Carpets Can’t Talk

But if They Could They’d Thank You

Sure, you vacuum like a responsible homeowner should, but your carpets aren’t as clean as you think they are. In fact, deep down they’re really, really dirty. And while vacuuming does a great job of picking up the superficial layers of dirt and grime, if you want to really clean your carpets you need to have them professionally cleaned. Here’s why.

It Extends the Life of Your Carpets

All that dirt doesn’t just look bad; as it works its way deep into the carpet it breaks down the carpet fibers. The deeper into the carpet it goes, the more damage it’s going to cause. Having your carpets professionally cleaned every year reduces wear and tear. In fact, some manufacturers require cleanings as part of the warranty. Or you could just use a coir carpet, rug or mat to cut down on carpet cleaning costs!

It Improves Your Health

Did you know that 90% of the dust in your home is shedded skin? You might think it’s gross, but dust mites and parasites love it. Cleaning your carpets removes all those allergens and irritants, greatly improving the air quality of your home. If that’s not reason enough to have your carpets professionally cleaned we don’t know what is.


Plastic Wrap Certainly Keeps The House Clean…

…But Boy, Does it Get Sweaty When it’s Hot.

Summer is here. Time to get outside and start having fun. Of course, playing outside can lead to bringing dirt inside, especially if you’ve got kids. And while you probably do a good job of keeping a clean house, summer fun can keep even the most diligent neat-nick from cleaning the house. What’s a person to do? Here are a few tips to keep things tidy…

Host a Small Get Together

This is a great way to trick yourself into keeping the house clean. By frequently hosting small parties or get togethers, you’ll motivate yourself to not let the house get too out of control.

Get Organized

One of the easiest ways to prevent clutter from piling up is to make sure you have plenty of storage around the house. Get a few plastic bins or baskets and you’ll quickly put an end to random messes.

Win the Chore War

If you’ve got kids or a significant other, give them a list of house cleaning chores and put them to work. They might gripe at first, but once you give ’em a gold star they’ll be happy.

Hire a Cleaning Service

It’s summer. You shouldn’t be spending your time inside cleaning. You should be out playing. Whether you want to hire a cleaning service to come in once a week or once a month, a cleaning service will make your life instantly easier. Don’t worry, they’re not as spendy as you think.

Using a Dryer Sheet as a Soap Scum Cleaner

Remove obstinate soap buildup from glass shower doors by sprinkling a few drops of water onto a used fabric-softener sheet and scrubbing.

via Dryer Sheet as Scum Buster | New Uses for Dryer Sheets | Real Simple.