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!
So you just bought the best vacuum cleaner on the market and now that you went over the carpet, it is time to put it away, right? While you could keep it in the closet and let it collect dust until the next time you vacuum, there are plenty of other uses for these devices. As it turns out, there is a purpose for all of those attachments that came with the vacuum.
While dusting will remove a large portion of the dust, it will also push the debris around leaving some behind. Since vacuums suck up the dirt rather than pushing it around, they can provide a deeper clean. Here are some secret vacuuming tricks that cleaning companies in Bucks County use to get the most out of your vacuum.
Ceiling fans seem to be magnets for dust, no matter how long it has been since their last use. Many people will want to clean them with a duster, but one swipe is likely send the dust into the air and onto the walls and carpet. Instead, grab an attachment with an angled head and vacuum each blade to stop the spread of dust. When going to wash or paint the walls, after wiping them down, go over the area with any attachment to remove the dirt the cloth missed.
Bookshelves and drawers are also notorious for collecting grime and various debris. To quickly and effectively clean these areas, use the narrow crevice attachment to get in the tight corners of these areas. You can keep this attachment on to remove all the crumbs out of a trash can without having to reach in there yourself. You can use the crevice or soft brush attachment to clean the dust out of humidifier vents to increase the air quality in your house. The same attachments can be used to remove the built-up dust from the coils behind a refrigerator to maximize its efficiency.
Many people neglect to clean their mattress and think that cleaning their sheets is enough. The bed can be covered in dead skin, dust mites, and other dirt that a quick dusting would miss. Whenever you wash the sheets, take a minute to vacuum the mattress, box spring, and pillows.
Now that you are armed with these tips, you are ready to get the most from your investment and prevent it from becoming something that sits around collecting dust. If you do not have one the best vacuum cleaners and are looking for house cleaning companies in Bucks County, give us a call today to get a free quote today.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, you are probably thinking about giving your oven a good cleaning before cooking a feast in there. While you may be tempted to use your oven’s self-cleaning function, we recommend that you avoid using it as they can lead to it breaking and your oven needing more than just a good cleaning. Another option would be to use powerful chemicals to eat through the grime. They will get the job done, but you will have to be sure to get all of cleaning agent out as lingering residue could ultimately be cooked into your next meal. With over 25 years of providing house cleaning to Buck County residents, our preferred way of cleaning an oven is by using products you already have in the kitchen.
For the process, all you will need is baking soda, white vinegar, water, and a dirty oven. Before starting, you will want to remove all accessories from the oven, so there are no obstructions. Next, you will need to make the cleaning agent. It requires a half cup of baking soda and a couple of tablespoons of water. Once they have been mixed into a spreadable paste, you are ready to coat the interior of the oven with the mixture. Be sure to rub the pasty mixture into the grime and avoid coating the heating element as that will likely damage the unit. After the oven is completely covered, let the paste sit overnight or for at least 12 hours.
Once the appropriate time has passed, the oven is ready for the next step. With a damp cloth, you can start removing the dried mixture. To make sure that you get all of the baking soda out, spray some white vinegar on the leftover baking soda. The vinegar will cause the mixture to foam into an easily removable substance. After removing all of the mixture, go over the area with a cloth dampened with some of the vinegar to give it a final once over and get it shining. Now you can put all of your accessories back in the oven.
As one last tip to get your house smelling great, pour two tablespoons of vanilla extract into a skillet and then place it in your newly cleaned oven. With the oven set at 300 degrees, let it bake in there for an hour. After about twenty minutes, you will notice a delicious scent filling your house. To have your oven and the rest of your house cleaned, contact one of the cleaning companies in Buck County.
The smell of the delicious pineapple glazed ham fills the house. Don’t forget to grab the biscuits out of the oven before they burn. The table is covered with warm delightful dishes of food you have been preparing all day. The table is set with your very best dishware and china. Everything is ready. Then you walk back into the kitchen and it hits you. Oh look at this mess! As wonderful as everything looks and smells, you realize it will not be as wonderful cleaning up the mess. Ideally a cleaning service would come in and take care of that for you, but in case that is not an option we want to give you a few tips to help you out.
Here are a few steps to help keep things in order as you go:
– Keep the refrigerator cleaned out as you go
– Keep the sink filled with warm soapy water
– Clean up each station as you go
– Try to cook cleanly
– Keep a dish towel on you at all times
– Use any wait/down time to clean up anything you haven’t got to yet
– Clear out the clutter
– Run the dishwasher as often as needed
No one wants to spend their holiday evening cleaning up. Try to keep up with the mess as you cook. Then you will be able to sit down and enjoy the yummy baked apple pie with your loved ones!
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!
After lots of hard work and preparation, we are proud to announce a brand new and much improved website. There is a lot of information about our company and everything that we do. In addition there is also a newsletter signup form which is a great way for our clients to stay up to date with things we have going on.
Have a friend or family member interested in our services? Simply refer them to our website so they can check us out and fill out a small form so we can easily contact them regarding services they are interested in.
Not sure exactly what services we offer? No problem. Just pop on over to our website and see for yourself all the services we offer to help make life a little more simple for our valued clients.
Have a question that needs special attention? Just fill our the contact us form or use the telephone number listed to give us a call. We are glad to help in any way we can!
So don’t waste any time! Take a few minutes to check us out and let us know what you think!
Are you wondering what to get your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Having a hard time coming up with something he/she will really love? No need to worry any further! We can help you with that! Did you know that Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC offers gift cards? Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want the gift of a nice clean home to sit back and relax in? Our gift cards are offered in any denomination you prefer. Not sure how much to get your gift card for? No need to worry about that either. We have trained professionals available at the office who can help with that too. See how easy we can make this for you! Just pick up the phone and call today because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner 🙂
Minch Professional Cleaning Service, LLC is starting a new rewards program for it’s customers. It is a simple way for our customers to earn back money as they spend it. For every $25 a customer spends on a service, they earn $1 in Minch Money. Once customers have earned $25 in Minch Money, they can use that money on any of our services. One important thing to remember is that you can only use one $25 Minch Money at a time. In addition it can not be combined with any other offer.
Minch Professional Cleaning Service, LLC offers many different services. We do residential cleaning, commercial cleaning and construction cleanup. In addition, we also handle maintenance on all types of flooring including stripping, buffing, and waxing. Our staff is fully trained in all areas to ensure our services provided are the very best we can provide. Residential cleaning can be done on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly maintenance cleaning schedule. Commercial cleaning is done on an as-needed basis which is typically set by the customer, and it can vary anywhere from multiple times a week to once a month. We schedule around the needs of our customers.
When the team at Minch Professional Cleaning Service, LLC decided to develop a rewards program, it was done with the intention of showing appreciation to their customers. Many of the current customers have been with the company for a long time, so it was important to find a way to show how much we appreciate them and their dedication to us. We all know times are a little tougher right now and the economy has it’s struggles, so this was a way to say that we understood that and that we value every single customer no matter how long or short they have been with us.
We have all said it at least once in our lives. “This year I resolve to get my house organized and clean.” It sounds really good when we say it too. Problem is actually following through with the statement. We know that we really do have great intentions but typically they start out strong only to fizzle as time goes on. Maybe it’s because we don’t actually set a plan up to use and follow up with. Well we want to help with that. We have put together a plan of action for you to follow so you can keep up with it. We know life gets crazy at times, but we simplified this plan as best as we could to help keep your home clean and organized.
This plan that we developed will help you distinguish between daily, weekly and monthly cleaning necessities as well as set organization goals. And the best part is if you happen to veer off course, its pretty simple to hop back on track. We recommend writing it out, maybe on a dry erase board. Truth is your less likely to forget about it, if it’s placed in a highly visible location. Here is a list of how we broke it down for you:
There are a few things that should really be done on a daily basis. These things are simple and can be done throughout the day. They are: make the bed, put all dirty clothes into the hamper, wipe down sinks and counters in bathroom, open mail then toss/organize as needed, wipe down sinks and counters in kitchen, wash all dirty dishes, spot vacuum or sweep high traffic areas (if needed), and pick up any toys/clutter around the house.
Typically weekly chores have an assigned day to complete them. Assigning them to a certain day helps create a routine and in turn your more likely to keep up with them. Things to complete weekly are: laundry, changing bed linens, scrub stove top, clean kitchen appliances, disinfect counter tops, doorknobs and handles in kitchen and bathrooms, wipe down all mirrors throughout house, wash/clean any throw rugs, deep clean shower walls and tub in the bathroom, scrub toilets in bathrooms, dust all furniture throughout the house, vacuum all carpeting, sweep and mop all floors, sort through any paperwork that has accumulated during the week (file what needs to be and trash the rest).
Monthly cleaning is when you really have to get down and dirty. No it’s not fun but at least it’s only once a month. The things that need cleaning monthly are: clean the refrigerator inside and out, clean all ceiling fans, wash all floorboards, vacuum all furniture, wipe down walls as needed, dust all air vents, clean windows throughout the house, clean office areas (keyboards, monitors, etc), organize any family rooms or kids toys, and organize your paperwork that you have filed already (keep whats needed, trash what is not).
If you have an area or more that you want to get really cleaned up and organized, set up a realistic goal to achieve with it. Pick a day of the week and a time limit to work on it. For example maybe every Thursday for 2 hours you clean up the attic. Keeping it realistic is important. Life happens but it will happen much smoother if you are clean and organized.