Sunday, April 26, 2009

All About Painters

Why don't professional painters put the tarp on the floor to protect the floor from paint dropping on it.

It has come to our attention that most painters don't put down a tarp to protect the floor, leaving paint drops and smudges all over the floor.

As cleaners we have to scrape and scrub, which takes a long time all because they won't clean up after them selves .

Owners of properties when hiring painters should request them to use floor coverings to protect their floors because the paint doesn't all com up.

We need to get this message out to people who hire painters.

The fact is not that it takes us more time, but that it's costing the client more money and that the floor won't look as good as it should.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Here are some kitchen cleaning tips

Non-Toxic Tricks

3 Dishwashing Formulas
For each of the following recipes, fill a 22 oz. plastic bottle with castile soap diluted with water. Add the essential oils. Shake the bottle before each use. Use as you normally would use dishwashing detergant, except that you need less than 1/2 cup of vinegar to the sink and for baked-on foods, soak with hot water and baking soda

Formula 1
Liquid castile soap
15 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil

Formula 2
Liquid castile soap
10 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops rosemary essential oil
4 drops grape fruit seed exract

Formula 3
Liquid castile soap
10 drops orange essential oil
5 drops grape fuite seed extract
5 drops tea tree oil

Lime and mineral deposits
For lime and mineral deposits on the kitchen sink faucet, soak a paper towel in vinegar, wrap it around the faucet for one hour. The vinegar breaks down the mineral scale, you can wipe it off and polish the chrome.

Heavy grease
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar to your sink- full of water to help to cut grease.

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Monday, April 6, 2009



Do you know what "Spring Cleaning" really Means?

I am 45 years old, and I would be willing to bet that most people my age and younger either don't know what the term "Spring Cleaning" really means or have never even heard of it, ut in the not to distant past it was a yearly ritual in most homes.

With the arrival of spring , our moms, grandmothers, aunts - basically all the women in the family - would take everything outside of the house (and all the stuff was taken outside) and then bring everything back in. At the very least, they woulld move everything outside of a room and do te same thing one room at a time untill the entire house and everything in ti was clean.

And I mean clean. They would clean walls, baseboards, electrical outlets, light switch faceplates, light fixtures, floors - everything - and nothing was moved back into the room untill it was also cleaned thoroughly. Because the house was closed up throughout the winter allowing the germs and bacteria to proliferate, a thorough cleaning was done in the spring. Airing out the house as it was being cleaned was also part of the cleaning process, and important part as well.

Spring Cleaning actually helps keep us healthy. Do you know what causes odours in the home most of the time? It is germs and bacteria which can't really be eliminated by air fresheners and deodorizers but only by genuine cleaning.

I have worked as a housekeeper, and one thing I noticed was that people have a lot of stuff cluttering up their space, making it impossible to do a good clean. Not only clutter but in fact everything in your house is a potential haven for germs. So the more stuff, the more germs unless you can keep all those things clean of course.

It's probably not feasible for most people to move everything outside in order to sring clean the way it was done in the past. But I can tell you from experience the cleaner our homes are, the healthier we are mentally as well as physically. If you want to do spring cleaning, consider doing the following:

* Get rid of excess stuff

* Clean the bathroom regularly. Pay particular attention to the toilet, especially the outside of the bowl and the floor around it.

* Don't wait until you can see dirt to acknowledge it's existence - germs cannot be seen with the naked eye.

* If you have children no matter what age, their "stuff" and their rooms are the places where the most germ will be lurking. Clean them reugularly.

* Everyone should always wash their hands after using the toilet and wahing up for dinner isn't some quaint custom from the past - it's a necessary step in preventing the passing of germs

* If you have carpets, consider getting rid of them. As far as I'm concerned, carpets should never have been invented - they are nothing but haven for dust dirt and germs.

Once a year, even if you don't think it's necessary, clean your entire house from top to bottom as best as you can. if this isn't possible, hire someone to do it for you. Make sure that all furniture gets cleaned, as well as toys, electronics - anything that people touch a lot.

I know, I know - it might sound extreme. Talk to your grandparents or older family members. They'll tell you it's just good sense. And good sense never goes out of style.