• Cleaning your Home: How to Get the Job Done

    Here's a room-by-room guide to keeping your home spic and span.
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    Imagine coming home to a house in disarray - beds unmade, floors dirty, dishes unwashed. Not exactly the best place to raise kids in, right? Every family member is entitled to a clean, fresh, and relaxing home. According to Dindo Cleofas, vice president for operations of Trustee Clean, Inc., a home cleaning service, it also makes for a more positive atmosphere. Family members (pets included) are happier - and healthier. With better air circulation and less bacteria buildup, you can be sure your family won’t be getting sick anytime soon. Here, Cleofas gives a room-by-room guide to keeping your home germ-free.

    Tips

    • Schedule a” changing” day, like Tuesdays for changing bathroom rugs and beddings.
    • Reserve tougher tasks for weekends when you have more time. Trim the plants or unclog sink drains on Saturdays.
    • Don’t forget to give yourself a free day - when you don’t have to touch a single micro fiber cloth.


    Living Room
    Regularly used for hanging out with the family or welcoming guests, the living room is quite prone to accumulating dirt.

    • Clean the sofa weekly by using a vacuum cleaner. Once a month, pat the surface with a clean, damp cloth. Leather sofas may be cleaned with cloth daily. For imported sofas, check the label for its proper cleaning process:
    1. W: can be shampooed
    2. S: dry clean only
    3. S/W: can be shampooed or dry-cleaned
    4. X: vacuum only
    • Wipe tables weekly. Apply wood wax or mineral oil on wooden tables every month. Light virgin olive oil is a good alternative to aerosol sprays.
    • Dust the top of bookcases every week, as well as spine shelves and light fixtures.

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