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Spring Cleaning Time

It’s Spring time! What does that mean in my world – it means that it is time to tackle the jobs around the house you may have been dreading. If you take small steps, it won’t be too much work at once.

Check out this article over at IllinoisHomepage.net – “Spring Cleaning 2018” By: Jessica Huffman – http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/spring-cleaning-2018/1098239923

Jessica goes over 10 great spring cleaning tips and helps you tackle one task at a time without getting overwhelmed. Good luck, and cheers to a clean home!

 

Home Maintenance Items That You Probably Didn’t Realize You Should Be Doing

Here is a great resource for any home owner. In fact, it should be a resource realtors hand to home buyers at closing! Did you know it’s important to flush your water heater regularly? Or how about the importance of cleaning your home’s refrigerator drip pan? Did you even know your fridge had a drip pan? Check out those and more below…

Head on over to Realtor.com and read their can’t miss article: 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

If you live in the Denver area, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, or Parker – get in touch with us for a free house cleaning estimate. We do move-in, and move-out cleans too!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, get ahead of the game. Check out these really cool and nifty Thanksgiving cooking hacks. My favorite is #4 – bake stuffing in muffin tins! Read the article by BuzzFeed staff Rachel Sanders, 17 Life-Saving Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks here.

Image from acozykitchen.com; Screenshot from Buzzfeed article - https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/life-saving-thanksgiving-cooking-hacks

Image from acozykitchen.com; Screenshot from Buzzfeed article – https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/life-saving-thanksgiving-cooking-hacks

How to Clean Your Refrigerator and Remove the Odors – BE GREEN
If you have a bad smell coming from your refrigerator, chances are something has moved beyond its prime. Take that as your cue to do a little spring cleaning. Spills should always be cleaned right away, but chances are you don’t clean your refrigerator often. You are not the only one! Make it a habit to clean it out at least once every three months to keep the bacteria away, or sooner if there is a bad odor coming from your refrigerator. Continue Reading

Chances are you are making some very common cleaning mistakes. I found an article that had some really great tips on correctly cleaning items which most people are doing all wrong. Here is one great example I have pasted from the article, 6 Things You’re Cleaning Wrong, from Good Housekeeping: Continue Reading

How many times have you wished that your garbage disposal smelled lemony instead like a sewer. Believe it or not it”s literally as simple as throwing lemons at it.

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Are your kitchen cabinets getting a bit drab? Do they need a fresh new look? I came across a video on how to improve your kitchen cabinets. Think you can’t do it yourself (DIY)? Think again! You can! It just takes some elbow grease! I have re-done my own hardwood floors, and kitchen cabinets myself so I can speak from experience. And I’m a woman! Half at it ladies (and guys)!

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We all know even the smallest inconveniences around the house can make our lives more stressful. Things like crayon on the TV – YIKES! Or having trouble folding a fitted sheet. Even losing your bobby pins daily! I came across a blog post that has not one, or two, but 25 really neat ways to make life simpler at home with, often times, things you already have lying around the house! Continue Reading

By Justin L. Cook

No one is really safe from having mold problems, because they can grow inside any house. This does not mean that they should be left untreated because mold represents a major problem for a variety of reasons. You should see to it that you take action in order to clear them out. Continue Reading

Carpet stains rеаllу аrе оnе оf the lіfе’ѕ little mysteries, арреаrіng suddenly wіthоut аnу арраrеnt саuѕе іt wоuld seem. While you’ll probably never find out who the culprit іѕ, уоu can mаxіmіzе уоur сhаnсеѕ оf rеvеrѕіng the dаmаgе providing уоu асt quickly. Quісk, іf not іmmеdіаtе, аn асtіоn is the ѕіnglе mоѕt іmроrtаnt factor fоr bеіng аblе tо remove саrреt stains. While covering them with a rug or ѕоfа mау help уоu not to ѕее іt, thіѕ wіll ѕіmрlу mаkе mаttеrѕ a lоt worse. Remember, thе longer you leave іt, thе mоrе difficult it wіll become tо rеmоvе саrреt stains.

Kееріng уоur hоmе carpet сlеаn can be a сhаllеngе for аnуоnе. There аrе dоzеnѕ of products on thе mаrkеt that promise to сlеаn and dеоdоrіzе уоur саrреt for a рrісе. But thеrе are mаnу соmmоn hоuѕеhоld іtеmѕ you саn uѕе to achieve the ѕаmе level оf сlеаnlіnеѕѕ аѕ expensive соmmеrсіаl рrоduсtѕ.

Photo Credit Stephani Spitzer

 

Pоwdеrеd lаundrу dеtеrgеnt саn be used for more thаn juѕt getting уоur clothes сlеаn. Dіlutе it with some wаtеr аnd pour it into a ѕрrау bоttlе. Thіѕ solution саn bе sprayed dіrесtlу оntо most stains аnd lеft tо ѕіt fоr a mоmеnt аnd then blоttеd untіl the stain іѕ rеmоvеd. Dоn’t scrub аt the ѕtаіn whеn using thіѕ or аnу other mеthоd as the scrubbing can асtuаllу fоrсе thе stain dеереr іntо the саrреt fibers making the ѕtаіn mоrе stubborn аnd harder to remove.

Whеn уоu аrе dеаlіng wіth stains frоm bеvеrаgеѕ such as соffее, tea аnd еvеn rеd wine, сlub soda соmеѕ tо thе rеѕсuе. Pour іt dіrесtlу оntо thе ѕtаіn аnd watch аѕ thе ѕоdа bubblеѕ аnd lіftѕ thе ѕtаіnѕ. Blot wіth a сlеаn tоwеl аnd rереаt іf nесеѕѕаrу. If thе stain іѕ from urіnе mіx vіnеgаr аnd wаtеr аnd spray directly onto thе аrеа. Agаіn, blоt аnd rереаt as needed. The vinegar works nоt оnlу to rеmоvе the stain but also tо rеmоvе the оdоr.

I love feedback, and learning new ideas of doing things. If you have come across another method to treat carpet stains, please let me know in the comments section!

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Photo Credit: (c) Stephani Spitzer

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