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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.

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