There is nothing more relaxing than coming home from a hard day at work and putting your feet up on the sofa to relax. The downside to this is that over time, even with just simple everyday use, your upholstered furniture will start to look dirty and worn. The good news is that with preventative […]
Having a family pet makes life more interesting and fun. Unfortunately, the downside to pets to that they leave fur and hair everywhere they go. Even if your pets aren’t allowed on your bed or the living room furniture, pet hair from other surfaces can transfer to your clothes and hair on your clothing can […]
Curtains and drapes hang in your home, primarily to help block sunlight and offer you privacy. But as they hang, curtains and drapes can get dirty. Dirt, dust, and dander can settle on them, and small stains may appear, especially if you have children who touch them often. It is important to maintain and clean […]
When was the last time you cleaned your blinds? Like drapes, once they become noticeably dirty, it’s past time for cleaning. The best way to clean blinds is to dust them regularly before dirt, pet hair and bug spots build up to intolerable levels. Although many helpful cleaning sites advertise how “easy” it is to clean dirty […]
Shag carpets which were so hip decades ago are once again stylish enough to be found in high-end designer homes, proving the adage that what once was old is new again. While having shag carpet in your home may look great, it does present a challenge when it comes to cleaning. These tips on how […]
Your tile floors take a lot of abuse. Without the right maintenance, it is easy for them to wind up dingy and detract from your home’s appearance. Use these tips make sure your flooring stays beautiful and will continue to last for years to come.
Your carpet takes up a great deal of square footage, so it should be easy to tell when it’s dirty. But, unless you have light colored carpet throughout your home, it’s not always easy to tell when it’s time to have it professionally cleaned. Vacuuming and occasionally using the steam cleaner does help, but over […]
Winter has arrived and with winter comes salt and snow, both of which can wreak havoc on your floors. Whether you have hardwood floors or carpeting, there are several ways to protect your flooring from the harshness of winter. Here are a few tips to keep your floors clean and in good shape through the […]
Your rugs work hard. Whether they’re bold statement pieces or more laid-back neutral designs, rugs add warmth and coziness to your space, soften the look (and sound) of your room, and help create your home’s personality and design flair. So it makes sense to treat your rugs with care and take the steps you can to extend […]
Traditional cleaning products have been in use for years, so what’s the big deal? Is green cleaning all it’s cracked up to be? Though different techniques work for everyone, more and more experts are starting to agree that green cleaning is the method of choice whenever possible. Here’s why.