The Many Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide

Under the sink in every home is a brown bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide that no one is really quite sure what to do with. Sure, the solution helps disinfect cuts and scrapes, but did you know there are many of other everyday uses for hydrogen peroxide around the home?  We have compiled a list of a few of our favorite uses!

  • Disinfect toothbrush – Let your toothbrushes sit in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.
  • Germ proof counters – Clean your counters with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell.
  • Clean cutting board – After rinsing your cutting bored, pour peroxide on it to kill harmful bacteria.
  • Whiten you laundry – Add a cup of peroxide to your load of whites in the laundry, to whiten them.
  • Streak free mirrors – Clean your mirrors with peroxide to prevent streaking.
  • Bloodstains – Remove bloodstains with peroxide followed by rubbing cold water.
  • Get rid of bath fungus – Pour half a bottle of peroxide into bathtub to help rid it of fungus.

Now that you have a few new tricks up your sleeve, you are well on your way to a having cleaner house. For any other cleaning needs, please contact us at Rejoice Maids Service in Woodstock, GA to schedule your thorough house cleaning.

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Quick House Cleaning Tips

It always seems as if there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. These house cleaning tips will help you work smarter, and save you precious time to do the things you enjoy.

  • Restore you dirty toilets with flat Coke or Pepsi. Leave the soda sitting overnight to remove limescale build-up.
  • Keep your kitchen brushes and sponges clean and germ-free by adding them to the top rack of your dishwasher every time you use it.
  • Dry your clothes faster with a tennis ball in the dryer.
  • Quickly remove pet hair from clothes or furniture by wetting rubber gloves and rubbing them over the hair.
  • Toss your soiled shower curtain into the wash with a few towels and the usual amount of detergent. Hang the newly fresh shower curtain to dry.
  • Keep a bath towel in your laundry room to throw in the dryer with anything that needs ironing. Throw the wrinkled item in the dryer with the towel for 10 minutes to get rid of the wrinkles. If the wrinkles are bad, lightly spray the clothing item with water before tossing in the dryer.
  • Dust your intricate items such as paintings or blinds  a with a hair dryer set on low.
  • Wipe down your TV and blinds with a fabric sheet. This will also eliminate the static which causes the dust to stick in the first place

 

Hopefully these cleaning tips will make your house cleaning much faster and simpler. Of course, the fastest and easiest way to maintain a clean home is to contact  contact at Rejoice Maids Service in Woodstock, GA.

What is your favorite quick house-cleaning tip?

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How Is Maid Service Cost Determined

When it comes to house cleaning, different factors determine the cost of cleaning for each home. While we average around the same cost per home, there are a few factors about each home which could cause the price to go up or down.

Location – The location of your home helps us determine the cost of your service. If your home resides in a big city where we have many of clients, chances are your costs will be  lower.  If your home happens to be far away, we will have to charge more for the cost of gas.

House Tidiness – The tidiness of your house has a lot to do with the costs as well. The neater your house is upon arrival the faster we can move onto cleaning. If you have messy rooms in your house, we will have to charge more for the extra time if takes to pick up before cleaning.

Size – Bigger homes take longer to clean, and will cost more unfortunately. If there are rooms that you do not want cleaned, please let us know so they will not be calculated in the cost.

Frequency – How often we clean your home will also have an influence on the price. Expect to pay more for initial and once a month cleanings. Discounts start to take effect with bi-monthly and weekly cleanings.

For more information on pricing, please contact us at Rejoice Maids  Service. We would be happy to give you an estimate on your house cleaning.

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Cleaning Your House Before Moving

Moving to a new home can be an exciting time, but studies have shown that moving is actually one of the most stressful events of your life. You suddenly wish that you had a magic wand that would get all the work done for you. There is no need to worry: while we can’t provide you with a magic wand, we can provide you with helpful tips to keep the job as stress free as possible.

  • Start early – Moving companies say that the average home takes 8 weeks to organize before the move. Don’t leave the organizing to the last minute and get stuck with unsorted belongings everywhere come moving day.
  • Strategic planning – It is  not realistic to think that everything in your old house is going to make it to your new house. Expenses are really going to add up and chances are, you don’t need a lot of the stuff anyway. Sell, donate, or give away any items in your house that you no longer want or need.
  • Hire a House cleaning service – The last thing you are going to want to do after all the packing is done, is clean the house. Hire a cleaning service that will come and do a thorough cleaning for you. Looking back, this will be your biggest time and money saver.
  • Organize Before the moving begins, make sure that you have a few permanent markers, clear packing tape, and small colored dot stickers. Use the permanent marker to label every box that you are going to move. The stickers are great for separating different boxes into each room they will belong in. The clear masking tape will ensure that your boxes are secure during the move.

Hopefully these tips will help make your moving process much more bearable. If you are interested in having someone come out to clean you house, please contact us at Rejoice Maids in Woodstock, GA.

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Cut the Clutter Before the Holidays

Holiday DecorationsOne of the tricks to having a perfectly clean home before the holidays is starting and maintaining an organized home right now.  Organization is one of the many keys to keeping your home clean throughout the year, but it seems to become even more important during the holidays.  As you pull out decorations and gifts, reassessing your organization throughout your home is a great way to make sure that everything remains clean throughout the entire year.

After pulling out boxes of decorations from your home, now is the perfect time to reassess your home organization before having to put back your holiday decor.  Nothing makes your home feel cleaner than having it properly organized.  Here are a few ways that you can keep it organized throughout the entire year before putting everything away.

  • Keep Your Kitchen Pantry Organized:  During the holiday season, many of us spend time cooking for our family and friends.  Taking this opportunity to clean a few things out and reorganize your kitchen will be a great stress reliever and a good step to keeping your kitchen clean throughout the entire year to come.  Try organizing your kitchen pantry first before tackling the rest of the kitchen.
  • Organize Your Storage Areas:  Now that your decorations are out, it’s the perfect time to reorganize your storage areas.  Try erecting shelves in your garage, basement, or attic where you store your holiday decorations.  Then separate your decorations into Rubbermaid boxes by holiday. Masking tape works great for labeling boxes so that you can reuse them for reorganization in the future.
How are you reorganizing your home over the holidays?  Organization is key to keeping a clean home year round.  If you are looking for house cleaning services, please contact Rejoice Maids Services in Woodstock, GA for more information and tips on staying organized throughout the holidays.

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How to Create a Welcoming Home for your Guests

With the holidays around the corner, more than likely you will be hosting family and friends in your home. While it is not a 5 star hotel, you will want them to feel like they are treated like royalty. In order to do this, it is important to remember the little things. Below we have covered a list of our favorite special touches that will wow your guests.

  • Stock the bathroom – Making sure the bathroom is stocked with appropriate items makes a guest feel comfortable. Before the guests arrive, stock the bathroom with the essentials; extra towels, wash cloths, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
  • Have a clean house – Nothing will make your guests feel more at home then a freshly cleaned house. A cleaning service can come in for a one time visit and make sure your house is spotless for your guests. We are positive your guests will enjoy their perfectly made bed with fresh, clean sheets, as well.
  • Create a snack basket – A snack basket in every room is a nice way to tell your guests you care. Snacks also are great for hungry guests who feel uncomfortable raiding your pantry.
  • Drawer or closet space – There is nothing worse than coming to a house and having no where to put your things. Make sure you have a few drawers and possibly some closet space available for your guests.

Hopefully these ideas will help prepare you for your holiday guests. For any pre- or post-holiday house guest cleaning needs, please contact us.

What special touch do you like leaving for your guests?

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Surprising Cleaning Uses For Household Supplies

Did you know that some of the household items that you have in the house today could be used as amazing cleaning products? Why would you want to pay for a bunch of different products when you can be innovative and use the ones you already have? Below we have covered a list of some of our favorite tips and tricks to get your house looking squeaky clean in no time.

 Coffee filter as screen/mirror cleaner- Clean all your mirrors and T.V. screens in the house using a coffee filter for lent free, streak free viewing.

 Mayonnaise as a rust preventer- Tired of rust being left on the ledge of the tub? Coat the bottom of your shaving cream with mayonnaise to prevent rust.

 Pillowcase as ceiling fan duster- Slide an old pillow case over each fan blade and pull the fabric back. The dust will accumulate inside the pillowcase rather than all over your floor.

 White bread as a painting cleaner- Gently clean an oil painting using white bread to remove any dust.

 Aluminum foil as glassware scrubber- A balled up piece of used aluminum foil doubles as a steel-wool soap pad to remove the toughest food stains.

 Broom as long-distance duster- Have a bunch of dust in hard to reach spots? Apply a micro fiber rag to the top of the broom and secure with a rubber band.

 Car wax as sink polish- Prematurely, protect you sink and shower using car wax. The wax will create a protective barrier against future stains.

Dryer sheet as iron cleanerAfter turning the iron on low, rub a dryer sheet over the hot metal surface to get rid of any gunk that has accumulated on the iron.

Fork as carpet fluffer – Do you have flattened down carpet? Use a fork to fluff carpet fibers back to the original height.

 Citrus peel as garbage disposal deodorizer- Throw an orange or lemon peel down the disposal to rid any foul smells that may have accumulated.

For any other house cleaning needs, please contact us.

What is your favorite cleaning trick?

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10 Cleaning Uses For Baking Soda

When it comes to cleaning, sometimes it is better to work smarter than harder. Thanks to a wonderful product called baking soda, we to are able to work smarter. Having cleaned houses for many years, I have found that baking soda has unlimited uses. I have compiled a list of my favorite ways to use baking soda when cleaning.

  • Unclog drains: If you have a tough drain that needs unclogged pour a few cups of baking soda down the drain,  followed by a few cups of boiling water. If the drain still remains clogged, add a cup of vinegar, followed by a few  cups of boiling water.
  •  Carpet refresher: Does your carpet smell? Sprinkle baking soda over carpet and allow it to sit for 20  minutes. When the time is up, vacuum up all of the baking soda. Your carpet will be clean and smell nice too!
  •  Clean the toilet and tub: Use baking soda as safe and effective way to scrub your toilet and the tub.
  •  Pet Urine stains: Get rid of the pesky pet urine stains with a sprinkle of baking soda. Let the baking soda sit on the  area for about 30 minutes and sweep or vacuum it away.
  •  Garbage refresher: Does your garbage can stink? Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the can and let sit  overnight. Baking soda can sit in the can permanently under the trash bag and absorb odors right away.
  •  Add to laundry: Add a scoop of baking soda to your load of laundry to get the clothes extra clean. This is a great  way to wash clothes for kids with sensitive skin too.
  •  Clean the fridge: Add a large handful of baking soda to a bucket of water for a great refrigerator cleaner. This  cleaner is more effective than other cleaners, and is cheaper too!
  •  Rid water stains on hardwoods: Don’t worry about those water stains that soaked into the hardwoods.  Sprinkle baking soda generously over the problem area and let it sit overnight. Sweep up the baking soda in the  morning and see the stains vanished.
  •  Clean tea and coffee stains: Do you have tea pitchers or coffee cups with stains on them that won’t come up? Baking soda scrubbed into those stains will remove them right away.
  • Oven cleaner: Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your oven and spray with water to slightly dampen. Let the  mixture sit overnight and wipe clean in the morning.

Hopefully these baking soda cleaning ideas have inspired you to get cleaning. For any of your other cleaning needs, please contact us about a full house cleaning!

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