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Fall Household Preparation & Cleaning Tips To Prepare for Winter

Winter is around the corner. In the winter, you might need to employ some seasonal specific extra efforts to protect your home from the cold. Depending on your situation, you may have to take care of your heating system and fireplace, ensure that all the leaks are properly sealed, and further winterize your home.

Do you find it difficult to maintain your home in winter? Are you looking for some tips? If yes, then you will likely enjoy these following fall cleaning tips. They are all easy-to-follow and affordable. Moreover, these are very effective to protect your home from the unpredictable weather conditions that winter brings.

Check for air leaks

Make sure that the glass in your home’s windows is properly sealed against the window frame. Any leaks will allow air passage into your home. You need to check for the cracked or loose glazing as well and make these repairs before the winter if possible as well. In addition, ensure that all the doors and windows are in proper condition. If […]

By |August 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Top Summer Stains & Tips to Remove Them

Summer is filled with green grass, dairy products, ice cream and mud too, but these joys can easily translate into nasty and hard to remove stains on your clothing. Below are a few common summer stains and tips on how to remove them safely.

Grass stains

Soak your clothes in laundry product with enzymes and cold water for at least 30 minutes. Wash them after that in the washing machine as usual

Note: Avoid using hot water to remove these kinds of stains on clothes as it will result in the protein digestion and coagulating making it even harder to remove (ie: The stains will set)

Ice cream and dairy products stains

Before washing, the fresh stains on clothes should be soaked in cold water. If the stains have dried, brush and scrape them off to remove any crustier particles. Soak them in cold water with detergent for several hours. Later on, wash in warm water in the washing machine as usual. If the stains are still intact, soak the clothing for another half […]

5 Easy Summer Cleaning Tips For Your Home

Cleaning your house is all about rejuvenating your space and giving it a tidy look and a fresh feel. Spring, summer, autumn and winter; each season is distinct and has some special cleaning requirements. The following are 5 Easy Summer Cleaning Tips for Your Home to stay fresh and tidy between Sweep Home Chicago deep cleaning sessions.

 

1. Involve the whole family in a quick and easy daily cleaning routine. 

Sometimes we may end up spending the whole day on cleaning. Easy maintenance summer cleaning may take just 5 min by involving the whole family. Ensure that every member of the family has simple and quick task to perform. The tasks may include wiping down the counters, sweeping the floor, or putting away the dishes.

 

2. Prevent messes from outdoor from coming inside. 

Most of the time we get out of our houses during summer, we bring in some dirt like grass and sopping wet clothes, sand, and grass. To avoid bringing dirt from the outside in, put a heavy-duty mat in all […]

By |May 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Top Cleaning Tips To Prepare For The Summer

Summer’s fast approaching, and many of us are, most probably, woefully unprepared. Let’s run through some tips, detailing how you can make sure you’re prepared for the summer to come.

A tidy mind means a tidy house

Let’s start from the inside. Let’s face it – the more wound up we are, the harder it is for us to take care of those all-important chores. We know that a tidy house means a tidy mind, but not all of us realize that the opposite it true. Meditate, listen to relaxing music, read a book… You’ll find it much easier to face the chores ahead of you.

Buy supplies

Often, people stock up for the winter, because it’s, “Too cold to go out”, but, in summer, we’re often too hot to go out! So do all the finicky bits now while the weather is just right! All the, “I need x amounts of this, y amounts of that”… Trust me – you’ll thank me later!

You can’t get anything clean if nothing’s tidy, so start […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Spring Cleaning Tips for Allergies

Days are getting longer and warmer, flowers are starting to bloom, and it’s officially springtime across the country. While spring takes a little longer to spring in Chicago, now is still a great time to start cleaning your living space of dirt and dust so you can enjoy the upcoming beautiful days.

Especially if you normally suffer from allergies, this is a crucial time to make your home spic ‘n span. Over the winter, despite your best efforts and intentions, allergens have been building up, and combining allergens inside the home with pollen outside the home can make gorgeous spring days miserable.

A little spring cleaning can go a long way. Here are some tips to help remove allergens from you home.

Evict Your Dust Mites

While dust mites are everywhere and you can never fully rid your home of them, over the winter, many of these miniscule creatures have been taking up residence in your blankets and comforters. While we can’t see these creatures, many of us are allergic to them. To […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

7 House Cleaning Tips Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

As a dog owner, a top concern is managing the odor and stains that may come along with the everyday life of having a pet in your home. Many dog owners can have a difficult time removing the hair, odors, and germs from carpets and furniture.  The first thing to do whenever stains are spotted is to stay calm because there are many thoroughly tested cleaning solutions to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of them.

1. The robotic vacuum cleaner:

This timeless invention does the cleaning for you. It is designed to remove any dirt and hair particles on your floor, including all those corners that are sometimes tough to reach. Convenient and systematic, this is a great way to remove such dirt particles effectively, while keeping up on maintenance cleaning between deep cleaning sessions. 

2.Lint Rollers:

If you have a problem with your dog hair all […]

Moving Out of Your Chicago Apartment: A Preparation Checklist

Moving can be a hassle no matter how you handle it, especially in a large city like Chicago. The act of packing up all your belongings and relocating to a new home can leave you profoundly exhausted and overwhelmed. If you’re hoping to get your security deposit back, you will need to be responsible and leave your apartment cleaner than it was when you first moved in.

Here is a simple checklist of things to do before you hand in your keys

Walls

When it comes to walls, be sure to do the following. Remove all staples, nails, hooks or screws. Patch any holes left behind. The walls should be wiped down with warm water or a magic eraser to get rid of tape residues, dirt or markings of any kind.

Bathroom

The bathroom should be properly cleaned to leave it free from dust, hair, mold, or toothpaste. Disinfect the sink, shower, tub and toilet with bleach or an all natural alternative like tea tree oil spray. Clean the mirrors […]

Tips For a Guest-Ready Home For The Holiday Season

The holiday seasons can mean a very festive and enjoyable time for family and friends; however, as much as it’s a time to unwind, kick back and relax, it can also prove to be the most stressful time of the year. Between scrambling to buy gifts for your family, setting up guest rooms for your out-of-town visitors, and preparing the holiday meals.

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. It’s a time for cooking, baking, gift-giving and making merry, yet many people obsess over the many cleaning tasks they’ve skipped throughout the year. Of course, you want your home to be a beacon of holiday cheer, but with shopping, running errands, work, and family obligations, keeping it clean can be an insurmountable task.

Tips for a Guest-Ready Home during the holiday season:

Focus on the Foyer

The foyer is the area people will see first upon entering your home, so it’s important to make a good first impression. Spruce up your entryway by wiping down your front door.Give that […]

By |November 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

5 Simple Tips on How To Remove Holiday Wine Stains and Spills

Although wine is one of the most loved beverages around the globe, it can produce one of the most feared carpet and upholstery stains. What started off as a warm celebration with family and friends can turn into a major fabric or carpet fiasco. Before you think of seeking help from a professional, here are some simple tips for removing holiday wine stains and spills.

1. Salt

Coarse Salt is among the most preferred methods when it comes to wine stains removal. However, this method works better if applied within the first two minutes of spillage. Once a spill is made, apply a thick layer of salt over the stain. Ensure that you have covered the stain completely and let it sit for about one hour. The salt you have sprinkled over the stain will absorb it, and you can easily brush it afterward.

2. Club Soda

Another effective remedy is club soda. It is believed that soda’s carbonation have a stain removal agent. Pour your club soda over the stain on the […]

By |October 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

5 Ways To Make House Cleaning More Fun

Let’s face it; there aren’t many people out there that love to clean. Sure there may be some few aspects of it that you enjoy- one of it being the end result.  But for the most part cleaning is not something that many of us really like doing. However, cleaning your house doesn’t have to be a miserable experience! With a few easy changes on how to go about it, it can be fun.

Here are five ways to make cleaning your home more fun, less stressful, and even entertaining.

1. Play Music

Whether you like soft music, loud music, classical music, pop music, listening to music can elevate your mood, give your brain something to do while cleaning the house and get your body moving. Cleaning can be monotonous but adding a little dancing, singing and twirling to it can put a pep in your step. So, don’t be afraid to turn on some upbeat, funky music before you start scrubbing that will make you want to dance, sing along, and get to […]

By |August 27th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments