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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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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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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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Make a House Cleaning Plan

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Make a Simple House Cleaning Schedule The simplest way to keep your home reliably clean is by sticking to a predetermined schedule. No worries, it’s not as hard as it sounds. A complete home cleaning schedule can help you to feel less stressed. By sticking to a cleaning schedule, it’s easier to get things cleaned, and quicker too. The trick to keeping your house cleaning while keeping it easy lies in making a realistic schedule that really works for you and your home. Here is a cleaning checklist that you can use or customize to your liking! Step 1: Prep Work The first step is to get a good idea of exactly what must be done for you to have a clean home. To get started, grab a pen and paper and walk through your home, room by room, and make a list of the areas and tasks that will…

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Speed Cleaning Your Kitchen

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How to Speed-Clean Your Kitchen Read about time-saving tips, methods, and to-do lists for getting your kitchen cleaned quick. Kitchen Cleaning List When cleaning your kitchen it is often best to start with the sink.  A clean and shiny sink becomes your kitchen's focal point for hygiene and cleanliness, help you to always load the dishwasher immediately and keep counter tops, the stove top, and refrigerator doors clean as well. Each Day Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes Wipe down the stove top and the fridge Wipe down the counters Sweep or vacuum the floor Each Week Give the floor a good mopping Wipe the exterior of your cabinets Wipe down your backsplashes Wash the outside of your appliances Clean the inside of the garbage can Every Four Months Empty and clean the inside of the refrigerator Empty and clean the your utensil drawers and other drawers Clean and polish the exterior of your cupboards Clean the stove-hood and...
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