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House Cleaning Services: Unlocking the Secrets to a Sparkling Clean Home

At Molly Maid, we know time is precious, and often life is hectic, so we pride ourselves in offering quality house cleaning services to help give our clients some precious time back for more time with family, and friends, or just a moment to breathe!

Whilst we’d love to pop into your home to ensure your space is sparkling clean every day, there will always be time between each clean – so how can you keep your home clean in the meantime?

To help you in between each clean, we’ve put together some of our not-so-best-kept-cleaning-secrets to ensure you have a Molly Maid standard sparkling clean home you’re proud of all year round.

What Are Some Effective Techniques for Dusting Surfaces in the Home?

Every home needs at least one big clean a year, and for many spring is considered the ideal time! Dusting is a large part of spring cleaning and good task to keep on top of throughout the year. Here are some of our top tips for effective dusting:

  • Lightly mist a microfibre cloth with water to help pick up dust
  • When dusting wall units and shelving, lift and dust each object, followed by the shelf. Start from the top and work your way down
  • Dampen a clean paintbrush to remove dust from objects such as carved furniture, telephones and louvred doors
  • Always dust before vacuuming to ensure any dirt that falls on the floor gets removed

If you’re happy with your weekly dusting but think a big spring clean seems a daunting task, talk to our team about our home spring cleaning services.

How Can You Keep Floors Clean and Shiny Without Using Harsh Chemicals?

The biggest tip for keeping floors clean is to consistently clear clutter, dirt and debris with a soft brush or vacuum. Removing dirt and dust from your floors first means you won’t need to use harsher chemicals for lingering stubborn dirt.

Wipe the floors using a lightly damp mop with a mild detergent or eco-friendly product alternative to get your floors back to a high standard. Start in the far corner of your room, and work towards the door until you’ve covered the entire room.

Don’t forget to rinse your mop often! Once you’ve finished, leave the floor to dry. With wooden floors, be careful you aren’t leaving the wood too wet as this can cause damage.

For more ideas to keep your floors clean without harsh chemicals, check out our floor cleaning tips.

What Are Some Eco-friendly Cleaning Products That Can Be Used Around the House?

Let’s debunk the myth of eco-friendly cleaning product efficiency! There are plenty of great eco-friendly products out there to help you get a clean home without impacting the planet, or why not try out some homemade methods?

Here are some ideas to try in your home:

  • Furniture polish – mix a few drops of lemon oil and 125ml of warm water. Spray onto a soft cloth and wipe your furniture down. To complete the task, wipe again with a dry cloth to remove any excess liquid.
  • Grease cleaner – perfect for stubborn marks in your kitchen – add 250ml white vinegar and 1-2tsp of castile soap to a spray bottle, and top with warm water. Give it a shake to combine the ingredients, then spray away!
  • Grout cleaner – tackle your shower and bathroom tiles by combining 125ml baking soda, 62ml hydrogen peroxide, and 1 tsp of dish soap. Apply to the grout, wait for 5-10 minutes then scrub away with a toothbrush to get into all those nooks and crannies! Wipe away any excess and rinse for the final finish.

At Molly Maid, we believe in helping the environment, so we use our own eco-friendly cleaning products for each clean!

From a classic multipurpose cleaner to a deodoriser and air freshener, we have the tools to ensure our customers’ homes are fresh and clean the sustainable way.

What Daily, Weekly, and Monthly, Cleaning Routines Can Help Maintain a Clean and Organised Home?

The ideal way to keep your home fresh between your scheduled Molly Maid house cleaning is by separating your cleaning jobs into daily, weekly, and monthly tasks!

By putting tasks into bite-sized chunks, you can clean far more efficiently without the stress of a task being overlooked. We recommend the following:

Daily tasks

Every day, do a little something to kick start maintaining a clean home. These could be making the bed, tackling left-out clutter, putting on a load of laundry, wiping down counters, and checking your floors for unwanted dust and dirt.

Weekly tasks

Next up, weekly tasks! We recommend doing any of these tasks once a week – only do one per day so that you aren’t having to do them all in one go each time.

On each day of your choosing, you could be:

  • Cleaning your bathrooms
  • Dusting rooms from top to bottom
  • Vacuuming (and picking up all the dust you’ve wiped from the shelves!)
  • Tidying the kitchen
  • Washing floors

Leave the weekend for tackling all your laundry, and catching up on any tasks you missed out on in the week.

Monthly tasks

The goal of monthly tasks is to focus on one large task each time, with the goal of having an organised home throughout the year without trying to do everything at once! These tasks may include deep cleaning your oven and appliances, polishing furniture, or washing rugs and carpets.

For more handy tips, check out our blog ‘Should you clean every day? Practical advice for maintaining a tidy space’.

Looking for House Cleaning Services?

We know we’ve given you some handy house cleaning tips to keep your home looking and feeling fresh and tidy, but sometimes an extra pair of hands can do the world of good for your home and for you!

Molly Maid offers a flexible domestic cleaning service to suit your needs. All our staff are trained, fully insured, and work in teams of two to ensure your home gets the proper clean it deserves.

If you’re wondering what to expect from a Molly Maid clean, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide about the whole process!

Lessen the stress by contacting your local Molly Maid team today to discuss your cleaning needs.

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