It’s easy to remember to clean the toilets, floors and countertops because you see them every day but as you go in to your spring cleaning don’t forget these little things that could use a good wipe down too.
When you clean out the vacuum does that make you a vacuum cleaner? Run your vacuum filter by itself through the dishwasher to get the dust off that you don’t even think about.
Maybe you remember to wipe down the outside because that’s what you see, but the inside needs some love too. Spray it down with your favorite natural cleaner to say goodbye to bacteria that may have made the trash can its home.
Cleaning this could really make a difference in the amount of dust that goes into the air of your home. Do this a couple times a year and you’ll be set, we’ve found some great instructions for you here.
Think about it, you’re touching these every day! We’d actually recommend cleaning your doorknobs once a week, there’s no telling what’s living on that surface.
What are some other things in your home that are easily overlooked when it comes to cleaning? Let us know in the comments and please feel free to share any tips and tricks you may have!
March is here and although the official start date for Spring isn’t until the 20th it’s time to get your home ready for the new season. You’ve spent a lot of time inside over the past couple of cold months and now we have to dust away the dirt and grim that winter left behind. If ever there is a time to splurge on a cleaning, Spring is it! It’s important to get the house fresh and clean to preserve your home and your health.
The average person spends about 87% of their day indoors. Think about that. You’re breathing in dust in the air, touching surfaces constantly rather you’re working or relaxing and the germs need to go! While you could spend hours and hours (the average person takes about 4 hours to completely prep their home for spring) cleaning, there’s an alternative that’s certainly going to leave your home sparkling fresh without you ever even having to lift a finger.
Hiring a maid service to do your spring cleaning could be one of the best decisions you make. Not only are you saving valuable time but you’re also bringing in a professional to do a job that they have been trained to do. Most maid services should have an intense cleaning system (if you’re not sure about the company you’ve hired ask for a checklist of what they’ll do) in place that way they don’t miss a thing. It’s easy to forget the little things that you’re not used to typically cleaning i.e. inside of microwaves, trash bins, etc. but with a cleaning service, techs should be accustomed to cleaning these sort of things, making it a part of their routine.
Professional cleaning techs also have the tools to do the job right. Scrapers, whisk brooms and tile brushes probably aren’t typical things you have under the sink. With all these tools in their cleaning caddy heavy build up is no match. After all those winter months there’s probably a good amount of gunk that has collected in the corners and cracks of your homes.
Save yourself the stress of Spring Cleaning and look into finding a cleaning service like, Maid to Shine, who can do the job right. So go off and enjoy your day, then come home to a crystal clean house this Spring.
Colorado, home to so many things and the perfect place to do some incredible sledding. Our team headed to Fraser Tubing Hill to barrel down a snow covered hill over and over again. Check out our weekend and if you’d like to join in on the fun apply to be on our team, http://bit.ly/JoinTheMSTeam.
February 2018 Team Event- Fraser Tubing Hill - YouTube
February 14th a day of love, laughter and gifts! It can be tough trying to figure out that perfect present for the special someone in your life. In a survey the majority of women said they’d want a vacation for Valentine’s Day. So forget the chocolates and flowers because we’ve got a pretty unique gift for your sweetheart this year.
Maybe a vacation is a little hard to gift, you have to figure out flights and scheduling, which tends to really add up. Time to get creative! Give your loved one a vacation from cleaning! Let them spend their day doing something they love instead of scrubbing away at dirty toilets. Not so romantic, right? A gift card to the best cleaning service in Colorado Springs is thoughtful and unique just like your Valentine! Get the perfect Valentine’s Day gift here.
If you’re paying for a cleaning we think it’s important that you’re able to customize it to exactly what you want. So maybe that pile of dirty laundry has been haunting you all week, toss it on to your next clean. If your cleaning service doesn’t offer something, like doing the dishes, you should always ask there’s a good chance the service is available just not well advertised. Here at Maid to Shine we offer plenty of extra services that can be put onto any cleaning for a small extra charge.
Sometimes the worst part about cleaning is gathering all the supplies. By the time you find everything you need you’ve lost your motivation. Then there’s the process of lugging your materials from room to room. Here’s a solution: create a cleaning caddy! That way you’re ready to go, there won’t be time to make excuses. Here’s what you’ll need…
This is the foundation, look for something solid that will be able to hold everything without snapping under the pressure. We recommend something plastic like this because it’s easy to clean when things start to spill and splash.
A good sponge is essential, but don’t just go with the first one you see. You want a durable one that will be able to stand a couple of good cleans. We recommend a dobie pad. They’re wrapped in a plastic so they’re safe to use on countertops without worrying about scratching, but rough enough get the stuck on grim.
Baking Soda is a god send! You can use this on showers, sinks and toilets. We recommend getting some sort of container to put it in though, you don’t want your box getting all soggy and wet from neighboring rags or sponges.
You might want to actually have a few of these tucked into your caddy. Great for wiping down counters and soaking up backsplash from sink or shower cleaning.
Any ole’ toilet brush will do. We’ve found that a good way to store your brush is in a plastic cup. That way it can sit upright, won’t drip in your caddy and you’ll have an extra cup to rinse out sinks and showers.
All Natural Cleaning Products
This is kind of up to you on what exactly you think is necessary to get a thorough clean. We like to stick with a disinfectant and grease fighter amongst other things. Be selective when choosing your products, remember there’s not a ton of room in your caddy, and keep in mind some products have multiple uses.
Grab yourself an old toothbrush and toss it in. This little tool will come in handy when you need to get into those tiny nooks and crannies around the house.
Those are the basics for a good cleaning caddy. Of course feel free to add whatever you think you need to get the cleaning you want. If putting a cleaning caddy together doesn’t sound like the best way for an easier quicker clean consider hiring a professional instead.
Keeping your New’s Resolution can be tough. Life gets in the way and it’s easy to slip back into old habits. We want to see you succeed though and so we’ve put together a simple list of ways that will make you stick to those 2018 goals!
Keep Your Resolutions Realistic
Make sure your plan for the new year is achievable and don’t feel bad if you have to take a step back and revaluate. You don’t want to get discouraged and quiet completely.
Set Short Term Goals
If you’re wanting to exercise more in the new year, tell yourself that you’ll go to the gym twice a week. Maybe eating healthier is on your to do list, so learn one new recipe a month. This is a way to iron out the details that will go into keeping those resolutions.
Be Held Accountable
Let someone in on your goals for the new year that way when you start to slip someone will be there to push you back on the bandwagon. Be clear with them though that you want them to help motivate you, not guilt you when you take an extra bite of dessert or skip leg day every now and then.
It’s fun to make new year’s resolutions but it’s hard to keep them if you don’t have the time. Don’t give yourself excuses. Instead of spending countless hours keeping the house clean hire a maid service and use that time to jog around the neighborhood or cuddle up with the kids. Give yourself the freedom to fulfill your goals.
How will you keep your New Year’s resolutions, let us know in the comments!
We know, the title might make you scratch your head, but it’s true you can enjoy cleaning! We have a whole team of amazing people who are passionate about cleaning, and maybe right now it’s not your forte, but by the end of this post it could be.
Think of cleaning as working out. All that scrubbing can really tone those forearms! Try doing some lunges while you vacuum and don’t be afraid do a couple of curls when you’re carrying out the trash bags.
Give yourself a prize for a job well done. If you get the whole house cleaned in 3 hours buy those new shoes you’ve been eyeing for months or dip into the last bit of ice cream.
The great thing about cleaning is that it’s a pretty mindless action. Use this time to reflect and think about the things that are important to you. Just let your mind wander.
Don’t Burn Yourself Out
If you clean throughout the week then you won’t have to devote hours and hours on one day to take care of the mess. Set aside 15 minutes of clean time every night to pick up around the house and wipe down surfaces, make it a part of your bed time routine.
There’s just something about music that makes time go faster! Use the duster as a microphone then run it over a shelf here and there.
The most fun way to clean though may be not cleaning at all! Instead, leave it to professionals and focus on the things that you actually enjoy.
2018 is just days away and with a new year comes new challenges, new goals and New Year’s resolutions! So, what will be your New Year’s resolution? While getting more exercise is great and eating healthy is important those goals are hard to achieve when you don’t have time to work on them. How about making a resolution to have more free time in 2018!
Make time for the things that matter to you; make time for the things you love and the people you love. Think about the things you have to do that tend to be time suckers and pass them off to someone else. Cleaning can take hours and hours to do, plus it can be a strain on your body, so instead of scrubbing on your hands and knees hire someone who’s been professionally trained to take care of the mess. Maid to Shine wants everyone to live lives that make them happy and we understand for a lot of people the act of cleaning doesn’t necessarily bring joy, sure the end product might, but the process is literally chore. We want to make 2018 your best year yet, so while we sweep, scrub, vacuum, mop and wipe down you can go to the gym, or work with your kid on their science fair project, or make a healthy dinner for your family to enjoy around the table.
You only have one life, spend your time doing the things that will make you happy. Build memories with your family, make your friends laugh so hard they can’t talk, breath in the fresh Colorado air and just enjoy yourself in 2018. We’ll handle the dirty work, while you do the things that’ll make this year your best one yet.