Holiday Cleaning Tips I
Can you believe it? The holidays are almost here!? So, before the in-laws come over for dinner, or distant family members decide to show up, or just for our own satisfaction and health it’s a good idea to get your home SPARKLING CLEAN.
Hiring Great Touch Cleaning, Inc. for the job is always a good idea, and washing windows or shampooing carpets are also tasks better left to the professionals. Nevertheless, we decided to put together a list of detailing ideas that you may choose to do as DIY or Holiday Family Projects.
In the projects, we avoid harsh chemicals included in many manufactured cleaning products and encourage home remedies. We also promote recycling. And since the virus threats are still valid we also encourage frequent sanitizing.
Cleaning Tips for Bathroom and Kitchen
- Shiny Faucets. To remove all water buildup, soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap around the faucets. Let it sit, then clean with a sponge and water.
- Untarnished Sinks. Dip a lemon in salt and use it to get rid of lingering rust stains in your sink and sink area.
- Smooth Shower Door Tracks. With the shower door tracks residue rely on the grime-fighting power of baking soda and vinegar. Mix it to a loose paste (careful, it may fizzle) spread it over the tracks and let it sit, then scrub with an old toothbrush and rinse with water.
- White Bathtub Caulking. Bleach can help with the mold around your tub. Remember: it should be used with manufacturers precaution. For the older, iron tubs and if the bleach is too harsh for you use OxiClean.
- Fresh Towels. Wash all your towels in a bleach cycle. This extra run will brighten the colors and add to your sanitizing routines.
- Spotless Washing Machine. Fill it with hot water and 1 quart of chlorine bleach and let it sit for one hour. Then allow it to run through its longest wash and spin cycle. Do it one more time, this time using vinegar instead of the bleach. Before running the cycle wipe-of edges and corners with the vinegar water. After you run cycle again your washing machine should clean as new. And sanitized!
- Pristine Microwave. Microwave a bowl of lemons and water to make all the gunk inside your microwave come out in one easy swipe.
- Clean Gas Stove Burners. Let them sit in a bag of ammonia overnight. It smells, so keep them outside or in the garage. Next day it will be easy to get rid of all the layers of cooked-on gunk.
- Clear Oven Glass. Use the melamine foam (the Magic Eraser) sponge to your oven glass to make it squeaky clean and shiny again.
- Spotless Cooking Areas. Remove that greasy dust that builds up wherever you cook with Mineral Oil. Put a few drops of the oil on the paper towel, wipe it out, and then finish the job polishing the surface clean with a new sheet of paper towel. The little bit of the Mineral Oil left behind protects the surface from future build ups.
Wishing you all a peaceful and healthy HOLIDAY SEASON!