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REMOVING MAKE-UP FROM PILLOW CASES OR BED LINENS

REMOVING MAKE-UP FROM PILLOW CASES OR BED LINENS

Removing make-up stains from pillow cases or bed linens has to be one of our biggest challenges. No matter how many cleaning items we have in our buckets we could never have enough with all the tasks that come our way. Even so….detecting the stains before washing the item is also tough. King size sheets and duvet covers are so big that a smudge of eyeliner or face powder stains can go undetected and then it’s almost too late.
Light colored face clothes and hand towels have been ruined by removing certain types of makeup that cause bleaching effects, rendering the towels unusable for guests.

BATHROOM SHOWER DRAIN CLEANING

BATHROOM SHOWER DRAIN CLEANING

Cleaning a shower drain is easy and takes only 10 minutes to do. The process helps to eliminate odors and soap scum, and at the same time allows you to check on any drain clogs and calcium build-up. Calcium deposits typically accumulate in areas where water is constantly present. Since water is continuously washed down your shower drain, the calcium deposits are common, and the buildup can multiply quickly. Keep the pipes clear of the calcium buildup with inexpensive household items that dissolve the calcium as well as any other buildup off your drain and pipe walls without damaging the plumbing system.

CLEAR AMMONIA

CLEAR AMMONIA

Not to many people are thrilled about cleaning with ammonia. They just can't tolerate the harsh smell. I have to say I always keep a bottle in my cleaning bucket and here are some of the tasks ammonia can contribute to a real good clean and shine.

1. Garbage cans
2. Faces of white cabinets, doors, baseboards, woodwork
3. Crystal and add a dash of soap
4. Bathtubs
5. Ceiling fans

Ammonia can be a good all purpose when diluted safely.
Experiment on other areas using caution.

Housekeeping Etiquette on The “Toilet Bowl Brush”

Toilet bowl brushes and holders come in various styles from plastic to stainless, wood and decorative. A domestic tool designed to clean the “John”. It has been noted that toilet bowl brushes were originally made of wood and the bristles constructed using the hair of horses or squirrels.
In our modern world the toilet bowl brush and holder have become one of the most popular decorative additions to our bathrooms. Some holders designed for luxury homes plated inreal 24-carat gold.
As a housekeeper, here are a few simple tips on how to maintain our toilet bowl brushes and holders.

Maintaining Lampshades

 
Maintaining Lampshades
 
I would love more than anything on my business cleaning routine to soak this lamp shade in a solution, clean it right up and call it a day, but humidity, dust buildup and other factors can turn your lamp shades yellow and spotty and cleaning them can be a total nightmare.
 
Each lampshade type has its own durability and can be very fragile.
PAPER lampshades have to be wiped so gently with a clean, soft paintbrush because they dent so easily and become unattractive.

Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Clean

Keeping your garbage disposal clean may also control foul odors and bacteria. When grinding food always use cold water as hot water tends to cause grease to liquefy and accumulate.
Try tossing a small bowl full of ice in into the garbage disposal. As the blades chop the ice cubes, the chips will help to remove grease build up and food particles which may be stuck to the blades. For weekly maintenance pour liquid soap into the garbage disposal while running the blades.You may also use baking soda and vinegar.

Cleaning Tips

Does the inside of this unmarked brand name plastic bottle look like your shower door, tile or grout? It's time to evaluate your daily bathroom shower cleaners that you keep handy next to your shampoo. Don't be a victim of having to replace your shower door.There is a better solution. Check it out for yourself and you decide.