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Five Cheap Cleaners You Probably Have in Your Home Right Now

Natural Cleaners - Cleaning Service AnaheimGetting rid of stains can be a real nightmare, especially strong ones, like from wine or blueberries. Still, we sometimes reach for insanely expensive cleaning products which offer dubious result, when there are simpler and more readily available solutions around us. We wrote about alternative household cleaning products before, but here are a few others, some of which might actually surprise you.

Salt

The slightly abrasive nature of the salt makes it ideal for cleaning kitchenware. If you add a little lemon, you can create a paste which rivals even the most expensive kitchen cleaners, for a fraction of the price and with none of the toxic chemical residue. This lemon-salt combo is also brilliant in getting your countertops a thorough cleaning as well, getting rid of both the dirt and the unpleasant smells in the process.

Club Soda

Club soda had been the irreplaceable go-to stain solution for our grandparents and parents. But somewhere along the way, we got sidetracked by the shiny new products which don’t really do a better job, but have better marketing. Many stains can be removed from clothes or carpets by only using club soda and a bit of good ol’ rubbing. Additionally, club soda can serve as an excellent gem and jewelry cleaner. Oddly enough, club soda proves great with rust, so you can spray a bit of it on rusty nuts and bolts, to loosen them.

Rubbing alcohol

This substance is known to all who have suffered sports injuries or have muscle problems. Despite its less than pleasant smell, alcohol has many redeeming qualities. The one we will focus on here is the ability to clean a lot of stains. Alcohol is a solvent, so it is good with cleaning smooth services, like glass, mirrors and tiles. Even more impressively, you can clean ink stains with rubbing alcohol. Pen, marker or inkwell, makes no difference. Alcohol will dilute the ink and make it much easier to wash in warm water, with or without detergents.

Sand

Surprisingly for many, sand was used to clean kitchenware and stone floor long before chemical cleaners were in fashion. The key to the success of sand as a cleaner is its abrasive properties. Today we may use steel wool as a way to scrub the food stuck to the dishes, but before the industrial times, and the general availability of such accessories, sand was the go-to material. Brass is known particularly to be given the sand treatment to achieve high sheen.

Beeswax

Natural beeswax combined with linseed oil was used to polish the wood furniture as well as wooden floors prior to the advent of artificial chemical cleaners. In fact, any and all wooden surfaces in the house could only benefit from a polish of beeswax. The practice of using beeswax for polishing wood still exists, and is making a comeback, with the rising awareness of the negative impact of chemical cleaners on the planet. Other uses of beeswax include treating bronze and copper items, waterproofing leather, and myriad other uses around the house.

Alternative: Cleaning Service Anaheim

These cleaning products are useful if you have the time and the patience to use them properly. Sadly, most of us have very little time to tend to such things. That’s why maid services like Maid This! offer great terms for the best cleaning service in Anaheim and other parts of Southern California with our flat rates, so you always know what you are getting. Contact us today.

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Why You Might Need Airbnb Cleaning Service

Cleaning Service Laguna BeachThe Airbnb idea has truly revolutionized the traveling industry with its ease of use and potentially much cheaper accommodation than hotels offer. And the homeowners who aren’t using their home at that moment are offered a great way to earn a bit of cash.

That said, the system works as long as both parties agree to some basic rules. If you offer your home to someone, you expect them not to steal or break anything and the guests expect you to provide the amenities which you said are available.

However, the real world will not always be ideal. There are some people in the world who are downright mean. If you happen to come across them in your Airbnb experience, you may recognize some of these offenses committed by Airbnb guests. And if you’ve had such an experience, however unlikely, you might want to leave the cleaning to a professional cleaning service in Laguna Beach.

Misuse of kitchen appliances

Normally, you’d expect that giving people the use of your AC unit or a toaster would be no big deal, but some people just can’t operate them. Airbnb is choked full of people claiming their guests broke or damaged their appliances. Toasters, washing machines, even DVD players.

Smoking indoors

This is a pet peeve for a lot of people, as they loathe the smell of cigarettes. Most hosts specify you shouldn’t do this, so coming back and finding a cup full of cigarette butts indoors can be infuriating. And the smell of the cigarettes absorbed by pretty much everything isn’t the best thing ever, either.

Swipers

Whether accidental or intentional, having something taken from your home isn’t pleasant. You’ve opened your home to people, and had your trust betrayed. It doesn’t really matter if it’s something big, or just a trinket, it’s a downer nonetheless.

Flooding

The careless guests who leave the water running can cause you more than just a higher water bill. Water damage is no joking matter, which makes this quite a serious offense against your hospitality.

Messing up the bedding/towels

Sure, the bedding and towels you provide your guests are for their use, but you’d expect them to be used for their intended purposes. Some of the more colorful stories include towels used as waterproof makeup removers and bedding with cigarette burns and grease stains all over.

Toilet abusers

This may be an accident or a deliberate thing, but having your toilet clogged by someone else is probably the nastiest thing you can think of.

Artists

For some guests, the walls, furniture and doors are just a big canvas, and they are intent on leaving you a picture or two as a token of their gratitude.

Trash

The most common and most easily solvable problem (both for you and for your untidy guests) is leaving rubbish all over the place. Finished with that tin of fish? You could put it in the trash. Or fling it behind the sofa, whichever’s easier. Some descriptions of garbage-strewn floors on Airbnb complaint site are pretty descriptive. Still, the smell which accumulates after a few days is probably the worst repercussion of this type of offenders.

Drunk and disorderly

This problem most commonly arises when you are hosting a group of people, rather than just one or two people. They like to party, sure, you get that. But the mess they leave behind can be quite devastating. The worst case scenario includes broken furniture, vomit on the floors and/or the furniture and trash all over the place.

Whether you’ve had any of these terrible experiences, or just simply don’t have the time to clean your home for the next Airbnb customer, consider hiring the best cleaning service in Laguna Beach – Maid This.

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At first I tried to take care of all of the cleaning process myself, and it turned out to be a bigger headache than anything else. So a friend told me about MaidThis and its been fantastic. I’ve been working with my cleaners for a few months so far. I recommend you check out the service for yourself.
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I definitely think that as a company we've been able to make more money, not only because we're saving money by using Maid This, but also because they're helping take a few of the necessary evils with doing vacation rentals off of the property managers plate.
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Airbnb Host in LA
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