Unless you have a house cleaning service that comes daily – you are probably going to need to clean between visits. And when you take pride in the cleanliness of your home, there are a few essential cleaning supplies that you will want use on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
You don’t need to get carried away, and get more cleaning supplies than needed. Stick with the essentials and you’ll always have what you need on hand to keep your home clean and fresh.
Suggested List of Cleaning Supplies to Keep on Hand:
1: Glass Cleaner
A glass cleaner is used for windows, mirrors, and certain counter tops. You’ll always want to have this around because other cleaners will leave a film or smear the glass. To get the crisp and flawless look, you have to use a cleaner specifically meant for glass.
2: All-Purpose Cleaner
An all-purpose cleaner is a must because it can be used on almost everything, and it also disinfects areas that you use the most like bathrooms and kitchens. You can choose whether you want to use paper towels, or if you want to invest in reusable rags to clean with when using an all-purpose cleaner.
3: A spray cleaner for the shower
Invest in a daily spray cleaner for the shower to prevent you from having to spend unnecessary time and energy in the shower when you decide to detail it. The daily spray cleaner will help keep away mold and mildew build-up that moist places are prone to.
4: A dust rag
Find a dust rag that you can reuse. The best dust rags will be able to capture the dust instead of sending it back into the air. Many people choose microfiber options because they can collect a lot of dust, and they last for quite some time.
And last, 5: Storage Container
You’ll need a storage container with an open top to keep all of your cleaning supplies in. The most productive cleaners keep all of their supplies in one place instead of scattered throughout the house and garage. It makes life easier and the cleaning process faster.
For small or large jobs, weekly cleaning or special event cleaning – Sudzees Cleaning of Abilene can help you get your home or business sparkling, Sudzee clean! Call us today at 325-386-8062 or email us here to learn how we can help.
How to Keep Your Sanity Between Cleanings
If you have hired a house cleaning service to clean your home, then you already know that it is the greatest feeling in the world to come home right after your house cleaners have cleaned. Your bathrooms are clean, your carpets are clean, your counter tops are clean, your floors are clean, and at that moment in time, you feel totally relaxed.
The right house cleaning service definitely saves you hours of having to vacuum, dust and scrub, not to mention saving you from the exhaustion of having done all of that.
However good that feels – we all know that only lasts until the other members of your family come home. Then, those people you love start making messes – and there goes that “clean home” feeling you had.
We suggest that you extend the time you have to relax by following these low-maintenance, simple cleaning tips so that your house stays clean – in between cleanings.
Manage Mail Clutter
All of us know just how much clutter has its own way of exponentially growing over time – and our mail can be the source of much of it.
Since you have mail coming into your house almost every day, what might start out as an organized, small pile can turn into a big cluttered mess very quickly. Having a system to organize it will help minimize the amount of clutter you have.
Managing Clothes Clutter
With the way we change our clothes so frequently, it can be for easy for your closet that is filled with clothing to start seeping out and covering any available space in your bedroom, particularly if you are needing to dig through your clothes that don’t fit any longer or aren’t suitable for the current season.
Take an hour and sort the clothes out that don’t fit any longer and store them to either be passed down or donated. Also, box up your out of season clothes and store them so that you can maximize the amount of space that you have available for those clothes that you actually do wear on a regular basis.
One of the major never-ending and on-going chores that takes up a lot of time is laundry. Stick with a system and inform your family members that you expect their clean clothes will be put away promptly and that all dirty clothes are to go into the hamper. However, one thing that you can do to help minimize how much laundry you have is to make sure to only wash the right clothes, so clean clothes are to be hung up rather than left lying around.
Curbing Trash Clutter
Take the recycling and trash more often. When the recycle and trash bins are full, it is much more likely that trash and items will start gathering and cluttering up your counter tops. That has a direct impact on how you manage your kitchen and feel about the cleanliness of your home.
Keeping the Kitchen Clean
Your kitchen is among the busiest rooms in your house. It gets the most foot traffic and has a tendency to get the messiest also. To keep your kitchen clean longer, implement the following roles and rules:
Everybody is responsible for clearing their own place, putting their dirty dishes into the sink or dishwasher (if they are old enough) and disposing of food scraps.
The individual who cooked the meal is responsible to put all of the ingredients away and throw away any trash that was generated as well as gather up all of the dirty utensils, pans and pots and place them into the sink.
An age appropriate member of the family (not the cook!) will wipe down counter tops and the table, wash the dishes and put the leftovers away.
When all of this is implemented on a consistent basis, the strategy will make it cooking and also cleaning your kitchen less stressful, quicker and easier.
Managing Pet Hair
Seeing stray balls of pet hair on your floors and furniture and make your home feel dirty even if was professionally cleaned recently. Squeegee your carpet (it’s a great way of removing fur) and dustmop your floors to gather up the pet hair and dispose of it.
Keep your dog’s hair under control by brushing him on a weekly basis and taking him to be professionally groomed and brushed when necessary.
To get a free estimate and keep your sanity with a clean house, contact Sudzees Cleaning here.