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Happy Maids Green Cleaning Best Cleaning Tips

Yes, you read the title of this cleaning article correctly. Here are some of our expert cleaner’s tips on how to make cleaning your home easy and have fun doing it!

We are a professional cleaning company. We offer domestic and commercial cleaning services across VA, MD and DC areas. Our cleaners have years of knowledge to pass down, here are some of their cleaning tips you can use when cleaning your home.

1. Steam clean your microwave

If you have a lot of stuck on food in your microwave, don’t worry. Just put a bowl of boiling water in there and shut the door. Leave it for 10 minutes and the stuck-on food will wipe away easily with a cloth.

2. Tackle mildew with vodka!

No, we haven’t been at sauce again! Fill a spray bottle with vodka and mix in the same amount of water. Spray it over the mildew in your bathroom and leave for 10 minutes. Then, wipe away. This works because of the alcohol so other adult beverages will work too, but save your nice vodka for once the bathroom is sparkling clean!

3. Freshening your carpets and upholstery with bicarbonate of soda

Bicarbonate of soda is a must-have in your cleaning arsenal. It can be used for so much. However, it is amazing at picking up odours and getting rid of them, so it’s perfect for freshening up your sofa, carpet and any other soft furnishings. This also works on your mattress and smelly trainers too!

4. Use lemon and salt to clean your shower door

Have a glass shower door? You’ll know that soap scum can leave it looking a bit sad. Cut a lemon in half and dunk it in salt. Then scrub all of the soap scum away. This will also work on wooden chopping boards too!

5. The vinegar and showerhead trick

Fill a sandwich bag with vinegar (any small water-tight bag will work) put it over your shower head and fix it in place with elastic bands. Leave it to soak overnight, your shower head will be spotless.

6. Use wax paper on your taps

Clean your sink as normal and then when all the grime is taken care of, use wax paper to polish your taps, it works a treat and is very quick too.

7. Shaving cream gets rid of stains on your sofa

This only works with shaving cream and not gel and should be tried on a small, inconspicuous area first. Just apply some shaving cream to a stain, leave it for 30 minutes and then blot dry. This works on any soft furnishing too.

8. Use microfibre cloths for dusting

Dust love static and microfibre cloths love things that love static. So, simply wipe away your dust with microfibre cloths. This works great on skirting boards but works well on any dusty area. If you use the microfibre cloth slightly damp, it will tackle any stains too.

9. Don’t use sprays on your TV

Use a dry microfibre cloth to clean your TV. That will get rid of dust. If you have a stain on your TV, just wet the cloth, and it will remove it in a few passes.

10. Clean your windows with newspaper

For streak-free windows, you can use an old newspaper. Your usual glass cleaner is fine, but instead of cloth, use a newspaper for a streak-free and lint-free shine!

We hope these cleaning tips have helped you save some time cleaning your home. We hope you have some fun cleaning your home now too.

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