The Jobs We Hate To Do at Home and Some Tips On How To Get the Best Results

Taking care of your home can be no easy task, whether you are at work all day or stay home with your kids. Whatever your situation, household chores are not easy to keep on top of. So I thought I would share some of the worst household chores we have to deal with and a few tips on how to get the best results.

 

The carpets

It’s all well and good using a vacuum on your carpet, but when do you get a chance to clean them? Hardly ever, I can imagine. It’s just not the easiest task to do is it? You can get special carpet cleaning machines or even try and scrub them yourself, but both can be time consuming. So sometimes it’s easier to call in a service which offers carpet cleaning to do the hard work for you. It will get done in half the time it would take you to do it, and possibly give you better results.

 

Blinds and curtains

Cleaning your blinds and curtains can also be a task that takes time. They can gather dust in your home and leave marks on them that need cleaning. Curtains are much easier to sort by taking them down and popping them in a washing machine. However, blinds can be a lot harder. There is a DIY solution that you can make to clean your blinds well. All you need is water, white vinegar and two old socks. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar. PLace your hand in the sock and put into the solution. Then use your hand to wipe the blinds. Then use the dry sock to wipe away any excess. The results are amazing.

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Oven cleaning

I think this may be one of the worst jobs to do in the kitchen. It’s all that grease that can be difficult to scrub off. So a great solution is to use baking soda and vinegar. Use a sponge and rub the solution into the grease. Leave for a few minutes and then wipe away. The grease comes away easily. It is handy to have a bucket of water close by to keep your sponge clean.

 

The windows on the inside and out

Cleaning windows on the inside and out can be a task that takes you ages. It’s not the easiest as some of the windows are not easily accessible. So if you have a window cleaner that has a round including your street next time you see them ask to be added to the round. It doesn’t cost too much, and it is money well spent to keep them clean and save yourself a hard job.

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The garden

Finally, the garden can be a real chore, unless you enjoy it. While getting a gardener can be a great solution, this can be quite costly. A great tip is to invest a little time in making your garden an easy maintenance or maintenance-free garden. That way, when you do need to give it the attention, it’s well within your skill level and time.

I hope this helps you get to grips with some of the most hated household chores.

 

 

 

Tips On Cleaning Glass Windows

Ever since I can remember, I have always been enthralled by rainbows.  It’s not everyday I get to see one, so whenever I chance upon one of them rainbows, I almost get teary-eyed and feel a sense of hope and optimism rush through my body.

The last rainbow I saw was a couple of months back, while I was peering out through my friend’s glass windows that ​​Ideal Construction had recently installed in her newly furnished condo unit. Because her windows were immaculately clean, I instantly thought that she hired one of the best cleaning services in Springfield, MO to do her windows. I was pleasantly surprised when she told me that she does all the cleaning herself. If you want to have streak-free glass windows like hers, here are a few tips she shared with me:

Use distilled water.  Little do we know that what’s in our water will surely show on our glass windows.  If you use hard water on glass, you’ll definitely see it leave unsightly marks.  Instead, use distilled water so it’s free from any minerals which may leave ghastly deposits on glass.

Believe that vinegar works.  Your Aunt Mae couldn’t have been more right about the usefulness of this cheap cooking staple.  When mixed in equal parts with water, vinegar becomes an excellent cleaner without the harmful chemicals and hefty price tag.  Simply put your solution in a spray bottle and you’re good to go.

Say no to paper towels.  Sure they come in handy for quick fix ups but you should never use them to clean glass windows.  They leave nasty, linty streaks.  Totally ugly.  Here, it’s best to use a microfiber cloth, a squeegee or a handful of scrunched up newspaper.  Just be sure to wear gloves, as you don’t want all that ink to get on your fingers.

Remember to buff it.  Finish the job with a quick buff.  If you don’t have a microfiber cloth or chamois, you can always use any dependable rag.  Buff over the glass after cleaning, and see the streaks vanish before your eyes.

Try to make it a habit to clean your glass windows before stubborn dirt accumulates.  This makes the job much easier.  Simply spritz, swipe and buff.  Get the right tools, and crystal clear glass windows will soon be within your reach.  Then you can merrily gaze out through your windows, into the sky and chase rainbows like I do.