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How to Clean Grout

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How to Clean Grout Have you ever noticed your grout go from white to grey? Yup, dirt builds up here and one day it’s not going to look so new anymore! It can be pretty expensive to hire a vendor who specializes in grout cleaning so if you are cost conscientious and are in for a chore that can double as a workout  you can do it yourself. Now that’s self-gratification! Here are a few different ways you can get the job done:   Baking Soda & Water – Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water to make a thick paste. This cleaner is versatile and works with all colors of grout (this isn’t the best option for natural stones like marble or travertine). It’s easiest to use your fingers to apply the paste between the grout lines, that way you can reach every nook and cranny….

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How To Clean A Fireplace

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How To Clean A Fireplace Cleaning a fireplace is usually one of the those items that is overlooked, even in a deep home cleaning. It is important to regularly clean the fireplace as the leftover build up from fires can become toxic and can potentially harm your family. Wait at least 24 hours since the last time the fireplace has been used. Cleaning the inside of a Fireplace Supplies Needed: Plastic tarp Old Towels or Sheets Apron Handheld Broom and Dust Pan Vacuum Trash Bags STEP ONE: Prep the area. Lay a plastic tarp around and in front of the fireplace area. If you do not have a plastic tarp, old towels will do. Also, make sure to wear an apron and protective gloves. You may also want to wear old clothes as soot and dirt can be difficult to get off. If you have furniture close by it may…

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How to Clean an Oven (Steps)

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How to Clean The Oven The cleaning of an oven usually involves harsh chemicals that create fumes and an unsafe environment for your family. Here I will show you a completely safe way to clean your oven with everyday products you likely have already in your home. All you need is a few items and a little elbow grease! I will list two options depending on the type of oven you have in your home. SELF CLEANING OVEN SUPPLIES NEEDED: Water Dish Soap Sponge Vinegar Small Brush and Dust Pan 2 or 3 Gentle Clothes STEP ONE: Choose a time when the kitchen is not being used. Open windows and possibly doors to ventilate the room so that fumes do not bother family members. Make sure you will be home for the length of the self clean. (The average self clean cycle can last 3 to 6 hours) STEP TWO:…

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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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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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Eliminate Dust in Your Home

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Make Your Home a Dust Free Zone Arizona is known for a couple of different things: Scenic views, great weather, but a lot of people forget about or unlimited amounts of DUST! When it comes to house cleaning jobs, it is almost always best to attack them at the source; with dust this is nearly impossible. Household dust is mostly comprised of dirt, skin flakes and textiles fibers; add to that living in the desert and you have a perfect storm. Unless you plan on getting rid of all your clothes, we suggest talking this issue in a more socially acceptable and efficient way. First thing is to pick you tools: You’ve probably seen a feather duster before, yes they look fancy and are probably a lot of fun to play with, but they only move dust around instead of capturing it. Instead, get yourself a damp soft cloth or...
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A Deep Clean Kitchen Done Right

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Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen The kitchen is the most important place to deep clean.  You wash dishes and wipe down counters daily but the rest of it might get put on the back burner, literally. Here is how you can make sure not to miss a thing. Daily Dos: First, you have to take care of the daily jobs, and then you can get to the deep clean. Wash the dishes in the sink, wipe off the counters off and unload the dishwasher. Oven-on: Now the fun begins! To start, turn on your self-cleaning oven. Make sure to check it when you are done and get rid of the excess ashes of food debris at the bottom. No one needs those. Organize: Take everything out of each cupboard. Place all items on the counter and wipe out each shelf. Now you can start to decide what to keep and what…

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House Cleaning Tips – Spring Cleaning

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Spring Cleaning is right around the corner! Don’t know how to begin your attack on all the house cleaning? Here is a check list to make sure you cover all your bases and don’t miss a thing! Kitchen • De-clutter your counters and get rid of unnecessary kitchen utensils and tools • Wipe down top and front of cabinets • Wipe down backsplash • Clean inside of oven • Clean microwave and toaster oven • Clean refrigerator • Vacuum under all appliaces • Clean out pantry and get rid of unwanted food • Sweep • Mop Living Room • De-clutter anything you don’t need, want or use • Dust all cobwebs • Vacuum couches • Sweep/vacuum/mop/shampoo floors • Wash curtains and blinds Bedrooms • De-clutter clothing, shoes and anything unneeded • Wash all bedding • Flip mattress • Vacuum/sweep/mop/shampoo floors Kids and Pets • De-clutter broken toys • Disinfect toys…

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