30 Days for Spring Cleaning

 

Despite the recent (and forecasted) snow, spring weather is just around the corner. We don’t know about you, but here we are getting anxious to open the windows and let in the fresh air. Although we clean, there are places that are difficult to see in the dead of winter.

To start fresh, follow this thirty-day checklist to clean your home from top to bottom. It doesn’t have to be hard: check off one item a day and before you know it, the sun will be shining and your floors will be spotless.

To download the PDF version of the checklist, click here.

WEEK 1

  • Day 1: Dust all edges and corners at the ceiling level
  • Day 2: Dust ground level edges & corners
  • Day 3: Dust or vacuum vents
  • Day 4: Vacuum edges (where floor meets baseboards)
  • Day 5: Wash baseboards
  • Day 6: Clean front and back door
  • Day 7: Wipe switch plates

WEEK 2

  • Day 8: Wipe door knobs and doors
  • Day 9: Dust light fixtures
  • Day 10: Freshen garbage disposal & all drains
  • Day 11: Dust ceiling fans
  • Day 12: Clean refrigerator and freezer (including coils & under)
  • Day 13: Clean oven and microwave (including under oven)
  • Day 14: Clear and clean kitchen counters

WEEK 3

  • Day 15: Vacuum couches and chairs (including washing slipcovers)
  • Day 16: Wipe down kitchen cupboards and drawers
  • Day 17: Clean out washer and dryer
  • Day 18: Wash windows and mirrors
  • Day 19: Vacuum mattresses and flip
  • Day 20: Wash window sills
  • Day 21: Clean bathtubs and showers

WEEK 4

  • Day 22: Clean bathroom counters, sinks and toilets
  • Day 23: Wash bath mats and shower curtains
  • Day 24: Dust all hard surfaces
  • Day 25: Wash bedding
  • Day 26: Wash curtains and drapes
  • Day 27: Dust window blinds
  • Day 28: Vacuum all floors and stairs
  • Day 29: Wash all floors
  • Day 30: Deep clean vacuum cleaner

The truth about bleach

 

Bleach is often noted as the cheap cleaner that will sterilize above all else. While bleach is an effective disinfectant, it does have its downsides.

Bleach can be rough on countertops. Even when diluted, bleach can be a strong, abrasive cleaner. For your stone or concrete countertops this can cause the sealant to wear down, causing you the hassle of having to reseal your counter sooner rather than later. And for your laminate countertops, they are tough but over time, bleach can cause discoloration.

Also, while household bleach isn’t toxic, it can be an irritant for your skin, eyes and lungs when cleaning with it. If there are young ones in the house, it can damage their skin if they come in direct contact with it. Keep those bottles out of reach!

With the health trend growing, there are increasingly more options for a safer bleach alternative. Whether it is in your home or office, it is worth it to take the steps to minimize your use of bleach and you, may want to start thinking about that alternative.

We know you’re probably not on the mailing list for “2017’s best green cleaners” but we are up to date!

We at Daigle Cleaning Systems keep your family’s health in the forefront of our mind. That is why we thoroughly clean your house or office using safe – yet effective – GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS. Click here to schedule a free estimate and we will customize a cleaning regimen for your home that will suit both your budget and time constraints.


Flu-proof your home

 

Show winter colds the door by keeping a germ-free house with these tips: 

  • Keep an eye out for germ hot spots in the home.​ Germs love to linger on the most popular surfaces like the remote controls, phones, door handles and keys. Clean these daily to avoid spreading germs between family members. It is as simple as wiping them down with a disinfectant.
  • Make hand washing second nature.​ Remind your kids to wash their hands when they get home from school before they run rampant in the house. All those kids they played with are coming home with them. Wash hands in warm, soapy water when you get home and before you eat!
  • Humidify the home. ​ Believe it or not, flu viruses love cool, dry environments. Keeping the air in your home at a higher humidity level will not only help your chapped lips, but will help you stay healthy.
  • Clean house. ​ It’s probably obvious by now that germs love to live in less-than-clean environments. They love dirty countertops, dusty floors and messy bathrooms. By spending the time to tidy-up and clean these messy areas, you save yourself a week out of work because of the flu — or worse yet, because your kids have the flu.

We at Daigle Cleaning Systems know you’re busy. No time to clean the house top to bottom? Let us do it for you! ​

We keep your family’s health in the forefront of our mind. That is why we thoroughly clean your house using safe – yet effective – green cleaning products. Click here to schedule your free estimate and we can customize a cleaning regimen for your home that will suit both your budget and time constraints.


Tidy up your back-to-school to-do list

 
Barbecues, relaxing on the beach, hiking and visiting amusement parks.
That’s what summer is all about, right?

But all this fun makes it very easy to lose track of time. Daylight has progressively gotten shorter and shorter, and guess what that means?

Ready or not, school is right around the corner!

In order to get yourself ready, there are things you have to do on your own and there are things you can let someone else, such as Daigle Cleaning Systems Inc., take care of.

What you can mark off your to-do list now instead of having to worry about later:

  1. Getting the kids back on a schedule. This means regular meal times, bed times and waking them up earlier to get them in routine.
  2. Purchasing a calendar. When the chaos starts, you are going to need a way to keep the different schedules in your household organized.
  3. Back-to-school shopping. Eliminate unused or unwearable clothing so you can add new items to your kids’ wardrobe.
  4. Stocking up on supplies. Paper, folders, pencils, pens, notebooks and highlighters are essential.
  5. Organizing and cleaning your home. Put things exactly where you would like them to be so during the hectic school year you won’t have to shift things around.
  6. Wait! Don’t forget the cleaning part!

Or do forgetand leave the cleaning to us!

Check out our Home Maid Service and see for yourself how much stress we can take off your hands.

Thinking about expanding or updating the services we provide you? Let us know your needs.

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Summertime cleanliness is essential

Keeping your home clean is important all year round, especially in the summer.

Five reasons to keep things neat and clean:

1. Get-togethers. If your home is kept clean, you will want to invite guests over more often. You will feel more confident showing your home off without the fear of embarrassing messes lying around the house.

2. Better health and wellness. Sanitation will help destroy germs and bacteria that have been lingering in your home for some time. This will account for better sleep, a more efficient immune system and an overall happiness.

3. Your belongings won’t get lost. You won’t misplace things if you keep putting them in the same spot. There’s nothing worse than losing something in your own home. If you keep things organized, you won’t have to re-trace your steps time and time again.

4. Motivation. When your home is clean, you can focus on things you need to get done or possibly pick up a new hobby as you will have more free time to yourself.

5. Decorations and creativity. A clean area creates more space for decorations and unique designs. You will be able to move things around or add new items to empty spaces.

These things are equally important to living a fulfilled life. However, summers are one of the busiest times of year, which makes cleaning even more of a hassle. Instead of ranking it as one of the priorities on your to-do list, let us at Daigle Cleaning Systems take care of it for you.

After 15 years in the industry, you could say we have cleaned a lot of homes and would love to show you our services. All you have to do is call 518.768.4881 or contact us for a free estimate.