Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spring Cleaning is Upon Us

When the weather gets warmer, and the sunshine peaks through, nothing feels better than starting fresh with some Spring cleaning. Remember, it is more than just dusting and decluttering, so don’t be afraid of throwing out the old, and bringing in the new. This process can be an enlightening experience to freshen up your home, and it will benefit you as well!

Here are 8 eco-friendly Spring cleaning tips that will get you on the right track:

1. When tackling the annual cleaning rampage, make sure you are willing to let things go. This will be an important factor in having a successful spring cleaning.

2. If you are considering going green, you need to start with the basics and remove all the dust, dirt, as well as any lingering chemicals from previous cleaning products. This will prevent adding any more harmful toxins into your home.

3. Don’t throw away old t-shirts or socks, use them as cleaning rags. This allows you to save money on your cleaning expenses. Why go buy new rags when there are perfectly good ones lying right under your nose?

4. Before the dusting begins, decide what items you rarely or don’t use, and set them aside for trash, resell, or give away. This way all of your unwanted items are organized and set for their future destination.

5. Another tip you could do is face all of your hangers in the closet away from you. After each use of the article of clothing, place the hanger back in the right way. After 6 months, you’ll see what clothes you have not worn. This is a big indicator of what you should get rid of. Problem solved.

6. Now it’s time for a little bit of elbow grease. Start by using natural/non-toxic cleaners such as baking soda, distilled vinegar, detergent, and washing soda. You can tackle most of the dusting and wiping down by using these natural cleaners.

7. Now that you’re in full swing of the spring cleaning mindset, freshen up your home by simply opening your windows to air everything out. Also, take it to the next step; get rid of old household cleaners that contain chemicals and toxins.

8. Do you have any indoor plants?  Having some greenery indoors improves air quality, so consider having a spider plant, Azela, bamboo palm, and even Peace Lilies, this will allow your spring cleaning to last even longer.

Spring cleaning should be about freshening up your home and life. With these eco-friendly cleaning tips, they are sure to get you on your way to having a great Spring and Summer!

3 Tips to Help Maintain Your Marble Floor

Most of the time, a marble floor needs very little maintenance. However, neglecting it will tarnish the way it looks even though neglecting it does not usually affect how long it lasts. Therefore, if you take care of your marble floor and perform habitual maintenance, any other type of flooring you may buy in the future will not compare to the radiance and timeless beauty of your well-maintained marble floor.

1—You should perform standard maintenance with a natural detergent in water

When it comes time to gathering your cleaning equipment it should include a mop or a floor polishing/scrubbing machine. If you want to use a machine, the pads should be of the synthetic type and never metal fibers, as splinters may disconnect and cause rust marks to show up on the surface of the marble floor.

2—A good approach to preserving marble floors is to make the use of a program similar to that of taking care of regular tile floors

When it comes to stripping, a conventional stripper is ideal. Any pads you use for stripping should be placid scrubbing pads. The black pad generally utilized for stripping may scratch marble surfaces.

Although not required, a sealer may be applied to protect the grout. The surface may then be finished with an acrylic polymer metal-linked polish. If your cleaning equipment includes a team of easily-applied products, you will save time, and when the floor finish is buffed/burnished, the maximum beauty of the marble floor will be there to enjoy.

3—For daily maintenance, a neutral type of cleaner should be used on the finish or the marble itself.

A polished marble floor can be gorgeous and long lasting, but only with suitable care and maintenance procedures.