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Need Help with Organizing?

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Is your life in disarray? Do you have trouble finding things? Do you constantly forget stuff? If so, don’t worry — you’re like most of the human population. Disorganization is a natural state of order. It takes an obsessive-compulsive (like myself) to get the chaos of the universe into some form of organization. If you have a desire to get organized, here are my favorite organization tips … stuff I’ve learned along the way, from other sources and from experimentation. 1. Everything in its place. If you just followed one tip on this list, this would be it. Practice this, and you can skip the rest of the tips and articles listed in this post. Seriously. So how do you do it? It’s simple. For everything that you own, designate a place for it. You can even label some of those places, to make it easier to remember. Find something that doesn’t…

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Green Cleaning Solutions Found in Your Home

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VINEGAR Vinegar is by far one of the most versatile cleaning agents. Use it to remove soap scum from the shower. Mix it with borax to get rid of hard-water rings in the toilet. Tape a bag of vinegar to your shower head and leave it overnight for an easy, sparkly clean; or add a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar to your dish soap to eliminate grease in the kitchen. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth, but don’t forget about cleaning your toothbrush. Let it soak in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes to get rid of any lingering germs. Hydrogen peroxide is also useful on many hard surfaces. Use it to scrub your toilet, trash cans, shower, mirrors and doorknob. You can even mix it with equal parts water for a safe and effective solution for mopping the bathroom and kitchen floors. LEMONS The...
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How to Clean Your Dishwasher

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher Your dishwasher is always hard at work cleaning your dishes, but what cleans the dishwasher? Often times dishwashers operate for years without receiving the attention that they need and required in order to continue to run efficiently and not fall apart. Out of all of the things in your house, often times this one is neglected. Here is a list of things you will need to get your dishwasher looking new: Sponge Distilled white vinegar Baking soda Screwdriver (if needed) Dish soap Toothbrush (for small to reach areas) Microfiber cloth Stainless steel cleaner Multipurpose cleaner Instructions 1. Empty the dishwasher. Cleaning the dishwasher while it is full just won’t work. 2. Remove the racks and and other compartments that can be removed from the inside of your dishwasher. 3. Wipe the bottom of the door and any dishwasher grates that you might have (the bottom…

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Monsoons and Dust

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Monsoon season hasn’t ended just yet here in Phoenix, AZ. During the monsoon season (or summer thunderstorm season), Arizona experiences severe weather that can bring high winds, dust and severe downpours. With those high winds and dust storms, your house can become very dusty and dirty. If you need help with house cleaning in Phoenix or home cleaning in Scottsdale, due to the dust that has accumulated over the monsoon season, give Queen of Maids a call or visit our website. Queen of Maids provide background checked cleaners and a 200% happiness guarantee. You can book your cleaning online, instantly. There are no pricing games or other hassles. Get started now at www.queenofmaids.com/book. House cleaning services have never been this easy.

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Garage & House Cleaning in Phoenix

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Don’t forget your garage when house cleaning in Phoenix Living in Phoenix, Arizona you’re outside a lot and items begin to pile up in your garage day after day at the park with kids or a trip to the pool. Pretty soon your neat, clean garage has been turned upside down and you don’t know where to turn. This is normal. Your garage is where everything from Christmas decoration to scooters are stored. However, there is a way to utilize the space you do have to the full potential and this is how. First, plan a time to dedicate to cleaning out your garage and stick to it. A weekend would be best, but any day will do. Get the whole family involved! Everyone can have a role! Spread it out over a couple days so you are not overwhelmed. Second, it is time to separate. You will now place...
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Tips for House Cleaning in Phoenix

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House Cleaning in Phoenix It's that time of year again in Phoenix, Arizona where many households are gearing up for a busy fall schedule. Kids are going to school, off to college, and work seems to always be demanding more and more time. It's also that time of year where Phoenix experiences a lot of weather changes, from monsoons in August to the perfect weather in October. Queen of Maids is here to help with getting your cleaning schedule up and going to help easy the burden of your busy schedule. Here are a few tips on building a schedule for House Cleaning in Phoenix Home cleaning is a lot of work and it is easy to lose track and end up with a dirty home in only a matter of days. But house cleaning does not need to be difficult! If you plan out a clenaing schedule for your...
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6 Ways to Make a Clean Closet Smell Good

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6 Simple Ways to Make Your Closet Smell Good! Smells are very powerful. In fact, a smell gives either a great or an awful first impression. This gives the scent-status of your clothes a completely new level of importance! If your closet or other areas in your home are not up to par on its smell, give a few of these tips a try: 1. Bar Soap Get a sweet smelling bar of soap and a storage container. Place folded clothes in the storage container. Then cover the clothes with a cloth such as a napkin or thin tablecloth. Make sure it is breathable. Set the soap on top. Close the lid and set the box aside. In about two to four hours, the clothes in the box will have absorbed the scent of the soap. You may also place the soap on the shelf and allow it to do…

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6 Areas You Might Not Be Cleaning Enough

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6 Things You Might Not Be Cleaning Often Enough If you are like most people when it comes to house cleaning, the kitchen counters and the bathroom sinks get a lot of attention, but you are probably overlooking a few areas that could use a little more cleaning love. To make sure all areas of your home are getting the attention they deserve, make sure to mix things up the next time you put the cleaning gloves on and give these six areas a good scrub down: 1. Fridge How Often: Clean it monthly! The first step is to get rid of everything that is gross or questionable. If possible, keep everything else in a cool place while you scrub away, cleaning the inside of your fridge. Remove the shelves and place them somewhere where they can warm up slowly. If you wash them too soon, while they are still...
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Dirty Spots in Your Home that Need Cleaning

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Are you Cleaning the Following? Bacteria and viruses don’t live exceptionally long on hard surfaces outside of the body. However, given the right conditions these bugs can live long enough to spread around disease. Often times the dirtiest spot in the home gets missed when house cleaning. Here are a few spots in your home that are seemingly clean but really are not. TV Remote: What do you do when stuck sick at home? You binge catch up with all the series you are behind on. Your remote won’t look dirty but you can be sure there is a party of germs going on. A quick wipe with a sanitized towelette will stop germs from spreading around. Keyboard/Laptop: Are you the type of person that works and eats at their desk? You can imagine what that keyboard is covered with. Make sure to wipe down your keyboard every once in…

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