Archive for September, 2013

How to keep your capret look great

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Of course, the carpet you just installed looks great. But what happens to it after some period of use. Dirt, dust and stains distroy its previous look. To keep it looking its best for years you should follow the next tips.

First of all you should vacuum your carpet regularly. Keep your carpets clean by vacuuming them. There are different types of carpets. You should be aware of what kind of carpet you have to properly clean it. By vacuuming your carpet in a wrong way you can damage it. Loop carpets, for example, should be vacuumed only with suction, while pile carpets should be cleaned with a beater bar as they can withstand heavier cleaning.

Also, it’s very important to immediately treat stains that may happen. But you should be very careful with the treatment. Never rub or scrub the carpet. Rubbing or scrubbing can wear at the fabric and set the stain. Try to blot spills. Use white paper towels so that you don’t dye the carpet and add one more problem. Blot the stained area until it’s almost dry and only then vacuum it. You should make sure your carpet is dry as water left can lead to mold and bacteria problems.

There are a lot of stain-removal methods you may use. We all like to use club soda for red wine and coffee stains; the iron and transfer method for candle wax; and salt for mud, and wine. To remove stains from carpet try a mixture of dishwashing soap and water. But be careful as soap can be extremely hard to remove from carpet and dark spots will be the result you get. If you like to deodorize your carpets, you can also make your own homemade deodorizer. But strive to avoid chemical-laden options and make your deodorizer using baking soda and a few drops of essential oil.

If you don’t have time, effort or expertise necessary to treat your carpets, call the professional carpet cleaning service. They will help you keep your carpet in its best shape. You will be satisfied with the result. You can book a cleaning service to clean your carpets twice a year. You also can call a cleaner when some bad spill occurs. They will be always happy and ready to help you. Try to hire green cleaning services that don’t use chemicals while cleaning.

How to clean up even the messiest home

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Tired of cleaning your home? It seems like the cleaning process is not going to end up…Don’t worry. We will help you clean up even the messiest home and share organizing advice with everyone who need it. Cluttered bedrooms, messy closets, disorganized living room and more! We understand there is a lot of stuff to deal with. Unfortunately, mess tends to multiply.

You should get hold of the mess before it becomes a huge problem. Cleaningthe mess can be very overwhelming and you really can get annoyed cleaning it all up. That’s is why it’s recommended to clean the home on a regular basis. This helps prevent the total spread of the mess. It’s always better to prevent something than eliminate it afterwards. So be thorough and strive to keep your house in a good shape day after day.

Ok, let’s take a look at where to start facing the cleaning chores. First, identify your priority. Decide where the mess needs to be cleaned up most. Most housewives say that it’s extremely irritating when you see the cluttered kitchen, some of them can’t abide messy closets, etc. You can start by putting everything in its place. If you don’t have place to put something, all these somethings may pile up and create a big mess. If you don’t want to add chaos to your messy home it’s better to race through the house and grab items you don’t need anymore. Consider throwing them away. This will help you keep the “stuff” level down!

Also, create an inbox for incoming mails, a bookshelf to hold your books, magazines, holders to contain the magazines, or set up a recycling center. Create spaces for different items. This way you won’t need to think about where to find something or put it. Try to organize your things in the most efficient manner. Strive to save space. Find ways to maximize your space. The less packed your living space is, the easier it is to clean and manage.

Get rid of stuff you don’t need or use anymore! If there’s no room for anymore books or magazines, stop buying them or get rid of the old ones. If you no longer play with the toys you know what to do – toss or donate them.

Develop new habits for yourself. This will keep your motivation up. Always find a few minutes to spend on small organizing jobs while waiting for dinner or while watching TV. Consider cleaning your kitchen sink every night or choose one room that needs to be wiped down nightly. Your household will definitely get less messy and more efficient as time goes on.

Always clean places where it is harder to clean up. Don’t forget the rule of “top to bottom, left to right.” sweep on a regular basis. Use a broom, dust pan and your vacuum cleaner. Take care of the overflowing trash cans. Empty them before and after the cleaning. Make sure to empty trash cans from the bedrooms and bathrooms. Take care of piles of dishes. Put the dishes in the dishwasher and let the dishwasher do the work. The same goes with laundry. Set yourself a certain amount of time that you will break, then get back to work.

Check your closets and dressers seasonally. Before buying any new clothes for the upcoming season, pack up the clothes that you are not going to wear again. Give them away. This will help you keep your closets in good shape. If you don’t want o clutter your house, stop impulse buying. Don’t accumulate too much stuff! The less stuff comes into the home, the less you have to organize.

Carpet stain removing tips

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Unfortunately spots can ruin your favorite carpeting. But you can save your favorite thing using the following tips. These tips were designed to simplify your housecleaning. Following them you will not only remove any stain but also will save time and effort. With today’s stain-resistant carpeting, it is not so difficult to treat different stains and spots. The key is to treat spills immediately. So you should act quickly! There are many stainproof carpets, but even they don’t have a 100% stainproof guarantee.

First of all strive to absorb the spill. Plain white paper towels or blot liquid with a dry absorbent cloth. Don’t use printed or colored materials as they may transfer dye or ink to your carpeting. To prevent the stain from spreading, start at the outside of the spot and move to the center. Continue until the area is damp. Dried bits of food can be vacuumed up or scooped up with a spoon. Don’t use a brush and do not scrub. Brushes and scrubbing may damage your carpet.

There are a lot of cleaning products designed to treat the spot or stain. Buy an approved quality cleaning product. Though it has been laboratory tested, you nevertheless should pretest the solution in a hidden area of your carpet or on a small piece of carpet. Read the product’s directions and follow them carefully. Apply a small amount of the solution to a cloth and work in gently. Start from the edges to the center. Don’t scrub – blot. Do this several times until you remove the spot. And don’t forget that you should not use a brush. And remember to pretest the cleaning product on a small spot of carpet.

What if you don’t want to buy expensive carpet cleaner, try one of these useful homemade remedies:

Use a detergent solution to treat the stain. Mix 1/4 tsp of a dishwashing liquid with one cup of warm water. Make sure to not use laundry detergent as it may be too harsh or contain bleach.

Also, you can use plain water. Did you know that water may work better than some carpet cleaners do? You may rely on plain water or use a white vinegar solution. Mix 1 cup white vinegar (it leaves no residue) with 1 cup of water. Be careful using both cleaning solutions bought in the store and your homemade solutions. Always test the solution on a tiny area to make sure it won’t damage or discolor the carpeting.

How to clean up your room

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Do you have your room in disarray and want to clean it up but don’t know how? Follow our helpful and fun tips on how to clean your room. If you are not good at keeping your room clean, enjoy next hints.

First of all, strive to clean your room quickly and effectively. You can make the cleaning process interesting by playing some game. Before you start, turn on the radio. Listening to music with a fast beat will help you clean faster. Find the music that you enjoy singing or dancing along with. If music distracts you, try listening to something that will help you concentrate, it can be a book or a podcast. Listening to natural sounds (waterfalls, campfires) is also not a bad idea.

Open the windows, let some fresh air in. Not to get drowsy during the cleaning turn on all of the lights or open the curtains to let natural light in. Make your bed. Remember that an unmade bed makes your room look messy no matter how clean it is.

Put everything where it belongs. This will help you get around your room without tripping over. Gather books, pillows, pencils and other stationary. Don’t forget about your clothes. Place any clean clothes in your dresser. Take straight down or put aside anything that is dirty.

Pull everything out from under your bed. Junk is used to accumulate there. Also pull everything out from your dressers. Separate it into several piles. Decide what you need, what to throw away, what to “giveaway”, donate or recycle, etc. Also look under the rest of your furniture. There you also can find a lot of stuff. Check under desks, end tables, bookshelves or nightstands. Then, separate different categories of things and putting them in their place. A less stuff clutters your room, the nicer it looks and feels. Prepare to deep clean your room. Dust off your dresser, desk, and bookshelf. Even a simple dusting can make your room look more inviting. Clean all surfaces carefully. Vacuum your carpeting. Empty the trash. And finally reward yourself! Do something you enjoy. Strive to keep your room and the whole house clean and neat. Invite your friends to help you clean the house, then make a small party and say thanks to everyone who has helped you make your home look clean and beautiful. It’s always more easy to do something if your friend join you.