The calendar still says spring and so you may still be spending your rainy weekends getting ready for summer.
You’ve turned off the furnace, the windows are open and you are cleaning from the attic to the basement.
But are you pitching?
This unique flow chart helps you with the process of tossing items that have cluttered your home for months or more likely…years!
If you still need help…watch this amazing video to give you PERMISSION to start tossing and stop saving things that are just taking up space.
|35 Things To Get Rid Of To Declutter Your Life
Once you have decluttered – give us a call and we’ll give your home a thorough spring clean.
Although you can’t see them,
asthma and allergy triggers are everywhere,
even inside your home.
Maid Brigade is your best defense
against pollen, dust, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and
other teeny tiny particles that cause asthma and allergy attacks.
Quality Environmental Services & Technologies (QUEST) conducted a scientific field study comparing Maid Brigade’s Green Clean Certified system to the traditional cleaning systems used by leading competitors. Comparative air particle samples taken during Maid Brigade and competitor cleanings demonstrate that the competitor’s air samples contained 3 times more particulate matter, on average, than the Green Clean Certified system.
These particles can trigger respiratory problems including asthma and allergy attacks. The particles include mold, pet dander, dust, dust mites and volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as those contained in aerosols.
The EPA has found that indoor air pollution can be 2 to 50 times worse than outdoors and that poor indoor air quality is a leading factor in respiratory illness. Removing these irritants from your home significantly improves your indoor air quality, and health! Maid Brigade’s cleaning system, however, is proven to remove 3 times more of these irritants than other cleaning services.
If you’re going to have your home cleaned, have it truly cleaned. Hire Maid Brigade, the ONLY cleaning company that is Green Clean Certified.
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This was a question asked on social media recently the the answers were wide and varied:
- Making beds
- Washing the dishes
The explanation for many was that as soon as the chore was complete – it needed to be done again.
Have you heard this one? Why make the bed – I’m just going to get back in it again.
Laundry is another one that never seems to be totally complete. Just as soon as you hang up the last item from the basket – someone throws a shirt, socks or a towel in the hamper.
It is a thankless job. So what is the solution?
Make it a family affair! In an article from Focus on the Family, they offer an age appropriate chore listing that starts them young;
Ages 2 and 3
Assist in making their beds
Pick up playthings with your supervision
Actually, the younger children really seem to enjoy helping Mommy, it can be those pesky teens that pose the biggest challenge. Try assigning them a few of these age appropriate chores:
Ages 12 and 13
Take care of personal hygiene, belongings and homework
Write invitations and thank you notes
Set their alarm clock
Maintain personal items, such as recharging batteries
Change bed sheets
Keep their rooms tidy and do a biannual deep cleaning
The Family that Cleans Together….gets the jobs done faster.
The other option is to give us a call for a little help. Sometimes having Maid Brigade clean once or twice a month helps make the chores a little more manageable with your busy schedule.
This time of year, the one way we think to use vinegar may be when coloring hard boiled eggs, but did you know that there are over 100 ways to use vinegar in your home?
First off, let’s just talk about the types of vinegar. Heinz has put together an amazing info graphic that details the different types and their individual uses. Check it out by clicking on the image to the left.
Next, check out ten great ways to use vinegar in your home with this great video on ways to Use Vinegar in Your Home.
Our very own Maid Brigade blogger Marie Stegner has created a great strategy for keeping your home clean.
She starts by cleaning task by task. She begins at the highest point in the room and cleans left to right across the room. This keeps her from missing anything or spending time re-cleaning an area she already cleaned.
Marie starts with dusting. Click here to read the story of how she developed her cleaning strategy and for the details that work in her home.
Feel like you spend your whole week trying to catch up with the errands?
Take a few moments once a week to make a list of all the errands that need to get done, and see if you can batch them into one trip.
Not only will you be saving gasoline, but you might find yourself with much better time-management skills.
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