How to clean windows? Easy tips and tricks in step by step process

Introduction

Most of us think that the cleaning job is the hardest of all. Thus, we tend to procrastinate the cleaning job. But the reality is a different thing. If we have the appropriate equipment and materials, it can be a very easy task. This is true for almost every cleaning jobs.

Likewise, when we tend to clean the windows, it is necessary to collect the cleaning equipment, first. This helps to do the cleaning task freely and efficiently.

For the cleaning task, we need below-mentioned materials

  • Squeezer
  • Sponge
  • Newspaper or dry cloth
  • Bucket
  • Cleaning solution, either homemade or branded
  • Other materials like the ladder in order to clean the outer side of the window.

How to clean Window?

As we collect all the required equipment, we can now easily move on to clean the window, step by step. Clean all the webs and dirt present in the window. For a cleaning solution, mix the mild warm water along with the appropriate amount of liquid soap or vinegar in the bucket. But if you are brand conscious, find your favorite brand’s cleaning solution. Remember, if you apply the strong cleaning solutions then it may damage the surrounding of the windows.

Now, take the sponge, dip it into the bucket then apply it to the window. While applying, the direction depends upon the comfortable of the cleaner. Basically, it’s good to follow the cleaning direction from top to bottom or the circular direction. Since the solution flows towards the bottom.

Remember, it really bad to apply from bottom to the top direction.

Now, its turn to clean the solution of the window glass. Take the dry cloth or the old newspaper then rub it in the top to the bottom direction or the circular direction.

The people also consider wiping the window with the help of squeegee. This generally helps to wipe out sticky dirt that the cloth brings.

After you complete the window, move out for another one. But before that remember to squeeze the cloth with the help of Squeezer.

Repeat the process with the other windows also.

The process to clean the outside window is also similar but we may need some extra materials like the ladder, bucket on a belt, helmets and other safety gears.

While cleaning outside window, bucket on a belt is most important equipment. It helps to get a quick access to the cleaning solutions. The process of cleaning the outside window is similar to that of inside window.

Focus on one window at a time. This prevents the cleaning solution applied in the window to become dry and ultimately provides an efficient and effective result.

The cleaning frequency

The pros recommend cleaning the window twice a year. This will help in making the room more lighter and brighter

Note: This guide will definitely help you to clean your window, step by step. But if you are looking for the expert to do the job on your behalf, contact Best in Oz now. We have already acquired enough experience in the cleaning business with return clients.

Remember Best in Oz is a cleaning expert who provides residential cleaning and commercial cleaning along with the end of lease cleaning in Sydney and other parts of NSW.

Best known methods for carpet cleaning

Yes after busy summer every one wonders about cleanliness. They wonder how to clean the dusty carpets, they do think of hiring the pro but you might not know that cleaning yourself is not so hard job rather it is really fast and impressive as well.

Carpet Steam Cleaning.

Steam cleaning is one of the carpet cleaning methods where the carpet is washed using water and dry chemicals. Actually, the carpet is not cleaned by the steam but it’s the detergent that is used with the steam or hot water which cleans the carpet. There is obviously an expert cleaner in the town who will help out to clean the carpet but if you have time and desire to do your work by yourself then you can do the cleaning job by yourself. You might feel surprised to know that you don’t need professional equipment to steam clean your carpet, but as we use water it might take longer before your carpet is ready to walk on.

The process of cleaning the carpet using the steam clean

We need to vacuum the carpet before steam clean the carpet. We use these steamers to wash and partially dry carpets, taking out grime as they go. It would be just surface cleaning. If you wish to clean thoroughly then better to vacuum first.

Let’s begin with learning how to vacuum properly first.

  1. Clean the floor first, removing all the items like toys books etc.
  2. Removing items also include furniture if they can’t be done the remove) small pieces, better to take these items to other room.
  3. Wipeout dust if any of the Windows, baseboards, so that dust won’t fall on the vacuumed carpet.
  4. Let’s protect remaining furniture’s using cervix by attaching around the base of the walls and furniture.
  5. Vacuum carpet in two directions so that it is cleaned thoroughly, after that in a 90-degree angle so that every side of the carpet gets cleaned.

We also need to remove the stains before the using steam clean.

After vacuum, it’s necessary to remove stains first or it will come back after few days.

Preparing for the room to be steam clean.

Now let’s prepare our room for cleaning using the steam cleaner. Empty the room as far as possible but if not then don’t forget to wrap the edges or feet of furniture with wax paper or aluminum foil. This process helps us to protect the furniture and help to keep furniture dry by not absorbing any moisture in the carpet which was left behind after steam cleaning. Let’s leave them until carpets are dry properly.

It’s good to test the cleaning product first before using on the carpet. We can test it on the closet. This way we know whether the product is good or not.

Main step of cleaning the Carpet with steam clean

Keeping the life of machine in mind we can use the product recommended by the manufacturer but we must also know that these recommended might be highly perfumed, and are not good for the people who have allergies and asthma. There is the homemade solution also you want to try.

Step one:

For the first step, use 1 tablespoon of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap for every quart of almost but not boiling water while filling machine tank. Castile soap is oil based, as it is excellent at powering through many carpet stains. Since it’s a soap we need to rinse out of carpet to finish the cleaning. And that is the second step.

Step two:

On the second step use 50-50 mix of white vinegar and almost boiling water. As we can find vinegar has stain fighting properties along with that it also has the capacity to neutralize and remove the soap. This second step will lift away more dirt and Grimes while deodorizing the carpet. We don’t need to follow it with the clean water rinse.

Operate the Steam Cleaner Properly

Almost all carpet steam cleaners are designed to lay down water when we push the machine forward and extract water while we pull it back. We need to be careful while pulling it back. We need to pull the machine very slowly so that the machine would extract as much water as possible. If too much water is left behind then carpet would cause padding to get soaked and can lead to mold, mildew and horrible odors.

So, it is best to steam clean carpet when the weather is warm enough to open the window so that air will help to dry up. Or you can also run the fans.

How often to do Carpet Steam Cleaning?

At a minimum, we need to steam clean our carpet once a year. If we have pets, suffer from allergies or wear shoes indoor then we need to steam clean it more often. Since the weather is warm during late spring and autumn, it is the best time to steam carpets. It is because we just need to open windows for the drying process.

Remember, the carpet cleaning is time-consuming and hard work. it is better to do if you love doing your work yourself or you have enough time to accomplish the cleaning job. You can always rely on the professional cleaners if you are short of time. The professionals will help you to accomplish the carpet steam cleaning for you.

Note: If you are looking for professional cleaners then you may contact Best in OZ Cleaning Services. Along with Carpet Steam Cleaning, Best in OZ also provides residential cleaning, commercial cleaning, and end of lease cleaning in Sydney and other parts of NSW.

Washing machine: Cleaning tips and tricks

Like other machines, washing machine also need our attention, regular cleaning and maintenance to help the machine proper functioning, otherwise, we may face the problem of unclean clothes or we can say it will not do its work properly.

Proper care of machine leads to the durability of the washing machine.

Required materials for cleaning the washing machine.

We do get commercial cleaning solution in the market, but along with it we can use products easily found in our houses.

  1. A scrubbing sponge
  2. Dishwashing liquid
  3. Distilled white vinegar
  4. An old toothbrush
  5. Baking soda

Cleaning of the washing machine with front loading.

Washing machine with front loading is different from the washing machine with top loading.

  1. We need to empty the machine, if there are clothes remove them all, we must not forget to remove small items as socks and ties and handkerchief.
  2. Before cleaning different parts of the washing machine, cleaning detergent tray would be an appropriate Separate the tray from the machine. Clean it with the help of warm water and dishwashing liquid. If you can find traces use an old brush, toothbrush, to remove it.
  3. After tray, move onto tray house. Use a toothbrush to clean the corners as our hand would not reach up to there. For cleaning either use dishwashing detergent or baking soda, and water.
  4. Now it’s time to clean the filter. Remove the filter cap and the clogged filter as well. Remove all the dirt and other particles which are trapped over there in the net. Now, clean it with dishwasher and warm water.
  5. Replace the detergent tray, now put a mixture of vinegar, water, and some baking soda in the tray and also baking soda in the secondary tray, so that it is released later.
  6. Now turn on the washing machine, let it complete full wash cycle. We need to set at highest water temperature. After completing the machine is fully cleaned. If you think necessary, repeat the step.
  7. Now, wipe out the exterior part of the machine. You can use water and vinegar’s mixture. To wipe out you can use a sponge. Rubber seal must be given special attention. Clean all parts including door as it may hub with mould and bacteria.
  8. You can also run the machine without clothes for light cleaning but must consider that we must run a full This will help to clean filters regularly to remove any dirt if trapped in the filter.

Cleaning of top loading of the washing machine.

Washing machine with top loading must be clean regularly. The steps of cleaning are similar with few differences.

  1. As before removing all the clothes and linen from the washing machine before starting the cleaning process. Don’t forget to remove small items such as socks and ties and handkerchief from machine drum.
  2. To clean the fabric softener and bleach dispenser lets carefully use a solution of vinegar and water. This solution helps to soften any hardened clumps of softener and help to clean it completely.
  3. Now let’s fill the washing machine drum with the hottest water possible and let’s add a quart of vinegar. Pour this solution into the machine. Now allow the machine to spin a little to mix the mixture by closing the lid.
  4. After some time, pause the machine to add some of the baking soda. Leave it for an hour or more. This will help the solution to loosen any dirt formed on the walls of the drum.
  5. Clean the exterior part with vinegar and water solution. The exterior part includes hinges, lids and also rubber seals.
  6. After one hour, restart the machine, let the machine complete a full wash cycle and also drain the water from the drum.
  7. To clean the dirt and smell completely repeat the process once again.
  8. After cleaning it is better to keep the lid open for some time just to let the moisture escape. This process also helps to get rid of the smell as well.
  9. You can also run the machine without clothes for light cleaning but must consider that we must run a full This will help to clean filters regularly to remove any dirt if trapped in the filter.

At last.

It’s good to clean the machine regularly, as directed by the technicians, they asked to do once in six months. Cleaning gives the machine rid of all dirt and smells, it might be from hard water or from the detergent. If you use the machine more, clean it frequently or little later, as you use it.

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Happy cleaning.

End of Lease Cleaning-DIY

Cleaning is one of the most important parts of our life. It determines our health and every one want’s to live in a clean and well-maintained house. But in the current scenario, cleaning is being used a lot along with move-outs. Even when you move into a new apartment or a house then there will be a clause for the end of lease cleaning on an agreement. Hence, when you move out of that apartment you need to take care of cleaning jobs. Generally, this job can be accomplished by following either of the two options mentioned below,

  1. Clean yourself.
  2. Hire end of lease cleaning experts in Sydney or the place you live in because you definitely want your bond back.

Hiring exit cleaning experts in Sydney or other parts may increase your expenses, if you aren’t allergic to dust or fabrics or smells, you can prefer cleaning yourself. But the jobs are not so easy. First, you should have enough time and obviously, enough energy as well.

Before cleaning, it’s better to illustrate the old condition of the place. You can also ask your landlord to come and inspect the place so that you won’t be blamed later. And of course, make the checklist so that you come up with the final requirements.

You need to clean the following areas at the minimum if you want to get clean chit on final inspection:

Kitchen

The first part of the house that needs to be cleaned is Kitchen. You probably will wonder how to clean the stuff that’s placed in the kitchen. You might be thinking of taking out all the things out and then clean thoroughly, but sorry to say this will just lead to a mess. Instead of that, it’s better to clean one by one.

Cupboard and Refrigerator

For cupboard, you can just take out the utensils of one cupboard, placed them in the safe place which might be on the floor or on the table, then clean up the cupboard thoroughly. You can use vinegar or some other liquid for cleaning. Leave the cupboard opened for some time unless you are done with the utensils. For the utensils, use the dry cloth and clean them thoroughly, one at a time. After completing you can store them back.

You can repeat this to all the cupboards and after completing it, another important place in the kitchen is the refrigerator.

Like with the cupboard, first, empty the fridge and clean the fridge with the dry cloth. Clean the appliances, and then put them back.

Now its turn to clean the refrigerator and cupboards from the outside as well. If there isn’t anything in the refrigerator then it’s better to turn off the refrigerator.

Oven

It’s the important appliance of our kitchen. Even if it doesn’t smell bad, you need to clean it well. It might be the nasty job but believe me, it’s the first place for inspection, so you can’t take the risk. Remember oven must be sparkling clean and same goes with switches, hob, burners, racks, baking trays, handles, switches and all other surfaces. For cleaning, you can use vinegar and after that clean the area with dry clothes.

After cleaning major parts of the kitchen now its turn to clean Basin. Basin must be also sparkling clean and its good idea to change the soap. You don’t want to forget other appliances such as dishwasher, washing machines.

Now, it’s turn for windows, doors. (We will be discussing these areas in the latter part of the article.) After cleaning them, you want to clean floor. For the floor, you want to scrub it if required with the soapy water. After you clean floor, you are done with your kitchen.

Living room

Like you did in the kitchen, it’s better to clean one by one in the living room as well. Believe me, patience is the key. You can start with cupboards. If there is stuff, take them out clean using the dry cloth, wipe out cobwebs or other marks. Clean the stuff and then place them back.

If there is the bookshelf, take out the books, clean the shelf, wipe in and out. Wipe the books, arrange them and put back in the same order. Clean everything over there- TV set, tables etc.

As this is the place where we take rest and is a relaxing place you need to clean it thoroughly and obviously vacuum the carpet and surrounding as well.

Bathroom

According to the nature of the bathrooms, it might be big lavishly or small but sweet. Whatever the size may be, all bathrooms do have tiles, mirrors, cupboards to store necessary thing for bathing (such as towel, soap, shampoo) shower, taps etc. So, we need to clean them all. Along with that, you need to clean the drain as well. It’s better to use vinegar to clear the passage of drains.

Walls

For walls, wiping with dry cloth only might not be the solution. If there are marks, you can paint the affected area as well but remember to use the same color. If there is no option for paint, place the drawer before it. It is a very bad idea to hang anything before it, as your landlord might not want holes in his house.

Windows

When we think about windows, our mind fills up with glass, of course, crystal clear glass. So, windows must be cleaned from both sides- Inside and outside.

Inside you can do by yourself. But for outside, be sure to take the safety. If you are afraid then ask help from professional to clean the window. It won’t be expensive and after all, we don’t want to risk our life. For cleaning glasses, alcohol or vinegar would be easier and better option. If cracks have to be mended, then do it. Don’t take the option.

Furniture

Wooden furniture can be scrubbed with the scrub paper that you can easily find in the market and for the finishing, you can either polish it with wooden polish or with lemon oil or paint it again. Just doing this is not enough, you need to vacuum it as well.

Curtains and Blinds

You can either wash the curtains or send it to dry cleaners. If you are washing then wash it properly with the washing detergent. Clean the rods as well.

Clean thoroughly both the sides of the blinds. You need to repair any damage or replace the blind if they are unusable.

Staircase and hallways

These are the areas which we use most. So, they need to be cleaned more seriously. You need to steam cleaning to get all the dirt if there’s carpet in the hallway. If you find hard to do the cleaning then it’s better to ask the professionals for carpet steam cleaning because they have the machine and they can take care of the carpets as well.

Garden and exterior

Gardens and outer part of our house are equally important for us. If your house has the garden, clean it by sweeping, trim the leaves, put the flower beds in good order, If you think and can find the gate not in proper form when you moved in, make a record of it on the inventory, otherwise you will be held responsible for it.

Finally, you are done with your cleaning. Remember that you need to buy necessary accessories before cleaning or else it will be the pain for you. After completion, check thoroughly and tick things off your list as you go, take photographs when complete, and ask a witness to sign these before the final inventory check and handing over the keys. Remember the cleaning jobs is time-consuming and needs lots of efforts. So, in case if you find hard

Happy cleaning. Cheers!