Ways to Keep your House Clean

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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.

Read more cleaning tips on: expert cleaning services in Battersea

Carpet Cleaning

Most Common Carpet Cleaning IssuesMost Common Carpet Cleaning Issues

The carpeting in your home is an important addition to the interior of any rooms. Apart from looks, carpet offer a sense of warmth and just feel a lot comfortable having a beautiful and soft piece to lay your feet on. Carpets, however, need to be cleaned regularly in order to maintain their good looks and not just be a breeding ground for dust and germs.

Some think that carpet cleaning is an easy task, but it can actually be time and effort-consuming. It requires the right tools for the job, and also a good knowledge of the carpet and what methods exactly to turn to in order to keep it in shape.

Carpet cleaning is one task you will have to perform at least once a week to make sure that no dust and dirt accumulates within the carpet. In high traffic areas there is usually a need of an even more regular service. If you are too busy and unable to provide this, you can consider hiring professional carpet cleaning service. Carpet cleaners have expert gear that can easily take care of cleaning in your carpet. They will use methods and techniques, which are efficient and will not harm the carpet in any way, regardless of how delicate it is.

If you want to perform this task on your own, you need to arm yourself with a vacuum cleaner. Vacuuming every week should be more than enough to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating on your carpet. Areas that see more traffic, however, should be paid more regular attention. Vacuum slowly and go over the carpet area several times to ensure proper cleaning and deal with the deeply ingrained particles in the carpet.

Spills and various stains can be a little trickier to handle, as they occur accidentally most often, but can have long lasting negative effects on your carpet. For this reason, the sooner after the accident you treat the area, the better. Such issues will normally disappear easier when you act till they are still fresh. You can use a wide number of carpet cleaning solutions, but in order to pick the most effective one you should do some research on what works with your carpet. Some methods for cleaning hold possible side-effects, such as discoloration, and for this reason you should test the product first before using it.

If the carpet in your home is in dire condition, such as it puffs a cloud of dust when you run across a certain section of it, then you need to consider a deep carpet cleaning service. This requires a shampooer to agitate the carpet with and rinsing it afterwards with an extractor. Just as with treating your carpet with a cleaning solution for stains, you need to make sure that you test that the product you are using will not harm the carpet.

These cleaning techniques can usually be used for any kind of carpeting that you have in your home. But to make sure that the carpet receives the best treatment, you should do a proper research and tests first. Read more helpful tips on this website

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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.

Our House Cleaning Process

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I imagine every house cleaning company has their way of doing things, which is great for customers who prefer a certain method. Here, I just want to provide an outline on how we do it. It all starts off with an initial conversation with customers who are looking to have their homes cleaned, either over the phone or through email. What follows is what I am looking to learn from customers:

  • The size of the home: More often than not, customers do not know the size of their homes in terms of square footage, so I usually ask how many bathrooms, bedrooms, floors (stories), and living areas the home has.
  • The type of cleaning: In house cleaning there are different levels of intensity in cleaning, where it may vary on how much cleaning is necessary.
    • Regular cleaning is the least intense, which is performed three times a week to every other week or if the customer regularly upkeeps house cleaning chores and only needs occasional help. It consists of basic house cleaning that does require tasks such as window blinds or ceiling fans.
    • Deep cleaning is the most intense, which is usually performed for first-time cleaning or after a month long interval. This type includes window blinds, ceiling fans, baseboards, and more, in addition to basic house cleaning.
    • Move-ins or Move-outs are for residents who are in the process of moving in or have already moved out of the home. This type of service is similar to deep cleaning, but it may include the cleaning of walls, carpet stains, paint dust, and so forth.
  • Customer’s preferences: Often, customers only want certain areas of their homes cleaned, for instance, only one bedroom or just the bottom floor. Other preferences could be to water the plants or feed the dog, to mention a couple.
  • Frequency and scheduling: Customers have different needs and preferences on how often they would like house cleaning services for their home. Services usually range from three times a week to once a month, or just for a single time.
  • Cost or estimate: Cost is based on a holistic approach of services, rather than by the hour or piecework; I believe it is the most honest approach to setting prices.

The following outline describes our approach to clean a home:

  • Usually, all of us will start cleaning the master bathroom.
  • Once we are near finishing, one of us stays to sweep and mop; while the other two proceed to clean the master bedroom.
  • As a general rule, we almost always start cleaning from the furthest part of the home and the ceiling fans and window sills downward.
  • We approach every room in the same manner we approach the home; from the contents of the furthest wall, then finishing toward the entrance. For example, we will start by dusting picture frames hanging on walls, and then the knick-knacks on tables, and then the floor.
  • In every room (including the kitchen, hallways, and staircases) we dust/clean before we sweep, mop or vacuum.

I think I covered everything that may be of curiosity to customers, but if you think information about a particular process should be included here, please leave a comment.

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)