Monthly Archives: January 2018

Maid Services Olney’s Laundry Tips

Maid Service OlneyMaid Service Olney knows that for most of us laundry is a recurring job. Depending on the size of your family you might be using the washing machine twice a week, or perhaps every day.

Maid Service Olney has laundry tips to ensure your clothes emerge as super-clean as they can be.

Preparing your dirty laundry. To ensure thorough cleaning and protect the drum of your washing machine, preparation is essential. Secure Velcro, remove pins and brooches, unfurl socks and unroll cuffs. You should also tie strings and sashes, and put lingerie into mesh bags.

IMPORTANT TIP – check pockets for tissues. If you leave tissue paper in the washing machine, it will disintegrate, coating everything in miniscule pieces that are almost impossible to pick off.

Go easy on the fabric softener, especially when you are washing towels. Fabric softener affects the absorbency of towels. For every four washes of a towel, make one of them softener-free to preserve.

Use the exact amount of washing powder or liquid. It’s tempting to throw a lot in there, but modern formulations are super strong. Too much powder or liquid will clog up the internal workings of your machine and lead to a build-up of bacteria.

Wash whites separately, as this will keep them whiter. They should also be washed at a warmer temperature than colours. You can make your own whitening formulation using half a cup of white or cider vinegar mixed in with a gallon of water during the washing machine cycle. Hang your whites out to dry in sunshine, if possible, as this acts as a natural bleach. It’s the environmentally-friendly approach too, says Maid Service Olney.

Ditch the dry cleaning. Something labelled dry cleaning doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be cleaned that way, especially if it’s made from natural fibers such as wool, silk and linen. Do hand wash them, though, in a mild solution of warm water and a gentle detergent. Rinse until the water runs clear and gently squeeze out the excess water. You should reshape items flat on a towel and leave to dry flat too.

Do regular service washes. A service wash is where you run the machine at a high temperature with nothing in it. This helps maintain your washing machine and should be done about every 40 washes. Most modern machines will have a setting especially for this. Maintain the machine by also wiping it out after every wash, removing anything trapped in the rubber seal and leaving the door open if possible.

Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Potomac, a Maid Service Olney or cleaning services in Columbia and surrounds (i.e. VA and most of Maryland). Why not give us a call today and let us help you get into an efficient laundry routine?

 

Cleaning Service Vienna: Banish the January Blues with Cleaning

Cleaning Service ViennaHave you got the January blues, asks Cleaning Service Vienna? It’s a funny month. All the lovely activities such as partying, time off work and catching up with family and friends are finished.

Still, there are some things you can do to make this month better. Here are our suggestions.

CLEANING SERVICE VIENNA TIPS

Get rid of those unwanted presents. Yes, we’re always grateful for gifts but many people receive things they don’t want. If you don’t love the gift, it clutters up your home. Donate it to charity or a friend who might appreciate it.

De-clutter in general. Do you want to walk into a home that feels calm and relaxing? The less clutter that lies around, the more likely this is to happen. How can you make de-cluttering easy? Cleaning Service Vienna explains:

  • For wardrobes. Anything you haven’t worn in a year should be thrown out. Ditto for anything that does not fit, or doesn’t suit you.
  • Books. Is there a room where you can store them all? We’re loath to throw books away, but keep them all in one place and they’ll be much tidier. The same goes for DVDs.
  • Drawers. We’re all guilty to dumping stuff in drawers to hide it away. Again, ask yourself if you’ve used these items in the last 12 months and chuck anything you haven’t.
  • Kitchens. Get rid of any gadgets that aren’t used regularly, i.e. once a week or every two weeks.
  • Bribe a friend to do it. Your friend won’t have any attachment to your things. They’ll find it easier to throw away the rubbish. Repay your friend by doing the same back.

TRASH CANS

Clean your trash cans. Your trash cans have worked hard this Christmas. Extra food waste and packing will have taken their toll. Your bins may stink to high heaven. Ideally, you should throw your trash out daily. Create a home-made trash can cleanser using a 50/50 mix of cider or distilled white vinegar and water spray. You can add some drops of essential oils too, such as lemon or peppermint. When you take the trash out, spray the bin and give it a quick wipe.

Invite people around to your lovely, clean home. Now that you’ve de-cluttered and filled your home with lovely aromas, people should see it. It’s tempting to hide away in January, but socializing keeps us health and cheerful. Throw a mid-month party. It will make you very popular!

Happy New Year from all of us at Budget Maids!

Here at Budget Maids we provide Cleaning Service Vienna, a maid service in Arlington 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 make sure your home is beautifully clean and tidy in 2018?