Morning Clean & Exercise Routine Calms The Mind

What do we mean by the phrase basic cleaning?  One woman’s basic is another woman’s uphill struggle.  I have pals & family members who are obsessively tidy.  I, always busy with volunteering activities and thus out of the house rather a lot, have managed to get to a reasonably great age with just a tidy home and no one dying of any unfortunate diseases along the way.  The cleaning part of needs a certain set of activities.  When I first get up, I shower, do teeth, get face & body lotioned,  every carton & tube is put away in the cabinets after use and then I can give everywhere a quick but effective wash down and dry/polish with clean e-cloth.   I start with the shower tray, cubicle, basin and loo.   Then I tidy up the pile of flannels and the towels and before exiting the ensuite, I make sure everything is clean & tidy.  I then make the bed and dress myself before tackling my essential exercise routines.   I need that ‘me’ time to function and a tidy ensuite before the day starts in earnest is calming for me.


Keeping Up The Momentum for A New Start Cleaning Regime

Cleaning the average family home does not have to be that daunting never-ending task we so often imagine it to be.  It does not need to be classed as just another time-consuming chore either.  The main thrust to managing these household duties is to design an easy to follow routine that includes all the most important tasks.  Following a quick and easy to remember routine or schedule will ease the operator and they may even get to enjoy the regularity of certain tasks.   The first task is to set up a cleaning routine that notes what must happen in every area of the house to achieve the result you seek.  So walking round each room, clipboard in hand is essential.  List each room in a sensible sequence and list the tasks that must be dealt with.  Note also, every visit, or once a week for this and twice a week for that.    Remembering things like light fixtures and curtain rails, the out of reach items are so often also out of mind ones.   The best way to look at a room is to stand in the doorway with view of the entire room, going slowly from left to right and on the way back include the up and down view.

Keeping Chromeware Spotless Brings Calmness

I have always worked full time, which here means at least 37 hours a week.   Then with the commuting time of over an hour each way per day, that takes quite a chunk out of my day which I could use to keep myself on top of the endless amount of housework needed.  There are sites offering advice on cleaning rotas and programmes to ensure the house is kept in good order, or visitor ready.  Of course, we all differ here.  I found the best thing to keep my sanity and feel I am on top of the situation is to keep my ensuite, family bathroom and kitchen sink areas as clean, shiny and spotless as possible.  So after my ablutions, I swab around the basin, using the best limescale removing cleaner spray known to mankind.  A little light spray on all areas followed by a swill around with cloth rinsed in hot water, will take off the spray and grime deposits.  I then rinse again with the cloth and finally dry it off with an e cloth – it is incredible how one spray can make even twenty year old chromeware buff up to a brand new shine, and the porcelain basins too.

The Cleaning Chronicles: From Laughter to Sparkling Surfaces

When it comes to household and commercial cleaning supplies, we often find ourselves navigating a treacherous path while armed with a mop and a hearty dose of determination. But fret not, dear reader, for today we embark on a hilariously revolutionary quest to unveil the secrets of cleanliness. From sponges with attitude to brooms in ball gowns, this blog post promises an adventure unlike any other. So fasten your gloves, secure your feather duster, and prepare for a laughter-filled journey through the realm of cleaning supplies. Oh, and don’t forget to grab your favourite bulk cleaning cloths, for they shall be our trusty sidekicks on this sparkling escapade!

Section 1: The Untold Tales of Mops and Brooms

Brooms and mops: a dynamic duo, the Batman and Robin of cleanliness. But have you ever wondered what they do when they’re not diligently sweeping and mopping your floors? Well, picture this: after a long day of scrubbing, these cleaning comrades toss the dustpan and bucket aside and head to their secret dance studio hidden deep within your cleaning closet. With music from the enchanted mop radio, they swirl, twirl, and tango like nobody’s watching (except maybe that nosy family of dust bunnies in the corner).

But beware, dear reader, for not all mops and brooms are created equal. Some brooms are a tad snobbish, adorned in ball gowns and fancy top hats, making sure everyone knows they’re the classiest in the cleaning realm. The mops, on the other hand, are the life of the party, shimmying across the floor with enviable flexibility. Together, they put on a show that would leave even the most prim and proper butler clapping in awe. Cinderella’s fairy godmother would be proud!

Section 2: The Rebel Ways of Sponges

We all know sponges are meant for scrubbing, but did you know they have a mischievous side? These seemingly innocent squares of cellulose can transform into master manipulators, playing mind games with us mere mortals. Plunge them into a bucket of soapy water, and they become the kings and queens of cleanliness, but leave them sitting idle, and they start plotting their escape from the kitchen sink.

One moment, you’ll find them planning their grand heist, inching ever closer to the edge of the counter, ready to make their daring leap to freedom. The next, they’ll be found mingling with the mysterious inhabitants of the darkest corners, whispering secrets to the dusty spider webs. Who knew sponges could have such a rebellious streak? So, keep an eye on your sponges, dear reader, or you may find them leading an uprising against their sudsy oppressors.

Section 3: The Bizarre World of Cleaning Inventions

Get ready to step into the wacky world of cleaning inventions, where madness and innovation go hand in hand. Imagine a world where robots with feather dusters glide around your living room, tickling surfaces into submission. Or a world where a mop can teleport itself to wherever its cleaning powers are needed most, sparing you the inconvenience of dragging it from room to room. Cleaning would be a breeze!

And how can we forget the ultimate cleaning gadget: the self-cleaning vacuum cleaner. Picture this: the moment it detects even a speck of dust, it springs into action, devouring the filth with an insatiable hunger. No dust bunny is safe! But beware, dear reader, for if you leave it alone for too long, it might mistake your favorite pair of socks for a tasty snack. So, make sure to keep an eye on your self-cleaning vacuum, or you might find your undergarments disappearing into the abyss.

Section 4: The Secret Life of Cleaning Supplies

Prepare to have your mind blown as we uncover the secret life of your cleaning supplies. Yes, dear reader, those brooms and mops you rely on for cleanliness have a life beyond their cleaning duties. When the lights go out and the house is asleep, they come alive, embarking on epic quests of their own.

The brooms gather for secret conferences, discussing the mysteries of the universe while sipping on cups of spilled coffee. The mops, on the other hand, engage in lively conversations with the dust bunnies, reminiscing about all the nooks and crannies they have explored over the years. The feather dusters, true to their name, gather for glamorous soirées, flaunting their feathery finesse and whispering gossip about the mischievous sponges. It’s a world of intrigue and glamour like no other, right beneath our noses!

Section 5: Bulk Cleaning Cloths: The Unsung Heroes

Ah, the unsung heroes of cleanliness: bulk cleaning cloths. These underappreciated marvels are the true superheroes of the cleaning realm. From dusty shelves to stained countertops, they fearlessly face every challenge, armed with the power of absorption. Spills and messes bow down in their presence, as they swoop in to save the day.

But their superpowers don’t end there. These chameleons of cleanliness come in all shapes and sizes, adapting to any task at hand. Whether it’s cleaning windows, sanitizing surfaces, or scrubbing away stubborn grime, bulk cleaning cloths are always there for us. They silently work their magic, leaving behind a world where everything shines and sparkles.

As we conclude this humor-filled journey through the whimsical world of household and commercial cleaning supplies, let us remember to approach our cleaning endeavors with a smile. For even the most tedious task becomes an adventure when laughter and whimsy are our companions. So, dear reader, embrace the quirkiness of your cleaning supplies, dance with your broom, and let your sponges rebel. Happy cleaning, and may your surfaces always gleam with delight!

Cleaning In The Old Days – Such Hard Work

We lived with my Nan when we couldn’t join our parents on overseas postings.   Nan used to keep the house spotless – no mean task with three small grandchildren racing about creating mayhem.  I particularly recall following her about and watching each task be carried out in an invariable routine.   The rugs were hung over the washing line to air and be pummelled ;  rubbish bins were emptied first with used ashtrays and these were then rinsed out and left to dry.  In her own bed sitting room, she had a real fire with a huge grate.  The routine was always to clean out the ashes into a special long handled dust pan – these were still hot and had to be handled carefully so as not to drop any on the lino or carpet.   The empty grate was then swept thoroughly and washed with hot suds – rinsed and all surfaces, metal and ceramic, dried vigorously to a very bright shine.  All that before the beating of the rugs to get out the rest of the dust.  So much easier today with central heating,  vacuum cleaners and spray floor mops!

Hotel Steward Cleaning Tips Keep Forever

When I was on a specialist project a few years ago, it required my team to stay over in hotels in a varieyof large towns.  Because of the size of he towns, it pretty much guaranteed the hotels would be of a good brand and so we had excellen services.  In those halcyon days we used to be able to bribe the housekeeping staff to let us have extra biscuits with the tea supplies and even more importantly, additional towels and toiletries in the bathrooms.  It was always fab to return to our rooms after a fraught day in whichever office we’d been allotted to.  The beds would be immaculately remade, the room tidied.  The bathrooms were always sparkling clean and rhar was a comfort.    I watched my room steward one day, it was great seeing him in action, the speed and accuracy of the cleaning method was awe inspiring.  I still carry out the same modus aoperandi now that I’m away from hotels and have to do all my own cleaning.

Limescale Causes Additional Grubbiness

I have difficulty concentrating on cleaning – it’s not an obsession of mine.  Unlike my two sisters who live for the hour they can justify getting out their vacuums and cleaning buckets.   I like to potter and clean a room at a time, not necessarily all on the same day.  I get distracted by magazines or books and it can take a while to complete the job.  But I do always have a sparkling clean kitchen, ensuite and main bathroom.  The other rooms get tidied and spruced up roughly weekly and if I’d used any room for more than just passing through, it get the cushions plumped up and bins emptied next day.  Whereas the kitchen and washrooms are very deear to me.  More money has been spent on their refurbishments than any other spot here!  I like all the sinks and basins to be really clean and sparkling.  The Taps have to really shine back at me & for this I have to use a well known brand of limescale remover to clean up – we live in an unbelievably grim area for hard water deposits.   It makes every area just look horrendously grubby.

Weekly Housekeeper Angel Her Weight In Gold

You can be absolutely sure that if you need an example of very basic cleaing, you need to look no further than my neighbout.  Boy oh boy he has a unique view on the subject of clean and tidy.  I know that he had a weekly housekeeper for some years – an amazing woman who ‘bottomed’ out his house every Tuesday.  That’s to say she started upstairs by changing any beds used since her last visit.  All the bedding was laundered and whilst drying, she’d strip out the bathroom and bedroom with vacuum duster around every surface, then the floor.  After that was bucket of hot lightly bleached water;  Household gloves on, she’d wipe down every surface, aover the bed head, window sills, everywhere.  That was the morning done.  The afternoon was downstairs.  Bucket loads of hot water used in her valient efforts.  Whatever he paid her, she was worth ten times!  When he got a resue dog, it seemed to uset the balance and she suddenly rturned his housekey and left a strange note to say she could no longer copy’.  Poor man has never been the same since.  Nor has his house.

Soda & White Vinegar – Recipe For A Clean Up Success

We have all got rather used to just reaching out for the latest in cleaning sprays.  As soon as something gets spilt, or we do any kind of food prep, out comes the sponge and a spray.  I do know someone who has worried about just how much spray cleaner she’s been using up.  Her solution – in mor ways than one, is to mix ordinary kitchen soda crystals with white vinegar.  Ironically she uses up an empty spray bottle, puts her mixture in and shakes it vigoriously.  I’ve stayed over at her very large house, and I have to say that it does seem to work just as effectively as any of the commercially boughr ones.  She did warn me not to spray it on a surface with wet bleach nearby because of the fumes mixing.  Not a good thought, but on the whole, her home made spray is a very good example of how to cut down on chemicals – or at least some shop bought ones.

Out With The Cleaner In With The Home Maid

When I was staying over with a much younger relative I happened to notice how very clean and sparkly her worktop and hob were.  I didn’t mean to express such surprise but she doesn’t normally spend an excessive amount of her time in the cleaning zone because she employed a cleaner who managed to make it look like that every Monday.   However this was now Friday and well . . .   However her cleaner has retired and she is now dealing with matters first hand starting by replacing several products with one spray of white vinegar and soda crystal mixed together.  Well shaken it makes a very good cleaner.  Warnings not to add any bleach were ushered mind you – mention of explosive mix!  I have to say that I found the spray did work very effectively and although it isn’t a pretty colour and doesn’t have an attractive aroma, the cheapness, ease of use and good finish makes it a good swap.  I couldn’t do without the product that gets the limescale off though.  We live in very hard water area!