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Cleaning Greasy Cabinets

Cleaning Greasy Cabinets

Need help cleaning greasy cabinets? It’s easy to get built up grease on cabinets especially around the knobs. It’s best to maintain these areas before they get really bad. If it’s maintained and done often, cleaning greasy cabinets will only need an easy wipe. The longer you ignore them and don’t clean them the more grease and food particles get caked on and cleaning greasy cabinets becomes a harder task.

How to clean those greasy cabinets

Use a squirt of dawn dish soap (the blue one kicks ass) with 1 apart vinegar and 2 parts water. Mix in a spray bottle, or a bowl. Then just use a microfiber cloth to wipe off the grease. If you hit some tough areas with caked on foods, try applying some baking soda to your rag before wiping to add some scouring.  Wipe cabinets down with a dry cloth afterwards and go over them with a wood polish like pledge.

Oil to clean?

I have heard that you can use oil to clean oil but i haven’t yet tried this yet. Other cleaners recommend cleaning with a vegtable oil but I’m not trying to get oiled down in the process. You’re always opened to trying this trick and letting me know how it goes!

 

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Should you hire a cleaning company or an independent cleaner?

Not sure if you should hire a cleaning company over an independent cleaner?

Many people believe that hiring a maid service is too much money; however, the opposite is actually true. There are many reasons why a maid service can save you money and make your life easier. The first reason is that time equal’s money. Have you ever thought about how much your time is worth? Chances are that it is worth much more than what you would pay a maid service. The second reason is that you’ll save money by not having to stock up on cleaning products. A maid service comes to your home equipped with everything they need to clean your home, so you don’t have to worry about keeping anything in stock.

Third, is that when you don’t have to do the cleaning yourself, you have more time to spend with your family – and that is priceless! If you suffer from allergies, you can breathe easy. Maid services use professional-strength cleaners that get rid of allergens and dust mites, saving you money on prescription and over-the-counter allergy medication. Fifth, having your home cleaned can lessen your stress. Imagine knowing that your home is being cleaned while you’re at work. Less stress can save you from potential health issues down the road, thus saving you hundreds of dollars in medical costs.

If you work from home, or are self-employed, having a maid service can give you a much-needed tax write-off. You may be able to claim a portion of your home that they clean. Many personal maids don’t do this, as they like to be paid in cash and do not give receipts. Some people think that hiring an independent maid (a cleaning lady not associated with a service) is cheaper. This is incorrect, and can actually cost you more money. Hiring a cleaning service will save you money over hiring an independent maid because there are no tax implications.

Have a clean home without worry

Reason number eight is that you don’t have to worry about something being lost or stolen, because maid service employees are bonded and insured. If a cleaning lady that you hire personally breaks something, you are responsible for paying to replace it. With a professional maid service, you don’t have to worry about hiring illegal immigrants, which could end up costing you hundreds of dollars in fines. A maid service does a thorough background check on all of their employees before hiring them. The tenth reason that hiring a maid service over an individual is quality. Maid services employees go through a rigorous training program and know how to clean a home professionally. If you don’t like the work, simply call them back and they will re-clean it. With an individual maid, the quality could be shoddy and they don’t carry any sort of guarantee in case you don’t like their work. They simply take your money and go home.

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Want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper

We’re all looking for happiness at the end of the day

So you want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper! If you want a happier life, the key is to create more free time to do the things you enjoy. By hiring a housekeeper you’re able to relieve that stress and burden of having to clean your own home.

A study by the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found buying time makes people happier than buying material things. Despite rising incomes, people around the world are feeling increasingly pressed for time, undermining well-being. We show that the time famine of modern life can be reduced by using money to buy time. Surveys of large, diverse samples from four countries reveal that spending money on time-saving services is linked to greater life satisfaction. To establish causality, we show that working adults report greater happiness after spending money on a time-saving purchase than on a material purchase. This research reveals a previously unexamined route from wealth to well-being: spending money to buy free time.

Around the world, increases in wealth have produced an unintended consequence: a rising sense of time scarcity. We provide evidence that using money to buy time can provide a buffer against this time famine, thereby promoting happiness. Using large, diverse samples from the United States, Canada, Denmark, and The Netherlands (n = 6,271), we show that individuals who spend money on time-saving services report greater life satisfaction. A field experiment provides causal evidence that working adults report greater happiness after spending money on a time-saving purchase than on a material purchase. Together, these results suggest that using money to buy time can protect people from the detrimental effects of time pressure on life satisfaction.

Hire A Housekeeper

So go ahead and schedule your house cleaning. It’s simple and easy. They can come while you’re at work and get you on a peridodic basis so you don’t have to worry about it.  You’ll just walk in to a clean home!

If you live in Palm Beach County, try giving Julie’s Sonic Cleaning a try. Call today at (561) 801-3850. We’ll work around your budget because “We’re only here to make your life easier”.

25 Surprising Ways To Use Mineral Oil

25 Surprising Ways To Use Mineral Oil

Check out our list of 25 surprising ways to use mineral oil. By definition Mineral Oil is a colorless, oily, almost tasteless, water-insoluble liquid made from petroleum by distillation. It’s considered a lubericant but if swallowed can be a laxative. Mineral oil can be found in furniture polish, wood treatment products, stainless steel cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners and air fresheners.

Here are 25 tips on how to use mineral oil. The first 8 are ways to use mineral oil for cleaning. While the rest are other helpful tips you may of never known to use around your home.

  1. Condition Wood Furniture 

    Mineral oil will help preserve and protect wooden furniture in the same way that many other store-bought furniture polishes will

  2. Protect Cutting Boards The oil will also help prevent cutting boards from getting cut marks in them, which will keep bacteria from hiding in any crevices on the surface of your cutting board.
  3. Remove Stains Use mineral oil as a pre-wash method for super easy stain removal. All you have to do is dab a little bit of it on the stain, and then throw your clothes in the wash.
  4. Prevent Rust If you’ve got outdoor furniture that you need to protect from rusting, cover it in mineral oil. Then, you’ll have protection from the elements so that your metal stays rust-free for longer.
  5. Shine Appliances 

    A little bit of mineral oil goes a long way. It’ll have all of your appliances looking shiny and good as new in no time.

  6. Remove Paint 

    If you’re cleaning up a construction site and need to remove overspray paint from a surface minerial oil will be your hero! Or if youve been doing any sort of painting around your house and have a hard time getting that it off of your hands, mineral oil is to the rescue.

  7. Remove Stickers Especially if you have kids, you know that stickers can wind up on anything and be a royal pain to remove. Nothing a rag and some mineral oil can’t solve, though.
  8. Clean and Maintain KnivesMineral oil creates a barrier against atmospheric moisture, and will help keep knives rust-free. Mineral oil can also be used as a lubricant when honing edged tools with a sharpening stone.
  9. Diffuse Oil

    Mixing mineral oil with other essential oils can keep your house smelling light and fresh. Just refill one of those containers that you may have that had previoud oil in it with the sticks sticking out of it.

  10. Lengthen The Life Of Your Razor

    After you finish shaving, carefully dry the razor then dab some mineral oil onto the blades using a q-tip.

  11. Silence A Creaky Floor

    If you have an older home with some squeaky floors, pouring a bit of mineral oil into the noisy joint cant help reduce the squeak.

  12. Silence a Squeaky door

    Got a loud, creaky door? Nothing a little mineral oil can’t help.

  13. Protect Garden Tools

    Garden tools typically have metal ends and wooden handles, and mineral oil can work wonders on both materials.

  14. Preserve Eggs

    If your a dooms day prepper this one is ideal to know.  You can preserve eggs without refrigeration for months using mineral oil.

  15. Un-Jam A Paper Shredder

    I am a chronic over-stuffer when it comes to shredding documents. Un-jam a shredder or give it a tax time tune-up by dripping a little mineral oil onto the blades to keep everything cutting smoothly.

  16. Untangle A Necklace

    Is your favorite gold or silver chain in a knot? Before paying a jeweler to fix your necklace, dip the knot into mineral oil. Then use a pin to work the oily knot open.

  17. Brighten Linoleum Counters

    A Wise Bread editor discovered this old-school tip by accident. While seasoning wood cutting boards, he dripped mineral oil onto his vintage linoleum kitchen counters and discovered that the oil refreshed the color of the faded linoleum! Be aware that the vibrant colors revealed by oil only last about three weeks before fading, and constant application of mineral oil to linoleum will make it break down. So, only use this tip on special occasions like photo shoots or holiday parties when you really need your kitchen to look extra-gorgeous.

  18. Ouch Free Bandage Removal

    Saturate the bandage with mineral oil. Working from the outside edge of the bandage, slowly peel the bandage away from the skin, applying more oil as needed.

  19. Remove Gum and Wax From Hair

    Peanut butter costs way too much to be wasted on hair-related gum accidents. Work mineral oil into the gum and affected hair until all the gum comes off easily, without pulling. Also, if you have the personal fortitude to wax your own bikini line, you can remove stubborn wax residue with mineral oil.

  20. Soften Cracked Feet

    Are your heels super dry? Regularly slather your feet with mineral oil at bedtime to keep the skin supple and crack-free. (Cover your oily feet with socks to keep your sheets clean).

  21. Treat Ear Mites In Dogs

    Mineral oil is a non-toxic method of killing ear mites in dogs. Mineral oil works by smothering the mites, but as with humans, mineral oil is also good for loosening hard earwax and buildup in your dog’s ears that can cause distress. Use an eyedropper to put several drops of oil in each ear. Instead of sticking the eyedropper into the ears, massage your dog’s ears to move the oil down the entire ear canal. Fair warning: your dog will want to shake its head, so do this in the bathroom, where spattering oil and earwax can be wiped down.

  22. Dislodge Earwax

    Place a few drops of body temperature mineral oil in the ears before bedtime for up to five days. Once the wax has softened, rinse ears with warm water (this can be as simple as tilting your head in the shower), then, tip your head so the wax can drain out. Dry your ears with a hair dryer set on low.

  23. Protect Skin In Freezing Weather

    Old-time arctic explorers went out of their way to avoid washing their faces to preserve the protective layer of natural skin oil to prevent chapping. Because it provides such a good barrier against the elements, mineral oil is a great product to protect exposed skin in cold climates.

  24. Moisturizer

    Although there is a huge amount of beauty propaganda devoted to describing mineral oil as pure evil in a bottle, contrary to popular belief, mineral oil does not cause acne or blackheads. Its molecular structure is too large to penetrate pores, so it moisturizes by creating a barrier on top of the skin that keeps moisture in and dry air out.

  25. Reduce Rashes

    Along with cradle cap, mineral oil can be used to prevent diaper rash and soothe other types of skin irritation such as skin burns from radiation therapy.

If your interested in purchasing some mineral oil, click here to get it from Amazon.com like I do. Or click this one if you prefer to get a bigger container.

Cleaning up a greasy kitchen

Cleaning a greasy kitchen can be tough

Cleaning up a greasy kitchen can be a tough job! In my cleaning business we do a lot of move outs. I have to say the most stuburn thing to clean is a kitchen that has had a lot of cooking done with oil. You’ll feel the oil baked onto the cabinets, oven hood and fan blades when there is a fan in the kitchen. I’ve put in many hours of scrubbing to get them back to normal. Over the years, I’ve used baking soda, vinegar and degreasers. However after a recent conservation I learned a new trick! Something I wish I knew years ago!! We all know the saying, “oil and water don’t mix”. So why I never applied it to my cleaning methods is insane! So the aswer to best clean oil is with oil!

You can use mineral oil or vegtable oil. Just apply to a paper towel and wipe. Just becareful with mineral oil on certain surfaces, It can remove paint. For stubborn areas make a paste by adding baking soda to help scrub surface. I wish I knew how easy this was years ago. Good luck and happy cleaning!

Safe Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly by Method

Safe Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Method Cleaning Products

Method Cleaning Products are non-toxic and eco-friendly. Unlike all the other green products on the market these SMELL AMAZING!!  Actually every product this company makes I have been a fan of. From their selection of hand soaps, multi-purpose cleaners, my all time favorite wood cleaner and more! I have used some of them in my cleaning business but I never found a great deal to buy them in bulk and realized it was too expensive for me to use. However, If I have a client that likes to supply their own products, I do proudly recommend that they buy it.

I have used alot of their cleaners and love every single one of them! They all have lovely fragrances and I’m excited to try new one’s everytime I see them.
Check out some of their other products: Cucumber multi-purpose cleaner, Clementine spray, lavender cleaner, grapefruit cleaner , wood cleaner that smells like heaven, hand soap, Granite & Marble Cleaner, Stainless cleaner and Polisher, Tub & Tile Cleaner, and Method laundry detergent.

The best thing about this company is that it’s non toxic and animal friendly! Method was founded in 2000, they create premium and design-driven home, fabric, and personal care products. Formulated with naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients. Method cleaners put the hurt on dirt.

An Organized House is a Happy Life

Did you know, an organized house is a happy life! Do you feel better in a clean and uncluttered space? Sure you do! When everything in our home has its own place life just feels better.

Stop and think about how much stress in your life is actually created by clutter or poor organizational habits. Disorganized spaces can actually put stress on both the body and mind. Our bodies hurt when we trip over a misplaced shoe or step on a Lego (ouch!). Our minds hurt when we can’t find what we are looking for or we try to concentrate on something but the chaos around us is too distracting. Taking a little time to organize and declutter can lift a great weight.

If you feel like it’s time for an organization overhaul, my advice is to declutter first.

Clear The Clutter

Take a good look around and find things that you really don’t need. Try doing this room by room. Try not to touch the items too much. Holding items makes us remember why we were hanging onto them in the first place. If you’re not using it right now however, there is no need to keep it. Try to work fast and trust your first instinct. If you think about it for too long you will find a “reason” why you need to hang onto it.

Organizing for Happiness

Our challenge for today:

Choose one area that we want to clean and organize and get started on it TODAY. You may not have time to do a full-fledged purge today but you can at least start to envision what your clean and organized space should look like. You can also set a goal to get rid of 5 things from this particular space right now.

Then, choose five more areas you want to clean and organize this month. Here are some ideas:

  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Pantry
  • Laundry Room
  • Kids Toys
  • Paperwork
  • Refrigerator
  • Desk Drawers
  • Makeup Storage
  • Garage
  • Basement

 

Essentially having a clean and organized home allows my brain to relax and concentrate on things that are important, instead of feeling scrambled because I’m frantically searching for something I can’t find. Or constantly feeling like I need to clean the area around me instead of doing my office work. Go declutter, get organized and do what works for you!

 

 

Sweeten Up Your Cleaning Routine

Go ahead and have fun with it

Learn how to sweeten up your cleaning routine. I have to be honest with you, I don’t really enjoy cleaning. However I remember being a kid at home all summer and my mother would give me $20 allowance a week for cleaning the house. I would do a half ass job of wiping the dinning table, never touched the bathrooms and threw all clutter into a bigger pile. I’d jam out to Gloria Estefan, dancing around the house, singing and having FUN! My girl friends always came over and hung out at our house. One day while mopping the kitchen floor and using way too much soap we found it made a great slip and slide. So almost every week during the summer while my parents were at work my friends and I would run and slide across the kitchen floor. Now, that was my idea of fun!

Everytime I think about cleaning and how I’m in this business I think back about simpiler time and how It all started. So my advice to you Is to have fun while you’re cleaning so you can enjoy it! Do you, and do what makes you happy! It may not be cleaning toilets, cause trust me that’s not my idea of fun. However the key In life is to enjoy it and find the positive In every thing you do!

 

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