Monthly Archives: February 2016

Budget-Maids Top Cleaning Tips

top cleaning tipsCleaning – it’s a fact of everyday life. But if you want to up your game when it comes to cleaning, read on to discover our top cleaning tips.

In no time at all, you’ll be cleaning like a pro and your house will look amazing!

Always clean from top to bottom. You don’t want to be dislodging dirt or dust onto clean floors after all.

Get your cords in order. Electrical cords attract dust because they heat up and attract all the dust (sloughed-off skin cells, pet hair, human hair and more) that is in our homes. Tie them together and keep them off the floors to minimize this issue.

Wear house-only shoes. Or slippers – or go barefoot. This will help keep dirt out of your house and your carpets and floors cleaner for longer.

Use your cooking down time to clean up. While you are waiting for pots to boil or a roast to cook, take the opportunity to wipe down kitchen surfaces, clean the microwave or wash up your knives and chopping boards.

Use a squeegee in the shower every day. Use it to clean down the shower door and the tiled surfaces to reduce the build-up of soap scum and mold. This is one of the best top cleaning tips!

Treat stains straight away. Any spills (red wine, food and more) are best treated straightaway.

Clean little and often. You are more likely to do the job if you think it is only going to take 15 minutes or so, rather than several hours.

Make your cleaning time ‘me time’. Listen to a great playlist or a podcast and this can help relax and entertain you as you clean.

De-clutter so you have less to clean. Piles of books, magazines, un-played with toys – all of these items mean more cleaning because you need to put them away or store them. Get rid of anything you haven’t used recently.

Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Olney, a maid service in Potomac or cleaning services in Columbia and surrounds (ie VA and most of Maryland). Why not give us a call today and let us help you up your cleaning game with our top cleaning tips? Picture thanks to Philip Wilson on flickr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love of Cleaning!

love of cleaningIs love on your mind? Probably – as the annual celebration that is Valentine’s Day has just been and gone, it’s hard not to think about love. But what about love of cleaning?

We want to share some news with you that you might find surprising – there are lots of women who love cleaning! The Real Simple website surveyed Facebook followers and found that 90 percent of them either liked cleaning or having cleaned something.

Of course, as our business is all about cleaning (we provide cleaning service Columbia, house cleaning Vienna, maid service Olney and more), we understand that love of cleaning but here’s our explanation for why this activity is the favourite of so many.

It’s a form of meditation. Cleaning can be calming, helping you to de-stress from your working day or from hours spent running round after the kids. A lot of people choose to clean accompanied my music or a Podcast. It can be perfect “me” time, and it can stop all those racing thoughts as you concentrate on getting surfaces perfectly polished or glasses sparkling clean.

It gives you a sense of achievement. If you have ever spent 15 minutes or so scrubbing a saucepan to get rid of the burnt on food, you will know exactly what we mean by this. There’s a huge sense of satisfaction to be gained as the crusted on food comes off. Cleaning can produce great results – tangible results and an end product that you can see.

It can be a bit of a work-out. If you spend a lot of time in an office, the likelihood is that you are spending a lot of time sitting. Most household jobs will require you to stand and move around – whether that is vigorously polishing a table, washing floors, cleaning skirting boards or running up and down stairs to tidy up laundry. Moving your body almost always makes you feel better.

It gives you control over your environment. Knowing where all your important paperwork is stored means you can find it easily when necessary. Clearing out all your clutter can make you feel in control of your life in general and a tidy, uncluttered environment can help us feel more at ease.

Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Arlington, a maid service in Vienna or cleaning services in Falls Church and surrounds, cleaning services in Olney and Oakton and more. Why not give us a call today and let us share our love of cleaning with you.