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National Cleaning Week is showing up just in time for fair weather! It is a week-long lineup of activities targeted at encouraging everyone to clean their homes, cars, and offices. After a long winter, there’s nothing more refreshing than putting away your winter essentials and giving your home a good, deep clean to usher in a fresh start with spring.
How to Observe #NationalCleaningWeek
Lineup of Cleaning Activities
Many people love clean homes, but not as many people love TO clean their homes. Here are some recommendations to make cleaning week less intimidating:
Organize and Declutter
Spring cleaning is also the perfect time to organize and de-clutter each room. Cleaning your home be invigorating – it can even be liberating! According to Psychology Today, messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Clutter makes it more difficult to relax, in other words, the mess causes stress!
Make it a Cleaning Workout
Believe it or not, a decent cleaning session can get your heart rate going. Cleaning chores such as mopping and vacuuming can burn up to 200 calories an hour. Strap on your fitness tracker and get moving. Forget the gym today and get cleaning!
Detail Your Parent’s Car
National Cleaning Week is a great time to clean your parent’s car (if they still have one). You can clean the floor mats and auto upholstery. If you don’t have time, don’t worry, cleaning auto upholstery is one of the many services that Commercial Cleaning and Restoration has to offer.
Get the kids involved
Kids often enjoy “helping” with tasks like sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming. Take the kids shopping and let them pick out some fun cleaning toys that are colorful and just their size. Using kid-sized tools will definitely make for a more enthusiastic helper. Check out the Casdon Little Helper Dyson Cord-Free Vacuum Cleaner toy on Amazon.
National Cleaning Week is the perfect time for you to donate to a thrift store those things you have outgrown or don’t use anymore. Donate things that are in great condition, but aren’t worth your time to sell. Here are some great items to donate: clothes, blankets, luggage, or school supplies.
Do you have favorite playlist? Turn it up and prepare to get lost in time while both of you take care of the chores together. Once the chores for the week are completed reward yourselves with a date night or something else you can enjoy together.
Going it alone can be overwhelming. Cleaning carpets can be physically demanding involved a considerable amount of time. Hiring a reliable carpet cleaning service will reduce your stress and free up your time. The research shows that couples and families that invest money to take care of non-preferred tasks like cleaning their carpet, ended up spending more quality time together.
Check out these Clean Facts
According to a National Survey, the most dreaded cleaning tasks are:
Here’s Why… Carpet Cleaning
TIME. How long does DIY carpet cleaning take? Answer: anywhere between 30 minutes and 3 days. The time depends on the size of the carpet that you need to clean, its condition, and the amount of furniture that you need to move for your at-home carpet cleaner.
MONEY. If you don’t own a carpet steam cleaner, you will need to rent one, which will cost around $50. You will also need to buy detergent for the stubborn stains, which will cost another $25. Total cost of DIY carpet cleaning is around $75.
RISKS. The DIY cleaning process has some potential risks:
- Overwetting causes carpet to take forever to dry.
- Using the wrong detergent can remove the stain-resistant treatment, dye your carpet instead of removing stains, or destroy the carpet fiber.
- Jeopardizes your carpet and rug manufacturers warranty.
Here’s Why… Tile & Grout Cleaning
HARD WORK. Most people who clean their grout lines by hand…Just use Hot Water, Clean Cloth, brush, and elbow grease. For peoples who have more than 100sf of area, cleaning grout and tile is pretty backbreaking.
DAMAGE. Not all tile floors are alike and using the wrong cleaning products can ruin your floor! YouTubers have suggested everything from muriatic acid to Clorox, to toilet bowl cleaner. These cleaning products are very harmful and disintegrate your grout.
INEFFECTIVE. You are stuck renting the tile and grout steam cleaner from your local hardware store. Rental machines are not as powerful or effective as professional equipment. Your floors are actually getting dirtier, as well as, permanently discolored.
Here’s Why… Upholstery Cleaning
RESULTS. Cleaning the upholstery is both laborious and time consuming. It can take you the whole day and there is a risk of not getting the results that you want. If you don’t know the right way to clean, the stains can come back.
HEALTH ISSUES. Upholstery cleaners can have harsh chemicals or toxins in it to “clean” your furniture – chemicals that can trigger allergy or asthma problems.
Celebrate your National Cleaning week with our fun cleaning activity suggestions but consider letting a professional handle the difficult jobs will be worth the investment and will likely have better results than attempting the cleaning yourself. We want to give you a free bottle of our Spot Out with your next cleaning appointment!
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