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  1. Organizing Your Laundry Room

    January 17, 2013 by BlairStover

    A well fitted laundry room helps you take care of your family’s clothes with more practicality. In the bargaining process of things, you can save on water and electricity while you do it. Here are some tips, provided by Blair Stover that will help you organize your laundry room:

    ·      Have buckets handy: two dark for cleaning the house and two clear for washing clothes

    ·      Dust mop: to reach those difficult places and it is ideal to dust books, chandeliers, paintings and curtains

    ·      Keep cleaning products together by type of use. For instance, package up things that you use to clean the kitchen in one area and things that you use to clean the bathroom in another.

    ·      Leave open boxes and cleaning materials out of reach of children and pets.

    ·      Place items used less often in a closet

    ·      Install a rack near the ironing board and if you have one keep the ironing board tucked behind the door

    ·      Have two laundry baskets for dirty clothes, one for whites and one for darks

    ·      Hang mops and brooms on hooks

    ·      Touch up closets, washer dryer and the wall by cleaning

    Now would be a good opportunity to save some money on electricity and water.

    ·      Wait and gather enough clothing and wash everything at the same time

    ·      Let things soak in the tank or bucket and use the same water to scrub if you are cleaning something other than clothes

    ·      Just go to an open faucet when rinsing the soapy clothes. You never want to throw your clothes into the washer for another cycle

    ·      Take advantage of maximum capacity when using the washer and dryer

    ·      Use the correct dosages of washing powder and fabric softener

    ·      Clean the washing machine and dryer filters as needed to prevent overworking the machines.
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  2. Tips for a Cozy Home This Winter

    November 29, 2012 by BlairStover

    Everyone has an image of the perfect home in his or her mind. Often, that vision is of spotless surfaces and a distinct aura of cleanliness. Keeping a spotless house, however, may seem like a daunting task for most of us because time is very limited with work and other daily activities. At the end of the day, we are just too tired to come home and clean a whole house.

    As Blair Stover explains below, having a clean home you can be proud of doesn’t mean you have to spend hours on end cleaning. All it takes is a few tricks up your sleeve and some elbow grease.

    1.     The tub. Acrylic tubs are the worst when cleaning. If you have ever owned one, you already know that you can spend a whole day on your hands and knees and the bottom of the tub will still look gray. There are ways you can clean it though. You can treat dirt, limestone or salt deposits with vinegar or lemon juice. Once you have that area clean, use a liquid detergent to clean your entire bath tub. If there are any scratches present, try using a piece of fine sandpaper to smooth them out. If there are yellow spots, use a baking soda and shampoo mix (2 teaspoon to 1 cap ratio). Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse it off.

    2.     Dusting. Asthma and allergies are a huge problem and vacuuming and sweeping only make it worse. Make sure you use hypoallergenic detergents when cleaning.

    3.     Cleaning microwaves. Orange peels work wonders and all you have to do is peel it, place it on a microwave-safe plate, put it in the microwave, put some water over it and turn it on for a couple minutes. Keep the door shut for 30 minutes and watch it work wonders. Just wipe off the remnants left with ease.

  3. House Cleaning Tips

    November 10, 2012 by BlairStover

    Cleaning the house is a big problem for most people. Indeed, there are often places where you can run into some stubborn stains that just won’t come off. Moreover, we use far too aggressive chemicals the wrong way. Know that with only a few products, you can clean everything in the home. Here are some hints and tips to help you provided by Blair Stover:

    1.     Windows without a trace. Use a sheet of newspaper, crumple it and soak it in alcohol. Rub the windows in a circular motion.

    2.     A refrigerator that smells good. On the middle shelf, have a cup with a 1/2 lemon or a piece of charcoal in it. This will help reduce odors.

    3.     Rust stains on the floor? Cover the stain with salt and lemon juice. Leave it on for an hour, rub the stain and rinse.

    4.     Cleaning burnt pans. Boil some water in your pan, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. If stain persists, add a few leaves of sorrel in a little water and soak fifteen minutes then rinse.

    5.     De-scaling appliances. Pour white vinegar into your appliance (iron, kettle, coffee maker) and turn it on. Pour clean water in it to rinse.

    6.     Microwave that smells. Place a bowl of water in the center of your microwave and add some lemon juice or 1/2 fresh lemon to it and heat for a few minutes.

    More advice

    • Always use three sponges when cleaning:

    -One for the kitchen.

    -One for the bathroom.

    -One reserved for a toilet.

    • Remember that performance equipment always gives a better result.
    • Ventilate your home when cleaning.