Commercial cleaning wipes is one of the best solutions to go to whenever we experience unavoidable spills. Its essence is to minimize the spread of dirt, germs, and bacteria in our kitchen as they frequently happen. However, not only they are costly and unpractical, but they also pose environmental concerns as they are only of single-use.

Being a practical homeowner that we are, we consider it of utmost importance that the cleaning tools and detergents that we use leave minimal environmental footprints and cost-efficient while making sure that our home is clean and germ-free. And that is why we propose to you the basics of a homemade cleaning wipes.

There are many homemade wipes recipes that we can find on the internet however the most essential recipe would be the best way to go unless you want to add some extra ingredients that can make it more efficient in cleaning than it already is.

You can also choose between paper towel roll which is a lot cheaper than the usual cleaning wipes and fabric towels, which if were to choose, we'd go for the latter for cost effectivity and because it's environmentally friendly since you can just wash and re-use.

Having said that, here is a simple recipe and steps in making your very own homemade cleaning wipes.

__PREPARE THE FOLLOWING: __

•    1 medium-sized container with lid (glass is more preferable because plastic containers tend to react with essential oils)
•    20 pcs of fabric cut into 10-inch square (you can use old clothes/ old blanket or microfiber rugs as they are more absorbent and efficient in terms of cleaning)
•    1 and 1/2 cup of distilled water
•    ½ cup of vinegar
•    ½ cup of rubbing alcohol
•    5-6 drops of dishwashing liquid soap
•    15 – 20 drops of essential oils (this is optional as there are people who are allergic to essential oils but if you are not, feel free to use your favorite scent of Essential oil) 

PROCEDURES:

•    In a bowl, mix the  distilled water, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, dishwashing liquid soap and essential oils(optional)  properly and set aside;
•    Place the 20 pcs of fabric inside the glass jar ;
•    Pour the liquid solution on the glass jar and close it with the lid and turn the jar upside down to make sure that the liquid is well distributed among the fabrics.

ADDITIONAL TIPS: You can use a different amount of dishwashing liquid depending on your needs. The tougher the grease and stain is, the more dishwashing liquid you can use.

A different mix of Essential oil also good to achieve your desired scent.

Now you are good to go!

When tidying up gets tough and you need your home thoroughly cleaned, try booking from professional cleaning service like MANILA MAID. They provide high-quality cleaning services and highly efficient staff at an affordable price. They offer cleaning services for homes in the following areas: Makati, Mandaluyong, Ortigas, BGC, Taguig, Parañaque, Pasay and Eastwood.

If you want to know more about office, condo or house cleaning, you can contact MANILA MAID through the following:

Website: www.manilamaid.com Phone: 0927-727-6803 Email: info@mailamaid.com



raining-window

__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.

__FLOORS __

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.

If you want to know more about their services you can contact them through the following:

Website: www.manilamaid.com Phone: 0927-7742962 Email: info@mailamaid.com __text in bold__



oven

Ovens are one of the kitchen appliance that gets easily overlooked when cleaning. This is because a filthy, grimey and oil splattered oven is such a daunting task. This is probably why a lot of households have a dirty oven for months or years, even!

However, the reality is - cleaning an oven is not as difficult as it seems! Don't know where to start? Here's a tried and tested homemade solution that will remove the even the most stubborn grease!

What you need:

  1. 1/4 cup dish washing soap. We use the ever trusted Joy dishwashing liquid, available in any grocery store!
  2. 1 cup white vinegar
  3. 1/2 cup lemon juice (This is about 1 medium sized lemon)
  4. 1 1/2 cup water

What to do:

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well until everything is mixed together.

Spray on all parts of the oven. Top part for the burner (if using electric stove, unplug before cleaning) and inside of oven including grill and trays. Let the mixture sit for a minimum of 1 hour before wiping with a clean wet cloth. For better results, spray the solution after you've made dinner when you no longer need the use of the oven so you can leave it on overnight.

Don't have time to clean due to busy schedule? Don't worry - you can call Manila Maid for your home cleaning needs.

Manila Maid cleans in the following areas:

Makati BGC Taguig Ortigas Mandaluyong Taft Eastwood Parañaque Some parts of Manila Some parts of Las Piñas and more!

Inquire now by calling at 0927-727-6803 or email us at info@manilamaid.com



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Most of you probably already know who Marie Kondo is and her revolutionary way of decluttering not just your home but your life. The petite Japanese organizing consultant gained popularity after she released her tutorial book on tidying up a few years back. However, worldwide recognition happened when Netflix released a series called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. After the show has been released, thousands of households all around the world took notice and followed the KonMari method.

Here are some of the most important things to take away from Marie Kondo:

Category Organizing

You might lean on the idea of decluttering by room, but as per Marie Kondo, do it by category. She almost always encourages people to start with clothing because this likely has the less emotional baggage. Take ALL clothes out of the closet. Do not leave one box or one drawer left untouched.

Only What Sparks Joy

You probably heard about this catch phrase several times now. KEEP (or buy) ONLY WHAT SPARKS JOY. A lot of people think going by this rule is a bit on the cheesy side, but it actually does work for the most part. When organizing everything at home, hold items with both hands and ask yourself, does this spark joy? Whether it be an old sweater you've been clinging on to since College, or a blender you've not used for ages. Question if the item brings joy and usefulness in your life. If it does, keep it. If it doesn't - place on a throw/ donate pile!

Don't Let Nostalgia Rule Your Home

There is a reason why Kondo wants you to do it by category. To not distract you from reaching your goal. Which is to declutter your home and experience peace after. BUT if you get sidetracked by opening up an old box filled with memories, the decluttering might get suspended and you end up remeniscing about the past, in turn making it difficult to let go of what needs to be let go. So FOCUS. Start with clothes. Then purses. Then shoes. From there you can move on to the room decorations. Then books. Then maybe lastly, pictures and letters. Make the sentimental part of it all, the last part to tackle.

Envision the Home You Want to Have

Doing the decluttering is all well and good but there should be an end goal to what you're trying to accomplish. What kind of home would you like to have? Do you want a practical one? A minimalist one? At the end of the day, you need to be able to say to yourself - I am happy I get to go home to this place. Organizing and decluttering is what needs to be done to accomplish that.

Don't know where to start? Don't worry. Though the KonMari method is only getting big in the Metro Manila, our cleaning company aspires to help home owners breathe comfortably in their space and not feel like there so much going on here and there. You can customize a deep cleaning session with our team of friendly cleaners. We can help you declutter, throw and then organize your entire home.

Living in Makati, BGC, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Ortigas,or even in the far south areas like Parañaque? Great! We offer service in your area. Inquire about our deep cleaning packages through different ways:

EMAIL: info@manilamaid.com PHONE: 09277276803 WEBSITE: www.manilamaid.com

We look forward to cleaning your house/condo for you!



MMPIC2019

__HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! __

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal clients who continue to entrust their cleaning service to our friendly cleaners. We started with a few cleaners in 2014 and have grown to a bigger group of lovely, hardworking and trust worthy cleaners. We aim to be able to clean more homes, offices and commercial spaces this 2019!

Now on to the real order of business: Post-holiday cleaning. We know it's no easy feat. Putting up the decors was exciting for sure, but the process of taking it down sucks. However, if you have a solid plan on how to do it, then it won't be so bad. Here are some of the things you need to remember when cleaning up after the holidays.

  1. Prepare boxes, plastic containers or resealable bags. When taking the tree down or the countless decors at home, you need to have a storage. This way, you can easily slide them under the bed or put back in cabinets.
  2. Prepare label. After storing decords on boxes, make sure to put a label on them so you don't confuse it with other things at home.
  3. Take a good look at all of the stuff you've used and throw away decors you are positive you won't want to use the following year. It's great to re-use stuff to save money but realistically speaking, if something doesn't look good anymore then it's time to bid them goodbye!
  4. When everything has been taken down, then that's when you begin cleaning the house. Tackle all areas especially under tables and sofas.

Sound easy? Sure. But what if you don't have the time to do any of these? Not to worry, Manila Maid is here to the rescue. Our friendly home cleaners will not just take down your Christmas decors and store it away neatly, they will also clean your home for you!

Living in Makati, BGC or Taguig? Great! We provide service in those areas without transportation fee.

Living elsewhere like Mandaluyong, Manila, Pasig, Parañaque, Eastwood? Don't fret, we provide a cleaning service in that area too! However, expect to be charged a minimal transportation fee on top of the cleaning fee.

Interested in our home, condo or apartment cleaning service? Call us at 0927-727-6803 or email us at info@manilamaid.com

We look forward to cleaning for you!



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