If you like spicy food, hot sauce is probably your best friend. You can use it for pretty much everything. While giving a great spice to a variety of delicious meals, hot sauce can also leave annoying and unsightly stains on your clothes, carpets, or upholstery. The good news is that those stains are relatively easy to remove as long as you know the correct method.
There is usually some artificial colouring added to the hot sauce but unless a huge amount of those was added, you should be able to easily get rid of the stain by using common household items such as heavy-duty liquid laundry detergent, white vinegar, and a stain removal stick. Make sure you do not put a stained garment in your dryer. The heat will set the stain and cause it to become permanent.
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There are laundry basics that you probably already know. Those would be separating darks from lights and others. Even though doing laundry is not the most complicated task around the house, there are some things to be kept in mind. Here are some common mistakes you might be also making. Keep reading to find out why those are not good for your laundry, and how to properly avoid them.
When showing your house to potential buyers, you want to present it in its best light. In order to do that, there are some chores that you must take care of. Those include cleaning the windows, floors, garden, etc. We will walk about what those chores are and why they are so important when it comes to showing your house for sale.
Keep in mind that if you take no action before presenting it, your house may appear unkempt and leave the impression that it has not been taken care of throughout the years. By simply tackling those few tasks, you will not have to spend a lot of time and effort, yet you will ensure that your house looks neat and well maintained, increasing the chance that your house will be quickly sold for the listed price.
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Autumn and winter are almost here and that means cosy indoor time, hot chocolate, candles, and warmth. However, candles drip and cause a mess. Even though wood artisans and floor installers have been using wax to seal and finish wooden pieces. It is not as scratch and water resistant as today’s modern commercial polishes, however, it gives the wood a nice, natural glow.
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Sponges are the items in a kitchen that usually do the most work. From cleaning your dishes and kitchen utensils to your countertops and a number of other surfaces, they are always there for you. However, think about how much dirt and grime they go through on a daily basis. When you absorb the juice that you spilled on the floor, it all goes in that little colourful sponge. That is exactly why deep kitchen cleaning it is of such importance. You don’t want to drag around the dirt that has been trapped inside your sponge. A quick rinse will not do the trick since sponges are a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. It is proven that they are able to transfer microbes to stainless steel surfaces where those little guys can survive up to 4 days!
In order to ensure that E.coli and other nasty things which can be found around your kitchen, regular cleaning and disinfection of your tools is needed.
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Granite has become one of the most popular natural stones used in new homes and renovated kitchens. That is, especially thanks to its wide variety of colours and patterns. It is often turned into kitchen and bathroom vanity countertops, backsplashes, fireplace mantels, desktops, and sometimes even floor tiles. The amazing antibacterial properties of granite make it perfect for bathroom and kitchen surfaces.
However, as with every natural stone, granite is durable, yet porous. This is why it is important that you get proper installation and regular maintenance. That way you will ensure your granite surfaces will keep their good looks for longer. The key to proper cleaning and maintenance is using the correct products and methods. Fortunately for you, most of the ingredients you need can be found in your kitchen cupboards or pantry.
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All beloved berries, such as strawberries, blackberries, cherries, cranberries, etc. can leave hard-to-remove stains. In fact, the stains they leave are so strong that the sweet fruits are often used for natural dying. Never put a berry-stained garment in the dryer since the heat may set the stain and make it permanent. Another thing to keep in mind is that berry stains should be treated as soon as possible. If you let them sit for a while, they may set in and become extremely difficult to remove. Continue reading “Cleaning berry stains from clothing, carpets, and upholstery”
Nobody likes cleaning but we all love a clean house. If you have been wondering if there are quick and efficient ways to clean your home, you are at the right place. In this article, we will talk about practical ways in which you can maintain cleanliness at home for longer, as well as spare yourself some time and effort. If you are not sure if you should dust or vacuum first, or whether you should take care of the bathroom or kitchen at the beginning, keep reading. Continue reading “Efficient ways to quickly clean your house without much effort”
Whenever you are renting, or selling your house, a good offer of a new place is more than welcome. Moving out is exciting, which means that you will be given the opportunity to start on a clean slate, reorganise your whole life, get rid of what has been unnecessary to you for a while, and generally enjoy a new beginning.
However, moving out is often a tedious and exhausting process. The end of tenancy cleaning is very important and even though it is an unpleasant job, you should make sure you take care of it. This article will talk about some particular places you should keep in mind when moving out and cleaning, as well as how to tackle the job in the best, most efficient way and spare yourself some time and effort. Continue reading “Cleaning when moving out – what to keep in mind?”
Every year on October 10, the World Health Organization recognises World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is a chance to talk about mental health in general and how important it is to share about it and get help if you are struggling.
Covid impacted our lives in many negative ways. Death, isolation, post-covid health problems, economic recession, all this triggered anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
A UK study states that in the beginning of 2021 (27 Jan to 7 March) 1 in 5 people are reporting feeling some form of depression, which is nearly two times more than before the pandemic had started – 1 in 10.
Depression causes basic household chores to feel daunting and hard to handle. People often find themselves in a situation where they avoid doing them, because this adds up to their stress, realising, sometimes too late that the clutter actually contributes negatively to their mental health. More and more people are seeking the help of professional cleaners due to the state of their property.
“Many of our clients are asking for a deep cleaning service after they’ve had a depressive episode. The cases of this happening have increased significantly in the last two years. Before the pandemic started we rarely got requests like that, while now they reach up to one per month, which is a lot, based only in London.
We always make a short survey to assess the condition of the property and the clients who suffer from mental health issues are often hesitant to send pictures, feeling ashamed. But this is our job and asking for help and talking about it is the best thing you can do.
The properties are often very cluttered, which is understandably overwhelming and demotivating for a person to handle on their own. Hiring someone one-off helps them – with a clean slate its easier to keep on top of the household chores further on. And seeking professional mental help prevents this from happening again. Covid had its toll on all of us and I am happy that sometimes I get a chance to help. I think the biggest issue is feeling alone, it results in lack of motivation to keep a clean home. “ Desislava Anderson – Professional cleaning supervisor at CleanersLondon
When it comes to cleaning and house maintenance, despite the existence of higher mental clutter, people feel better psychologically when they are in well organised and clean spaces.
Experts concur that clean, well-organised surroundings might improve mental wellness. According to Desislava, a well-organised house may produce “a whole cascade of mental health advantages,” such as a sense of clarity and control, a higher quality of life, a boost in confidence, increased productivity, and a calmer environment.
The number of people searching for professional mental help in the UK has increased significantly and reached a peak in May 2022. Unfortunately Covid is not the sole contributing factor to this trend. The current state of our economy is a strong factor as well.
Research suggests that economic crises lead to an increase in mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. In fact, it has been shown that populations of people who have suffered from economic crises are much more likely to develop anxiety disorders later on than those who did not experience such events during their lifetime. These findings indicate that stressors induced by economic crises may be a significant risk factor for anxiety disorders.
Everyone is affected by the existence and prevalence of mental health issues in our lives, families, workplaces, and communities. In order to avoid mental disease, both as a culture and as individuals, we must take every preventative measure. Make time for resting and relaxation, engage in a hobby you love, and talk to someone close to you. It’s totally okay to ask for help.