Tips

How to Clean Vases?
House Cleaning | Vases

Do you have one of those narrow-neck vases that are very fragile and difficult to clean?

Here’s a tip: Clean its narrow necks with a bottle brush and clean out with warm, soapy water. Or, you may dissolve a couple of denture cleaning tablets in the vase. Leave it overnight and then rinse. Scuzzy marks from the inside of glass vases may be removed by filling it with vinegar and a handful of dry rice. Leave it overnight, and then rinse with hot soapy water. You may also use sterilization tablets for these scuzzy marks.

Alka-seltzer also comes in handy. You can leave them in about an inch of water in a bowl and then use it to clean up vases made of all materials. This will also help prevent unsightly build-up at the bottom of the vase.

How to Clean Washing Machine?
Cleaning Services | Washing Machine

Your trusted washing machine deserves cleaning too. Let us start with the filter. Unclog the filter regularly. Open it up and remove the fluff, threads and other dirt that have accumulated. Next we go to the detergent drawer. Wipe it with a cloth. This should remove accumulated bits of soap. You can then finish up by scrubbing it with an old toothbrush to get into the teensy soap bits.

You can freshen up the machine by running it empty from time to time of a hot-wash programme with some washing-soda crystals or clear vinegar thrown in. This will remove odours and stop soap scum, limescale and mildew from accumulating.

To make your washing machine shine, you can wipe them with car wax. Doing this will also help remove small scratches.

How to Clean the Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks?
Steel Kitchen Sinks

Ideally, the kitchen sink should be one of the cleanest surfaces in a home. Unfortunately, we often neglect this fact and the kitchen sink holds within it lots of germs.

Stainless steel sinks should be thoroughly rinsed after each use. This is to prevent them from potential pitting. The acids and salts in most of the foods we wash have the potential to damage the finish of a stainless steel sink. For daily maintenance, you can use mild soap and a nylon sponge. You can also use an all purpose cleaner or a glass cleaner to clean the sink. Remember to rinse the sink clean after using a cleaner or soap and then dry it with a soft cloth.

Clean cloth soaked in vinegar can help remove spots in your stainless steel kitchen sinks. Avoid using bleach, ammonia and abrasive cleaners to clean the sink. Hard stains can be cleaned up by using a commercial stainless steel cleaner according to the directions included with it. Rinse and dry the sink afterwards.

How to Clean Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks?
Iron Kitchen Sinks

It is advisable to thoroughly rinse cast iron sinks after each use. To clean it thoroughly, wet the surface of the sink, and then sprinkle baking soda onto the sink’s surface. You can use a nylon cleaning sponge to scrub the baking soda onto the sink. Rinse the sink clean from all baking soda residues.

To preserve the surface of your sink, avoid abrasive cleaners. The best way to treat stains in a cast iron sink is to avoid them in the first place. Avoid putting in items into the sink that might leave a stain on the sink’s finish, such as dirty dishes, pots, pans, tea bags, coffee grounds, or cans in the sink.

How to Clean Ceramic Kitchen Sinks?
Ceramic Kitchen Sinks

Ceramic sinks can easily be cleaned with a cleanser in a gel or creamy solution. This can help avoid scratches on your sink. For ceramic sinks, it is not recommended to use abrasive cleaners as these may easily damage the surface. So for stubborn and hard stains, you can still use a cleanser in a gel or creamy solution. If it really is that difficult to remove, try using a clean cloth soaked in club soda.

How to Clean Bathroom Sinks?
Bathroom Sinks

The bathroom sink is indeed as dirty as you think it is. It accumulates everything from toothpaste, to make-up, to soap scum. To clean your bathroom sink, make sure you use a pair of good rubber gloves. Use a paper towel or cleaning cloth and remove all junk and other accumulated items from the plug. Replace the stopper. Clean and scrub the sink thoroughly. This may take a lot of time and effort especially if your bathroom sink has not been cleaned up for a long time. Spray the cleaner and scrub with the pad or cleaning cloths and then rinse thoroughly with warm water. Replace the cleaner in its storage spot and rinse all used pads with warm water.

Wipe the sink dry after you have finished scrubbing. Make sure you do this weekly to maintain your bathroom sink’s cleanliness.

How to Clean Bathtubs?
Clean Bathtubs

Cleaning the bathtub is no easy feat. For one, it can cause backaches. Second, it is larger than the bathroom sink and thus takes 4 times the effort and time. And third, bathtubs easily accumulate dirt and grime.

So how do you clean the bathtub? First you have to get the right tools. These are: liquid detergent, spray bottle, protective gloves, mild abrasive cleansing product, and a brush or sponge scrubber. Put away all your bottles of toiletries. Wet the bathtub down and with the use of a detergent, lightly scrub the heavily grimed areas of the tub. Leave the detergent for about 10 minutes, so it can begin breaking down the grime. After 10 minutes, go back to scrubbing and this time the dirt will come off easily. After cleaning a section, spray or splash with clean water to mark your progress.

Maintain this ritual weekly.