House Cleaning Rate Types

img-article-setting-cleaning-ratesCheck out this guide from Care.com on figuring out a cleaning rate and what to charge for house cleaning.

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This is an interesting and informative article on house cleaning rates. House cleaning seekers and providers want to come to an agreement, so what better way is there than to know your options? Lupe’s House Cleaning charges flat rates for complete jobs.

Ways to Keep your House Clean

Hate cleaning Here are seven ways to keep your house clean and tidy2Hate cleaning? Here are seven ways to keep your house clean and tidy

House cleaning can be a challenge, especially if you are also working full time and don’t have a cleaner to assist you. If you hate cleaning and house chores drive you up the wall, then our tips will allow you to accomplish this task with ease.

  • Learn to multi-task

Multi-tasking can make domestic cleaning much simpler than it sounds. Tasks like sorting letters and filing paper can be easily done alongside other tasks or even during your leisure activities like watching television or listening to music. Use your time wisely and don’t let the papers pile up. Sort out the letters as you walk into your house from work, if you don’t need it just thrash it in the bin, if you need only the letter then bin the envelope.

  • Remind yourself

Remember that a clean house brings better productivity, improved wellbeing, keeps the family happy, creates a comfortable environment for your kids to study in and the best part is that you can walk into a warm and welcoming house after a tired day at work. Constantly remind yourself of the benefits of spending some time tidying the house regularly.

  • Seek help from professional cleanersHate cleaning Here are seven ways to keep your house clean and tidy

If work leaves you no time to keep the house clean, then it is best get help from cleaning services near to you. Depending on your needs these domestic cleaning agencies will not only get your house vacuumed but will also get your kitchen and bathroom looking spotlessly clean. You can also get carpet cleaners to get your carpets professionally cleaned every few months.

  • Reward yourself

If you are not considering getting the services of a cleaning company, then try rewarding yourself for the time you invest in home cleaning. Reward yourself for completing the house chores with your favourite scoop of ice-cream or sink into the couch and watch a movie.

  • Get your family to help you

There is no reason for you to overload yourself with the house chores. Get your family to help you out and ensure that they are doing fair deal of cleaning themselves. Ask your kids to wash up their dishes when they finish eating, wipe the table clean after dinner and put their clothes in the machine for wash. Teach your kids to keep their room orderly, you could even set a schedule for different tasks you assign to each family member. Create a rota system where every week a different person is responsible for hovering the house, dusting the tables and cleaning the dishes.

  • Set up a timetable

Create a cleaning time-table for you and your family to follow. Paste this on the kitchen door or where everyone can easily view it. Mondays could be the day to hover while Tuesdays is for cleaning the bathroom and so on.

  • Buy new goods

If the curtains are too old and dirty, try replacing it with a new one. Sometimes, buying a new lampstand, curtain or cushion covers can give the house a refurbished look. What’s more the new happy environment in the house can possibly create a positive attitude towards cleaning the house.

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Tips on cleaning upholstery

Cleaning upholstery the easy way2Cleaning upholstery the easy way

Does your soiled sofa make you think twice before you invite friends home for dinner? Sure, dirty furnishings can make your house look unappealing but there are ways to transform your upholstery, making it look as good as new. To maintain the look and feel of your carpet it is important to avail the services of professional cleaners to make your furnishings look spotless.

It is important to keep your furniture clean so as to prevent any pollutants, allergens  or bacteria from making an abode there. Here is our guide to how you can clean your furniture fabric by following a few easy to do steps.

  • Wash the fabric

If your furniture cover is removable then simply check the care label and give them a good rinse in the washing machine. For delicate materials you can even consider hand washing. If you are hand washing the fabric, then keep them drenched in a bucket of soapy water for about 30 minutes before you rinse it clean. Make sure that you use only good quality detergents so that the quality of the fabric is retained.

  • Spot clean

It is best to clean the upholstery instantly when it is stained than wait for hour or days. If you have just spilled some coffee on the sofa, the immediately use some water and detergent to wipe it clean. Sprinkle some water and detergent on the stained part, you can even use hand wash liquid for light fabrics. When using detergent always remember to dilute it sufficiently. Do not soak your fabric with water; use a very small amount of water. Use a dry and clean cloth, preferably a microfiber cloth to drench the extra water.  Allow your furniture to dry naturally.

  • Drying the fabric

It is best to allow the fabric to dry naturally. However if you are in a hurry then it is best to use a hair dryer to quickly dry the sofa. Open up the windows to allow the wind and breeze to dry the material. Avoid hanging the fabric directly under the sun rays as it may change the colour of the material.

  • Wipe clean

For a quick solution you can also use baby wipes or any other similar wet wipes. They take off the stains instantly without soaking the fabric. Be careful not to scrub too much or you will loosen the threads of the fabric.

  • Vacuum regularly

Most hovers have small attachments that can be used to vacuum your sofa fabric. Regular sofa cleaning can help increase the life of the fabric and overall condition of the material. Using a hover will help prevent dust from collecting on your sofa and also get rid of any bacteria or other allergens. Ensure that you use the right attachment while vacuuming; a soft brush attachment would be perfect.

If you don’t wish to take the hassle of cleaning the upholstery yourself, then you can use the service of cleaning contractors. It is recommended that you professionally clean your upholstery at least twice a year. These sofa cleaners use professional equipment and cleaning materials to reinstate your furniture to its original condition. So, whether you decide to clean up the fabric yourself or get it done by cleaners, either ways getting it cleaned regularly will help to prolong the life of the fabric and  save you the cost of buying a new one.

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Cleaning upholstery the easy way

Maid Service Costs | Average Price to Hire a Maid Service

I came across this article on Home Advisor and I was curious about cleaning costs, but does it seem pretty accurate to you? In any case, it is just some information that can be helpful in many projects or services that you may have.

Maid Service Costs | Average Price to Hire a Maid Service.

House Cleaning Extras!

Special Cleaning or Extras: Are things that we normally don’t clean, but will if requested, such as, floor-level windows, pet paraphernalia, outside patios,  or more than 1 bed linen changes. Additionally, things we may clean are the inside of cupboards and drawers, closets, refrigerators, pantries, ovens, and fireplaces. We also do special requests when possible.

Move-Ins or Outs Cleaning Services in San Antonio,Tx

Move In/Out Cleaning:

  • What we Wipe, Polish and Dust
    • Window sills
    • Non-upholstered furniture
    • Staircases
    • Interior doors
    • Light switches
    • Exterior of major appliances and cabinets
    • Small kitchen appliances
  • How we Clean Floors/ Stairs/ Carpet
    • Vacuum
    • Sweep
    • Mopping
    • Scrubbing
      • Note: When possible, we will move light furniture and refrigerators to do a thorough cleaning.
  • What we Disinfect and Scrub
    • Inside microwaves
    • Bathtubs
    • Faucets
    • Showers
    • Shower doors
    • Sinks
    • Toilets
  • Other Stuff we do
    • Trash emptying
    • Mirror cleaning
    • Vents
    • Clean Inside of:
      • cupboards and drawers
      • Closets
      • Refrigerators
      • Pantries
      • Ovens
      • Fireplaces

First-Time or Deep House Cleaning by Lupe’s House Cleaning

Deep House Cleaning

  • What we Wipe, Polish and Dust
    • Baseboards
    • Wall hangings
    • Window sills
    • Ceiling fans
    • Window blinds
    • Non-upholstered furniture
    • Staircases
    • Interior doors
    • Light switches
    • Exterior of major appliances and cabinets
    • Small kitchen appliances
    • Knick Knacks
  • What we do with Floors/ Stairs/ Carpet
    • Vacuum
    • Sweep
    • Mop
    • Scrubbing
      • Note: When possible, we will move light furniture and refrigerators.
  • What we Disinfect and Scrub
    • Inside microwaves
    • Bathtubs
    • Faucets
    • Showers
    • Shower doors
    • Sinks
    • Toilets
  • Other Stuff we do
    • Change bed linen (x1)

Our Regular House Cleaning Services

Regular Cleaning 

  • Frequency
    • Weekly
    • Every two weeks
    • Every three weeks
  • What we Wipe, Polish and Dust
    • Wall hangings
    • Window sills
    • Trash emptying
    • Dish washing (breakfast dishes)
    • Mirror cleaning
    • Non-upholstered furniture
    • Staircases
    • Light switches
    • Exterior of major appliances and cabinets
    • Small kitchen appliances
    • Knick Knacks
  • What we do with Floors/ Stairs/ Carpet
    • Vacuum
    • Sweep
    • Mop
      • Note: When possible, we will move light furniture, and refrigerators.
  • What we Disinfect and Scrub
    • Inside microwaves
    • Bathtubs
    • Faucets
    • Showers
    • Shower doors
    • Sinks
    • Toilets
  • Other Stuff we do
    • Change bed linen (x1)