Archives for March 2015
Warmer weather has finally arrived, and you know what that means—so has spring cleaning! As a Philadelphia area cleaning company, we know that spring cleaning is both time-consuming and a hassle for many homeowners.
Time and time again, many home and business owners throughout the Philadelphia and New Jersey area have called upon Executive Maids to breathe new life into their home through our elite cleaning services. However, we thought it would be great to provide homeowners with three quick and easy spring cleaning tips that will leave even the busiest homeowner with some time to sit back and enjoy spring!
Clean The Most Walked On Carpets That You Also Know Need The Most Attention
Some vacuums can be very heavy to lug around your home. Not to mention that some always don’t make it easy to vacuum each and every corner of the room. Therefore, instead of taking the time to clean every single carpet in your home you can clean those areas that you know have received the most foot-traffic or have the most stains. Inevitably, think about the areas of your home that have been bugging you the most throughout the duration of the winter. If you have a plan of attack before you start vacuuming that will alleviate how much time you spend cleaning your carpets.
Clean The Outside Of Your Windows Before The Inside
During the cold months of the year, the exterior part of your windows will see a lot of dirt build up. So, instead of stressing about how you need to detail your windows both inside and out, take some time to clean the outside first. In fact, we highly suggest cleaning your windows on a slightly cloudy and windless day because they wind may cause you to get covered in cleaning agent, and the sun may leave streaks!
As a side note, we also know that many homes have young children that often press their hands and faces on the glass in order to look outside. Just like we mentioned above, concentrate on the windows that have received the most attention throughout the fall and winter months.
Clean & Move Furniture Only If You Think You Really Have To
Sure, part of spring cleaning is doing all of that “deep cleaning” that you put off all winter long. But, if there is certain furniture in your home that was hardly ever sat on, doing a thorough cleaning is not needed. However, if you feel like cleaning any hardly-used furniture, we suggest vacuuming it and then wiping it down afterwards.
There are countless quick, easy, and simple ways to get your spring cleaning done. For those that would rather seek out the help of a Philadelphia or Cherry Hill, NJ maid service, we at Executive Maids promise that we will meet every single demand that you make! After all, cleaning is our specialty and we are not satisfied with our services unless our clients truly are! To hear more about our cleaning services, please give us a call today!
Soon it will be the time of year when the air will be warm enough to open your windows, air out your house, and clean out your closets, basements and cubby-holes. Rooms must be made for those holiday presents that can replace existing décor or appliances, heavy clothes need to be stashed away to ensure that frigid memories are forgotten for a few seasons, and a refreshing cleanse is needed to start the spring season off right. To make the experience seem less daunting, and take the headache out of spring cleaning, the expert staff at Executive Maids, a premier Bucks County maid service, provides tips on avoiding the most common spring cleaning mistakes.
Mistake #1 – Forgetting to Make a Plan: Think about all of the rooms in your house and what you need to do in them. Don’t forget the light fixtures, walls, floorboards, closets, drawers and ever-dreaded windows. Be prepared to store out of season items and donate anything you haven’t used in over a year or two. And make time for all of those little things you’ve noticed throughout the year but put off – like the grout lines and loose cabinet doors.
Mistake #2 – Neglecting the Oft-Overlooked Spaces: Washing machines, both for clothes and dishes, dryers, doorknobs, light switches, refrigerator coils and the cleaning supplies themselves can be easily forgotten as you try to catch everything on your list. Many of these things are the items you rely on to help you clean throughout the year, so take a moment to check the seal on your washing machines, freshen your mops and buckets, wipe down your vacuum cleaner and check its filter, and disinfect the knobs and switches as you exit a newly-cleaned space.
Mistake #3 – Using the Wrong Tools: If you’re not using the right equipment, your cleaning can take twice as long. We recommend that every homeowner have extension wands and microfiber cloths for dusting and polishing, vacuums with attachments for upholstery and tight spaces, steam cleaners for floors, and a squeegee for windows. And don’t forget to throw away or thoroughly wash your rags and sponges often. Wet sponges and washcloths are breeding grounds for bacteria, so wash them after every use and replace them regularly.
Mistake #4 – Not Enlisting Helpers: Spouses, kids, friends and mothers shouldn’t be too shocked when the call for help goes out. Delegate the simple tasks, such as dusting, clearing out clutter and shredding to the kids; get husbands and strong friends to help with the heavy lifting when it’s time to get under furniture and rearrange rooms; and appeal to mom’s superior skills when it comes time for the nitty-gritty detail work. Just remember that one good turn deserves another and that you should be just as willing to help any outsiders you call in.
Finally, if you don’t have a nearby support system, if nobody can come to your aid, or if your schedule is simply too hectic to make time for spring cleaning, don’t hesitate to call Executive Maids. Our experienced, professional, trained and supervised cleaners would be happy to lend a hand and help you complete your spring-cleaning to-dos. Our Bucks County cleaning service has won the Best of Philly title since 2009 and guarantees the most thorough and detailed home cleaning you could ask for.