Windows Are Washed Faster in the Apron
Cleaning windows can be a time-consuming task, especially if you have large windows. However, it can be done in as little as 15 minutes with this trick. Start by spraying the windows with glass cleaner. If you live in a house, use a hose to pour water on the windows, or if you live in an apartment, wipe the outside of the windows with a wet cloth. Next, lift a bucket of water onto a ladder, put rags, sponges, and a blunt knife or spatula in the pockets of your apron. Wash the window frame, scrape dirt in the corners, and wipe the windows with a clean cloth.
Carpets and Rugs
Carpet cleaning can be a daunting task, but with the right tools, it can be done in no time. For carpets, start by vacuuming them thoroughly. Dip a cloth in carpet cleaning detergent and rub the stains. Let it sit for five minutes, then dry with a clean, dry cloth, rubbing from the corners of the stain towards its center. Dry those places with a hair dryer, then open a window to dry them further. Use the same procedure when cleaning rugs.
Carpets Made of Cotton and Synthetics
For carpets made of cotton and synthetics, move all furniture and vacuum the carpets thoroughly. Scrub them with a steam cleaner and be careful not to get the carpet too wet. Open the windows and let it dry for at least eight hours before putting the furniture back in. Take smaller carpets and rugs outside and shake them out by placing them over a fence and giving them a good beating with a broom. Wash non-machine washable rugs and let them dry for at least eight hours. Sweep the floor with a squeegee.
Cleaning the outside of the windows where dirt collects can be a tough task, but with these tips, it’s a breeze. Choose a day when there is no wind and the sun does not hit the windows directly. Close the windows and sweep the dust off them with a broom. If you live in a house, spray the windows with a hose. If you live in a building, dip a cloth in the water in which you poured the detergent and clean the windows. Leave the soapy water on the window for 5 minutes, and then wash it off with another cloth dipped in clean water. Wipe with newspaper.
Cleaning curtains can be a hassle, but with a steam cleaner, it’s easy! Close the windows and open the curtains. Spray them with a freshener, then run a steam cleaner over the curtains from top to bottom. If your curtains are heavy, run the steam cleaner on one side only. Open the windows to let them dry.
For covers, place the bedding on the floor and throw pillows on it. Rub the fabric with a sponge that you previously dipped in the cleaning agent. For leather furniture, use a special stain remover. Use a roller with adhesive tape over the fabric and then over the pillow. Pull out the dust and debris from the corners of the couch, vacuum up the crumbs and dust, put the pillows back, and wipe it all down again.
Remove the cover and wash it in the machine. Use a stain remover detergent if there are any stains. Soak the mattress in water with stain remover detergent to remove any stains, then rinse with water. Disinfect the mattress by pouring a little alcohol vinegar into the softener part of the machine. Sprinkle baking soda over the mattress and let it sit for a few hours. Baking soda will absorb moisture, dirt, and odors from the mattress. Use a sieve to remove the excess baking soda before putting the cover back on. By following these steps, you can keep your mattress clean and fresh, which can lead to better sleep and a healthier home. Try these tips for your spring cleaning this year!