The 3 Simple Steps To Keeping Your Floors Clean

As we all know keeping floors clean can be an absolute nightmare. It is one of the first places that gathers dirt, dust and grime. It’s usually a full-time job trying to keep it spotless. So if you are the type of person who comes home to find that your floors have become dirty even though you only cleaned them the day before, then this article is for you. It will teach some really important actionable steps that you can take to make sure that the problem does not reoccur.

The first step and frankly the most obvious solution is to start using mats at the front and back doors. You will also want to implement a very strict “no-shoes in the house” rule. At the end of the day, most dirt is brought into the house on the soles of shoes. So by stopping people from wearing shoes inside the house, you are going to make keeping your floors looking great, a whole lot easier.

In my house, we have flip-flops that we wear around the house in the summer and slippers in the summer. We leave these at the front door and put them on or take them off as we come and go.

Another culprit for bringing dirt inside is family pets. Dogs and cats love playing around in the mud. Before allowing them inside, make sure you clean their paws thoroughly. At first they may find it strange but after a while they will get into a routine.

One top tip sent to me by a reader is to clean as you go. When you see a small speck of dirt or you spill something, then handle it straight away. Don’t let it sit there and get worse. This type of attitude can take a lot of discipline but eventually it will become a habit for you. That is unless of course you plan on hiring professional cleaners.

I like to sweep or mop the floors of my home at least once a week. I do it every Sunday evening right before everyone goes to bed, for the busy week ahead.

Then during the week I may give certain rooms or certain areas a light cleaning.

Make sure that you also keep enough detergent or soap on hand so that when the time comes to clean, you have all the tools you need. There is nothing worse than spilling something but not having any of the necessary tools to get the job done. A good mop, bucket, gloves and some old rags are essential too.

If you are short on time then be sure to prioritise the most used areas of your house like the kitchen, living room, front and back entrances and the hallways. Of course if you’ve followed my guidelines set out in the first section and set aside a specific time to mop and sweep every weekend, then you’ll find it significantly easier to keep your floors clean.

Alright, that’s everything I know about floor cleaning! I really hope that you found this article interesting

As we all know keeping floors clean can be an absolute nightmare. It is one of the first places that gathers dirt, dust and grime. It’s usually a full-time job trying to keep it spotless. So if you are the type of person who comes home to find that your floors have become dirty even though you only cleaned them the day before, then this article is for you. It will teach some really important actionable steps that you can take to make sure that the problem does not reoccur.

The first step and frankly the most obvious solution is to start using mats at the front and back doors. You will also want to implement a very strict “no-shoes in the house” rule. At the end of the day, most dirt is brought into the house on the soles of shoes. So by stopping people from wearing shoes inside the house, you are going to make keeping your floors looking great, a whole lot easier.

In my house, we have flip-flops that we wear around the house in the summer and slippers in the summer. We leave these at the front door and put them on or take them off as we come and go.

Another culprit for bringing dirt inside is family pets. Dogs and cats love playing around in the mud. Before allowing them inside, make sure you clean their paws thoroughly. At first they may find it strange but after a while they will get into a routine.

One top tip sent to me by a reader is to clean as you go. When you see a small speck of dirt or you spill something, then handle it straight away. Don’t let it sit there and get worse. This type of attitude can take a lot of discipline but eventually it will become a habit for you. That is unless of course you plan on hiring professional cleaners.

I like to sweep or mop the floors of my home at least once a week. I do it every Sunday evening right before everyone goes to bed, for the busy week ahead.

Then during the week I may give certain rooms or certain areas a light cleaning.

Make sure that you also keep enough detergent or soap on hand so that when the time comes to clean, you have all the tools you need. There is nothing worse than spilling something but not having any of the necessary tools to get the job done. A good mop, bucket, gloves and some old rags are essential too.

If you are short on time then be sure to prioritise the most used areas of your house like the kitchen, living room, front and back entrances and the hallways. Of course if you’ve followed my guidelines set out in the first section and set aside a specific time to mop and sweep every weekend, then you’ll find it significantly easier to keep your floors clean.

Alright, that’s everything I know about floor cleaning! I really hope that you found this article interesting and informative. As always add me on Facebook and Twitter for notification of any new articles or videos that I release.

So until next time, bye!

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Getting Rid Of The Most Stubborn Household Stains

Sometimes you come across a stain so stubborn that you’re convinced no matter what product you use; it won’t ever come out. That’s why I decided to create this article for you today.

This gets even worse if you have children running around all of the time because as everyone knows kids can be extremely messy. Of course hiring a professional cleaner to take care of these stains is a very costly approach. So with that said, I’ve decided to compile all of my top cleaning tips into one mega article. Hopefully, it saves you some money and helps bring your stress levels back to normal again.

The first thing we’ll tackle is water marks and mold buildup which are probably the most common stains to appear in a bathroom.

I’ve got good news though, because they are much easier to deal with than you might at first believe. To remove them without any hassle you can use this homemade cleaner.

Here’s how to make it: You take 1 part 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 part water, then simply add these two ingredients to a spray bottle and give it a good shake. Find any moldy areas of your bathroom or kitchen and spray the solution all over it. After 45 minutes, you can come back and wipe down the area with a damp cloth. All the mold will come off easily. Wash it down with water afterwards to make sure the hydrogen peroxide has been fully removed.

Chewing gum stuck to carpets is another thing that can be very tricky to remove. Fortunately, I have another natural remedy up my sleeve to tackle this challenge. The answer is creamy peanut butter. The oil in the peanut butter reacts with the gum, and it makes it much less sticky and much easier to remove.

Now the last stain I’ll help you to get rid of is that dreaded red wine spill. Speed is of the essence here. The quicker you can get to it, the better. Start by blotting it with a cloth or kitchen towel. Never rub it, as this will just cause the stain to be even more difficult to remove. My go-to solution is to pour club soda on top of the spill.

After you’ve blotted away the excess liquid, you can then pour generous amounts of salt over it and leave it overnight. The salt soaks up any of the wine that remains. That should be all you need to get your carpet or rug clean again.

red wineHowever, if the stain has had a chance to dry in, then you may find the above solutions don’t work very well and that is when you need to take out the big guns.

If this is the case, then I have one last powerhouse homemade cleaner to try.

Here it is: Mix two parts of hydrogen peroxide with one part of dish washing soap. Simply pour the mixture over the stain and let it do its thing for a while. Then after about five minutes add a little more of the solution. Keep adding more and more until the stain disappears as if by magic! Do not be tempted to scrub or dab it at all, this will just do more harm than good.

I sincerely hope that my tips have helped you out. I know that I’ve used these three methods many times myself personally, and so I stand by their effectiveness. Why not write me a comment below and let me know how they work for you.

The Best Methods For Cleaning Your Fridge

clean fridgeHey, guys whats up? I’m back again for yet another house cleaning article. This article kicks off my official Kitchen Cleaning Week (it’s a real thing I promise!). So for the next few days I’m going to be creating an article on how to clean each and every little corner of your kitchen.

That means the fridge, your oven, cupboards and everything else. To kick off this series of articles today, I’ll be tackling the job of cleaning your fridge and getting it back into tip-top, like-new condition.

Your fridge is often one of the most used appliances in your house, and because it’s used to store food specifically, it’s not hard to see why keeping it clean is of such importance. It’s also not shocking that it gets so dirty and smelly quite easily too.

Your fridge can often become a graveyard for food items. The last time I gave my fridge a very thorough cleaning out, I found many tins and jars of food that were out of date by many years in some cases!

Now I know that some of you are reading this and breaking out in cold sweats just thinking about tackling your fridge, but fear not because I’m going to lay out all of the steps below. I promise that it’ll be over in a jiffy.

So without further ado, let’s get into it.

To begin, you’re going to need a black bin bag. Make sure it’s a durable one because it’s going to be filled with tins and jars in a few minutes. It’s always best to be very methodical in your cleaning. So start on the top shelf and check the dates on everything. If it’s out of date chuck it in the bag, if it’s still within its use-by date, but you don’t think you’ll ever eat it, then put it in a separate bag. You can give these to your local soup kitchen or charity. They’ll be incredibly happy to receive this stuff, and they are always on the lookout for more.

rubber glovesDon’t be tempted to bounce around from shelf to shelf, cleaning one spill here and another thing over there. This will just slow you down and you’ll start going over areas you’ve already finished cleaning.

So keep working your way down from top shelf to the bottom shelf. Then move onto the shelves in the door. Once everything is removed and sorted, physically remove each and every shelf and put them in the sink. Scrub them very thoroughly with water and dish soap and then leave them to dry.

Put on some gloves and get a soft bristled scrubber, a damp cloth and a very mild all-purpose cleaner. Start at the top and clean any stains and spills you see. You might need the brush for the tougher caked-on food. Use the damp rag to remove any smaller food debris. Don’t forget to clean the ceiling either! Once it’s all cleaned out and sparkling, you can put the shelves back in and start returning food to your fridge. Give each item a quick rub with a damp cloth before placing it back in. Make sure you put it back on the shelf it came from. There’s nothing more frustrating than going to a fridge and being unable to find something because somebody moved it from its usual spot!

We are on the home straight now. Wipe down the front and sides with a damp cloth to put the final icing on the cake, all you need to do is add a deodoriser. Now you know I don’t like any chemicals in my home. And thankfully all you need to make your own is a small bowl of baking soda. Just leave it in the bottom corner of your fridge, out of the way and it will absorb any unwanted smells. Although there shouldn’t be many or any at all if you’ve cleaned the fridge properly!

And that, ladies and gentlemen is it. You’ve cleaned your fridge and restored it to its former glory. Now that wasn’t too hard was it?

Next up is tackling your oven. I’m sure thinking about your oven keeps you up at night, but fear not as I’ve got some cool little tricks to make cleaning it a doddle. See you tomorrow.