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  • Accenting Your Home With Green
    of these through the house in the same shade to tie the rooms together or use different shades to make it feel a little more eclectic Dishes Vases both come in different shades of green and with it being such a popular color you can expect to see these all over the place When it comes to vases you can elevate the green by filling the vase with white flowers Feeling like spring Try lilies in the vase for a seasonal elegant appeal Light Fixtures are a great place to add a little pop of color Lampshades or lamp bases look great in any shade of green after all You can also find green light covers and even hanging lights with shades and accents of green worked in Fabrics from rugs to curtains to blankets there is going to be a lot of green running through design purchases this year so if you like the color now is the time If you like green and you want to bring some freshness into your home these are some ideas that ill help get you started back to top Sign up below and receive a 50 VOUCHER Please enter your name Invalid email address Invalid Input Our Services The Maids Medway offers a variety of services Please see below for the one that fits your needs Maid Services House Cleaning Hiring a Maid Services Housekeeping Services Service Area See if The Maids Medway services your area by click to see our map or list of cities and zip codes The Maids Service Area Cities We Service Ashland MA Attleboro MA Attleboro Falls MA Auburn MA Bellingham MA Blackstone MA Dover MA Fayville MA Framingham MA Franklin MA Grafton MA Holliston MA Hope MA Hopedale MA Hopkinton MA Medfield MA Medway MA Mendon

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  • The Best Way to Clean a Large Object
    item if possible or at least half of the item if not so you can easily rotate and get both sides to get a full clean Soak for 2 3 hours It s a long time but it will be worth it When you come back to clean it won t take a lot of effort to get things clean because the water and soap will have loosened the dust and dirt Note if you re just trying to clean the dust off of a plant there s no need to soak Go ahead and wash the vase that s in the bathwater then run the shower over the leaves Scrub This part will be easy Take a cloth and start cleaning hitting all of the dirtiest dustiest spots Drain Rinse When you re done cleaning drain the tub then run the shower over everything to rinse it of dirt and soap Take your item out and either dry it with a towel or lay it out in the sun to dry before using it You might want to do a final rinse of the bathtub in case any of the dirt has deposited on your bathtub back to top Sign up below and receive a 50 VOUCHER Please enter your name Invalid email address Invalid Input Our Services The Maids Medway offers a variety of services Please see below for the one that fits your needs Maid Services House Cleaning Hiring a Maid Services Housekeeping Services Service Area See if The Maids Medway services your area by click to see our map or list of cities and zip codes The Maids Service Area Cities We Service Ashland MA Attleboro MA Attleboro Falls MA Auburn MA Bellingham MA Blackstone MA Dover MA Fayville MA Framingham MA Franklin MA Grafton MA

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  • Easy, Eco-Friendly Dishwashing
    it really is best to use it The Half Sink Whether you don t have a dishwasher or just don t have enough dishes to warrant running it there are still some steps you can take to make your handwashing as efficient as possible This starts with using less water Don t fill the sink you can effectively wash all of your dishes with only half a sink of water Fewer dishes less water Skip the Full Sink Entirely Instead of using a sink of water what if you took one bowl or one large cup filled it with water and soap and used it to scrub One bowl of water is always going to be less than half a sink full Rack Rinse Generally people wash one dish rinse that dish and put it to the side to dry before picking up a new dish and starting the process over Change your mindset on this and not only will the dishes be easier to rinse an dry but you ll also conserve a lot of water Clear your rack before you start and make sure it s positioned for water to run back into the sink Then put the dishes in as you wash them When the rack is full of washed dishes gently spray all of the dishes with your sprayer until the soap is washed off The dishes have to get washed anyway so if you can save energy water and a little bit of money while you do it that s extra back to top Sign up below and receive a 50 VOUCHER Please enter your name Invalid email address Invalid Input Our Services The Maids Medway offers a variety of services Please see below for the one that fits your needs Maid Services House Cleaning

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  • Getting a Handle on Clutter
    to things to which you re emotionally attached or you think might be worthwhile later Unfortunately this can lead to a big stack of clutter As you go through your stack or pile keep these two questions in mind Am I going to use this item in the next 2 weeks What is the emotional attachment I have to this item Do I need to keep this to keep that memory Remember that your memories are not solely tied to objects Keep only the things that are useful to you or mean the most to you Group Like Items Once the trash is gone and you start to sort put like items together It makes sense that items that are similar how you choose to group them is up to you would go in the same place The important thing is to make sure you develop a system that works for you and makes sense to you Everything at Home Everything in your house needs its own home Find an appropriate place for each item or group of items and establish that as its home The real trick is to then get in the habit of putting things back in their home when you finish with this Get your family involved as well encouraging them to put things away when they re through back to top Sign up below and receive a 50 VOUCHER Please enter your name Invalid email address Invalid Input Our Services The Maids Medway offers a variety of services Please see below for the one that fits your needs Maid Services House Cleaning Hiring a Maid Services Housekeeping Services Service Area See if The Maids Medway services your area by click to see our map or list of cities and zip codes The Maids Service Area

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  • How Many Uses of Baking Soda Can There Possibly Be?
    surfaces Baking soda can be used on its own or as part of a paste with water to clean surfaces including hardwood and tile floors painted walls glassware and upholstery Various recipes exist online for creating baking soda solutions but the most simple and multipurpose baking soda formula involves 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water This inexpensive baking soda cleaner goes a long way 4 Keep away odors One of the main uses of baking soda is eliminating odors Sprinkle baking soda at the bottom of your trashcans before adding the garbage bag pour2 tablespoons down the garbage disposal drain as you run warm tap water and shake some baking soda into your smelly sneakers overnight and tap out the leftover before wearing If something is smelly in your home chances are baking soda is part of the sweet smelling solution 5 Clean outdoor furniture and baby pools Washing with a quarter cup of baking soda and a quart of water will make your outdoor furniture gleam Add baking soda to the bottom of a mildewed baby pool and hose it down with water to clean and deodorize 6 Clean your teeth Baking soda has long been used as a toothpaste Pour some baking soda into a dish dip in a wet toothbrush and apply to your teeth Though baking soda toothpaste tastes unpleasant unless you buy commercial toothpaste with baking soda and flavor it is effective You can also use baking soda and water as a mouth rinse 7 Soak in a bath Add a half cup of baking soda to your warm bathwater and emerge with your skin feeling soft 8 Exfoliate your skin Make a baking soda paste and gently rub it in a circular motion onto your face feet or other dry areas Rinse and pat dry 9 Deodorize a litter box Pour baking soda in the bottom of the litter box then add litter Sprinkle baking soda on top of the litter box to remove smells 10 Eliminate pet odors Pet accidents often smell even after they are cleaned Apply a layer of baking soda to the area to neutralize the odor then vacuum when the area is dry 11 Refresh a dog bed Like with a carpet sprinkle baking soda onto your dog s bed wait about 15 minutes then vacuum While this list covers a variety of the uses of baking soda so many other ways to use baking soda exist For instance if you thought mixing baking soda with a little water to put on bug bites for instant relief was an old wives tale guess again It is a legitimate use of baking soda Some less common uses of baking soda include cleaning the inside of the dishwasher and the coffeepot keeping your grill grates clean with a baking soda scrub and washing your produce Also in the event of a grease fire you can douse the flames with a heavy sprinkling of baking soda While many of the

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  • How to Clean Dog Hair in Your Home
    of the hair into a dust pan Instead purchase an electronic sweeper or a sweeper with disposable cloths The former uses brushes that are safe to use on hard surfaces to scoop all of the hair and the latter uses static cling on a disposable cloth to grip the hair You can dispose of the hair with the electronic sweeper by emptying the tray You can make your own fairly effective manual sweeper by tying a dryer sheet on the end of a broom or mop for floors and just wiping other hard surfaces directly with the dryer sheet The dryer sheet attracts the hair as you run it over the hard surface and you can simply throw it away when finished Getting Hair Off of Carpet and Rugs Being able to clean dog hair off of carpets and rugs poses more of a challenge than the hard surfaces because the hair is more likely to grip onto the fibers and the hair may also be more difficult to see The easiest way to remove the hair is to find a vacuum with deep bristle brushes some vacuums even have pet hair attachments and adjust the setting on the vacuum to as low as possible You can make it easier for yourself though by first encouraging some of the dog hair to come apart from the carpet or rug fibers To loosen the hair before you vacuum wear a rubber glove and run your hand back and forth along the carpet You can also try patting the carpet or rug with a lightly dampened cloth or paper towel first or using a spray bottle with a mixture of 3 4 cup water and 1 4 cup fabric softener to lightly spray the surfaces Allow the surfaces to dry and vacuum The hair should be less likely to cling Getting Hair Off of Furniture You can use techniques similar to those that you use to keep dog hair off of carpets and rugs to clean dog hair off of furniture particularly if you have a pet hair attachment for your vacuum Don t forget though that some furniture like some variations of leather stains when wet so if you re going to try to wet or mist the area before vacuuming try the damp cloth or water softener solution on a small unnoticeable section of the furniture first You can also try rolling a lint roller or other pet hair adhesive roller over the furniture Sticky rolls designed to grab hair and lint work quite effectively at keeping furniture free of hair every day between more through vacuuming Being able to clean dog hair the right away not only makes your apartment look cleaner but it can also help those who suffer from allergies breathe better Using the proper tools can make cleaning up the hair much easier and more effective Don t allow your pet s coat to cling to the various areas of your home and hinder an otherwise

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  • The Best Method for Maintaining Clean Baseboards
    and refuse to settle for anything less than clean baseboards and a clean home Clean This Today Baseboard Heaters Good morning household managers Today s cleaning chore is to clean the baseboards in your house Baseboard heaters are probably not an item which you have on your cleaning checklist for each room This is all the more reason to dedicate one day a month to cleaning the baseboards in the whole house The baseboards in bathrooms laundry rooms and near kitchens are often the most dirty and have buildup of grease lint hair products and more Clean your baseboards at least once a month to keep them from getting buildup that takes heavy duty scrubbing to remove We ve even got a trick that will help to keep the dirt from being attracted to your baseboard heaters in the first place Who doesn t love to make housework easier How to Clean Baseboards Complete Directions We ve created the perfect easy to follow step by step instructions for how to clean baseboards Make sure to print out the directions and put them in your household management binder for quick reference The short version of how to clean baseboard heaters Clean all the baseboards in the house on the same day Clean one room at a time Bring a vacuum with a tube attachment a sponge dryer sheets and a bottle of antibacterial cleaner or vinegar with you to each room Vacuum the dirt out of the radiation fins first these are inside the baseboard and look like a bunch of metal pieces side by side standing upright or If you don t have a vacuum with a tube use canned air the kind used for computer cleaning to blast out the dust from the fins Next spray the sponge with cleaner and wipe down the outside of the baseboard Once dry rub the outside of the baseboard with a dryer sheet to keep dirt from settling on the baseboards Click now to read the full directions for how to clean baseboards Now get started cleaning your baseboard heaters and come back next Tuesday for Clean This Today to transform your house into your Home Ever After If you have more energy and want to try more extra cleaning projects today then go back to our Clean This Today list Many homeowners attempt to clean baseboards with only a sponge If dirt and dust has accumulated on the baseboards then moisture will only trap grime in the grooves of the wood or metal This is why it is important to vacuum the baseboards before cleaning Consider adding clean baseboards to your regular cleaning schedule in order to ensure that this task is done at least once a month It will greatly improve the look of your home Don t have time to clean baseboards Call your local branch of The Maids We are here to help you keep your home spotless back to top Sign up below and receive a 50

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  • Getting Rid of Mold and Mildew in the Bathroom
    once it dries the bathroom will not just look better it will smell better too Start by using a mixture of 50 50 white vinegar and water Pour ½ cup of each into a spray bottle and shake Spray on all of the surfaces in the shower let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and then wipe it all down with a damp sponge Vinegar and Baking Soda Baking soda added to the cleaning solution has the added benefit of being a mild abrasive and provides additional deodorizing power Mix ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda in a bowl and stir gently Take a sponge and spread the paste on the shower walls and allow it to stand for 10 minutes or so Use a sponge or plastic bristle brush to scrub it down and rinse completely with warm water Heavy Duty Cleaning Vinegar Only If you are cleaning a heavy build up use 100 percent undiluted plain white vinegar Pour it in a spray bottle spray the shower and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes Use a pot scrubber with plastic bristles grout brush or an old toothbrush to clean it up before rinsing and wiping it down Chlorine Bleach Dilute ¼ to ½ cup of household bleach per each gallon of water used Spray on the tiles and scrub with a plastic bristle brush When you are finished scrubbing rinse completely to remove all traces because any remaining bleach will make surfaces very slippery Note Use caution when using bleach Bleach is highly alkaline and will burn you just as easily as an acid will Wear a pair of rubber gloves and protective goggles to keep any splashes out of your eyes If you re working in a very small bathroom without much air circulation turn on the fan open a window and you might want to wear a mask Never mix bleach with any other cleaner especially ammonia as this will create potentially deadly fumes Preventing Mold and Mildew There are things you can do to prevent mold and mildew regrowth The way to do this is to change the environmental conditions in the bathroom reduce dampness increase air circulation and light 1 Reduce Humidity Use the fan when bathing or showering and leave it after you are finished until all traces of dampness are removed from the air 2 Increase Light Keep the light on open the window curtains to let the daylight in 3 Increase Air Flow Open the window if you can to let some fresh air in This will increase air circulation which reduces odors as well 4 Keep it Dry If you make it a habit to dry the tub or shower after using it the mold and mildew will not have a chance to grow A small squeegee is really helpful in removing all traces of water after showing 5 Keep it Clean An after shower wipe down also removes remaining debris on the shower

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