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Honestly....is Spring House Cleaning Really Necessary?

Posted by Liane Christianson on Mar 27, 2014 2:14:00 PM

Honestly NO, Spring House Cleaning is NOT necessary, BUT.....you will enjoy your home much more if you clean it well every spring.  Here are a list of the items you might want to think about cleaning or hiring someone to clean for you.  These items are over and above your regular maintenance cleaning you do yourself or pay to have it done.

    1. Windows (in and out) and window sills - You will be amazed how much more light will stream through clean windows to light up your home when your windows are clean.  We need all the light we can get here in the NW.
    2. Clean out the inside of the refrigerator- pull out and clean under if movable and vacuum coils if reachable
    3. Clean light fixtures, chandeliers etc.
    4. Clean or change filters (e.g. furnace, air filters, water filters)
    5. Polish silver, brass and other metals
    6. Clean and treat leather furniture
    7. Vacuum/dust mini blinds or if they are too greasy to dust, hire a blind cleaning company
    8. Clean reorganize drawers/cabinets/chests and donate items no longer needed
    9. Wash doors, knobs and light switches
    10. Launder or send curtains to the dry cleaners
    11. Clean or replace mats located at entries
    12. Reseal grout lines in tubs/showers if necessary
    13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers
    14. Clean and organize the pantry - check labels for expiry date
    15. Clean oven inside and pull out and clean underneath if movable
    16. Vacuum furniture removing cushions to vacuum underneath

There are many cleaning tasks that can be added to this list, but they normally get done on a regular basis either by you the homeowner or by a paid service like Maid in the Northwest.  If you would like help with getting these spring cleaning items scheduled, give us a call at 1-877-MAIDS911, and we can help you.   

It is pretty obvious that all these cleaning items will not get done in one day.  So make a schedule for yourself of the cleaning tasks you want to accomplish yourself, and which cleaning task you will schedule a service to do.  And then when all are accomplished sit back and enjoy your clean home.

For a list of the items Maid in the Northwest can clean for you go here.

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What is Green House Cleaning....Really?

Posted by Maid Maddie on Sep 29, 2012 10:57:00 AM

The term "green cleaning" refers to the use of vegetable-based materials to clean surfaces rather than chemical-laden detergents and solvents. Don't assume natural products are safer as there are a few things to know about successful green housekeeping.

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Are You The "I Can Do The House Cleaning Myself" Kind Of Person?

Posted by Maid Maddie on Jun 11, 2012 1:15:00 PM

As the owner of my own house cleaning service for the past 25 years, I have not always scheduled having my home cleaned by one of my fabulously talented house cleaners.  Why?  My thinking was that I used to clean other peoples homes, so if I can clean it myself, why have someone else clean?

I have always been an "I can do it myself" kind of person. It has helped me grow a very successful house cleaning company that serves the Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett and surrounding areas. 

Can you relate to the "I Can Do It Myself" way of thinking?  Here are the reasons why I now do not do my own house cleaning:

  • I am a very busy woman and my time is valuable

  • I have other things much more important to get done that I enjoy doing more than cleaning house

  • Cleaning house is very hard work and I am allergic to hard work (  ;

  • I am a perfectionist.  When cleaning my own house it takes much longer because I can’t stop myself from getting out the toothbrush and magnifier!!!  So.....I tend to put house cleaning off until I "have more time"!

  • I get things "organized" before the housecleaner(s) come so I tend to keep my house more orderly.

  • Saving the best for last:  It MAKES ME VERY HAPPY to come home to a clean house from a long day of work.

There really is not anything better than having a clean home.  It is relaxing, refreshing, reduces my stress and makes my week so much more enjoyable.  I can take a hot bath in my clean tub and crawl into my freshly washed sheets because the cleaner has made my bed.

How about coming home to a clean bathtub?  Fill it up, light a few candles, and enjoy!  An evening at your home spa!

 

You can schedule house cleaning occasionally or regularly.  We have a two-hour minimum (one cleaner) for weekly or bi-weekly cleaning so if you only want a bathroom and/or kitchen done – that can be scheduled.  Just know that on larger houses, a full cleaning cannot get done in a two-hour cleaning. Two-hour cleanings work really well for very small houses (one bath), apartments and partial cleaning of a larger home.

Give us a call or hit the pink button on our website for a FREE online estimate.  We can custom clean so that if you want to eliminate parts of your home to reduce the time, we can do that!  Or if you want to add special cleaning projects, we can do that too.

Coming home to a clean home will put a BIG SMILE on your face!

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