Cleaning Can Burn Just As Many Calories As Going To The Gym!

While cleaning can be a job, it can also be seen as a workout for those who don’t have enough time to go to the gym or who don’t exactly know what to do at the gym. Essentially you can burn 100 calories for every hour you clean depending on your weight. Have a look at the article listed below to see exactly how loading the dishes, cleaning your bathroom could help you exercise the amount of time you want too.

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Remove Condensation Rings with This Simple DIY Life-hack

Ugly condensation rings ruining your wood coffee table? Here’s a simple DIY solution! 

No matter how many times you yell at people about it, and no matter how many coasters you buy and place them on the table, someone will always put a hot or cold drink on your beautiful wood coffee table. Then you’re left with this ugly condensation ring, the sight of which you cannot bear. Well, there’s an easy DIY solution to this problem and chances are you probably already own the main ingredient: toothpaste.

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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.

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.

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  • 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


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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.

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