Here is a list of creative cleaning tips for various items in your home from a cleaning products and advice site in Britain. It includes such tasks as cleaning your blender (a very quick and easy approach), your dishwasher, burnt pans, and a number of others. Enjoy! https://www.thecleaningcollective.co.uk/news/cleaning-tips/20-cleaning-tips-to-make-your-home-sparkle
Here are some routine habits you can adopt to keep your kitchen reasonably clean for much longer:
1. Change your sponges weekly--or better yet, disinfect them with hydrogen pyroxide.https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/cleaning-decluttering/uses-for-hydrogen-peroxide/
2. Wipe off your countertops, bread board, and stovetop after preparing each meal.
3. Spot wipe the fronts of cabinets once a week.
4. Don't let spills go in the fridge. Get them up right away!
Controlling the amount of dirt that is tracked in from the outside can help you maintain hour home's cleanliness. A very simple thing that helps with this is to have a shoe rack and slippers by the front and back doors and have family members slip into them when they come home. This is a good idea particularly in the age of Covid.
Here's a very useful and creative cleaning tip. White bread can be used to clean rough materials like brick of dust and lint. That's better than a paper towel which can leave paper or wet dust when you use it. Also use moist bread to pick up bits of glass when you break something!
Shower curtains can be cleaned in the washer using detergent, baking soda, and vinegar. Put the shower curtain in the washer with a couple large towels. Add 1/2 a cup of laundry detergent and 1/2 a cup of baking soda. During the first rinse cycle add a cup of white vinegar.
Here is a site with this and other recipes for cleaning your dirty shower curtain: https://www.rd.com/home/how-to-wash-shower-curtains/
Here is an informative short video put out by the MN State Health Department on the proper use and care of face masks. Cloth face masks should have two layers of tightly woven fabric made of 100% cotton. Don't touch your mask when you're wearing it or after. Take it off using the loops. If you do touch it, wash your hands. After wearing a mask throw it in the wash. More tidbits at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w2-p4MsAqU .
Be sure to:
1. Wipe the table and place mat after each meal.
2. Have a broom and dustpan handy in your kitchen to sweep up after you eat.
3. If you tend to throw misc. papers and mail on the table, get a small decorative box to put them in.
Everyone has had that annoying experience of watching an engrossing movie and suddenly having the screen image fracture or shimmy or get stuck. What to do. There are disk cleaners available but all you need is clean water mixed with a little dish detergent, and clean cloth (lint free is best) to apply it and then dry it and you'll be back in business most of the time!
House cleaning should be permitted again very soon. And I have openings! I'm a great cleaner, I do it all myself, and now, I'm trained in routines for effective home disinfection. Shoot me an email, text, or give a call if you'd like to discuss how I can meet your cleaning needs!
While cleaning homes has not been considered an essential service in this most recent round of the shelter-in-place order, cleaning houses and apartment units that have been vacated due a move has been. This makes sense. So, if you are in need of a clean out while the order continues, I'd be glad to assist. Shoot me an email, text, or give a call!