Cleaning? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart

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Cleaning the home is a necessary chore which none of us particularly enjoy but to keep our homes clean and healthy it is indeed a necessary evil. If you need to clean up in a hurry because you are expecting guests or you just simply do not have the time, then fear not! Here is a quick run down of the skill of Speed-Cleaning the Home!

 

Blitz that Bathroom!
The bathroom is a room everyone is going to use and a place that your guests are sure to visit. If you have the cash, consider hiring a steam cleaner for your bathroom. Otherwise, get it clean in 15 minutes or less like this…

  • In the Bag – pop an empty carrier bag onto the door handle to use as a temporary bin for your waste cloths or rubbish and you can also empty the bathroom bin into it.
  • Flush – Flush the loo and grab some bleach, pop it around the rim and use a brush to distribute it evenly. Now move on to the next task and leave it for 5 mins.
  • Shine – Use a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar and spritz onto a paper towel or micro fibre cloth. Attack all those soap scum marks and toothpaste splatter on mirrors and tops, dust on toilet tops and clean the sink bowl. Water spotted shower doors can also get a quick blast.
  • Exit Strategy – Shake any bathroom mats or rugs to fluff them up and then use another dampened paper towel to wipe in the corners of the bathroom where hair and dust collects. Pop the waste cloths in your rubbish bag, empty the waste bin too and then give the loo a flush to rinse the bleach! DONE!

 

Conquer that Kitchen!

The kitchen is another room in the house where everyone tends to gather. Your guests, family and friends will be casting a judgemental eye over your cooking space, so give them nothing to raise an eyebrow at with these quick tips.

 

  • Clear those counters
    Cooking is what the kitchen is intended to be for, so shift all those school books, piles of mail and put any appliances you don’t use away in the cupboards. Squirt a mutli-purpose cleaner over the worktops and wipe the whole lot down including around any remaining appliances and into the corners.

 

  • Raid the Fridge
    Pull a food waste bin over to the fridge and get busy finding all those lingering leftovers, rotting fruit or veg and spoiled food. Take out all the items you are keeping and give the walls and glass shelves a good wipe over with anti-bacterial cleaner.

 

  • Don’t dodge the dishes
    Stop pretending that you are going to get around to that pile of dishes from the other day! Pop them into the dishwasher or wash them and put them away. Hide away any dripping washing up bottles and run a sponge over the stainless steel bowl and drainer. Polish up with an old tea towel to add extra shine.

 

If you have any cleaning tips for the home or would like to know more about cleaning products and methods, please feel free to comment or click on the relevant links.

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Why Select an Automatic Garage Door

Garage doors are one of the most frequently used tools in any household. Many people take them for granted, but choosing the proper garage door is very important. Some homeowners resort to using old fashioned manual garage doors. Although they can be inexpensive, this type has many safety hazards and inconveniences associated with it.

A poorly designed or maintained door can fall or collapse, potentially leading to serious injury or even death. They also wear down easily over time and can require frequent, and expensive, maintenance. Consumers need a garage door that they can depend on, especially in these fast paced times. The last thing that homeowners need to worry about is whether they can depend on their garage door to run properly.

That is why consumers should choose an automatic garage door. The benefits of this brand are numerous. They are much more convenient than their manual counterparts because you can simply open and close them with a remote controlled device. It works just like television remote controls. Just keep your garage door opener in a safe place inside your car and use it when necessary. Automatic garage doors are also much safer than manual ones. They include a laser beam that works as a stop mechanism. It kicks in if it senses an object below the door. This is invaluable for people who have kids or pets who might be playing in the area. If you are considering a garage door purchase, no factor is more important than safety. Most people don’t realize that tens of thousands of garage related injuries occur each year. Having an automatic door greatly reduces the chance of an injury or death occurring. Automatics also give you freedom of choice. There are many different options that you can select, including setting related to the door’s opening, closing, and speed. Manuals simply do not give you this kind of flexibility.

Garage door maintenance is very important, and it’s easier to perform with automatics. Homeowners should frequently inspect their doors for wear and tear, including the gears. While manual garage doors need frequent inspection, automatic ones are far tougher and more durable. They will make life easier for you and your family by needing fewer examinations. If you do need to repair or replace parts of your door, the procedure will be much cheaper than it would be with a manual. Always make sure to have your garage doors treated by a trained professional when they need maintenance.

Automatic garage doors have all of the strengths of their manual counterparts and none of their weaknesses. They are the ultra convenient alternative to old fashioned garage doors. Do some research and try to find the best deals in your area. You are guaranteed to not regret selecting an automatic garage door.

When selecting the correct garage door motor to automate your door, there are many companies that will offer advice on the best solution to meet your requirements however more often than not the best place to look is online where you will find a wide range of retailers happy to help. They will even be able to supply you with new garage doors at discount prices if required.

Effectively Integrating New Technology into Home Design

vivint-solar New home technologies seem to become strikingly more advanced every year. This is largely due to the growth of home automation, technology that allows homeowners to centralize the control of home functions. Home automation is meant to make home living faster, safer, more convenient and more energy efficient. Despite the growth of the industry, some people are hesitant to install features that will make their home feel more like a spaceship than an actual home. Companies like Vivint and ADT have made it a priority to create sleek looking displays that are easily integrated into a tactful design. Technology can be overbearing, and many homeowners don’t want it to distract from the comfortable feel and atmosphere of their homes. Continue reading