Sunday, 27 July 2014

Tips on How to Keep the Floor Clean and Safe for Toddlers

With a baby at home, it’s already a big responsibility and perhaps, there’s no time in the day when you are not worried about your toddler getting harmed in any way.  Every mother wishes to prepare a safe and fun crawling environment for her baby but it’s possible that she might be time-bound.

Here are 7 quick house cleaning tips to help new mothers keep floor clean and safe for toddlers:
#1: Vacuuming
Start off in the morning with vacuuming of your place. When your toddler is in a wonderful dreamy sleep, you can collect the dust and minute particles at home with vacuum cleaning.
#2: Sweeping/Mopping
This part is based on personal preference. Many women would prefer actually sweeping the floor while getting down on their knees while some would prefer mopping. If it is not possible for you to clean the entire home, make sure to carefully wipe out the floor and other dirty surfaces where your baby toddles all day.
#3: Stopping Dirt
With a baby, you have to be extra careful in cleanliness. Footwear generally brings in dirt and frost which tends to carry dirt and infectious substances inside your home. So, it’s better to make it a rule to remove footwear outside and then come inside the house.

#4: Organize Your Home
What takes you more time to clean? If you have things accumulated on the floor, they are quite likely to catch dust and bacteria which adds to your cleaning schedule. Thus, organizing is rather a better alternative. Things that are not required should be kept off the floor and minimum cleaning items should be there in the room where your toddler crawls. This will make the house cleaning process easy.
#5: Spill Cleaning
Spills can occur frequently with a toddler at home. To cut down the cleaning part a little, you can simply spread well-cleaned plastic where you keep your toddlers water sipper. So, it is most likely that spills will not be a tough clean. If at all, the spills happen on your hardwood floor, sweep instantly with a dry towel to preserve the look of your floor.
#6: Carpet Cleaning
Carpets are the storehouse of dirt and thus, you need to be very cautious with their cleanliness. If at all you are unable to vacuum clean your carpet every day, remove it from your toddler’s play area.
#7: Seek House Cleaning Help
In the end if you feel too exhausted all day long running after your baby and fall short of time in cleaning your place, you can always take professional and affordable house cleaning help.

Motherhood is a precious experience. Don’t be so engrossed in other activities that you lose the glimpse of memorable moments of your baby’s firsts. Go easy where you feel stressed or overburdened and enjoy parenting!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Say Bye-bye to Window Frosting!

Do you want to become a perfect house cleaner?! – follow these easy quick tips and prevent window frosting!

It’s already winter - the exact time for the angry frost to hit your window glasses!Though the fog mist on your windows offers a beautiful sight, the after effects of it could be deadly, causing a big damage to your window frames and walls.

How to prevent frost will be anyone’s first thought during this season. You might look upon your neighbours and friends for some tips or research for a home cleaning service who can give you authentic guidelines. Being precautious will certainly help keeping window frosting at bay. Here are some simple tips that help say bye-bye to window frosting!

  • Ensure your windows are sealed properly; especially places where the sashes meet the frame. Keeping the windows well insulated should be your prime concern. The best way to insulate your windows is to apply plastic cover on their insides. Another option is to seal them because this will help the air to penetrate inside through gaps
  • Keeping your household warm should be your first concern. Using exhaust fans (both while bathing and cooking) help expel moisture. While using exhaust fans mind that they “blow out” and not blow into the loft space. Because venting inside will end up adding nearly a gallon of water per load
  • Running a dehumidifier helps. Indoor heating will certainly increase the dryness, which in turn reduce the forming of frost
  • Another option to warm your home is to place space heater in the rooms where frosts gather more often.
  • Let air circulate - open the curtains and blinds. This will assist in controlling the condensation inside
  • Use de-icer spray on the outsides of the window. Spraying this along the window opening will prevent windows from freezing shut. Though this option doesn’t last for a long period of time, most de-icer spray has immediate results. Remember, this should be sprayed not in the insides, but on the outsides. The chemical formula of this aerosol spray require ventilation and spraying it inside the window is strictly a “no, no”
  • Make sure whether your clothes dryer is properly vented to the outside
  • Ensure frost doesn’t sit on windows for a long time. The melted water will spoil wood, the wall, and floor. Placing absorbent clothes or some old towels on the window sills will help. Also use hair dryer to melt the ice and wipe away the water instantly
  • Last but not the least, installing thermal efficient windows will avoid frosting. Little costly than the usual, but with them your home will not leak much
Keep calm and follow these quick tips so you can say bye-bye to frost hitting your windows. But if you’re confused at some stage, don’t hesitate to call a professional house cleaner.  This is also applicable to those who dread house cleaning or have no time to do it efficiently.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Out Beat the Winter Housekeeping Challenges with These Quick Tips!

Everybody has to face a lot of housekeeping challenges during the winter period! Well, this is rightly the season for you to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of winter cleaning too. Observe these quick tips that will help you tidy your cluttered mess and keep diseases away from your home!

  • As we are into the middle of winter season, it’s good to declutter the house again. Make sure that the summer accessories that you have packed are kept oragnised- Are the labels intact? Do you see any accumulation of dust or mould?
  • Concentrate more on the front door, after all that’s the threshold to your dwelling. Arrange a few bench/chair to relax. Might sound weird to some, but having a place to sit on while removing or wearing shoes will make things much better.
  • How about opting also for some rugs at the front door? Sounds interesting, right? Leave alone the aesthetic part, rugs could also be for safety purposes - wipe melted snow off your shoes and prevent you from slipping/falling.
  • With winter come hats, gloves, shoes, hats and scarves. Deciding a designated spot for these winter accessories will help you easily find them the next time you hunt.
  • Now comes your next tip! It could be drawers, bins, racks, cubbies, baskets—pick anything that fancies you and store your hats, gloves, scarves, etc. To make it easier for you, go on labelling, like post on your hubby’s and children’s names across their bin for each type of accessory.
  • Be clutter free! Get hold of hooks or a coat rack. This will obviously give you enough space to keep your coats and backpacks in order. Also hanging your coats this way will help your jackets breathe more air and avoid getting musty.
  • After all those simple but effective decluttering ideas, here’s a lovely tip for you to refresh your mind.  Keep your windows frost-free by washing them witha mixture of one quart warm water and half a cup of rubbing alcohol.

Being mess and clutter free will certainly makes a healthy and a happy family. You don’t have to hunt for a missing glove nor should you be panicky of bacteria or fungi breeding your heaped up clothes. You won’t require a professional’s help if you follow these few winter tips! Get going now, take up the role of a trained and experienced home cleaner and ensure a non-toxic, safe family!