by Jell Jamias
__Eliminate the downpour of mess in your home. __
In the midst of the rainy season, we are currently in, which brings us unpredictable weather, we sometimes need to exert extra effort in cleaning our home. Although it can be very challenging this time of the year, as the accumulation of a myriad of mud, dirt, foul odor and molds can seep into our home, we can still take advantage of this and do deep cleaning since we are limited from going outside due to the sudden downpour.
So let’s get to cleaning starting from the floors, walls, and finally, the ceiling!
To get started, prepare the mixtures and cleaning tools needed for a cleaner home and wear mask and gloves for extra protection.
Given, you already know the type of floor you have, may it be ceramic or laminate wood, a solution ¼ cup of vinegar and a drop of dishwashing liquid can get you ready in eliminating the dirt and musty smell of the floor. This solution does not just break up dirt, but it also disinfects the surface.
Mud and dirt are accumulated vastly in this type of season so a shoe organizer or shoe basket is of great help if placed near the doorway. This can prevent the dirt and mud from spreading to the rest of the house if shoes are not used inside the house. It will also be helpful to put two rugs in your doorway to minimize the dirt from spreading in different areas of the house.
__CEILINGS AND WALLS __
Cleaning your walls and ceilings can be quite challenging because it calls for different methods and cleaning tools.
One of the basic mixtures you can use is the combination of 4 drops of liquid detergent, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil scent, all mixed well in a spray bottle. Lightly spray the area and go over it with a microfiber rug.
While cleaning, you can also check your ceilings for leaks and moist present. Existence of these can damage your ceilings and walls especially if wallpaper is involved. Clammy walls can greatly damage your wall trinkets, paintings, and picture frames too!
__KITCHEN CABINETS/TABLES AND NOOKS __
The wet season greatly attracts bacteria and viruses! Cabinets and nooks are some of the favorite dwellings of hardened dust and cobwebs.
Prepare a toothbrush and microfiber rugs and mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle. Mist on the cabinets (do not overwet as it can damage the finish), let sit for a minute or two and then wipe with microfiber rug. Do the same for the tables and nooks.
For extremely grimy cabinets/tables, you can add 4 drops of dishwashing liquid to the mixture. For granite and stone countertops, just leave out the vinegar from the solution and add some alcohol instead as vinegar can cause etching over time.
Organizing your trinkets and cabinets can also be a great time to declutter things you barely use. You can either donate it or sell it online for a good price.
__PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICES __
Let’s admit that we sometimes get overwhelmed with the mess not only brought by children, (including your spouse haha!) but also the weather. When things turn into a scenario where you feel stunned and do not know where to start, you may need professional help and that is when professional cleaning services like Manila Maid can be of great assistance.
Manila Maid provide highly efficient cleaning staff that can get your house/condo and even office free form mess at a reasonable price.
They offer cleaning services for homes in the following areas: Makati, Mandaluyong, Ortigas, BGC, Taguig, Manila, Pasay and Eastwood.
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