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Cleaning Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful

Cleaning Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

If ever there was a non-dentist scenario to illustrate pulling teeth, it would, without a doubt, be moving house.

 

Even before the actual moving part, you've had to a) sacrifice your Saturday mornings at inspections b) most likely deal with strangers coming through your own home, and the cherry on top c) come to terms with the precise amount of crap you've accumulated in the last however many years.

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10 cleaning habits that will stop you getting sick this winter

10 cleaning habits that will stop you getting sick this winter | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it
 

Scientists in recent times have theorised that overuse of anti-bacterial cleaners and hand sanitisers could be making our homes so sterile that it weakens our kids’ immunity, and increases their chances of developing hay fever, asthma and other allergies. Regular hard scrubbing with bleaches and spray-on wipes, it seems, is probably not necessary or healthy. On the other hand, there’s no doubt that some household germs, such as staphylococcus and campylobacter, can cause nasty illnesses, some of which are more common in winter.

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10 products that everyone should have in their laundry room

10 products that everyone should have in their laundry room | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Keeping your home and clothing clean is no easy feat. That’s why the laundry room is actually one of the most important rooms in your home.

 

Here are 10 laundry and cleaning products that everyone should have.

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What you should know about self-cleaning ovens and more

What you should know about self-cleaning ovens and more | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Self clean, steam clean, or manual clean? Educate yourself about the benefits and drawbacks of each feature before selecting your new appliance.

 

Are you shopping for a new oven? Here are some things to consider before making a decision, particularly if you care about keeping your house a non-toxic space. When it comes to cleaning ovens, there are several different features, including self-cleaning, steam-cleaning, and manual cleaning. It’s important to know the differences and why these matter.

 

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Why You Need Professional Bond Cleaning Gold Coast

Why You Need Professional Bond Cleaning Gold Coast | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Every tenant gets a little apprehensive when their tenancy period is about to come to an end. The situation becomes stressful for two reasons – one, they have to pack and move to a new home, which is a time-consuming and complex process and two, their rented accommodation needs to be cleaned and brought back to the condition it was in when they had rented it. The need for bond cleaning in Gold Coast arises in this precise situation.

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Why Your Home Stinks And How To Fix It

Why Your Home Stinks And How To Fix It | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

From fried fish to a filthy litterbox, most smells in your home are fairly easy to pinpoint. There are, however, more insidious aromas that linger and seem impossible to eliminate, no matter how many bottles of air freshener you unleash. To keep these odours from taking over your home, first you have to identify them.

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Five vacuum cleaners more impressive than a standard Dyson

Five vacuum cleaners more impressive than a standard Dyson | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Remember Rosie from The Jetsons? That humanoid robotic maid with caster rollers for feet? Well, this lot sure gives her a run for her money. App-enabled robot vacuums are no longer just figments of retro-futuristic dreams. Whether you want to clean large spaces, superior pet-hair suction or a handy house cleaner you can control with your smartphone, we have you covered.

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iRobot's short range mop concentrates on cleaning

iRobot's short range mop concentrates on cleaning | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

iRobot's newest robot mop will focus on quality over quantity. The Braava Jet 240 can only cover 150 to 200 square feet, a big step down from the 300-to-1,000 sq. ft. range of its predecessor -- the Braava 380t. But with a vibrating cleaning head to increase agitation, a water nozzle to spray the area it's covering, and premixed detergent in its disposable pads, the Jet 240 should do a better job of scrubbing the smaller area it can reach.

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Will Robots Be Cleaning Our Offices in The Future?

Will Robots Be Cleaning Our Offices in The Future? | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

A robot revolution has been the stuff of movie and literary fiction for a long time. Often times, depictions of that revolution are gory and end when the last humans are whipped out by the machine.

In reality, the robot revolution is turning out to be a lot friendlier and pretty helpful, too.

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How to take the hassle out of cleaning

How to take the hassle out of cleaning | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Let's be honest, who really loves to clean? As part of our daily lives, we all have to so here's how you can make the chore at hand less tedious than it has to be.

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Clean your whole house in an hour

Clean your whole house in an hour | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Let’s face it, we are all busy. Life is 100km an hour and the majority of us cram as much as we can into our day.

 

Between work, children, exercising and socialising there might not be a huge amount of time left over for house work.

 

If you are time poor, then you probably don’t want to spend the whole weekend cleaning. Yes, we all love living in a clean and tidy house, but it’s probably fair to say that the most of us don’t love the actual cleaning.

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Aussie researchers develop self-cleaning textiles by just exposing to light

Aussie researchers develop self-cleaning textiles by just exposing to light | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

One of the back-breaking household chores that had become a lot easier with the introduction of washing machines would even become easier. Washing clothes would become unnecessary to maintain hygiene.

 

All that would be needed to be done is to expose the used clothing to light. It could be sunlight or artificial light. Behind this liberating discovery are self-cleaning textiles developed by researchers at Australia’s RMIT University, reports ABC.

 

The scientists grew nanostructures on textiles, which when exposed to light, release a burst energy that degrades organic matter. The team at the university’s Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility and NanoBiotechnology Research Lab worked with silver- and copper-based nanostructures because of the ability of these two materials to absorb visible light.

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Here’s 10 awesome cleaning tips using just bicarb, lemon and vinegar!

Here’s 10 awesome cleaning tips using just bicarb, lemon and vinegar! | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Want to completely clean your house, naturally? Many people want to stop using chemicals around their home because they’re not good for you, are loaded with bad ingredients, and can be expensive.


Here’s 10 awesome cleaning recipes to get your house spick and span this Christmas:


  1. Clean a smelly or clogged drain
  2. Degrease your oven
  3. Clean gunk off your iron

  4. Steam clean your microwave

  5. All-purpose cleaner recipe

  6. Bathtub and tile cleaner

  7. Stove top cleaner

  8. Deodorise cutting boards

  9. Streak-free mirrors

  10. Lift odours from mattress

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The wonder cleaning product you probably aren’t using… and 20 reasons you should

The wonder cleaning product you probably aren’t using… and 20 reasons you should | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Got a bench full of scratches that won’t come out? Scuff marks on your skirting? Stubborn dirt and grime? Here’s a cleaning tool that will fix these problems and 17 other things.  What are we talking about? Melamine magic erasers of course!


Here’s 20 ways to get the best use out of them:
1. Remove tarnish from silver
2. Remove soap scum in the tub and shower
3. Remove marks on walls
4. Remove adhesive residue
5. Remove hair dye from countertops and floors
6. Remove cooked-on stains in pots and pan
7. Clean dish drainers that covered with lime and build-up
8. Remove coffee and tea stains that remain inside a mug or coffee machine
9. Remove melted plastic on a glass top stove
10. Remove grass stains from shoes
11. Clean oven door
12. Remove soap scum and gunk from around the bathroom faucets, porcelain and tiles
13. Clean your bicycle, even the tires and rims
14. Clean inside your car (along the handles, window ledge, steering wheel, arm rests, dashboard)
15. Remove stains on leather seats, purses, chairs, etc.
16. Remove food stains inside plastic food containers
17. Remove nail polish from walls, wooden objects, plastic
18. Remove magic marker, permanent marker, and ballpoint ink from virtually any surface
19. Clean inside of the refrigerator
20. Remove finger prints and build-up on the keyboard and mouse

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Fast and easy house cleaning with cleaning robots

Fast and easy house cleaning with cleaning robots | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

The market has been long asking for easier and mostly faster ways of cleaning and keeping the houses in order. This demand has grown in the last few years since and increasing number of couples and families have all members of the household out during the day in a job and their time and willingness to tidy up their homes is  shrieking every day.

 

This need has been a motivation for many producers of home and cleaning house appliances  that have started to design machines able to fulfill the demands of this market that calls for efficient high quality solutions at convenient prices. The machines helping out with house cleaning must therefore work at their maximum level in order to allow people to get the work done faster, and better.

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Is your house making your family sick?

Is your house making your family sick? | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

A SIX-year-old boy was found with the same levels of methamphetamine in his system as an adult drug abuser after his family unwittingly bought a house that had been used as an ice drug lab.

 

The shocking case has led to warnings for prospective homeowners and tenants to check with authorities if their home has been previously contaminated by drugs.

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5 Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know

5 Cleaning Tricks Everyone Should Know | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Most of us know the basic rules of cleaning by now.

 

But when faced with a stain or other in-home faux pas, laziness often gets the better of us. We find ourselves scrubbing the stain in a hurry instead of blotting it gently like we’re supposed to, which makes the problem even worse.

 

Sounds like it’s time for a cleaning tips refresher course.

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Cleaning Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful

Cleaning Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

If ever there was a non-dentist scenario to illustrate pulling teeth, it would, without a doubt, be moving house.

 

Even before the actual moving part, you've had to a) sacrifice your Saturday mornings at inspections b) most likely deal with strangers coming through your own home, and the cherry on top c) come to terms with the precise amount of crap you've accumulated in the last however many years.

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30 Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher

30 Surprising Things You Can Clean in Your Dishwasher | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Your dishwasher isn't just for washing dishes! There are several other household items that can enjoy a cleaning alongside your plates. Make it easier on yourself, and add them in your dishwasher the next time you are doing a load. They will come out of the dishwasher sanitised as well as wonderfully clean.

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Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Is it possible for your house to be too clean? | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it
 
Our houses are cleaner than they ever have been before. Our soaps are antibacterial. Our cleaning products promise to kill 99.9 per cent of germs. Many of us keep hand sanitiser in our top drawers. The swarms of bacteria that lurk on your children’s hands and your dog’s tongue and paws don’t stand a chance against these antimicrobial safeguards. Because ever since we were kids, we’ve been taught that microbes are evil, plain and simple.
 
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We let a professional germ buster sweep our office for pathogens

We let a professional germ buster sweep our office for pathogens | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Like many journos, I have been known to eat at my desk while typing frantically, and I’m aware that this is not the most hygienic of practices.

 

I’d like to say I give my keyboard a regular scrub with antibacterial wipes, but in reality it’s about once a month.

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Public warned about carpet cleaning business using high-pressure sales tactics to intimidate consumers

Public warned about carpet cleaning business using high-pressure sales tactics to intimidate consumers | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Consumer Affairs Victoria has warned members of the public to steer clear of a door-to-door carpet cleaning business that is the subject of numerous customer complaints.

 

David Donald, who runs a business trading under the name Donald Cleaning Services, travels to people’s homes to persuade them to let him clean their carpet, curtains and furniture.

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How to establish a zero-waste cleaning routine

How to establish a zero-waste cleaning routine | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

A house is not truly clean if the process of cleaning it has resulted in all kinds of unnecessary waste. Conventional cleaning relies on chemical products, plastic bottles, paper towels, plastic bags, sponges, and disposable wipes, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

 

A zero-waste cleaning routine, by contrast, relies on durable tools that can be washed and reused. It uses non-toxic, natural, even edible cleaning products that will not contaminate your home by leaving unhealthy residues. And it will not fill up the trash can with empty, dirty containers and cloths that need to be hauled away.

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Confessions of a window cleaner

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"You could virtually make it up and it would all be true."

 

Those are the words of Geoff Thorn, President of the Australian Window Cleaning Federation. You name it, it seems window cleaners have seen it and for good reason it is a trade that has earned the reputation for more than its share of 'wink, wink, know what I mean' humour.


It's fertile territory that provided ample material for the 1970's film 'Confessions of a Window Cleaner', arguably described as a 'classic sex comedy'.


Even earlier in the 1930s ukulele-playing George Formby put the industry on the map with the song 'When I'm Cleaning Windows'.
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The lyrics in one version included the lines: 'Now lots of girls I've had to jilt, For they admire the way I'm built, It's a good job I don't wear a kilt, When I'm cleaning windows!" No wonder the BBC banned it from the nation's airwaves with director John Reith dismissing it as a 'disgusting little ditty'.

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Clever Ways To Make Cleaning Up After A Party Totally Bearable

Clever Ways To Make Cleaning Up After A Party Totally Bearable | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

Having Christmas at yours, or hosting a New Year's Eve bash? Fun! But also, messy.


Planning ahead and being strategic can mean all the difference when it comes to the next day cleanup when you've got a pounding headache and your living room looks like a bombsite.


"First of all, choose decorations that double as party favours so guests can take cute name cards and flowers with them when they leave, essentially helping with the clean," Emma Rosen, Director of Party Affairs told The Huffington Post Australia.


Regarding food, plan tasty items that don't require too much attention. Food stations are a trend, but tend to get messy, so stick to canapes instead.

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Rid your home of mould once and for all

Rid your home of mould once and for all | Cleaning Services | Scoop.it

MOULD loves rising temperatures and heavy rain, and that’s exactly what many parts of the state are contending with in the lead-up to summer.


Most of us cotton on to the presence of mould in our homes when we notice a musty smell in a room, or the odd fuzzy spot on a dress pulled from the back of the wardrobe, but mould is actually ever-

present in our lives.


A naturally occurring and remarkably resilient species of fungi that can live in almost any environment, on its own and in small amounts it’s perfectly fine.


But introduce the spores (microscopic particles used to reproduce) to a source of humidity such as a damp wall or wet area of carpet as it travels through the air in your home and the environment will change drastically.

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