In this article we will look at cost-effective ways to use the correct disinfectant, dusters, floor cleaners, glass cleaners, rags and sponges. After all, it's not only about finding the right cleaner for your home (although that is very important) but if I can save you money and possibly recommend healthy products as well - then I feel that I am giving you some helpful advice. I hope you think so too. Let's get started...
When you need to scrub and disinfect at the same time, just add a generous sprinkle of baking soda to the surface and then spray your homemade solution.
If you don’t have time to create your own solution (because let’s admit it…we barely have enough time to clean our own homes), choose a disinfectant that is not harsh to the surfaces and the air in your home. Remember that just because it smells like bleach doesn’t make it good for your home and it can be doing more damage than good.
Lambswool dusters, oil based products and microfiber rags are all you need for dusting. Don’t forget to analyze and research your household furniture items before spraying something on it. We recommend never spraying an oil-based cleaning solution directly on a surface. Spray your cleaner on the microfiber rags and then attack the dust.
Floor Care Cleaners
Keep in mind that everything you apply to the floors must be removed or it will build up over time. Think of it sort of like applying nail polish to your nails for a shine....after time you need to remove the old clear coat to apply a new one. The less polish you apply to your floors the better. Try to keep the natural shine in all types of flooring simply by upkeep. Vacuum and damp mop all floors at least once a week to keep them looking new.
Cheaper is not always better when it comes to your vacuum.
- If you suffer from allergies then the first thing you need to look for when purchasing a vacuum is a HEPA filter.
- Don’t buy a used vacuum - ever!
- Change your vacuum bags on a regular basis and wash the filters out on your vacuum because they do clog with dust.
If under your kitchen cabinet is filled with cleaning supplies that you really don’t use, don’t be afraid to let go of them. Dispose of them by dropping them off at your local recycling center. We also offer pick-up of harmful supplies from our clients to rid their homes of harmful sprays and toxins. Place a cleaning bucket with the cleaning solutions needed and keep it either under your kitchen cabinet or in your specific cleaning supply area. No need to rummage through years of old supplies....Just grab your cleaning caddy and attack the dirt when needed.
Choosing the right supplies can be difficult – but finding time to get your home clean can be even more exasperating! If you find that you need a little help getting that chore done so that you have time to take care of all of the many other “to do” items on your list, please give us a call at (512) 248-0097 or click the above link. And, don’t worry, we know just the right cleaning agents to get the job done right for your home!