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Quick & Easy Cleaning Tips to Help Keep Your Resolution

Did you resolve yourself to keeping things clean this year? Here's how to keep that promise!

New Year's Resolution:Keep It Clean
New Year's Resolution:Keep It Clean

We are quick to make resolutions for the New Year and sometimes as quick to forget them. If you resolved to keeping things clean, here's a few tips to make it easier for you:

  1. To clean a ceiling fan, hang an umbrella upside down from the fan mount or blades while dusting so the dust falls into the umbrella and not on the bed or floor

  2. To ease the pain of cleaning your fireplace, sprinkle a few dashes of salt into the fire each time you use it. This helps keep the build up loose and easier to clean.

  3. Use toothpaste to removes scuff marks on vinyl or linoleum floors. Rub it into the scuff mark and wipe with a damp microfiber. Add a little baking soda to the toothpaste for those tough to remove marks. 

  4. Hard to remove stains on your grout or tile floor can be removed with an old toothbrush and toothpaste.

  5. To clear a smoky odor, whether its cigarettes or a burned dinner, boil a saucepan of vinegar and water.

  6. For that hard to clean microwave, boil a bowl of water and lemon juice for 5 minutes and then wipe clean.

  7. To clean your iron, sprinkle some salt on the ironing board and run the hot iron over the salt.

  8. To shine up your stainless steel appliances, use a microfiber and a little olive oil, apply in circular motions.

  9. To clean the inside of your decorative bottles that you just can't get into, mix warm water, a few drops of dish washing detergent and crushed eggshells or small pieces of pumice, swirl and shake vigorously until the residue comes off the bottle; then rinse with clean water.

  10. Have a copper sink that has stains? Use a crumbled piece of aluminum foil and gently rub the surface of the sink then rinse with water.

  11. If you would rather just resolve to have someone else do the cleaning for you, visit us at www.taraspersonalcleaning.com  We will do it for you.

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