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Spring Cleaning Tips For 2014

Spring Cleaning Tips For 2014
News from International Business Times:

It’s time to open up the windows and say goodbye to winter. Spring is finally here, and that also means time to whip out the rubber gloves and disinfecting solution. Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task, so to make things a little easier, here are some tips to help with the housework.

It Will Probably Take More Than One Day

Spring cleaning rarely get completed in a day. Alexandra Ross, president of Professional Organizers in Canada, told the Huffington Post it depends on the size of someone’s space. “Depending on the size of your house and your availability, spring cleaning should take between two days and a week,” she said.

Go to the Store

First, the proper cleaning supplies are needed. A local grocery store will most likely have every item that is needed. Going green is a good idea for homes with children who have allergies. For example, mixing white vinegar with water can replace glass cleaners. Or a three-part baking soda, one-part water paste can be used to polish silver or get rid of stains in the kitchen,

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Tips from the pros for cleaning your home
News from HeraldNet:

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

How do your cleaning skills compare to those of pros who’ve earned homeowners’ shining reviews?

Just in time for spring, here are some tips, tricks and tools of the maid trade, supplied by highly rated cleaners our research team recently interviewed:

Vacuum right with the right vacuum: Weekly vacuuming is key to clean carpet. Do it more often if you have pets or kids. And consider this three-step approach to power-sweeping a room:

1. Clean the perimeter with the edging tool.

2. Begin at the far corner and move backward so you don’t leave footprints.

3. Vacuum slowly and steadily; this works better than numerous quick passes.

Cleaners prefer lightweight machines that feature HEPA filters to remove allergens and which come equipped with easily released attachments and long hoses that fit under furniture and reach ceiling corners.

For best results, raid the pantry: Kitchen staples get rave reviews from maids, who share these ideas:

Put bowls of white vinegar or coffee beans in a room to absorb odors.

Freshen carpets, sofas and mattresse…………… continues on HeraldNet

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