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10 Tips To Make Spring Home Cleaning Easy And Quick

Plan and set goals, and include breaks

Plan what you want to get done in detail but be sensible with the goals you set. Also remember that some jobs don’t need doing every year, lofts and sheds for example may need a clear out every two or three years; other rooms may be in need of a de-clutter every year, especially if you have children.

When you schedule home cleaning tasks allow adequate time and allow time for breaks,

Spring cleaning can be back breaking work and resting before aches and pains become a problem will mean you actually get much more done.

Plan what you need and then head to the shops

Think carefully about every home cleaning task and plan what you will need. Remember cleaning products such as sprays, polish and creams but also supplies including clothes, brushes and gloves. Once you have a list head to the shops and try and get everything in one go to save time; if you need a lot it may be worth going to a specialist store with more choice and better prices.

Choose a day when you will remain undisturbed

If you can plan to do your cleaning on days when you will remain undisturbed. If you have children wait until they are at school or if they are younger get someone such as a grandparent to look after them. Having time to yourself to do home cleaning at your own pace can actually be quite relaxing if you rarely get time to yourself.

Work from the top down

In each room start at the top and work down; though you may also want to start at the top of your house a d work down, often leaving your kitchen to last. In each room though during your home cleaning starting at the top means that all cobwebs, dust and dirt that falls will eventually get down to the carpet where it can then be vacuumed up.

Tidy items away first

Tidy away any items not in their places before starting, if things are in the wrong rooms or out of place put them away.

Don’t be afraid to throw items away 

Don’t be afraid to throw items away, if in doubt put it aside and then go through everything later. Once something has been taken out and put to be thrown you are less likely to want to put it back into your newly clean and tidy room: unless you really do want it.

Move items out of the way first

In each room where objects will get in your way such as rugs, furniture and ornaments clear them away first rather than as you go to give your self a clean run with your home cleaning.

Entertain yourself as you go

Home cleaning can get boring but keep some form of entertainment with you: it could be an MP3 player with a great playlist loaded on to it or perhaps a laptop with a favorite DVD in which you can take with you around the house.

Avoid using more chemicals than you need to

Using lots of chemical based cleaning products, they can leave you feeling unwell and make eyes and skin sting after prolonged use: choose products with natural ingredients if possible and avoid bleach especially.

In future keep on top of things with a weekly schedule

Once finished you will want to keep your home looking tidy; create a schedule to keep it tidy and try and get other members of your household to do their part as well.

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Guide to cleaning products for your home

Home Clearwater Cleaning Service FLCleaning your home is a balance between different requirements and this will effect the products you choose and how you use them. Some people make the mistake of using the wrong products at the wrong time or using two few products. Whether you are doing your own cleaning or have a home cleaning service you need to make sure that the right products are used.

With a home cleaning service they will often bring their own cleaning products but you may want to check what these are before hand and may even want to provide your own or specify how different products are used.

Some cleaning products are ideal for removing dirt and grime, other stains and tarnish. There are then of course products for killing bacteria and germs and leaving your home safe for you and your family. At the same time some products stain and damage certain materials and surfaces so should be used with caution, often diluted to a very exact degree or simply not used. Other products let off fumes and so you may not want them used at all or may want to only use these or have them used by your home cleaning service when your family are not in the house and the weather allows for your home to be aired afterwards.

When it comes to removing dirt and grime what is often needed is a lifting action, this includes using baking soda which is also natural and harmless, you might use other commercial products with chemicals in though, especially for burnt on food in an oven.

While products with a lifting action may need to be left, abrasives may need some hard work to make the most of, you may use sandpaper or wire brushes but also products may contain silica or similar to make cleaning products, often including cream cleaners, gritty.

Stains and tarnishing are different though and need different products. Vinegar and lemon juice are both acidic and can remove tarnish from products such as silver and other metals including sinks and also soap scum from sinks and baths. Stronger acidic products may work more quickly and be better for tough stains on toilets and rust stains that can be very difficult to remove but it may be better to use lemon juice and vinegar and leave them to get to work as these are less harmful and are much less likely to stain: though you should be careful with varnished wood and worktops made or marble or similar.

Bleach is a product that many people don’t like the smell of and it can cause damage but at the same time it does get rid of stains, though doesn’t actually remove very much dirt but makes it less visible. Let your home cleaning service know your preference for use of bleach and be clear what surfaces you do not want it used on.

There are then anti-bacterial products, most of these are not natural and can actually be quite harsh chemicals; there is also the argument that a house that is too clean is actually bad for children who need to naturally be exposed to some bacteria to build up their immune systems. Some people prefer to use natural anti bacterial products such as lavender oil, make sure again your home cleaning service knows your preference.


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