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Tips for Creating a Balanced Restroom Cleaning Program

Tips for Creating a Balanced Restroom Cleaning Program
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The Lost Art of House Cleaning: A Clean House Is a Happy Home
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Seven Safe Summer Cleaning Tips for Kitchen Appliances

Seven Safe Summer Cleaning Tips for Kitchen Appliances
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ — NEWS: Show your appliances some much needed attention with these spring cleaning suggestions from Northstar Appliance Repair Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Use these seven homemade remedies to clean your kitchen and have it smelling fresh – no need to leave your home for supplies.

These suggestions can remove stains, eliminate odor, and get rid of food buildup in the kitchen. Appliances take a lot of abuse and they get the least amount of attention. If you keep them clean that can help them run longer and more efficiently, cutting back on appliance repair services.

1. Remove food residue from your dishwasher by running a empty dishwasher with a cup of vinegar.

2. Remove food stains from your microwave by using 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and one quart of water to wipe down the interior walls of the microwave.

3. Clean your condenser coils on your refrigerator. They are located behind the refrigerator. Use a small brush or handheld vacuum to remove any lint, dust, pet hair, and/or dirt.

4. Do your refrigerator have any unwanted odors? Pour some vanilla extract into a bowl and wipe the refrigerator walls. Also placing a box of baki…………… continues on eNewsChannels

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Allergist offers tips on managing dust, dander allergies during spring cleaning
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There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place.

There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place. 

As people across the country put this adage into action with spring cleaning, an allergist at Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program Clinic said it’s important to remember that when putting everything in its place, many housecleaners are likely to stir up the dust and dander winter left behind – and both can pose significant issues for allergy sufferers.

 “Dust mite and pet dander allergies are two of the more common ones that we see in our clinic,” said Dr. Robert Valet, assistant professor of medicine. “While they don’t generally cause the severe reactions we can see in people allergic to bee stings, foods or latex, they can still cause a great deal of discomfort for those who are allergic.”

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates up to 27 percent of Americans demonstrate sensitivity to dust mites.  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America notes up to 30 percent of Americans have allergic reactions to cats and dogs. Additionally, cat allergies are approximately twice as common as dog allergies and affect nearly 10 million pet owners in the U.S.

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Designing a Laundry Room

Designing a Laundry Room
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When purchasing a home, buyers often look at the kitchen space and how many bedrooms there are, while largely ignoring other rooms, including the laundry room. Oftentimes, the washer and dryer are relegated to a dark corner of the basement or garage, and homeowners simply accept their laundry lot.

More and more manufacturers now produce washers and dryers that are both functional and aesthetically appealing. As a result, homeowners and renters need not feel they have to hide laundry rooms like they did in the past. Having the laundry nearby the family action — and paying attention to laundry room design — can make the work of keeping clothes tidy that much easier.

Many designers would agree that you need not sacrifice style for function in a laundry room. As with any other area of the house, impart design elements into the room and make it a room in which you want to spend time.

• First and foremost, select appliances that offer the features you need and want. Also, find appliances that fit the space you have. Front-loading appliances have become the latest must-have, but some units may be too big or expensive for your space. Those with a limited area for laundry can invest in a stackable set, in which the washer and dryer are combined into one vertical unit. For those who want to…………… continues on courierjournal

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Residents in Need of Donations Following Flood
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Tuesday, May 27 2014, 09:12 PM EDT

Residents in Need of Donations Following Flood

CLARK COUNTY — Donations have been pouring in for some Clark County residents who are still struggling from last week’s severe flooding.

Laynecrest Manor Apartments in Bethel Township had to be evacuated after the complex flooded with four feet of water.  Many residents were left with nothing, and several families are still needing help.

Donations can be dropped off at Medway Elementary School for 4-7 pm every day this week through Friday.

Residents need items like laundry detergent, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies and baby products like diapers and wipes.Residents in Need of Donations Following Flood


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Spring and Summer Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen by Northstar Appliance Repair …

Spring and Summer Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen by Northstar Appliance Repair …
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., May 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Show your appliances some much needed attention with these spring cleaning suggestions from Northstar Appliance Repair Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Use these homemade remedies to clean your kitchen and have it smelling fresh. No need to leave your home for supplies. These suggestions can remove stains, eliminate odor, and get rid of food buildup in the kitchen. Appliances take a lot of abuse and they get the least amount of attention. If you keep them clean that can help them run longer and more efficiently, cutting back on appliance repair services.

1. Remove food residue from your dishwasher by running a empty dishwasher with a cup of vinegar.

2. Remove food stains from your microwave by u…………… continues on TippNews DAILY

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Allergist offers tips on managing dust, dander allergies during spring cleaning
News from Lebanon Democrat:

There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place.

There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place. 

As people across the country put this adage into action with spring cleaning, an allergist at Vanderbilt’s Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program Clinic said it’s important to remember that when putting everything in its place, many housecleaners are likely to stir up the dust and dander winter left behind – and both can pose significant issues for allergy sufferers.

 “Dust mite and pet dander allergies are two of the more common ones that we see in our clinic,” said Dr. Robert Valet, assistant professor of medicine. “While they don’t generally cause the severe reactions we can see in people allergic to bee stings, foods or latex, they can still cause a great deal of discomfort for those who are allergic.”

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates up to 27 percent of Americans demonstrate sensitivity to dust mites.  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America notes up to 30 percent of Americans have allergic reactions to cats and dogs. Additionally, cat allergies are approximately twice as common as dog allergies and affect nearly 10 million pet owners in the U.S.

An allergy to dust is actually caused by the dust mite, a very small and transl…………… continues on Lebanon Democrat

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Get started spring cleaning with these tips

Get started spring cleaning with these tips
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While the origins of “spring cleaning” are unclear, some things about it are set in stone. For example, everyone’s thinking about it between March through June, and the process of decluttering, organizing and cleaning an entire house or workspace can seem overwhelming, said Julia Marlowe, professional organizer and owner of Athens Home Organizer.

“It’s a good time to see what you have and what you need to get rid of,” Marlowe said. “It is overwhelming to most people, so my take would be to choose one thing to do. It could be to dust the whole house. Otherwise it’s best to choose a few places that you use often … for instance, the kitchen.”

Here are a few tips from Marlowe to get started:

• Choose areas that are traffic heavy such as the kitchen, which also have many things to be cleaned or organized such as the pantry, refrigerator and cabinets.

• Don’t feel bad if you have to call a professional for help.

• Set realistic goals.

• Do one room or a section of a house at a time.

• If you have someone who can help, then by all means make it a group affair.

• Donate items you run across that you forgot you had or no longer use.

• Hold a garage sale.

• Throw away items that can’t be donated or sold.

• If you have knick-knacks and you hate dusting, get rid of them, too.

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Hints From Heloise: Tips for self-cleaning ovens
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Published: 2:00 AM – 05/25/14

Dear Heloise: I love the self-cleaning feature on my oven. I noticed, though, that sometimes I have a lot of smoke and smells that linger in the house during and after the cleaning cycle. Do you have any hints? — Emily D. in Oklahoma

There are some things that you can do. Try not to let too much time pass between cleanings. The more food spills that build up in the oven, stuck to the bottom, the more chance of smoke and fumes during the self-cleaning.

If there are a lot of spills, try cleaning it as much as possible before starting the cleaning. Then, during cleaning, open some windows to help get out the heat, smoke and odors. — Heloise

Dear Heloise: I have discovered a great use for those pizza stones that many people have but find useless except for cooking pizzas. Whenever I use a slow cooker or a tabletop cooking appliance (for example, an electric indoor grill), I place my pizza stone beneath it to protect my countertop from heat. Works like a charm, and makes me feel better about the cooker staying on for so long in my absence. — Carolyn B., via email

Dear Heloise: I have a stainless-steel kettle that keeps getting calcium deposits in the bottom of it. Vinegar cleans it beautifully, g…………… continues on Times Herald-Record

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Donations Needed for Flooding Victims

Donations Needed for Flooding Victims
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IN THE NEWS: DISTURBING ONLINE VIDEO WENT UNNOTICED BY POLICE BEFORE RAMPAGE

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — You have probably seen all or part of them by now — those disturbing videos posted by Elliot Rodger before he went on a rampage leaving six dead and 13 wounded.

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Summertime cleaning tips for landlords

Summertime cleaning tips for landlords
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23/05/2014

It is fast approaching that time of year when many people will be house hunting and gradually coming to the end of their tenancies.

In addition, a number of students who are currently studying or taking their exams at the moment will be making plans to move overseas or go back home for the summer, once their courses have finished.

Then you have the inevitable exodus from rental homes from those who are seeking to change jobs, or go travelling as the months get warmer.

When it comes to moving homes or exchanging properties, one thing that both tenants and landlords need to be absolutely clear on is who is responsible for the end-of-tenancy cleaning, and who is going to pay for it.

When the sun is shining and you are going about your daily business, the last thing you want to think about is the nitty gritty of house cleaning.

But failing to do so could leave both tenant and landlord impoverished, or at loggerheads if making the appropriate arrangements is left until the last minute.

If you are a landlord, then you will definitely want to ensure that you are doing regular inspections before the tenant vacates the property.

This will allow you to see whether any damage has been sustained over the course of the tenancy, and how many jobs will need to be outsourced to professional cleaners.

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Life Hacks: Tips, tricks for cleaning your home

Life Hacks: Tips, tricks for cleaning your home
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This month, we’ll show you some tips and tricks to help simplify your life.

Need to fill a bucket of water, but can’t get the bucket to fit in the sink? Try using a dust pan.

Just put the dustpan under the faucet with the handle hanging over the edge of the sink and the bucket underneath. When you run the water, it will flow right into the bucket.

No one likes working with a dirty keyboard, but a Post-it note can help you clean it up. Use the sticky part of the note to clean between the keys.

If you lose a tiny object, like an earring, on your floor, there is a quick way to find it. Put a sock or stocking over the hose of your vacuum, and use that to find those tiny objects without sucking them up. 

Life Hacks: Tips and tricks to simplify your life

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10 germy spots in your kitchen you don’t know about

10 germy spots in your kitchen you don’t know about
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Karen Gibbs, TODAY contributor 9:41 a.m. EDT May 22, 2014

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10 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Kitchen
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“Although the mere thought of retrieving anything from your toilet bowl may be enough to make you sick, your toilet may be cleaner than your kitchen sink,” says Eileen Abruzzo, director of infection control at Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, New York, reports Web MD.

The kitchen, we’ve come to learn from our friend Epicurious, who blogged on HuffPost US, is a flipping death trap of germs.

In Alessandra Bulow’s feature, Cheryl Luptowski, a Home Safety Expert at the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), an independent public health and environmental organisation, and University of Arizona-Tucson Professor and Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba reveal the 10 dirtiest spots in the average home kitchen.

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Chainsaw Safety Tips for Spring Cleaning

Chainsaw Safety Tips for Spring Cleaning
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By: Travis Dill
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Trees toppled across the Northland after a harsh winter and strong spring winds, but think twice before you fire up that chainsaw to clean the backyard. Accidents and injuries can cost more than hiring the professionals, and they might be able to saw it up without the annoying noise.

The buzz of a chainsaw might get on your nerves, but owning a tree care company means Louise Levy hears it every day.

“Well I do get tired of listening to the chainsaw,” Levy said. “The battery-operated chainsaw just lessens that assault on the ears a little bit.”

She enjoyed the quiet cutting of the new battery-powered chainsaw demonstrated to her and a dozen other professionals in Duluth.

Steve Hagen with Midwest Stihl was showing off the new products at Burggraft’s Ace Hardware. He said the chainsaws produce less than 80 decibels of noise so ear plugs aren’t required to use them. The battery power means their green too according to Hagen.

“One of the biggest reasons, the biggest things is there’s no emissions. You got no fumes to breathe in. Of course it’s going to be eco-friendly because we’re not producing those excess gas fumes that can cause pollution,” Hagen said.

But the battery does not mean less power or risk of injury for the operator.

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