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Mrs. Kleens House cleaning tips for the week of September 30, 2012
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Helpful hints and tips from Mrs. Kleen

To remove dust from curtains, toss them in the dryer.

Dirty knickknacks can be put in water with liquid soap.  Rinse them and dry them on a towel.

When cleaning the entire house, clean one room at a time.  Remove clutter and donate what is not used.



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Cleaning tips

Hello Bloggers,
 
I'd like to thank you all for your wonderful support and comments.  I truly appreciate your feedback.
 
I've been quite busy and I am sorry for not posting in awhile.
 
I hope that everyone is well and is looking forward to a great summer.
 
Here are a few tips that are very helpful:
 
Make your bed everyday.  It makes your room look so much better.
 
If you find it hard to clean your entire home in one setting.  Try one or two rooms per day and eventually you will have conquered your cleaning.
 
Schedule days to clean, wash windows, declutter etc.  This will make your life a little easier.
 
I hope you like these tips.  Please share with a friend.  Have a wonderful weekend.
 
 

Helpful hints for maintaining a clean home!

Hello Folks,
 
It's been awhile, but I'm back! 
 
I've been busy with my cleaning business and it is doing well.
 
Here's the tip of the week:
 
Clean your windows on a cloudy day.  You can see imperfections that have been missed while cleaning.  You will not be able to see your mistakes as well on a bright and sunny day.
 
 
 
 

Mrs. Kleens House cleaning tips for the week of September 30, 2012

Hello Visitors,
 
Mrs. Kleens house cleaning and office cleaning service has been in existence since 2009.  We have acquired many tremendous clients in Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas.
 
We love to help our extremely busy neighbors with their cleaning needs.  Many are so appreciative of our hard work.  This makes me and  my staff quite happy to know that we have made someone's day.
 
If you are in need or you know of someone who is in need of a clean space.  Please refer them to our service.  Remember that a clean home is a healthy and happy home.  We thank you in advance.----------------------------------------
 
*I always like to share some interesting cleaning tips that you may or may not know.
 
#1 Even if your carpet doesn't look dirty, you should still vacuum regularly.  Dust mites, which are invisible to the naked eye, love rugs and carpeting!  Nearly 100,000 dust mites can live in one square yard of carpet.  Ick!
 
#2 Cinnamon gets rid of ants.
 
#3 Stop cleaning with paper towels and try newspaper.  It's cheap, easy and green!
 
Share this post with a friend!  Thank you!
 
 

Cleaning tip of the week

Use 1 cup of vinegar to clean your washing machine.  Don't add any clothes.

Mrs. Kleen's cleaning/general tip of the week

Mrs. Kleen is entering its 3rd year of service.  We are truly happy to assist those with busy lives.  As well as those who may be disabled or extremely tired from their day to day routine. 
 
We are starting a wonderful new blog which will feature a cleaning or general tip of the week!
 
Our tip of the week is:  Toothpaste can remove minor scratches from glass tables. (white paste not gel)

How You Can Save Within Your Household?

"Saving is a bore," many say.  "Buying clothes, electronic gadgets, and such things is fun."
 
Whether you have been affected by the decline in the world's economy or not, you can benefit from considering ways you can save as well as ways you can spend wisely. 
 
How You Can Save
 
First, before buying an expensive item, consider whether it is really necessary.
 
Second, if you need something, search for a new items that are on sale or for good used items
 
Third, don't be impulsive; sleep on the matter.  If you still feel that the item is vital, you may consider looking for something similar in a discount or secondhand shop.  Also, you can often save money if you do not feel compelled to buy popular name brands.  Further, rather than buy the latest styles of children's clothes at expensive stores, why not use hand-me-downs?
 
Similarly, a new mother may consider using cloth diapers that can be washed.  The book Budgeting-Personal Spending and Money Management a Key to Weathering the Storm, by Denise Chambers, states: "Disposable diapers will cost you about $2000 or more for 2 years.  Cloth diapers...$300-5000 over those same 2 years."  She added: "Modern cloth diapers are so much easier to use and you'll benefit the planet too!"
 
Fourth, consider that it usually costs less to buy ingredients and cook meals than it does to eat out.  If you have school-age children, why not teach them to prepare sandwiches instead of giving them money to buy more expensive food?  And rather than buying expensive beverages, drink water instead.  It is much healthier and easier on your pocketbook.
 
Not long ago families had their own vegetable gardens.  Have you considered growing some of your own food?  Many, including those living in apartments or small houses, have an area they can use for gardening.  You may be amazed at how much food a person can grow in a limited amount of soil!
 
Consider further:  If you need to have a cell phone, can you use it for emergencies only and pay in advance for a limited amount of calling time?  Or if you have a clothes dryer, have you thought about limiting its use?  Perhaps you can hang some of your wash-or, at times, even all of it-on a clothesline.  You might also be able to limit your use of air conditioners and heaters.  Before switching on such devices, ask yourself, 'Is the weather really that extreme?'  You might also talk to others to learn how they limit the use of electricity.
 
Whatever the case, be modest and realistic about what you buy, and make your decisions carefully. Being a carefree spender can become addictive and can lead to heartache.  So work on being a cautious and prudent spender, which can put you in a position to enjoy lasting happiness.

Mrs. Kleen's basic house cleaning tips

These house cleaning tips from Mrs. Kleen will help you get the job done more efficiently.
 
*Put cleaning supplies in a tote or bucket you can carry.
*Have cleaning tools with you.
*Begin from the  back of the home and work your way to the front, room by room.
*Clean left to right, back to front, top to bottom.
*Start at the top of a room and work your way down as you clean and straighten.
*Organize before you clean.
*Don't allow anything to distract you (TV, telephone, computer etc.
*Clean regularly.
*Eliminate clutter
 
 
Kitchen:
*Vacuum, mop, wax wood floors
*Vacuum, mop linoleum or vinyl floors
*Wash and clean baseboards
*Clean inside and outside refrigerator
*Change shelf liner
*Clean junk drawer
*Wipe inside and outside cabinets
 
Bathroom:
*Wash windows
*Dust windowsills
*Clean window tracks and screens
 
Window:
*Vacuum or dust drapery
*Wash or clean blinds
*Clean windows and tracks
 
Furniture:
*Polish wood furniture
*Vacuum cloth upholstery, clean and condition leather
*Vacuum under and in between cushions
*Clean under couches
 
Closet:
*Donate unused clothing to charity
*Vacuum floors
*Dust walls and shelves
*Place cedar blocks in closet to prevent moths and to freshen the air
*Go over baseboards with a used fabric softener sheet from the dryer.  This will prevent dust from settling on clean baseboards
 
Floor Cleaning:
*Sprinkle baking soda on carpets to absorb stale and musty odors.  Vacuum 1 hour later
 

Cleanliness - WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

For thousands of years, plagues and pestilences have afflicted mankind.  Some people assumed that these were a sign of the wrath of God and were sent to punish wrongdoers.  Patient observation and painstaking research over many centuries have revealed that the culprits were often small creatures that live alongside us.
 
Medical researchers discovered that rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, and mosquitoes can all serve as host for transmitting disease.  They also found that people often invite infectious diseases simply by a lack of hygiene.  Cleanliness, it seems, can make the difference between life and death. 
 
Obviously, standards of cleanliness vary according to customs and circumstances.  In areas where there is no running water or adequate sewage disposal, hygiene can be a real challenge.  Nevertheless,  we can still practice good hygiene and cleanliness.
 
What is a reasonable view of cleanliness?  What simple precautions can you and your family take to reduce disease?
 
SCHOOL is over, and little Max, who lives in Cameroon, arrives back home.  Hungry and thirsty, he enters the humble home where he lives, gives his waiting dog a hug, puts his schoolbag on the dining-room table, sits down, and eagerly waits for his food.
 
Mother, who is in the kitchen, hears Max come in and brings a plate of hot rice and beans for him.  But her expression changes when she sees his schoolbag on the clean table.  She looks at her son and slowly utters one single word, "Maaaax!"  Her son understands, quickly takes the bag away, and rushes out to wash his hands.  Soon he returns for his long-awaited meal.  "Sorry, Mum. I forgot, " he mumbles guiltily.
 
A caring mother can do a lot when it comes to health and cleanliness, although she needs the cooperation of all members of her household.  As the account about Max illustrates, longterm training is necessary because cleanliness requires tireless effort and children need constant reminders
 
Max's mother realizes that food can get contaminated in various ways.  So she not only washes her own hands but also keeps food covered to prevent contamination by flies.  By making sure that food does not sit unprotected and by keeping the house neat and clean, she has few problems with rats, mice, and cockroaches.
 
Family Cooperation Essential
 
As Max' mother observes, family hygiene is a family project.  From time to time, some families sit down together to discuss what their needs are and what improvements can be made, both inside and outside the home.  This also serves to unite the family and to remind each one of his or her share in caring for the welfare of all.  For example, Mother may explain to the older children why they must wash their hands after using the toilet and handling things like money and before eating.  They, in turn, can make sure that the younger ones take the matter seriously.
 
Different chores could be divided among all in the family.  The family may decide to clean the house regularly each week and to schedule a thorough cleaning once or twice a year or call Mrs. Kleen.
And how about outside the house?  Conservationist Stewart Udall, referring to the United States, said: "We live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness, of shrinking open space, and of an overall environment that is diminished daily by pollution and noise and blight."
 
Cleanliness is a reflection of good training and responsible behavior.  It starts with each individual and each family.  Simple application of sanitation and cleanliness around the house will lead to better health as well as improve the overall appearance of the neighborhood.