Never Spring Clean Your House Again!!!

Your Guide to Never Spring Cleaning  Ever Again

This guide has been developed for you to help you keep your house clean and cut back on cleaning costs by not having to get people in to do your spring clean for you.

Follow this routine and you only need to spend a minimal amount of time cleaning every week and always have your home looking sparkly clean.

We will be breaking down all the work that needs to be done over the course of a couple of weeks.

Once you have completed the cycle you will see that keeping your home clean will become more manageable as the dirt build up will be much less.

Week 1

Monday

  • Dusting all Cornices walls and all other hard surfaces.
  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.

Tuesday

  • Cleaning of doors and handles this should take about 3-5 min per door (We suggest using Handy Andy or whichever cleaning product you choose to use, we use this as it cuts through grime and grease build up the easiest and use a scotch-bright pad to clean really nasty dirt build up, do not overdo it though as it may damage the paint on the door.)

Wednesday

  • Today is allocated to cleaning Mirrors and shower doors and windows as they can be very dirty. (Normal window cleaner should suffice but for really dirty muck on the shower door use Handy Andy and let it sit for a while before cleaning)
  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping and washing of floors and/or vacuuming of carpets.

Thursday

  • Cleaning of windows inside your house(If your house is really big do only how many you can and add the other half or so to another day)

Friday

  • Because you are geared for the week-end just clean the toilets and basin and sweep and vacuum your floors.

 

Week 2

This week will be a bit more work than week one as the walls will need to be cleaned. The best is to do one room per day to minimize time spent cleaning every day and also save your back from much strain.

Monday

As you can see we added moving of all the furniture to this day so this will take longer than usual but luckily it is not done so often so strain on your back is for only a little while.

  • Dusting all Cornices walls and all other hard surfaces.
  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.
  • Cleaning of walls. (Use a mild detergent and wipe the walls with a damp cloth or use a car cleaning sponge)
    • Moving of all furniture and cleaning and vacuuming as required we are also doing this with the walls as you will be moving the furniture in any case to make space for cleaning the walls.

 

Tuesday

  • Cleaning of walls. (Use a mild detergent and wipe the walls with a damp cloth or use a car cleaning sponge)
    • Moving of all furniture and cleaning and vacuuming as required we are also doing this with the walls as you will be moving the furniture in any case to make space for cleaning the walls.

 

Wednesday

  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping and washing of floors and/or vacuuming of carpets.
  • Cleaning of walls. (Use a mild detergent and wipe the walls with a damp cloth or use a car cleaning sponge)
    • Moving of all furniture and cleaning and vacuuming as required we are also doing this with the walls as you will be moving the furniture in any case to make space for cleaning the walls.

 

Thursday

You should be finishing of your wall cleaning today luckily this you will only be doing in another three to four months’ time.

  • Cleaning of walls. (Use a mild detergent and wipe the walls with a damp cloth or use a car cleaning sponge)
    • Moving of all furniture and cleaning and vacuuming as required we are also doing this with the walls as you will be moving the furniture in any case to make space for cleaning the walls.

 

Friday

Hooray!!! It is week-end and you are almost ready to relax.

  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.

 

Week 3

This week we will be tackling the kitchen and the cupboards in your house. As it usually takes a while to unpack and repack them we suggest you break down your cupboard cleaning routine to a room a day.

Monday

  • Dusting all Cornices walls and all other hard surfaces.
  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.

Tuesday

  • Cleaning of the oven should be done today this task will take some time but also no need to fret after this clean you will only need to do it again after a couple of weeks. (Spray your oven cleaner and leave it to work while you continue to clean your kitchen cupboards inside and out.

Wednesday

  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.
  • Cleaning of Cupboards in one or more rooms in the house.
  • Also clean your mirrors and shower/bath surfaces.

Thursday

  • Cleaning of Cupboards in one or more rooms in the house.
  • Cleaning of light fixtures.

Friday

  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.

Now that you have your home into a great looking standard proceed to this routine and only rotate to the first cycle every 3 – 4 months depending on your particular lifestyle and see no more spring clean.

Monday

  • Dusting all Cornices walls and all other hard surfaces.
  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.

Tuesday

  • Wiping off and polishing (Mr Minn) of hard surfaces.
  • Wiping off of scuff marks on walls or doors.

Wednesday

  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floors.
  • Thorough cleaning/wiping off of kitchen surfaces.

Thursday

Walk through your house and check what might need extra attention. Seeing as you just completed your 3 week cleaning routine there should not be much to do so have a cup of coffee.

Friday

  • Cleaning of your Toilet/s and Hand wash basin/s.
  • General Sweeping or vacuuming of floor.

 

And do not forget to call us in every now and again to clean your carpets and upholstery you will need this even though you never have to spring clean again!!!

Cleaning Crazy Dirty Carpets In Port Elizabeth

We are always up for a challenge and this month really put us to the test with some incredibly dirty carpets we had to clean.

It makes you wonder how people actually get them that dirty. The answer is usually that the carpets do not get their yearly or in some cases their 6 month clean and you end up with filthy carpets you are ready to rip out and replace and who has the money to just replace the carpets every two or three years.

Our suggestion is vacuum your carpets regularly (and for some of you student’s out there once every two weeks is not enough). You should also have your carpets deep cleaned every year or so even if the carpets are still looking great. Cleaning them before they start looking dirty is one of the best ways to keep your carpets looking great.

So without further ado let us continue to show you what carpets we had to contend with this month.

These office carpets took a while to get clean. The dirt was packed on about 3 mm thick.

before cleaning really dirty carpets

As you can see it really took some scrubbing to get the dirt out of these carpets.

carpets in the process of being cleaned in port elizabeth

And the end result is….

carpets after being cleaned by true clean in port elizabeth

The Following carpets also looked pretty horrible.

filthy carpets cleaned in port elizabeth

 

Some more horror to behold.

industrial carpets cleaned in port elizabeth

 

And here we just had a bit of fun because who said work has to be boring.

True clean having fun cleaning carpets

 

Tips for buying upholstery covered products.

suede-couch-before-and-after

As with most things in life, we want to buy and often buy products that are good looking and aesthetically pleasing. But more often than not we forget to think about the practical implications.

This also goes for upholstery.

Just run through these four questions  before you make your next upholstery covered purchase:

What will the upholstered product be?

lounge suite, dining room chairs, office chairs or patio furniture. Now this goes without saying, but you need to think about the practical implications which brings me to point two.

Who will be using it  the children mostly?

Or perhaps granny for her knitting corner. This is very important to determine how hard wearing the upholstery material should be.  Suede for hardly used then a light colour will be fine but if kiddies will be going crazy then obviously not so much.

How often will it be used?

This is an important fact because you do not want a material that will show dirt and stains easily that you need to clean it every three months.

  Will it fit with your décor and style?

This can drive people crazy as we all do not like the same things. Choose your favourite three or four sets and then run the previous questions over the decision to see if it will really work for you.

Mostly upholstered products are not an impulse buy and we can not for see the future so if your couch, chair or cushion needs a good deep clean you can contact us for help to get those marks and dirt removed from your upholstery.

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Top reasons to give your carpets a deep clean.

picture of before and after carpet cleaning

Apart form having carpets look bright and clean, the following reasons should also be considered :

  • The pre-spray breaks down the stains and help loosen the dirt and grime that can not be removed by regular vacuuming.
  • The dirt that is left behind in your carpets from every day use damages the fibers of the carpet, acting like sandpaper when you walk on them. Therefor increasing the life of your carpets. We have seen carpets that was well looked after that looked like they were installed the day before and were more than 7 years old.
  • Carpets can be a germ hot spot if not cleaned properly and houses many micro-organisms that can have a negative effect on your health due to air contamination and physical contact with the carpets with your hands and deep clean will eliminate this problem.

So taking these few points into consideration about deep cleaned it firstly saves you money from possible doctors fees and replacing the carpets if you are trying to resell your property. It also prevents a scornful look from friends and family about having a dirty house.