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Whats The General Cleaning Tips?

Whats The General Cleaning Tips?

Maintaining Equipment

Keep your equipment in good condition; otherwise, you will have to spend extra time getting it back into shape. Always clean equipment before you put it away, and store items properly. Wash cleaning rags regularly and discard any that are too dirty to reuse.

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Household broom Wash brooms in soapy water from time to time. Store upside down to prevent the bristles from bending – you can make a rack using two thread spools.

Cloths and Sponges

Cleaning and storage Shake dust cloths well in the yard or out of a window after you have used them. Soak slimy sponges in vinegar and water. Store dust cloths and polishing cloths in plastic bags.

Sponge mops Rinse floor mops thoroughly after use (they should not need any extra washing). Store the heads in plastic bags so that they do not dry out and warp.

Chamois Leathers

General care Chamois leathers are expensive but will last for years if well cared for. Wash in warm, soapy water, and rinse thoroughly. Let dry away from direct heat to preserve the skin’s natural oils.

Stell-wool pads

Keep Steel wool pads in soap water to stop them from rutting or wrap them in aluminum foil Save money by cutting them in half so that they go twice as far.

Maintaining Equipment

Small Brushes

Using toothbrushes Old toothbrushes are perfect tools for cleaning intricate metal- work, grouting, around taps, and awkward spaces. Save as many as you can. and keep them in your cleaning kit.

Use your vacuum cleaner for as many tasks as possible. The range of attachments can be used to clean curtains, furniture, and upholstery, as well as floors. Check the brushes and rollers before you start vacuuming – the machine will not work well if it is clogged up. A range of vacuum cleaners is available for carrying out different tasks. Handheld vacuum cleaners are ideal for cars and for cleaning up spills.

Vacuum Cleaners

  • Upright vacuum cleaners These are best for covering large areas of floor, but they cannot always get under furniture or into awkward corners.
  • Cylinder vacuum cleaners These are good for cleaning awkward areas, such as stairs and under low furniture, but can be cumbersome to use.
  • Wet-and-dry vacuum cleaners These suck up water as well as doing routine cleaning.

 

Methods and Routines

Establish and maintain a cleaning routine so that all areas of your home receive regular attention and the work does not pile up. Use these tips to get around rooms efficiently and make your home appear tidy even when you know it is not as clean as it could be.

Cleaning Methods

Two-handed dusting Using two dust cloths – one in each hand will help you clean the surfaces in a room in half the time and with half the effort.

Two-bucket method

Wash floors and walls using two buckets: fill one with cleaning solution, and the other with water for rinsing the sponge or mop.

Time Saving Tip

Cleaning In a hurry

If visitors arc coming and you are unprepared, make do with cleaning the hallway tidying obvious clutter. and throwing away dead flowers. Straighten cushions, chairs, and rugs to create the impression of order. Spray room freshener and dim the lighting or use candlelight.

Making a Timesaving Dustcloth

  1. To create a dustcloth that leaves a shine, soak a dustcloth in oil with a few drops of lemon oil added.
  2. Remove the dustcloth when it is fully saturated and squeeze dry. Store it in a screwtop jar. Buff to finish.
Rooms Cleaning Frequency
Bathrooms and Kitchens Clean these rooms daily to maintain good hygiene.
Bedrooms Air beds each morning, as we lose 1 cup (250 ml) of moisture every night. Clean rooms weekly.
Living Rooms Clean once a week. Vacuum floors twice a week if necessary.
Other Areas Vacuum halls twice a week. Clean little-used rooms monthly.

 

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Cleaning Routines

  • Dally cleaning Kitchens and bathrooms should be cleaned daily.
  • Regular cleaning Bedrooms and living rooms should be cleaned weekly. Begin by ventilating the room and tidying up. Starting at one side of a door, dust all items and surfaces, working around the whole room. Always dust higher surfaces first, since some dust may fall onto lower surfaces. Finally, vacuum or sweep the floor.

Occasional cleaning Every few months, give all rooms a thorough going over. Take down curtains for cleaning, shampoo upholstery and carpets, and clean walls and windows. Tidy up closets, and dispose of any items that you no longer use.

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