Showing posts with label Cleaning Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cleaning Tips. Show all posts

Thursday, April 14, 2022

7 Simple Ways To Keep Your Workplace Clean


Keeping your workplace clean doesn’t have to be difficult. Below are a few simple ways to keep your workplace clean and presentable. 

Keep your workplace clutter-free

The more clutter there is in your workplace, the more you have to clean around. Window sills and desks are less likely to get cleaned regularly if they’re covered in ornaments and unused equipment. Take the time to get rid of any excess clutter so that you can easily wipe surfaces clean.

Clean up as you go

It’s worth getting into the habit of cleaning as you go. This includes putting away equipment after you’ve finished using it and cleaning machines after using them. If you have employees, consider integrating cleaning into training or using incentives for cleaning such as a bonus for the person who has maintained the cleanest desk all year. 

Place bins everywhere

Trash is more likely to be left on desks or on the floor if there is a shortage of bins. Place bins everywhere so that they’re no excuse to not dispose of trash. Some offices even place bins under every desk. 

Choose easy-to-clean flooring

Certain flooring options are harder to clean than others. Carpet is typically the hardest flooring to clean and should be avoided in areas where spillages are common. Laminate wood and polished stone is great for office spaces and lobbies, while polished concrete is great for factory floors. If you need a soft surface that’s easy to clean (such as in a gym or school), rubber mats could be another option to consider. 

Purify the air

Your workplace will get dirtier more quickly if the air is dirty. Consider whether you need to improve your workplace air circulation system to help reduce build-ups of dust or mold. Many modern HVAC systems have in-built purification systems to help filter out dust and harmful spores. Workshops typically need heavy duty extractor fans to help get rid of dust. Adding a few plants to your office could even help the air quality. 

Know when to outsource cleaners

A simple way to keep on top of cleaning is to hire other people to do it for you. In fact, there are times when it’s recommended that you outsource professional cleaners - certain cleaning tasks like exhaust hood system cleaning and lab equipment cleaning require specialist expertise. Of course, you can also outsource cleaners for general cleaning, simply to reduce the cleaning work for you and your employees. 

Invest in decent cleaning equipment

It’s easier to keep your workplace clean when you have all the right equipment. Make sure that you’ve got a decent vacuum cleaner and all the right cleaning chemical liquids. It’s also important to stock up on items like cloths and mop heads and to regularly change these so that you’re not cleaning your workplace with a dirty cloth or dirty mop head. A cleaning company may be able to provide equipment, however in some cases you may be expected to supply equipment yourself. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Keeping The Car Clean With Little Kids

Where kids go, mess tends to follow. This is something all parents realize sooner rather than later. When you take the little ones in the car, therefore, this can cause a lot of trouble. Unlike the home, a vehicle is an incredibly small space. This means that even a small amount of junk or dirt can leave it looking a mess. It can also make your family and anyone else who travel in your car quite uncomfortable. With that in mind, here are five ways to keep your car clean, even with kids.

1. Keep A Trash Container

Rather than leaving trash to float about your car, you should give it somewhere to go. Some people choose to use a grocery bag, others a cereal box, and some buy trash bins specifically for their vehicles. You could give each of your kids their own trash container or use one for the whole car. Either way, you should empty it at the gas station every time you fill up the tank. 

2. Leave Food At Home

Kids are easily motivated and distracted by food. This is why many parents use food to treat their kids and cheer them up. The only problem with this is that food can be messy. Your little one could drop their food on the seat and stain it or make the car smell. For this reason, you should consider banning food from the car and only allow water, as this makes very little mess.

3. Protect Seats And Floors

If you can’t or won’t ban food from the car, then consider investing in protections instead. Seat covers and floor mats will both help to prevent stains, as well as any other damage. They can also both be removed, which means that it’s much easier to clean them than the floors and seats themselves. You could also put shades on the windows to keep fingers off the glass. 

4. Limit What’s Allowed In

When you start letting your little ones bring things into the car, it’s very difficult getting them to stop. Because of this, you should set rules on what is allowed in your vehicle. You might let one blanket and a few books in, for example, but say no to pillows and toys. Whatever you allow into your car, make sure that your little ones take it back out again when you get home. 

5. Create A Cleaning Schedule

Unless you have a plan, you will put car cleaning off until its a huge task, and you just don’t want to do it. This is why you should create a schedule for your cleaning tasks. Some jobs, like wiping down the dashboard and removing toys, can be done daily, while others, like vacuuming, can be done weekly. Splitting up the job like this makes it a lot less daunting. 

Children are messy creatures, but that doesn’t mean that your car should turn into a tip. With the advice above, you should be able to keep your vehicle relatively clean. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

5 Amazing Spring Cleaning Tips For A Happy Home

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Declutter and Clean 

A house full of stuff you don't really need is easy to accumulate in a busy household. A simple rule of thumb; if you haven't used something in the last six months- throw it away.  Of course with the exception of essential goods, weather-related clothing and seasonal items like holiday decorations. Separate out your items and be strict about it. Consider donating items that you no longer need instead of throwing them away and throw away anything that is broken or un-fixable. By taking this ruthless stance, you'll soon find out just how many unnecessary and redundant items you are hoarding around your home. Once you get rid of all these things your room is guaranteed to feel fresh and have a whole new lease of life. 

Clean Your Outdoor Spaces 

Cold weather can lead to many of our outdoor spaces around the home neglected. Now that Spring is here, take some time to give some of the most important structural parts of your homes the once over. Small things like gutter cleaning, outside window wiping and leaf sweeping are simple yet effective ways for you to make sure that the outside of your home looks just as good as the inside. 

Give Your Carpets a Deep Clean 

Carpets in your home are notorious for attracting dust, dirt and hair no matter how often you hoover. This build-up can be especially bad in areas of your home with high traffic such as bedrooms, lounges and dining rooms. 
A deep and thorough clean will help bring back your carpets colour and revive its texture. Consider using a heavy-duty, high-performance vacuum cleaner or hiring a professional cleaner every few months will allow you to make your carpets look almost as good as the day they were laid.

Clean your Oven 

Bicarbonate of Soda is the cleaning saviour of many homes. Multi-functional, eco-friendly and non-toxic, it’s a great way to clean all around your home without the guilt. In particular, oven cleaning can be a difficult, tiring and time-consuming task but bicarb is great for cutting cleaning time in half Add a few teaspoons of the powder to a spray bottle of distilled water for a super powerful oven cleaning solution. The bubbling and fizzing actively eats away at any grease and grime to leave you with squeaky clean and gleaming surfaces.

Get Your Fridge Sparkling 

Just like oven cleaning, none of us cleans our fridges as much as we should. However, opening your appliance to find it smells less than pleasant is not ideal. Food, spills and water can often build up and can be difficult to tackle when left for too long. Remove stains easily with a hard bristle toothbrush and an iron scouring pad. The toothbrush bristles are fine enough to really get into those hard to reach nooks and crannies and a scouring brush is perfect for blasting away tough patches. Keep any residual smells from returning with a natural remedy. Place two cut halves inside of your refrigerator door to keep it smelling great for quite some time. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Spring has finally sprung and that means that more of us are looking ahead to the warmer season and nicer weather. It certainly means that we dusting off the cobwebs of winter, both personally and within our homes. It is amazing how the sun shining through the window can highlight some of the areas they may need your focus on your home. I thought I would share with you some of the ways that you can get your home ready for spring with the actions that you can take. 

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Ensuring any air conditioning is working 

The weather is about to turn warmer, and so our homes can become the stuffy and uncomfortable environments to be in if we are not careful. This is when air conditioning can really help. It has the power to keep your home cool in the summer months. But, the chances are you won’t have used it for some time. This is when get companies that are experts in Heating, Cooling and Plumbing can really help you. Ensuring that all aspects of your air conditioning system are working as they should be so that you can rest assured that even on the hottest of days your home will be cool. 

Spring cleaning to the max

Spring cleaning is one of those things that many of us feel motivated to do at this time of year. It is a chance to really give our homes the thorough cleaning they need, especially have the hibernation period of winter. There is nothing like the sun shining through your window and highlighting ever spec of dust. Get yourself a list and note down all of the jobs and chores you want doing. Give yourself a routine or schedule for each room and see the difference a good clean could make to your home. 

Decluttering your home

We can let clutter build up over time, and this can less than ideal if you are wanting a clean and tidy space. Now would be the ideal time to start decluttering your home of anything you no longer love, want or need. Websites like eBay area great platform to utilise to get rid of things that are still working, and then recycling things that are not worth anything. Don’t forget that you could also donate to charity shops to help them. 

Adding spring interior touches

Finally, why not add some spring touches to your home? Fresh flowers are a great way to add some colour and a subtle hint of scent to your home. You could consider changing the theme in terms of colour and add some new cushions into the mix, or new pastel shades for the spring season ahead. Other people like to add different touches to their home in terms of decorations like banners and reefs on the door. Also, at this time of year, people actually use it as a chance to totally redecorate or at least freshen up the walls. 

I hope that this has given you some inspiration to help get your home ready for spring.