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Modern life is defined by convenience, and what could be more convenient for people. There’s no reason to put in the work manually cleaning dishes after each and every meal. A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishes and eating utensils. Dishwashers can be found in restaurants and private homes. The mix of water and detergent is circulated by a pump. Water is pumped to one or more rotating spray arms, which blast the dishes with the cleaning mixture. Once the wash is finished, the water is drained, more hot water is pumped in and a rinse cycle begins. After the rinse cycle finishes and the water is drained, the dishes are dried using one of different drying methods. Continue Reading

There is a hope for even the dirtiest, most outrageous messes that somehow find their way into our homes. Whether you’re frying up a pan of bacon or cooking veggies in olive oil, grease splatter abounds. It multiplies in tiny little droplets and clings to the top of your stove, cabinets, back splash and any other areas close by. It’s often difficult to remove, especially if you aren’t able to clean it right away, so I we’ve compiled a simple few steps on how to clean up the mess with basic items you already have in your kitchen. Continue Reading

kidroomIf you have little kids, you know how they love to make a mess – but hate to pick it all up! I have 4 grandkids and being that I clean houses professionally, I’m especially aware how quick a room can turn into a war-zone after the kids step foot in it for just 1 or 2 minutes! Is this your ideal playroom? Continue Reading

Baking soda is a staple in my house. Whether I keep a box in my refrigerator, or keep it around for house cleaning, it gets used daily! So what is baking soda – exactly? Baking soda is known as ​​sodium bicarbonate in the scientific world. To everyone else, it is basically a chemical salt. Baking soda can be used for both cooking and cleaning. Since I’m a professional house cleaner, my knowledge of baking soda specializes in the house cleaning aspects of baking soda and I want to share some uses for cleaning around your house with just baking soda. Continue Reading

Even though your closet hides behind doors (well hopefully – unless your clothes are constantly popping out!) your closet needs the same attention you give to your room during its weekly cleaning. Your closet can help add to a stress-free room if it is organized. Don’t worry – this will be a fun project! I cam across this great video on organizing your closet, including your clothes, belts, shoes, hangars & containers. Take a look and tell me what you think! Continue Reading

How to Remove Permanent Marker from Wood

Last week my grandchild was coloring on a sheet of paper on the dinner table. However he wasn’t using a crayon. Or a pencil. No. He was using a PERMANENT MARKER that had seeped through the paper. My wood table was covered in marker! I tried water, 409, Awesome, everything I could think of. Nothing worked. What didn’t I think of — toothpaste! Yup. I googled it after trying numerous cleaning items I had under my sink.

I came across this website: https://spotremoval.coit.com/how-to-remove-marker-from-wood-floors

What a life saver! I took an old rag, dipped it in warm water, and with my finger just applied toothpaste to all the markings. I applied a little elbow grease as I rubbed each of the markings away!

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!

 

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