Let’s face it, most of us are ready to put 2020 behind us and start fresh in 2021. It’s tradition for many people to create new year’s resolutions and set goals for the upcoming year. Chances are, however, a couple of weeks into the new year, keeping up with your resolutions may seem harder than you imagined.
If one of your goals this year is to keep a clean house, you’re in luck. In the spirit of new beginnings, we’ve asked the experts, from Portland, OR to Philadelphia, PA, to share their best cleaning tips and tricks so you can stay true to your goals this year.
Say goodbye to window streaks
Many times people get frustrated by streaks on the mirrors and glass. There is a simple and effective method to avoid them. Use Dawn or another dishwashing soap and sponge first (that’s what creates the streaks!) to remove any oily residue from the surface. Follow this step by rinsing with clean water and cloth in a downward zig-zag pattern – to push down the soap. The final step would be to dry up the surface with a paper towel and you can use Windex or window cleaning solution here for shine. – Superb Maids
Follow instructions on cleaning labels
The most important factor to deep cleaning and disinfecting your home is following the instructions provided on the labels. A lot of times people will spray the product and wipe it off right away. What they don’t realize is that many products require a dwell time of 10-15 minutes, which allows the products to activate and provide a deeper clean. – Tucson Maids
Decontaminate using electrostatic cleaners
2020 taught us how important having a clean space is to care for our health and the health of our loved ones. Most times, superficial cleaning is not enough to kill all the bacteria and viruses that live on the surfaces of our spaces that can be life-threatening such as the COVID-19 virus. We recommend cleaning and disinfecting your home with electrostatic cleaners that coat entire surfaces and decontaminates them which helps protect yourself and your family. – Queen Bee Cleaning Services
Hire a professional house cleaner
Consider incorporating a professional top-to-bottom cleaning service. Most services can be used as a first-time clean or as a thorough Spring/Fall clean. It will keep your home in the most maintained fashion throughout the year. – Misty Clean
Declutter for a fresh start
The ideal time to declutter is at the start of a new year or before a move. Don’t allow the things you don’t use to clutter up your new home. Imagine being surrounded only by the things that inspire and serve you and nothing more. There also is no better time to get organized than when you have moved to a new home. Old habits are shed and your new home signifies a fresh start. – Clean & Clutter Free
Vacuum in every direction
Vacuuming your carpets regularly is essential for a healthy home. For best results, please slow down and vacuum from multiple directions. If you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, I recommend a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to maintain healthy indoor air quality. – My Pro Cleaner
Create a routine you can stick to
Keeping your home clean all year long is done best by having a rotational deep clean item schedule. By starting with a deep cleaning of these items they can be maintained routinely and save money and time “Creating time for what matters most”. This is exactly what you will get by hiring a professional family-owned, bonded and insured company. – Maids and Moore Cleaning Service
Don’t overlook air ducts and air filters
When thinking of deep cleaning and maintaining the cleanliness of your home, air ducts and air filters are generally overlooked. Air ducts can be a major contributor to dust and dirt in the carpet. When the soil from the air duct system gets in the carpet, it can be abrasive and cause damage to the carpet fiber. Getting the air ducts cleaned and changing the furnace filter regularly will help with maintaining the cleanliness of your carpet. – Teasdale Fenton
Take care of your carpet and rugs
Winter 2021 is a great time to tackle your carpet and rug cleaning so your home is ready for the new year. By taking care of your carpets and rugs, you also eliminate one of the major indoor air quality problems in your home this winter. Not only does carpet cleaning and area rug cleaning make your home feel clean and inviting for guests, but it also prepares you for the season when you’ll be spending quite a bit of time indoors. Don’t stop there- it’s recommended that you get your carpets cleaned at least twice a year. – Clean Choice Cleaning & Restoration
Keep baseboards clean
A simple dusting with a long-handled Swiffer is an easy approach that allows cleaning behind furniture. If the visible baseboards are still dirty, a bucket of warm water and 409 spray is an easy fix, just spray and wipe. Nothing like clean baseboards. – Fresh and Clean
Always clean up before bed
Wipe your bathroom and kitchen counters daily, and make sure that everything is put away in its place by the end of the night. Make sure the stove and oven are cleaned after each use to avoid grease build-up, and that the floors get vacuumed. I want to wake up with a clear mindset so I can focus on my goals for that day, not stress about cleaning last night’s mess. Consider hiring a cleaning technician to come in every couple of weeks and clean the toilet, tubs/showers, mirrors, sinks, blinds/shutters, and mop. – Jay’s One Stop Cleaning Services
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It is Maids and Moore’s greatest honor to be awarded Top Partner for most patients served with non-profit Cleaning For a Reason now 2 years in a row. To learn more about Cleaning For a Reason go to https://cleaningforareason.org/
It is so wonderful to be able to participate and be apart of this wonderful cause. From our entire family at Maids and Moore, we are truly honored to receive this award now 2 years in a row. We are thankful for Cleaning For a Reason and its mission to serve others. Without ya’ll this would not have been possible. We would not be able to do this if it were not for our loyal customers and our dedicated staff. Our mission is to help as many families as possible during their battle with cancer. COVID-19 has certainly thrown a hitch in all of our lives and as we have adjusted to our new normal we have had the privilege to offer additional services for these families to ensure we are giving them an environment in which they can heal. We have had the divine privilege to go out each day and Give the Gift of Love through Service by cleaning the homes of these families and being a smiling face to walk in the door and lift the weight off of their shoulders. This horrible disease has affected multiple families within our company, including my own, but now a member of our Maids and Moore family is currently battling for her life. So we accept this award in honor of Yesenia Hernandez as she has personally dedicated countless hours to Giving the Gift of Love through service. We are honored to be apart of such a wonderful organization and look forward to love many more families in the coming years.
Maids and Moore is now Giving back to Givers. Periodically, we will give you on opportunity to nominate the people who give back in your life who are in a specific profession. We will draw for a FREE $350 Deep cleaning to the winner as our appreciation for all that they do to give back.
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Maids and Moore has always focused on helping other families as it is in our heart to give to others through all walks of life. Now our Maids and Moore family is in need of help for one of our own.
Most of our customers have met Yesenia (Yesi) Hernandez in their homes as she is our quality-control manager for our Travis & Williamson county division. She has a great desire and passion to provide 100% quality satisfaction and treats each home and its family as if it were her own. Expecting nothing less. Yesi, in the 11 years she has been with Maids and Moore, has not only loved on her customers but also our Cleaning for A Reason cancer patients. She has cleaned multiple homes for these patients and poured her heart into giving the gift of love through service to their families. Now, is our time to do the same for her.
In July of 2020 Yesenia was diagnosed with an aggressive form of stomach cancer. As a diabetic, she is now battling cancer and the expenses are stacking up. Yesi is a wife, mother, grandmother, and sister to us all. We now want to help her by raising the money she needs to help her and her family during this time. All of the money goes directly to the family for medical expenses.
If you feel it in your heart to give back it will be appreciated in more ways than you can imagine. Maids and Moore will match dollar for dollar any donation that is given to this Go Fund Me Page. Together we can may a difference in her fight with cancer. Please do not feel obligated but do keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.