Archive for December 2011
Making a plan to organize your house
Organizing your house is essential if you want to make your cleaning efficient. An organized house is much easier to clean, and it needs cleaning less than a cluttered one. But it’s not easy to organize your house, that’s why we’re giving you those tips. First of all, create a plan. Right now, without any procrastination. Take a pencil and paper and write down your thoughts about organizing. The first step is to think, how you would like to use the space in your house. Start with the biggest room, most likely it will be your living room. Define, for which matters you will use it. Dispose of all the unnecessary things in it. You won’t need any toys, meeting your guests in it, will you?
Clearing the space and throwing rubbish away
When you have a plan of organizing your house the way you want it to be, start with the most important thing: clear the space, disposing of the things you won’t need. Be precise and hard on yourself. If you’re not sure about the future use of some things, you can at least store them in a specific place, like your garage. Determine a specific place for your possessions: documents, toys, shoes etc. Everyday hard work on keeping your house organized will make your life easier and more comfortable. And remember, than there is nothing constant: stay ready for changes in your house and apply them when it’s needed.
Removing stains from different surfaces
Stains removal is the most common and usual problem a housekeeper can face, and there is a lot of tips, helping you dispose of any stains. The shortlist of items, that are essential when you deal with stains, consists of hydrogen peroxide, a mild detergent without dyes and fragrances, isopropyl alcohol, vinegar and baking soda. Make sure that you have a spray bottle for solution and several clean terry cloths. Then, you have to determine the type of stains you face. The most popular type of it is stains on clothing. Cold water prevents it from setting, while pretreatment carried out with a mild detergent and water makes further washing much more efficient. If stain is on your carpet, vacuum it beforehand, then just blot with a mild detergent and rinse it with water. If the stain is tough, you can use hydrogen peroxide to blot it.
Cleaning stains and removing the odor
Baking soda is perfect when you need to fight the odor. Just cover the area of contamination with it and let it sit for several hours, vacuuming it afterwards. Facing tough stains is carried out the same way. For red wine spilled, cover the stain with salt: it will absorb the wine and will prevent it seeping deeper. Then blot it with white paper towels and cover the spot with baking soda, vacuuming it several hours later.
Tips to keep your kitchen clean
Keeping your kitchen clean is essential. It’s a place where you eat and cook your food, so make sure to clean it regularly and thoroughly. Most of kitchen surfaces can be cleaned with a simple solution, which consists of a ¼ of a cup of bleach and a standard spray bottle with water. Shake it before the use and spray the area you want to clean. After a minute of sitting, wipe it with a clean terry cloth. Then wash it and wipe the surfaces again with the wet terry cloth. It will help you dispose of any dirt in your kitchen. But that’s not all.
Keeping your food safe in a clean kitchen
Be very careful with the food itself, especially with meat. It may become a source of bacteria, if you won’t treat it right. Always carve it on a special cutting board, which should be immediately washed when you’ve finished cutting meat. Keep it in a separate section of your fridge, and
always cook it with a high temperature to dispose of any possible threat. Make sure that after a dinner you’ll spend 5 minutes to clean your kitchen up. Keep products in special containers and always cover them before putting into the fridge.
How to prepare your windows for washing
Clean windows are essential for a cozy house, because they let much more sunlight in, making your room not just bright, but also warm. Cleaning glass isn’t easy, but several tips are able to make your windows cleaning efficient. First of all, decide what solution you will use to clean glass and sills. Chemical glass cleaner is the best decision, but it’s not always necessary: windows can be efficiently cleaned with a dish detergent or even with usual hot soapy water.
Tips for making your glass crystal clean
Then make sure that the glass is easily accessible and you won’t have to waste your time on reaching it. Expose of any excessive dirt on your window glass, wiping it with a towel, changing it when it’s necessary. Then you should wash your glass with a chosen solution, applying it to the glass and wiping with a sponge or a squeegee. If you use a squeegee, make sure to move it from top to the bottom in a single motion. After cleaning your glass, immediately dry it with a clean cotton cloth. Don’t let it just dry from the sun, because stains will remain.