Sometimes we take for granted which is common knowledge for most people when it comes to house cleaning. However, when it comes to do-it-yourself cleaning, there are some definite rules to follow to avoid household hazards. The most important point we can make to you our readers is that you should never ever mix bleach with ammonia. Mixing bleach with ammonia generates a toxic chloramine vapor which is very harmful. Remember when using bleach, do not use ammonia and vice versa. Ever!
Drains tend to slow up when they are used a lot. They can get gunked up with hair and soap residue, so before you go out and buy drain cleaners, try this do-it-yourself trick. Pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain and then chase it with a half cup of vinegar. Cover the drain to prevent fumes from being released into the air. Wait for approximately 5-10 and then flush with hot water. If the clog is tough to remove you may have to repeat the above process 1 or 2 more times.
Nobody really likes to clean their own home, that's why they call us! But, sometimes you just need to keep up your space in between cleanings. This is the best way to keep your place neat without spending too much time worrying about it and too much time doing it! Each day, or every other day, tidy up for 1 hour. This way you will not become overwhelmed and you can keep up day to day. If you don't have a whole hour to spare, then just do 1/2 hour. If you have pets you really should vaccuum every day if you can. Just run the sweeper around because pet hair builds up and releases allergens into the air and nobody wants that. Sometimes the best thing to do is just not to stress about it and make a plan to do just a little bit each day. You will be so surprised at how much cleaner and more comfortable your home will be. If you think it's just too much for you to handle then just ask our experts how you should schedule your cleanings and maybe schedule one extra cleaning a month. Sometimes it's all you need! All the little things you do each day add up so don't stress, tidy as you go.