiping the mildew away is not enough, you need to get to the root of the mildew problem.

If you don't completely remove the mildew it will grow back and quickly too.

See our mildew removal tips to help you protect your home and your families health.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Removing Odors From Your Home


How many times have you walked into your home and smelled a bad odor?

It could be the trash, pet smells, dirty laundry, mildew, or something else. Whatever it is it can make your coming home to relax a bit unpleasant.

Maybe you spray some air freshener or light a candle thinking this will remove the odor, but really this is only a temporary solution.

Don't get frustrated by these odors, check out these proven odor removal tips from the professionals at Mrs. Clean.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cleaning Your Blinds


It's not one of our favorite chores to do, but from time to time we have to clean those blinds.

We have some efficient blind cleaning tips and how you can use a dryer sheet to keep the dust from returning. These great tips and hints for cleaning your blinds will help get the job done in no time at all.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Community Forum for Cleaning Tips and Stain Removal


The cleaning forum at Mrs. Clean is for all of you left with the task of cleaning up, getting stains out, organizing, and seeking advice for all your cleaning needs.

Have you ever found yourself with a tough stain you can't get out? Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the cleaning chores you have? Ask your question and let Mrs. Clean help you out.

Do you have a cleaning tip that worked for you and want to share it with others. Our forum is not only for asking questions but helping others by sharing your experiences.

Get house cleaning tips, organizing and stain removal tips, and answers to your questions from the professional house cleaners at Mrs. Clean.

Monday, April 12, 2010

How to Remove Leather Stains


Who doesn't like to own something made of leather; whether it's a leather couch, a leather coat, a purse or shoes, it's durable and flexible, soft and supple, and looks fabulous.

So what happens when you get a leather stain?

Hopefully either the leather you purchased was pre-treated or you were advised to pre treat your leather with a good commercial cleaner and protectant. Leather protected from the elements is less likely to stain. Then - you need to get to the stain immediately for best results.

Stains are not always noticed right away but don't panic - see our tips for removing stains on leather using household products.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cleaning Silver with Household Basics


Having clean silver is a pleasure to see on any table. It shines when the light hits it, and dresses up your table for your dinner guests.

The secret is --- you can clean silver using some of your basic household items. Does this surprise you? These methods were used by our mothers and grandmothers.

For small jobs, try toothpaste. Just coat the item with the toothpaste, run a little warm water over it and make into a foam, rubbing the item well (you can use a soft toothbrush to get into crevices) then drying with a clean soft cloth.

Cleaning silver has never been easier, see what other household items you can use to clean your silver.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Got Stains?


Do the kids and your husband leave you cleaning up after them? Coffee stains, tea stains, juice stains, grease stains, and other unidentifiable stains?

If so, don't worry too much, we have easy to follow instructions for removing a variety of stains.

Removing Tea Stains Using Beer

There are some people that swear beer is a great method for removing tea stains from fabrics and carpeting.

  • Pour beer on the stain and rub lightly.
  • Rinse with cold water and examine the area for remaining stains.
  • Repeat (if necessary).
  • When the stain is gone from the fabric, launder as usual.
  • On carpeting, you will have to blot up the liquids with paper towels or a clean white, absorbent towel or rag, until the stain disappears. 

Be sure to make sure the beer is completely rinsed away.

Getting Ink Stains Out

Put a towel under the area you will be working on so the ink doesn’t transfer to a clean area fabric.

  • Pour denatured alcohol through the ink stain.
  • Rub with Vaseline.
  • Sponge the stain with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent.
  • Soak the stained items in a detergent solution and water.
  • Wash clothing with detergent and use a bleach safe for the fabric.

Grease Stains on Carpet

Remove as much of the stain first using an absorbent towel. It’s important not to rub the stained area, you don’t want it to spread and become more difficult to clean, just dab. Once all the grease that can be absorbed has been removed, sprinkle a large quantity of corn starch onto the remaining grease stain. Allow to set for a full day, then vacuum.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cleaning Marble Surfaces


Take Care of your Marble:
First I’ll make a note that you should Never Use Vinegar to clean marble.

Marble is a very soft stone and highly porous, and any cleaning solution that contains acid will destroy it. Although vinegar can be used for many cleaning jobs around the house, marble is NOT one of them. The acid will get into and under any cracks in the polished surface, eventually damaging it.

If cared for properly, the marble in your home can last you a lifetime.

Marble Care Tips:

Because marble is sensitive and very porous, only clean it with a neutral pH cleaning solution using a soft clean cloth.

Marble is delicate and requires some maintenance to look its best. We have some basic care tips for cleaning marble to share with you.

We also have Cleaning and Polishing Marble tips.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cleaning Tips for Removing Candle Wax.


Cleaning tips for removing candle wax.

Have you ever forgotten chapstick in your pocket and put it through the laundry? Have you ever spilt candle wax on your carpet?

Candle wax stains are quite common and we're here to help you get them out! Find free tips for this situation and more helpful tips at Mrs. Clean.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Efficient House Cleaning Tips


We're just getting over the winter blues and now it's time to clean up the house and do some cleaning.

We all know house cleaning can be a chore but if you follow these house cleaning tips you can reduce the time it takes to completely clean your home without cutting corners or missing any dust bunnies.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stain Removal Tips


Stains happen. Our kids go out to play and come home with grass stains on their jeans, blood stains on their shirts, and.. uhm.. something in their pockets.

We get lipstick, make up, and other stubborn stains on our work cloths that we struggle with.

It's important to treat stubborn stains quickly and efficiently. See our free stain removal tips and get the job done successfully the first time.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Caring for Wood Furniture

Nice Clean Old Wooden Desk.

Caring for Wood Furniture

If you have wood furniture in your home, chances are you paid quite a bit for it, rescued it from a garage sale or inherited it from a family member.

However you found your furniture, knowing how to take care of it is important so it can be enjoyed for years to come, especially if you plan on passing it down through the generations.


Freshen Up Old Wood Furniture


Some of the wood furniture items we’ve picked up at the local flea market or from Aunt Betty might have smelled better in their hey-day, but with a few simple steps, you can make sure that folks enjoy the look of your furniture without being put off by that old musty smell.
  1. There is nothing like sun and fresh air to help remove musty odors. Let it sit out during the day and bring it in at night. I have done this with a few pieces, it can take time but it does help.
  2. You can also add baking soda, charcoal, coffee (dry ground or beans) or kitty litter to drawers and cubbies to help remove musty odors. When using charcoal and kitty litter I have used panty hose. Baking soda can be sprinkled then vacuumed up and I’ve just opened a bag of coffee beans in larger areas. Whichever you choose, you will need to let it sit a day or two and may need to repeat the process.

Here’s a little tip for old wood furniture with drawers that are hard to open: Rub a candle, bar soap or paraffin along the top, bottom and edges of the drawer. Another good fix for sticky old drawers is a self adhesive, self lubricating nylon tape.


Removing a Water Stain from Wood Furniture


The most common stain on wood furniture is from a water stain. All you need is a clean cloth and a warm iron.
  1. Heat the iron to medium high.
  2. Place a lint free cloth over the water mark and run the iron over it for just a few seconds.
  3. Repeat if necessary.
  4. Be sure to properly polish when done.

Use a cloth big enough to cover the irons surface so you avoid touching the hot iron on exposed wood. Do not use any steam in this process.


Polishing Wood Furniture


The biggest mistake people make when polishing their wood furniture is - not knowing the finish.

You should only use oil on wood that has an oil finish. Furniture oil such as Tung and Linseed oil evaporate and get tacky then the remaining residue dries to a hard, protective finish. Wood oil can be applied when necessary, but it is not suitable for all wood finishes.

Oil and wax don't mix! Never add wax to wood with an oil finish and never add oil to wood with a wax finish. A chemical reaction between the wax and oil occurs that will degrade them both. The wax will become an opaque color and attract dirt and dust. If this is something you have inadvertently done and are noticing the change, you will have to completely remove it if you want it to look beautiful again.

For more information on the do’s and don’ts of polishing and cleaning wood furniture, take a look at these articles. With these tips, you should have a beautiful piece of furniture for years to come.

How to Polish and Shine Wood Furniture
Removing Stains and Polishing Wood Furniture


Protecting Your Wood Furniture during a Move


If you’re getting ready to make a move here are a few tips to help keep your wood furniture from getting gauged and/or scratched.
  1. Prior to packing, clean and dust your furniture. This will help avoid any scratches that could happen when you wrap your furniture.
  2. If you have large pieces and if possible, dismantle it prior to wrapping.
  3. Use heavy moving blankets or winter bedspreads and other blankets to place over a table, desk, etc. Bubble wrap can be used to wrap around table legs, drawers, frames and other wood items.
  4. Now that you have your furniture pieces protected, wrap with plastic sheeting.

Carefully load your items in the moving van, regardless of what you are moving, proper placement is so important so take your time and have a plan.
Now you know a few good tips to care for your wood furniture so it will last for many generations.

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