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5 Cleaning Tools You Can Make At Home

It’s easy enough to run to the store and load up your cart with cleaning products and tools, but sometimes, it’s simpler, cheaper, or just more satisfying to come up with your own DIY approaches to getting things done, including cleaning the house. I enjoy trying out new cleaning hacks and am always pleasantly surprised when one of them work.  I did a bit of thinking and a little research, and I came up with a few ideas that are worth a try. Read more

Cleaning with Vinegar

 

White-distilled vinegar is an inexpensive household cleaner, effective for killing bacteria, most types of mold, and germs. This multi-purpose product is highly versatile and can be found in your own pantry. Homes and offices can be easily cleaned with vinegar. One container can take care of your bathroom and kitchen cleaning, laundry, weeds, and even insects. Vinegar is also economical and very environmentally-friendly. It is a weak form of acetic acid that is completely edible, reducing worry by parents of small children who may not want toxic cleaners in their home. The uses of white-distilled vinegar are endless! Read more

More Tips to Combat Pet Hair

Are you still dealing with pet hair? As the seasons change so do the coats on your pets. Unfortunately, the hair can get annoying. You can only take so much of the fur ending up on your furniture and subsequently your clothes. Luckily for you, St Louis Cleaning Team specializes in residential house cleaning, so pet hair is something we’re familiar with.  We are back with a few more tips for dealing with all of the unwanted pet hair.

 You don’t need to own a special state of the art vacuum made for pets. When it comes to cleaning up dog or cat hair, I stick to the basics. From dryer sheets to window squeegees there are plenty of household items that are great at picking up all that pesky fur. Read more

Start 2019 With a Clean Home

 

Simple Cleaning Tips for the New Year

Ready to start off the New Year right? We are just a few days into 2019, and if you’re like a lot of people, one of your new year’s resolutions is to keep your house cleaner. With all of the general business of everyday life, keeping your house pristine and spotless can be easier said than done. These tips can help you stick to a cleaning schedule to keep things under control. Read more

House Cleaning When Injured

When you suffer an injury in an accident, you  may work with a personal injury attorney in St. Louis to pursue monetary compensation for your related damages. What many people don’t realize is that their lawyers can help them get more than financial reimbursement for their injury-related expenses – they can help them get back to their normal routines by referring them to life coaches, personal trainers, real estate agents, and even professional cleaning services who can ease the burden of recovery.

Talk to your lawyer about hiring a professional cleaing company to clean your home while you recover.  Read more

How To Deal With Pet Hair

You may have noticed that your little pup or kitty cat is shedding more than usual. As the seasons change so do the coats on your fuzzy creatures. Unfortunately, the hair can get annoying. You can only take so much of Mia or Milo’s fur ending up on your furniture and subsequently your clothes. Luckily for you, St Louis Cleaning Team specializes in residential house cleaning, so fur and fuzz is something we’re familiar with.

Whisk Brush
One of our secret weapons when it comes to pet hair is a whisk brush. This durable tool has harder bristles than a regular broom making it easier for you to sweep away things that tend to stick to surfaces because of friction, static, etc. We usually run this over couches and chairs a couple of times in a quick pulling motion (back to front). The hair should fall to the ground and then you can vacuum or sweep it up from there. Read more

4 EASY DAILY TASKS TO KEEP A CLEAN HOUSE YEAR-ROUND

Whether your house is bachelor or bachelorette pad,  or you’ve got kiddos and pets, there are easy and simple ways to stay ahead of cleaning chores and keep the house clean without crazy amounts of effort. Here are some easy and simple ideas for calming the chaos and getting a house that’s clean and presentable:

 

#1.  Find a Home

Many people tend to accumulate things—from toys to tools to crafts and books; there are many households that are overwhelmed with stuff. Finding a place, a bin or a bucket or a drawer, for every item in the house will make major mess and disorganization disappear fast.

 

#2. Keep the Kitchen Sparkling

A dirty kitchen seems to signal that rest of the house is likely on the same dirty page. Clean countertops, paperless tables and lack of dirty dishes equal an organized and inviting home.  Keep disinfectant wipes on hand to use for every day cleaning.

 

#3. Bedroom Bliss

On the same note as the kitchen, a bedroom space that is full of piles of dirty clothes and disorganized bath items will make the rest of the home echo the same sentiment. Keeping the bed made, clothes put away and used towels off the floor will go a long way towards setting the tone of a clean house.

 

#4. Trash the Trash

A kitchen with an overflowing trashcan and a recycle container that is piled high is a sure sign of a dirty disaster. Make sure to stick to a daily habit of emptying the garbage and taking out the recycle bin to be dumped.

 

Need help getting your home to sparkle and shine – Call St Louis Cleaning Team today!!!

Cleaning your Dishwasher!

Stinky Dishwasher – Clean it with Kool Aid

 

How often have you opened your dishwasher only to be knocked over with the smell from inside it?  Cleaning a stinky dishwasher seems like a weird waste of time since we always assume that the next wash will clean it and the problem will cure itself. Guess what, it won’t! Read more

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Sometimes the classic cotton towel just won’t cut it when it comes to getting the clean you want. This is where a microfiber cleaning cloth comes in to play. These handy little squares of magical cleanliness are a godsend for countless things. Read more

How To Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

There’s no denying that having a garbage disposal can make life easier. However, these devices don’t see as much cleaning as they should for two reasons: The first is that we just kind of forget to maintain them. The second is that most of us have been conditioned to fear the disposal since childhood. There’s a good logic behind this, as the appliance can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Nonetheless, the end result of leaving this tool unwashed can be an awful stench permeating throughout your kitchen. Lack of cleaning could also lead to your disposal not working properly.

Fortunately, it is possible to keep these handy devices washed. You just need to make sure you’re extra cautious as you work. So, with that in mind, learn the best way to clean a garbage disposal, including how to clean the garbage disposal’s rubber flange.

Note: Garbage disposals have sharp blades that can be very dangerous. To avoid injury, it’s important to make sure your disposal is off and to be especially mindful of what you are doing when cleaning any part of this tool. It’s also a good idea to unplug the appliance when cleaning around the drain or flange with your hands.
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