House Cleaning-The tools of the trade

My Husband Jonathan and I in Fiji 2014  The photo doesn't suite the blog. But I thought you may want to see who I am, just for kicks. :) 

My Husband Jonathan and I in Fiji 2014 

The photo doesn't suite the blog. But I thought you may want to see who I am, just for kicks. :) 

 

House Cleaning. 

Yawn ...right?.......Well I do it for a living. All day every day, I clean people's homes. I am a residential house cleaner or Cleaning Lady..... and I love it!  I love walking into a new home and seeing how other people live. Some homes look like a Frat Boys party gone wrong,  stampeded by a herd of cows, and then little children ran through that home covered in pasta sauce and chocolate, hand painting as they go.  (Yes that bad. Not a joke!)  Others you walk into a museum that has been cleaned every day and bless their heart they still apologize for the horrifying state of the home they live in. While I walk around they are tucking away small pieces of paper and moving the one pillow back into place. Don't get me wrong I love seeing a clean home. After all the is my job. But OH, do I love a good challenge! 

This is where we get to the tools of the trade. As you may know we work with only Organic Cleaning Products. You can call them what you like, Green, Natural, Organic. But at the end of the day the important thing is that they do not contain any chemicals and they are SAFE!! One product we use is called Pink Solution.  It's not what I started off using but now that I have tried it I am hooked! On our web page we do talk about the cleaners and have a link to the Pink Solutions web page. I love this product because it is safe for me to use, it is colorless, and odorless.  This cleaner does take a small amount of prep. You need to get a 4 liter bottle. Fill it with hot water from the tap.  You can make two solutions out of the paste Light and Heavy. You need to melt the amount specified on the container and pour it into a labeled 4 liter bottle. Make one Light solution cleaner and one Heavy solution cleaner. Shake and pour into labeled spray bottles. Now you are ready to clean your home.

As you can see I use my old Vinegar bottles to mix my solutions in. Look around your home and see if you have any 4 liter bottles laying around. Why not re-use instead of buying a new one.  I am not fancy so I hand label my LIGHT and HEAVY onto the bottles. Tape it down well so it can get wet. I know you can make them look 100% better, but they just sit in my garage or the back of my car. I am not great at the whole Pinterest cuteness thing so I figure this is the best it's ever going to look. 

As you can see I use my old Vinegar bottles to mix my solutions in. Look around your home and see if you have any 4 liter bottles laying around. Why not re-use instead of buying a new one. 

I am not fancy so I hand label my LIGHT and HEAVY onto the bottles. Tape it down well so it can get wet. I know you can make them look 100% better, but they just sit in my garage or the back of my car. I am not great at the whole Pinterest cuteness thing so I figure this is the best it's ever going to look. 

 When I train anyone to use these house hold cleaners I tell them " the light solution is a streak free, easy clean, polisher." " The Heavy is for heavy grime and soaking. ***CAREFUL!!** be careful with the Heavy solution in any type of bath tub. It works so well that if you spray it on the tub and let it drip, the drip can leave a very clean streak ,it can be hard to match by sheer arm power."   Bath tubs  and showers use "Mothers Choice" (We will get to that another time)


Light Solution

My favorite Use:

This natural cleaner is great on stainless steel!

 Take a clean microfiber cloth and spray your light solution cleaner in the middle. You want it slightly damp. Then add a few drops of your favorite scented essential oils (mine is Sweet Orange).  Place 3-4 drops of oil in the same area as the Light Solution. Take the cloth and rub it together, this helps spread the oil out evenly. You can just use the light solution but I think the oils add more shine to the stainless steel. Make sure you fold the corners of the cloth inwards and use only the soft seamless area to polish. You don't want to leave any marks. Wipe down the area and use a circular motion. If you are leaving a lot of water marks it is to damp. Keep going until you see your appliance sparkling clean.

(*I also love this natural cleaner for wiping down granite counter tops. You won't see a streak on them.)


Heavy Solution

My favorite use:

This natural cleaner makes it soooooo easy to clean a microwave!

When you clean a house, you have to pick an area to start in. For me that area is the kitchen. First thing I do when I start is spray down the microwave with my Heavy solution. If it is one of those Frat-boy/stampede/finger-painted baked on messes. I grab a coffee cup fill it with water and turn the microwave on for two minute. Then let it steam! It will be the easiest thing just to wipe out after that. No elbow grease for you!

This is my first blog post! Thank you for reading! Hope it wasn't to much of a "Yawn"....!  Enjoy using these cleaners at home or at work. They make my life so much easier! Thank you Pink Solution!