Surviving the Scorching Summer: Essential Tips for a Cool and Clean Home

Surviving the Scorching Summer: Essential Tips for a Cool and Clean Home

Ahoy, summertime scallywags! The season o’ dazzling sunshiny rays, tantalizing twilight, and the occasional steamy or arid breeze hath sailed ashore. Be it your sweet delight or your bitter adversary depends on your whereabouts, me hearties. Aye, universal agreement lies in the fact that tackling a monstrous clean-up in the midst of sweltering 100-degree heat be a dreadful pursuit. Yet, ye can’t abandon ship fully on keepin’ things shipshape. So, gather ’round, ye lads and lasses, for we have compiled a treasure trove of all-hands-on-deck summertime sprucing solutions to make ye days a wee bit less stifling.

Swab the Decks
This be o’ vital import for those dwellin’ in the sultry climes of scorching air, or in the perpetually steamy quarters, like the head (aye, that be the bathroom). Of all the breezy cleanin’ counsel we can bestow upon ye, the best be to swab your decks with a moistened cloth at the close of each day to ward off the likes of unsightly water marks and pesky mildew.

Shanghai the Young Bucks
Ahoy, with the little rapscallions kickin’ ’bout the homestead, it be the perfect time to recruit ’em into yer cleaning crew! Have ’em lend a hand by tossin’ their soiled attire into the laundry basket and loadin’ their dirty dining utensils into (or nearabouts) the wash basin. Ye could even bribe the elder crew with their favorite treasures to entice ’em into joinin’ ye with the sweepin’ or wipin’ duties.

Train the Tiny Tots
Minnows might not be the best sailors, but seize the moment to teach ’em the ropes, ye sea dogs. A clever trick for teachin’ order in the quarters is to establish a nightly custom of stowin’ playthings in their proper places afore it be time to hit the hammocks.

Spray the Scuttlebutt
Once the crew be free, yer household be thick as thieves with young hands runnin’ amuck. Speedin’ ’bout the vessel and draggin’ in grime and unwanted critters from seeside and yon. Make it crystal clear that they must dust off their tootsies each time they reenter the captain’s cabin, and give the doormats a hearty spray at least once per week. Though not yer standard cabin cleaning advice, this’ll save ye from tales of plague and dirty footprints besmirching your good name.

Bathe Yer Outdoor Trappings
Use yer yearly hose quota to douse yer entrance rugs, or serve up a separate slosh-fest. Depending on the isle from which ye hail, local water ordinances might prefer ye rinse, rather than submerge. In those cases, spare the aqua and scrub with a sponge, soap, and salt water on yer open-air chairs, tables, and gadgets at least once a fortnight. More revelries be afoot in balmier conditions, thus dirt clings with vigor. Suppress yon icky layer!

Scour Yer Barby
Call all hands on deck, all hands on deck! Barbecue season be afoot, which calls for a mighty grill fit for a captain. Ready the vessel while it’s off yet zealous (read: hot), and wield a wire brush like an artist in combat. This shall prevent ye morsels of meat, globs of sauce, and other remnants from cultivatin’ a difficult-to-disband crew. Trust us, a swift skirmish be far preferable to chippin’ away at decaying ruins for a solid thirty moon cycles.

We wish ye an enchanting summer adventure to you and your crew, and hope ye uncover priceless bounty in our housecleaning wisdom. If, by chance, the scorching heat still fills ye with dread at the mere thought of scrubbin’, drop us a line at 1-800-THE-MAIDS and inquire about cleaning services in your coastal region. We’ll tend to the grimy labor while you bask in the paradise of summer’s delight! Yarrr!

Ultimate Guide to Organizing and Cleaning during Yuletide

Ultimate Guide to Organizing and Cleaning during Yuletide

Whirligig Wipe-down Roster for a Spick-and-Span Spruced-up Hovel. Yuletide blessings have flown the coop, and what remains in their aftermath? A hullabaloo of hullaballoo, that’s what! From erstwhile conifers dropping their needles willy-nilly over your floors to stray spangles and sneaky motes of dust, your domicile begs your attention! Forget springtime sprucing; instead, revel in some winter woohoo to right the ship at home. Thus, put away the festive flimflams and give this wintry abode-file a whirl!

Cubbyhole of Culinary Delights! Venture into the pantry’s depths. **An immaculate larder: a veritable Zen retreat or simply a mark of one’s advancing years? Let us venture in and sort it out. First, doff every last item (no exceptions!). Cast out the interlopers too old for consumption. Separate the forsaken edibles and pass them on to those who would treasure such gifts. Organize the remaining comestibles and bask in the bliss of a utopian storage space. Wave your wand of cleanliness upon bins of waste! Spruce up the innards of your icy food fortress. **Ransack the fridge; banish expired provisions and identify forsaken remnants of meals past. Swab down the wire supports and icy planks with eau, vinegar, and bicarbonate soda. Eradicate grime with a damp, plush rag of cleanliness, and restore comestibles to their abodes. Clarify the range! Baths for Contemplation. Purify and purge the loo-brushes. **When last did these enchanted plungers receive a royal cleansing? Hush, now, voices. Instead, immerse the mystical implements in a brew of six parts aqua to one part elixir of bleach. Let them marinate in this mixture for three minutes, thence reliving them of their bath and rinsing. Grant them the gift of breezy air-drying before returning them to the sacred holder. Launder those billowing draperies of the rinse-off and spit-shield portals. Refresh or supplant bristle-bouquets. Chambers and Spaces for Repose. Expunge filth from beneath furnishings. **Zounds! Spinnerets have given birth to fluff bunnies in your absence. Exorcise the dusty denizens and other refuse by flipping the sitting room furniture. Run your sucky-cleaner beneath the pieces (both the ground underfoot and the hidden sides of the furniture, too). Vanquish our eight-legged friends. Scrub, scrub, scrub! Perchance the rugs need a thorough thrashing? Run a duster upon the nookery cranny-tricks, like baseboards, aesthetic artifacts, doorframe canopies, and trim.

As the warm breath of mysterious boxes expels into your living space, the floating dust bunnies are the last thing you desire. So, first, remove those grills that cover your vents. Banish the dust, then splash your coverings with mild surfactant and tepid agua. Dry without delay. Use your trusty sucky-cleaner – and his merry hose attachment – to remove the lurking particles from the vent beneath. Then, restore the grills to their rightful place.

Battle the invisible enemy by sterilizing the touchiest regions of your habitat to quell the contagion. Ol’ man winter is already testing our wellbeing. But fret not, sparkling sanctuaries thwart viral advances! Discover the proper wiles of disinfecting here.

Hunker-downize your motor-coach shelter!

Command your spin-cycle sequencer to self-sanitize!

Dream of the vernal season’s approaching warmth and set your eyes on the tasks ahead!

Completing the aforementioned winter’s to-dos is sure to tickle your fancy and make you feel at home in your happy abode. If prodding schedules dishearten you, fret not! We are here to save the day, offering seasonal cleaning escorts! Click here to receive a most generous estimation of cost.