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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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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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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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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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How to Keep Your Laundry Room Clean

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House Cleaning Tip #341: Keeping the Laundry Room Clean A lot of work goes on in the laundry room, but how often does that work include keeping the laundry room itself clean? If you’re like most people, very little time is ever spent keeping the laundry room clean. These simple steps are an easy way to make sure your laundry room space is just as clean as your whites. Keep it Clean! Where do you start? From the top and work your way down. Wipe down any shelves with a wet microfiber cloth. Starting from the top allows the dust and dirt that you don’t collect fall down to the ground, where you will take care of it later. On those shelves, over spray and splashes of detergent can leave surfaces sticking and gross, making them a great spot for dust, link, and even bugs to accumulate. Next, run your…

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Game Plan for Cleaning Your Room

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Game Plan for Cleaning Bedrooms Is it time to clean your room? Can’t get your head in the game? We’ve created this article to give you a few easy cleaning steps to get your head in the game and get your room cleaned. Here you go! The game plan we recommend includes three steps: (1) pick up, (2) wipe down, (3) vacuum out. Step 1: This step involves picking up garbage and recycling materials and putting them there they belong. This step also includes quick organization of objects in your room and taking other objects out of your room (ones that don’t belong there). As you go around your room, look from top to bottom and scan left to right for any items that need to be moved or trashed. Any items you don’t need in that room can be placed in a bag or empty laundry basket as an…

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