A few cleaning tips for your home or office

  • Save your old toothbrushes! They are to best tools to get into those hard-to-reach places around your faucets, sinks, and the buttons on your kitchen appliances.
  • Did your teenage son forget to cover his bowl of chili when he ‘nuked’ it up? A great trick for removing that crusty, cement-like mess from the inside of your microwave is to run a cloth under hot water, wring it out, put it in your microwave and turn it on high for 45-60 seconds. Be careful when you take it out (it will be hot), but the inside will wipe up effortlessly!
  • Looking for an “Earth Friendly” toilet deodorizer? Here’s a couple of ideas: You can pour three cups of white vinegar into the bowl and let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes before flushing… or another solution is to pour one cup of baking soda in the tank once a week. These are great ‘maintenance ideas’ for in between cleaning appointments!
  • Baby receiving blankets make great cleaning cloths – they are low lint, absorbent, and will polish your chrome to a high shine if you use them to dry your faucets with. So hang onto your old ones even if you don’t need them for your kids any more, and keep your eyes open for them at garage sales and consignment stores!
  • Things that should be maintained: We are talking about blinds and baseboards! These are two areas of your home that can cut down on a lot of work in the long run if they are simply dusted on a regular basis. Both of these are a BIG job to wash, but generally only take a few extra minutes to run a feather duster along. Consider adding these to your rotation of cleaning chores whether you are cleaning your own home or having a professional service come in and do it for you.
  • Try to stick to the basics. We often think we need more cleaning products than we actually do! For example, plain old fashioned dish soap is ALWAYS the best product to use on kitchen grease – it’s good for more than just washing your dishes with!
Not enough time to keep your home clean? Email You’ve Got Maid or give us a call and have our Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Langley house cleaning experts do the cleaning for you!

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