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Sourcing a Reliable Local Cleaner

When you want to hire a cleaning service in the local area, you are likely to search for one who is reliable and trustworthy - after all, they will be coming into close contact with you and your things! Finding a company who provides cleaners Wallingford is a good start as they offer a wide range of services from domestic to commercial, and are fully insured and comprehensively trained cleaners.
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Quench Your Thirst After All Your Hard Work...

When you have been working hard to get your home into ship shape, it is certainly thirsty work! It's important to keep yourself hydrated while working in the home, and a new water cooler could be just the ticket! Ideal for homes which have poor quality water, filtered water coolers allow you to grab a cool drink at a moment's notice. No need to worry about drinking unpalatable water anymore with a water cooler in your home.
When A Family Feud Called For Clean Out

When A Family Feud Called For Clean Out

carpet cleaning, cleaning tips, hygiene ideas
The times when all the family are around in the same house at the same time is not often it has to be said.  Mybe at Christmas, the new year, and always at Easter.   There was always the regulation clear out in the school holidays - stuff that was not used in the last 12 months would have to be disposed of.   Latterly this would involve carting filled bags down the high street to the relevant charity shop.  So far so good.  These bouts of fervent activity then extended to covering party time, such as when the great grand parents reached an amazing milestone of having been married for 60 years. This caused massive fall outs amongst the more distant members of the clan - who were unable to help…
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Professional Carpet Cleaning Brings Wonderful Results

Professional Carpet Cleaning Brings Wonderful Results

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That feeling you get when the wid is rushing through your hair, you're out on a fabulously cobweb busting, spirit enhancing afternoon jaunt around the local country park or up in the hills.  all that fresh air is filling the lungs with the  joys of being outside and alive.  what on earth could possibly bring the spirit down after that?  Well regrettably, many a spirit has been well and truly downed when having got back home and safely in the front door, you realise you haven't put down the dog's towel and before you can summonse assistance, the pooch has raced through the lounge and dining room, up the stairs -  amazing how quickly he can spread his joy! This is the time when a professional carpet cleaning agency is…
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Serenity Comes With The Cleaning Schedule

Serenity Comes With The Cleaning Schedule

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There is a young family near here who moved in a year or so ago.  They are always on the go - one child does junior football on Saturday, Mum does Hockey on Monday, toddler joins baby gym and both parent work outside the home too.  It really is a full on schedule of activity in that house.   The parents seem to be superbly organised about everything - before they had the children, they discussed and agreed which domestic tasks could be outsourced - this was to allow quality parenting time when they were all at home.  This arrangement includes grocery shopping and household cleaning. Two ladies come every Wednesday afternoon and completely 'do' the house literally from top to bottom.     Everything is cleaned, oven, cooker, washing machine and dishwasher…
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Getting The Autumn & Winter Clearance Sorted

Getting The Autumn & Winter Clearance Sorted

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Well what happened to the summer then - there we all were lazing around, having a great time away on a sunny beach or in the country, renting a lusciously romantic cottage.  The days seemed endless and the wonderful sunny weather brought much need cheerfulness all around.  Cleaning up and sorting out the house or the office in better weather just seems that bit more fun doesn't it.  The windows trown open and curtains down for a good wash and air on the line.  Window blinds are brushed off to within an inch of their lives and generally it all feels much easier to manage in good warm weather. When autumn takes over from summer, in radiness for winter, this is a good time to clear out cupboards that do…
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Developing a Good Cleaning Schedule

Developing a Good Cleaning Schedule

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When you are responsible for keeping a home clean, it is important that you get into a good routine, for both hygiene reasons and to ensure you don't get stacked up with chores to do!  We have a good guide as to how often different rooms and things should be cleaned, as well as a basic schedule for you to try! Daily Cleaning Tasks: Bathroom and kitchen should be cleaned daily - disinfect counters, chopping board and sweep the floor.  Wipe over the hob and inside microwave to keep everything clean. Laundry:  Try to do a small wash every day rather than piling it all up for the weekend Make the beds!  This makes a room look much tidier! Weekly Cleaning Tasks: Hoover throughout the home.  You can split this…
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How to Clean Stairs Well (And Safely)

How to Clean Stairs Well (And Safely)

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Cleaning the stairs is an important task in your cleaning routine, as the stairs tend to be a high traffic area of the house.  It is easy for dirt to get trodden in and it can make your carpet look awful.  Here are our top tips for brand spanking new looking stairs! Begin by dusting the skirting board and down the bannister to get any muck out. Wipe boards and bannister with a damp cloth and some cleaning solution (or use lemon juice) to make them really shine! Begin hoovering at the top of the stairs and work your way down.  This way, dirt moves down with you, rather than being trodden in as you go up! Use the smaller nozzles on your vacuum cleaner to get into the edges.…
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Kitchen Basics as Cleaning Tools?  What to Use Instead of Chemicals!

Kitchen Basics as Cleaning Tools? What to Use Instead of Chemicals!

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You might be worried about the impact your cleaning materials are having on the environment - and with good reason!  Everytime we use chemicals in our cleaning routine, we are washing lots of dangerous things down our plugholes and into our water system.  There are ways around using dangerous chemicals though, so try out our tips for using natural and kitchen basics in your cleaning! Vinegar:  Great for use with newspapers to clean windows and mirrors - streak free and shiny!  Cuts through grease with ease. Salt:  A good item to add to other cleaning products to act as an abrasive. Lemon: Another acid a bit like vinegar, but smells nicer!  Cuts through grease and grime Bicarbonate of Soda: A gentle abrasive, good for use with lemon juice to clean…
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What to Expect from a Cleaning Company

What to Expect from a Cleaning Company

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If you have decided to hire a cleaning company or maid service to keep your home clean, you may not be sure what to expect!  Here are our tips to help you know what to do when you housekeeper arrives. Make a list of chores you want doing.  If you are paying by the hour, it is important that your cleaner knows what tasks they are to complete.  If they aren't given a list, they cannot fill their scheduled hours effectively, and this ends up wasting everyone's time!  It is simple as giving a quick list in priority order for them to work through. Be there when they first arrive, but you do not have to stay.  Most cleaners are happy to get on while you are home, but it…
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Top Ways to Use Lemons in Your Cleaning Tasks

Top Ways to Use Lemons in Your Cleaning Tasks

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Lemons are a highly useful addition to your cleaning cupboard stash!  There are a multitude of uses for this wonder fruit.  Here are some great ways to use lemons in your household cleaning. Use lemon as a worktop cleaner:  pour a little salt over your chopping boards and use half a lemon straight on top.  The salt acts a bit like sandpaper and the acid in the lemon cleans your boards nicely. Use on mirrors and glass:  mix lemon juice with a bit of water and spray onto mirrors and buff to a high shine Freshen up:  the lemon scent is refreshing and ideal for spritzing about the house - mix with water and pour into a spray bottle and spray around Naturally whitening:  use lemon juice as a natural…
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How to Choose a Great Vacuum Cleaner

How to Choose a Great Vacuum Cleaner

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One of the main tools for cleaning carpets and other flooring in your home is to use a vacuum cleaner.  In years gone by, homeowners had to use a broom and a dustpan to collect dirt and throw it away.  Vacuum cleaners have made the job much less hard work, and are more efficient at picking up dust and dirt. A good vacuum cleaner will be powerful enough to suck up all the grime on your floors.  If you have pets which shed pet hair all over, you'll need to look for a cleaner which advertises as being good for pet hair.  This is important for those with hair allergies - the vacuum cleaner can help reduce symptoms. Another feature to look out for is the number of attachments it…
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