5 Tips Only Professional Cleaners Know…

Drop of olive oil

 

Are fingerprints all over the fridge driving you crazy? Use a drop of oil (olive oil or even baby oil will work) on a paper towel to shine stainless steel to get rid of any fingerprints I missed in cleaning and to keep the surface cleaner for longer. Buff the oil in, going with the grain of the stainless, and wipe off any excess with a clean paper towel. This trick is magic.

 

Pull the vacuum cleaner slower

 

Here’s what some people might not realize, pushing the vacuum forward is mostly about getting it into the right position. It’s pulling it that actually removes any soil. So slow down on the pull for cleaner carpets! When cleaning hard floor surfaces, vacuums can blow around a lot of the debris you are trying to clean up. Avoid the hassle by sucking up dust and furballs using the vacuum’s wand attachment first. Then give the floor a pass with the machine on the hard floor setting. If your floors still don’t seem to be coming clean, it may be time to invest in a new machine.

 

White Vinegar

 

Water spots and mineral deposits on bathroom and kitchen faucets and fixtures are eyesores and tough to remove. To solve this, saturate a paper towel or microfiber cloth with white vinegar and place over the deposits. Let it sit for five to 15 minutes, then wipe away. The acid in the vinegar breaks down the deposits, leaving your faucets and fixtures shiny. Use a similar trick for your shower head fill a shopping bag with vinegar, tie it around the showerhead, and leave it overnight to soak. Run the shower in the morning to rinse clean. If the shower curtain needs a refresh as well, toss it in the washing machine with a towel to help slough off any soap scum.

 

Order of cleaning

 

You should always clean a room from top to bottom so that you never have to clean a surface twice. And always start at the corner furthest from the room’s entrance, working your way out the door. Map out your routine so you take the most efficient route for the time you have allotted. In the bedroom, for example, start by dusting the ceiling fan blades (so much dust!), then move to the tops of furniture, and make your way down to the sheets, and ultimately the floor. As you go, dust that doesn’t collect in your duster or on your microfiber cloth, will fall to the floor, which you will tackle last. Looking for the fastest route to a cleaner kitchen instead?

 

Magic Sponge

 

The easiest way to clean coffee stains from the inside of your mug? Just wet a MAGIC SPONGE and wipe them away. Everyone’s favourite cleaning sponge is made of melamine foam, which acts as a gentle abrasive to agitate stuck on stains like these (we suggest washing the mug before using again). Got a coffee stain on your shirt? Stretch the fabric over a bowl and carefully pour boiling water over the spot from about a foot above. The pressure of the hot water should flush the stain from the fabric. Launder as usual.