These days I feel like I’m constantly behind on things. Cleaning included. Anyone else with me? I feel like I get one area of my life caught up and nicely in order, but while I’ve been working on that, three more areas have burned to the ground! (A little bit of an exaggeration, but do you get what I mean?) When does it end?!
Of course, there are ways we can all help ourselves catch up. It just depends on our current situation. For me, I’ve been thinking more and more about hiring someone to come clean our house.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I’ve done this before. I used to get overwhelmed with cleaning certain areas of the house (like our huge walk-in tile shower) and call a cleaning service to come out and do it. But that was when I had tiny twins, was working part time, and I felt like I had justification to call a company. When I started staying at home with the girls last year, I figured I could handle everything myself, no problem. But let me tell you: with 2 2-year-olds around here all the time, it’s HARD! And hiring someone to come in and clean would be SO helpful!
Okay, okay. I’ll admit it. I’m THAT person. I’m that person who notices how dirty the vacuum is when I go to the closet and pull it out. Often times, before I vacuum, I stop and wipe it down, and might even spray some disinfectant up inside of it. Not joking.
And it’s not just the vacuum cleaner. I clean all kinds of “cleaning appliances”. The dishwasher. The Roomba. The mop. The bottle sanitizer. The pressure washer.
And yes…the washing machine. At least once a week (normally more) you can find me running a cycle with just soap, or with just bleach, or with just bleach and soap, trying to clean my washing machine. It’s worse if anyone in the house is sick! Then I’m literally cleaning the washing machine in between every load! And thank goodness for “Stay Fresh”, which is a nice little cleaning mode my washing machine has that can be easily run. I think that helps tremendously!
If YOU don’t clean YOUR washing machine, no worries! The following guide will take you through how to clean your washing machine, step by step. Whether you have a top loading machine, or a front loading, this guide can help you.
Why Should I Clean My Machine?
Given how easy it is to regularly clean and maintain your washing machine, and how much time, work, and money it could save you, it is something that all of us should be doing on a monthly basis. You will both extend the lifetime of your machine, and also ensure that it continues to perform at optimum efficiency. Plus, it’s really not that difficult and takes very little time once you get started. If you need to know how to clean a washing machine, read on!
Okay. Time for some honesty. We’ve been in our current house for an entire year next month…and I haven’t cleaned the windows. None of them. Not even once. **SIGH**
Window cleaning is a task that most of us avoid (hi there, hello!) but it is also one that, if left neglected, becomes more difficult to manage over time. (Oh yeah. It’s gonna be fun, eh?) It isn’t an easy or convenient task but, in my experience, most people have a tendency to make the process more labor-intensive than it needs to be. Here is an easy 3-step process that will keep your windows looking bright and clean and you will only need to do it twice a year on average!
Follow these quick tips from Clean Conscience, a professional home cleaning service provider in Broomfield, CO.
Step #1: Use a Strip Applicator
This is a good first step, especially for larger windows. Swab the surface with a mostly-water mixture with a few drops per gallon of any common dish soap. You don’t want the solution to be too sudsy, but you do want it to be soapy enough to break up the dirt that has settled on the panes over time. Strip applicators allow you to cover a large area at one time and they also absorb a majority of the soap. This will be important later on.
One of the things I’m SO looking forward to as the girls grow up is teaching them how to clean. Not so I have my own live-in housekeepers or anything like that! But I’m kind of interested to see if they have inherited any of my clean freak tendencies! After all, spring is already here, and with it comes a long tradition called spring cleaning. Just like this season, spring cleaning is meant to turn over a new leaf in your home and give it a fresh start as we await the summer.
So, one day when spring comes around all of our family members will get a role in cleaning our home. But for some, spring cleaning can be a just plain tiresome task and one certain folks might not be well-equipped to handle.
So this year, perhaps you should consider hiring a professional cleaning service to handle spring cleaning. Yes, I know, spring cleaning is a perfect way for your family to bond. But the truth is there are so many more activities your family could be enjoying together if you leave cleaning to the pros.
Hey, I won’t lie. I’ve hired cleaning services several times before. I tend to do it when the house starts to get out of my control and I don’t see how I can ever catch up. I do it for my sanity, I suppose.
Hiring a maid service was once thought as a luxury reserved for the elite. But nowadays there are a lot of affordable and reliable cleaning services that could handle your spring cleaning chores much more quickly and easily than you ever could.
But why would you do such a thing?!
Y’all. We are down.
I mean, we are knocked down GOOD. Last week was the week of the stomach virus. This week we are fighting some kind of fever with no other symptoms…yet. I mean, thank goodness it’s not the flu, but it has not been pretty around here, I’ll tell you that much.
Of course, as much as I can, I’ve been airing out the house and CLEANING. Cleaning like my life depends on it. And trying to stay as natural yet effective with my cleaning products as humanly possible.
Nowadays, people are more interested in using natural products than ever. Every aspect from our life is influenced by this trend, even house cleaning. However, the intention of using natural products for your house or apartment cleaning is not bad at all, because this method improves indoor air quality and is much safer, especially for children.