In modern houses, or those with replacement double glazing, it is usually possible to clean both sides of the upstairs windows from the inside. This can be a very bewildering task for the inexperienced but with a couple of goes, will become less so. Almost all replacement windows come with special hinges for the window to be opened fully to allow cleaning either side. Sometimes there’s a catch in the window stay inside the bottom frame – a button to slide or push, that releases the hinge. They are made stiff so that children can’t open the window themselves beyond the normal gap for air. To clean the middle window, it will be necessary to sit on the sill with side windows extended, and reaching across, spray and polish half at a time, taking care not to slip out. It is tiring and not recommended for the less mobile or dexterous. In these situations, getting a window cleaner for the outsides is recommended.
In these ghastly panic ridden times, the world having gone completely barking mad, it has been increasingly difficult to get hold of even the most basic cleaning materials at some of the more major super markets. I don’t know what ges into the minds of some people. There is a serious medical emergency and we’re asked to protect ourselves and families firstly by washing hands constantly and not touching faces with unwashed hands. We usually have cleaning stuff at home for this anyway. At least I’ve had the usual handful of packets of soap for myself as I don’t buy liquid hand cleaner – trying to reduce my one use plastics . . . A bar of hand soap lasts weeks even with increased vigilance and it doesn’t dry my hands out like liquid does. I save up my washing up now – by quickly rinsing the crocks immediately after use and popping in the dishwasher. It saves so much more water and washing up liquid that’s wasted for just a small lunch for one! Wiping down all surfaces with a ‘j’ cloth well wrung out in hot water and a quick spray of bleach based cleaner is still sufficient – I’m confident I’ve not got the virus and I don’t see why there’s this frantic hoarding of cleaning products. Just everyday common sense hygiene to be used is sufficient. It does make one wonder what families do when there’s no emergency – do they not ever wash their hands or wipe down surfaces and floors? Hmmmm!
This weekend, promise yourself towards the cleaning of your wardrobe. Your cupboard is an important part of your house. In order to clean it, you need to clear it off its things so that you can have a better caricature of what you are about to deal with. Organisation is the key and you need to manage your clothes and accessories accordingly and remove the things that are not required. In case if you have not worn a garment for more than a year, then it is better to either sell it off or to donate it to a need y bloke. Get the drawer divider, hooks for your belts and the shoe case. This is a best way to keep your closet tidy.
You might also as well divide on the basis of casuals and formals. Color matching is also a good option. If you manage your clothes in accordance to the season, then it is not a dire idea as well.
We had a really busy and messy time in the village hall the other week. And not for the firs ttime was I grateful we’d previously booked a professional cleaner to really give the hall a thorough going over. An autumn fayre for the seniors social group and we did the usual cake and biscuits to go with cups of tea. There were tables down the centre of the hall – with stalls along the sides. For some reason we found ourselves having to be vigilent and catching the mess every time a really senior person tried walking from the serving hatch to a seat somewhere distant. This is when you feel like shouting ‘I told you so’ when you’d already suggested it would be best to run a sort of waitress service! Anyway we had plenty of newspaper to hand for instant mopping up. The state of that parquet floor was terrifying. We did our best with materials to hand at the time. Our effors were pathetic though – the hall was rapidly getting worse from the grim weather – we eventually threw in the towl, literally and persuaded the caretake to book a professional cleaning company who could satisfactorily deal with a parquet floor.
I’ve had a really disasterous week so far at home. I managed to drop an egg on the kitchen floor – stone tiles are unforgiving! Then a day later I had hopped out to the garden bin, didn’t take off my sandals and promptly left huge prints on the pale honey coloured lounge carpet. . . .. Things come in threes and I dropped a brand new fully loaded mascara wand on my bedroom carpet. So I had to take emergency action. The egg was asticky mess but I got kitchen gloves on, double sheet of newspaper and scooped up as much of it as I could aided by a palette knife, then mopped the area quickly with floor cleaner – twice. The footprints were left to dry, then a very stiff hand brush took the worst off – I then made up a very small carpet cleaning solution and with a nail brush, went over any ‘shadows’ with circular motion from the outside in towards the centre. Leaving it to dry, it then vacuumed away brilliantly. The last one was more of a challenge. But I’ve discovered the spray I clean up after my daughter’s doggy mishaps is excellent for loosening and removing jet black waterproof mascara – who knew?!
Cartesian robotics. The system can handle bio-hazardous materials in fragile laboratory containers. Configuration requirements dictate that controls and tools must be easily usable by employees that are not familiar with automation. There are countless other examples in the automotive manufacturing business. Applications for Cartesian robotics are many.
An example is the wiper assembly manufacturing operation. It has been said that robots have capabilities built into them that can be used to make the manufacturing process much more efficient if all the abilities are reviewed when the automation process is defined. In other operations the part is held while being pressed into an assembly. Holding a part that is being welded is a prime use of Cartesian robots. A system can be created that provides the utmost in cleanliness with extremely high safety standards. All work has to be done in straight planes Cartesian robots act as tenders for other machinery.
For many years, few pieces of clothing even had designs on them because it was a difficult task to achieve. Picking up an object from a conveyor belt or other location and placing that object in another location is a long standing function of Cartesian robots
I’m really not sure how there can be a temptation to tip garbage and domestic rubbish along bridleways and country lanes but for some folk, this lazy and totally unreasonable fashion is their standard m.o. This is generally because local councils charge tradesmen for using their tidy tips – car and especially van drivers, are now required to state what they’re disposing of and they need permission for which they pay, to use the tip for professional clearance. So the sumbags of this world never want to pay out or do anything socially acceptable and find it ok to ruin our countryside. It’s so much more expensive when councils then have to pay out for professional clean ups too. It was heartening to read online about someone who was filmed throwing a fridge over the side of a ravine in a beauty spot. The authorities were able to trace him and shared the image of his offence on social media – he was fined thousands of euros and had to retrieve the article – also filmed by the council. We ought to employ that pay and clean up punishment here!
There are so many ways in which we find ourselves needing help with mundane life tasks – take shopping, laundering and cleaning as three tedious but absolutely essential parts of our weeky programme. The first one, shopping, can of course be dealt with online with the goods being shipped directly to our door and that has been so successful that many High Streets are now redundant – but that’s another matter. The laundry is another item that needs care and time spent organising. When an older person, or someone who has had illness can’t manage these every day jobs, it becomes necessary to hire a carer or someone who can live in to help or stop by regularly. They usualy do the personal care but not always the domestic household jobs. Arranging for a cleaning company to quote is daunting for many older people and that stubborn ‘I can manage!’ is often yelled at the person trying to help. Some really modern and progressive cleaning agencies now undertake assisting with washing – perhaps loading the machine before they start their cleaning routine and hanging up the clean stuff to dry before leaving.
Dealing with seriously old folk can be difficult at the best of times but when they lose some of their faculties it becomes a nightmare. I’m thinking here of the problems arising when they can’t do the cleaning properly. My friend tested her old dad by purposely putting a blob of toothpasteon his brush and a steradent tablet in the empty denture cleaning glass. A couple of days later both were still in position. So the most difficult of conversations had to begin. After tears, tantrums and shouting from both sides, another approach was needed. Dad wasn’t having any care teams coming in etc. Rather brutally but effectively, my pal arranged for a cleaning contractor to quote for reguar visits. Dad was sent away for a couple of days to the other daughter and in came a hit squad to blitz the house, concentrating on kitchen, bathrooms and main bedroom. They were asked to try and replace as much as possible in same positions after cleaning so it didn’t hurt Dad’s feelings . He did notice but after many sulks, realised how lovely it is to have a professional cleaner do the grotty monotenous task. So now has a weekly cleaner and more visits from his daughters – he’s talking of having carers in after Christmas, like the nice neighbour he met whilst staying at his daughter!
We all like to feel that our offices are presentable to the everyday visitor. In the old days we used to have a cleaning company come out to our offices and we’d have to make sure our workstation was accessible to the battle axe of a Mrs Mop. Not for us the bright, cheery, chatterbox often portrayed in the old Ealing comedies at the pictures. Oh no, our one was purposeful. One area that the poor old office cleaner can never get right is desk dusting . . . . . when you see the mess and they have to work around, I’m amazed any of them stay in the job. I worked for ages with a chap who was the world’s worst nightmare from an organisation point of view. His desk was piled high with working files – lever arch were everywhere, on the spare chairs, all over any work tation and his ashtrays were littered all over the shop. as were the plastic half drunk cups of coffee out of the super whiz coffee machine. If any of us tried to give a hand we got shouted out – incredibly he knew where asolutely everything was, even 7 layers deep. . . . . . . Our Mrs Mop gave that empire a steadily widening berth at every opportunity!