Using Natural Remedies for Stains, Spills and Smells

If you want your Perth home to be a clean and nice-smelling environment using organic and natural remedies, you have come to the right place.

Switching to more natural and cleaning options is a great way to rid your home of pollutants and create a more eco-friendly home.

Unlike professional cleaning options, doing it yourself may take a little more effort, but in the end, it is cheap and can reduce the exposure of you and your family to chemical substances.

Below are some of our top tips for natural and easy cleaning.

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Citrus and Vinegar Are a Powerful Cleaning Duo

You may know that vinegar is a potent cleaner and can be effectively used to tackle a variety of smells and stains.

The recipe to make citrus infused vinegar is quite simple and once made these solutions can be stored and used when required.

All you need to do is fill a medium-sized jar with organic citrus peels like lemon or orange and pour undiluted white vinegar onto them.

Let the mixture rest for a few days, then strain out the vinegar. Use it as a natural cleaning solution to get rid of stubborn stains and unpleasant smells from carpets, curtains and upholstery.

Scrub the Oven Clean with Baking Powder

If you are looking for creative and organic ways to clean your home, you are likely to come across baking powder sooner or later.

Baking powder can be used to clean around the house in a variety of ways.

The main reason why it’s such a popular oven cleaner is that it helps remove grime as well as stale smells without taking much of your time or burning a hole in your pocket.

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Create Your Own Natural Deodorizer

Also known as a perfumed simmer, here is an easy and inexpensive way to make sure that your home smells great all the time.

Simmer a litre of water in a medium saucepan and add natural aroma enhancers like lemon, rosemary, or vanilla.

You can make your own combinations like orange, cinnamon, and cloves or lime and ginger.

Just be careful not to get too carried away with the ingredients as this will make the smells too overbearing. Keep it simple and subtle!

This trick can be used to extend the effects of a professional house cleaning.

Clean Windows with Microfiber Cloths

The problem with windows is that cleaning them with a cloth or even paper towels can leave streaks and affect the look of your nice, wide windows.

Switch to microfiber for a thorough and streak-less clean. Ever wondered why Perth professional window cleaners get such great results? The secret is microfiber.

How to Know Which Products Are Safe to Use in Your Home

With the increasing amounts of harsh chemicals in many off-the-shelf cleaning products, you can no longer be sure which are safe to use in your home.

This is a significant concern if you have children or pets at home.

There are some natural cleaners and deodorizers that you can use. For example, vinegar is a potent stain remover while baking powder can be used to scrub ovens to get rid of smells and grease.

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How Do You Prepare For Having Your House Cleaned?

Sit back and relax! Enjoy the freedom of doing your own thing while your house is being cleaned.

If you feel like it, be as involved as you wish, maybe clear the clutter and at least make the house easy to walk through.

As the seasons change, many homeowners in Western Australia are clamouring to get their house cleaned from top to bottom.

No one wants their upholstery to be dusty and floors filthy with dirt when it’s time to host house parties and entertain guests.

Hiring a house cleaning service is a great way to make sure your house is ready for the dirt and grime onslaught school holidays can bring. It frees you and your family from the burden of cleaning every corner yourself.

Cleaning is just an additional chore, and who has time for that?

If you’re planning on moving soon, before handing over the cleaning to a professional bond cleaning service, it’s best you do some minor preparation to make sure your house is ready to be cleaned from top to bottom.

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Some Areas May Need Special Cleaning

Perth house cleaning services, no matter how good they are at what they do, cannot read minds.

If you have an area or object in the house that needs special cleaning or any kind of extra attention, make sure you let the cleaners know.

The same goes for areas which you want to be cleaned extra well, like carpets and upholstery.

If you have pets or kids, let the cleaners know what areas they spend more of their time in. It’s likely those areas will benefit from a deep clean.

Tell your cleaners if there have been any spills, particularly things like wine, milk or fruit juice. Different cleaning products are needed to tackle different types of spillages.

Make sure the cleaners know about any special requests before cleaning begins so they can plan the course of work properly.

Secure Important Papers or Bills That May Be Lying Around

If you have any important documents lying around the house, you should put them away before the cleaners arrive.

Any important documents should be put away safely so that they are not mistaken for rubbish and thrown away or misplaced.

Put all your private documents and papers in a file and put them in a place that won’t be handled by the cleaners. Securing documents avoids going through the trouble of tracking down later or wondering if something is missing.

We’re not suggesting the cleaners will do anything untoward, but can you really be sure they can tell the difference between scraps of paper with no value and the scribblings of your idea for that next book or piece of music?

There’s a story that Ludwig van Beethoven’s cleaner mistook his scraps of paper for rubbish and used them to stuff his shoes. The only problem was they were his ideas for the next symphony he was working on!

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Keep Your Pets Safe

Some pets are uncomfortable having strangers in the house.

Strangers may make your pet anxious and pose problems for the cleaners to do their work properly.

If your pet doesn’t respond well to strangers in the house, it’s a good idea to keep them in a separate room or put them in a cage with food and water before the cleaners arrive. You can also ask a friend or relative to take care of them.

Even the most experienced and professional cleaners are only human. They’re going to do a much better job if they aren’t having to fend off an anxious dog.

Having professionals clean your house is a good idea as they have the necessary equipment and processes to get the job done quickly and thoroughly.

However, before handing over your house to a cleaning service there are some preparations and precautions that you should pay attention to.

You should see that no valuable items or important paperwork is lying around while the cleaners are present. This will prevent anything from being misplaced and avoid any complications.

Don’t forget to communicate about any particular area in the house that needs extra cleaning so that what you want cleaned, is cleaned.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Perth Home Cleaners for high quality cleaning services in Western Australia.

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