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How Often Should You Clean Things?

house cleaning ViennaSome cleaning jobs are obvious. We at house cleaning Vienna hope that you wash dishes after you use them, for example! Others aren’t quite so straight-forward.

Here’s the house cleaning guide to what to clean and when.

Duvets. Your duvet should be laundered every six months. You might need to do this through a specialist service, depending on the size of the duvet.

Pillows. Naturally filled pillows should be aired outside regularly during the summer months – every few weeks. Wash them every three months, but remember they need two-three days to dry properly.

Foam-filled pillows. Sponge in warm, soapy water every six months.

Hollowfibre/polyester pillows. These can be washed in the washing machine. Do this every six months. Pillowcases should be washed at least every two weeks.

Your fridge. Ideally, the fridge should be cleaned every month. Take everything out, get rid of any out-of-date or spoiled foods. Wipe over the surfaces with a dilute solution of washing liquid, wash the shelves and containers. Dry everything carefully.

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Upholstered furniture. Furniture should be cleaned every six to 12 months. Choose the right products and carry out a test before use to check. You can also choose to have the furniture cleaned professionally.

Carpets. Have your carpets cleaned every six months, more often if you have pets or children with a sense of adventure! Budget Maids offers professional carpet cleaning services using a dry cleaning service that minimizes down time.

Washing machines. Yes, even washing machines get dirty. Clean yours every six months. If it’s a front-loading machine, the rubber seal picks up lint, hair and dirt. Spray it with white cleaning vinegar, and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Set the washer to its hottest setting. Add two cups of white vinegar to the detergent dispenser. Run the washing machine through a complete cycle.

Mattress. Clean the mattress every six months to keep bed bugs at bay. It’s not a hard job, we promise! Vacuum the surface, then remove stains using a light solution of upholstery cleaner, a sponge and water. Don’t soak the mattress as this will cause mildew. Leave the mattress to dry out thoroughly before sleeping on it. We recommend turning the mattress every six months too.

Here at Budget Maids we provide cleaning services in Arlington, a maid service in Vienna or house cleaning Vienna and surrounds, cleaning services in Olney and Oakton and more. Why not give us a call today and let us do all those nuisance cleaning jobs for you?

 

 

A foolproof way to keep your home clean

Almost everyone struggles with home cleaning at one time or another… schedules change, holidays happen and well let’s face it – it’s not difficult to lose motivation.  Before you know it, household cleaning has gotten behind schedule and catching up seems like a mammoth task.  There is however one foolproof way of keeping your house clean, all the time. And here it is:

A little goes a long way

No matter how big or small your living space, doing a little every day means no more cleaning marathons on a Monday or even worse, the weekend.  It’s easy to get discouraged by huge cleaning tasks, or trying to clean your home from top to bottom in one single day.  That’s why doing a little every day, is such a manageable way of cleaning your home on-the-go, bringing you peace of mind when the all-important weekend comes round.

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A routine that rocks

It’s easy to say you’re going to do a little bit of cleaning every day, but not so easy to keep to that promise. Falling back on old habits, or worse – doing no cleaning during the week at all – happens.  The answer is to create a routine that works specifically for you.  Find a time of day you can set aside for cleaning – it needn’t be more than 15 to 30 minutes.  A particularly good time is when everyone else is either sleeping or out.  

Family time

Household cleaning can also double as family time.  Apart from your weekday cleaning routine, have a set time for weekend cleaning when the rest of the family can help out.  It means you can choose one day in the week when you do no cleaning at all.

Write a cleaning rota to help keep everyone accountable and remind them of what they have to do (very few people of us genuinely have no time for household cleaning).  Admitted, cleaning isn’t the most exciting part of the day… but think of the rewards.

Remember too, when you need expert cleaning help, to call us here at Budget Maids.  We offer professional household cleaning in Arlington, maid services in Potomac and cleaning services in Rockville and other parts of VA and Maryland.

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