3 Tips for a Cleaner Kitchen In Less Time

Posted on March 4, 2016. Filed under: Atlanta House Cleaning, Kitchen Cleaning | Tags: , |

by Raina Raflo, Founder, Sponge & Sparkle – Atlanta House Cleaning Experts since 1981

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According to the 2014 American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we spend an average of 353 hours each year cleaning.  The kitchen is usually where we spend the most cleaning time.

Here are 3 quick tips to reduce the time you spend cleaning your kitchen.

  1. Spray your food storage containers with non-stick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces. This will keep your containers stain-free – no more scrubbing!
  2. Throw your kitchen sponges in the dishwasher cutlery tray. They will stay in place there and come out bacteria free.
  3. Purchase inexpensive oven liners (I get mine at Kroger) so that you never need to use toxic oven cleaners.

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6 Tips for a Clean Bathroom – Fast!

Posted on March 26, 2015. Filed under: Bathroom Cleaning Tips | Tags: , |

The bathroom. The home of messy spills, dried  on toothpaste, scum attracting showers, the pernicious boy bathroom smell and much more. It’s also the room your visitors are likely to spend the most time inspecting. (Did you know 40% of people admit to snooping in medicine cabinets?)

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Here are a few ideas for not only getting your bathroom clean quickly, but also keeping it that way.

  1. Keep your Counters Clear
    Soap-scum, toothpaste goop and all matters of gunk can accumulate in nooks and crannies in the bathroom. The way to get around this is to prevent it in the first place by keeping your counter tops clear. Cleaning is a lot quicker if you do not have to move items around in order to clean.
  2. Do a Daily Wipe Down
    As you finish your shower, get in the habit of giving every surface a quick wipe down. It takes less than a minute and leaves your bathroom cleaner over the long term.
  3. Collect your Supplies
    One of the biggest time wasters is having to search for items when it is time to clean. Save yourself the trouble by collecting all of your bathroom cleaning supplies and tools before you get started.
  4. Work from Top to Bottom, Corner to Corner
    Eliminate the need to backtrack to clean an area more than once by working from top to bottom.
  5. Spray the Tough Areas
    If possible, spray the areas that need a little bit of  “elbow grease” first. As you work in other areas, you will give the cleaning products time to work on stains. Read the instructions to make sure you don’t let the products “sit” beyond the recommended time.
  6. The Quickest Route to a Clean Bathroom
    Last but not least – the quickest way to get your bathroom clean is to hire a professional Atlanta maid service.  A professional service has the expertise, tools and equipment to get all of the nooks, crevices and crannies cleaned. Having a service come in two or three times a month keeps the mess at bay.Here are some reviews from our long-term customers.

An Excellent Job for 15+ Years:
Sponge & Sparkle has been cleaning my office and home for over fifteen years and always does an excellent job. I can recommend them without reservation.

“Fussy” Homeowner Says “It Sparkles”
We have had Sponge & Sparkle for a few years now and I am a fussy homeowner. They do a fantastic job–coming home after a hard week, it is so wonderful to have everything so clean it sparkles. Baseboards, blinds, all the surfaces are spotless. And they come on time every time. Great cleaning service.

Loves to Come Home Every Other Wednesday
My daughters says it best … I love to come home every other Wednesday! S & S do a wonderful job on our home and treat our things like they were their own.

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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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How to Clean your Bathroom in a Flash!

Posted on June 20, 2013. Filed under: Bathroom Cleaning Tips | Tags: , |

The bathroom. The home of messy spills, dried  on toothpaste, scum attracting showers, the pernicious boy bathroom smell and much more. It’s also the room your visitors are likely to spend the most time inspecting. (Did you know 40% of people admit to snooping in medicine cabinets?)

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Guests coming over and you need to get the bathroom cleaned quickly? Here are a few ideas.

  1. Gather your Supplies
    One of the biggest time wasters is having to search for items as you need them. Save yourself the trouble by collecting all of your bathroom cleaning supplies and tools before you get started.
  2. Work from Top to Bottom, Corner to Corner
    Eliminate the need to backtrack to clean an area more than once by working from top to bottom.
  3. Spray the Tough Areas
    If possible, spray the areas that need a little bit of  “elbow grease” first. As you work in other areas, you will give the cleaning products time to work on stains. Read the instructions to make sure you don’t let the products “sit” beyond the recommended time.
  4. The Quickest Route to a Clean Bathroom
    Last but not least – the quickest way to get your bathroom clean is to hire a professional Atlanta maid service.  A professional service has the expertise, tools and equipment to get all of the nooks, crevices and crannies cleaned. Having a service come in two or three times a month keeps the mess at bay.

    Here are some reviews from our long-term customers.

    An Excellent Job for 15+ Years:
    Sponge & Sparkle has been cleaning my office and home for over fifteen years and always does an excellent job. I can recommend them without reservation.“Fussy” Homeowner Says “It Sparkles”
    We have had Sponge & Sparkle for a few years now and I am a fussy homeowner. They do a fantastic job–coming home after a hard week, it is so wonderful to have everything so clean it sparkles. Baseboards, blinds, all the surfaces are spotless. And they come on time every time. Great cleaning service.

    Loves to Come Home Every Other Wednesday
    My daughters says it best … I love to come home every other Wednesday! S & S do a wonderful job on our home and treat our things like they were their own.

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About the author:

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

Read more Atlanta maid and house cleaning service customer reviews on our site.
Request a cleaning quote.

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