Fall Cleaning Tips

Some housecleaning and home maintenance chores need to be done once a week, biweekly or monthly. Others seasonally. And still others just once a year.

The problem is, we often don’t get to them, or else we add them all to our spring-cleaning list. And that doesn’t happen, either.

A better way: spread all the housecleaning and home maintenance tasks out over 12 months. 

Here’s the October house cleaning checklist that works best for fall cleaning.

  1.    Fall cleaning seasonal view:

Clean the windows in your home now, before winter weather sets in.

Clean your windows before winter sets in.

  1.    Cold cure:

Caulk around windows to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. 

Not only will you be more comfortable, but you’ll save on energy bills, too. 

  1.    Second line of fall cleaning defense:

Put up storm windows and doors.

  1.    And finally…

Get started preparing your home for the chilly winter season ahead. 

Fall is the perfect time to begin thinking about  winterizing your house.

  1.    Help with the hose:

Get the kids to help you drain and Store the garden hose

  1.    Fall cleaning closet case:

Tidy up closets and store summer clothes.

 

  1.    Holiday prep 101:

Launder and iron holiday linens. Now is the time to begin preparing for holiday entertaining.

  1.    Holiday prep 102:

Clean crystal, china, and silver.

  1.    If it’s time to set the clocks back…

It’s time to change smoke alarm batteries. 

  1.    Top brass: Shining up is your final October house cleaning checklistchore.

Shine up brass doorknobs and other metallic objects.

 

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 For FALL.

 

3 HOME MADE WINDOW CLEANING TIP:

3 Home-Mixed Solutions 

  1. Home Mix Solution for Lightly Soiled Windows

This homemade lemon-cleaner recipe works wonders on lightly soiled windows: Mix 4 tablespoons of lemon juice in a gallon of water. 

  1. Home Mix for Moderately-Soiled Windows

Try this vinegar window cleaning solution for moderately soiled windows: 1/4 cup vinegar in 3 cups warm water. It’s terrific for quick and thorough cleaning of medium soils.

  1. Cleaning Mix for Seriously Grimy Windows

For serious window grime, try an extra-strength ammonia formula: 1/2 cup ammonia, 1 pint rubbing alcohol and one teaspoon dishwashing liquid. Add enough warm water to make a gallon.

Back to School

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Ahhh summer break, that magical time of year every teacher thinks about during the stressful moments of the school year. Summer is the time of year that both teachers and students alike, take some much needed time to relax, recharge, and get ready for the next school year.

Somehow, summer break always seems to fly by faster and faster as the years go on! By the time you get used to your summer schedule or routine with the family, it’s time to get back into work mode again. The beginning of every school year can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time. And if you don’t have extra time for cleaning give us a call.

 And when you come inside your home and fell tired of being outside with no energy or enthusiasm for cleaning, give Tri Maids a call, we have many packages that fill everyone’s needs.

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.

 

CLEANING TIP:

Beat and Shake Area Rugs

Vacuum large area rugs at least once a week. But also take them outside three or four times a year for a more thorough cleaning and forhow to clean dust. Drape them over a fence or clothesline and beat them with a broom or tennis racket. A good beating removes much more dust than vacuuming. Take smaller rugs outside to for a vigorous shaking every week.

 

Trimaids July Post

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Out on the beach all day? Ready to go on Vacations? Coming home from vacations?

Who wants to clean? Let Tri Maids do the cleaning for you, so you can enjoy your free time. Call Tri Maids today to schedule cleaning, we offer different services from one-time cleaning to a deep clean.

 

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.

 

CLEANING TIP:

To clean splatters and spots from a ceramic tile back-splash, wipe the tile down with a clean sponge dampened with rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol will not only get rid of the gunk, it will disinfect the backsplash, too.

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!

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Holiday season is around the corner.

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.

 

Love the way Fall Smells? You can make your home smell like it whenever you want, and the best part, no artificial fragrances!

 

  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 3 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon

 

Put in your wax burner and enjoy!

Fall all year long!

 

Holiday Home Cleaning Hacks:

  1. Stop trying to reach up high, or bend down low to clean all the little slats in your vent. Remove it completely, wipe it down with a paper towel and toss them into your dishwasher and run them on a short cycle with water only. Dry completely and put them back.
  2. Cover your sink with a layer of baking soda and scrub with a sponge. Pour some more hydrogen peroxide on your sponge and scrub the sink down again. Let it sit for 20 minutes your rinse your sink off.
  3. Remove your burners and wipe them down with dish soap and a damp cloth. Then run a paste made from baking soda and water onto your burners and let the paste sit for about 20 minutes. Scrub off and dry.
  4. Soak a rag in hot, soapy water as you sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda on your glass cooktop. Squeeze out the water from the rag onto the cooktop and lay it on top of your cooktop. Let this sit for 15 minutes before you scrub the baking soda away.
  5. Baking is always a necessity for the holiday season, pans always seem to get very dirty, we all cant stand it when our new baking pan gets those grease and burn stains. Thankfully though, with just some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, it comes off fast.
  6. We use our brooms to clean which means they can get pretty gross. To clean your broom, soak it in a buck of warm water and dish soap. Let it air dry before you put it away. You should also spray your brooms with disinfectant after each use.
  7. Garbage disposals can get a certain… odor to them. Which is why I really like this simple hack of making frozen lemon and vinegar cubes to get rid of the bad smell.
  8. Using Magic Erasers to clean those hard to remove stains from your glass dishes and bakeware is an excellent idea! Your dishes will sparkle and shine!

 

CALL US TODAY TO BOOK A CLEAN!

And don’t forget we do Organizational Services, let us help you get all Holiday ready!