Have you ever thought about hiring a professional cleaning company? Maybe you don't have thr time, you don't have the energy, or whatever. That is why cleaning companies are such a wonderful thing. Now, you don't have to clean if you don't want to. There are other people to do it for you! And more affordably than you might think. What are the pros to hiring a professional cleaning company you ask?
-THEY CLEAN FOR YOU
-you can schedule when you want to have your house cleaned whenever you want it done. You can have your house cleaned every day, once a week or once a month. Whenever you want.
-they're trained to make sure your house is as clean as possible
-though prices do vary, its affordable on almost any budget
-if you're like us, we use green products that are not harmful to your family, pets, or the environment. So your house is not only clean, but environmentallyhealthy as well.
With all pris also come with cons, we all know this. But there's not really many cons I can think of. Maybe having to sign a contract, but HD Cleaning, we don't do that. Other than that, I got nothing. Haha but seriously, good idea. At least think about it. Think about coming home to a house that's already clean. Think about walking in and thinking "Is this my house? It's awful clean..." And then you get to sit back and enjoy it and know that you didn't have to lift a finger. Who wouldn't enjoy that?
Is your kitchen as clean as you think it is? I used to think so, but it turns out that it was not. I'm sure we all clean the basic elements: stove, counter tops, the outside of the oven (the inside if you're feeling adventurous), tables, microwave, and sink. Sounds like a lot right? Well, how would you feel if I told you that there was even more that you have to do...
I will now give you a detailed list of everything that you need to clean in your kitchen for it to be super clean. Ready?
-your ceilings must be dusted! I mean corners, cobwebs, noticeable dust and cobwebs on walls
-your stove: if yours has one, the top of the stove that houses the fan, must be wiped down.That layer of dust contains grease, dirt, oil, food particles, and bacteria
-your stove top and the back panel that holds the knobs for the eyes, if you have one
-the front and sides of your stove
-the counter tops; this includes the back splash and the front edge of the counters
-the refrigerator; also including the front and the sides
-the microwave; the inside, turntable, outside and sides
-the inside, sides, faucet and faucet handles of the sink
-front of dishwasher, and the inside if needed (I can't remember the last time I cleaned the inside of my dishwasher)
-sweep and mop your floors- by hand if you want to be really awesome.
It doesn't sound like a lot until you actually have to do all of that. It can take a while, depending on the size and cleanliness of your house. But if you want to walk in and think you are in the cleanest room you have ever stepped into, then hit every mark on that list and there ya go.
While we all clean our bathrooms (I hope, anyway) most of us may not be cleaning our bathroom the most efficient way. It may look clean, but did you get every spot? I used to think I did, but in actuality, I didn't. I used to miss several steps and didn't realize my bathroom wasn't as clean as I thought it was. What are these steps? Ok:
1. Always dust your light fixtures, baseboards and walls first to remove any cobwebs and dust
2. Spray and wipe down your mirror
3. Wipe down your sink, and outside of cabinets, if applicable
4. Clean the toilet; start at the top and work your way down. Make sure to get the sides, bottom and back where the gap is between the toilet and the wall.
5. Clean your bathtub/shower. Again, start at the top and work your way down.
6. Wipe down the baseboards with a damp rag to remove any leftover dust.
7. Sweep and mop the floor.
Dust mites are found in every house. They are very small and barely visible to the unaided eye. They can survive in all climates, but survive best in mattresses, carpets, furniture and bedding. They are relatives of the spider family and feed on the shredded flakes of skin that fall off on a daily basis. No matter how clean your home is, they can not be totally eliminated. There are a few steps you can take to reduce the number of dust mites in your home.
-use a humidifier to keep thr relative humidity under 50%
-encase mattresses and pillows in a dust-proof or allergan impermeable covers
-wash all bedding and blankets at least once a week in hot water. Non-washable bedding can be frozen overnight.
-replace wool or feathered bedding with synthetic materials, and traditional stuffed animals with washable ones
-if possible, replace carpets with bare floors and remove fabric curtains and upholstered furniture.
-use a damp mop or rag to remove dust. Never use s dry cloth since this stirs up mite allergans.
-Lysol spray kills dust mites and other bacteria that mites spread.