Archive for March 2012
Every homeowner should know how to properly clean a dishwasher. All housewives like their dishwashers as these machines save the valuable time and spare the hands from dry skin. We should take care of our favorite appliances. That’s why it’s recommended to clean dishwashers regularly just like other appliances in the home. If you feel a foul small that your dishwasher emits or you notice even small stains on your just-washed dishes, there is no doubt it’s time to clean your favorite dishwasher.
Remember that even if your dishes look clean, don’t skip the routine dishwasher cleaning. Dishwashers are perfect breeding ground for bacteria. That’s why it’s wiser to spend some time on cleaning the dishwasher, and then enjoy your clean sparkling and bacteria-free dishes.
If you want to preserve your health and prolong the life of your dish-cleaning machine you should follow the instructions on how to clean the dishwasher properly.
Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of cleaning their dishwasher. If you understand that cleaning your dishwasher is essential and important for your health, strive to clean the appliance on a regular basis. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule is the best way to make sure your dishes are clean and bacteria-free.
When cleaning your house the most dreadful task you always wish to omit is cleaning toilet bowls. Nevertheless, there is always someone who should do it. If this person is you, don’t get upset. Of course this cleaning task is not fun or pleasing experience, but still you can complete it fast and easy if you approach it the right way. The most important thing is to follow regular cleaning schedule and use proper cleaning products. If your toilet bowl doesn’t have deep and dark rings, you are lucky one. Cleaning your toilet bowl will be easy task to accomplish. It won’t take a long time. You can follow cleaning tips written below to clean your toilet bowl:
- Open your windows and put on protective rubber or latex gloves.
- Flip the toilet lid and seat up.
- Sprinkle a homemade or commercial cleaning solution under the toilet bowl rim.
- Spray some cleaning product in the rest of the bowl.
- Let the products sit for some time.
- Take a scrub brush and scrub down the sides and bottom of the toilet bowl until it is clean.
- Flush the products down the toilet.
After cleaning the toilet bowl, don’t forget that you should to clean the rest of the toilet fixture. Do not use the tools you used on the bowl to clean the rest of the toilet.
Add cleaning the toilet bowl to your daily house cleaning schedule. The more often a toilet bowl is cleaned, the easier the job becomes. Maintaining the toilet bowl by doing a quick spray and scrub each day will keep stains, rings and germs out of the toilet and the bathroom.
Plenty of commercial shower cleaners claim they can eliminate soap scum and mildew. But is it true? We will try to help decide which cleaning products to use to clean your shower. Which products – homemade or commercial – are better to use?
Most people use commercial cleaners to clean their showers. These products are not cheap, that’s why there are even two reasons for switching to ego-friendly homemade cleaners. Almost all store-bought shower cleaners contain harsh chemicals that badly influence on the environment. In effort to reduce spending and protect the planet more and more people strive to use environmentally friendly cleaning products. Instead of purchasing expensive chemical-laden cleaning products people start to make their own homemade shower cleaning solutions.
There is a plenty of recipes for homemade shower cleaners. It’s really very simple and inexpensive to make your own shower cleaner at home. The most popular way to make the solution is to mix up vinegar and water. You should place a one-to-one ratio of the ingredients in a spray bottle. Then, just shake the bottle and your solution is done. Spray it in your shower.
To avoid having to clean your shower frequently always wipe down the shower wall and doors after taking shower. By eliminating excess water you can reduce soap scum, grime, and mildew.
You want to put together a workable schedule, but don’t know where to start? The tips below will help you organize the schedule and complete all the tasks in a timely manner. No one wants to spend a lot of time on spring cleaning. With the help of cleaning schedule you will be able to distribute your time effectively.
Don’t know where to get started with your spring cleaning tasks? First of all you should decide what are your goals for the spring cleaning. Your schedule should be based on these specific goals.
The first task you should accomplish is eliminate clutter. Decide what old items and wardrobe pieces you no longer need and clear them out. It will be good if each family member can sort through his or her own clothes. Of course parents should review the children’s choices. You can assign three bins for family members to load. One bin for items that are gently used and can be donated. One bin for items to be thrown away because of stains or wear. One bin for passing down to your friends or other family members. Then, gather all items that don’t belong in the room. Sort them as well.
After you’ll have removed all items that don’t belong from the various rooms in the house, you are prepared to start getting organized. You can move on to deep cleaning your house. Don’t forget to involve all family and spread the tasks among family members. Work top down. Dust all the corners, the ceiling fans, light fixtures and drapes, bookshelves, countertops and tables. Sweep and vacuum the floors, clean your carpets and rugs.
Don’t forget about the outside of your home. Spring is a time to tackle the exterior tasks: washing exterior windows, cleaning out flower beds, cleaning the deck.
We all love coffee. Some people drink it very often, some don’t. Still everyone likes to enjoy its smell and taste. No matter how often we drink coffee, we should make sure that our coffee pot is thoroughly cleaned before brewing process.
Generally people don’t like to clean the coffee maker. That’s why they may plan to clean it every five to eight weeks. Ideally, people should clean their coffee pot at least once a week and their coffee maker at least once a month.
It’s essential that your coffee maker/coffee pot can get dirty. The minerals in water and the oils in coffee beans accumulate over time and turn into a residue. This residue can affect the taste, leave strange flavor and reduce brewing speed. If you want to prevent the residue buildup, clean your coffee maker regularly. Don’t forget about the cleaning products you will use to clean your machine. They should be environmentally friendly. Vinegar is the best cleaning product you may choose. You can buy commercial cleaners that are made especially for coffee pots but the water and vinegar method works just as good. Another question is how much vinegar you should use to clean your coffee pot. It’s very important to use not too much or too little. There are many cleaning recipes for your consideration. You should choose the best one for you to use depending on the amount of dirt and residue your coffee maker contains.
Always rinse your coffee pot out after cleaning process. Run clear water back through your pot. Before brewing coffee run a solution of diluted vinegar and water through your coffee machine. Repeat this water-only cleaning several times to make sure there is no water-vinegar solution left.
There is a great tendency among people to “go green”. Fortunately people understand how important it is to maintain a healthy environment. That’s why more and more Americans turn to use eco-friendly cleaning products while cleaning their homes. When it comes to cleaning your kitchen you must be very careful with choosing the cleaning products. It is recommended to use only environmentally friendly cleaning products to clean your oven, refrigerator and other kitchen appliances. Take care of your health and preserve the environment. Try to shy away from commercial cleaning products that contain chemicals and other toxins while cleaning your oven, for example. There are many commercial cleaners that are considered as powerful cleaning solutions. But are you sure that they will remove all the baked-on food stains without harming your health? Commercial, especially powerful, cleaning products leave the smell that can last for days. These products can even affect the taste of food cooked in your oven after you have cleaned it.
Natural oven cleaning with baking soda has become a very popular cleaning method. If you don’t want to use unsafe commercial oven cleaners, choose banking soda as one of the most effective and safe cleaning solutions. Consider natural oven cleaning that is not only safe for the environment you live in, but also is very cost-effective. You can save a lot of money switching to the eco-friendly bandwagon.
All you need to make your cost-effective and environmentally friendly cleaning solution is an ample supply of baking soda and a little water. You will spend on it less than two dollars and get an an effective oven cleaner. Stop spending your money on commercial cleaners that contain toxins and can cause different allergies or even health problems.
You should remember that your carpet need regular care. If you want your carpet to look as good as possible you should know how to deal with spills and stains that may occur. It’s well-known fact that if you allow your carpet to become and stay dirty, it will wear out much sooner. That’s why you need to act immediately when some wine or fruit juice spills on your carpet. The longer you wait to remove the stains from your carpet, the more time the stains have to set. Don’t wait for some miracle, take a clean, dry cloth and blot until no more of the stain can be lifted. Then, pour banking soda on the cloth and blot the stain carefully.
Another problem is how to remove urine stains from your carpet. Urine penetrates deeply into absorbent materials such as carpet. And it become quite difficult to remove urine from carpet fibers. It’s extremely difficult to remove all of the urine from the carpet. Banking soda can be used to remove urine stains as well. It can be used to eliminate surface odors. Dampen the stained area with clean water and sprinkle baking soda over it. Rub the baking soda into the soiled area. Then give it time to dry. Then brush or vacuum. Also, you can save your time, but still spend your money on more expensive cleaning products than banking soda. There are many commercial products you can buy to remove urine stains. So you can choose the way of removing urine stains. But be careful buying commercial products as they contain chemicals that can be dangerous for your health and may cause different allergies.