How a clean home can improve your health

This may sound quite strange but there are several ways cleaning your home can really improve your health, both mentally and physically.
If you suffer from a mental illness such as depression or are just feeling low, getting up and being active rather than sitting around feeling miserable is the best thing you can do. Exercise releases endorphins into the body which automatically perks us up and makes us feel more positive, so if you’re feeling down bring yourself out of the state by convincing yourself to do some housework and get active!How a clean home can improve your health Atlanta
That deals with the mental health side of your cleaning but making sure you have a nice clean home also benefits your physical health. A build-up of dirt can result in nasty bugs and bacteria living in your home, in places you wouldn’t think of. Below is a list of places that harbour bacteria:
• Light switches
Television remotes
• Toothbrush
• Salt and Pepper Shakers
• Keyboards on a computer or laptop
• The kitchen sink
• The bathtub
• Towels

Some of these places seem quite unusual but in regards to the light switches, television remotes, keyboards and salt and pepper shakers, people handle these on a daily basis. If you think about where people’s hands have been and the germs they have picked up during the day that are then spread…that’s a lot of dirt and bacteria. Wipe them all over at the end of each day with a disinfectant wipe and encourage people in your household to frequently wash their hands. For keyboards, you can also use a vacuum cleaner or air pressure to remove the pieces of food from in between the keys.
The bathtub harbours bacteria. You may think that the bathtub is the cleanest place in as house, as people are always using it and it has shampoos, conditioners and shower gels in it all the time, but think again. You may notice that after a bath there is usually a layer of dirt at the water line. This needs cleaning to prevent a build-up of bacteria, if not you will be bathing in dirt. Always rinse your bath down, even if you just use shower gel to give it a quick clean. Make sure everyone rinses it down after and makes sure it is spotless. There is also no harm in giving it a quick rinse before you hop in the tub either.How a clean home can improve your health Atlanta
The kitchen sink is also one of those places you may think is clean, as it is filled with washing up liquid but once again, this is incorrect. Bits of food can gather down the drain and around the plughole, some of which you may just leave or try and flush down. This is a nesting place for bacteria. Disinfection your sink and washing up bowl regularly and clean drains on a daily basis too. To disinfect your dish cloth, fill a bowl with hot water, add bleach and leave overnight-this will thoroughly disinfect the cloth ready for the next day. Clean cloths and towels in the washing machine on the hottest temperature to kill all germs.
Bacteria like to breed in a damp environment. Where better than a toothbrush that has just been use? Try and allow your toothbrush to dry between uses and replace it on a regular basis (especially after you have been ill). When you flush your toilet, make sure you close the lid as it ejects bacteria which can land on your toothbrush and no one likes the idea of this! Finally, when you have used your towel, DO NOT throw it on the floor and leave it damp. Always hang it to dry immediately after you have used it. This prevents bacteria breeding on the warm, damp environment. Always dry the shower curtain out too after usage and anything else that got wet.
If you remember these simple things, you will automatically have a much healthier home.
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Think naturally – simple eco-friendly ways of cleaning the house.

House Cleaning AtlantaThere are many advantages of the eco-friendly way of living. It protects the nature and some people believe it is healthier. In this article we will discuss the alternative ways of cleaning.


Recently more and more people are changing their mind on the “traditional” detergents – the one they buy from the supermarket. Although in the last several decades there are lots of products that claim to be “bio” or “eco” and that claim to protect the nature, their production may not be entirely eco-friendly. Furthermore, most of those products are usually extremely expensive. However, there is an alternative. You can start producing the cleaning agents and detergents that you use by yourself. By saying “producing” do not understand that complicated methods of production are required. Almost all of the eco-friendly mixtures and substances can be made by you, by just using products from the supermarket and basic kitchen appliances.

One of the greatest natural detergents is the vinegar. It can be purchased from all sorts of supermarkets and grocery stores, it is inexpensive and is harmful to both the human body and the nature (since, after all, we eat it).
Vinegar is a great grease dissolvent, which can be applied everywhere in the kitchen. Usually around the oven and the microwave oven there can be greasy stains from what you’ve cooked. This holds true for the grill too. The removal of the grease is not so easy. However, if you want to make it easier for yourself to clean the greasy surfaces, just spray them with distilled vinegar and water. If the stains are more stubborn, apply the vinegar without mixing it with water. It should dissolve them in no time.


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The mixture of vinegar and water is extremely useful cleaning agent, which can be applied on the glassy surfaces at your home. It is a very good choice for cleaning the windows as well.
Especially when it is still wet, mud is very hard for removing from all sorts of surfaces. Whether they will be plastic, or metal or fiberglass, we have a hard time to get rid of it. However, there is a simple solution, which also involves vinegar. Mix three parts of baking soda with one part of white distilled vinegar. Then, using a rag, dipped into the mixture, wipe off the mud from the surface you want to be cleaned. After this you may apply soapy water, if there is still some mud.
Numismatists will also find vinegar useful. It can be applied for removing the tarnished areas of the old coins. For the purpose just fill a bowl with white distilled vinegar and leave the coins overnight.

Better Life Shark Tank Natural Cleaning Experiment Gets Thumbs Up!

ABC’s Shark Tank Featured natural cleaning company Better Life and their All Natural Cleaning Products where owners Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs shared their cleaning experiment with the Sharks using a test for bacteria from raw chicken and their product against the leading chemical cleaner on the market.

Quite shockingly, the leading chemical cleaner, with all the hazardous warning on the label was horribly inept at killing the bacteria and returned test results way over the safe limit.

Better Life natural cleaning product was so much better and removed nearly all trace  of bacteria way below the safety limit.

The general and widespread notion is that you need a strong chemical spray to KILL the bacteria, but as the experiment showed. That just didn’t happen effectively.


The natural cleaning spray did much better and is safe for your household…even enough for one of the owners to spray the product in their mouth to prove it. Quite a display for a huge public television audience.


But, the idea of house cleaning is to remove the unwanted dirt and germs from the home and not just kill them and leave behind a chemical residue.

That is why I prefer the E-cloth microfiber cloths that work at a microfiber level to pick up bacteria and dirt and hold it trapped in the cloth until rinsed down the sink or in the laundry with hot water.


The same test for bacteria can be seen here in this video to show that E-cloth removes over 99% of bacteria from raw chicken from hard kitchen surfaces, just like in the Shark Tank Better Life experiment.


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Halloween is over, so what next? Time for a deep house cleaning!

Ah…thankfully the Halloween day is past and in a couple of days the kids will get off the sugar high and you can pick up all the candy papers lying around the house. Now you just have a few weeks to get the house in order for Thanksgiving and a deep house cleaning is a must, especially if you have the relatives coming round.

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Its time to do the dirty!

A deep house cleaning really gets into the nitty-gritty that a general weekly cleaning might not get. It is fine to wipe everything down and make your home feel a little cleaner and tidier, but you often leave the dusting of baseboards, scrubbing of the oven and washing the blinds out. That is why, every now and again you need to get a deep house cleaning and knock all the hard stuff out.


We are entering into the entertainment part of the year where Thanksgiving especially is a time to reunite families from around the world, or even just around the corner. You always want to put your best foot forward and create a clean environment for guests, but it is usually a stress for many hard working Moms and thinking about deep house cleaning is not something they look forward to. 


No time for a Deep House Cleaning


A deep house cleaning can take quite a while depending on the size of your home. Even smaller homes require a good deal of time as all the jobs that you have been putting off for an eternity require too much time out of your busy schedule. Not only that, they are usually the tough scrubbing jobs too, and nobody looks forward to doing that!

Just the thought of tackling the kitchen alone with the stove, refrigerator, sinks and floor is enough to put it off for another day. Then you have the bathrooms with the heavy scrubbing for all that grime that builds up in your shower and around your toilet. You also have the whole house to consider getting the baseboards wiped down. That is a long time on your hands and knees for all the wrong reasons!

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 Doesn’t your back hurt just at the thought of it?

There is nothing like a good deep house cleaning though if you are looking for a good workout!


Offering the Deep House Cleaning Done For You Service

I know..I can hear all the excuses now why it just isn’t getting done. That is why we offer our deep house cleaning service to take the stress away from you the home owner and let us tackle all those jobs that you just can’t bare.

Our professional staff can handle the toughest jobs and give your home a good deep clean just in time for the family to arrive.

Imagine…going to work and leaving a key to let our house maids go to work for you and you will be pleasantly surprised when you get home to a deep clean and sparkling house that smells naturally fresh due to our non-toxic and natural cleaning supplies. 

Our customers tell us all the time that they love that smell as soon as they walk in the door of a clean fresh house.

So, let us do the deep house cleaning work for you. After all, that is what we are here for.

Just give us a call at (404) 793-7550 to book an appointment for the Atlanta area and we will set you an appointment for a stress relieving deep house cleaning.

Make sure to act now though as appointments fill up fast in this busy time of year, and we know you don’t want to do it all yourself 😉

Call for your Atlanta deep house cleaning today, or contact us at

Fulton County Ga Jobs.

Finding Fulton County Ga Jobs can be hard, but one job that most people should be able to do is house cleaning.

There are already plenty of people offering house cleaning in Fulton county, but there are always people looking to have their houses cleaned and the majority of the cleaning is done by privately owned individual cleaning companies.

The great thing about starting Fulton County Ga jobs as a cleaning service is there is little barrier to entry and great reward if you can generate some long term customers.Fulton County Ga Jobs

To start out, you need to buy some supplies. Most important is a good and reliable vacuum cleaner. 

Many of the cheaper vacuums are just that! Cheap and a waste of money. There is nothing worse than starting out and being in a home to clean and have your vacuum break down. This often happens because of over-heating, but it takes too long to cool again before it will start to work if you haven’t completely burnt out the engine.

So, unless you have enough money to buy two vacuums and carry a spare, then you need to spend a little more on a quality vacuum that will not break down so easily.

Customers are also looking for the best and HEPA filters are important to take the dust and dirt out of the air without circulating it back into the house.

An excellent vacuum is the Shark vacuum that you see on TV and can make payments on it. Will cost a little more in the long run, but it is a quality vacuum that compares well to the Dyson, which is what most other vacuums are compared to, but for half the price.

You also need a good broom, scrubbing brushes, and quality cloths and mops.

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Total, you can expect to pay somewhere from $200-$300 dollars to get started.

You obviously need your own transportation and it is best to work in teams of two.


Search on Youtube for some house cleaning videos to see some of the things that you may not think about when cleaning someone’s house. It is a pretty common sense job, but there are always things you are going to miss if you are not an experienced house cleaner.

If starting your own Fulton County Ga Job as a cleaning service is not for you, then contacting some cleaning services in Fulton county might be a good idea to do a job that is simple and rewarding and offers great hours and decent wages.

Most cleaning service jobs are perfect for mothers looking to earn a little extra cash while the kids are at school.

Hours between 8am – 2pm are considered normal and generally two jobs can be done in this time so you can get back home and get the kids off the bus!

Payment can be by the hour, or by the job.

Hourly wages can be anywhere from $9-15 dollars an hour depending on your experience and quality.

Cleaning companies are often looking for team leaders as well as followers, who are great at just getting the job done.

Transportation may be needed for this type of job which you can get compensated for from the company with either a higher hourly rate or specific cost per mile.

This is just one idea for Fulton County Ga Jobs which is easy to start.

If you think you are qualified for a cleaning service job and are willing to work hard and qualified to work in the USA, then you can contact us here at Atlanta Eco Cleaners. We are always looking for qualified cleaners for jobs in Fulton County Ga.





“Cleaning For a Reason” Controversy

“Cleaning for a Reason” is a great cause and it helps numerous people with cancer maintain their homes while suffering from this killer. But, some of the cleaning services may be contributing to the problem and not helping.


I know…pretty harsh statement. But, one of the leading causes of cancer in stay at home mom’s is the toxic chemicals used in house cleaning.

One of the scariest things ever written is this excerpt from a Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons study:

“Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women working away from the home.”  A 15 year study concluded that it is directly linked to the toxic household chemicals in the home.


Naturally, then you would think that the cleaning companies on the “Cleaning for a Reason” website would offer all non-toxic cleaning services, especially as these women are in a place where their health is suffering and will be more susceptible to the dangers of the toxic chemicals.


But, that is not the case. Some of the cleaning companies boast of the Clorox and Easyoff and all the other chemical cleaning sprays and potions they use to clean with. Here is a bit of advice. If you spray that stuff in your home, on your surfaces, in your shower etc. and it takes your breath away…it’s probably not good for you.


As a professional house cleaner I can tell you that chemical cleaning products are just not necessary. There are plenty of non-toxic alternatives and even quality microfiber cloths and water can do the job just as well.


Many times people ask us to use their bleach based cleaners to make sure the germs are killed and I simply cannot do it.

As soon as I smell or inhale that stuff I feel it going right to my lungs and I wonder what the long term effects would be.

Why would you continue to use these substances when you know of the damage that they can do?


To me it is like smoking. If you know cigarettes are bad for you…why do you keep smoking?

Okay…I get that you are addicted to the nicotine, but does that mean you are addicted to chemical cleaners, or is it just ignorance and apathy to the fact that you are causing harm to yourself?


Cleaning for a Reason should put restrictions on the companies they let participate in the program to make sure they use all natural products.

Many of these companies use “green” cleaning products, which doesn’t mean they are safe for you at all.

It doesn’t take much to get a “green” label on products in a highly non-regulated market.

In fact, the “Simple Green” multi-purpose cleaner that many cleaning companies use is among the MOST toxic of all the products on the market and it carries that green label and says it is safe for you.

Tests prove otherwise.

The only cleaning that should be considered for this project should be NON-TOXIC.

Cleaning for a Reason is a great and worthy cause and it has helped many women have the peace of mind of a clean house when they are going though a very difficult time, but let’s be sensible about this. We don’t want to make matters worse than they are by filling the house with toxic chemicals.

Rant over!

Sorry for the controversy. Just had to get it out there!




E-cloth – Perfect Cleaning with just water!

Introducing E-cloth.


E-cloth Microfiber Cleaning Cloths


E-cloth is the revolutionary way to achieve perfect cleaning inside and outside the home, using just water.
E-cloth cleans better than chemicals, without chemicals!
E-cloths are totally different from ordinary cleaning cloths.
The secret lies in the millions of tiny, but very strong E-cloth fibers that clean deep down into all hard surfaces.
Using just water, E-cloths break up and absorb thick grease, dirt and bacteria. Dirt is drawn deep down into the fibers where it stays locked in until the cloths are washed.

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There are two main types of E-cloth. The thicker cloth such as the general purpose cloth which will remove grease dirt and bacteria from hard surfaces.
Simply rinse under a tap, wring out excess water, fold and wipe. Rinse, fold and reuse as necessary.
It’s absolutely great on Stainless steel.
The thinner glass and polishing cloth provides a perfect and sparkling finish on all shiny surfaces.
For most cleaning jobs, it is best to use the thicker cloth first, followed by the glass and polishing cloth used dry.
For light cleaning, spray the surface with a little water and wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Its particularly good on glass, mirrors, stainless steel and chrome.
Cleaning with just water has so many benefits for you and the environment.
Its not only faster and easier than traditional methods, but it saves you having to buy chemicals, reducing the cost of buying chemical cleaners by up to 90%.
All E-cloths are also guaranteed for up to 300 washes and will last for years, saving you even more money.

E-cloths Nationally recognized for health benefits.

Elocths and water make it safer for you and your family.
The absence of chemicals significantly reduces health risks specifically for people with asthma or allergies, which is why all E-cloths carry the Allergy UK Consumer Award which is the endorsement of the leading charity for Asthma and Allergy research.
E-cloth has a complete range of cloths and mops so you can clean your whole home using just water.E-cloth Cleaning Products
There are also E-cloths to clean cars, televisions, bbq’s and garden furniture.
The easy to use e-cloth mop set offers the same high quality performance cleaning for all types of hard flooring using just water.
Its ideal for natural wood and laminate as very little water is left on the surface after cleaning. And it dries quicker than with traditional mops.

E-cloth endorsed by leading Manufacturers

Don’t just take our word for it. E-cloths are endorsed by many leading manufacturers including, Nefe, Milele, Bosch, Electrolux, Ideal Standard and Hotpoint.

E-cloth has also received a top award from Good Housekeeping for the last three years.
Changing cleaning habits of a lifetime.
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The Cleaning Authority Atlanta

What does it mean to be the cleaning authority in your town?

Well, Atlanta Eco Cleaners have the idea.

What sets us apart as the cleaning authority from some of the top cleaning companies in Atlanta is the fact we can offer superior service as well as keep the price low and competitive for all income levels.


We all need a little help now and again to keep our house clean and a quality maid service can do that for you. But, you want to be making sure you are getting a good deal as there are literally hundreds of cleaning services in Atlanta to choose from.The Cleaning authority


Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. On one hand, you may assume that the top national cleaning companies such as Molly Maid, Merry maids, The maids etc. are the cleaning authority in your market, which is generally true as they have big marketing budgets to capture your eyeballs and money. But, they generally come at the most expensive cost.

If you can afford to pay upwards of $80/hour for cleaning, then, with their checks and balances, they should provide a satisfactory cleaning on a consistent basis.


On the other hand there are the individually owned maid services in Atlanta that don’t have the same training and staff policies as some of the national companies. That is not to say that they can’t be the cleaning authority as many of these companies have been in business for 10+ years serving their loyal group of clients. In fact, the majority of house cleaning Atlanta residents use are these locally owned cleaning services. They generally come with a lower price tag and if you find a good couple of maids you can develop a great working relationship as you will hardly ever have a change of personnel to clean your home. Finding locally owned cleaning companies at the right price though is generally a trial and error ordeal, needing to go through 4-5 house cleaning services until you find one you are satisfied with.

It takes a little more time, but if you need regular weekly or bi-weekly cleaning service, then it would be well worth your while to go through the hiring experience and save $20-30 per clean over some of the cleaning authority maid services Google spits back in the search engine results.

Should you pay more for Green Cleaning in Atlanta?


Green cleaning is making the headlines nationwide and many companies like to charge more and claim they use green cleaning practices in their maid services. But not all green is non-toxic, which is the most important element in green cleaning products and even though these products are more expensive, is it fair to charge you more for a healthier clean?

Well, here is an alarming statistic from a recent study from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons:

“Women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than women working away from the home.”  A 15 year study concluded that it is directly linked to the toxic household chemicals in the home.

The National Research Council reports that “No toxic information is available for more than 80% of the chemicals in everyday use products.”  Not only do you not know what chemicals you’re exposing your family to, there isn’t a way to find out.


Scary thought isn’t it?


That’s why people are switching to green cleaning, but even some of the green cleaners are just as toxic as the others. (it doesn’t take much to get a “green” label on products as there are hardly any regulations in this field either.)


So, how do you know what is safe?


The answer….




That’s right, water is about as safe as you can get.

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But, how are you going to kill the bacteria with just water?


That is where technology comes in with the production of top of the line microfiber cleaning cloths from E-Cloth that have been tested to show time and again that, with just water, they remove over 99% of the bacteria from your surfaces.

Microfiber technology picks up and traps the bacteria as well as grease and grime in the cloth and is easily rinsed away under hot water down the sink for the cloths to be used again.

In fact, E-cloth was awarded best cleaning products in three different categories by Real Simple Magazine including best all round cloth.

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E-cloth rated best all round cleaning cloths.


So, should green cleaning be MORE expensive if you can use less product and just water?


Answer, no!


Although there is an expense in buying quality cleaning cloths and supplies, there is a decrease in the amount of actual green cleaning product used, so at Atlanta Eco Cleaners we feel it is savings passed onto our customers and not an excuse to jack up our prices.

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So, with all that said, being the cleaning authority comes down to offering 3 things.


Fair Price – we don’t charge as much as the national brand names as we don’t have the advertising overhead or use as much product as other cleaning companies.

Family owned – we are a family owner company which means we take pride in our business and make sure every house cleaning is done with care from a hand picked staff of trained cleaning professionals

Free – we are free from toxins and ultimately a real green cleaning company. Our microfiber cleaning cloths from E-cloth are the best on the market and make our cleaning services the most efficient and highest quality as well as the safest for you and our staff.


To schedule cleaning service with the cleaning authority Atlanta residents love, call (404) 793-7550


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Microfiber Cleaning Cloths from Ecloth

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths are a revolutionary, environmentally friendly, and extremely effective way to clean.  Microfiber cloths are made of tiny fiber which catch and hold dirt, grease and grime and pull it away from your surfaces. There are approximately 200,000 fibers in one square inch of a high standard store bought microfiber towel. Top level microfiber cloths have 1.6 million fibers per square inch and that really makes a difference!E-cloth Cleaning Products Ecloth is the world’s leading producer of microfiber cloths and have been manufacturing since 1995. Nearly 500 million fiber strands are in each e-cloth resulting in 1,246 miles of e-cloth fibers in each cloth.  To put this in perspective, fibers from one e-cloth would stretch from New York City to Minneapolis or Seattle to San Diego.It is e-cloth’s composition (highest quality polyester and polyamide), fiber size (smallest diameter in the world), fiber processing (highest density in the world), that allows e-cloth to outperform all other microfiber and cleaning cloths.

e-cloth’s filaments are so small and so strong; using just water they break up, lift, lock in, and clean deep down into the tiniest grooves and crevices.  Dust, grease, oils, grime, dirt and bacteria are quickly and easily removed and locked away deep inside the fibers until the cloths are rinsed or washed.

Surfaces are cleaned so effectively that there is nowhere left for bacteria to grow.  Surfaces are left polished and totally smear and lint free.  e-cloths rapidly absorb 7 times their weight in water.

In addition, scientific research carried out by world renowned Silliker Group, has proven that e-cloths also remove over 99% of bacteria.

High quality microfiber cleaning cloths feature split microfiber, after the splitting process each fiber towel looks like an asterisk if you’re looking at a cross section. The open spaces in the microfiber created by the splitting process allow it to pick up and hold dirt as well as absorbing liquid.

You can use microfiber cleaning cloths dry as a duster instead of using a cleaning cloth treated with chemicals or a (chemical) spray and wipe method. Split microfiber is positively charged which makes it work like a magnet attracting negatively charged dust particles. This characteristic along with the microscopic open spaces created by the splitting process allow the cloth to attract and hold dirt and dust rather than just pushing it around like a cotton cloth would. Depending on the size of the cloth you may want to fold it. For instance, when using a 16×16 cloth it’s probably best to fold it into fourths. This gives you 8 cleaning surfaces on one towel. When using a smaller cloth, like a 12”x12”, you may want to just use it unfolded like you would use a wash cloth while bathing. Once you’ve collected the dust around the house you can release the dust from the cloth by rinsing it out then you can go on to use the same cloth using the damp method described below.E-cloth Microfiber Cleaning ClothsWhen used damp, microfiber towels are great for removing smudged dirt, grease or stains. When using the microfiber towels damp, the squeegee like edges of each microfiber in a microfiber cleaning cloth scrape up the dirt while the open spaces keep the dirt in the microfiber towel. You can accomplish all of this with a microfiber towel without adding any chemical cleaners. When using the cloths damp it’s usually best to get it wet and then ring it out. You don’t want it to be dripping as the towel needs to have the capacity to absorb whatever you’re trying to clean off of surfaces. Like with a dry cloth, when using a larger cleaning cloth it’s probably best to fold it to give you multiple new cleaning surfaces on the same towel. This damp method works best for scrubbing bathrooms, cleaning appliances, wiping down kitchen counters, cleaning car interiors and hundreds of other cleaning applications.
The absorbency of microfiber make it great for cleaning windows, even when just using the cloth with water. Microfiber cleaning cloths hold up to 7 times their own weight in liquid which allows them to clean glass while leaving no streaks. This feature also makes them great for cleaning up spills. This will allow you to cut down on the use of disposable cleaning products like paper towels.
Microfiber cleaning cloths are machine washable! When cared for properly you can expect to get several hundred washes out of a single cloth and it will be as effective as it was the day it was new.e-cloth microfiber technology

A House Cleaning Checklist to Save You Time

checklistFor some of you, cleaning is second nature, and you have no problems maintaining a clean, orderly home. For the rest of us, we are just doing the best we can to keep up, but would really benefit from a visit from the house cleaning fairy. Since this probably isn’t going to happen, the next best thing I can give you is the cleaning fairy’s house cleaning checklist. Armed with a list of when and how frequently certain jobs should be performed, you will be less overwhelmed and able to clean your house quickly and easily.

Let’s start with the daily house cleaning checklist. The goal here is not to overwhelm you, but done regularly, these tasks will be easier to conquer in small doses instead of waiting for them go get out of hand. In the kitchen, clear off the counters, wash dishes or load into the dishwasher, wipe spills off the stove-top, and sweep the floor. Next, conquer paper clutter. Get and sort the mail, put homework and other daily papers in their rightful place, recycle all junk mail and old papers. In the bathroom, hang up towels, put dirty clothes into the hamper, and clear off counters (a bin for each person is a great way to do this easily). Remove clothes immediately at the end of the drying cycle, fold and put away. This one thing will prevent ironing later! Throw all toys into bins. Make beds.

Here are the chores for the weekly house cleaning checklist. Dust all shelves, furniture, and accessories. Vaccum and damp-mop all floors in the house. In the bathroom clean the shower/bath, toilet, sink and fixtures. Spray and clean the mirrors and metal finishes in your home. In the kitchen, clean appliance fronts, and wipe countertop appliances. Clean the inside of the microwave and scrub the stove-top. Open the fridge and get rid of old leftovers. Change and wash bed linens. Clean the TVs and computer monitors. Sweep walkways in the garage

Monthly, wash dirty walls, clean handprints off doors, and wipe down woodwork.Vaccuum upholstered furniture, especially under cushions. Dust mini-blinds. Polish wood furniture and clean/condition leather furniture. In the kitchen, clean the inside of the refrigerator and oven, and vacuum and wipe down the inside of often used drawers. Wash comforters, bedspreads and mattress covers and flip your mattress over. Dust ceiling fans and change the filters in your heating or air unit. Give your garage a good sweep.

Here is the house cleaning checklist to use twice a year. Dry clean feather comforters. Wash draperies. Vacuum behind bedroom furniture, beneath beds, and all closets. In the kitchen, clean the insides of all cabinets and drawers. Clean under and beside the refrigerator and vacuum coils. Wash around, under and behind washer and dryer, and clean out dryer vents. Change batteries in your smoke alarm. Deep clean the garage, putting away all holiday décor.

  • Wash curtains and drapes, clean blinds
  • Dry clean down comforters
  • Vacuum under beds and behind dressers
  • Vacuum inside closets
  • Dust refrigerator coils, vacuum/wash space around fridge
  • Wipe out inside of cabinets and drawers
  • Pull out washing machine and wash walls and floor around washer/dryer
  • Vaccuum back of dryer, clean out dryer vent
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors
  • Clean garage, store seasonal items in bins on shelves
  • Have carpeted stairs professionally cleaned and scotch-guarded

Annual House Cleaning Checklist

  • Have furnace/air conditioner cleaned
  • Clean carpets or rugs
  • Clean upholstered furniture
  • Go through toys and clothing – give away or sell unwanted items

Use Daylight Savings or Change of Seasons to Remember Items on your House Cleaning Checklist

Schedule tasks you perform twice or 4 times a year to dates already on your calendar. For example, change your smoke alarm batteries when you turn your clocks behind and ahead, or clean your ceiling fans on the first day of a new season. You get the idea!

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