Archives: February 2019

When it comes to the cleaning of your home, most people have a tendency to follow a routine. Daily cleaning is more or less a quick clean up, weekly cleaning tends to be more in depth cleaning of the bases, and depending on your diligence, every 3,6, or 12 months an overall deep cleaning commences. But there are often places forgotten that should be cleaned more regularly. With that in mind, we at Nadia’s House Cleaning would like to note the more commonly neglected chores and relate some advice on these specific areas of your home.

Forgotten House Chores

1) Handles, Knobs, Switches and Baseboards. For a brief moment stop and contemplate the volume of germs that are transferred from hands to surfaces such as the light switches, door knobs, and handles found around your home; that alone will give you pause and reach for the sanitizer. Unfortunately, these frequently fondled surfaces are often overlooked; along with the baseboards that generally collect large quantities of dust. Reach for your favorite disinfectant, squirt a generous amount on a clean cloth and do a thorough wipe down. To control the dust on the baseboards use a duster daily and for a deeper clean periodically grab the vacuum with the brush attachment and get a more thorough cleaning.
2) Bathroom Decor. This especially applies to people who are into to the extras like the baskets of bath essentials, the cutesy jars of cotton balls and q-tips, and other such bathroom décor that is left on countertops and walls. When you tend to the bathroom, don’t forget to wipe down all the extras along with the light fixtures and ceiling fans. The fluffy decorative towels that are only for looks and not practical use need to be washed every week or 2. Bacteria and foreign particles of debris will easily settle onto the surface area, and quite often get unnoticed, and unclean.
3) Washing Machine and Dishwasher. The washing machine is susceptible to bacteria, mildew and even mold. Cycle after cycle, the gross goo can build up and leave your clothes smelling pungent and unpleasant. Every so often, clean your washer and drier, monthly is ideal. To clean them, switch it on to the hottest setting of water run a cycle with equal parts of white vinegar and baking soda with an empty load. Dishwashers will get clogged over time with small particle of food debris, among other foreign matter and accumulate soap buildup, even your dishwasher needs cleaning from time to time. Start by cleaning the filter, you will be surprised of the nauseating collection of filth in the filter. If you are unsure where it is located, consult with your manual. Run a cycle using baking soda bombs or something similar without a load.
4) Kitchen and Bathroom Trash Cans. The trash cans are a haven, even with a liner, for bacteria and odors. Take the trashcans outside for a good hose down, if necessary use a spare toilet brush (that isn’t actually used in the toilet) to scrub it down with your favorite disinfectant, and rinse. If odors tend to be an issue, place fabric softener sheet or a car freshener at the bottom of the basket, and put the liner on top to collect the refuse.
5) Curtains and Upholstery. When cleaning curtains and upholstery, check the labels for proper cleaning, if you are uncertain, enlist the help of a professional. Curtains and upholster collect dust, pollen and any animal pet dander or fur can make them appear dingy and dull over time, vacuum the dust away at the least, and hire a pro to get them a detailed cleaning.

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When you know you have a guest that is coming over to your house for a visit whether it is short or long term, most people take time to clean the house. You want to make sure that when your guests arrive you don’t look like a big mess. Many people will straighten up the house and wipe down some of the surfaces. This is a great start but you might be skipping some of things that most guests actually see. Most guests are grossed out by some very specific things when they show up for a visit or to stay with family and friends. If you want them to have a good stay and feel comfortable so they want to come back it is important to know what those things are so that you can take care of them. When you clean them you can help keep your friends and family happy.

Nadia’s House Cleaning Lists What Messes Guests Notice Most About Your Home

Clean Food Marks & Grease Stains: When you have guests that come over to your home to stay or visit they are sure to hang around your kitchen. This is a space that everyone spends time and when there are certain types of messes in the kitchen they can stand out to a guest. There can be spots from food that has spattered on the walls and other surfaces. These can be overlooked by you and your family but there are guests that are sure to notice them. This can make them think that the space is messy even if the counters are wiped down and the dishes are put away. Other things that your guest will see is when there are grease spots around the kitchen as well. You want to make sure that you have a clean stove, rugs and rags that are hanging in the space.
Disinfect Dirty Door Knobs & Switches: Your guests will be opening and closing doors in your house maybe more than you and your own family. Guests will want some privacy and doors that otherwise would be left open will be closed. The door handles can become dirty and grimy over some time and that is why you want to make sure that you keep them washed. The knobs can also hold onto germs that could be making your guests sick. You also want to keep an eye on the switches where you turn on lights. These need to be cleaned before your guests arrive as well.
Get Rid of Pet Odor & Hair: Everyone loves their pet and want to have them around. You likely get used to any odors that they bring in the house as a normal smell. They also tend to leave hair on surfaces that you and your guests will be using. This can be gross to some people that do not have pets of are not used to this type of mess around a house. You need to make sure you have the home deep cleaned and the air filters changed out.
Sanitize Toilet & Bathroom Messes: Your bathroom mess may be acceptable to you but your guests want a nice clean space to clean up after a long day. The bathroom is a huge place that needs some major attention before you have guests arrive. It is worth the time and effort to give your guests a nice comfortable place to use while they are there to visit.

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