Kitchen cleaning tips

Spring cleaning checklists are great and all but sometimes questions may arise. So we?ve prepared some spring cleaning tips to refer to when you need.

  • Drawers, cabinets and pantries?? when clearing them out it?s important to sort the things that you use often from the things that aren?t that important. Especially if you are a hoarder and suffer from it. Consider donating or giving away to friends everything that isn?t important. Yes, that tea set you got five years ago for Christmas but haven?t used ever since, needs to go as well. When putting the items back, make sure to group similar together and when you?re organizing the pantry you can put stuff into categories such as ?condiments? and ?for baking?.
  • Sink and dishwasher?? a common mistake is leaving harsh detergents to work for too long. Make sure to read the instructions before using the cleaning products and definitely don?t wait for more that ten minutes to rinse them off. If you do, you risk ruining your appliances for good as some detergents induce chemical reactions when in contact with certain materials such as metal.
  • Fridge and freezer?? you need to unplug them at least 24 hours prior to cleaning if you want them to fully defrost. Cleaning the fridge and freezer is a great opportunity to organize the food the way you want to.
  • Oven and cooktop?? the hardest things to clean in the kitchen. You will have to soak all removable parts in hot water and detergent to remove the stubborn grease. Spraying the appliance with an oven cleaner and letting it work its magic for a few minutes will help you clean it easily. But be careful with it and don?t leave it for too long.

Now that you?re done with spring cleaning the kitchen it?s time to create delicious meals once again. Starting tomorrow, of course. Food the evening, you can just order in some food and enjoy your clean and fresh kitchen.

Why drink water during your commute?

Why drink water during your commute?
Whether you?re crammed into an overcrowded train, powering through a lengthy bus ride or simply stuck in a traffic jam, your on the go daily commute is an unavoidable fact of life.

Rushing to make your stop. Pushing through crowds. Running up and down stairs. Changing trains over and over. And weaving through traffic. It all means that any chance of getting into work relaxed is about as likely as getting that promotion you?re still waiting for.
You might, however, be surprised to hear that staying hydrated on the go can make a big difference to your wellbeing and work performance.
Research shows that if your hydration levels decrease by just 2% you?re at risk of greater fatigue and reduced levels of alertness. (National Hydration Council, 2017)

On top of that, more severe or sustained dehydration has been found to affect brain function and impair short-term memory. Who knew? The magic of water! (National Hydration Council, 2017)
With that in mind, here are five top tips for staying hydrated with Buxton Natural Mineral Water, as you make your way to work.

Top tips for hydrated commuting
1. Carry a bottle in your bag so you have plenty to drink on the go.
2. Drink at least half a litre of water before you enjoy your morning pick-me-up coffee, as caffeine is a diuretic.
3. Eat more fruits ? especially ones with high water content ? as they contribute to your overall intake. Try melons, oranges, or berries.
4. Check your urine colour before you leave. Strange as that sounds, it?s a surefire sign that you need to drink more. It should be a pale straw colour rather than dark yellow and concentrated.
5. Allow yourself plenty of time for your door-to-door commute. Always account for the inevitable delays and holdups, as rushing from train to bus to work or vice versa will cause you to overheat, sweat, and dehydrate. Even heavy traffic could leave you all hot and bothered.

Yep, drinking water on your daily commute could really help your productivity at work as well as your mental and physical performance*. So for a more energised and productive mind, start your day and your commute with a cheeky drink ? of water.
Learn more about other ways to stay hydrated and why it is important, click here.

* Water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive function and normal regulation of body temperature. At least 2L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

The Deep Cleaning House Checklist to Follow & Room-by-room Chores

A clean and happy home is what we all strive for. But deep cleaning a house can be an overwhelming task (and it sure is). That?s why we often postpone the checklist of chores for the indefinite future.

But it doesn?t have to be that way.

The experts at the?Go Cleaners London Cleaning Company?is here to?help! We have prepared a thorough checklist for deep cleaning a house, so you know where to scrub, what to clean, wipe, polish, and how to achieve a spotless and?dust-free?home. We?ll even throw in a couple of music playlists at the end of the list to help you boost cleaning motivation to the maximum.

So, without further ado, the?deep cleaning house checklist starts with:

A few Main Tips:

Use this checklist and guide to?turn?deep cleaning into a pleasant exercise. Use our template for your personal cleaning checklist.
Spend more time on items and areas around the house that you rarely clean, such as the oven. Bear in mind, that?professional oven valeting comes with the dismantling and separate cleaning of racks, which is always the better choice.
If you live in a house with over one storey, gather all cleaning products and tools so you save time?up and?down the stairs?only to get something you forgot.
Items Needed to?Complete the Deep House Cleaning Checklist

An extensive clean needs the right set of tools:

Cleaning cloths or old towels;
1 bucket for dirty water and 1 bucket for clean water;
Degreaser and dish soap of your choice;
1 spray bottle to prepare a solution of 1 part vinegar and 1 part water;
1 set of rubber gloves;
An old toothbrush ? it?s a great way to give a second life to your old toothbrush since it?s perfect for scrubbing dirt,?mould?and tile grout.
A regular household detergent. Just?mind the dangers.

Now let the house cleaning deep clean checklist start!

Main House Areas Deep Cleaning

First, you should deep clean the main areas in the house or apartment. Here?s what the?domestic cleaners? team?had to share:

Use a stepladder with caution to wipe down surfaces hard to reach and usually skipped during the weekly cleaning routine: top of wardrobes, bookshelves, and cabinets; window frames, light fixtures, paintings, and framed photos.
Ask a family member to help you move and?clean big and heavy furniture?and appliances (sofas, wardrobes, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, etc.) so you can wipe the floors and walls below and behind them.
Remove limescale from faucets and showerheads in the entire house using vinegar.
Dust and polish all pieces of furniture with the right products depending on the material they?re made of.
Take care of the cooling and heating systems around your home: dust the blades of the ceiling fans, remove the AC filters and wash them with lukewarm water and dish soap.
Clean doors and door frames from smudges, get rid of bugs and cobwebs that have accumulated in the corners of windows and doors.
Spray the blinds in your home with the 1:1 vinegar and water solution, then scrub them thoroughly.
Remove any stains from carpets and upholstery. Check?our guide on cleaning wool carpets.
Vacuum or mop?all floors: carpets, hardwood, tiles, linoleum. Consider booking a professional service for?hot water extraction or dry chem cleaning of your carpets/rugs.
Polish hard floors if present. This is best done by?a hard floor cleaning service.
Pull out the cushions of chairs and sofas and vacuum underneath them.
Clean the sofa cushions. Wash via dishwasher or by hand.
Throw out the trash and then pay special attention to the recycling bins and garbage cans.?You have to?wash?and sanitize those at least several times per year.
Take all items out of drawers and cabinets, wipe them both inside and outside.
Check the expiration date of food products in cupboards and fridge, of cosmetics in bathroom cabinets, of medication and vitamins. Throw away anything that has already expired and place the items close to their expiration date in front of others.
If you have children, clean and organize their clothes and toys.
If you have pets, make sure to?wash their food and water bowls, as well as clean their bed or aquarium.
Wipe all remote controls, smartphones, and other small appliances.

Next in the?deep cleaning checklist for the?house is,

Kitchen Deep Cleaning
Start with the oven: remove any baked-on food, then take out and wash the wire racks.
Continue with the stovetop: remove and immerse the pot grates in warm soapy water. Don?t forget to clean the slide-out tray for catching food residue located under the burners (if your oven has one). Wipe down all knobs and buttons of the oven.
Next in line for cleaning is the extractor fan and its filter.
To clean the microwave easier, place a bowl with the water-vinegar solution and start the microwave for one minute. Then wipe all grease and food leftovers from inside. Use glass cleaner for the outside of the microwave.
The water-vinegar solution can once again come in hand for cleaning the surfaces, racks, and drawers of your refrigerator. Depending on the state of?the fridge, you might need to defrost it before applying any cleaning hacks (tips from professionals).
Check the bottom of your toaster and throw away any breadcrumbs accumulated?over time.
Clean your kitchen sink and faucet with warm soapy water.
Run an empty load of your dishwasher with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to get rid of any soap residue.

The?checklist for deep cleaning your house continues with,

Bathroom Deep Cleaning

Our?professional end of tenancy cleaners are absolute experts! Here?s what tips they had to share:

Use an old toothbrush to scrub the bathroom tiles and recover the white colour of grout.
If your shower curtain is mouldy, you can machine wash it together with old towels. Wipe plastic curtains with soapy water. Don?t forget to clean the bath maths too.
Wash the toothbrush holder, soap pad or dispenser.
Clean the toilet thoroughly, sanitize the seat and don?t forget to wipe its base too.
Spray the mirror and wipe down any smudges or toothpaste stains.
Clean all cupboards both inside and outside.
Wash the bathtub or shower with the water-vinegar solution. For tougher soap stains you can add baking soda.
Get rid of limescale and prevent it from settling in your home.
Unclog the drain. DIY is in fact possible.

Confident with the?deep cleaning checklist for your house? Read along,

Bedroom Deep Cleaning
Machine wash curtains, sheets, bedding, pillowcases, blankets according to their labels.
Remove any stains from the mattress and then flip it?with the help of a family member.
Organize and declutter your wardrobe and any other storage space.
Wipe down nightstands and lamps.
Garden Deep Cleaning
Sweep the?deck and then power wash it?if needed.
Remove cobwebs and bugs from door and window frames.
Clean doors and windows from the outside.
Remove any collected waste in the?gutters, fix and hire professionals?if needed.
Use a degreaser to clean your BBQ or grill.
Vacuum and wash your welcome mat.
Wipe down any outdoor light fixtures.
Clean and polish any garden furniture.

Learn?how to clean a wooden deck without the use of a pressure washer.

According to?HouseBuyerts4u, to follow a thorough checklist for deep cleaning an abode could have a substantial effect in terms of valuation of your property. A well-polished abode costs more.

Bonus: Cleaning Music Playlists

As promised, we?ll provide you with inspiring music to get you in the mood for deep cleaning and motivate you to go through the whole checklist.

The Ultimate Cleaning Playlist on Spotify
Best Housework Songs on Youtube
Good Mood Cleaning Songs on Youtube

There you go, now you are all set to complete deep house cleaning on your own. Good luck!

For professional help, do not?hesitate to?contact the Go Cleaners ? Professional Cleaning Company.

Posted by Go Cleaners London on August