General Tips

  • Microfibre cloths are a great investment to make cleaning easier. They hold onto dust and dirt more than other cloths, break water into very small particles to dry droplet-free and can be washed out by hand or machine to reuse.


  • When you purchase something for your home, be sure to consider how to care for it before you buy. Then keep the information from each purchase in a place that you can easily refer to.


  • One of the easiest changes you can make is to stop using bar soap in the kitchen and bathroom. A liquid hand or body soap is much easier to clean up if it spills or drips and does not leave a hard-to-remove film.


  • If you do not want to use a commercial cleaning product, mix vinegar and water; spray over surfaces or use to wring out your cloth; wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Many surfaces can be cleaned using baking soda but will need to be well rinsed afterwards.


  • Almost every room will have some things you simply forget about but should do occasionally. Dust base boards and tops of doors. Pick up from the floor and vacuum or mop closet floors. Dust closet shelves. Remove and vacuum or wipe all hot air and cold air return vents. Dust ceiling fans. Clean light fixtures. Clean or replace filters in refrigerator, water filter and furnace.
Last updated on January 22, 2019