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By Maid Brigade 20 Jun, 2017

Glass stove tops are a popular choice for many older and new homes. There design allows for extra counter space when not in use, and the smooth finish looks very slick. Glass stove tops, however, are sometimes difficult to keep clean. The original shiny and new appearance can quickly disappear if you do not take the time to understand how to  keep your glass stove top looking sparkly and clean . Many different things will contribute to scratches and stains on this type of stove, so we have put together a list of items that will help you keep your glass stove top looking like it has just been taken out of the box.

By Maid Brigade 25 Apr, 2017

Daily household chores can eat away at any free time that you may have. The  stress that goes with that can often cause issues within the home

as well. When you finally make a choice to hire a cleaning company, find the perfect fit and have them clean your home on a regular basis, how do you get the most out of your cleaners? Like any relationship there are small things you can do that will make your cleaning company keep coming back with pride. We have put together some of the best tips to ensure a happy relationship between you and the people that clean your home.

By Maid Brigade 14 Apr, 2017
Having your apartment or house renovated? Then begin thinking about post-cleaning your place. Truly, the real work starts here! No one likes the image of dust floating from room to room after a home renovation. Unluckily, simple cleaning would get your home nowhere near to spick and span clean. In such a situation, there are two possible routes that you can choose from. One is hiring professional cleaners, and two is DIY.

For the courageous do-it-yourselfers, here are some efficient  post-renovation clean-up steps  to show the dust and grime the way out and cleanliness and peace of mind the way in. Are you ready to enjoy your newly renovated living space? Well, then, let’s proceed!
By Maid Brigade 21 Mar, 2017
In the present times, pollution and global warming are on the rise. To aggravate the situation further, government reports and non-profit studies have discovered that exposure to chemicals and toxins found in common cleaning products can cause a lot of health issues including reproductive problems, lung issues, and multiple forms of cancer.

With this in mind, more and more companies in the world are longing for a green clean workplace. This is because an office is one of the most prolific spaces for exposure to concerning cleaning chemicals. No wonder,  chemical-free cleaning practices  are the need of the hour.

By Maid Brigade 16 Feb, 2017
The feeling of contentment that one feels after thoroughly cleaning the house is one of the most cherished feelings. Everything in its proper place, all things dust-free and each room’s fragrance fresh and reviving! The thought itself is invigorating! Like a big teddy hug from the house.

Have you heard the saying, ‘your thoughts become your reality’? Yes, your thoughts can become real. Get a big hug from your home sweet home by using naturalhome-made cleaning solutions to clean your house.

The next time you have a basin to scrub or a window to sponge, just raid your pantry. Everyday products like club soda, vinegar, and even vodka make for quick, inexpensive, and effective house cleaners. These natural cleaning recipes  are not only environment-friendly but are also cost-effective. It's time to eliminate the toxins and chemicals from your home. Let’s go-

For all the Monica Geller’s out there, here are a few of DIY home-made cleaning recipes that will assist you in making all your surfaces sparkle.

By RTOWN Production 12 Jan, 2017
Got one or two places like that already? Well, we will give you 10 of them! We bet you wouldn’t have cleaned the following places in your home in a while. You can either clean your home yourself or call trusted professionals for house cleaning service .

Whether you want to prepare your home for the guests that are going to make their way to your home or for yourself to avoid breathing in dust and living in filth, make certain to put these nastiest, filthiest spots on your list.
By Maid Brigade 20 Dec, 2016
The first and foremost thing to do in order to get a neat and clean house is to get organized and de-clutter your home of all unwanted and superfluous things. It is a two-step process. Firstly, get down to discarding and disposing, and rid yourself of all the extra stuff and unwanted clutter in your home. Once this is done, and your house gets some space, the next step is to get organizers . They are the best thing to maximize storage space in those nooks and corners of your house that otherwise go unnoticed or unused. Organizers are the best way to store stuff without giving the impression of being cluttered.
By Maid Brigade 16 Nov, 2016

It is that part of the house that stores and prepares the food and nutrients that are required by the body. Food nurtures the mind, body, and soul.

By Maid Brigade 28 Oct, 2016
Bar of soap? Check.

Shampoo? Check.

Toothbrush? Check.

Toothpaste? Check.

Lemon? Huh?

Funny you should ask, but most people will react the same way if they were asked the same question. But here is a tip - lemons make your bathrooms cleaner and disinfectant. Difficult to believe? By the time you are done reading this article, your questions on how a lemon is good for your bathroom will have been answered.

People use their toilets and showers to clean and rid themselves of dirt and germs. On a more poetic approach – bathrooms are a sanctuary for cleansing.

Since dirt and germs from our body are left behind in the bathroom, we must ensure that it is our responsibility to keep it as clean as possible.

With the availability of numerous cleaning solutions in stores, they may seem like your go-to option. But in all honesty, store-bought solutions are expensive and can contribute to adverse effects on your body.

You will be surprised with the number of cleaning options that you can derive from your home. You can refer to our DIY home cleaning tips compiled through years of expertise .

By using your own concoctions, you will realize how much expenses you can cut down on and how toxic-free your house can be. This is where the role of lemons in your bathroom comes in. The acidic nature of the citrus fruit and its lovely organic scent are ideal for removing stubborn stains and deodorizing your bathroom respectively.

Here is why lemons are ideal for bathroom cleaning and why you should start using them.
By Maid Brigade 26 Sep, 2016
A clean house is a healthy house. A clean house can go a long way in reflecting your personality and your mood. Keeping your house clean keeps you fresh, healthy and disease-free. But keeping a clean house day in and day out can be a tasking job. With work and a busy schedule, most people often find it difficult to take out time to clean their homes.

Well, there are solutions to solve such issues, if it’s a problem for you too. What many people don’t realize is that there are numerous things and techniques all around them that can be used to make home cleaning easier, faster and more efficient. Here are a few do-it-yourself tips on cleaning techniques.

The All-Purpose Magic Solution

A simple and cheap all-purpose cleaner that can be used to clean just about any surface, this solution is better than all those fancy antibacterial disinfectants that most people buy. It isn’t magic really; it’s just a simple solution of water and vinegar mixed in a ratio of 9:1. Fill that into a spray bottle and you have yourself the best cleaning solution. You can even add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to enhance its effectiveness, and odor.

From slippery tiles on bathroom walls to greasy countertops in your kitchen, from dusty stereo sets to dirty floors, and from carpets and rugs filled with dust mites to dirty laundry – this "magic" solution is an answer for all your house cleaning needs.

A precaution for using this solution would be to avoid using it on easily stainable surfaces. So it is advisable to do a spot test before actually using it on a particular surface.

Alternative Solutions

The number of solutions that you can make at home using just the basic amenities that you use every day is intriguing and amazing. From window cleaning soaps to tile cleaners to almost every other appliance, the ingredients are right at your home. These are also indications of why you should avoid buying expensive cleaning liquids.

Windows are a great harbor for dust and dirt. And they are crucial for allowing sunlight to enter into your house. Thus, it is important that you keep them clean. Window cleaning solutions are available in numerous varieties, all so much more expensive than what you can make on your own at home.

One such solution that is great for cleaning windows is a mixture of half a cup of vinegar and a bit of liquid soap in water. This is a very effective cleaner for windows that need to be ridden of unwanted dirt. You can also add hydrogen peroxide to it as it acts as a disinfectant. To add a bit of shine to the window, adding peppermint oil is a good practice.

Tiles and polished wood are very prone to dirt and oil. They tend to get greasy, regardless of whether it’s in your bathroom, kitchen or any room. A blend of a few drops of liquid soap, half a cup of baking soda and water is a great remedy for cleaning your tiles or wooden flooring or walls. Using a sponge or a fresh, clean cloth will aid in getting a shiny surface. You can also add aroma oil or essential oil to the cleaning agent to give it a deodorizing effect.

Solution for Appliances and Utensils

Food stains on your kitchen appliances such as ovens and stoves are not an uncommon phenomenon. Using store-bought cleaners can be harmful for you as it contains toxic and harmful constituents. This enhances the chance of contaminating your food.

A simple and easy way to avoiding such a problem is by making your own concoction. Mixing some borax and a few drops liquid soap in hot water to clean them eliminates the possibility of food contamination, and effectively get rid of grease or other dirt. The solution seeps into the stains and breaks down the complex from within, thus, making it easier to wipe them off.

For stains that just won’t budge, you can create a mix if dishwashing detergent with baking soda and some water. Apply it on the stain and let it sit for a while. Use a dry cloth to wipe remove the stain and watch how easily it comes off.

Grease stained silverware or steel utensils can also persistently give you problems. A solution of borax, liquid soap and some vinegar in hot water is a good grease removing agent. Make sure all your utensils are cleaned properly to ensure shiny knives, spoons, and forks.

Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is where all the dishwashing takes place and hence it’s no puzzle as to why it needs to be cleaned regularly. If it isn’t attended to, then it can be a playground for all kinds of pathogens and diseases. As bad as it may sound, there is also an easier solution to ensure none of that happens.

Two cups of baking soda, and dishwashing soap mixed in water, and a little bit lemon oil added to it is all you need to clean your sink. Make sure you don’t give germs and diseases a chance to breed at your home.

Mold and Mildew

Sometimes on greasy or damp surfaces that haven’t been attended to for a long time, fungi start to appear. Mold and Mildew are the most commonly found fungi in homes. These can act as allergens for your family members who are prone to such problems and honestly, most people just find them disgusting. If you ever see any form of mold or mildew growing anywhere in your house, don’t panic! We have a simple home-made remedy for it.

A solution of half a cup of baking soda, 2 cups of water, and a few tea spoons of tea-tree oil is a great concoction to clean up the mess. The solution is enhanced with anti-bacterial agents by the tea-tree oil. You need to follow a certain method to remove them. Mix water and tea-tree oil and spray it on the surface with mold. Let the solution sink in for about 24 hours. After this, mix the same solution in the baking powder until it forms a paste and use that to clean the surface. You’ll find that the affected part is spick and span.

These DIY tricks are a great way to save money and ensure that cleaning your house is not as taxing as it usually seems. But cleaning a house still requires you to spare time for it. You could hire personnel for residential cleaning services from Maid Brigade BC . They are a well-established Vancouver cleaning providers and offer quality maid services .
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