How to clean
If you think the bathroom is the busiest room in your house, you may be more right than you know. According to the health experts, the average bathroom contains thousands of germs and viruses-ranging from E. coli bacteria to the rhinovirus linked to colds and flu. Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to lock your family out of the bathroom, even when it’s unoccupied. Just follow a few tips:
Clean toothbrush for healthy smiles. First, store your toothbrush properly to ensure you keep it-and its user-as germ-free as possible. Be sure to keep it up on a countertop, away from the sink and toilet to prevent airborne contamination from splashing water. Also, don’t store toothbrushes together in close quarters (a toothbrush cup in a cabinet, for example).
Leather is a very durable material and needs to be cared for. To care and protect your leather handbags, backpacks, wallets, fanny packs, etc., you should use good quality water and stain repellant to help prevent stains and dirt build up. For best results:
• Apply protecting products just after purchasing and three to four times a year thereafter as needed.
• Keep your leather moist with a high quality leather lotion.
• Do not use any cleaning products on any leather that is not made specifically for leather.
• If your handbag or other leather product is suede, use a cleaner that is made for suede.
For the hectic spring season you need to freshen up your home a little bit in order to bring that sunshine and crisp air in your house. But you don’t need to relate this healthy duty to heavy work and exhausting running up and down the house. The following special tips will assist you and show you an easier way to handle with the cleaning.
First of all, you should write down the exact results you want to achieve with this spring cleaning. In the beginning focus on the efforts on the big pieces and areas that are the most important to you, they are usually among the furnishings, appliances and carpeting. Once you have finished them the rest of the job will be done in no time.
If you have glue residue on the surface of something, whether from a previous application or from an accident, removing it is not impossible. There are, in fact, several different ways of removing glue, but the method is dependent on the surface in question. Following are some suggestions for removing glue from various surfaces.
For removing glue left behind by stickers, price tags, and other manufacturer or store applications, try simple rubbing alcohol. Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and hold it over the area in question. Once the residue is thoroughly moistened, gently scrape the glue residue off and repeat the process until the glue is completely removed. Glass, plastic, and ceramic surfaces should not be damaged by rubbing alcohol, but test a small area if the surface is painted or made of fabric.
The following points apply to all hard floors, including stone, wood, laminate and vinyl:
Sweep or vacuum hard floors at least once a week, more often in areas of heavy traffic. Mop hard floors once a week. If you have large areas of floor, consider buying an electric floor cleaner. Modern models are lightweight and easy to use. They can be used on vinyl, ceramic and any sealed floor surface but because they deposit quite a lot of water on the floor, should not be used on any unsealed surface or wood block, which could swell. Always vacuum or sweep before using an electric floor cleaner. If there is any grit on the floor, the scouring action of the brushes can scratch the surface.
Your kitchen gets used every day. Without maintaining small messes, you can have a big cleaning job every day. This next set of tips will help you keep your kitchen clean and manageable. The first thing you should do to clean your kitchen is to wash your dishes. Washing dishes can really be overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this grueling task a bit easier.
Invest in a scrubber that you can put soap in the handle. This way you can wash as you go, eliminating huge piles of dirty dishes. Soak all dishes that have dried on food. This lets you use less elbow grease. Wash in groups silverware, glasses, bowls, plates, pots and pans.
Stain protection after carpet and rug cleaning, is necessary in order to completely restore the original protective coating on the carpet fibers. This coating is usually applied by the manufactures to provide soil and stain resistance, and water repellant properties to the fabric. Such a coating however, is not permanent and will deteriorate with time, wear, and chemical reactions. Proper stain protection on your carpet acts like a wax coating on your car and will:
– Form an invisible shield which will resist staining by oils and grease
– Provide a water repellant coating
– Prevent soils or stains from adhering to the carpet fibers
– Prevent dyes from sticking to dye sites, especially on nylon carpeting.