Some great cleaning tips

Here are a few cleaning tips that could come in handy.

A bathroom rug does more than just provide a buffer between your feet and the cold bathroom floor. Using one can help soak up some of the excess moisture that causes mold & mildew stains.

As you clean your bathroom or kitchen, dust, dirt and grime will settle onto the floor, sink and basin. Avoid having to go over the same areas twice. When cleaning, start from the top and work your way down.

Soap scum cannot be removed by simply rinsing your bathtub, so you should use a specially formulated cleaner on a weekly basis.  This cleaner features a wide spray and a powerful, grime-busting formula that penetrates and dissolves soap scum.

After each use, wipe down your stove top and oven exterior with Antibacterial all purpose cleaner heavy duty to get rid of food residue and sticky film.

To prevent mold & mildew growth in your bathroom, wipe down all moist areas and hang up all towels and clothing to dry. Also remember to clean using a specially formulated antibacterial cleaner that combats mold & mildew stains.

To prevent soap scum from building up in you shower or tub, use liquid shower gel instead of cake soap. Shower gels are less likely to leave a soapy residue.

To help remove hard-water stains (white and brown spots that can appear around your bathtub, sink or bathroom fixtures), try specially formulated cleaners that are acid based.

Grab a paper towel and antibacterial all purpose cleaner to clean up spills and drips as soon as possible. It’s much easier to get rid of them while they’re fresh than after they dry and need scouring. What’s more, even a splash of milk on the floor can turn the entire kitchen into a sticky mess once the kids or pets start tracking it around.

After you shower, pull the shower curtain (and liner) partially closed. This will let air circulate within the folds, allowing the curtain to dry faster. You’ll be less likely to see patches of mildew forming. 

After your morning bathroom ritual, empty your trashcan and wipe down the mirror, sink and toilet. A quick, every day touch-up of your bathroom can make a big difference.

As you’re cleaning your kitchen or bathroom, stand on a step stool and take a look around. From the higher perspective, you’ll be able to see spots you might have missed or areas that need attention, such as the tops of cabinets.  Conversely, if you sit or kneel on the floor, you’ll probably see lower cabinet doors that need washing or crumbs that should be vacuumed up. 

The bathroom has lots of corners and crevices that attract dust bunnies and dirt. Vacuuming before cleaning will make the cleaning process easier and faster.  Use your vacuum’s crevice attachment to get into tight spaces and reach under cabinets. 

A toothbrush is just the right size to scour around the faucet knobs on your kitchen sink, in the crannies of the drain, or along the seam where the sink joins the counter.

Dust, debris and pet hair can build up behind the refrigerator vent, making it work less efficiently and increasing your energy bills.  Check with your owner’s manual, but for many refrigerators, you can pull off the removable vent at the bottom of your refrigerator and use the crevice tool of your vacuum to clean the coils. 

Turn on the overhead fan, open a window, and leave the bathroom door open to make sure fresh air circulates, especially after a steamy shower. This will help freshen stale air and rid the room of humidity that could cause mildew to grow.

Happy Cleaning.

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