How To Always Have A Clean Home Without Wasting Too Much Time On Your Cleaning Chores?

Do you want to know how my home is always spotless?

I clean my home one day at a time during the entire week. That is right – I clean each room on different days of the week. I never exhaust myself and clean every single room in a day. This will take up way too much time and by the end of it, I will be totally exhausted.

I divide all the rooms in my home in days of the week. For example, on Mondays, I clean my living room. On Tuesdays, I focus on my bathroom.

Here Is How I Clean My Home!

On Mondays

As I said, on Mondays I clean my living room. This means that I deep clean the entire room.

I start off with decluttering and putting everything when back to its place. Then I dust off my coffee table, the cabinets, my bookshelf, frames, artwork, my mirror, etc.

Then I continue with my vacuum cleaner. First, I vacuum my couch in order to get rid of any dust and dirt.

Then I continue with vacuuming the floors. Once I do that I grab a lint roller and remove any pet hairs that are on my couch because usually, the vacuum cleaner can’t remove them. If you have a pet then you know this step is crucial!

Once I am done with that I usually clean the windows and move on to mopping the floor. I don’t have any rugs or carpets – my floors are wooden which makes cleaning even easier!

On Tuesdays

It’s time to focus on the bathroom! I myself hate cleaning my bathroom but it’s an important task that needs to be done. This is why I put on some music and start cleaning!

The biggest piece of advice I have for you is to use vinegar and baking soda when cleaning your bathroom. They are very helpful and will clean soap scum, dirt, etc.

I clean my bathtub, showerhead, fixtures, sink, and just about anything in my bathroom with vinegar.

Once I am done with all that I move to the toilet. I usually use a disinfectant.

Once I am done with everything I mop the floors – and I am done for the day!

On Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, I focus on my kitchen! Now, keep in mind that I always clean up after myself after cooking. This means that I don’t let any dirty dishes pile in my sink or stains on my countertops. This makes cleaning my kitchen a lot easier and I don’t spend too much time on it.

Now, once a month I clean my dishwasher by running an empty cycle with a cup filled with vinegar on the inside.

Also, once every few months I deep clean my fridge, oven, microwave, and every other kitchen appliance.

But for my general weekly cleaning, I focus on cleaning and disinfecting the countertops and the table, wiping the chairs with an all-purpose cleaner, replacing the towel, and finally – vacuuming and mopping the floors.

On Thursdays

Now, it’s time to clean the bedroom! My favourite room in my home…

Of course, I start off by replacing the sheets and pillowcases. Another tip I have for you is to wash your pillows once every few months.

Next, I make sure I throw any clothes I have piled in the washing machine. If my closet is messy I take some clothes out, fold them properly then put them back.

Another thing I do is dust off all surfaces including the bed frame!

Then I move to clean the windows and it’s finally time to vacuum and mop!

On Fridays

Now, I have saved the easiest spot for last. It’s the end of the work week and I definitely do not feel like cleaning. This is why on Fridays I focus on my hallway.

I dust off everything, vacuum the floor then mop!

And That Is How I Clean My Home

On Saturdays and Sundays, I relax and spend time with family and friends – I have already cleaned my home during the week, therefore, I don’t need to worry about a single cleaning chore!

How To Clean Your Home With Vinegar?

Green cleaning using natural ingredients has been extremely popular over the last couple of years. People love the idea of saving money, avoiding toxic or harsh chemicals, and using ingredients that are environmentally-friendly.

We can all agree on one thing – vinegar is the number one natural ingredients to use when cleaning your home. It’s safe to use on almost every surface in your home, it cleans and disinfects, and it’s very powerful. But if you are new to the whole “green cleaning” movement then you need to know a few things in order to incorporate vinegar in your cleaning routine!

How To Deal With The Smell?

Now, the first thing I want to cover is the smell – some people don’t mind it while others absolutely hate it. I know that I despise the smell of vinegar ever since I was little. But that hasn’t stopped me from using it! I have found a very creative way to deal with the scent – I infuse vinegar with herbs and lemon/ orange peels.

How do I do that? I simply fill a mason jar with vinegar and I place different herbs in there. I also add the peels of an orange and a lemon then I close the lid and allow the vinegar to infuse for about a week or two.

Then, once my infused vinegar is ready, I remove the peels and the herbs and I pour it in a spray bottle!

So if you can’t stand the smell you can still use it – just do what I do!

What To Clean With Vinegar?

Now that I told you how I make my own infused vinegar it’s time to tell you what I clean in my home.

– Windows

You can clean your windows with vinegar. All you need to do is dilute it with water.

– My dishwasher

All I do to clean and disinfect my dishwasher is place a cup of my infused vinegar on the top rack then I run a hot cycle!

– Everything else!

Yes, vinegar is the perfect all-purpose cleaner. I love using it to remove dust from surfaces, clean my sinks, my toilet, the bathtub, the showerhead, etc. Basically, everything!

The only thing you need to be careful with and never clean with vinegar is marble/ granite countertops as well as stone floor tiles!

What is the easiest way to remove apple juice stains?

Juice stains are extremely common. It happens to the best of us, right? But different juice stains shouldn’t be treated the same – after all, the main ingredient is different. A stain from cherry juice and a stain from mango juice can be removed by using completely different methods – and the way you remove cherry juice won’t work on the mango one!

Today, I wanted to talk about apple juice and what to do when you spill it on your favourite shirt, your carpet, or even your couch.

How to remove apple juice stains from clothes?

Let’s start with clothes. Usually, there is a specific ingredient in juices called tannin which is basically the colour of the fruit. Thankfully, apple juice don’t have a high concentration of that ingredient in them. For example, the juice of berries, red grapes, etc. have a lot more of the tannin which makes their stains hard to remove.

If you spill apple juice on your clothes you should immediately blot the liquid with a clean cloth. Then you need to flush the affected area under running cold water.

Then you can easily throw the clothing item in the washing machine and wash it with the laundry detergent you normally use. This will be enough to get rid of the stain!

How to remove apple juice stains from carpets/ upholstery?

Now, let’s talk about stains on carpets and upholstery.

Again, the first thing you want to do is to blot the liquid with a clean cloth as much as possible. When to stop blotting? When no more moisture transfers to the cloth.

Then brag a bowl and mix two cups of warm water with two teaspoons of dishwashing detergent. Continue with dipping a clean cloth or a sponge in the soapy water and start treating the stain. Once you are done you should blot the affected area with another clean cloth just in order to absorb the soapy water.

Then rinse the area with a damp cloth!

Are you cleaning your bathroom wrong?

I must say over the past couple of years I have become a master in cleaning my bathroom and it went from my least favourite cleaning chore to one of my favourites. I know you must think I am crazy but if you know how to do it properly it won’t be that bad.

I have learned that there are a lot of common mistakes people make when cleaning their bathroom and I wanted to share them with you so that you can correct them.

– Leaving products for longer than indicated

Lime scale products as well as bleach or products that do contain bleach shouldn’t be left longer than indicated. This might cause some damage on faucets and taps. This is exactly why you need to strictly follow the instructions on the bottle.

– Turning on the exhaust fan after cleaning

I must say that I am guilty of doing this so many times. I thought that it is what you are supposed to do but it turns out I was wrong.

Turning it on is needed when you had a shower because it reduces the chances of developping mold and mildew.

However, if the exhaust fan is dirty, turning it on after cleaning your bathroom will only allow dust and dirt to fall on the clean surfaces.

– Cleaning the entire bathroom using one sponge

If you are doing this than you need to stop! Why? Rubbing every area of your bathroom using the same sponge will only transfer bacteria from one surface to the other which is definitely the last thing you want when cleaning your bathroom.

That is why you need to clean different surfaces with different sponges or clothes depending on what you use.

– Wiping products immediately

Did you know that bathroom cleaners need to be sprayed on the surface and left there for a while before wiping? I didn’t know that either! But it turns out that you shouldn’t wipe them immediately because that way they wouldn’t be able to kill bacteria.

– Mixing bleach and acidic products

This is very common, however, it is pretty dangerous. Bleach should never be mixed with acidic products because they create a toxic chlorine gas – something that is dangerous!

– Using a multipurpose cleaner

While the idea of using the same cleaner everywhere is amazing the reality is that this is useless.

Multipurpose cleaners aren’t actually meant to be used on every surface of the bathroom. For example, your bath and the tile should be cleaned with a separate product.

The best way to get rid of spray paint from walls

If you need to know exactly how to get rid of spray paint from your walls then I might just have what you are looking for. And the best part is that it doesn’t really matter what material the wall is made out of – brick or metal – I will show you how to deal with this problem either way.

How to remove spray paint from brick walls?

If you have brick walls then you either need a paint thinner or a porous graffiti remover. This is the most important item you need when it comes to removing spray paint.

You need to spray the paint with the product of your choice and leave it for 20 minutes. Then continue with rinsing the wall. If you can use a pressure washer then this process will be a lot faster.

If you notice there is still some paint residue make sure you repeat everything once again.

Keep in mind that you should never use acids on brick walls because you can damage them.

How to remove spray paint from metal?

When it comes to removing spray paint from metal you have three options. The first one is using a commercial cleaner – and always follow the instructions.

The second option is to heat the area of spray paint. You can use a hairdryer to do that. Then soak a sponge in soapy water and clean the affected area.

And the third option is to use household items. I love using baking soda for cleaning around my home and I am going to include it in this article. Make a paste with the baking soda and hot water. Apply the paste on the spray paint and leave it for 20 minutes. In my experience, the paint should start peeling once the paste is dry.

How to remove mold from your home

Are you dealing with mold in your house? Here is everything you need to do in order to remove it fully. Mold can be very dangerous to your health and well-being so you would want to get rid of it as soon as you see it.

The growth and spread of mold are very fast and all it takes is for it to find a new moist surface and start growing. If you have a basement, cellar, etc. make sure you go and check out for mold since these places are ideal for the growth because of the lack of sunshine and the cold damp environment.

The health risks

The most common health risks are allergies and allergic reactions for both you and your pets. If you have been exposed to mold for a longer period of time and it’s at a high level then it’s possible to experience neurological issues.

Some of the symptoms are a runny nose, nasal congestion, watery eyes, itchy eyes, problematic breathing, couch, sneezing, rash, headaches, etc. Individuals that have asthma or any other similar respiratory conditions can experience serious health issues.

So how to get rid of mold?

Grab rubber gloves, goggles, a dust mask before you start with the cleaning.

Make a mixture of bleach (one part), water (four parts) and put it in a spray bottle. Now grab a damp cloth and start scrubbing the mold with the help of the mixture you made until the mold is gone.

Don’t forget to dry off the area once you are finished.

How to avoid mold?

When you are done the cleaning you need to do some things to prevent the mold from appearing once again. You can even do this when you don’t have mold in your home.

Because mold like dark and moist places make sure to leave the curtains open so that light can enter.

Another thing you should do is regularly clean your home to ger rid of the dirt and germs.

The one effective tip you need for cleaning your rug

Keeping your house clean and sanitized at all times is very important. One thing that is harder to clean and is a magnet to dirt is rugs. You can’t deny that just like carpets they collect dust, bacteria and all kinds of unpleasant things that you definitely don’t want in your home. If you are a pet parent than you know that you can’t avoid having your rug covered in hair at all times.

Rugs tend to be expensive so they need to be treated with proper care and need special attention when cleaning. Otherwise, you might ruin them and regret the fact that you even decided to start cleaning them yourself. Of course, you can always reach out to a cleaning company like this one to do all the work instead of you but where’s the fun in that? I will tell you my secret that does wonders every time.

What’s the trick?

  1. Vacuum your carpet.
  2. Turn it upside-down and vacuum there as well. (This sucks dirt and pushes the dirt from the front side of the rug). Warning: The first time you do this it might be kinda nasty since there is going to be so much dirt.
  3. Fold up half of the rug and vacuum your floor so that the dirt doesn’t get back in the rug.
  4. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Now vacuum the front side again.
  6. Flip the rug again and see if there’s dirt on the floor. If there is – you repeat this process until you suck all of the dirt.

I have another way.

If you have an outdoor space you can just take the rug outside and beat it until all the dirt leaves.

Tips for cleaning the hallway

Hallway Cleaning

By Cleaning Services London

Your big home cleaning day is towards its end. And you suddenly realize that you have forgotten to take care of the hallways. Instead of giving up and leaving today’s work for tomorrow, when you are going to postpone it once more, get to the hallway cleaning now. It is neither hard nor time-consuming, especially if you approach the task in a proper way.

Listed below are a number of tips and strategies that will definitely help you achieve that with no hassle and stress whatsoever.

  • If you have skirting boards, banisters and other decorative features on your walls, be advised that they are the place where most of the dust in your hallway gathers. So pay special attention to them when dusting.

  • Use a damp cloth to clean the dirt accumulated on your front door – both on the inside and the outside part, as well as the frame. Do a little research and see what detergent is suitable for the material your door is made of. Then, of course, use it. Do not forget the handles, doorknobs and the bell.

  • If you have pictures or photographs hanging on the walls of your hallway, do not forget to clean their frames.

  • Cobwebs are most likely abundant in every corner of the hallway, so go around them and remove any webs that might possibly be there.

  • Most of the dirt that enters your home from the outside comes from the shoes you and the members of your family wear. So it would be more than logical to spend ten to fifteen minutes carefully cleaning the drawers where your shoes stay when taken off.

  • Hallway CleaningIf your hallway is uncarpeted, sweep or vacuum it, then mop it using some nice cleaning product to bring back the shine of the wood/stone.

  • If you have carpets, look around for any stains. If there are, take them off using either a white vinegar with water solution, or a commercially sold cleaning product of your choice. Then proceed to thoroughly vacuum both the carpet and the doormat. If you have a steam carpet cleaning machine at home (the smaller ones became quite popular with households throughout the country in recent years) threat your carpet with it. It will refresh the way it looks and preserve it clean for a longer period of time.

See? It was easy, wasn’t it?

Quickly clean your kid’s room

There is an easy to follow strategy that will ensure your kids’ room is clean and tidy in no time. Well, it is natural that you do not believe that statement, so why don’t you just follow those simple steps and see what the end results are:

  • Kids Room CleaningThe experts of End of Tenancy advise to start by gathering all the necessary supplies for the task: from a big basket to gather the toys, to the vacuum machine, microfiber cloths, dusting spray and/or Furniture Polish as well as a number of other little things every household should be equipped with.

  • The first step in every cleaning task is de-cluttering. If there are a lot of dirty clothes, and other items scattered across the floor and on the bed, simply put them in order. Throw the clothes in the laundry basket, put the toys in their respective places.

  • All possible trash is to be disposed of immediately, so put it in the trash can you have brought with you.

  • Move on to the bed. Smooth the sheets and put everything in order. When you step aside and take a look at the result, you will see that the whole room looks like as if it has magically become neater. No magic here though – you are just walking towards your final goal one step at a time.

  • Fold and hang all clean clothes that lie around unnoticed by your kid/kids. You can use the already made bed to spread them, so that the task becomes easier.

  • Inevitably, there will be items that have no place in your kid’s room, so take them outside and leave them by the door. Once you are finished cleaning and tidying up the room, you can put them in their right places.

  • Kids Room CleaningNow it is time to move on to the final part of your cleaning process. Plug in the vacuum cleaner and vacuum the floors and any upholstered furniture. Sweep and mop the floors if necessary (or the flooring material allows it, of course).

  • Now you are finished and you can put away your cleaning supplies. Look at the clock. It didn’t take you more than a quarter of an hour, right?

The next step would be, of course, to convince your kid that it is fun and necessary to learn how to maintain a clean state in his or her room.