With Mother’s Day less than a week away, many mothers are preparing for a nice brunch or dinner, accompanied by the usual gifts, such as, candy or flowers. While candy and/or flowers may be very nice gifts, if you happen to want to think a little outside of the box for your gift this year, why not give your mother the gift of a professionally cleaned home.
If you happen to live in the Boulder or Denver areas, contact Clean Conscience today to set up an appointment. While I can’t speak for anyone else, I know my mom would take a nice clean house over flowers any day. To all of you moms out there, have a very happy Mother’s Day!
It is hard to believe it is already the first of April. That means it has been over a week since the official start of Spring, it also means it is probably time to start the dreaded spring cleaning.
After a long Colorado winter, a thorough spring cleaning is most likely in order. Unfortunately, many people may not have the time or energy to accomplish this, sometimes formidable, task. Many times, you may not even know where to begin. Well, here are a few tips to help you get your home “spring-clean”.
“Welcome Mats”- A good step to keeping your home clean is to keep the dirt outside. Unfortunately, even the mats used to wipe the dirt off your feet need to be cleaned after a long winter. So, shake them out, hit them with a broom, or wash them. They’re the first line of dirt-defense.
“Vacuum/ Shampoo Carpets”- Even though everyone may have wiped their feet thoroughly on those welcome mats, there is still a good chance any carpets in the home may have taken a hit this winter. Vacuuming and/or shampooing your carpets will help get out any winter dirt or germs that may have traveled in on someones boots.
“Dust, dust, dust…”- After a long winter of having all of the windows and doors closed, there is going to be a decent amount of dust somewhere in your home. Even if you dust fairly regularly, the tops of cabinets, fans, and baseboards; may still have collected a shocking amount of dust.
“Light Fixtures”- An often overlooked spring cleaning task, is cleaning light fixtures. Luckily, a step-ladder, a rag, all-purpose cleaner, and a few minutes is all you really need for a light fixture to go from grimy to shiny.
“Wash the Walls”- Even though most dust and soot eventually falls and settles somewhere, there may still be some on your walls. Sponge wash them and dry with a cloth, and you may be surprised just how dirty they got over the winter months.
“Bring in the Pros”- Of course, you could always save yourself the trouble of having to clean yourself, by calling the professionals at Clean Conscience. If you happen to live in the Boulder or Denver areas, you can set up an appointment and have Clean Conscience do your spring cleaning for you!!
Recently, we posted an article which discussed the importance of maintaining a clean and organized refrigerator. With the holidays fast approaching, cleaning out your refrigerator is as important as ever. Needless to say, many people have more than enough on their plate already when it comes to preparing for the holidays.
If you are planning on hosting this holiday season, give yourself a break and hire Clean Conscience, to get your home clean and ready for the holidays. While you are getting the rest of your home prepared for the holiday food and festivities, don’t forget to have Clean Conscience, clean out your refrigerator for the abundance of holiday food which will be filling it up.
This Sunday is a day when we all can give thanks to the wonderful women who raised us, loved us, and put up with us no matter what……our mothers. On Mother’s Day, it is customary to give your mother a gift. Usually, the gift is something like flowers, chocolate, or a card.
This year, instead of giving mom one of the same old generic gifts, why not give her something she really wants, like a clean home! Contact Clean Conscience, today to schedule an appointment for a house cleaning. Give the gift of a nice clean home to your mom, wife, sister, aunt, friend, etc……any mother you think deserves it.
So, to all of the mothers out there (especially my mom, Sheila), thank you and Happy Mother’s Day!!!
There is really no way around it, spring cleaning can be tough. After the long winter, things just seem to pile up. If you happen to be tackling this job yourself, you may actually be making the task at hand harder by making some simple mistakes. In this article from Enviro Maids, they have compiled a list of 7 mistakes you should avoid, to make your job a little bit easier. And remember, if you are in the Boulder or Denver area, you can avoid the hassle of spring cleaning yourself by setting up an appointment with Clean Conscience today!
Spring Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
While you eagerly await the arrival of spring, one thing you may not be eagerly anticipating is tackling your spring cleaning list. You long for a shiny, spotless house, but thinking about all you have to do in order to get your home in pristine condition, is leaving you unmotivated. Rather than giving you tips on how to spring clean your house, we’ll clue you in on common spring cleaning mistakes that are slowing you down. We hope our tips will help you get through your to-do list a bit faster so you can get out and enjoy the warm air.
Mistake #1: not having a battle plan
You make a list before you go grocery shopping and make a household schedule for appointments and events you need to attend, so why not make a list and schedule for your spring cleaning? It’s best to have a clear plan of attack before you grab your cleaning supplies. Decide the order you’ll clean each room and what needs to get done in each room. Don’t stress about getting everything done at once. This leads us to mistake #2…
Mistake #2: trying to get everything done in one day
Spring cleaning has a negative connotation for some people because they associate spring cleaning with having to get a lot of cleaning done in a short amount of time. Trying to get your entire house clean in one day or even one weekend is a recipe for disaster. Depending on the size of your house, break down your chores over the course of several weekends. Limit the amount you clean each day to prevent burnout and to make sure you give yourself enough time to clean each area properly.
Mistake #3: tackling it alone
Two hands are better than one, and we say, the more hands the better! Enlist the help of family members to help you clean. Delegate tasks to your children according to their age and capability; Younger children can help put their toys away, while older children can help vacuum and dust.
Mistake #4: Not having enough cleaning supplies
Nothing will slow you down faster than realizing midway through cleaning that you’re almost out of cleaning supplies and need to go buy more. Avoid having to stop your cleaning momentum by taking an inventory of your cleaning supplies before you start cleaning. Once you have all your cleaning supplies, place them in a bucket or a basket with a handle for easy carrying between rooms.
Mistake #5: using the wrong cleaning equipment
According to the pros at GoodHousekeeping.com, using the wrong cleaning products can slow you down and make cleaning take longer than necessary. Four must-have products to have, include microfiber dust cloths, a steam mop, tools with extension wands, and a vacuum with attachments. Microfiber cloths work by grabbing dust, rather than just spreading it around like regular dust rags or feather dusters can. Steam mops clean and disinfect floors without the use of chemicals or abrasive cleaners. Water is heated to approximately 212 degrees Fahrenheit to produce a germ-killing steam. Extension wands are great for hard-to-reach areas, while vacuum attachments help to get into tight spaces.
Mistake #6: Not letting cleaning products do their job
In an effort to get your cleaning done faster, you might be making the mistake of spraying a surface with cleaner and scrubbing right away. Follow the directions on labels carefully. Many cleaners, especially bathroom cleaners, suggest spraying an area and waiting a set amount of time before wiping or rinsing to help loosen dirt. Following directions saves you extra scrubbing time.
Mistake #7: Cleaning with a dirty cloth
To avoid streaks on surfaces, avoid using the same dirty cloth. Keep extra cloths nearby and switch them, especially when you see they’re getting grimy. When using a dry microfiber cloth, remember to shake it out periodically over a garbage can or outdoors to remove trapped dirt.
Maintaining a clean home is a top priority for many people. Helping to protect the environment should also be a top priority. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could help with the burden of cleaning while keeping your home and environment safe? Just hire a green cleaning company!
So, what is a green cleaning company? A green cleaning company is a housekeeping service whose main goal is keeping your home clean, while keeping the environment safe. Green cleaning companies accomplish both of these tasks by using methods and materials which are environmentally friendly.
Unlike traditional cleaning services which use products that can contain harmful chemicals, green cleaners use products whose materials are safe to use around children and/or pets. The cleaning products used by green cleaners do not emit any harmful or noxious odors and are safe to use on almost any surface. A common misconception is that green cleaners are far more expensive than traditional cleaners which is not true. In fact, depending on what type of cleaning work you need done and which area of the country you live, green cleaners can sometimes be cheaper than traditional.
So the next time you decide to hire a cleaning company, why not choose the one which gets the job done while keeping your family, pets, and your environment safe by going green!
Moving can be a stressful experience. There always seems to be so much to do, and so little time to do it in. One contributing factor to the stress of moving is making sure the place you’re moving out of, or into, is clean. Luckily for you, Clean Conscience now offers a Move In/Out Cleaning Service, to help relieve you of some of the burdens of moving.
Clean Conscience will clean your apartment or house, with a customized cleaning to fit your budget and needs. They also offer a cleaning service for your new home before you move in.
To make your moving experience a little easier and less stressful, call Clean Conscience to schedule a cleaning service today.
Keeping a clean home is not only good for the appearance of your home, but for your physical and mental health as well. Here are a few examples of the benefits of keeping up with the cleanliness of your home.
“Air Quality”- One of the biggest issues with an unclean home is the poor air quality. Poor air quality can cause everything from allergies to asthma. By regularly cleaning your home, you are eliminating a large amount of the dirt and dust that causes poor air quality.
“Save Money By Eating In”- You are more likely to make home-cooked meals if your kitchen is clean and organized, therefore, saving money you spend ordering out or going to a restaurant.
“Safer Environment”- Falling, is the number one accident around the home. A lot of these falls are the result of people tripping over clutter or slipping on some type of a spill that may not have been cleaned up properly.
“Prolonging The Life Of Your Furniture”- By regularly cleaning your carpet, rugs, couches, chairs, etc.., you can keep them looking and smelling fresh for a longer period of time.
“Having Company Over”- It’s nice to know if someone unexpectedly stops by, your house is clean and not an embarrassment to see.
“Good For Your Head”- Keeping a clean home can sometimes be tough, especially during the winter months when many people suffer S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Cleaning your home when you are feeling down, can actually help by focusing your attention on cleaning instead of those things that are making you feel depressed in the first place.
So, whether you are rolling up your sleeves and cleaning yourself, or hiring a cleaning crew, a clean house has many benefits.
As of Wednesday it is officially Spring. There are so many things to look forward to in Spring; flowers and trees blooming, longer, warmer days, the start of baseball season, etc…There is one thing about Spring that isn’t all that great…….Spring Cleaning! Cleaning up the clutter and mess that has been building up all winter can be pretty overwhelming. Here is a little list of the 5 most daunting Spring Cleaning tasks.
1. “Windows And Blinds”- Windows are often neglected because of the amount of effort needed to clean them, while blinds are dust traps.
2. “Grout”- Like window cleaning, scrubbing grout is a lot of work. Cleaning grout involves a lot of scrubbing which can take a toll on your arms.
3. “Stove”- If you don’t happen to clean out your stove on a regular basis, you may be shocked to see what kind of mess and smell has accumulated over time.
4. “Ceiling Fans”- if you happen to have ceiling fans in your home and aren’t 7 feet tall, cleaning them may be a bit of a pain (especially in your neck and back).
5. “Fridge”- Cleaning the fridge may the biggest pain of them all. It all starts with cleaning out the inside of the fridge, which means completely emptying it. After everything is clean and all of the food has been replaced, it’s time to clean the outside of the fridge and behind it. This of course means moving the fridge which can be very difficult.
This year avoid the stress of Spring Cleaning and treat yourself by calling Clean Conscience to do your Spring Cleaning for you! Call today to schedule your Spring Cleaning.
Today is the 6th Birthday for Clean Conscience! For six years Clean Conscience has kept homes and businesses healthy and clean, while keeping the environment safe and green. Thanks for a great six years, and here’s to the next six!!