Make This Mother’s Day The Best One Yet!!

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Make This Mother’s Day The Best One Yet!!

What Is Better Than Coming Home To A Clean House After A Long Day? Giving A Special Woman In Your Life The Gift Of Coming Home To A Clean House!

Check Out Our Mother’s Day Cleaning Special For That Special Women In Your Life!

We Have Many Other Cleaning Packages To Fit Everyone’s Needs As Well!

Call Tri Maids To Make An Appointment Today!

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

May Cleaning & Purge List:

Clean:

Fans

Windows

Window Sills

Window Tracks

Baseboards

Carpets & Rugs

Purge:

Damages & Non-Used Cords

Equipment & Items That Won’t Be Used The Rest The Year

** Put Winter Clothes & Get Summer Clothes Out**

7 Ways To Clean Stainless Steel:

  • Olive Oil – Keeps Appliances Smudge Free

First, spray some Vinegar & wipe it down with a soft cloth (an T-shirt works too). Then, pour some Olive Oil onto a soft cloth & rub the oil into the grain. Use a clean dry cloth to buff the steel after applying the Olive Oil. Some of the oil will be removed, just enough will stay on to prevent smudges & fingerprints.

  • WD-40 – Removes Grease & Grime

Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe away stains after spraying.

  • Coconut Oil – Adds Shine To Appliances

The tiniest amount of Coconut Oil will make it shine, use a soft cloth to buff with the grain.

  • Pledge Furniture Cleaner – Polishes Appliances

Spray a heavy coat of Pledge, use a soft cloth to swirl the solution into any stains. Let sit for a few minutes before wiping away (using a circular motion).

  • Baking Soda & Vinegar – Removes Burn Stains From Pans

Scrubbing burnt-on stains with a sponge & Baking Soda (this may be enough to remove stains from pots & pans). If not, boil a solution of 80% water & 20% Vinegar, in the stained pots & pans. Boil for about a minute before pouring the solution in the sink, adding more Baking Soda & scrubbing more.

  • Flour – Polishes Stainless Steel Sinks

First, clean the sink with some hot & soapy water, make sure the sink is dry before using Flour. (Not drying completely will leave a huge gooey mess). Sprinkle Flour all over sink, use a soft cloth or paper towel to buff the steel. The flour will get into any grooves in the steel & absorb dirt & grime. Wipe up the flour with a soft damp cloth, repeat if your sink needs to shine more.

  • Baking Soda, Lemmon Juice, Olive Oil & Vinegar – Removes Water Stains

Combine ¼ cup of Vinegar, ½ cup of Baking Soda, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, &  tablespoon of Olive Oil to form the paste. Use a soft cloth & rub into the steel appliance (using circular motions to really get the mixture in). Let sit for about 10 minutes, then wipe off with a soft cloth.

Homemade Daily Shower Spray:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • ½ cup of Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon of Liquid Dish Soap
  • 1 tablespoon of Dishwasher Rinse Aid (like Finish Jet Dry)
  • 3 cups Water

Instructions:

  1. Begin pouring Hydrogen Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, Liquid Dish Soap, & the dishwasher rinse aid into a spray bottle of at least a 32 oz size. (A funnel is very helpful for this step).
  2. Next, add 3 cups of water (the mixture might bubble a little bit because of the dish soap).
  3. Put the top back on the spray bottle & then shake the ingredients together for a minute.

To Use:

After showering, mist the spray on the shower doors & walls of the shower and you’re done! There’s no need to wipe!

Spring Is In The Air

 

Start The New Season With A Spring Clean, For You Or A Loved One! Tri Maids Offers Many Different Cleaning Packages, Including Organizational Cleaning. We Can Help With Whatever You Need Or Want Done! Let Us Help You Get Your Home Ready To Sparkle And Shine This Spring!

 

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 

Spring Cleaning Checklist:

Kitchen –

  • Clean Inside & Outside Of Appliances
  • Clean Out & Organize Fridge, Pantry & Cabinets
  • Clean Sink, Cabinets & Drawers
  • Sweep & Mop

Bathrooms –

  • Clean Toilet Bowls, Sink, Shower & Tubs
  • Clean Out & Organize Cabinets & Drawers
  • Clean Mirrors
  • Vacuum Or Sweep & Mop

Bedrooms –

  • Go Through & Organize Closets & Drawers
  • Wash Bedding
  • Clean, Sanitize & Organize Toys
  • Vacuum Or Sweep & Mop

Miscellaneous –

  • Dust Light Fixtures
  • Vacuum All Vents
  • Clean Windows, Tracks, Blinds
  • Clean Doors & Walls
  • Vacuum Or Sweep & Mop

 

Spring Cleaning All Purpose Spray:

  • 16 Ounce Glass Spray Bottle
  • ¼ Cup Of Vinegar
  • 20-25 Drops Of Lemmon Essential Oil

Add Vinegar & Essential Oils To Spray Bottle & Top Off With Water.

You Can Use It On Anything & Everything!

 

Shower & Tub Cleaning Wand:

We Usually Use This Wand To Clean Our Dishes, But Now It’s Time To Use It In Our Bathrooms. Use The Cleaning Wand After Showers & Baths. Put Some Dish Soap & Vinegar In It To Get The Job Done. Keeping Your Shower & Tub Clean Just Got A Lot Easier!

March Maidness

 

What Is Better Than Giving Your Loved One Something Special, Like A Clean Home. All That Stress Can Be Lifted With Just One Phone Call. Call Tri Maids Today And Let Us Help You Get Your Home To Sparkle And Shine, And Let You And Your Loved Ones Relax And Enjoy A Nice Clean Home!

 

As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

 

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 

DIY Garbage Disposal Tablets:

  • Slice up some Lemons and Limes
  • Put in a Muffin Pan, Brownie Pan or Ice Cube Tray
  • Fill each Cup with Distilled White Vinegar
  • Place in freezer
  • Leave for at least 24 hours
  • Run hot water into the disposal for about one minute, then turn off the water and pour 1/2 cup of Baking Soda and a frozen tablet into the disposal. Turn the water back on and turn on the garbage disposal.

 

DIY Naturally Antibacterial All-Purpose Cleaner:

Materials Needed

Mason jar

Small spray bottle

1 extra large Grapefruit Peel

2 Cups of White Vinegar

Grapefruit Seed Extract or Tea Tree Oil

To Use –

Start off by peeling Grapefruit. Cut off any excess pieces of fruit that remain on the peel. Place the peels in a mason jar and put in the White Vinegar. Place the lid on the mason car and let sit in a dark and cool place for about a week. After a week has passed, strain the Vinegar and pour it into the spray bottle. Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water and 6 drops of tea tree oil. Give the bottle a little shake to mix everything together before use!

 

DON’T USE CLEANER ON MARBLE SURFACES

Homemade Cleaning Solution For Walls:

Materials Needed –

2 Cups of Water

1 Teaspoon of liquid Dish Soap

1 Teaspoon Distilled White Vinegar

A Clean Cloth

To Use –

Mix all ingredients into a bowl, dip cloth into the mixture and start wiping down walls!

 

March Purge List:

 

  • Broken Tools
  • Ripped Rags
  • Unwanted Holiday Décor
  • Outgrown Winter Gear
  • Expired Food
  • Inside Of Cars
  • Cleaning Supplies

 

 

The Gift Of Love

The Gift Of Love

There Is Nothing Better Than Giving Your Loved One Something Special. A Clean Home Is Always Special. When You Get Home From A Long Day Of Working, You Just Want To Relax, Or When You Want To Go Out But The House Is A Mess, All That Stress Can Be Lifted With Just One Phone Call. Call Tri Maids Today And Let Us Help You Get Your Home To Sparkle And Shine, And Let You And Your Loved Ones Relax And Enjoy A Clean Home!

 

As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 

DIY Bath Bombs

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Of Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Of Corn Starch
  • 1 Cup Of Citric Acid
  • ½ Cup Of Melted Coconut Oil
  • 5-10 Drops Of Essential Oil (Your Choice On Oil & Amount Of Drops)
  • Silicone Mold (Valentine Themed Is Perfect For February)

 

Mix Your Dry Ingredients Together, It Will Get Dusty. Melt Your Coconut Oil. Then Add The Melted Coconut, And Essential Oils Into The Dry Mix. Make Sure To Mix Well. When It’s Mixed Completely It Will Take On The Consistency Of Ohio Snow, It Doesn’t Pack Well Enough To Make A Snowman, But It Does Have Enough Moisture That It Won’t Drift Easily.  In Other Words, It Will Stick Together But Isn’t Sticky. It Also Somewhat Falls Apart Easily. Pack Into Your Molds, Pressing Firmly (Using A Spoon To Really Pack Them In Works Well). Let Molds Sit For 24 Hours. Carefully Remove Bath Bombs From The Molds (They Come Out Easier With Silicone Molds). Put Them In A Bag, Or Container So They Last, Use Whenever You Want!

 

Heavy Duty DIY Floor cleaner

Ingredients:

¼ Cup Of white Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Liquid Dish Soap (Blue Dawn Is Miracle In A Bottle)

¼ Cup Of Washing Soda

2 Gallons Of Very Warm Tap Water

 

Place All The Ingredients Into A Bucket, Mix Well And Until Susdy. Mop The Area(s) With The Floor Cleaner. Rinsing Isn’t Required, But Wiping With A towel Afterwards Gives It A Very Nice Clean Finish.

Not Recommended For Waxed Floors, It Might Make The Wax Gunky.

 

Some Cute Dinner And Desert Ideas For Valentines

Chicken Parmesan With Cheese Hearts

Hamburger Hearts (Veggie Hearts)

Homemade Or Store Bought Pizza Heart

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heart Shaped Fruit

 

Cheers To A New Year!!

With the Holiday season over, it’s now time to start cleaning up after all the festivities and company that was had over the Holiday season. Some people get really stressed when it’s time to start cleaning, we want to help relieve that stress and get your home New Years ready. What better way to start off a New Year than with a clean home! Call Tri Maids today and let us help you get your home to sparkle and shine!

As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 

New Years To Do:

Make a list of rooms or places that have gotten very cluttered or unorganized, start from the top of your list and work your way down! You can always make a monthly list of things you want achieve and tackle your list every month!

  • Declutter Closets
  • Organize Bedrooms
  • Organize Kitchen Pantry, Drawers & Cabinets
  • Organize Bathroom Drawers & Cabinets
  • Organize & Clean Playroom, Office, Extra Rooms
  • Clean Air Vents
  • Organize Junk Drawer
  • Organize Garage

* Keep a “catch-all” bin in a high traffic room or in all high traffic rooms, every week empty the bin and put the items away. *

 

7 Quick Ways To Clean Post-Holiday Messes:

* Plus A Couple Bonus Tips *

  1. Use a lint roller to pick up fallen pine needles

* Lint rollers can also be useful for dusting around the home *

  1. Cream of tartar gets cutlery marks off dishware
  2. Lemons and water remove crud from the microwave

* Microwaving a damp sponge or cloth on high for two minutes will help kill bacteria hiding in all it’s nooks and crannies, the steamy vapors will help clean stuck on nastiness. Use an oven mitt to wipe the microwave with the sponge or cloth *

  1. Mayo will remove water rings from wood furniture
  2. Use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth on upholstery stains
  3. Clean up candle wax spills with an iron and paper bag
  4. Use a vinegar-based window cleaner to remove fake snow

* Blast dust off of artificial garlands and trees with a hairdryer before storing *

After a month (or more) of decorating your home, holiday decor can pick up quite a bit of dust and pet hair. Grab your hair dryer and use the strongest but coolest setting to blow the mess away, then store them in dust-proof containers, so they’re ready for next year!

 

Holiday Season

Holiday season is among us, and you what that means, time to start preparing for all the events and parties to come. Remember you can always call Tri Maids to get a full house cleaning or we also offer customized cleans, where we’ll just do whatever you want us to do in your home.

As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket.

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 

With The Holiday Season Here, All The Cooking And Entertaining Could Leave You And Your Home Needing A Little Extra Tender Love And Care, Here Are Some Easy Cleaning Hacks To Get Your Home Clean, And Gives You Plenty Of Time To Relax.

Hydrogen Peroxide is used by many to help with wounds and for bath and body purposes, but it has even more uses.

  • Pour some hydrogen peroxide down the sink drain to freshen up things down there. Simply pour hydrogen peroxide down the drain and let it soak for at least fifteen minutes. Be sure not to use the sink while you are letting it soak. After fifteen minutes, pour in some liquid soap and hot water. And of course, you can pour it down all your drains to fight germs and eliminate bad odor.
  • Use hydrogen peroxide to soak and disinfect your cutting boards. It will get rid of bad odor and eliminate bacteria.
  • Soak cleaning sponges, kitchen towels and rags in hydrogen peroxide to get them properly sanitized.

Here are some ways to clean with hydrogen peroxide and a couple added ingredients.

  • Combine peroxide and baking soda until you get a paste. Smear onto your grout and let sit for 1 hour. Then get a scrub brush or scrubby sponge and scrub at the grout. When you’re done, use a damp paper towel to wipe away. And to deal with mold and mildew, 1 cup of peroxide and 2 cups of water mixed together in a spray bottle. Spray this solution, let it sit for 15 minutes, then use a scrub brush to scrub it and the mold/mildew off.
  • Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean your refrigerator by spraying as a disinfectant. Get a spray bottle and pour the 1/2 cup peroxide, 1 cup water, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or several drops of lemon essential oil). You can also use other essential oils if you prefer a different scent.
  • Pour hydrogen peroxide in toilet bowl and let soak for a few minutes to get rid of stains. You can mix hydrogen peroxide and water in a 1:1 ratio. Put in a spray bottle, then spray into the toilet, coating the bowl. Then scrub the bowl and flush it clean. Because the peroxide dilutes in the water of your toilet, this is safe for septic systems.
  • Mix together 6-10 drops of lemon essential oil and 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add that to your dishwasher’s rinse aid compartment and it’ll help get your dishes even cleaner.

 

Everyone loves a good Christmas Gift, and for those of you who enjoy the crafting, check out these amazing Mason Jar ideas!

https://justbrightideas.com/christmas-mason-jar-crafts/

 

Holiday season is around the corner – October Blog

Holiday season is around the corner, and you what that means, time to start preparing for all the events and parties to come. Remember you can always call Tri Maids to get a full house cleaning or we also offer customized cleans, where we’ll just do whatever you want us to do in your home.

As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

 

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket. ☺

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

 

Homemade Fizzing Toilet Cleaning Bombs:

Nobody enjoys scrubbing their toilet bowl stains, but here is an easy three ingredient hands free way to freshen your porcelain throne.

  • ½ Citric Acid: Removes build up and scale, reduces effects of hard water, antibacterial, adds awesome fizziness
  • 1 1/3 cup Baking Soda: Deodorizes smells, great all purpose cleaner
  • 90 drops of Essential Oils: Bind baking soda and citric acid together, antibacterial (depending on which oils you use), natural scent

 

Directions:

  1. Put the essential oil mix you want to use together in a small spray bottle and set aside
  2. Mix baking soda and citric acid together carefully. If you want, you can use a medical mask to ensure you don’t breathe in any fumes from mixing these together
  3. Slowly spray the essential oils on the baking soda and citric acid while mixing until you’ve used all 90 drops. It should fizz a little bit when the moisture touches the mixture, but if there is excessive fizzing you are spraying too quickly. The mixture should start to clump when it’s ready
  4. If necessary, you can add a small amount of water in addition to the oils to help bind the baking soda and citric acid together. Don’t use too much or they wont fizz when they touch water
  5. Put the mixture into silicone molds, or you can press it into an ice cube tray
  6. Let the bombs dry for at least 6 hours, then remove from the molds and store in a container with a tight lid
  7. Drop into the toilet and fizz away!

 

10 Things To Purge Every Fall!!

Spring cleaning gets all the attention, but I don’t know anyone that really has the time to declutter, organize, and deep clean their entire home each Fall. Here are some easy things we could all work on in the Fall to split the workload into something manageable! You can make it even easier by, grabbing a trash bag and a donation box and try to get rid of as much as you can from each of these 10 spots in your home!!

*If you want to for extra cleanliness, and have the extra time, while going through all your items, give the cabinets, shelves, drawers and other spaces a quick clean down before putting everything back.

The nice thing about Fall decluttering is, you don’t have to just throw everything away, you can donate most of the items, or you can always sell them. Spring cleaning is a great way to not only help yourself, but help others, and that way, your stuff that you might not really want to part with, will still have some more life to it!!

 

KITCHEN DECLUTTERING

Spices & Seasonings – Go through all of them and check expiration dates, not hard-core throwing out on the marked date, but they do lose potency after time, so its probably time to replace the pumpkin pie spice from 7 years ago! Make sure you keep a pen and paper handy to write down what needs to be replaced, then you’ll be all set for all of the holiday baking coming up!!

Freezer – Sometimes our freezers become a complete black hole where things get put in there and never come out. Fall is the perfect time to get it cleaned out and all ready for winter.

BONUS – If you have a little extra time, purge the pantry/food cabinet as well!!

CLOSET DECLUTTERING

Sandals & Summer Shoes – Be honest about what shoes were REALLY worn this summer, and what shoes you will continue to wear. The most effective way to tackle shoes is to get ALL of them together, go through them, then put away the ones that you really want to keep, and get rid of the ones that will just collect space.

Clothes & Swimwear – Fall is a great time to purge old summer clothes and swimwear,

BONUS – Peek at the winter coats and get rid of the old ones that wont be worn or will just replaced this winter!

LIVING ROOM DECLUTTERING

Toys – Any toys that the kids have outgrown or have not touched in sometime should be cleared out in the fall, before all the holidays. No need in storing them if they are not used and new ones will be coming soon!

Magazines & Books – Do a quick sweep and lighten up the clutter by purging all the outdated magazines , and look for books you you’ll never read again.

Blankets – Blankets are always a number one collectable item, but we don’t always need all of them. Go through them and put away the ones you want to keep, and get rid of the blankets that are not used at all anymore.

BEDROOMS

Bedrooms – Bedrooms seem to be the place that collect the most items, we just throw everything in our rooms, so for bedrooms, try the timer challenge, set your timer for 15-30 minutes, depending on the state of the bedrooms, start with the floors, then flat surfaces, then tackle the drawers, then of course the remaining, while your timer is going, through as much as you can and collect all the items that are not used or you just don’t want anymore.

BATHROOMS

Product Purge – Chances are you’ve got some products that have never been touched, they are old, or almost empty. Go through the items that are half way, if you can, convert them with, or set those products aside for the next things to be used and then tossed once empty.

 

GARAGE DECLUTTERING

Tools, Garden Accessories, Other Products – Clean up, repair, and purge your garden supplies so they’ll be ready for you to use in the Spring. Toss all the old tools, and other miscellaneous items that are collecting dust and taking up space.

Best Cleaning Tips

  • Dust Off Your Fan With A Pillowcase
  • Cleaning Your Toilet With Baking Soda And Vinegar Will Get All The Dirty Water Rings And Stains Out
  • Make Your Own Bleach
  • Use Cream Of Tartar To Clean Your Toaster
  • Use Baking Soda And Hydrogen Peroxide To Clean Cooked-On-Gunk On Your Stove Top
  • Use Ice And Lemon To Clean Your Sinks Disposal
  • Make Your Own Citrus Vinegar Cleaner Using Citrus Peels And Vinegar
  • Did You Know Borax And Lemon Juice Is The Perfect Combo For Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Use Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap To Do The Magic On Cookie Sheets And Pans
  • Hydrogen Peroxide Is A Go To, To Clean Windows, Mirrors, Toilets And Bathtubs
  • White Vinegar, Liquid Dish Soap, Washing Soda And Water Make Your Floors Spotless
  • Apply A Dab Of Baby Oil To A Cotton Ball And Use To Shine Up Faucets And Hubcaps
  • Use Fridge Coasters To Absorb So Much Gunk And Mess
  • Simply Use A Lemon On Water Stains
  • Vinegar And Baking Soda Help Wash Away Loose, Greasy Grime, Musky Odors And Helps Clean Your Dishwasher

ADD SOME OF THESE TO YOUR FALL BUCKET LIST!

 

  • Go to a pumpkin patch
  • Go to a corn maze
  • Pick apples
  • Try a new fall recipe
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Make homemade soup
  • Bake a pie
  • Have a bonfire
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Bake cookies
  • Go to a haunted house
  • Decorate for fall

HOLIDAY BLOG

 

If you host a party or 2 for the holidays, then you know it’s about that time to start preparing for the Christmas events. Remember you can always call Tri Maids to get a full house cleaning or we also offer customized cleans, where we’ll just do whatever you want us to do in your home.

As for any and all other options- here’s a quick breakdown of those “necessary” to-do items to get ready for the holidays and any parties that are associated with it.

First things first – Do a “visitor” walk thru and just take notes of everything that you see that are out of place. This is a great time to give out these little tasks to any other people in the house if possible to get a little bit of help with this hectic time.

Depending on your time limit that you have, I recommend these are the things that you take care of 2-3 days beforehand.

–Clean windows and vacuum window tracks. Damp mop baseboards.

–Deep clean bathrooms and straighten bedrooms.

–Clean all top kitchen surfaces. Wipe fridge and make room for extra food in there.

–Dust all surfaces and sweep entryway.

DAY BEFORE OR DAY OF VISITING (IF POSSIBLE)

–Hang fresh hand towels, and check hand soap.

–Wipe any dirty areas in the bathrooms using a wet rag.

–Put toilet bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.

–Wipe mirrors, countertops, and bathroom floors with a damp towel.

–Take out the garbage, and line trash receptacles with clean liners.

–Straighten stacks of magazines and books.

–Straighten and fluff sofa pillows and cushions.

–Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter as you go. Once filled, put everything in its place or you can just hide the basket.

–Vacuum high-traffic areas.

–Place fresh flowers and light scented candles.

 

Now your home should look and smell great. This will take off the extra stress that can be associated with having visitors and/or family over to your home.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TRI MAIDS CLEANING!

5 Everyday cleaning items that are easy to make (And work great!)

5 Everyday cleaning items that are easy to make (And work great!)

 

1. Make your own gel hand sanitizer!

1 1/2 ounces pure aloe vera (not the green stuff)

3 teaspoons rubbing alcohol

1 teaspoon vitamin e oil

5 drops essential oil – lemon and lavender are my favorites in this recipe

-Dispense ingredients directly in a small container with a lid.  Shake liberally to mix all ingredients thoroughly.  If you want your gel to be slightly thinner in consistency, add a little more rubbing alcohol, up to one teaspoon. And then it’s ready for use! Just remember to shake it before use!

 

2. Peppermint Daily Shower Cleaner Spray

1/2 cup vodka (you can use rubbing alcohol but it seems the vodka works better in this recipe)

1 cup water

10 drops peppermint essential oil

glass spray bottle

-Mix and store in a spray bottle.  Spray shower after use.  No rinsing necessary.  Other good tip: Use a squeegee at the end of your shower to remove excess water and to prevent water spots.

 

3. Foaming Hand Soap

foaming soap dispenser(s) – Easy to find or reuse one!

1-2 tablespoons castile soap (many different scents to choose from!) – I use 2 tablespoons for 8 ounces of water (the amount just depends on how foamy you want your soap to be)

8 ounces of water (or whatever size your foamer is) – use distilled water if you can, but tap water works just as good

funnel

measuring spoons

-Funnel the measured amount of castile soap into the bottle then pour water over it. Shake to mix it up and you’re done. You can also add 10-20 drops of essential oils inside to add more scents.

 

4.  Disinfecting Spray Cleaner

1 1/4 cups water

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup vodka (excellent germ-killing properties – you can substitute rubbing alcohol, but it will have a more medicinal scent)

15 drops essential oil – peppermint + lemon OR lavender + lemon are great in this recipe

glass spray bottle

 -Mix all ingredients together

 

5. Marble and Granite top Cleaner

3 tablespoons rubbing alcohol

1 1/2 cups water

1 teaspoon castile or dish soap (if you want your spray to smell like your dish soap, use that)

-Combine ingredients, close spray bottle, shake, and CLEAN!

HEALTHY BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS

It’s that time again!  There are hundreds of missed school days every year because of germs and sicknesses that could’ve been avoided. Here are some simple tips to help keep your kids a little bit cleaner and healthier every day.

  • Use a disinfectant wipe on high-touch points every day when your child comes home from school. You can do this right when they’re taking everything out of their backpack to do their homework. Wipe down zipper and straps of their backpack, binders, pencils and other items they are using all day.
  • Give your child hand sanitizer for their backpack and also have extra bottles of it everywhere you can. Encourage the use at all times possible.
  • Teach your child to cough or sneeze into the crook of their arm if they don’t have a tissue available. This way the germs are not “caught” in their hands and spread to surfaces and other children by their hands. Make sure you explain to them how important it is not to spread germs and diseases.
  • Teach your child to keep their hands away from their face and mouth. Hands are too often carrying germs. Eyes, nose, and mouth are the entry points for germs to get into our body and make us sick.
  • Remind your child not to share water bottles or chapstick with other children. Anything that goes in your mouth shouldn’t be shared.

Above all else, just remember the most important way to keep your child healthy is a balanced diet, exercise and sleep. These are by far the most important things in a child’s life. Also, a daily multivitamin! ?