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Parapet’s Secret House Cleaning Hacks!

Parapet’s Secret House Cleaning Hacks!

Is cleaning your house a chore that takes you hours to complete? To most people, it requires a full day set aside to clean up. However, even after setting aside time to do the cleaning, people get stuck wondering where to begin. Without proper planning, you may miss various aspects of cleaning or fail to determine what part of your home needs more attention than the other.

More often than not, most people pay attention to more places than others. That is why we highly recommend procuring the services of professional cleaning services that are not only affordable but efficient…preferably us.

Here are a few tips that guarantee that your home is always clean.

  1. Keep your waste disposal area fresh.

When life hands you lemons, clean! To quickly clean a smelly disposal, drop lemon or orange peels down the drain. You don’t have to rely on artificial air fresheners. Lemons have an incredible versatility that makes them a much more flavorful add-on to our favourite meals and drinks. The acidity of these bright fruits makes them highly efficient cleaning agents. If you get irritated by the bad smell, this will bring an end to your problem.

  1. Get your dusting done.

Ever used a feather duster before? It consists typically of a wooden-dowel handle and feathers from either the male or female ostrich bird that is wound onto the handle by a wrapped wire. These dusters are really efficient, especially for cleaning blinds, pictures and hard-to-reach areas. They’re also great for routine dusting or quickly cleaning a room before company comes. When you get a random call from a friend who wants to visit, this hack is for you.

  1. Go the Shiny Steel Way.

While stainless steel is beautiful, efficient and stain-resistant, it can also be a quick indicator of show smudges and fingerprints. One way to clean and maintain it is by pouring mineral oil on a cloth and wiping it across your countertops, sinks and other surfaces. Mineral oil repels water and increases resistance, preventing sticky materials from attaching to the steel and cutting down on your future cleaning time. It will also save you the cost of buying hard stain removers which are not always guaranteed to work.

  1. Get rid of the sticky scum.

Isn’t soap scum such a pain? It can be difficult to get rid of. Scrapping it off with a knife will take half the time it would take to rub it off with a sponge. To prevent future build-up, switch to synthetic liquid or gel soaps, which are less likely to form scum than bar soaps. It will save you from future scum-scraping and will remain squeaky clean even after a shower. Drying the tub and shower removes residue left after use and the soap scum is wiped away before it has a chance to adhere to the tub or shower.

  1. Attend to your windows.

Using a paper towel and window cleaner doesn’t always give the best results. If your windows are small, use newspaper to clean the glass to avoid streaks. If your windows are particularly large, the best approach is to use a squeegee. This cuts down on time and helps you reach the edges where a lot of dust can build up.

Cleaning is an essential activity that has to be done regularly. However, it doesn’t have to be tedious and dull; it can be fun when done properly. With these tips in mind, we know that keeping your fresh and clean will be easier. Try one, two or maybe…or you could just get in touch with us instead and we’ll do the cleaning for you., 0788 888 748,


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