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Five Ways To Make Your Home Feel Fresh *

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It’s difficult enough to keep your home neat and tidy when you’re living alone, let alone when you’re managing a family and work. As a result, the key to success is to maintain cleaning tasks as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

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To keep your home feeling fresh and clean, follow these five basic cleaning tips and methods.

Refresh Or Update Your Upholstery

Rugs, sofas, drapes, and even cushions can absorb aromas from the rest of the house. Cleaning them is a terrific method to immediately renew your home. There are commercial treatments available to remove odors, but you can make your own by combining baking soda, distilled water, and aromatic oils and spraying it on your textiles. It’s that simple! If you feel as though your sofa has seen better days (it does happen over time) then look for new Luxury Sofas, or other furniture that can also help your home to feel fresher. 

Don’t Forget About Your Microwave

Cleaning the kitchen by washing the surfaces and keeping the hob clean is a normal procedure, but ensuring that hidden debris is removed is crucial to keeping your area fresh. Microwaving a dish of water and half a lemon in the microwave can release any grime and allow you to wipe it away instead of spending hours scrubbing. Steam cleaning can save you a lot of time and effort. 

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Grapefruits are tasty, healthful, and… unexpected cleaning tools. While we all use cleaning solutions like bleach and toilet spray, there are a few health risks associated with excessive use. So, wherever possible, consider switching to more natural cleaning methods, such as using grapefruit to clean the toilet! Simply cut one in half and sprinkle it in regular table salt; then scrub basins, showers, and dirty floors with it. It’s a wonderful cleanser because of the acid in the fruit as well as the abrasiveness of the salt. Some items fall somewhere in the center, multifunctional goods that can be used to clean everything from clothes to floors.

Even if you do decide to hire professionals to come and clean for you, you can still look for ones who use eco-friendly cleaning products, like this Indianapolis house cleaning service.

Clean The Windows

It may seem like a hassle, but it’s difficult to make a house feel clean when the windows are filthy. You’ll also be shocked at how much dirt comes off of them. Try wiping off windows with a balled-up newspaper; it’s soft and prevents scratches. To use, simply spray your usual window cleaner on the newspaper and wipe it down. It’s cheap, easy to find, and will leave you with a streak-free finish.


Recognize When Professional Assistance Is Required

While the notion of ‘doing it all’ is alluring, it is not always possible. If you have a busy family life or a new work that requires a lot of your time but you still want to return home to a clean house, hiring professional cleaners may be the best option. Similarly, if you have a clogged drain and are not a plumber, you should contact a blocked drain expert. You are not a failure if you seek assistance!


These tips should help you to add a touch of freshness to your home, do you have any other tips that could help? Please add some of them to the comments. 


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