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  1. Cleaning out carpet stains can be tough –particularly if you are one of the many people who is also concerned about preserving the environment. As you may or may not know, a significant number of cleaning supplies and cleaning materials can be damaging or harmful to the environment – many cleaning supplies contain acids and other toxic materials which can be not only harmful for the environment, but also for your home and your personal welfare. In order to avoid the potential dangers which these materials may pose, there are a number of alternative cleaning methods which you can use in order to ensure that your cleaning materials are not causing more harm than help around the house.

    If you are trying to clean out carpet stains caused by crayons or glue, try using a vinegar-based solution to remove the unwanted material. Vinegar can be an effective way of combatting stains, and it’s edible, so you know it won’t be leaving harmful fumes or poisonous residues behind. If you are trying to remove a crayon stain, try scrubbing it with a brush dipped in warm vinegar. If you are trying to remove a glue stain, try blotting it with a rag soaked in a mixture of warm vinegar and water. White vinegars are particularly effective when cleaning tough stains.

    In order to combat greasy stains, one of the most effective methods is to sprinkle some cornmeal over the affected area. Cornmeal is a typically all-natural meal made from ground corn – using it to fight greasy carpet stains poses no environmental or medical risks at all, and it makes for a delicious ingredient in many meals. Corn meal is particularly effective against greasy stains caused by gravy, as well as oils and bacon grease. Cover the entire stain in cornmeal – don’t be afraid to be generous, and make sure you get every part of the stain covered.

    Finally, salt is a surprisingly effective way of cleaning up one of the most notoriously difficult carpet stains to remove – a red wine spill. Historically, red wine has been considered the carpet’s arch-nemesis, with most red wine carpet stains becoming permanent features in carpets all around the world. Salt is one of the most commonly used ingredients in cooking and meal preparation – it’s prevalence has led to it containing iodine in order to combat goiters in human beings. The bottom line – using salt to fight a stain poses no risk whatsoever to your health or the environment. In order to clean up a red wine spill, first sprinkle some salt on the affected area. Once the salt has turned a light redish-pink, bring in a vacuum and suck up all of the salt. In order to deal with the remaining spill, rub a light solution of 1 parts vinegar and two parts water over the carpet, and your stain should have vanished.

    Remaining environmentally conscious and health conscious while fighting carpet stains does not need to be difficult – just be sure to keep these simple tips and mind. In particular, the uses for vinegar are startlingly vast – it can also be used to fight ketchup and chocolate – so be sure to keep several bottles of white vinegar on hand. Knowing that you are keeping your home clean and healthy without damaging in the environment is a feeling which you will be able to take comfort in.

  2. Having a great looking clean carpet is very important to many people for a variety of reasons. Some people have allergies and the carpeting in your home acts like a giant filter trapping allergens and dirt from the air or off of shoes or pets. Other people simply want to maintain the significant investment they have in their carpet. While other people just like to have a clean carpet because it adds to the overall relaxing environment of a well kept home. Fortunately keeping your carpet clean and free of spots and spills does not have to cost an arm and a leg.

    Many people do not know that carpeting acts like a filter trapping soil and allergens that are easily re released into the air just by walking over your carpet. This can be troublesome to allergy sufferers. Fortunately the remedy is quite simple and inexpensive. Did you know that by vacuuming on a regular basis you can remove most of the unwanted soils from your carpet.

    How often should you vacuum? That depends on the level of usage your carpet gets. If you live alone on the third floor of an apartment building and spend most of your time away from home then a few times a week would likely suffice. If on the other hand your home is more family oriented and have a few pets you may need to vacuum once or twice a day, possibly more often.

    So now that you have the vacuuming under control how do you get rid of those unsightly spots and spills? Carpet stain removal is easily taken care of with just a few simple steps in most cases. First remember that taking action as soon as you notice the spot will always be beneficial. Try to soak up as much of the spill as you can with a clean towel. Next try using a little water to help float the spill to the surface of the carpet so that it can be soaked up better with a clean towel. If this does not work there are many spot and stain removal products available that should do the trick, just follow the directions on the label closely.

    With these few and simple tips you should be able perform most carpet stain removal needs you may have and be able to maintain your carpet in great condition for many years. Keep in mind that most carpet manufactures do recommend professional carpet cleaning be done on a regular basis. Hopefully these tips will enable you to greatly extend the time between costly professional carpet cleanings.

  3. House cleaning

    Tips To Make House Cleaning Quicker and Easier

    Very few people look forward to cleaning their house. In fact, for some, house cleaning ranks right up there with visiting the dentist and standing in line at the post office. Anything that can cut the time spent on cleaning is a welcome reprieve. Thankfully, with a few simple tips it is possible to get more of your cleaning chores done in much less time.

    One of the most important things to do to cut back on the time you spend house cleaning is to have all of the tools you need handy. Invest in the equipment you need to make the work easier. A quality vacuum can keep you from having to pass over dirt several times. A dusting wand can help you reach high places without having to pull out a chair or ladder. In addition, all of the rags and cleaning supplies you need should be kept in a handy apron or tote that you carry from one room to the next. This will keep you from having to repeatedly run back to another room for supplies.

    It is also a good idea to limit the number of supplies you use. Not only can this save you money but it makes carrying your supplies with you easier. Many cleaning products can be used on multiple surfaces. Do not spend the money and the energy lugging around single use cleaners. Most homes can be thoroughly cleaned with as little as three or four different kinds of cleaners. House cleaning can be much easier and more efficient when you work smarter not harder.

  4. Home Cleaning Checklist

    Here's a checklist to clean your home by room:

    • Kitchen & Laundry Room

      • Dishes Daily

      • Counters & sink Daily

      • Sweep & Mop Daily to Weekly

      • Microwave Daily to weekly

      • Refrigerator Monthly

      • Clean shelves Quarterly

      • Stove & Oven Quarterly

      • Lint trap Daily

    • Bathrooms

      • Mirrors Weekly

      • Sink & counter Weekly

      • Shower Weekly

      • Toilet Weekly

      • Sweep & Mop Weekly

    • Bedroom, Family & Living Room

      • Pick up Daily

      • Dust Weekly

      • Wipe down: finger prints Weekly

      • Mirrors Weekly

      • Vacuum Daily to Weekly

      • Sweep & mop Daily to Weekly

      • Vacuum furniture Monthly

      • Fireplace Quarterly

    • Miscellaneous

      • Windows: Blinds, sils Monthly

      • Baseboards Monthly

      • Light Fixtures Monthly

  5. How To Declutter Your Home FAST

    How to declutter your home FAST! The official site of the e-book on how to declutter your home in one day. 

    All my life I've had problems with clutter in my house.

    • I never knew what should I throw away, what should I keep or how should I orgazine my stuff.

    • I would hold on to stuff that was just clutter.

    • My house was never quite clean. I always had stuff sitting around.

    • I hated having people over because my house was too messy.

    • I was sick and tired of misplacing or just never finding something that I knew I had.

    One day I decided it was time to get organized. I spent hours searching the internet for information about organizing and decluttering tips. I finally found the ebook, Declutter Fast, How to get your home in order Almost Immediately! Soon after reading this book I was on my way to a clutter free home. Now, I have the clean clutter free and organized home I've always wanted.

    This ebook is more than how to declutter your home, it teaches you new habits to cure your cluttering problems and how to organize. Click on the link below and find out how this ebook can get your house decluttered fast.
    Click Here!

  6. Carpet spot removal can be a sticky issue.  While a carpet cleaning professional has an arsenal of different spot removing agents at hand to take care of just about any spot, the average consumer is bombarded with advertisements for products claiming to be a "miracle spot remover".  Unfortunately these "miracle spot removers" have very little useful informations to help you successfully remove many spots from your carpet. 

    Below are some of the basic principles professional carpet cleaners use to remove spots from your carpet.

    Like dissolves in like

    Use a water based spot remover to remove water based spots ( with water based spot removers try to use one that has the opposite pH of the spot)

    Use a solvent based spot remover to remove oil based spots

    1. Always remember to remove as much of the spot from the carpet prior to using a spot remover. 
    2. Use a clean white towel to soak up the liquid.
    3. Use the dull side of a butter knife to gently scrape up any food spill. 
    4. Next apply spot remover to a small section of the spot and blot with towel to see if the spot is coming out of carpet.
    5. If results from #4 are encouraging start to work on the rest of the spot from the outside in.  This will help prevent the spot from spreading.
    6. Remember to blot with a clean towel. Do not scrub your carpet, this may damage the carpet fibers.
    7. You may need to add more spot remover from time to time but be careful not to over do it.  More is not necessarily better.
    8. When you have achieved satisfactory results be sure to soak up any residual moisture left over from the spot remover. 
    9. Next rinse the area with water.  A good method for doing this would be to soak a towel and blot the area with the soaked towel.  This will remove any unwanted soil attracting residue.
    10. Now dry the area again by blotting with a clean towel. A fan can also be used to achieve a faster dry time. 

    If you are unable to remove a spot from your carpet you can always call your local carpet cleaner.  Many will be willing to give tips over the phone and some may be willing to take a look at it and possibly remove it for a nominal fee.  Remember to do your research and find a reputable carpet cleaner.

  7. 5 Ways to Keep Your House Cleaning Without Spending A Lot of Time

    By Lynn Cornell

    Everyone wants a clean house but finding the time to clean is hard. Use these 5 tips to stay on top of the cleaning and minimize your time cleaning.

    1. Have the supplies you need ready. In order to clean quick and effectively, you need to have all your supplies ready to use. Figure out what works for you. A bucket in the laundry room ready to be grabbed. Or having supplies under the bathroom and kitchen sink.

    2. Get the kids involved. If you have kids, make a list of chores for them to do. If you're already doing this, great. If not, here's some guidelines...

    • Start small. Maybe with only 1 chore. After a week or 2, add another chore. A good chore to start with is picking up their own stuff like; toys, clothes, games, backpacks.

    • Make it age appropriate. Don't have a 5 year old vacuum. Although a 14 year old can do everything.

    • Be consistent. If you set a day and/or time for chores to be done, make sure that's when it happens.

    1. Use passing through a room as an excuse to grab something. Never leave a room without something in your hand to put away elsewhere. This way you'll never have to go through your house and put stuff away.

    2. 2 minute rule. If it takes 2 minutes or less, clean it right now. This will eliminate all those little things you have to do.

    3. Do a cleaning spree a few times a week. Spend 10 to 15 minutes cleaning. Sometimes cleaning doesn't seem so overwhelming in smaller increments. Turn some upbeat music on and get it done.

  8. The warm weather has arrived for most of the country and for allergy sufferers so has allergy season.  A good way to help combat allergies is to keep a clean indoor environment.  Here are some tips that may help
    1. sweep or vacuum daily
    2. wipe down hard surfaces that collect dust (avoid using a duster that reintroduces the dust and pollen to the air)
    3. keep doors and windows closed  
    4. change your heating and cooling systems air filter
    5. consider hiring a professional to deep clean your carpet and upholstery
    6. wash your bed linens often   

    Hopefully these tips will work for you as well as they work for me.   

    Remember to visit SummitCleaningSupply.com

    for more tips and quality cleaning supplies. 

  9. I found this article to be very inspiring.  Lots of people are very passionate about cleaning and this proves it.  Don Aslett has opened up the Museum of Clean in Pocatello, ID.  The museum has cleaning articles dating back 2000 years and will show how much of an impact cleanliness has on our daily lives.
  10. Today we find an unknown spot that needs to be removed from a dining room chair.  The spot or stain appears to be coffee or tea. 

    We will begin by gathering the needed cleaning supplies for effective stain removal. 

    1. Spot Out Professional Strength
    2. Clean white rag

    Now that we have the necessary cleaning supplies we can begin.

      1.  Apply a generous amount of Spot Out to the rag

      2.  Close lid on Spot Out and set aside.

      3.  Begin to dab or blot the area gently working from the outside of the stain towards the center of the stain.

      4.  You will start to see some transfer of the stain to the rag.

      5.  You may need turn the rag to a clean section and apply some more Spot Out to the rag at this point. 
      6.  Some very light agitation may be needed to fully lift the stain from the upholstery. ( take care to not damage the fabric )

      7.  After just a few minutes of gentle blotting most stains should be removed. 
      8.  Let the spot dry and repeat if necessary.
      9.  If you do not see any transfer of the stain to the rag, stop and discontinue this process.  It may be time to call in a professional.

  11. In this new series we will demonstrate the many uses of Spot Out Professional Strength.  There will be photos and videos along with easy to follow step by step directions.  We hope you find this information useful and practical for your everyday cleaning information useful and practical for your everyday cleaning.
  12. Pet odors can be a major obstacle to overcome if you are a pet lover.  Thankfully most of the time these odors are easy to control or eliminate altogether.

    Perhaps the most effective way of controlling these unwanted pet odors is through regular bathing or grooming.  This works if the odor is coming from your pet itself.

    If the odor is coming from urine or fecal matter then training would be the most effective way of controlling the odors.  By training your pet to do its business in a certain part of the yard ( in the case of a dog) or in a cat box ( in the case of a cat) you will minimize the chance that your beloved pet will have an accident in your home.  In either of these cases you must make sure that the designated area is kept reasonably clean so that your pet will want to do its business in that area.  

    Accidents do happen and when they do it is important to remove as much of the accident as quickly as possible.  Try to soak up urine with a dry rag or towel.  Change rags frequently until you have soaked up all the liquid.  If you are dealing with feces try to remove as much as you can with a spoon or similar instrument.  After you have removed the big stuff try to soak up the rest with a rag.  It is always good to follow up with a good pet odor removal product.  Look for one that has enzymes that will digest the odor causing bacteria left behind.  
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