Residential cleaning is a much different job than commercial cleaning. While most businesses have a professional cleaning company come in several times a month to clean their facility, doing the same in your own home isn’t always necessary.
It’s a great idea to have a professional cleaning service come in once or twice a year for any major cleanups. However, there are a few residential cleaning tips that you can do much more often to improve the health, look, and the smell of your home. You understandably want to keep your home tidy and in order throughout the rest of the year.
The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the home and the first focus with residential cleaning. The best refrigerator cleaner is a combination of lemons and baking soda. Begin by wiping down the major parts of your refrigerator, and then grab your lemons. Slice one in half, and sprinkle baking soda directly on the fruit. Scrubbing and rinsing your shelves, door, and crisper drawers will not only make it shine, but also leave a fresh lemon scent!
To make your sink shine, just use some household vinegar. Soak some paper towels with vinegar, and lay it across the fixtures. Let this set for about an hour. The lime deposits will soften and become much easier to remove with a cloth and warm soapy water.
If you don’t have any carpet scraps from home improvement projects, pick some free samples up from your local home improvement store. Carpet scraps make a powerful brush that removes dirt and gunk from window screens, and screen doors. Just dip your sample or scrap into some warm soapy water, and scrub away!
The easiest method for clean windows in residential cleaning is tried and true – a clean rag and warm, soapy water. After scrubbing the windows clean, use another soft rag to wipe them dry. To take it one step further, you can visit any auto-parts store to find a windshield squeegee, which works really well.
To freshen your drapes, pop them in the clothes dryer. Be sure to remove the hooks after you remove them from the window, and just use the air-fluff cycle. Add a wet towel to draw off the dust, and a fabric softener with a pleasant smell. Let it run for about 15 minutes. You can hang them back in the windows immediately.
These quick tips will help freshen your kitchen, and can be used in several other rooms of your home. Between professional cleanings, residential cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore!