September 24, 2020by adminBlogs by Karen
What does COVID Clean™ mean today?
Social responsibility and “COVID CleanTM“ are keys to normalcyI know in many ways, 2020 feels like an endless nightmare we are having a hard time waking up from. It feels like we’ve been stuck in some bizarre state of limbo since March, while the world waits for a vaccine, a life-saving treatment, or a miracle. But if you really think about it, we haven’t been totally stuck. Things are progressing toward “normal,” albeit maybe not at the rate we’d prefer. In just a few months, the experts have learned a lot about this “novel” coronavirus, the likes of which they’ve never seen or studied before. For one thing, they’ve figured out we don’t *really* need to suit up in gloves, booties, and hazmat suits to be safe at the grocery store. They’ve also learned that COVID-19 is most likely to be transmitted person-to-person over a 15+ minute exposure through droplets and aerosols that come out of our noses and mouths and fly through the air, ultimately landing in someone else’s nose and/or mouth. (Blech.) With that knowledge, the CDC now recommends wearing a face mask when going out in public – and frankly, thinking about the grossness of droplets flying into my mouth from someone else’s nose almost makes me want to wear a face mask for the rest of my life.
Pro tip: Think of a mask as a 2020 fashion accessory, and invest in some that you’ll actually want to wear! Those disposable blue masks are so “blah.” But talk about progress: an accessory that did not really exist anywhere in America 6 months ago is now easily found in retail stores. Check out the cute masks at Old Navy, for starters.So, wearing a face mask is one of the most basic steps toward allowing us to safely shop, work, socialize, and hopefully, get back to school. It’s just one way to be socially responsible. Social responsibility and a spirit of cooperation amongst community members are almost certainly what we are going to need to get back to normal. Social responsibility also means doing things the CDC has been calling for since day one: staying home when you’re sick; covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow; and social distancing. As we all know by now, that means staying six feet apart from people outside of your household, and avoiding large gatherings. It might bring a strange sense of comfort to know that this concept of social distancing during a pandemic is nothing new. Even back in William Shakespeare’s day, theatres – including his own Globe Theatre – were frequently closed for many months at a time during outbreaks of the bubonic plague. Somehow, he managed to become the world’s most famous playwright in spite of this. That gives me hope that before too long, we will not only get back to normal, but come back better than before. Meanwhile, though, there’s something else the CDC has been preaching since day one, and that is the importance of cleaning and disinfecting. Even though it may not be the primary way the virus is spread, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can certainly be transmitted via surfaces, especially if you touch it and then rub your eyes or your nose or your mouth (again: Blech). I think overall, we’ve always been a pretty clean society, but “COVID Clean” is the new standard we need to strive for if we want to stay healthy. So, what exactly is COVID Clean? Well, for one thing, it includes good hygiene. “Hygiene” is a word that always makes me feel… awkward. I guess because it reminds me of health class in junior high, when the hygiene unit covered uncomfortable topics like hormones, body odor, and acne. But from day one, “hygiene” has been a big part of experts’ advice to combat the coronavirus. That means lots and lots of handwashing, something we’ve all received a crash course in over the past few months… Wash those hands in soap and water for 20 seconds, or as long as it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice, they say. Easy peasy, except at those rest stop sinks with the press-on faucets that shut off before you can even squirt the soap onto your hands (pet peeve!). In that case, and in situations where you can’t use soap and water, hand sanitizer will do.
Pro tip: I love me some lavender-scented hand sanitizer that doesn’t make me feel like I’m just soaking my hands in vodka.Of course, “COVID Clean” goes beyond our own personal hygiene. It extends to our surroundings and the things we touch every single day. I was today-years-old when I learned that “cleaning” and “disinfecting” are distinctly different concepts; I’ve always used them interchangeably. According to the CDC, “Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting refers to using chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on surfaces, AFTER cleaning.” Immaculate Clean knows the difference, and they offer their clients a “COVID Clean” sanitizing services for high-touch surfaces. This includes cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas like door knobs, stair railings, small appliances, TV remotes, keyboards, light switches, chair backs, and of course, counter tops. They use hospital-grade disinfectants, and they’ll do this high-touch service as either a stand-alone service, or as an add-on to your regular cleaning. To do your own disinfecting in between services, the CDC lists a ton of household disinfectants that are effective against COVID-19, including many familiar brands like Clorox and Lysol. Here’s what it all boils down to as we are slowly finding our way back to normal life: We don’t have to remain isolated to be safe. We just have to be socially responsible – and COVID Clean!
September 17, 2020by adminCleaning Tips
The 10 Most Common Places That People Forget to Clean in Their HomesDid you know that your dishwashing sponge is the dirtiest thing in your entire house? This is a problem, especially considering how often you probably use it. The kitchen sponge is among the many items that often go neglected when it comes to cleaning. The hard truth is that your house is actually full of places you forget to clean. That is why we have created a list of 10 parts of your home that all too often are skipped over on cleaning day. The following items should be on the checklist for the next time you deep clean your house. It’s time to invest in your health and hygiene, so keep reading!
1. Door HandlesDoor handles, especially bathroom door handles, see a lot of use on a daily basis. Germs and bacteria build up fast, so make sure to clean them off with anti-bacterial cleaner on a regular basis.
2. Keyboards and RemotesThe buttons and the crevices between them on your keyboard and remotes are prime grime locations. Wipe off the buttons with an anti-bacterial wipe, and use a Q-tip to clean out the crevices in between them.
3. Light SwitchesThink about all the traffic light switches see on a daily basis and all of the skin oils and germs that are left there. Light switch cleaning is important, but it must be done with care to avoid short circuits and electrocution. Instead of spraying liquids directly on the switch, dampen a cloth with cleaner and wipe the switch off carefully.
4. Kitchen SpongesIt’s a scary reality, but the kitchen sponge, intended to clean your dirty dishes, is actually the germiest thing in your house. Clean your sponge in boiling water with disinfectant or replace it weekly.
5. Throw PillowsThrow pillows collect everything from food to dead skin. Vacuum them off from time to time or throw them in the washing machine (check the cleaning instructions first).
6. BaseboardsBaseboards have the potential to become little dust shelves. They’re so close to the ground that the dust buildup often goes unnoticed. Be sure to wipe them off or run the vacuum over them when you deep clean your home.
7. Trash CansWhen you deep clean your house, don’t forget to clean inside your trash cans. Between trash bag leaks and the food that skips the bag and slips straight into the bin, the buildup can get smelly and germy.
8. Shower CurtainShower curtains collect mildew and soap scum, so don’t neglect them when it’s cleaning time. Luckily, there’s an easy fix to dirty shower curtains. Simply throw them in the washing machine with detergent and a cup of baking soda.
9. Under AppliancesWhen you clean your kitchen counters, be sure to lift up all your appliances and disinfect the area underneath them. Because we can’t see what’s under there, we often forget to clean these areas, and this neglect can lead to bacteria growth.
10. Ceiling FansMake sure to dust off the top of your ceiling fan blades. You can’t see what’s up there, but if you turn it on before dusting it off, you’re in for an unpleasant surprise and a coughing fit. Dust them often to minimize buildup.
Deep Clean Your House: It’s Worth ItYou should deep clean your house every few months to prevent the buildup of unhealthy germs and bacteria. When deep cleaning, don’t forget to clean these 10 commonly missed spots because they are often the dirtiest parts of your home. If you think you would benefit from a professional cleaning service to ensure that every nook and cranny is as clean as possible, don’t hesitate to contact us.
August 20, 2020by adminCleaning Tips
7 Reasons You Should Consider Hiring a Property Cleaning ServiceHaving a clean home has many amazing benefits like boosting your mood, increasing your energy, and more. The thing is, we don’t always have the time or resources to devote to giving our home a good, deep clean. Hiring a cleaning service can be a solution. If you’ve never considered it before or are on the fence about it, here are seven great reasons you should consider hiring a property cleaning service.
1. Get Back Your TimeOn average, we spend around six to seven hours cleaning our homes per week. Do you feel you could be doing something better with that time? If you had those hours back, would you take up a hobby you left behind or start a new venture? Get back your time by hiring a maid service.
2. Reduce Your WorkloadFeeling stressed because you have so much on your plate? Multitasking and a to-do list that never seems to end can make us feel overwhelmed. In fact, over half of Americans report feeling too busy to enjoy life. If that sounds like you, take cleaning off of your list by setting up a scheduled cleaning service.
3. Protect Your FamilyDangerous bacteria, viruses, mold, and germs can lurk in the cluttered and unclean corners of your home. You do your best to scrub them away but they can linger and grow quickly. These invisible invaders can make you and your family sick. A regular professional cleaning ensures your home is safe and healthy for you and your family.
4. You Hate CleaningLet’s face it — scrubbing dirt and grime isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. You might dread the thought of having to always clean things often. Don’t live in a dirty home if you don’t love cleaning. Hire a pro and never worry about cleaning again.
5. Be the Life of the PartyLove entertaining? You probably don’t love the deep cleaning that has to happen before and after inviting guests into your home. Bringing in some help when you’re throwing a party puts you at ease. You’re allowed to focus on arranging a great event and being a wonderful host instead.
6. Professional AdviceWhat if you never had to clean a home before or you were never taught the right way to do it? Trying to tackle it on your own can be frustrating and leave you with a half-cleaned home. Hiring a professional cleaning service ensures you have someone who knows what they’re doing and how to do it right. You might even pick up some cleaning tips while they’re there!
7. The Right Tools for the JobSometimes a cleaning job needs certain special tools. Steamers, high powered scrubbers, and other deep-cleaning tools can cost a lot and take up space. Professional house cleaners bring their own tools to the job. No need to shell out for expensive or one-time use items that will take up room in your home.
Hire a Property Cleaning Service TodayThere are tons of other great reasons to hire a property cleaning service. If you’re ready to enjoy all of the benefits of hiring a professional cleaner, contact us today for your free instant online quote!
August 12, 2020by adminCleaning Tips
Don’t Leave a Single Streak Behind: The Best Ways to Clean MirrorsAre you tired of streaky mirrors every time you check your reflection? Figuring out the best ways to clean mirrors can be tricky and time-consuming. We’ve made it easy with a quick guide to remove gunk like hairspray and toothpaste splatter while leaving your mirrors gleaming and streak-free. You can add these steps to your regular cleaning tasks for a cleaner, brighter home. Keep reading to learn how to clean a mirror the right way.
Gather the Right SuppliesYour mirror cleaning results are only as good as the supplies you use. The wrong cleaner or cleaning materials leave behind lint, streaks, and smears. Skip paper towels and newspaper, which both leave behind residue that leaves your mirror dull or streaky. Terry cloths and other cloths with loops also don’t clean well. They’re absorbent, but they won’t likely tackle the gunk. Stick with a flat-weave microfiber cloth for your mirror cleaning. Microfiber advantages include reducing the need for chemicals, attracting dust and debris to the cloth, and capturing microbes. You might need a few cloths if you have a large mirror or multiple mirrors to clean.
Pre-Clean SpotsBefore you do a general mirror cleaning, zone in on the spots of gunk, such as toothpaste, fingerprints, and hairspray. If you leave them, they’ll smear as you clean and cause a bigger mess. Rubbing alcohol applied to a cotton pad is an easy way to clean the spots.
Spray on CleanerOnce you tackle the spots, apply your cleaning solution in a light, even layer over the entire mirror. Use a commercially prepared cleaning solution designed as a window cleaner. You can also make your own using equal parts of water and white vinegar mixed in a spray bottle. Vinegar makes a good cleaner because of the acetic acid, which disinfects and helps dissolve grease and grime.
Wipe the Right WayGrab your first microfiber cloth and fold it into fourths. This makes it easy to have several fresh, clean surfaces as you’re cleaning. Start wiping at the top from one corner to the other. Use a quick, smooth motion across the mirror. Continue working your way down the mirror using quick swipes, using a zigzag pattern to move down the mirror. As the microfiber cloth gets damp and dirty, refold it to put a clean surface on top. After you’ve used all of the clean surfaces, switch to a new microfiber cloth, again folding it into fourths.
Check for StreaksWhen you’re done, look at the mirror from different angles. Checking from a 45-degree angle often makes it easier to see any streaks or marks. Tackle those spots individually by spraying a little cleaner on your cloth and wiping that area. Sometimes a clean microfiber cloth without any extra cleaner is enough to remove the mark.
Learn the Best Ways to Clean MirrorsNow that you know the best ways to clean mirrors, you can tackle all of the reflective surfaces in your home. Using the right supplies and methods can make the difference between a streaky mess and a sparkling clean mirror. If you’d rather leave the mirrors and all other surfaces to the professionals, contact us today to schedule a cleaning service.
July 6, 2020by adminCleaning Tips
The 5 Best Room Deodorizer for Natural Green LivingOne of the first things people will notice when walking into your home is the scent. Strong odors may make them anticipate leaving the minute they get there. A sense of smell elicits strong emotional responses and triggers memories, both good and bad. What is the best room deodorizer to welcome your guests so they remember your home favorably? You want your home to smell fresh, but not through the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Read on to learn how to make your room smell good naturally!
1. Citrus PeelsAfter eating citrus fruit, do not simply dispose of the rinds in the trash. Instead, grind up lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit peels in your garbage disposal! Though garbage disposals typically clean themselves, after a while sludge made of decayed food may build-up to create an offensive odor. The citrus can help break it down while releasing volatile compounds, like citral into the air. Even if you do not think your sink smells, the citrusy fragrance will cut other odors in the air. This all-natural deodorizer poses zero risks to you or your fur friends.
2. White VinegarWhite vinegar also neutralizes alkaline odors in the air. Though this will make your house smell clean, you may not find the scent totally desirable. It is also the best solution for air duct cleaning. For this reason, save using vinegar for deep cleaning and serious scent removal. For instance, pet urine on the sofa or carpet can create a big stench. Or, after a while, entire rooms can permeate with the non-so-nice aroma of pets. Spot cleaning areas or spraying the air with vinegar will help eliminate that odor.
3. Baking SodaBaking soda crystals attract both acids and bases. They basically absorb the fragrance particles floating around, especially with food. If you notice unpleasant scents in the kitchen, simply keep an open cup of baking soda out. Or, if the smell seems to be emanating from the fridge, open up a package and leave it in there.
4. Essential OilsDo you notice the stale stench of mildew hanging around the house? Cinnamon oil actually kills mold, thus eliminating the scent at its source. Add in about 20 drops of cinnamon oil to a small spray bottle of water and directly spritz any problem areas. You can also drip a few drops of the oil directly onto your furnace filter screen so the fresh aroma goes wafting through your home. Don’t care for the cinnamon scent? Other essential oils that battle mold include tea tree, clove, oregano, and thyme.
5. IonizerIf you want to put money into eliminating really offensive odors, consider buying an ionizer for your home. This machine sends out electrical charges to safely reduce particles that create smells. For online shopping you may click here
Enjoy Your Best Room DeodorizerFinding the best room deodorizer will keep your rooms smelling fresh with very little effort. Cleaning, on the other hand, takes some dedication. With a busy schedule, tasks can build-up. So, your home may smell nice, but start to look a little disastrous. We can help! Contact us today for a free cleaning quote.
June 22, 2020by adminCleaning Tips
How to Clean a Freezer and Refrigerator in 7 Easy StepsDid you know that refrigerators and freezers can host a plethora of harmful bacteria? Listeria, salmonella, e. coli, and even mold lurk in fridges, risking the health of you and your family. If you don’t know how to clean a freezer the right way, now’s the time to learn. Read on to find out how to keep your refrigerator and freezer clean and have a happier, healthier you.
1. How to Clean a Freezer and Fridge: Prepare for a Deep CleanFill your sink with hot soapy water and grab antibacterial soap, disinfectant, sponges, and microfiber towels. Grab some coolers or cooler bags and load all of your food items into them. Pour ice from the freezer ice trays into the coolers and allow the ice tray to soak in the sink – now you’re ready to deep clean!
2. Remove Debris Build-IpPrepare a bucket of hot water and antibacterial soap to wipe down your fridge. Start from the top and move your way to the bottom to collect crumbs, then remove the shelves and bins from the fridge and freezer for additional cleaning.
3. Soak Shelves and BinsEven with proper refrigeration, vegetables and meats have a tendency to leak, causing sticky stains and bacterial growth in your fridge. Spray every bin and shelf down with disinfectant, then soak and scrub them until all debris and stains are removed. Rinse them off and set them aside to dry.
4. Wipe Down SurfacesWhile your trays and bins are drying, go back through your fridge and freezer and remove any additional debris, such as crumbs stuck on the racks and stickier substances. Be sure to check the outside of your fridge to make sure you’ve cleaned any exterior splashes or debris.
5. Sanitize and DryMake sure all bins and shelves are sanitized and soap-free before placing them back into the fridge. To reduce bacteria and mold growth, ensure everything (including the walls) are completely dry before putting food items back. You can speed up the process by using a dry microfiber towel to dry any damp areas.
6. Assess and OrganizePlug your refrigeration system back and allow it to cool down slightly. While it’s cooling, go through the food you removed from the fridge. Check the expiration date of items and throw out anything that’s questionable – a good rule of thumb is when in doubt, throw it out. Remove any sticky substances from containers and jars by rinsing them off with hot soapy water, or by wiping them down with a hot washcloth. When replacing these items back into the fridge and freezer, make sure your food items are placed strategically to prevent food contamination. If you’re looking for ways to make your fridge more sightly, check out this guide to organizing your fridge.
7. Set Cleaner PracticesTake a few extra steps to make sure your fridge is clean from now until the next cleaning session. Start with your ice tray. Ice can also host harmful substances, so it’s best to start your clean refrigeration system off with a new batch. You’ll also want to check your fridge and freezer temperatures. The FDA recommends that refrigerator temperatures stay at 40 degrees (F) and freezers at 0 degrees (F). Want to add additional zing to your fridge? To keep odors at bay, add a box of fresh baking soda to your fridge. You can also add a few drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place that in your fridge, or wipe the interior walls with a dash of essential oil for a fresher fridge scent.
Set a DateNow that you know how to clean a freezer and refrigerator, you’re well-equipped to clean your fridge and freezer. We recommend that you clean your fridge once a month to keep bacteria at bay, so mark your calendar for your next refrigeration system cleaning session. For getting rid of smell and mold make cleaning a fridge your habit! If you’d rather not go through the ordeal of cleaning your fridge each month, we understand! As professional cleaners, we can deep clean your fridge (and home) quickly at a time that’s convenient for you. Contact us today to get a free quote or schedule services.
May 28, 2020by adminCleaning Tips
How Often Should You Clean? The Dirty Details RevealedAlmost a third of homeowners report spending more than seven hours per week cleaning their homes. Many still wonder if that’s enough to keep their families safe and healthy. The question is: how often should you clean your house? Cleaning your house can take up a lot of your time, the time you might want to spend relaxing or with family. Below are the details on how often you should clean that might surprise you!
Cleaning Your Kitchen AreaThe more counter space you have, the more attention the area will need. Sanitize counters daily. Look for mixtures that kill bacteria and viruses like E. coli or salmonella. If most of your meals go straight into the microwave, wipe it down every few days. Mop down kitchen floors weekly. While you’re at it, this is a great time to throw out food that may have expired. Lastly, deep-clean sinks and sanitize sponges weekly (if not more frequently). Wash rags and dish towels and hang them so that they stay dry throughout the week.
Keeping Bathroom Areas Sparkling CleanHow often should you clean your bathroom? Consider which bathrooms your family uses the most. If used frequently, germs could be lurking around every corner. Wipe down bathroom surfaces and sinks daily. Spray and wipe shower walls after each shower or bath. Mop bathroom floors and scrub surfaces weekly, checking for mold or stains as you go. Clean bathroom mirrors and dispose of any hair lurking around. Deep clean your tub and shower liner every few months. Some sprays set and break up stains, leaving less scrubbing for you. Spray rims and corners with solutions that kill mold, especially if you live in a warmer, more humid climate.
How Often Should You Clean Your Bedroom (And When Tidying Up Will Suffice)Make your bed daily, if possible. You may want to air out your sheets to reduce the number of dust mites roaming free. Do laundry daily or every few days. Bedding laundry can be done weekly. Pillows and comforters can be washed seasonally or every few months. How often should you dust? Less often if you keep fan blades clean! Clean mirrors and dust furniture weekly. If you have a robotic vacuum, you can set it to clean in the mornings (after everyone has left for work or school). If dust mites give you grief during the night, you may want to vacuum your mattress. Dusting those hard-to-reach spaces can also alleviate symptoms of irritation.
Areas That Require Less Frequent AttentionHow often should I clean my house? The answer depends on your home furnishings. If you’re washing curtains weekly or even monthly, you may wear out the fabric. Soft surfaces can be cleaned seasonally or yearly. You can wash your car every few months, possibly more during the peak pollen season. Wash your deck or patio every few months, including when you plan to stain it. Deep-clean upholstery and carpet yearly. If you have pets that shed or bring in dirt and grime, adjust accordingly. Clean vents, windows, and so on once a year.
Shedding Some Light On Dirty SpacesChanging a few basic cleaning habits can immensely improve your living space. Even families with children or pets will be pleasantly surprised at how much easier it is to clean using our tips. How often should you clean your home? More than you clean out your wallet! Don’t let a dirty home dampen your mood. Call us today for an instant online quote, and we’ll make cleaning your house a breeze!
May 21, 2020by adminBlogs by Karen
Serenity now! Seeking peace during the time of COVID“Quarantine fatigue,” they’re calling it. I suppose it’s as accurate of a description as any… And I want to preface the rest of this by admitting that I realize I don’t have much to complain about. I already personally know 4 people who have died from the coronavirus, including my beloved Aunt Nancy; I have friends who are Emergency Room physicians and nurses who are not even able to live with their families right now for fear of bringing the virus home; I have friends who own small businesses who are worried about how they are going to continue to exist when it’s finally safe for the world to re-open, and friends who have been laid off from their jobs. So believe me, I understand that many people have REAL problems right now. So take this for what it is—the grumbles of a “non-essential” worker who has it pretty darn good. I think there are a lot of people out there who can relate, so I’m just going to say it: This combination of forced isolation and forced family togetherness is getting old. Just when we were getting used to being empty-nesters, our college sophomore son is back, along with his 6-month-old yellow lab. They’re both here 24/7. One of them sheds like a maniac, and the other has stopped shaving. And they both try to eat everything in sight. With my husband and me both working from home and the kid waking up at the crack of noon to do his classes online, we are seriously competing for resources. Desk space, WiFi, peace and quiet— they’re all at a premium in our house right now. My poor husband has been reduced to using an old laptop with a broken “J” key, so he has had to get really creative with spell check and cutting & pasting. And I have had to make work phone calls from a quiet corner in our master bathroom while he’s in our kitchen participating in an office Zoom call, where for some reason he feels the need to SHOUT to be heard every time it’s his turn to talk. We’re even competing for TV time every night, trying to decide what movie to watch or what kind of show to binge…. I usually lose that battle; no “Little Women” in my house, it’s been all Ozark and anything else with lots of action, blood, drugs, and f-bombs… I actually miss the days of aimless channel-surfing; it’s exhausting that every night becomes a television “event” that we all must agree on. Then there’s the weekly grocery store run involving the donning of the suit of armor— face mask, disposable gloves, bottle of hand sanitizer—and the weirdness of following traffic patterns in the aisles and not being able to socialize when you run into acquaintances, topped off by the frustration that comes from not being able to find toilet paper, frozen vegetables, and the kind of wine that I like— and by the end of the day, I sometimes find myself repeating the Seinfeld Frank Costanza version of a “serenity prayer” with fists and voice raised: “Serenity now! Serenity NOW!!!” You’d better believe I’m ready for a Zoom happy hour almost any night of the week—but in some ways that makes me miss my friends, family, and normal life even more. I haven’t been anywhere worth dressing for in so long, the pierced holes in my ear lobes are closing up. But this is all the easy part. Even though our workloads and our incomes have decreased during this great pause, my husband and I at least have enough work to keep us engaged during the day. But at night, when everything is quiet and I’m trying to sleep—that’s the hard part. That’s when the worry sets in. I worry about my oldest son, who is working from home and living with his girlfriend in a city a couple hours away. He’s the newest person in his company—are they going to have to lay people off? Is he struggling with his anxiety? I worry about my parents. Are they staying safe? Is this isolation too much for them? When will I get to hug them again? I worry about the economy, about friends who are struggling to pay bills, about young family members and friends with pre-existing conditions that make them more vulnerable during this time, and so much more. That’s the time to bring out the REAL serenity prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Even though it feels like so much is out of our control right now, there are things we can control. Action conquers fear. Personally, I am trying to embrace action by taking control of my daily routine, by staying in close contact with the people I worry about, by working hard, by following safety guidelines, and by looking for ways to help people who need it. I’m also trying to let go of worrying about things that are out of my control; sometimes this takes incredible effort. My weekly Zoom yoga classes help me with that. How about you? What can you control in your own environment during this crazy time? What do you need to accept and let go of?
May 14, 2020by adminCleaning Company
Staying Happy, Healthy, and Clean: 6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Maid Service
1. Your Home Will SparkleA professional maid will be able to clean your home until it sparkles. They are professionals and usually plan their time with a checklist to ensure the important areas are addressed at each visit. Better yet, when a beautiful, clean environment surrounds you, you are more likely to keep it that way longer!
2. Save Your Precious TimeAs a busy individual, you likely already find that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you want to do! Cleaning all the different areas of your home often doesn’t make the list. By hiring a professional cleaning service, you will have more quality time for yourself and your family. Better yet, you will have the energy to enjoy time with loved ones instead of working to scrub the toilet!
3. Forget About Buying SuppliesIf you hire a professional service, you don’t need to consider the supplies. Instead, most services bring their own supplies that are tested and safe for use. Better yet, you won’t need to store the hundreds of bottles of cleaning fluids that are needed. This clears space in your home. Who doesn’t need that?
4. Only Pay For the Service Plan You NeedIs your home in the need of some extra TLC in certain areas, but you just don’t have the time to maintain it? Or, are you more in the need of a quarterly deep clean? Keeping a clean and sanitized home is more important than ever. Whatever level of help you require, you can hire a professional maid service that offers a plan that is right for you. Some even offer custom “priority list” plans that focus the cleaning on the most critical areas of your home.
5. Save Money in the Long TermIf you don’t regularly clean your carpet, floors, or bathrooms, then you will find that when you come to sell your home, you’ll need to hire someone to deep clean space. However, if you hire a professional to regularly maintain and clean your home, you’ll find that the cost of a moving clean is a lot cheaper. Furthermore, by keeping your house clean and maintaining your furniture and floors, you’ll ensure that they last for a lot longer and don’t need to be replaced.
6. Make Your Home HealthierIf 2020 has taught us anything; it is the importance of keeping our homes clean and sanitized. Regularly cleaning not only helps maintain the cleanliness of your home, but it helps keep us all healthy as well. Ask us about everything we’re doing in 2021 to further improve our “cleaning for your health”.
7. Hire a Maid Service to Improve Your LifeIf you hire a professional cleaning service, you’ll notice that your home becomes a safe haven, rather than a burden with hundreds of cleaning tasks to do each day! Better yet, when you regularly deep clean your home, you’ll be able to spontaneously invite friends and family over and not need to rush and clean.Whatever your cleaning needs may be, look no further than Immaculate Clean. They offer a range of recurring service plans, Deluxe and General, as well as one time cleans. They’ve been in business serving their local community since 2004 and their trained experts will make your home sparkle.
April 18, 2020by adminAnnouncements