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​Tips for Child-Safe Cleaning

child safe cleaningThere are lots of good ways to practice child-safe cleaning. Keeping your child in good health and your home clean doesn’t mean you need to go crazy scrubbing every doorknob, says Neeta Ogden. Here are a few tips.

*Choose safer household cleaners. Experts say that you should look for household cleaners that are less caustic and friendlier to both the environment and the body. Look for “green” and “nontoxic” cleaners, or products that say, “petroleum-free,” “biodegradable,” “phosphate-free,” “VOC-free,” or “solvent-free.”

*Less is more. Many household cleaners can be diluted with water and clean quite effectively, says Ogden. Diluting a cleaner is an easy way of making it less harsh and better for child-safe cleaning.

*People often assume that better household cleaners will cost more. Here’s where diluting a cleaner has another benefit. “If you’re diluting a cleaning product and using less of it each time, you could really save money,” Lunder tells WebMD.

*Skip the antibacterial soap. Despite the popularity of antibacterial soaps, plain old soap and water will get the germs off just as well. Antibacterial soap not only contains chemicals you don’t need, but in the long term it may increase the risk of creating tougher, resistant bacteria.
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Vacuum Maintenance

As Maids and Moore Cleaning Service as you could already conclude, we utilize our Vacuum almost for everything that our job entails. From cleaning your hardwood and carpet floors to vacuuming those hairy overhead wood beams or even cleaning for our furry friends.

Our vacuums are our best friends they ensure that we get our job done right. Without our vacuums we would not be able to clean the dust bunnies deep under the beds and the forever rolling tumble weed of hair (animal/human) that just rolls from one place to the next. You see although brooms are great they do however just push the dirt and hair around and into the air. As where our vacuums suck up and pick up the hair and dirt so we can as Maids and Moore says, “take the dirt with us”. We would not want to leave all of the dirt from your kitchen just swept in the air and settled back under, on, or around your house. So you see our vacuums are the key to our maids success.

With the usage of our machines comes alto of dust, dirt, and grime. So to better serve quality in your homes and business’ we have to have good and clean running machines. To ensure this our maids perform routine vacuum maintenance’s. When doing so we find anything from hair on the rollers to dust balls in the tubes, not to mention the grey dusty filters. So by being on a routine schedule of cleaning and maintaining our vacuums, as well as cleaning them as needed from clean to clean, we are able to provide quality services.

Vacuum maintenance doesn’t just help us with our quality but it also prolongs the life of our vacuum. You see it requires the filters, bags, and belts to be replaced frequently. Not to mention how dirty the outside of machines get. One could take a look at our hard working girls and quickly tell just how dirty we can get. From the tires to the hoses, even the inside compartments all must be cleaned and sanitized regularly.

As I said before our vacuum is our best friend it makes our job easier and better and when it feels good we feel good. All vacuums should be respected with care and just like humans it needs attention daily. After all it does the dirty work for us. So don’t forget to pop the wheels, clean the undercarriage, and refill its service parts.

by Rebecca Rose , GM for Bell/Coryell County Maids and Moore

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How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Getting tired of not being able to do your house cleaning as much as you’d like? What about walking on your hardwood floor and noticing all the dirt, sand, dust, and grit that will harm your hardwood floor over time. If your floors are looking iffy, why not give Maids and Moore a call and let us make your day ‘shine’ because Maids and Moore always has the solution for you!

Hardwood floors are classic and beautiful, but if you don’t take care of them, you’ll be left with dull, marked floors that don’t do anything but add value to your home. Therefore, to extend the life of your home, you must learn how to clean hardwood floors, which is why we made this video on this very subject for you.

Here’s a great, quick tip on the best ways to clean your hardwood floors and make them shine like new:

Grab yourself a spray bottle filled with 1/8 vinegar, 7/8 water, and a drop of dawn. Spray a portion of your hardwood floor, then grab your Microfiber Dry Mop and mop the floor wherever you sprayed it. It is very important to mop WITH the grain instead of against the grain because smearing may occur on the floors. Then you can sit back and enjoy your good as new hardwood floor.

Oh, what’s that I hear, you don’t have enough time to mop your hardwood floors properly, then this is when you pick up the phone and call Maids and Moore at 512-731-2145 or just visit our website www.maidsandmoore.com for awesome residential maid cleaning services around the Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and surrounding areas. Maids and Moore will not let you down!

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Vinegar as your All-Purpose House Cleaner?

Vinegar is commonly used for culinary purposes but we barely used vinegar on our foods. This maybe the case, but many people are not aware that vinegar can be also a powerful cleaning agent.  Nevertheless, there’s only one type of vinegar that you can use to make your house spotless and that is, distilled vinegar. I needed to point this out, as they are several types of vinegar that you can find at your local grocery store.

It has been tested and proven that distilled vinegar can be a better replacement to chemically-based cleaning products that we normally use. Other than that, there are also eco-friendly benefits to using vinegar when it comes to cleaning your house. Before we jump in to the benefits, I will discuss further how you can use distilled vinegar as your all-purpose house cleaner.

There are many ways to clean your house with vinegar. You can start cleaning your house with vinegar by buying yourself a spray bottle that will hold your vinegar. Once you have stored your cleaning vinegar to the appropriate container, then you can start the cleaning process.  You can use vinegar to deodorise a room that has a foul odour that never goes away, no matter how much you spent on air-fresheners and room sprays.

Other proven use of vinegar is, you can dilute vinegar with cleaning detergent to get rid of really tough stains on your carpet, walls, windows, bathroom tiles and even your own clothes. Vinegar possesses acetic acid that has the ability to break down stains. However, the stains doesn’t go away in a snap. You will need to soak the stained object with vinegar and detergent for a couple of minutes and simply wipe the stain away. By doing this, you will be able to save time scrubbing off stains that will likely to test your patience or temper and save money on expensive stain removers that does not actually work immediately as they were advertised.

As you can tell, vinegar is not only for cooking. You can obviously save a lot of money from buying cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals and get better results if you choose to switch to cleaning with vinegar. If you are being unsuccessful cleaning with chemicals, then I highly suggest for you clean the organic and effective way with the use of vinegar.

 

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How to Clean Stainless Steel

Home remedy, all natural non-toxic, for cleaning stainless:

maid-service-austinStainless steel appliances add a wonderful spice to any kitchen. Unfortunately, we feel as if it’s attracted to finger smudges and other dull looking blemishes. We’ve all been complaining about our nasty, spotty stainless steel appliances for a while now, yet, we still keep on purchasing these stainless steel appliances and adding them to our kitchen. It’s a never ending cycle for us. Luckily, our awesome residential house cleaning maids in the Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, and other surrounding areas have found this great tip in polishing stainless steel appliances by just using olive oil. Here is a quick overview on how to clean stainless steel appliances and make them look as if they’ve just been bought.

Stainless steel is very porous, and needs moisture, BUT NO WATER or Windex. If water gets into the pores of stainless then the stainless can rust. It Needs oil. We like to compare it to a person who has dry skin. They have to moisturize it so the lotion or oil can soak into their pores and BAM their skin is soft and appears very healthy. Stainless steel is the same way.

How-To-Clean-SteelThere are many natural oils you can use on Stainless appliances for when you decide to do some housecleaning, but our Maids and Moore maids like to use Olive Oil because it is a very common pantry item. Take a microfiber cloth, or soft cloth, and saturate a “quarter size” with olive oil. Wipe with the grain of the stainless, and repeat until stainless is nice and shiny. You May need to reapply olive oil to the rag several times.

Although; I am not discouraging the use of “stainless steel market products”, because a lot of them are very good products, just make sure that you choose one that has an oily base. The stainless steel wipes do not have enough moisture and tend to leave streaks. Olive Oil can be pricey and it may be more cost effective to use a “market product”, but if you are in a pinch, don’t forget about the Olive oil in the pantry.

This tip is an easy and simple way to clean because you won’t run into random chemicals that are almost always found in regular house cleaning products that leave stray marks on your appliances. Also, since olive oil is used by many to cook and you already have some in your pantry, then it most likely helps with money spending.

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The Different Types of Cleaning Services

There are now several companies that offer different types of cleaning services, so that they can cater to the different cleaning needs of their customers as there are many ways to clean houses and/or buildings. Like our company, we different types of services to ensure that we satisfy all of our customers’ cleaning needs.
Carpet cleaning is one of the services that professional cleaning services offer. It is normal for you to spill different things on your carpet such as liquids and sauces. Dust and other such fine things like crumbs of bread and biscuits can also find a deep place within the carpet to stay. Vacuum cleaning the carpet may not be the best solution. A professional cleaning service can thoroughly clean your carpet using such things as steam cleaners to make sure that the carpet is as clean as it was when you first bought it.

Residential cleaning services are some of the most on-demand cleaning services. In today’s fast-paced world, you may find it harder to clean your house thoroughly. You wake up at the crack of dawn and when you come back home in the pitch of dark, all you want to do is take a shower, cook a meal, do the dishes and hit the sack. Over the weekends you just want to rest or take the kids to some place and have fun with them. You hardly have time to properly clean your bathroom, kitchen, attic, basement or even dust the entire house. This is where a cleaning company comes in and offers their maid service. All you have to do is pay them and give them the green light and they will leave your house spick and span.
Office cleaning services are also very common. Many companies actually contract cleaning services to do this for them rather than hire permanent cleaners. The cleaning services takes care of everything in the company’s premises from the lawn, the corridors, offices and even the company kitchen and washroom. The good thing about hiring a cleaning company at the office is that as you take care of office work, the cleaning services take care of themselves like magic. All you see is people cleaning every now and then and the office premises are always very clean!
There are numerous other services that cleaning companies take care of. Rug cleaning is done to clean rugs that are very dirt and very expensive such as Persian rugs. Mattresses are usually the forgotten items of cleaning. However, it is necessary to clean your mattress every now and then so at to keep it as clean as possible. Only a cleaning service knows how best to keep your mattress clean.

If you want to know more information about the different kinds of cleaning services that you can get for your home or office, please contact: (512) 731-2145

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The Benefits of Hiring a House Cleaning Services

Cleaning-Service-Austin-TXThere are several benefits that you can receive when you choose to hire a cleaning service company to help you maintain your home, because most cleaning services companies offer more than just cleaning services to help improve your living conditions at your home. In this article, you will have an idea about the known benefits that you can receive when you choose to hire a company that offers house cleaning services.

The first benefit that you will receive when you choose to hire a cleaning service company is that your house will be cleaned professionally. It takes a certain skill to professionally clean house. Just because, you know how to do your household chores it does not mean your house is spotless from the harmful bacteria that can harm your family. You will be rest assured that you will get a professional cleaner if you hire someone from a reputable maid service company or professional residential cleaning companies in your county.

The second benefit of hiring a cleaning service company is, you will have the freedom to choose which type of cleaning service will fit your budget and your house. If you do not have the budget of getting every part of your house cleaned, then it is in your discretion to inform this matter to your residential cleaning service company of your choice.

As was mentioned before, it is considered to be beneficial to hire a house cleaning Service Company to secure the cleanliness of your house, because employees are trained enough to spot these things. Aside from that, most employees of cleaning companies are also trained to know the best hygiene standards that should be practised in everyone’s homes. Most people have no idea about hygiene standards, and it is best to leave this matter to the professionals to ensure our family that they will live in safe and healthy environment once you have decided to hire a cleaning service company to maintain your home.
When you are living in a high-rise condo or a big mansion, it is not really advisable to hire non-professional cleaners to maintain your home. It is really important to make sure that you are hiring people to know what they are really hired for, so that your house will be safe. Aside from that, you must make sure that the people you hire to clean your house can be trusted especially if you live in a house with a lot of valuables and you do not need to worry about that when you hire a professional cleaning company. Most professional cleaning companies does criminal background checks on their employees to help make sure that their clients are safe from theft and other domestic-related crimes.

For more information about high quality house cleaning service, please contact us at 512-731-2145

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Stainless Steel Home Remedy

Home remedy, all natural non-toxic, for cleaning stainless:
Before/After Olive Oil cleaning pictures[/caption]Stainless steel is very pores, and needs moisture, BUT NO WATER or Windex. If water gets into the pours of stainless then the stainless can rust. It needs oil. I like to compare it to a person how has dry skin, they have to moisturize it so the lotion or oils can soak into their pores and BAM their skin is soft and appears very healthy. Stainless is the same way. There are many natural oils you can use on Stainless, but I like to use Olive Oil because it is a common pantry item. Take a micro-fiber cloth, or soft cloth, and saturate a “quarter size” with olive oil. Wipe with the grain of the stainless, and repeat until stainless is nice a shiny. You may need to reapply olive oil to rag several times.

I am not discouraging the use “stainless steel market products”, because a lot of them are very good products. Just make sure that you choose one that has an oily base. The stainless steel wipes do not have enough moisture and tend to leave streaks. Olive Oil can be pricey and it may be more cost effective to use a “market product”, but if you are in a pinch, don’t forget about the Olive oil in the pantry.

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Cleaning Out The Clutter

1.) Take an assessment of what you have. To keep the job manageable, do a few hours of work each weekend or go one room at a time. Recruit a friend or a residential maid service. Listen to music or sip some wine while you sort. Make it fun. If you haven’t used it or needed it with in the last year, chances are you will never. Throw stuff away and Let it go!!!

2.) When sorting, categorize all your stuff in your house. For example, in your closet, hang all the skirts together, all the blouses, etc. I find sometimes the best thing is to take all stuff out of room, as you bring stuff back in sort then. Also remember you can also donate to the Goodwill or other charities. At least then someone could benefit from it. Giving is caring and tax deductible!!!!!

3.) Give everything a home. Store you’re must have’s at easy access. Stuff you need once a year, think basement or attic. All toys go in a toy box, all books go on book shelf, all paid bills and unpaid bills go in its own file. Following these rules, you can take away years’ worth of clutter in just hours. It’s very energizing and feels awesome!! Your mind will feel so clear and the kids are great to help to…..that way they will learn how to do their own rooms.

4.) Call a Maid service to do a deep clean on your residence or if your organizing your off call a commercial cleaning service. They can clean baseboards, light fixtures and blinds. This is also a great time to re-arrange the furniture in the room you’re organizing as well. Your arrangement needs to be easy on the eye but MUST BE practical.

5.) Let’s remember people, it’s just stuff; real memories are carried in your heart!!!! Don’t live in the past enjoy today!! Pick a room, line up maid service or a friend and start living your life without Clutter!

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