Below is an article that was written by Humberto Mazzarri from friscomaids.net.
BEDROOM AND LIVING ROOM: THE EASY PART
It is no secret that the living room is a drag to clean, but that is because of its dimensions, not because it is complicated. Usually, these high-transit areas are plagued by only one thing: dust. When we walk around our house, we spread dirt from our shoes all over the place. Also, living rooms have a lot of windows most of the time, so dust can easily get in your house from them. Luckily for us, dust is easily removed by sweeping and mopping, just remember to maintain an air current, so as you sweep the dust goes away. Use a wet mop with the cleaning product of your choice to then accumulate dust wet in the mop, since it’s more easily removed this way. And if you find those sticky stains you cannot get rid of, don’t worry, they’re probably from some spilled soda and you just have to use extra water to remove them, since the sugar in the stain dissolves easily.
THE YARD: BIG BUT MANAGEABLE
Taking care of a yard is no easy task, some people really get into gardening, and some people just like to have a neat space to relax and do their own thing. However, handling organic products such as soil and fertilizer can be a pain to clean. Even grass stains can result difficult sometimes. The trick is to know what we are dealing with in order to clean it. Soil generates dirt the more humid it gets, but it is easily removed by water and most cleaning products. In this case, a hose will be your best friend since pressurized water should do the trick. However there might be smaller grass or soil stains that just won’t come out, in those cases, you can aid yourself with a little acetone (yes, the nail polish remover) since it works as an organic dissolvent and will remove things water won’t.
THE KITCHEN: OPTIMIZE YOUR EFFORTS
Having a clean kitchen is definitely something to be proud of, because it is an environment constantly summited to heat, rust, and grease. As you may notice when being in charge of a household, there are just some things water cannot remove, and grease is one of them. Fats in general are hydrophobic, meaning they won’t dissolve in water, so the greasier the food the harder it may be to clean the dishes and pots. The trick is to use water to remove big chunks of leftovers in the dishes, and then using soap to enclose the grease and remove it. The hard part comes when we get food stains too close to heat sources, like the oven or the stove, because eat not only dries the stains, it also makes grease much more solid. In those cases, you need a strong degreaser to act on the surface for a few minutes, and then remove the grease with water, just remember to be careful while using chemicals. My trick for food stains and grease would be to act quickly, since removing them humid is a lot easier, just use as much soap as you need. This is even truer with stains close to the stove, if you turn it off and take care of the stain at the moment you will save yourself a lot of trouble later.
THE BATHROOM: THE FINAL BOSS
Here we have one of the smallest but hardest cleaning areas in any house, the bathroom. Besides the obvious reason, being the place for human waste disposal, there are a lot of difficult stains in a bathroom that might frustrate you but are more easily manageable than you think. Normally we shouldn’t have to worry about human waste in this day and age, but some families have toddlers or elders that make things difficult. Just remember that these wastes are easily cleaned with water and some cleaning products, just put on a mask and some rubber gloves if you have to.
The tricky part is the other stains: those green ones on the edge of your things, or maybe the black ones in between tiles on the floor. Since bathrooms are a naturally humid place because of all the water movement that occurs inside, it is the perfect place for molds to grow, and they form most of the greenish stains you see inside your bathroom. Molds belong to the Fungi group, so the most direct way to deal with them is using a fungicide. However, if you don’t like to use it, or can’t afford it, you can use hydrogen peroxide, or baking soda, combined with water to remove the mold from your bathroom. And after cleaning it with water, pour some vinegar into the site. Vinegar prevents mold spores to grow because it is a soft acid.
Finally, those stains in between tiles can be removed using Clorox. They are just cumulated dirt that is harder to remove because of the humidity, so Clorox should seal the deal. Just remember to always use one product at a time, and clean with water afterward, since it’s dangerous to combine these kinds of chemicals.
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