Spring Clean Like the Professionals

Posted on April 25, 2011. Filed under: Household Tips | Tags: |

When we do a top to bottom detail cleaning, we have to be very organized and systematic because we don’t want to miss anything, and we want to make the best use of our time since we charge  our clients by the hour.

Here are some rules that we follow:

  • We always work from top to bottom, one side to the other.
  • We use two hands – one to pick up and move things with, and the other to clean with.
  • We always wear an apron with big pockets for cleaning towels, etc and we always carry our supplies in a cleaning caddy and keep it right with us as we clean.
  • We start upstairs and finish it completely and then go downstairs,  allowing  gravity to work  with us and trying never to backtrack.

In tackling  areas such as bathroom and kitchen counter-tops  and baseboards,  we spray the all purpose cleaner first over the entire surface and let it sit for a few minutes to more easily dislodge the grime.

On granite counter-tops we like to use microfiber to help get rid of the gritty feeling that granite can sometimes have.  Microfiber is made up of hundreds of  extremely tiny loops that grab onto the dirt particles and hold them.  Our jumbo mop also uses a microfiber pad.   Instead of  sweeping,  we use a Mity Mite canister vacuum on all the hard surface floors before mopping  which  is really effective,  especially with pet hair.

These are simple rules that  you can easily adopt in your own cleaning forays if you opt to do it yourself.  Or just call us –  Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s premier house cleaning service.

In the next issue, I will talk about what some of our favorite green cleaning products are!

Want More Spring Cleaning Tips?

The Spring Cleaning Checklist We Use for our Clients

Essential Tips for Organizing your Spring Cleaning

Pre-clean Before You Tackle Spring Cleaning

How to Spring Clean Like the Professionals

The History of Spring Cleaning

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Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service. (404) 633-9652.

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