Archives: January 2016

Investing time to clean our homes is a necessary duty, usually one that is merely expected and rarely thanked for. Nevertheless, we gird up our loins and commence to the task at hand. Often, the blinds go unclean, especially for those with tight schedules, not enough hours in the day and nowhere near enough hands. A thorough cleaning isn’t necessary every week, a simple feather dusting in between could suffice for those who can’t afford the time, but a good cleaning is still prudent as often as you can, especially for the allergy sufferer.

Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to offer you some tips and advice on giving your blinds a deeper clean than running a feather duster over the surface!

Best Ways to Clean your Metal, Vinyl and Fabric Window blinds

No matter the materials used for the construction of your blinds; cleaning and maintaining metal, wood, vinyl and any fabric window blinds can be integrated into your regular cleaning schedule.
– Using the handy brush attachment for your vacuum cleaning hose, vacuum the binds running side to side as opposed to up and down, unless designed otherwise.
– Avoid using a plastic duster. Lamb’s wool dusters are the better choice, use this handy tool to dust off the blinds in the same direction as designed.
– Brushing or dusting in an upward fashion could unhook the blinds.
– For fabric and vinyl blinds, apply a rubber sponge, also known as a dry sponge, and wipe the dust away firmly.
– For a quick spot cleaning, spray all-purpose surface cleaner onto a clean micro-fiber cloth and wipe the area. Do not spray any cleaner directly on the blinds.
– Wooden blinds are cleaned in the same manner, however never allow them to get wetter than needed, as excess moisture could warp the wood.
– If fabric blinds become stained and spotted, a dry cleaning professional can make easy work of the mess.
– Cleaning blinds should never include dis-assembly and then submerging of blind blades in any kind of cleaner.
– For vinyl or metal blinds, take the blind down as a unit and lie it across a surface that can be wetted down, such as a driveway or patio. In a large bucket of water mix a few drops of liquid dish soap. Using a car-wash brush is easiest, brush the blinds down with the mixture, and brush the blinds in the same direction as designed. Turn them over and repeat the brushing process. With a garden hose, with minimal pressure, rinse the blinds down thoroughly. To hinder the water drop stains from forming, squeegee the excess water one blind strip at a time. Hang over a fence or something similar to allow air flow to dry the blinds.

If cleaning your own blinds (or house in general) seems like a task that is too much to take on, call our expert team at Nadia’s House Cleaning in Boston, Brookline, Lexington, Cambridge, Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk County Massachusetts today to allow our house cleaners to clean your home or office for you!

Now that the year is over and you are ready to start fresh, a clean house is a great place to begin. The New Year means that the holidays are over the get togethers are done and the decorations can be taken down. This also means that all those chores that you probably put off because you were too busy need to be done. One of the worst things it to have to start off the new year spending your days cleaning and packing all your holiday gear up.

Putting your holiday stuff away is all on you, but the cleaning part can be left to a professional and Nadia’s House Cleaning has reasons why this is such a great idea.

Hiring a Housekeeper Gives you More Time to Focus

One of the greatest parts of hiring someone to take care of all the cleaning that you just don’t want to do is that now you have time to focus on more things that you want to focus on. This is the time of year that most people make a resolution to get some area of their life back on track. The worst thing to do is to put it off because you have to get your house in order first. While the professional house cleaner is taking care of that, you can start getting ready with your new changes. There also has been studies that show people are more motivated and get more done when they are in a clean and organized space.

Cleaning your Home Clears out the Stale Air

During the winter one of the biggest complaints is that the weather makes it so that you are not able to crack a few windows to clear the air out of your home. There are some other ways to clear the air in your home and that is a good thorough cleaning. The professional house cleaner can come in and make sure that all the dust and dirt that has been sitting around so far this winter is removed leaving the air feeling much fresher.

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This is the best part about hiring a professional to clean your home. You don’t have to do all the work and chores that no one likes to do. You can have your kitchen cleaned after all the holiday cooking and baking and your bathrooms done nicely after all the extra guests that have probably stayed over. You can also rest assured that the rooms will all be expertly cleaned and no corner left undone. If you are ready to have all the holiday remnants cleaned up from your home give us a call today!

When it comes to cleaning your home you have to use different cleaning solutions and tools to get the job done. Whether you are cleaning the walls, floors, bathrooms or windows, you need to use the right techniques and solutions to be sure that the job is done right. It can seem like a daunting task to get the house clean but when you hire a professional you can be sure that each area is done correctly and with the right cleaning solutions.

Nadia’s House Cleaning outlines the best ways to clean the flooring in your home from tile to laminate to hardwood.

Best Way to Clean Tile Floors: Tile floors are found most often in kitchens or bathrooms and when they are laid down, contractors use grout to secure the tiles to the floor and each other. When the tile floors need to be cleaned, it is a two part process. The tile is the first part and needs to be treated with a cloth mop that you can dip in a cleaning solution. Ceramic tile is not too sensitive so you can use a standard cleaner. The second part of the cleaning process is that the grout needs to be cleaned. This requires a bit more, including a small brush that can be used to scrub. When you hire a professional to do your home cleaning they will be able to clean the tiles the correct way and leave them clean and fresh.
Best cleaner for hardwood floors: Hardwood floors are a great addition to any home but you need to take good care of them if you want them to last for a long time. This is not only cleaning the floors appropriately but also doing it right so you don’t cause damage to the wood. Hardwood floors have to be swept and the dirt and debris moved off the floor. This is an important part of the process since dirt can work as an abrasive against the wood. You need to clean the floors with a soft cloth that works with the grain of the floor and a light cleaner so that residue is not left over.
How to Clean & Maintain Laminate Floors: This is the easiest of the three types of floors to clean because they are a single piece of flooring and you don’t have to deal with grout. Laminate floors are often found in place of tile floors in kitchens and bathrooms. You can use a mop and standard cleaner to take care of the floors.

If you are ready to have your floors cleaned correctly, along with the rest of your house or business, give Nadia’s House Cleaning a call in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Lexington & Milton Massachusetts today!

Looking for construction clean up? If you have completed a renovation or remodel within your home or office, then you are already aware of how quickly the area can turn into a disorganized and sometimes even hazardous mess. This type of mess, if left to its own devices may even create the perfect storm for someone to have an accident. And it’s not just the construction area itself that is a hazard; your entire home can become covered with dust and other unwanted debris that can spread through the air and settle upon surfaces and furniture in the blink of an eye. You may be familiar with the old adage “a clean work site is a safe work site” but this is easier said than done especially if you don’t have the knowledge, tools or equipment to take care of the construction cleanup yourself.

Construction Cleanup of Glass, Wood & Metal

Some of the things you can expect to find during the renovation process include materials such as glass, wood and metal; some of which may be broken into much smaller pieces with particularly sharp edges. Other items include large pieces of stone and tile that could be a potential trip hazard. Add a layer of dust caused by new construction materials covering all the surfaces in your home or office and you are probably wondering if your space will ever be clean again. If you are feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to turn, help is but a phone call away. The knowledgeable cleaning technicians at Nadia’s House Cleaning can assist by providing you with a professional construction clean up service. A construction clean up service ensures that your home or office is thoroughly cleared of debris, cleaned and sanitized until the interior of your home or office is returned to its former clean and healthy state.

Some of the services that you can expect from a Nadia’s House Cleaning construction clean up service includes:

• Trash removal
• Window cleaning (inside and out)
• Dust surfaces
• Wash and sanitize surfaces
• Wall and ceiling cleaning
• Glass, tile & marble polishing
• Vacuuming
• Deep carpet cleaning

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The experienced staff at Nadia’s House Cleaning understands the type of dirt and debris that can be found at construction sites. Our cleaning specialists and technicians are educated to handle your construction clean up effectively and efficiently to ensure your home or business is completely clean and accident free. We also understand how important a healthy, clean and safe environment is to our customers and that’s why we make sure our expert staff is equipped with the professional cleaning tools and solutions that are necessary to ensure your home or office is spotless and safe for you and your family. Contact the customer service professionals at Nadia’s House Cleaning today! We offer daily, weekly and monthly cleaning services for your complete satisfaction.

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or Christmas, or something in between, it is time to tuck away the holiday decor, clean up and get your home back to normal. Doing so can seem overwhelming. The cleaning part is something you do fairly regularly, but first you have to put the decorations away.

Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to offer you some tips and advice to best store your Christmas decorations so you can clean your house properly again.

1. Storing the artificial tree. Investing in an artificial tree is a good plan, especially if properly cared for as these trees can last for years. Most artificial trees are heavy, especially if you are single-handily trying to put it down for its long hibernation. Avoid wrestling it into tight spaces or high areas. Utilize a storage closet or a safe corner in the garage. A rolling case is the most optimal way to store it. Giving your tree adequate covering, but still easily moved to its destination.
2. Tangle-free storage of lights. Detangling lights is probably the worst part about holiday decorating. There are some tangle-free storage cases that make rolling the lights a breeze or you can utilize heavy duty coat hangers to help keep the tangled lights a distant memory. If you use hangers, a nice tip is place a sheet of cardboard in between the layers to further organize your lights and keep the entanglement at bay.
3. Ornament storage. There are a number of ways to store your ornaments. Boxes, chests and good old fashion bubble wrap is a good way to store them. A helpful suggestion is to print out the contents of the ornaments onto an index card and tape them to the exterior storage case for easy identifying for next year.
4. Cleaning up Gift wrapping paraphernalia. Sometimes, you need the wrapping equipment on hand to wrap gifts all year long for other occasions. Obtaining a hanging organizer or a roll under the bed storage kit where easily accessible might be your preference.
5. Villages and Collectibles Storage. Better stored in the original boxes, with Styrofoam casing. Stack the heaviest on the bottom of the bin and up.
6. Elevated storage in the garage. There are the elevated storage kits that can store your bins out of the way without sacrificing floor or shelf space.
7. Storing other holiday items. Pick up a storage box and store extra hooks, zip ties, ornament repair essentials and other little related goodies for easy finding. Vacuum storage bags are a great way to store holiday linens such as; tree skirts, table clothes, chair covers and other such holiday decor.

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We hoped these storage tips help better organize your holiday decorations, and make it a breeze next year for redecorating. If you realize the holiday turned your home into a war zone, and you can use a little extra help getting it cleaned, let the professionals at Nadia’s House Cleaning do it for you. Executing high quality efficiency to get your home cleaned and sanitized is our number one priority. Call us today to schedule your next appointment!

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