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You sometimes find a stain which is very tough to remove. Well here are ten tips to help you remove those tough stains.
1. Crayon Marks on walls. For this problem, use a citrus based cleaner. A good one to try is Goo Gone. Apply the product with a soft cloth and once the marks disappear, wash the area with soap and water. Finally let it air dry.
2. Scuffs and scrapes are best removed with a product called Mr Clean magic eraser. Use wet the pad and only press as hard as necessary. Dont push...
How to Furnish Your Guest Room?
A guest room is a wonderful addition to have to your home because it provides a place for house guests or visiting family members. A guest room does not have to be very large and many people choose to convert an office or a den into a guest room. When choosing to furnish a guest room, you do not need to spend a lot of money, but just enough to make sure that the room is comfortable.
When furnishing a guest room, you should consider whether the room will be permanently a guest room or if you...
Creative Target Markets For Your House Cleaning Business
A residential home business is a great small business to own because there are often low start up costs and low overhead costs. If you are running a residential home business, then you may find it difficult to get new clients, especially if you are new to the business. There are basic ways of marketing that work for residential home businesses that many of these types of businesses use, such as newspaper advertisements and flyers.
If you are working to expand your business, then you may try...
How Cornhole Games Foster Great Sportsmanship in Kids
Children love to play games. There is no doubt about that and there are a lot of great games available for kids. Aside from board games, video games, and other types of games, there are also lawn games and beach games that can be a lot of fun for kids during the summer or when the weather is nice. Games that allow children to interact with their peers or even adults is a great way to encourage social contact and physical activity.
Outdoor games also get children out of the house, away from the...
Choosing the Right Sofa For Your Space and Lifestyle
Purchasing a sofa or couch set for your apartment or house is a big investment. It is also an investment that will last for many years, depending on how long you typically buy new furniture. If it is your first apartment and you are low on furniture funds then you want to make sure that the furniture you buy will work with your space and will be economical.
One of the first things you should consider is the material of the couch that you are planning to purchase. There are a lot of different...
Your House Cleaning Business - Additional Services to Offer For More Profit
If you own a house cleaning business, then you know that the low start up cost is an attractive feature of the particular business. That being the case, you may have some competition in your local area for house cleaning business. If you have been in business for a while or are looking to attract new customers, then you might consider offering additional services to your current house cleaning menu of services. This may work well if your clients have been working with you for a while and trust...
Three Ways to Help Your Kids Pick Up Their Stuff
If you have kids, then you know that your house can get cluttered faster than you would like. Toys, games, clothes, shoes, roller skates - you name it, their stuff is everywhere! These items can be found in the hallways, dining room, under the dining table, and nearly anywhere but where they should be. This may be especially true if you have younger kids that get easily distracted and often leave their toys and other things where ever they may be at the moment.
It becomes an additional chore...
Make Your House Cleaning Business Stand Out!
A house cleaning business is a great way to own your own company with very little start-up capital. But because it is a great type of business, there may be many other house cleaning services that you will be competing with in your area. So how can you ensure that your business stands out?
There are a few ways to give your business and your business image a boost and to stand out from the crowd. Check out these ideas and see if it may be easy to implement a few of them with your business.
De-clutter Your Life and Help the Planet - At the Same Time!
People are always looking for a way to de-clutter and simplify their lives. There are lots of little steps that you can take to reduce the clutter and the waste in your life. If you are concerned about the amount of waste that each person produces each day, week after week, month after month, year after year - then consider what you can do to help alleviate some of the waste produced.
Here are some simple ideas that you can use to help to reduce your carbon footprint on our planet.
Starting an Office Cleaning Business - Are You Ready?
If you have a residential cleaning business that is successful, then you may consider branching out to offer your cleaning services to offices and other commercial buildings. Cleaning offices are a little different than cleaning houses. Some office building owners may ask you to come in every night, while others may only want their office cleaned during the weekend.
Here are some aspects of offering an office cleaning business that you should consider when making the decision.
* Who should...
Residential House Cleaning Business - 4 Ways to Attract New Customers
If you own a residential house cleaning service, then you are probably always looking for ways to attract new clients. By having a full schedule of regular clients, you are ensuring that you are profitable and with even more clients, you can begin to expand your business for even greater profits.
* Choose a Target Demographic
When you are advertising a residential cleaning business, you may feel that it is important to advertise to everyone! This is true, and if you run print advertisements...
How to Keep Your Houseplants Looking Alive
Spring cleaning is a great time of the year because it is all about renewal. The beautiful spring weather gives you a chance to open up curtains and windows to let in some fresh air. It is also a good time to consider giving your houseplants a fresh start as well.
Many houseplants may only need a quick wipe down with a damp cloth, but every now and then you should consider doing a thorough makeover to keep your houseplants looking their best.
Here are some tips on getting your houseplants...
Get Your Kids to Clean Their Room
Getting your kids to clean their room should not be a chore for you. There are ways to help kids understand the importance of keeping their room clean and showing them how easy it is to keep everything in its place by helping them the first few times.
* Set a Schedule
Let your kids know when they should clean their room and not just to tell them to clean their room every time you decide it has gotten too messy. A schedule can work like every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday before dinner, your...
How to Clean a Room Quickly Before Guests Arrive
If you are expecting guests to your home and need to know how to clean a room quickly, then there are some tricks that you can use to get your clean show room ready before they arrive.
Cleaning a room should take no more than fifteen minutes, more or less, depending on the size and furnishings of your room. The instructions below will work for your living room area, a family room, a bedroom, home office, or guest room.
First, gather all of your cleaning supplies so they are convenient. This...
Advertising Your Residential House Cleaning Business
Are you just starting out your own residential house cleaning business? Do you have a pile of rags, cleaning solutions, dusters, a vacuum cleaner, and broom and are ready to take over the neighborhood?
With any new business, you will need to work hard at the beginning to land those first customers. Being successful at residential house cleaning requires that your customers trust you, feel comfortable with you in their home, and value your work.
Here are some ideas to get started in...
How to Find and Hire a Reputable Housekeeper
Deciding to hire a housekeeper or maid service can really relieve the stress of a busy couple or family who may not have time to clean their home themselves. A housekeeping service will usually come in once a week or bi-weekly, depending on your needs. It does take a lot of trust to be able to have someone come into your home and take care of your stuff, so it is important that you do not skimp on the due diligence needed to find a trustworthy housekeeper.
Here are some tips that you can use...
Choosing a Dining Room Set - Some Key Questions to Consider
Choosing a dining room set can be a fun decision to make and can involve the whole family. A dining room set is likely to be the centerpiece of your dining room or space, so choosing a dining room set carefully will help to make the most use of your space and decor. There are a plethora of different dining room sets available nowadays to match anyone's house decor.
Here are some considerations to make when choosing a dining room set for your home.
* How many people should the table...
How to Clean and Care For Your Oriental Rug
An oriental rug is a name used for rugs that originate from southern and eastern Asia. While oriental rugs were often handmade, the oriental rugs of today may be machine made, making it more affordable for those to enjoy the beauty of oriental rugs but may not have the funds to invest in a handmade rug. The price of an oriental rug will vary, anywhere from under $200 to thousands of dollars, the main factor in determining the price of the rug is its quality and whether or not it is hand woven...
Three Inexpensive Pet Hair Removal Tactics
Pet hair removal can be a chore, especially if you have more than one furry little friend who has free reign over your domain. Many pet owners fight the battle against pet hair on a regular basis through thorough cleaning of their carpets, furniture upholstery, rugs, and other pet-friendly spots.
Although becomes difficult to maintain a completely pet-hair free zone on a daily basis. If you find yourself short on funds, but desperate for inexpensive ideas for removing those pesky pet hairs,...
House Cleaning Services - How do They Work?
Hiring a maid to clean your dwelling on a regular basis may be a really great idea if it fits into your lifestyle. There are mainly two types of housekeepers, those who come in on a regular basis to do general cleaning; and those who come when called upon for a one-time cleaning.
If you are looking for a maid service to come in regularly and maintain the general upkeep of your home, then you may want to do a test run with different house cleaning services before hiring someone permanently....
Prepare Your Spare Room For House Guests
Do you have guests that will be spending a night or two at your house? Or does your son or daughter frequently have friends over? If so, then it can be uncomfortable having guests sleeping on the living room couch or in your family den. If you have a spare room used for storage, a workout room, or extra office, then consider taking a few steps to arrange the room so that it will be available for guests.
Clear out the clutter
If you use the room as a storage space, then it may be time to clear...
Organize Your Coat Closet
With the winter season upon us, many are pulling out their warmest coats and outwear from the back of the closet. Do you have closet space dedicated just to your outerwear? Are you struggling with ways to organize your coat closet in a way that will make finding your beloved purple wool coat or long, black trench coat easier?
Here are some tips to get your coat closet organized so that you can quickly see your outwear choices and maximize your closet space.
Clear out the Clutter
Get Rid of Dust in Your Bookcases and Media Cabinets
Dust has a way of accumulating on nearly everything in your home, especially in your bookcases and media cabinets. This is especially true if you live in a place where it is common to leave a door or window open for a nice breeze. So although your house may have everything in its rightful place and look great, it become frustrating when you notice that thin layer of dust that always manages to settle on nearly every surface of your bookcase. Aside from being unsightly, dust can irritate those...
Organize Your Kitchen Pantry Today
Organizing your kitchen pantry may not be at the to of your to-do list, but an organized pantry can make your cooking, kitchen, and overall way of life much easier. A pantry is one of those places where items, food products, and all those extras get tossed inside with little disregard of where they land. If you take some time to organize your pantry once a season, or at least once every six months, then you can help to use up food items before they expire, get new meal ideas based just on what...
Car Upholstery Cleaning Tips
Cleaning your car upholstery is one simple and easy way that help maintain the value of your car. Your car upholstery is the first thing that is seen when you and your passengers enter your car, so keeping your upholstery clean will make each car ride more pleasant.
Liquid Spills and Stains
Try to clean up liquid spills as soon as they happen. If liquid seeps deep into the upholstery of your car seats, then it may cause your fabric to emit unpleasant aromas. If you encounter stains on your...
How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Clean
There are some simple practices that you can instill into your household cleaning routine to help keep your hardwood floors clean. Hardwood floors are becoming more popular to homeowners because they give the house a very clean and modern look.
As a quick way to keep your hardwood floors clean, you can simply sweep the area with a soft bristled broom. Sand, lint, and other debris often find themselves scattered about hardwood floors, so a simple sweeping of the area should remove such elements...
How to Store Cleaning Supplies
Every household has likely collected a team of cleaning tools and it becomes important to safely store these cleaning supplies and solutions properly. Learning how to store and properly organize your cleaning supplies will help to keep them from getting into the hands of small children or being accidentally ingested by pets. Here are some vital tips on how to properly store your cleaning supplies.
Store in a Dry and Cool Place
Make sure that you store your cleaning supplies in a clean and dry...