This strange weather does seem to put a dampener on all outside activities – no sooner had the winter days left us, and we looked forward to long walks in the spring, then back came the winter chills – together with horrendous winds and torrential rain. It seems as though the weather world has gone completely topsy turvy all of a sudden. This brings its own problems inside the home as well. The children have to be encouraged to play outside whenever the will takes them – we all agree that outside play is better all round than the continual messing about with ipads and tablets etc.!
The trouble with then is the amount of mess that comes in with them. For a really good spring clean ‘giving the place a right bottoming out’ as they say, the only true method is to get in the professional cleaners. They are quick, efficient and do not cost the earth.
The winter having at last made it’s way out, all that mucky slushy mud has dried up and hopefully we won’t be bothered by it for many days in the next few months. The only time when this has been a problem has been dog minding time – I recently cared for a teenage labrador pup – huge in comparison with one or two little lap dogs near me. He is quite a tidy animal, never seems to have hair floating around or anything, but it is absolutely incredible how it takes a massive clean up effort to clear the muddy paw prints all over the carpet too!
My best investment was to engage the services of a professional cleaning company for a one off total clean after the pup was returned to his home. My word this was the best thing I’ve done for years and I’m still basking in a clean glory.
There has been a shift in family duties gradullay over the last couple of years, certainaly in the little enclave where I reside. In the days of yore, when families had a dog or two, taking Mutley out for at least one walk a day was down to the youngsters to undertake. Generally this was agreed when the whining to mum and dad started in the first place, when that friend’s gorgeous litter of labrador pups arrived and homes were sought! Unlike today when it’s all through agencies and vetting procedures come to the fore.
With pets and children comes a need for regular deep cleaning. A cleaning agency is by far the best idea, they can achieve domestic miracles in half the time, and the expense if so worthwhile for Mum, who these days probably works as well, and cannot possibly keep up with it all herself!
There is something to be said about the arrival of spring after the battering winds and rain of an extended winter. The cobwebs may have been blown away from the brain cells if a gusty walk is taken. Indeed the whole being is enhanced by a brisk walk out in the country or around the park. But then when you get home, you suddenly come back down to earth with a bump when you realise that your fairy godmother has not popped in and sorted out the cleaning or done anything about that disgusting kitchen floor!
If these tasks are getting the better of you week in and week out, why not think about engaging a professional cleaning agency. They are a whizz at sorting out the mess. Many are now prepared to actually put things away as well as do ironing and other tasks, in a whole house operation.
If there is one thing that really does put most people off opening up their home for visitors and relatives is the knowledge that they live untidily; despite all the efforts known to mankind. There is very little joy in having to get up at the crack of dawn to start stripping out the oven to clean it ready to cook for others. The rest of the kitchen can look jaded unless regular decluttering is brought into play. The same goes for all the lounges and sitting areas, it’s easy enough to just plump up the cushions and put the magazines tidily, but there is always a mess around the coffee table and at one end of the sofa.
Now is the time then to seriously consider a professional cleaning company to take over this much dreaded chore. The difference they make to the smooth running of a household is worth their small fee ten fold.
One of the pleasures on not having to race off to work every day now is to be able to people watch, or more accurately, neighbour-watch. A young family has moved into the house nearby, replacing an older lady who spent many hours vacuuming and cleaning.
Glancing out over the cul de sac I noted a large white estate car with the name and details of a cleaning company all over it in next doors’ drive. They advertised every kind of cleaning task imaginable. Upon chatting to the new young neighbour, one child on hip, the other haring around on a pedal scooter, it was obvious she had got this absolutely right. She and her partner had actually agreed before the children were born that a cleaner would be employed, thus freeing up essential child enjoyment time for both parents. Now how fab and in tune is that – Get online now and check out companies offering you the same salvation!
Now that family life has got so busy and generally very complicated, there tends to be one area of the domestic arena that causes more disharmony and discord than any other. The cleaning of the jointly lived in abode. Everyone uses the bathrooms, communal stairs, the living areas such as sitting room and dining rooms and then there is the kitchen. . . . . . With somuch footfall throughout the week, the prospect for keeping it all spotless and inviting is impossible. Deciding who is responsible for trying to do so is also impossible. With both partners working, as is generally the case these days, there is no clear break down of the cleaning tasks.
The best way to restore calmness and harmony is to engage the services of a professional cleaning company who will discuss the cleaning needs and work out a timetable and cost schedule. The luxury of coming home to a professionally cleaned house can never be overstated.
There are many different types of cleaning services out there today. From the work alone cleaner who drives to the house and brings her own selection of favourite cleaning materials and cloths, brushes, even the vacuum cleaner. There is something rather wonderful about the army of ‘women who do’ dotted out there. It is particularly useful for the single gents out there who probably go off very early in the morning to get the train in to the city and the last thing he wants to worry about is how to keep his toilet and bathroom clean. If Mum isn’t just round the corner and available for a quick spurt of motherly cleaning love.
But for the industrial clean that all factories, laboratories and sports field changing rooms need, there is no substitute for bringing in the experts in the janitorial cleanig world. The bring with them a wealth of experience .
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.
The kitchen is a place where edibles are prepared for consumption and it is a key task to keep the kitchen clean. If you have made up your mind to clean your kitchen today then start with the burners. Scrub off the debris and in case they can be washed in the dishwasher and throw them in there. Do not forget to clean the surface of the stove and also try to clean it as soon as possible because if the debris hardens, it becomes very difficult to clear it off.
As far as cleaning the vent hood is concerned, you must use the damp cloth. Dry cloth will do as well. Try to clean the vent filters every month. Clean the grates of the oven with the warm water and once you have done with the cooking, clean the oven as well.
A refrigerator is the part of the kitchen as well so you must not avoid cleaning it. Remove any left over food from the oven and clean it thoroughly.