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House Cleaning Ideas, Tips and Tricks

For many people, the spring is the time of year that they choose to clean their homes and garages. This is especially the case in areas that experience winter weather that prevents people from cleaning their homes during that season. Houses can become dirty and cluttered with junk during the winter. People are indoors for the vast majority of the time, so most homes can really use a thorough cleaning once the warm weather arrives. Here are some useful spring cleaning ideas.

1. Clean your attic

For many people, their attic is where they put items that they want to to keep, but do not have space to store anywhere else in their home. Many people also store broken items in their attic that they want to fix in the future. However, most of these items get forgotten about and end up collecting dust over the course of many years. This is why it is a good idea to periodically go through the items in your attic and throw away the items you do not need. If some of the items are still usable, donate them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army so you can get a tax deduction.

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2. Clean your deck

Your deck has been sitting outside all winter being exposed to the elements. It only makes sense that the spring will be the ideal time to get it cleaned off and looking great. Instead of going to the trouble of doing it yourself, you can contact a deck cleaning and sealing company like Renew Crew that offers this service. They use an eco-friendly process that will have your deck looking as good as the day it was built. Learn more about what they can do for you by taking a look at

3. Trim your trees

It is common for homeowners to neglect the trees in their yard. The branches of your trees may be scraping up against the side of your home. They might also be coming into contact with a neighbor’s home. If this is the case, cut these branches so they are no longer touching any part of the houses in the area. If branches are not regularly trimmed, they can scrape the paint off of your home or damage your expensive siding. You should also take this opportunity to trim any bushes or hedges that have grown too close to your home.

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Top Tips for Choosing an Office Cleaning Company

If you have a large office space that needs to be cleaned, you will need to start thinking about which cleaning company you are going to hire. There are certainly many companies that are in this line of work. This means the selection process is not as simple as you might think. It goes without saying that all cleaning companies are not alike. It would be a big mistake to simply hire the first cleaning company that you see listed in the phone book. So how do you go about making this important decision? Here are a few of the most crucial things to consider when hiring a cleaning company.

1. Experience

How much experience does the cleaning company have? This is definitely something that you will need to find out before you allow a company to clean your office space. As a general rule, you should not hire any company that has less than two years of experience cleaning offices, schools, hospitals or other large buildings. If you hire a company with less experience than this, you are setting yourself up for potential problems. You need to be sure that the people you hire know what they are doing.

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2. What cleaning supplies will be used?

Nowadays, the environment is a major concern when it comes to the cleaning industry. Many people want to know that the cleaning company they hire will only use supplies that are friendly to the environment. Companies that use green cleaning supplies will usually go out of their way to promote this on their website or in their advertisements. There are many cleaning companies who are giving their customers the option of eco-friendly cleaning supplies being used. Companies that use microfiber mops are also preferred because of the outstanding cleaning ability of these products. Microfiber Wholesale sells a nice selection of them at

3. Previous customer satisfaction

If you are seriously considering hiring a specific cleaning company, look into their background. Are the past customers of this company happy with the quality of cleaning they have received? It will not be hard for you to find out this information. Just taking a quick look online is all it will take for you to see the opinions of previous customers. Read 10 reviews and you will begin to get an idea of what you can expect if you decide to hire this company to clean your office space.

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Restoring Cleanliness and Organization at Your Home

Maintaining a clean and organized home is every homeowner’s dream. Sadly, this is one dream that is very quite hard to achieve. There are lots of reasons why people can’t afford to put their homes in order. It may be due to the fact that they are too busy, procrastination, so fort and so on. One thing also, it’s hard to keep organization in place especially when there’s kids around.

Regardless of what excuse you have, it is a must that you bring back order to your home. Here are some steps to take:

  • Place things exactly where they should be.

One reason why a home gets too much cluttered and disorganized is due to the fact that people living at home do not return the things to the proper place while using it. Avoid doing this and you will be amazed at how smaller the clutter will be.

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  • Get rid of the things that no longer serve you.

People who have cluttered homes are those who hoard their things. They avoid getting rid of their things because they think that they might be useful to them in the future. As a result, it becomes pile around the house. Look for things that you no longer needs, like DVD, CDs and many more. You can then give it out to other people or sell them online.

  • Put things into containers.

There are lots of storage containers available today. Find out which type of storage container will work best for you. After that, you can then categorize your things then store them accordingly.

  • Avoid buying the things you no longer need.

The less useless things you buy, the lesser the pile you will have to organize and the clutter that you have to get rid of.

These are quite simple tips but these work well in organizing your home.

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5 Tips to Help Maintain your Chainsaw

We are fortunate that chainsaws now come with more safety features than ever before. However, it is still considered to be a dangerous apparatus. To avoid any unseen accident, it’s important to keep the chainsaw in top nick working condition. It can be a life saver and will extend the useability of the equipment. For some quick tips on how to maintain your chainsaw, keep on reading!


A blunt saw is not only useless but dangerous. Your chain should be able to cut through wood without demanding too much pressure from you. If it starts to become hard, produces more sawdust than chips, makes curved cuts or begins to chatter, it’s a good indicator that you need to sharpen the chain. Before you do, assess the size of the chain and purchase a rotary grindstone or chainsaw file that matches. Make sure you clean the blade thoroughly and check for overly worn links and teeth, and when finished, oil the chain and check the tension. Then you should be roaring to go.


One of the most important parts of chainsaw maintenance is keeping the chain lubricated. If avoided for too long, heat will build up and the friction will damage the saw. You’ll find that each time you power up your chainsaw, it will burn through the gas quicker and it won’t turn as fast. While some saws have an auto lubricating feature, other times you might have to do it manually. It’s important not to buy motor oil and invest in a kit that caters specifically to your saw, check out to see what products on the market.

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Keep it clean

The more you use your chainsaw, the more likely it will accumulate dirt and grime. Over time, the muck will become harder to clean off. Ideally, you should be cleaning your chainsaw after each use. Once you’ve finished, brush off the exterior case removing the sawdust that has gathered. Then take an oily cloth and rub off the extra sawdust particles from the case and bar. Make sure you take care when wiping the bar and use heavy duty gloves if necessary.

Fuel Filter

Almost every saw will have a small filter screen that attaches to the end of the fuel pick up line. It is one aspect of a chainsaw that many people tend to overlook when maintaining. If left unattended, small bits of debris will amass over time and clog up the fuel filter, decreasing the performance of your saw. To clean it, pull the end of the line out with a piece of bent wire, then slide the screen off the fuel line. Brush it clean with solvent and reattach. Attach a new fuel filter every two years or so for maximum performance

Prepare it for long term storage

If you don’t expect to use your chainsaw for more than thirty days, start preparing it for storage. The first step is to drain the oil and the gas. You can do this manually or you can start the chainsaw and let it run until the gas is gone, then switch it off and allow it to cool completely. The next step is to clean your chain saw completely with an oily rag, removing all bits of debris. Then remove the chain and store it in an airtight container. Finally, pack your saw away and ensure that it is not accessible to children.

The chainsaw is an extremely handy piece of equipment; with a little common sense and regular care, you’ll be giving it a long life of use.

Easy House Cleaning Tips

What good is a beautiful house with modern and expensive furnishings if it is dirty and unkempt. I definitely would not want to live in a filthy house not only because it looks disgusting but also because it is unsanitary. Nowadays it is better to always be on the guard for diseases that we might contract from bacteria and germs lurking in every corner of our house. As much as possible or if time permits, it is advisable to clean the house everyday. This way we are sure that nobody in our household will get sick and our house will look inviting at all times.

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To easily get rid of trash and other unnecessary objects, I make sure that there is a trash can in every room in the house. There are a lot of companies that specialize in designing and producing different metal storage products such as shipping racks, corrugated containers, and various types of bins. Cedarside Manufacturing is one of them. Not only are their prices competitive, their service is fully customized to every client’s needs and they ship products right away. They have been manufacturing custom bins in Mississauga, Brampton, and across the Greater Toronto Area for over eight years.

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Cleaning the Bathroom

I have cleaned the bathroom last night before taking the shower.  When my husband saw me bringing a small cup of laundry soap he stopped me and didn’t want me to use the clothes soap because there’s a liquid soap left in the bathroom by the people who cleaned the apartment before we moved here.

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I tried to use it before getting laundry soap but it doesn’t bubbles so I decided to use the laundry soap instead to my husband dismay. He blackmailed of not getting allowance this month if I use the laundry soap but it didn’t stop me I still went to the bathroom and pour  a little soup in the sink full of water with bleach and add the liquid soap too. I have fun cleaning the bathroom despite that it is quite bigger than the bathroom in our old apartment.

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