Looking for help with a specific cleaning issue, such as a coffee stain on the carpet can be pretty easy. There are countless articles online that can help you with that. However, if you are looking for basic cleaning tips, you may not find them in one convenient location.
This is why we asked for help from cleaning professionals at My American Maid. These tips should help you clean more effectively and quickly while not compromising the quality of your work.
Sorting Out a Greasy Oven
It’s so easy to just skip over cleaning the oven. It’s not necessarily in your view all of the time, and it still does work even if you don’t clean it. However, you should still definitely clean it. Not only does the built up grease smell bad when heated, it is also a potential breeding ground for bacteria, and it can affect the performance of your oven.
The cleaning process, though, can be simple. All you need is a dishwasher tablet and some warm water. Dissolve the tablet in water, apply the solution to the parts of the oven you want to clean and leave it to react for a few minutes. Once done, take a kitchen towel or a damp cloth and wipe it all away. Don’t forget to rinse the oven from the cleaning product, though.
Sorting Out a Microwave Oven
Now that your traditional oven has been cleaned, you may take a look at your microwave and think it requires some attention, too. For a lot of people, the microwave is just a tool to quickly reheat stuff and they don’t really pay attention to it.
Still, for the same reasons your oven should be clean, the microwave should get the same treatment. Simple – use a vinegar and water solution in a microwave-safe bowl and let it do the dirty work for you. Only one problem – most people can’t stand the smell of vinegar, and don’t want their food to come out of the microwave smelling like it.
The alternative is using lemon instead of vinegar. It has the same acidity that will remove the stains, but the pleasant smell of lemon is much more agreeable for most people. The procedure is the same. Water, lemon juice and turn the microwave on for a few minutes. Then, all that is required is a bit of effort to clean it all off with a damp cloth or a paper towel.
Cleaning Windows and Other Large Glass Surfaces
There are certain tasks that might seem daunting just because of the size of the cleaning task. But once you get going, it turns out that it was very simple. Cleaning windows or showers can be like that. The size of the window panes or the shower walls may seem like they will take forever to clean. But if you are smart about it, you can be done very quickly and with very little effort.
Just get a squeegee for these surfaces. Use a spray bottle to apply the cleaning solution, but instead of using a cloth to rub it down – all you need is a squeegee. Quick and easy. The professionals have been using them for years now, and you can too.
In order to make cleaning more palatable, you should do all you can to make it easier where you can. Hopefully, these tips should do just that. If you start using them, chances are taht your cleaning experience will become easier and faster. Who knows, maybe you’ll even start enjoying it.