Archives: January 2017

If you dread doing your spring cleaning each year, perhaps you should consider doing it in the winter instead. There are several things that can be done while you are cooped up in your home during the coldest months of the year. Nadias House Cleaning is here to talk about some of the benefits of doing your spring cleaning during the winter rather than the spring!

In the Winter, You are Home & Cleaning is Convenient

The winter months are a time when people avoid going outside at all costs. The weather is dreadful most of the time and it is just plain cold. While you are stuck inside your home, what better time to get some of the cleaning tasks you usually accomplish in the spring knocked off your list. Once the weather warms up and you are spending more time outside, who wants to start cleaning their house? The winter is a perfect time for cleaning for that reason alone.

Declutter & Clean Up After Christmas & the Holidays

The holidays just hit and you now have even more stuff than you had before. This is a great time to start sorting through the piles of new things and finding a place for them to go. This might mean getting rid of the old tired belongings in your space to make room for the new.

House Cleaning Improves Air Quality & Helps Keep Your Family from Catching a Cold or Flu & Getting Sick

With more and more people spending time inside because of the weather, and school in session still, sickness is at an all-time high. Of course, washing your hands often and avoiding others is a great way to keep sickness from making its way into your home. Cleaning your home, really deep cleaning it, has been proven to improve your indoor air quality and help prevent sickness. We are all looking for a way out of the common cold, and this might be the ticket.

Winter Cleaning Tips & Checklist

Here is a list of items and areas you can cross off your deep cleaning list during the winter:
• Cleaning Behind Your Fridge
• Washing & Disinfecting Garbage Cans
• Vacuuming Underneath Furniture
• Cleaning Baseboards, Trim, and Artwork
• Cleaning Ceiling Fan Blades
• Changing Air Filters
All of these things will help improve the indoor air quality in your home. They are all likely things that you don’t do on a regular basis either. Dividing your house up into sections is a great way to get each room deep cleaned and ready for a new year. Don’t feel like you have to do it all in one day. That is a sure way to talk yourself out of getting started!

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If you find that getting your house deep cleaned is too much to handle on your own, you may want to consider getting some help from professionals like Nadias House Cleaning. There isn’t any cleaning task in your home that we can’t do for you. Let us get your house clean so you can enjoy quality time with your family. Call us today!

Cleaning your home is a daily event. Typically, folks have a routine where daily cleaning consists mostly of tidying up. Floors get vacuumed, things get put away, and dishes get done. On a day appointed in the week, the more serious cleaning happens; bathrooms scrubbed, floors mopped, dusting, and so on. Periodically the other chores that need to happen become obvious, and the longer they go neglected, the more obvious it becomes. But seeing the accumulation of extras build up can be very overwhelming, and often get pushed to the back burner. Well, today we at Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to share some ideas on how you can divvy up the more intense chores throughout the duration of the year to avoid the accumulation and stressful frenzy of getting your home in tip top condition.

Yearly House Cleaning Schedule

For your convenience we have prepared a 12 month project list, but don’t feel compelled to perform the tasks on the months we assigned, as you can change them around to better convenience you. These are just some ideal months to tackle the jobs that need doing.
– January: During this month, on a day you are committed to cleaning the bathroom, afford yourself some extra time to clean out the medicine cabinet, drawers, and cupboards. Toss expired medicines, and either trash or donate some of the things you simply don’t use any more.
– February: Whether you decide to incorporate this job during the course of your weekly cleaning, or want to dedicate a day to solely perform this project, you will want to clean the places that area that is hard to reach; behind the refrigerator, stove, couches, and so on.
– March: Carpets, tile and grout, and hardwood floors should be professionally cleaned and treated accordingly. Deep cleaning and treatments do not just enhance the floors beauty, but it contributes to the overall condition and longevity of the different types of floors.
– April: With spring in the air, pick an ideal day to clean the windows, inside and out as well as the screens. Be sure rain is not in the upcoming forecast and wash the windows, sills, and screens thoroughly. Asses the condition as well and if need be get weather-stripping in place to keep the sills clean and your HVAC efficiency high.
– May: Tackle the pantry and cupboards next. Clean up the spills, throughout expired food, and put food and ingredients that are not adequately packaged in sealable containers to protect them from pests and seal in freshness.
– June: Mattress, duvets, blankets, comforters, spreads, and pillows need to be thoroughly cleaned. If you wish, hire a professional to come in and provide a deep cleaning service on your mattress. Wash all the bedding and linens, including those stored in the closet. For linens and bedding don’t frequently get used, place a dryer sheet or 2 in between the folded articles to help keep them fresh.
– July: This is a good month to dedicating your efforts into your garage and/or basement. Trash the garbage, donate the no longer wanted items or have a yard sale, recycle outdated electronic equipment, and go through it all. Organize and methodically place the bulky things.
– August: Go through all the storage closets, clothing closets, and drawers. Trash the rags, and donate the clothes you and other things you simply don’t use any more.
– September: Wipe down all the walls and ceilings to removes the dust and spot wash any stains. If necessary, touch up any paint where it is needed.
– October: Perfect month to plan for the holidays ahead by getting the freezer, refrigerator, microwave, and ovens cleaned and organized.
– November: Polish silver and other materials throughout your home, wash the china, and dust inside the china cabinet.
– December: Go through the old file cabinet and discard appropriately the documents you no longer need.

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We hope this helps keep your home neat and organized. If you should require any aid in cleaning your home, let the professionals of Nadia’s House Cleaning get it done! Contact us for all your cleaning needs.

Is your master closet in disarray? Do you need help with your children’s closet in order to make room for next year’s clothes? As the year is coming to an end, you may want to think about how to make more room for your new clothes and personal items. Nadias House Cleaning knows it can be a puzzling project to organize and clean out a closet. We will share a few clever tips on how to organize and clean out the smallest or the biggest of closets.

Dispose or Recycle Old, Unwanted Clothes

When it comes time to organize your closets, it is best to make as much room as you can. The best place to begin is with your clothes. Go through your closets and dressers. Any piece of clothing you know you’re just not going to wear again should be discarded. It is a good idea to donate them if they are in good repair. By getting rid of the clothes you no longer need or desire will help create more space and more organization opportunities.

Tips for Cleaning & Organizing Your Closet

– Some people will remove the sliding mirror or door panels off of their closets and replace them with curtains. This helps free up additional space and gives you more ways to open up your closet.
– Hanging up your clothes is a simple way to make more room and a great way to organize your closets. However you don’t want to cram your closet with clothes or you won’t be able to fit anything else inside. Only hang up the clothes that will fit inside comfortably. Long, vertical empty spaces are a great opportunity to put up hooks for belt and coats. Depending on the size of available space, you might find it a good idea to keep your laundry basket nearby for easy cleanup.
– Measure out the remainder of the space inside the closet. Investing in shelving for additional items like books, storage containers, or even a shoe rack will be a great way to store more items in your closets without clutter. If space allows, you can place small pieces of furniture like dressers or book cases inside your closet to create additional storage.
– As you begin organizing your items you would like to store inside your closet, put the same kind of items that have the same shape or functions similarly together. This makes it easier to find when you go looking for it.
– Some may say this is a bit extreme, but hang up clothing by size and color, same for winter wear to summer wear. This step helps you find what you’re looking for faster and it makes your closet look cleaner. However if space is a problem, you can swap out your clothes each season and store the out of season clothing in containers.
– Labeling containers that you keep in the closet help so you don’t have to pull down unnecessary boxes to find what you’re looking for.
– If you are organizing a child’s closet make sure you prepare for future growth. Kids grow out of clothes and toys faster than you might think they do. Make it easy on yourself when it comes to taking out and changing up their old clothes and toys, to make room for their new ones.

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Organizing a closet may seem overwhelming at first, but when you’re done, you will be happy with your results. Try to resist the urge to put unnecessary items that will eventually clutter up your closet back in it again. With time this always happens, but do your best to work against that urge. Nadias House Cleaning wants every home to be cleaned and organized. These are a few tips for organizing your closets. If you need the assistance of a cleaning service, contact us today and we will be there for you.

After the hustle and bustle of holiday season, it comes time to put away the Christmas decorations and get your home organized accordingly. Getting your Christmas themed possessions stored properly can help alleviate a lot of stress and headaches when the season approaches again. Instead of haphazardly tossing your décor into boxes, consider a more methodical approach!

Tips on Storing Christmas Holiday Decorations

Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to offer you some tips and advice on storing your Christmas decorations in a more orderly fashion.
1) Christmas light storage. When you strip off the lights from the tree and around the interior and exterior of your home; it is optimal to avoid the tangled chaos next year. Detangling the lights tops the list when it comes to chores you would rather not deal with. There is some tangle-free storage options you can chose from; tangle resistant light storage cases are convenient, 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 minimize the entanglement.
2) Christmas ornament storage. Storing your ornaments can be accomplished in several ways. Boxes and chests in conjunction with bubble wrap is a good way to store the more fragile ornaments. Print out the contents of the ornaments onto an index card, and tape them to the exterior storage case for easy identifying for years to come.
3) Artificial Christmas tree storage. If you invested in an artificial tree they can easily last you years of pleasure if properly cared for and stored. Artificial trees are heavy, especially if you are single-handily responsible for getting up and storing it after the season. When preparing it for storage, be sure you allowed adequate space. Storage closets or a safe corner in the garage is ideal, just be sure it is in a place where it can’t be abused or crushed during the off season. A promising suggestion would be to store your tree in a convenient rolling case designed specifically for artificial trees. It not only makes transportation simple, but it also offers more durable protection.
4) Christmas villages & collectibles storage. Your villages and collectible Christmas decorations are better off stored in the original boxes, complete with Styrofoam casing. Stack the heaviest on the bottom of the bin and up. If you did not save the original packaging, be sure to bubble wrap the fragile pieces and compact them in your storage bin tightly, with blankets or towels wedged between them to avoid damage when handling.
5) Fabric décor storage. Vacuum storage bags are a great way to store holiday linens such as; tree skirts, table clothes, chair covers and other such holiday décor that are constructed out of fabric. Be sure to wash them and ensure they are thoroughly dried before storing. Whether you use this method or organize them in a bin, place a fabric softener sheet inside to help preserve the freshness.
6) Gift wrapping storage. More often than not, wrapping does not happen merely once a year, keep the wrapping equipment accessible to wrap gifts all year long for other special occasions. A popular option is a hanging organizer or a roll under the bed storage kit where it stays organized, out of the way, and easily reached.
7) Hardware storage. For your extra hooks, zip ties, ornament repair essentials, and other little related goodies, store them in a handy hardware organizer case. They can be found in any home improvement shop and you can select the size most fitting for your collection.
8) Elevated storage in the garage. If you lack the space to store your holiday decorations, you can invest in elevated storage kits that can store your bins out of the way without sacrificing floor or shelf space in your garage.

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If you are looking for assistance in getting your home clean, sanitized, and deodorized following the holiday festivities and getting it ready for the upcoming year, contact Nadia’s House Cleaning and let our experienced professionals get it done quickly and efficiently!

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