Home Cleaning Tips

Written by: Chris Wadsworth

A Clean and Tidy Home (with Kids!)

Home Cleaning Tips - Kids and ToysHome cleaning tips are always valuable. Below are different approaches and ways to keep your house clean even though your little humans sometimes seem to be working against you.

It is always a tough assignment to get your bundles of joy to pick up their toys and to keep their play areas tidy. However, do not despair. You can use one or perhaps all these tips to get your children to help out and to keep your home more organized too!

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Home Cleaning – Cleaning for a Party in Your Home

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Winter – A Time for Indoor Home PartiesCleaning for a Party in Your Home

The winter months are a great time to socialize indoors. Many people have dinners or parties which are organized entirely indoors. You may not use your deck, patio or backyard during the colder months – indoors is the place to be!

Here are some thoughts on cleaning for a party in your home. Your home needs some focused cleaning for a special socializing event in your home.

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Cleaning Red Wine Stains

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Prevention and Cure

Cleaning Red Wine Stains

How high you should fill a red wine glass depends on the event. You could be at home relaxing with a glass of wine or you may be hosting a party.

Note that if you are hosting a special wine tasting events then it is best to serve red wine in a wide-mouthed glass that’s no more than one-third full. This gives you plenty of room to swirl without risking a spill.

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A Clean Home – It’s The Little Things!

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The little things in life aren’t really little. They become the cornerstone of our days and they create the life we live. They gradually paint the masterpiece of our lives. However, we often mistakenly believe that only the big things make a profound difference. Let this be your happy challenge today: be mindful of the smaller details of your moments.

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Change some of the seemingly small things and this can lead to a very nice place. For example, imagine or think about an untidy area of your home. Maybe its the mudroom, perhaps the hallway or maybe even the breakfast area of your kitchen.

It you have an area like this, then take a few moments to study the scene. Look at the little details. Ask questions . . . why do you have those two or three (or more . . .) of extra shoe/boots/sandals in the mudroom? When you study your mudroom, in detail, you may even realize that you have not put on those boots in the past two or three winters. I think that, perhaps, they could be put to better use. Can you give them to someone who really may need them and would be use them? Give your old shoes a new home!

For more information on how to give your old shoes a new life check out Shoes for the Homeless, Inc. You may get a good idea from them on how to conduct a shoe drive.

Your mudroom is just a simple single example of how to look at a specific area of your home and make some simple changes to tidy it up.

Here is a quote that I like from John Wooden. He took the UCLA Basketball team to 10 NCAA National Championships in a 12-year time frame. He said:

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

You don’t have to do something momentous or monumental to tidy up your foyer, mudroom, bathroom or closet. Don’t try to change the world – only tidy up a bit. Most importantly, begin with one step at a time to transform the smallest untidy areas of your home. Take care of the little details and some of the bigger items will fall into line.

My final point is that taking care of the smaller things is not all that difficult. Therefore, once we realize that it just takes a bit of attention then we can start to move in the right direction. These small steps can lead to big things – not only related to having a clean and tidy home but also to have a more mindful and purposeful life. Many things start in the home!

Give us a call at 802-295-6065 if you live in the Upper Valley and need extra support for keeping your home clean and tidy. We have been providing homeowners of the Upper Valley with top-notch home cleaning services since 1993.

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Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware

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A Clean Kitchen and Clean Stainless Steel Cookware

Cleaning Stainless Steel Cookware

Stainless steel is one of the finest materials available for cookware, as it is durable and attractive. Unlike non-stick pans, however, stainless steel can present some tough cleaning challenges if used improperly. It is important to establish a regular cleaning routine for your cookware and to learn how to effectively clean tough stains.

Several methods for cleaning stainless steel cookware are outlined below.

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An Easy Way to Clean Your Range Hood Filter

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An Easy Way to Clean Your Range Hood Filter

An Easy Way to Clean Your Range Hood Filter

Here is a question for you . . . when was the last time you inspected the filter in your range hood?

If you are like many then it was probably a while ago. This post is about how to clean your range hood filter even if it has been quite a while since it was last cleaned. You can be sure it will be greasy and grimy but this method will help you to get it as clean as clean can be without getting a new one.

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How to Clean Grimy Kitchen Cabinets

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Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean Grimy Kitchen CabinetsYour kitchen is neat and well organized. The sink is clean and the countertops uncluttered. All looks good except for your kitchen cabinets. They look dull. They have lost the clean look and therefore do not match the rest of the kitchen in terms of the standard you want to reach. The cabinets close to the cooking area even feel grimy to the touch.

The oils and fats used while cooking, over time, slowly coat the surfaces in your kitchen to make them look grimy. When wood cabinets become covered with this oily grime they look dull with a brown or yellow film that’s sticky to the touch. This grimy coating can be very difficult to remove.

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Home Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar

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Home Cleaning with White Vinegar

Home Cleaning Solutions with Vinegar

Cleaning with vinegar: It’s cheap, it’s natural, and it’s tough on bacteria, mildew, and dirt. Acetic acid is the compound in vinegar that makes vinegar acidic and this also makes it an effective cleaning agent. Distilled white vinegar has a pH of 2.4 which means that distilled white vinegar is a pretty strong acid and an excellent cleaning solution.

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Home Cleaning Tips for People with Pets

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Home Cleaning Advice for People with Pets

Home Cleaning Tips for People with Pets

Keeping your home clean is one of the biggest challenges when it comes to owning a pet! You love your pet and you have experienced the challenges – first hand – of keeping your home clean. It’s easy to feel like your home has slowly been taken over by pet hair and dander.

Here are some of the most important cleaning tips to keep in mind if you share your home with a pet.

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Ultrasonic Cleaning In Your Home

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Ultrasonic Cleaning In Your Home

Your home may be clean and tidy but what about some of the items in your home. What about your silverware for example. Imagine this . . . your home is clean and ready for your guests but your silverware is not as clean as it could be. How do you clean up some the more delicate items that are in your home?

Consider an ultrasonic cleaning tool to help you with some of the more intricate or time-consuming items that you may want to clean.

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