Earlier I talked about the need for a house cleaning plan, now here are few tips to plan your weekly house cleaning.
- Keep aside 2-3 hours for Weekly house cleaning. This may vary depending upon the size of your house.
- Start your house cleaning with kitchen, remove containers and wipe the shelves. Wipe all the containers from outside. Wipe tiles with soap water and then wipe them with dry clothes.
- Clean your refrigerator by removing all stored material.
- For your house to remain dirt free for a longer period always remember to remove dirt instead of blowing it away.
- Wipe off dirt from show pieces, flower vase, lamps, tube lights and fans.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to clean curtains, carpet and sofas.
- Remove sofas, side table or any moveable furniture to clear dust behind and beneath them.
- Use vinegar and lemon to clean water stains from taps and other bathroom fittings.
- Use paper to wipe window glass, mirrors after applying soap water.
- Add baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice in water and scrub with a sponge to get cleaner floor tiles.
Like we have plans for our diet, exercise, savings, it is important to have a plan for maintaining cleanliness at our house. Some places need cleanliness daily, some require weekly attention while some need to be done monthly. Whether you do your house cleaning yourself or hire professional services, make sure that it covers each and every part of your house and at regular intervals.
It is commonly seen that we do deep cleaning of our house only around major festivals such as Diwali, Eid or Christmas. In this situation we give plenty of opportunity to various germs and bacteria to develop in and around our house, which further lead to numerous hygiene threats. Long accumulated water or dust leaves behind stains which are tough to clear. Such spots are also a major source from where multiple allergies arise. Older homes require more attention.
There are certain areas which should be cleaned daily such as cooking area in kitchen and wash rooms. Floor should be mopped daily with disinfectant, while dusting all furniture and places easily approachable. Beds should be re arranged every day dusting off before laying bed sheets again. Then there are places which should be cleaned weekly such as wash room tiles, areas behind and around kitchen sink and cooking area. Similarly there are places which should be cleaned once in a month thoroughly such as fans, electrical fixtures, false ceiling, balconies, taps in kitchen and wash rooms and widow glasses.
Deep cleaning of your house by professionals can be a smart solution as they clean areas which are not approachable to you or your maids and are generally left ignored. They also ensure proper cleaning of wash room flooring and wall tiles which generally get stained due to continuous exposure to water. Water taps and other plumbing fixtures also get water stains which are tough to clean can also be maintained through them. Vacuum cleaning of carpets and curtains is very important and is often ignored.
Following simple routine and taking service of expert keeps your house clean and hygienically safe preventing you and your family from multiple diseases and allergies.
Termites are the biggest enemies of wooden furniture. There are many precautions which can be taken to avoid them however there are specialised services that can be availed to get rid of them. Their packages range from one time to annual contract, cost depending upon the size of your home.
The main meal of termites is wood, leaves, grass or things made out of trees. Termites feed on wood and leather goods. Termites live in hot, humid and dark places. Chair, table, door, window, etc. are often destroyed by termites. Carpets, blankets, carpets and books are also not spared by them.
They sneak inside from a corner and eat up all the inner content leaving it hollow. In case of wooden floorings in home, we should ensure that they are not left moist and are well polished. Failing to do so, moisture expands, which increases the risk of getting termites. It is important that we do not store wood and paper inside our home. The most appropriate place for termites to grow is wooden furniture, which have been kept close to the wall and around which maintaining cleanliness is tough.
There are some remedies which one can practice on regular basis to avoid termites. Clean wooden furniture with detergent mixed in luke warm water every month. Apply liquid pesticide every two weeks and sometimes polish it with a mix of turpentine oil and vinegar. Wherever you feel there is an outbreak of termites sprinkling of salt on it can be of great help. Keep your furniture out in sun for 4 hours in case it is infected by termites. Then spray termite resistant chemicals on the furniture.
There are many companies providing their professional services to keep your home termite safe. They provide varied packages from one time service to long term contract. It is always advisable to go for an annual contract which gives you advantage of regular check up by professional servicemen.
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