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Rockford Winter Housekeeping Tips

The winter will be upon us soon, and if history tells any story here in the Rockford area, we know that the weather can be very unpredictable. Much of our time during the winter months is spent indoors to avoid the cold. This means we have to be extra diligent in making sure our home is clean and safe. With these winterization tips, you will be one step closer to a clean & safe home.

Change Furnace Filters

Yes it’s easy to forget, but it’s important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand. Here’s a worry-saving tip: mark a monthly check on your calendar.

Winterize Your Entryway

Place a rough mat (coir, wood, or rubber) outside for wiping off mud and snow and an absorbent mat inside to soak up moisture. Want to save money on heating bills? Consider one of those door guards that you put under your door.

Vacuum and Rotate Mattresses

For the best, most even wear on your mattress, it’s recommended that you turn and rotate it each quarter. The winter season is a great time to do it, especially if you are changing your bed coverings for the winter anyways.

Reorganize the Kitchen Pantry

The holiday season comes with a ton of kitchen duty. An hour or two of time spent reorganizing your pantry will go a long way in making your Thanksgiving and Christmas meals easier, and maybe more fun, to create.

Clean Your Lights & Chandeliers

Those Rockford nights are coming faster now that we’ve moved our clocks back an hours. This means we will be using our lights even more. Its important that they are clean, and free of dust, bugs, and other unsafe particles that make the lights shine a little less than they should.

Clean Your Gutters

If there is one thing that most people forget, or neglect, to do – its cleaning their gutters. Rockford is full of homes surrounded by trees that dump tons of stuff on our roofs, and that stuff ends up clogging our gutters. A clean gutter can better handle the snow, ice, and melt, keeping your sidewalks, entries, and yard, in much better and safer shape.

These are just a few tips that can help you out this winter. If you want some more, see these great sites with other wonderful tips:

http://www.marthastewart.com/297052/winter-homekeeping-tips/@center/277000/homekeeping-solutions#275017

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to/g52/winterize-home-tips-energy-461008/

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3 Tips to Keep a Kid Safe Home

You’re texting, cooking, cleaning, and laundering. You’re changing diapers, fixing breakfast, and picking up your kids at daycare. Your days get hectic and your schedules are full.

You may not think an extra second about that cleaning product bottle or container that’s still open or unsecured. Yet it only takes a second – one distraction, one step into the other room – for an accident to happen, for a child to get a hold of something not meant for them.

The American Cleaning Institute reminds parents and caregivers to keep all cleaning products up and away from children.

Be aware. Be alert. And help keep your family safe. Here are a few helpful reminders for moms and dads to help you keep your children safe:

Store products properly

Make sure your cleaning products are stored away from food and not accessible to your children or pets. They should also be stored in their original container and the labels intact. Your products should be properly closed, and never left in an open bucket.

Clean up spills immediately

Its is important that if you happen to spill any cleaning products, you clean them immediately. It only takes a moment for your child to get into that mess and be in harms way.

Insure your child is properly attended to

If you have to focus on some intense cleaning, it is critical that you child is attended to. It can be hard to focus on cleaning and house repair tasks, while keeping an eye on young children. Maybe save your cleaning for when someone is home with you – or hire a cleaner or a babysitter to cover duties for you.

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Here is another great list of safety tips for the American Cleaning Institute: http://www.cleaninginstitute.org/HomeSafety/

 

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Why It Helps to Keep Your Business Clean

We know first hand the importance of running a clean business, and what a professional cleaner can do for your property and bottom line. But have you ever thought about what your business could be like if your office or store was cleaner? Would your employees be more efficient, would customers see the difference?

Cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Discover more about the Value of Clean® in this new animated infographic from ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and learn how a modest investment in cleaning can help your business reap big savings.

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3 Easy Steps to a Cleaner, Healthier Home

The Quote: No need to take time out of your busy schedule. You can simply book your cleaning  or in home estimate from your smartphone or tablet. We make home cleaning convenient and affordable for you. If you prefer, you can call us , we are happy to meet with you in person to discuss your needs. Either way, WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

The Team: We will send out a team of Two fully trained, insured and screened cleaning specialists. We provide all products and supplies and we can also use your products upon request! We strive to send the same two cleaners to your home or business each time. Our cleaners are respectful, courteous and eager to help with your cleaning needs!

The Clean: The moment we’ve all been waiting for, where we get rid of all of the muck and junk and give you your place back! We only use the safest, most effective products and we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the results! We ALWAYS stay in contact before, during and after the clean to make sure your expectations are exceeded with our service.

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Top 10 Household Cleaning Tips

Shower door soap scum, greasy dirt on lamps and kitchen cabinets…some things around the house just don’t come clean. We talked to professional house cleaners and got them to spill their best-kept cleaning secrets. Use these tips to simplify your housecleaning—and save time and effort.

Use chandelier cleaning spray

Cleaning a chandelier the old-fashioned way—spraying and wiping each piece by hand—takes forever. And it doesn’t help that you’re standing on a ladder. Want an easier way? Try a spray-on chandelier cleaner. First spread a plastic tarp on the floor under the chandelier to catch the drips. Then turn off the light and spray the solution on the chandelier until liquid beads start to run (you’ll use a lot of spray, but it beats wiping). The spray rinses off the dust. The solution that’s left evaporates quickly and doesn’t leave water spots. The spray works well on hanging crystals, but don’t expect it to remove dust from crevices.

Cut Grease with a Hot Rag

Grease and dirt build up on kitchen cabinets over time. To clean your cabinets, first, heat a slightly damp sponge or cloth in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds until it’s hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray the cabinets with an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off the cleaner with the hot sponge.

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