Organising your office junk drawers for good

Cleaning and organising are always related tasks. When we’re trying to tidy up, we often find that rubbish comes in handy for containing the clutter and storing essential goods. Are you aware of how many rubbish drawers you have in your office? If you can’t answer that question, you’re not alone. We would like to believe that we are organised enough to have only one, but in reality, this is often not the case. In a well-organised office space, there is actually no need to have junk drawers, but when every day is focused on deadlines and productivity it is inevitable that they occur. With the right coping strategies, it is possible to live in a world where you can reap the benefits of junk drawers, while they are less…well, junky.
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Tough stain removal 101

Stains are a part of everyday life. Whether you are at home or outside, you may spill or drop anything all over your carpet, clothing, upholstery or shoes. While most stains are relatively easy to get rid of, there are some more serious, stubborn ones that require a bit more knowledge, time, and most importantly – the correct cleaning method.
This article will talk about just that – the different types of tough stains and the methods you can use to efficiently remove them for good.
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How to separate laundry the right way

If you are not good at laundry, you probably end up with messed up colours after each load. If you feel like it is time to put an end to this vicious cycle of ruining your clothes. The key to do that is to know how to properly separate the clothes before tossing them in the washing machine. If you manage to separate your clothes, you will be able to minimise abrasion and colour transfer. Not only will their colours stay intact, but you will prolong the life of your clothes.
Before sorting all your garments, it is best to read the fabric care labels and follow any specific instructions that are mentioned there. For example, if the label says dry cleaning or hand washing only, do not put this garment in the laundry machine even if you are using low temperature and a gentle cycle. Even though most minor mistakes can be fixed (you can unshrink your clothes, for example), it is best to avoid them in the first place.
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Uses for essential oils around the house

There are many scented commercial cleaning products on the market. However, they usually use artificial aromas and can contain harsh and even toxic chemicals. If you are trying to steer clear of regular cleaning products and decided to take on a green cleaning approach, you might already know that essential oils are a huge part of natural cleaning solutions and homemade products. They come in a wide variety of scents and each has amazing properties that you can pick, depending on your best interest. The best part is, essential oils are easy to find and inexpensive. We will show you what amazing uses you can find for essential oils around the house, as well as what are the special properties of some of the most common aromas used in natural cleaning. You will be surprised how useful they can be for cleaning, freshening, scenting, and calming your mind and body.
Keep reading to see how to implement those amazing natural oils in your household, as well as which oil will help you achieve your goals.
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Cleaning melted plastic from various surfaces

It has undoubtedly happened, at least once in your life, that you forgot a plastic cutting board too close to the stove or you accidentally ended up melting a plastic item that unfortunately dripped onto another surface. Depending on the plastic, those spills can cause a sticky mess, release toxic fumes, and even cause a fire hazard. This is why it is essential that you completely remove any melted plastic residue from any surface it might have ended up on.
When attempting to remove any melted plastic residue, you should always make sure the area is well-ventilated and all electric appliances are turned off or unplugged.
If the affected area is more delicate, we recommend that you contact cleaning professionals to remove the plastic without unnecessary damage.
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Cleaning your bathroom with bleach

Cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis is of crucial importance. Wherever you are tackling such a task, you want to get rid of soap scum, mould, mildew, and hard water spots altogether. Bleach is a powerful cleaning ingredient that is able to deal with bacteria, germs, brighten surfaces and eliminate odours.
Bleach, however, is a strong chemical and whenever you are using it, you should take some safety precautions. For example, you should never pour bleach directly down the drain as it may cause damage to the pipes or septic system. Ideally, you should work with bleach in only well-ventilated areas with the fan or bathroom exhaust fan on. Keep children and pets away from the bathroom while you are cleaning with bleach and always wear gloves in order to protect your skin from getting damaged by the strong chemical.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals. Bleach and ammonia, for example, is a dangerous combination that may emit dangerous gases.
Whenever it is time to clean up your bathroom, follow these tips from professional cleaners for doing it in the best and most efficient way using bleach.
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How to properly clean a dutch oven?

If you love cooking, you probably know that dutch ovens are one of the most versatile cooking pieces in any kitchen. They can be used both on the stovetop and in the oven. Some models are even suitable for a campfire! Their many uses include making soups and stews, simmering pasta and other sauces, braising meats, baking bread, as well as a serving pot. They come in a variety of sizes and always have a tight-fitting lid. The biggest sizes of dutch ovens can hold a whole turkey.
Depending on the type of dutch oven that you have, the price may vary, as well as the materials they are made from. Originally, dutch ovens are made of seasoned cast iron. Nowadays, however, the most common type of dutch oven you can find is enameled cast iron. You can also find them made of aluminium with non-stick interior coating, stainless steel, and ceramic stoneware – in general, heavy, durable materials. This is why, with proper cleaning and maintenance, a dutch oven can last for generations. The method you should use depends on the materials your pot is made from.
As with all kitchenware, you should clean your dutch oven after every use. Most solid cast iron ones do not need to be scrubbed every time, however, the interior should be wiped clean.
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How to clean caramel from pots, fabrics, and carpets?

Whether salted or not, caramel is a popular topping for a wide range of food. If you have been making caramel sauce or something else, stains occur. It is not uncommon for people to spill or drop caramel on the floor or the couch. And the worst part is cleaning the pot after making caramel. Luckily, this type of stain is very easy to get rid of as long as you know the correct method and tools.

In this article, we will share tips and tricks about how to get rid of caramel residue from pots and pans, as well as how to remove caramel stains from carpets and different fabrics. Continue reading “How to clean caramel from pots, fabrics, and carpets?”

How to deep clean every part of your house?

No matter how often you clean your house on a regular basis, deep cleaning of the whole property is needed once in a while. By doing this you will be able to get rid of dirt, grime, and buildup. However, deep cleaning a house is a big task and you should not expect it to be done in a day, especially if you are tackling the task by yourself. If you want to do a thorough job and actually get everything done fast and efficiently, it is best to handle the basic tasks first. Once you have completed those, you can move on to the more specific chores required for each room. One of the first things you have to do when taking care of such tasks is to make a checklist. As long as you follow this list, you will make sure that everything is well taken care of and you will reduce stress and worries. Continue reading “How to deep clean every part of your house?”

How to clean like a pro

If you found some spare time during the weekend, you certainly want to quickly get it over with the cleaning chores at home and get on with the rest of your free days. Pro cleaning techniques will help you achieve that in short order, while not compromising the quality of the work at the same time. Keep reading to see what things you can improve and how in order to begin cleaning like a real professional. You will save time and spare yourself a lot of effort.

While cleaning is not the favourite activity for most people, you can make it extremely efficient and powerful by simply developing the same techniques as professional cleaners. Not only will you be able to clean faster but the house will reach a whole new level of cleanliness. The key to that is organisation and better cleaning techniques. Continue reading “How to clean like a pro”