Thursday, 30 July 2015

Easy Spring Cleaning Tips from Select Home Cleaning in New Zealand

Keeping your office or home neat and clean is a challenge during the spring season. Select Home Cleaning- a professional home cleaning company in New Zealand- gives you the following easy spring cleaning ideas to remove clutter, clean the rooms to perfection and get your house or office in order this spring. Spruce up, clean up, and make your spring cleaning easy and safe with these handy tips:
  • Before starting the cleaning, make sure that you have collected all the cleaning equipment and supplies, so you don’t have to run here and there spoiling the cleaning process.  Do the spring cleaning in a systematic pattern around the room – always cleaning from the top of the room to the bottom and from one side to the other to avoid having to clean the same area repeatedly and to reduce net cleaning time.
  • Spring season brings the nuisance of pollen from all varieties of flowering plants which can create health problems for yourself and family members. Use this easy step to remove pollen: gently press a piece of sticky tape to the pollen mark and lift it off; never try to brush it, it’ll spread all over the place.
  • Avoid marble countertops getting stained by buffing it with car polish that’ll create a thin coat of protective covering.   Use damp rubber gloves to easily pick up pet hair from clothes and upholstery.
  • Try to keep the home office neat and orderly as you use it, otherwise clutter will pile up there and you’ll then need a full-scale spring cleaning. Whatever things lying in a room for sometime are sure to gather dust and dirt which will attract harmful germs and become their breeding grounds. Try to set a place or keep a container to store the stuff you need to keep.
  • Bathroom tiles get more stains during the spring season. When you are using the shower, keep the exhaust fan and windows open; this prevents mould formation. Check the shower rack and dispose items you do not need. The same should be done under the sink too. Keep your bathroom free from clutter. If you live in a region where there is a lot of humidity, remember to wipe surfaces to curb mildew and stains caused by water.
  • The patio is going to be used a lot by you during the springtime. You will spend a lot of time outdoors with your dear ones and also may host parties. The result is your furniture needs cleaning regularly. Use only some gentle detergents for this purpose. Give the furniture a good scrub and wipe them clean. In case you find rust on the furniture, use sandpaper and rinse. You should paint outdoor decor to make it look as good as new. Paints will also protect outside furniture from spring rains.

If you don’t succeed in conquering your home office clutter or find it difficult to do satisfactory spring clean this season, take it easy and go for trusted home cleaners in New Zealand like Select Home Cleaning for affordable and better spring cleaning.  The professionals here are doing spring cleaning for so many years and know exactly what to do. They make it pretty fast and in an affordable way for you. They provide spring cleaning services in Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch. Contact Select Home Cleaning today to get a quote for a full-house spring clean or packages such as spring clean up for kitchen, bathrooms etc. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Easy Tips to Make House Cleaning in New Zealand Very Simple and Fast

Our house is truly a place where our heart is. It is a place where we all wish to be happy and enjoy with our family. It makes us forget the hardships and stress of life. Our memories of good and bad are attached to it and such a place should be kept clean, hygienic and tidy all the time.
 A clean house makes us feel good and positive.

All our efforts to keep the house clean not only make us happy but also fetch the appreciation of the family members. The following house cleaning tips are easy and simple to follow:

Cleaning the mirrors: One need not to buy glass cleaners and paper towels to clean the mirrors, instead you can keep them shine as new with the help of some vinegar and old newspapers.
Wash the Dinner Plates on time
: If the dinner plates are kept unclean for a long time then it is a very tough work to wash them. You can rinse the plates immediately after dinner and make your family members also do the same so that washing them become less time consuming and easy. Even though it is a small and simple habit, it can save you lot of troubles. 

Oven cleaning made easy: You may be using your oven regularly, but when you get a gap, just spray some oven cleaner quickly and keep it without using for a day. The next day, before switching on the oven, give a smart wipe and then all the baked stuff remaining inside will come off easily.

Microwave oven cleaning tips:  Here is a smart way to clean the microwave oven. Just fill a cup of water and keep it in high heat for few minutes. The steam from the cup of water will loosen the dried-on gunk. Then you can wipe it easily.
How to get rid of the bad odour in your fridge: Follow these steps and the fridge cleaning work will become easier. First of all remove any junk food. Wipe the shelves from top to bottom. After wiping it off, clean the inside of the fridge with a solution of baking soda and water. This mixture is a great cleaner and it will completely remove the bad odour in your fridge. After wiping out the crisper, line them with paper towels which will facilitate for next cleaning.

Bathroom cleaning: While cleaning the bathroom, use lemon oil to shine the tiles. It also prevents mildew and moulds. Formation of rings can be prevented by using a false teeth bubbling tablet. The build up of hard water in the shower head can be prevented using vinegar. Alcohol can be used to shine bathroom faucets.

Toilet Hygiene: It is one of the most hated things to clean the toilet but can be done easily and quickly if we follow these simple steps. Pour some cleaner in the bowl and let it soak. Then wipe down the seat and the outside bowl with spray cleaner or antibacterial cleaner. Then scrub the bowl with toilet cleaning brush and finally wipe down every thing with a dry cloth to let it shine.

Easy way to clean the bath tubs: Use a cleanser that will bubble or foam and allow the tub or shower gets soaked. Take a scrubber which is convenient to handle and clean the tub. Deep cleaning of bath tubs can be made easier if the tub is sprayed and showered after each use.  

These easy steps are sure to keep your house neat, clean and beautiful. And occasionally take the services of a professional cleaning company to make things easy for you. Select Home Cleaning is a dependable, well established and award winning home cleaning service in New Zealand. They are affordable home cleaners doing their excellent house cleaning services in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga and Christchurch. They have a team of expert home cleaners with sophisticated equipment to perform the cleaning task in a professional manner.  

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The Ultimate Check List to Prepare Guest Rooms for the Holiday Season

You may be keeping your home in tip top way, but there are still many tasks to be done to make your home presentable for some important guests. In that case, you can contact Select Home Cleaning, a professional house cleaning company servicing Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Tauranga and Christchurch, and they will arrange expert cleaners for your special house cleaning needs.

Do you like to have a welcoming environment for your holiday guests? Then use the following checklist to delight your guests in a more relaxed way.

Clean and prepare your Guest room: If you have a separate or dedicated guest room, it will take less time than preparing your home-office or one of your kids’ room for the guests.

In the dedicated guest room you have to do the following:
  • Dust and vacuum or do the usual mop.
  • Put fresh linens on the bed.
  • Place extra pillows and blankets in a readily accessible place.
  • Clear an area or spot for the luggage and other items in the room.
  • Provide enough drawer space and enough number of cloth hangers.
  • Keep the sockets available on each side of the bed.
  • Empty and keep tidy the wastebasket.
  • Place a box of tissues in the nightstand.
Reduce the clutter to the minimum by keeping away all the paperwork in your home-office or the loose toys in your kid’s room if you’re going to use it as the guest room. Remove all the items that you or the regular occupant need during your guests’ stay in the room so that the guest may have a space for their own use. Complete the preparation of the guest room by adding fresh flowers of the season to the nightstands if they are not allergic, a night lamp to the bathroom for late trips and a welcome note that specifies the password to your wi-fi connection. If your guests are coming and going on their own, it is essential to leave an extra key for them.

Prepare your Guest bath:  Many people do bathroom cleaning in two levels. The first one is immediate cleaning by the family, and the second one is doing it with a Home Cleaning Company. If you have not done the company clean in recent times, it’s advisable to call Select Home Cleaning to ensure proper hygienic standards.  

If the guest bath is professionally cleaned lately, it’ll make your task easy. You need to then just do some casual cleaning such as: 
  • Remove all the washable items; clean the windows; dust the blinds; clean and wipe the mirrors and countertop containers.  
  • Use appropriate cleaning products to clean the cabinet and countertops.
  • Scrub the tub walls, shower, floor and toilet with hard bristle brush.
  • Sweep and mop the room floor with appropriate products.
  • Replace the rugs and other laundered items freshly after washing.
  • De-clutter the bathroom as much as you could. Move the items that are not frequently used to the inner cabinets and create more space for the guests. 
Mostly the guests do not like to put you out, so do the shopping and cleaning before their arrival and get more time to spend relaxed. Have a wonderful holiday time with your beloved guests. For your entire home cleaning needs, call the specialist home cleaning professionals, Select Home Cleaning, who can provide you excellent quality home cleaning service at an affordable price. They do care for the quality they provide and are verified, and well trained to delight the customers.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Select Home Cleaning- Top Cleaning Tips for Mirrors and Windows in New Zealand

Glass windows and the mirrors in your home easily accumulate dirt and dust. No matter how often you clean them, they will get dirty. You may clean and rub them meticulously to remove the stains but the glass does not sparkle the way you want them to. You can call Select Home Cleaning who’ll arrange professional window cleaners in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch to remove stubborn elbow grease and lint from glass surfaces. However, some easy regular cleaning of the window or mirror can be done by yourself with the following cleaning tips. 

Here are some top secret ideas on how to keep your window clean! Read on to find them out.
  • Besides top quality window cleaning solutions, you need the right tools. You should use a microfiber cloth, chamois or squeegee to clean the window or glass. You should not use paper towels as the latter will leave streaks on the window or mirror.
  • If you are cleaning glass that is very dirty, you should start by cleaning it with microfiber cloth that has been soaked in an effective cleaning solution. There are many high quality cleaning solutions available in the market and you may take recommendations from professional home cleaners when they come to remove stubborn stains from your mirrors and glass windows. Rub the glass or the window to remove the stains. When finished rub the glass with a crumpled newspaper sheet.
  • If you are using a commercial glass cleaner, it is important for you to opt for products without ammonia. If you have club soda at home or a coffee filter, you may use them to remove stains from the mirror or glass.
  • If you have a cover of wax on the mirror you can clean it by mixing two cups of water, half a cup of liquid dish wash soap and a quartet cup of vinegar. If the glass or the window has a cloudy appearance, you may use some white vinegar, one and a half teaspoon of cornstarch in warm water and alcohol. This mixture can be stored inside a spray bottle. Before every use, shake it and see how it cleans your glass.
  • Another interesting ingredient that removes scratches from mirrors or glass is white toothpaste. After cleaning the glass or the mirror with a cleaning solution, you may polish it with a little bit of white toothpaste. This means you can follow-up and keep your glass and mirrors free from stains after professional window or mirror cleaners have left.

SelectHomeCleaning Ensure that the Promises They Make Are Delivered on

If you have lots of windows and mirrors at home that you cannot clean yourself, it is wise to go in for professional window cleaners. Select Home Cleaning is a well established award winning home cleaning services Company in New Zealand.  Even though their regional office team does not do window cleaning, they can arrange to have it done for you with trusted service providers who are fast at their job and ensure you get sparkling clean glass and mirrors in no time. If you are busy and cannot pay attention to your windows and mirrors, contact Select Home Cleaning today on 0800 000 907!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

How to Zap Kitchen Odours with Some Smart, Easy Steps!

The dishes are washed and cleaned, the counter tops are wiped well and the table settings are kept in order. Your kitchen may look perfect for a magazine photographer to enter in and take a photograph. But what would she express if she step in and take a long breath? If you have the odours of last night’s dinner lingering in the air then you are not alone. You have to find the culprit from which you get the odour.

Eliminate cooking fumes: You can try this method to remove the scent of yesterday’s cooked fish. Mix 3 tablespoon of white vinegar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan and keep it to boil for few minutes. Vinegar is acidic in nature and the odour making particles are alkaline, so the fumes of the boiling Vinegar will neutralize the matter.

Empty the trash: If the garbage is not regularly attended and removed that stench may take over the kitchen. On getting the whiff, it is better to empty the can and with a wet paper towel wipe away the debris that gets stuck inside the can. Spray disinfectant spray like Lysol both inside and out and allow it to dry. By doing this once in a week, you can escape from deep cleaning.

Keep the appliances fresh: You may have quit the hand rinsing before loading the items into the dishwasher. You would have saved water, but on the downside food bits may get collected in the machine leaving funky smells. Whisk out any particles from the filter using a paper towel. Then rinse the empty dishwasher with rinse only cycle to wash away any debris collected inside. Then leave the door little opened to let the air out.

In the case of freezer or fridge, remove the past-prime leftovers and other offending items, old ice cubes etc. which may hold the odours in the sink. Clean any spills with sudsy sponge then rinse it well. Take a thin layer (quarter inch) of fresh baking soda in small shallow dishes. Cover the dishes with plastic wrap and punch holes so that air can circulate. Keep these dishes in the fridge shelves at different places and they may keep the fridge fresh for more than three months.

But always resort to calling house cleaning specialists at certain intervals to do the perfect cleaning so you can continue to maintain it afterwards.
Keep the sink fresh:  The main culprit of stink in the sink is the residual food scraps that are collected in the garbage disposer or pipes. First clean the disposal blade. If there is rubber gasket, rinse it thoroughly as it works like a magnet to collect the debris. Add a half cup baking soda in the sink with warm running water to get rid of the lingering odour.

Eliminate the stink before it starts: Sprinkle some salt on the fresh oven spills- It will be easy to wipe and reduce the lingering odour. The stinky spots can be freshened using Dish Washer Magic or Disposer Care. You can also mix one part of vinegar with one part of ice cubes and send them through the disposal. You can tuck a woody scent sachet in the trash can. This plant extract can keep the freshness for weeks.

If you have other cleaning issues and need professional cleaning for your home premises, consult Select Home Cleaning, a dependable and award winning house cleaning service in New Zealand. They’re very affordable house cleaners, servicing Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Tauranga and Christchurch. They have well trained & vetted team and sophisticated equipment to do your home cleaning task in a perfect manner.