When to Hire a Cleaning Service

Hiring a scheduled cleaning service or staffing a full-time maid helps out many people who need help with upkeep, but lack time or energy. However, this may not fit into everybody’s budget. But regardless of the budget, all calendars bring about special dates when your home needs that need extra oomph, sparkle, and shine. Booking a cleaning company for post-construction, moving out, and the annual spring-cleaning relieves stress and recovers your home like new.

  1. Post-construction: After a large home or office construction project, a deep cleaning is required. The white dust residue is difficult to eliminate and gathers in every nook and cranny. Many cleaning companies offer this specialty service and will wipe down every surface, clean windows thoroughly, shampoo and vacuum carpets, wax hardwood floors, and tackle those hard to reach places. The cost is relative to the location, competition, and economy, but instead of charging per square foot, many companies charge per item cleaned. For example, carpet cleaning starts at .11 to .15 cents per square foot, and easily accessible windows, $2.50 to $2.75 each. Newly constructed home cleanup does charge per square foot, at about .15 to .26 cents.
  2. Moving in/out: You need that deposit back, so the investment in professional help pays off. Plus, the moving process has other stresses like packing, so check one thing off your “to-do” list and hire a cleaning company to make your place shine for the next tenant. Moving out packages include cleaning wall spots, hiding nail holes, buffing out spills and stains on carpets, and cleaning used appliances. Moving in (or out) cleaning consists of everything in a routine service plus deep cleaning of the baseboards, the oven, stove, refrigerator, ceiling fans, inside cabinets and drawers, and light fixtures. Starting at about $24 per hour, many maid services offer customized add-ons (laundry, green cleaning, etc.) for an additional charge.
  3. Spring Cleaning: Every year, your house and life deserves a de-cluttering and deep cleaning to prepare for the next season. In addition to cleaning the obvious trouble spots like the bathroom and kitchen, spring-cleaning services reach those overlooked places as well, like dusting ceiling fans. While spring cleaning alone may take days or weeks, within hours, a professional cleaning service can get the job done, even those jobs you hate, like cleaning the refrigerator interior. Total Spring Cleaning packages start at about $25 per hour for basic services and charge for extra specialty service. Some companies even add scented air fresheners to carpets and rooms for a pleasing, long-lasting aroma.

Regular home cleaning keeps your living space comfortable and guest-friendly, but remember the local professionals who wait to help you when you need manpower, but lack the time. Take time to research to find the best deal and companies that offer references, background checks, and professional results. maid bunch house cleaning

How to clean your upholstery at home?


We all lay a lot of emphasis on buying the right furniture. Thus we put in a lot of time and effort in buying good furniture. But with the passage of time, the upholstery loses its look and becomes dirty. Then we have to spend a ton to get it cleaned by professionals. This is an ongoing process. But it will be a lot easier and quicker and even more economical to clean the upholstery at home. Just a few tips and steps will help you achieve the task easily and effectively.

The first and the most important thing is that you should make it a part of your routine to clean the upholstery atleast one a month. This will prevent the dust and stains to set in and regular cleaning will allow your furniture to look good. This will also prevent damage of fabric irreparably. Dust, grime and particles settle on the upholstery regularly, just as they do on other surfaces like floor, carpets and tables. This dust should be removed from upholstered furniture by various methods like brushing or vacuuming. The vacuum cleaner can be fitted with tools like an upholstery nozzle or crevice tool for effective cleaning. For those who do not have a vacuum cleaner, using a simple brush meant for cleaning upholstery will help. However, a brush will spread the dust in all directions making the cleaning task tough. The same process should be followed for the cushions. The entire piece of furniture like the back, along with the sides should be cleaned.

The areas of upholstery which gather the most grime are the arm rest and the headrest. These become most soiled with stuff like grease, oil or dirt. Gradually, they will loose their colour or become visibly dark and dirty. The best way to keep them clean is to use covers to protect the arm rest and headrest. These covers can be washed regularly or even replaced with time.

Sometimes, simple vacuuming or brushing is not enough. You may have to use shampoos or detergents to clean the upholstery. This is especially true if the upholstery gets stained. Although detergents used by professionals are available in the market in plenty, you may use a homemade solution for cleaning. The detergents are mixed with warm water. The solution is whipped up nicely by hand or with a mixer. This solution is applied to the stained area or the whole upholstery with a soft brush. The affected area is then scrubbed gently. You should allow the upholstery to dry post this process. It is better to shampoo a part of the upholstery at a time and repeat the process for the rest of the area once the first part has been cleaned. Allow the upholstery to dry before use. maid bunch house cleaning