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Discover How To Clean Your House In Half The Time!

  • Lee
  • January 27, 2016

Have you ever wondered if there were any tips or tricks to make the drudgery of house cleaning easier?

Have you ever wondered how maids clean so well, so fast?

Think about it, a maid will come into your home and clean it in just a few hours. And I'm not talking about a light cleaning, either. They dust, polish, scrub, wipe down all of the light switches and the baseboards, vacuum, and perform a general tidy in all areas of the home.All of that in just a few hours.

Wouldn't you like to have this superpower?

Can you imagine what life would be like if you could clean your home that good, that fast?

How much time would you get back?

Thanks to this expertly written house cleaning infographic by Sunflower Maids  now you too can put into use the "hacks" of the cleaning industry.

You'll learn:

  • How to clean efficiently
  • How to minimize movement
  • The order in which to clean
  • Tools of the trade
  • A TON of hacks, tips, and tricks for each room of your home!

If you want to save time and clean better, this infographic is for you. Check it out!

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This Graphic Shows How to Keep Your Home Clean

  • Lee
  • January 26, 2016

cleaning infographic about tricks a tips to keep your home clean

Want to know the best way to keep your home looking clean and tidy without spending hours everyday cleaning? We have some simple tweaks to your routine that can keep your home looking cleaner, longer! Take a look at the following infographic for some easy to implement ideas to keep your home clean.

cleaning infographic about tricks a tips to keep your home clean

9 Things People With Spotless Homes Do Everyday

1. Take Off Their Shoes

Don't allow shoes past the front door. Shoes track in a lot of germs, dirt and mud, which can all get trapped in carpet.
Tip: Try using two doormats: place one mat outside and the other inside to create double the opportunities to prevent tracked-in dirt. You can even add a cute sign by the doorway to help remind guests!


2. Make The Bed

Your bed is the focal point of a bedroom. A made bed makes your bedroom instantly look and feel cleaner, even if there are messes in other places.
Tip: To make your bed faster, lift up the corners of the bed to tuck in your sheets and blankets.


3. Wipe Down Kitchen Counters

Before you go to bed, clear off the clutter on your countertops and wipe them down. A wet rag or paper towel will help clean most debris and immediately freshen up your home.
Tip: Reduce clutter by using a cute basket to store keys, mail, and important papers you will need later.


4. Clean As You Cook

Who wants to clean up after eating a big meal? Once you’re done cooking, clean everything before sitting down for your meal. All you’ll have left is bowls and plates!
Tip: Clean out the dishwasher before you start cooking. When you finish using a pot or pan, clean it or put it in the dishwasher.


5. Wipe Down The Shower

Prevent hard water buildup and mold by using a squeegee or microfiber cloth to wipe down your shower after every use.
Tip: Keep your tools close: a microfiber towel can be kept on a towel rack or a squeegee in the shower.


6. Swiffer Before Bed

Avoid dust bunny build up by swiffering before heading to bed. A Swiffer will pick up all of the extra dust that falls on your floors and prevent dust from spreading around your house.
Tip: Keep your baseboards clean by wiping them with a dryer sheet. The sheet prevents static buildup so dust falls on the floor (for your Swiffer to pick up) instead of staying on the baseboard.


7. Put Their Clothes Away

It is really easy to come home from work and drop clothes on the floor, bed, or chair. Instead, take a minute to put dirty clothes in the hamper or hang them back up. Do a quick check before bed and put all leftover clothes in the hamper. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your home will look just by keeping clothes picked up!
Tip: Cut your drying time in half by throwing a dry towel in with your wet laundry. Your clothes will be fully dry but the towel will still be little damp. Just hang the towel to let it finish drying.


8. Wipe Mirrors and Sink

After you finish brushing your teeth, quickly wipe off any toothpaste dribble that lands on the faucet or mirror.
Tip: Keep a microfiber hand towel by the sink. It will prevent streaking your mirror and hold any extra toothpaste.


9. Obey The 2-Minute Rule

– The 2-minute rule states: “If it takes less than two minutes, then do it now.” It is a great rule to prevent procrastination. Apply this to the small cleaning tasks that pile up: organizing your dresser, putting away leftovers, etc.
Tip: Try it! The 2-minute rule helps you go from thinking, “Should I do this?” to actually doing it. Try it with one item on this list!

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Toxic Household Cleaning Agents

  • Lee
  • December 28, 2015

Toxic Household Cleaning Agents

Some of the most toxic chemicals are living right under your nose. They are sitting in a bucket under the sink or in the laundry room on a shelf. Cleaning agents can be very deadly to our health and our home. The fumes from most of these are the most toxic. An average home contains many different gallons of toxic chemicals. Cleaning companies do not have to list every single ingredient in their product and for them that is probably a good thing, for us not so much.

Cleaning companies are able to hide certain ingredients under “secret ingredients” because they claim that is what makes them so unique and by law they are allowed too.
When you pick up a cleaner and it has many warnings on it, do you really want to use it in your home? You are locking those cleaners away for a reason so that your child or animal doesn’t get ahold of it because if they do it can be very fatal.

  • Chlorinated phenol – this chemical is often found in your toilet bowl cleaner and has toxic fumes. This is not good for your respiratory system.
  • Diethylene glycol – this agent is found in Windex and is deadly to your nervous system.
  • Phenols – this agent is often found in Lysol spray or other disinfectants. It is also dangerous for you to breathe in the fumes.
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate – you will generally find this agent in your everyday laundry detergent and surface cleaners. Do you really want to wear this substance or lay your food on it? This chemical is illegal in Europe.
  • Formaldehyde – this chemical is often found in things like Febreeze and Glade to freshen your room. It can also be found in your nail polish.
  • Perchloroethylene – is a chemical in stain remover. Has been found to cause kidney damage.

This list could keep going for miles. There is hundreds of chemicals out there in our everyday products that we do not realize we are breathing. We think our home is clean, but truthfully it is full of chemicals that are dangerous to our health. This is why natural products are important to use every day.

At Maid Savvy Cleaning Services, we always go above and beyond to make sure that your home is clean and safe of toxic chemicals each time we visit. We always try to use the safest cleaning agents possible so that your home is a safe area for your family. Book your cleaning today!


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Top 5 Allergens in your Home

  • Lee
  • December 17, 2015

Top 5 Allergens in your Home

Allergens are everywhere, especially in the Southeast during the spring time. With the number of trees, grasses, and flowers in the area, the number one allergen is pollen. You may be thinking that pollen is an outside allergen but it easily finds its ways into your home. Every available entry way into your home can lead to increased pollen levels. Pollen can come in around cracks in the door, through the air conditioner, and even through the mesh screens in windows.

There are a couple of steps you can take to reduce the amount of pollen in your home:

  1. Keep the doors and windows closed tight
  2. Make sure that you are changing your air conditioner filter on a regular basis
  3. Wash shoes during especially heavy pollen periods.

Cockroaches are another high allergen. Cockroaches cause lots of people to have allergies and the stuff you kill them with can also cause you to sneeze. Cockroaches are one of the nastiest bugs because they carry disease and germs, which they spread throughout your home. You may not even be aware that you have any, but you could have a few lurking in small spaces. Another way to get rid of them instead of using roach killer would be to sprinkle a little borax out. Make sure you do it were your child or dog wouldn’t get in it!

Mold spores are another top allergen. They like to grow and breed in damp places, such as your bath mat if it stays wet, or the bottom of your shower curtain. You could also have find mold down the back of your refrigerator if it sweats. Other places are under the cabinets and behind the toilets.

With Maid Savvy, each cleaning can help reduce the number of allergens in your home by making sure they are swept, wiped, and mopped away. A Maid Savvy house cleaning is just a few clicks away when you check out our booking page!


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