Monthly Archives: March 2016

5 Spots You Might’ve Forgotten to Clean

You just spent the whole Sunday cleaning.

 

Time to take off those rubber gloves, pack up the supplies and lay the mop to rest in the kitchen closet, wishing it bon voyage until next time. You pour a refreshing glass of lemonade and take a much-needed seat on the couch. You should feel utterly accomplished right now.

 

But you don’t.

 

It’s probably because you don’t feel like you cleaned absolutely everywhere you could’ve. You should be marveling at the sight of your spotless home, but you know you forgot something, and you can’t get that thought out of your mind. If only you could put your finger on what it was!

 

Take a gander at these commonly forgotten about areas. Maybe what you’re desperately trying to think of is on this list:

 

  1. Behind the Toilet

Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and just get behind there and wipe down the area behind the toilet. On second thought, maybe keep your eyes open. Either way, it won’t be that bad. Especially if you get it under control and clean it more often than every other time a new president is sworn in.

  1. Behind/Under/Inside the Fridge

Don’t ignore your fridge. Get all the dirt and grime underneath and behind it, then open it up and clean out all the old food, disinfect the drawers and shelves, and make sure to wipe down its coils!

  1. Inside the Oven

Sure, you did a great job scrubbing the stovetop down, but maybe you forgot to get inside the oven. Get those burnt crumbs out of there if you haven’t already!

  1. Baseboards/Mantel

The baseboards might take some bending over on your end, but the extra effort will pay off and be tangible. Don’t forget to clear and clean your mantelpiece either.

  1. Fans

You turn on the ceiling fan on the first warm day of the year. “Wait a second…Is it snowing in the house right now?” That’s actually dust buildup on the topside of the fan blades that you neglected to wipe down. Don’t forget to do so!

  • Bonus—Small Electronic Items

Remotes, cell phones, landline phones, stereo equipment, keyboards and mice, etc. Disinfect these things to help halt the spread of germs.

 

Was it one of those things? We know you’re tired, but we believe in you. Just strap those rubber gloves back on one last time, and get it done. It won’t take too long!

 

If you really don’t feel like it, or still don’t know what you missed, give us a call. We’ll be glad to come out and help clean your home.

 

Tips for a Smooth Spring Cleaning

Hark, spring ho! The days are getting longer and warmer, the birds are chirping, flowers are budding and will soon be in full bloom. What a season!

 

Then, you say to yourself: “I love spring cleaning!”

 

Actually, those four words have never been uttered in the history of mankind, but with the advent of the equinox, maybe it’s time to start thinking about a game plan for getting things in order around your house.

 

There’s no need to stress, though. When you think about the fine details of what has to get done, the idea of spring cleaning may seem impossible and unfathomable, but once you get down to business it won’t be all that bad. Besides, you’re not all on your own! Give us a call if you need some assistance, and we’ll be happy to help with the things you don’t have time to take care of yourself. We even have deals and coupons you can check out on our site.

 

And as for the tasks you plan on tackling yourself, use some of these spring cleaning tips we conjured up to make the process go as seamlessly as possible:

 

Practice Smart Vacuuming

You’re running the vacuum and really getting into the groove of things, when all of a sudden you come upon a bulky piece of furniture that’s in the way of your work. We all know how annoying that feeling is. Many folks avoid such an occurrence by clearing the room they’re about to vacuum of all furniture, but that’s a mistake. To save vacuuming time and efficiency, simply move a piece of furniture that’s blocking an area you’re trying to reach just enough out of the way so you can get the vacuum to where it needs to go. Then put the piece back, and move on.

 

Don’t Forget the Little Things

There’s a bunch of little stuff here and there throughout your house that usually gets missed. Make sure to give those areas the attention they deserve during your spring cleaning regimen. From ceiling fans and light fixtures, to refrigerator coils, upholstery and windowsills, there should be plenty of (usually forgotten about) nooks and crannies to which you can devote some time.

 

Use Quality Tools

Sure, they might cost a few extra dollars right now, but they’ll be more effective (and last longer) than cheaper alternatives. For example, renting a carpet cleaner will cost you about $25 for the day, and the results will be worth every penny. Also, a lamb’s wool mop will cost you about $20, and it’ll make your floors gleam like you’ve never seen before.

 

Get some help

You don’t have to go it alone. Make spring cleaning a family affair! Put all hands on deck to get things done faster, and also, hire a professional cleaning service to help with the rest. With all that help, spring cleaning will be over before you even start, it’ll feel like!

 

This is just the beginning, but there are many other resources available online to help you make cleaning—whether for the spring, or any other time—go as painlessly as possible. For example, check out our FAQ page, which is full of tips and tricks for better cleaning practices.

 

Good luck with spring cleaning, and we hope to help you out!