Wednesday, March 20, 2013

TOP 10 TIPS: Spring Cleaning

1. Get Organized -Use tools that will save you time.

2. Start at the top and work your way down.

3. Turn on some great music, enlist helpers, and make a chore list

4. Use extension dusters for the high surfaces.

5. Use vacuums that get behind and underneath your furniture. This will save wear and tear on your body!

6. Don't do windows the old fashioned way--newspaper leaves ink residue, paper towels leave lint behind--the best bet, microfiber cleaning cloths for small areas and a professional window squeegee for windows. That is the best way to get a streak free shine.

7. For hard floor surfaces, a Swiffer Wet Jet cleans better than a traditional mop and bucket. Just place a clean pad on the mop head and mop the floor. Say good-bye to bacteria ridden string mops forever!

8. Use lemon oil on all those porous wood surfaces that have suffered through the winter's dry heat. Not only will the lemon oil treat the wood and restore the moisture and shine to it, but it will cover most scratches from the pets or kids in the house that have "knicked up" your oak baseboards.

9. Tired of dusting so much? Maybe it's time to have your duct work cleaned. That will not only improve your indoor air quality, but it will help eliminate the dust that has settled in the vents and duct work.

10. 85% of the dirt that comes into your home comes from the bottom of shoes! No wonder those carpets always look so bad after the winter months! Call an ICCRC Certified Cleaner to come and thoroughly clean your carpets, and be sure to reapply carpet protector on the all carpeting. (Normal foot traffic and carpet cleaning removes the carpet protector from the fibers over time.)

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