If you’re like most people, you probably have a dusty old bottle of white vinegar sitting at the bottom of one of your kitchen cabinets or the back of your office fridge. Though most people know that vinegar is a common ingredient in the kitchen, many aren’t aware that it also has a wide range of cleaning uses as well. If you are dealing with any of these common residential or commercial cleaning woes, consider grabbing a bottle of vinegar for a green, affordable, and natural solution!
Did you know that spring is the most popular time of year to list your home for sale? If you’re a homeowner with the desire to sell this spring, you’ll be facing some tough competition. Luckily, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars adding extra features to your home to maximize your final selling price. Read on to learn a few simple, low-cost ways to increase the appeal of your home and to attract more serious buyers.
When you show your home to potential buyers, you want to make it as easy as possible for them to imagine themselves and their possessions occupying their space. Removing personal photographs, souvenirs, and knickknacks can improve your chances of a sale.
2. Remove your appliances
Want a quick way to make your kitchen countertops look bigger? Remove small appliances like the toaster, blender, and food processor and stick them under the counter until buyers leave!
3. Give your home a thorough cleaning
There’s no excuse to show a dirty home to buyers. The weekend before you put your home on the market, do a deep cleanse. Focus the most on the master bath and kitchen, as these are the two most important rooms from a buyer’s perspective. No time to clean? House cleaning services in Doylestown, PA, can have your home showing ready in no time!
4. Eliminate odor-causes
Make sure your toilets, sinks, and litter boxes are sparkling clean. You can also fill your home with a fresh scent by burning candles or baking cookies before an appointment with a buyer or open house. Can’t tell where the smell in your home is coming from? House cleaning companies in Bucks County can help to freshen up your space for spring.
5. Reconsider your colors
Sure, you might love your hot pink kitchen or lime green sitting room, but buyers probably won’t. Choosing neutral colors like grey or blue for your interior if you are investing in new paint can help you fetch a higher price at market.
Looking for the simple way to keep your home in order this spring? Call the experts! Give the team at Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC today at 267-202-4412 to get started!
Do you usually toss your toothbrush when the bristles get too worn? Well, there are a few reasons to keep it around a little while longer! Believe it or not, your old toothbrush is a great cleaning tool. At Minch Professional Cleaning Services, we know that cleaning is not an enjoyable task, but we’ve got five cleaning ideas for your old toothbrush that will make your life easier and cleaner in no time.
Appliances If you are meticulous about cleaning, then you’ll be thrilled to know that an old toothbrush works wonders on microwaves and coffee makers. You can scrub all of the crumbs out of those hard to reach places, and you can even get out tough stains that looked as if they were permanent.
Clothing Stains Did you know that your old toothbrush is the perfect tool for removing tough stains from clothing? Just add a little stain remover to the spot you want to treat and scrub it with your toothbrush. The stain will lift within minutes. If you’re looking for some help with cleaning, then call Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC. Their team has been providing top-notch cleaning services for over twenty-five years, and they work hard always to exceed customer expectations.
Bathroom You can use your old toothbrush in the bathroom too! To start, mix together baking soda and water to make a little paste, and dip in your toothbrush. This easy to make mix is perfect for cleaning out any gunk or grime that might be stuck in your bathroom tiles. You can also use your toothbrush for cleaning grout lines.
Jewelry An old toothbrush is also great for cleaning jewelry. You can gently scrub jewelry to get any spots or debris off the pieces. An old toothbrush is great for reaching those intricate places, especially on rings and necklaces. Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC is always ready to schedule a residential or a commercial cleaning. Give them a call to find out more.
Floors You can always use a toothbrush to scrub floors, too. If you’ve got tiled areas, an old toothbrush works great. To start, get a simple cleaning solution, spray a little on the spot you want to clean and then scrub with that old toothbrush. Still need more ideas? Contact Minch Professional Cleaning Services for a residential cleaning.
While you have been spending money on a variety of cleaning chemicals, you have had an inexpensive, yet powerful, tool sitting seldom used in your refrigerator’s fruit drawer. That lemon you keep around to spruce up a cup of tea is more than just a few drops of juice. Our expert cleaners have explained how you can use that tart fruit to make your house cleaner.
Microwave: These appliances are prone to stains and odors that never seem to go away no matter what you do. Fortunately, lemons will not only provide it with a fresh scent, but also the oils in it will loosen any build ups. All you need to do to activate this powerful cleaning agent is squeeze half a lemon into a bowl of water and cook it for three to five minutes at the highest power level.
Cutting Board: Over time, your cutting board will get stained by the foods on it and absorb their odors. While you could spend hours trying to work them out with dish soap, a lemon can make it a much faster process. Begin by spreading salt across the top of the cutting board. Next, using half of a lemon, work the juice into the board as you scrub the fruit across it.
Toilet: With water sitting there at all times, you are sure to have noticed at one time or another that a ring will occasionally form in the bowl. If you cannot wait for our cleaning company in Bucks Company to wash it, you can use half a lemon and some salt. Squeeze the fruit and sprinkle the salt around the toilet and then scrub it down with a brush.
Garbage Disposal:Now that you have used every drop of juice you can get out of the lemon, it is useless, right? Wrong, it still has some cleaning attributes left in it! When you are done cleaning with the lemon, drop it in your garbage disposal and let it go to work. The fruit will deodorize and help sanitize the disposal and its blades.
Another perk of lemons is that while they sit in the refrigerator between uses they will freshen up the unit. Between the acidity in the juice and grease cutting oils in the rind, the lemon is a secret weapon in the arsenal of many cleaning companies throughout Bucks County.
During house cleaning in Bucks County, homeowners may be surprised to know they are focusing on the wrong areas. Many people may believe the bathroom is the dirtiest room in the house for obvious reasons, but believe it or not the kitchen surpasses the bathroom with flying colors. Sinks, stoves, counters, and coffee makers all surpass toilets and showers as the grossest spots you can find in a modern house or apartment.
The reason is food preparation spreads a tremendous number of germs, especially if you’re a meat-eater. The kitchen is a high traffic area and germs spread even from purses and grocery bags touching the counter. Make sure to wash counters every day and after all food preparation with hot, soapy water and then rinse.
Kitchen sinks are notoriously germ-filled, even more so than bathroom sinks. You may not realize it, but the kitchen sink gets more use than the bathroom sink, and between the runoff from hand washing, dirty dishes, and residue from raw food particles, they can contain more bacteria than public toilets, which are regularly cleaned and disinfected. Though this may horrify you to no end, the simple solution is to just take some time to scrub the entire surface of the sink once or twice a week. Use hot water and soap and be sure to remove all traces of coffee grinds, egg residue, and other food particles.
Make no mistake, bathrooms need plenty of cleaning, but don’t be fooled into thinking the kitchen is pristine because the sink don’t stink. With our house cleaning service in Princeton and Bucks County, PA, Minch Professional Cleaning LLC can help you keep the whole house clean and comfortable.
Keeping bathrooms clean is important and should be done often, but you may be uncomfortable with constantly spraying potentially harmful chemicals in such a frequently used room. A 50/50 vinegar and water mix is perfectly safe and effective in cleaning many different surfaces.
To clean mirrors with this solution, you can fashion a rag from old t-shirts or newspapers, but the ideal method is to wipe with microfiber cloths – one wet and one dry. You’ll be surprised at the results you’ll get without the use of any chemicals.
The vinegar and water mix is also effective for cleaning counters, tiles, and even soap scum in showers and tubs. For very tough stains and grime stuck to showers, try a baking soda and water paste, or baking soda and vinegar for an even stronger solution. Scrub tile grout with hydrogen peroxide and a soft toothbrush to loosen set-in dirt and grime.
How to spring clean in easy steps. My house is usually tidy, but I hate to think of the smudged windows and dusty corners. So this month, my focus around here (my house) is going to be spring cleaning. It needs done baby!
I thought I would share how to spring clean in easy steps, after all, it looks like a big job! There are two ways to do this.
A. You can clean one room at a time, or
B. You can accomplish one chore at a time.
This year I am going with one chore at a time. I don’t have many full days at home, so the idea of having several smaller jobs to do, verses one huge job at a time, sounds much better. I’m making a check list (did you know that you can print this page? look at the bottom for a green button) of each job and plan to share once a week how things are coming.
How to spring clean in easy steps:
Find a large box or two, three, four, how many-ever you think you will need. These are your donate/garage sale boxes. Trust me, you will need them!
Clean out all closets. They tend to be the worst and it feels really good to see open areas in formerly full closets. Stop by next week and I will talk a little more about cleaning out closets.
Clean all light fixtures and ceiling fans. Unless you have a crazy huge chandelier this is a fairly quick job and clean lights make the room much brighter.
Take down all washable curtains and window hangings. If they are not washable, consider a dry cleaner, hanging them on a line, or putting in the dryer to fluff. (no heat) If your window treatments are too big/heavy to take down, put a soft brush on your sweeper hose and gently sweep. Always read the care tags on window treatments.
Wash your windows and dust or wipe down any blinds or shades you may have hanging. A soft brush on your sweeper hose works great for this as well. Once your windows are clean, even more light can come in and it’s just makes the house look great!
Dust your walls. This is fast and simple with a dusting swiffer that you use on your hard floors. Use this time to dust all hanging wall decor, photos, paintings, etc.
Furniture. Sweep couches, dust headboards, desks, entertainment centers, bookcases, end tables. Wipe down your kitchen table and chairs as well as the formal dining table if you have one. Use this time to organize your desk. If you have a crafting center, organize it as well. If you have bed-skirts, use this time to wash them (always read care tags first!) and also sweep your mattress. Your mattress can hold a lot of dirt and dust.
Kitchen: clean out refrigerator, stove, sinks and dishwasher. Pull everything off counters and wipe them and the back splash down with soapy water.
Clean out kitchen cupboards. For me, this is a huge job. Probably a day by itself. But they are very dirty, (big job remember?) so they will get done. One at a time, everything comes out, the inside is wiped down and everything goes back in. At the end all cabinet fronts get washed down, with soapy water. My pantry gets included in on this job. If you have a space above your top cupboards take everything down and clean the tops as well.
Floors: If you can, pull out furniture and sweep behind it. Use a hose and sweep around the edges of the room.
Bathrooms: Tub, shower, sink, toilet and cupboards. Use this time to go through your medicine cabinet and throw out all expired medications. Here is a wonderful detailed list for cleaning your bathroom.
Laundry area: Wipe off tops of washer and dryer, use a vacuum and sweep out your dryer vent and behind both washer and dryer if possible.
Keep in mind while you are cleaning, if you find something you forgot you had, toss it into one of your boxes; if you forgot you had it, you won’t miss it!
Toys, Let the the kids help with this one. Mom kept and still keeps for the younger ones, a box for donate items. Explain to your kids that some children don’t have any toys to play with. Let them go through and pull out items they no longer play with, to donate.
And it’s springtime. Time to pull out those summer clothes, try to find some that actually fit, (lol) and put the winter ones up. Make this fall’s job easier by donating clothes you no longer wear. For kids, chances are, they won’t be able to wear the stuff this fall, so store for another kid or get rid of them.
Finally, gather all your boxes up and deliver to the nearest GW, or thrift store.
It’s still a big job. And considering the time I have, it will likely take me all month. But being able to spring clean in easy steps rather than seeing a huge job, always helps me stay motivated. That and I really like checking things off my list!
Do you spring clean in easy steps? Or do you like to tackle all-day jobs?
It’s hard to believe this time of year is upon us once again. As the holidays are quickly approaching, our stress levels beging to peak as we try to prepare our homes for the most perfect party and/or gathering. No matter how much we prepare, it seems like we are never quite ready. Well here are a few pointers that we hope can and will help you get ready for your gathering.
Start Early: Begin cleaning before the seasonal rush, so you can break tasks down into manageable chunks. It also gives you more time to tackle long-term projects, like polishing silverware and rearranging furniture.
Make a List: Before you get started, divide chores by room and estimate the time it will take to complete each task. Then decide if you can squeeze in cleaning during commercials or if you should set aside an entire afternoon.
Clean in Chunks: Set aside a fixed time each day, like right before bed or after your morning coffee, to get things done. You’ll be amazed at how much you can check off your list in under an hour.
Take Shortcuts: If you find yourself needing a quick cleaning fix, take a couple of shortcuts to tide you over until you can give rooms a deeper scrub.
Enlist Help: Designate a specific time each week for cleaning and divide chores so members of your household can pitch in. For example, have kids make their own beds, sort toys, dust and wipe off countertops.
Simplify: Instead of cleaning around the clutter, eliminate it. Give yourself an hour per room to decide what to keep and what to toss, then organize the keepers.
Have Fun: While you clean, listen to books on CD from the library, put on your favorite podcast, or dance to high-energy tunes. And when you’re finished, reward yourself with a long, relaxing bath or sweet treat.
The most important thing to do as a host, is to take the time to enjoy yourself and your guests. After all, being around our family and friends is what it is all about, right?!?!
Happy Holidays from our family here at Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC to yours!
With the holiday season in full swing, many families are gearing up to play host to Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. This requires prepping and cleaning up to make the home look presentable when guests arrive. For the Thanksgiving holiday, Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC is pleased to announce they are now offering a cleaning special to help their valued clients focus on preparing a delicious dinner.
The special being offered totals $100 in savings. When making an appointment before December 31, 2013, clients will receive $50 off an initial deep cleaning lasting a minimum of four hours. A deep cleaning includes thoroughly going through all areas and rooms of the home, washing, scrubbing, vacuuming, and cleaning every inch of the house. A professional cleaner from Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC will conduct an initial walkthrough and then proceed to move from room to room washing any and all woodwork, including doors and doorknobs. They will make sure the windows are washed, the blinds are cleaned and in order, floors are polished to shine, and all light fixtures are cleaned as well. With the deep cleaning the team is able to provide the perfect setting and a fresh aroma for hosting company on the holiday.
Once clients experience the cleaning process that Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC offers with their $50 savings, they will receive $10 off each of the next five maintenance cleanings. Maintenance cleanings will touch up the home and the cleaners will dust, vacuum, scrub and sanitize all rooms, while thoroughly cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms.
To hear more about the holiday special from the premier cleaning service in Bucks County, or to inquire on making an appointment for an initial deep cleaning, please call 215-949-2154 or visit their website today. To take advantage of this limited time offer, appointments must be made before December 31, 2013.
Winter is coming and the last few warm day’s are going fast. Don’t forget to take care of your outdoor equipment, including you’re grill. We all pay good money for these, and i can show you how to make them last. If you follow some easy steps, it will be so easy to clean your grill! The barbecue grill can get very messy. It can get filled with dirt, pollen, dust and many other gross things. Try using an outdoor cleaner that works wonders on stainless steel. A lot of grills are made of stainless steel. Let the cleaner work its magic for two minutes or more. Wipe the cleaner off with a magic eraser and rinse the grill with a hose. Most of the dirt will come off but some stains will linger. You can remove nasty stains using steel wool. Proceed to cleaning the grates and the covers with the help of a wire brush. Rinse the grates with a lot of water. Check and clean every nook and cranny of the grill then let it dry in the sun (otherwise some parts of the grill will rust on the inside). For better results wipe the outside of the grill with some olive oil. It will shine as if it is brand new. If you clean your grill on a regular basis you can use it for many years; high maintenance will always pay off. Happy Cleaning!