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House Cleaning Tips in Melbourne

House Cleaning Tips in Melbourne

Cleanliness is crucial to healthiness and happiness, and every person deserves to live and work in a clean and sanitised place. But most of the people in Melbourne find it a challenging and demanding task. But you don't need to worry, we are here with our new and excellent presentation that may be very helpful and informative for you. Here, you'll learn complete house cleaning tips that you need to know. You can also hire a professional cleaning company in Melbourne for the best cleaning results. To know more, visit: https://www.bondcleaninginmelbourne.com.au/

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Evelyn Brown

December 16, 2020
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  1. HOUSE CLEANING TIPS IN MELBOURNE By - Lucy White UNIVERSITY

    OF MELBOURNE
  2. Abstract Cleaning your home is an essential part of everyone's

    daily life in Melbourne. Cleaning a home is also vital to make home fresh and germ-free. It protects us from various harmful disease and bacteria. We have brought this PDF for you that may be very helpful for you if you are going to clean your home in Melbourne. You must explore every point that are mentioned in this PDF right now. 1. Introduction This PDF is about some of the best house cleaning tips and tricks that make your cleaning process easy and smooth in Melbourne. It saves your valuable time and effort as well. If you are living in Melbourne, you can also hire professionals for deep cleaning your home. They can offer you their excellent services at the best prices. You must follow the mentioned tips carefully and need to apply on your cleaning process. 2. Secrets of People Who Always Have a Clean House If you're among the section of the population struggling to maintain an orderly home in Melbourne, you probably find yourself wondering how "clean" people do it. Wonder no longer: The secrets of the clean house crew are about to be revealed. Time to come clean If you don’t consider yourself a “clean” person, it can be easy to feel resigned to the idea that you’re either clean or you’re not. But, fun fact: Cleanliness is not a quality people are born with. Though keeping a house clean might seem borderline magical to some people, it really boils down to serious self-discipline, the desire to keep clean, and a bit of resourcefulness and creativity. Here are 13 tips that will help you, too, become a “clean” person. They know how to make space Even if you don’t consider yourself a collector of “stuff,” that “stuff” always seems to pile up in every corner and on every countertop. “Start following the one in, one out rule going forward,” says Nancy Haworth of On Task Organizing in Raleigh, North Carolina. “When you buy something new, toss, sell, or donate an older item to create space for the new item.” They smooth surfaces Junk drawers have a habit of spilling out onto what should be an otherwise clean, empty surface. Countertops and tables are practically begging to be littered with stray mail and other odds and ends. People with clean homes tackle that problem immediately. “When you keep large, flat surfaces clear, not only are they more visually appealing, but easier to wipe down as well,” says
  3. Carrie Higgins, author of Organization Hacks and founder of the

    blog Making Lemonade. “Don’t store appliances on countertops or clutter on your desk.” They set cleaning systems in place Clean homes don’t just miraculously clean themselves—neat people have a protocol in place to keep things maintained and orderly. “People with neat homes tend to have a cleaning schedule and routines so dirt and laundry don’t have time to pile up,” says Higgins. “For example, they set a designated day to vacuum or do laundry every Monday so those big tasks don’t get skipped.” They think clean when they step in the house Sometimes it really is the little things that lend themselves to a sparkling abode. Bailey Gaddis, a certified professional organizer and author of Feng Shui Mommy, starts with a shoes-off policy. “When shoes are left at the door you prevent toxins, soil, leaves, and other goodies that quickly dirty up floors from making their way into your home,” she says. They have a place for everything “If you have too much stuff without a place to go, the clutter and piles in your home become impossible to actually clean,” says Jennifer Snyder, owner of Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts in Waco, Texas. So if you have a peg in the kitchen for your keys or a shelf for your mail, use them. They clean as they go “People in Melbourne whose homes always appear clean don’t wait until it looks like a bomb went off,” wrote Brittany Bergman on HuffPost. Rather, they have routines. “This might mean rearranging throw pillows and folding blankets when they’re done in the family room each night, having kids put toys back in the toy box, hanging up clothes at the end of each day, and folding the laundry right when it comes out of the dryer.”
  4. They find clever ways to store more People with clean

    homes use their smarts when it comes to products that help them stay organized. “An over-the-door organizer has a variety of clear pockets where you can store jewelry and make- up, sorting by type—pencils, lipsticks, brushes, and eye shadows,” says Paloma Baillie, a DIY expert with the 5mile app. “Everything is laid out, so you have easy access and can see items more clearly.” You can do a similar thing with office supplies if you don’t have room for a desk. They hire help Not every household budget has room for a regular professional cleaning service, but those who do tend to keep up with daily maintenance for one very important reason. “It’s a good motivator to get things put away or moved along into the recycling bin when you know tomorrow is cleaning day and your house won’t get as clean if the cleaning service has to clean around all your stuff,” says Mary Gagliardi, Clorox’s in-house cleaning and laundry expert. They know how to delegate tasks Unless you live alone, mess and clutter is a group effort; therefore, cleaning should be a group effort as well. “Everyone should have weekly chores (dusting, emptying trash, vacuuming, sweeping, etc) that not only build responsible adults out of kids but also makes it easier to keep the home clean— something everyone in the home should care about,” says Gagliardi. They make cleaning feel less like a chore If it’s not your thing, it’s hard to imagine putting a fun spin on cleaning. But there are ways to complete a task while distracting your mind. “Make cleaning enjoyable by listening to your favorite podcast,” says Tisha Morris, author of Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff Is Keeping You Stuck. “Get wireless Bluetooth headphones to give you the freedom to move all around the house. You might even get enough steps in on your Fitbit for it to count as a workout. They make organizing look pretty If you consider storage and organization as part of your decor, as many with clean homes do, it makes the project a feast for the eyes. “I separate my wardrobe so all my dresses are together, all my jeans are together, sweaters, tops, coats, skirts, etc. Then I color code each category,” says Rachel Parcell, style and design expert behind Pink Peonies. “I love the way it looks and it’s easy to find things.” They deal with dishes If you wake up to a sink full of dirty dishes, you’re practically setting yourself up for failure. For one thing, you’ll have to do those dishes and pans first thing, which sets you back a crucial five to ten minutes, essential time on a busy morning. Worse, all that food and grease will be caked on and it will take even more time to get them clean (these products will clean your house, stat). Do yourself a favor and load the dishwasher—and run it if it’s close to full—and wash the pots and pans before going to bed.
  5. They use everyday items to keep things clean Don’t put

    off cleaning because you don’t have supplies. “You can clean windows without leaving streaks behind with the help of a coffee filter,” says Larry Patterson franchisee of the Glass Doctor in Dallas. “Coffee filters and old cotton t-shirts also work well to remove remaining lint left behind from dry cloths.” Another pro tip? If you wiped vertically outside, make sure to wipe horizontally inside. Then, you’ll know whether the missed spot is inside or outside. 3. Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Unsafe Aesthetic purposes aside, one of the main reasons we clean our homes in Melbourne is to keep them as safe and germ-free as possible. But if you accidentally mix the wrong chemicals or don't follow certain safety instructions, these seven cleaning mistakes could put you in danger. Plus, cleaning the wrong way could potentially spread germs around your house. Keep your home as safe as possible by remembering these simple tips the next time you mix up a solution to mop the floors or do a load of laundry.
  6. Accidentally Mixing Bleach and Ammonia You've probably heard this warning

    before—but it bears repeating. Mixing bleach and ammonia is incredibly dangerous, as it can create toxic chloramine vapor. Inhaling these fumes could cause respiratory damage and throat burns, or worse. And it's not just the pure forms of bleach and ammonia that can cause this reaction, but also mixing bleach- and ammonia-based products. To be sure, simply avoid mixing bleach with any other cleaner. This way, you'll never have to worry about a potentially dangerous combination. Not Disinfecting After Preparing Raw Meat Cross-contamination of cooking tools, such as using a knife to cut raw meat before using it to chop vegetables without cleaning in between, can spread harmful bacteria that could make you and your family sick. To prevent this, always wash your knives with hot, soapy water after preparing raw meat. It's also a good idea to invest in a set of color-coded cutting boards (like this set of four on Amazon, $15), so you can designate one for meat, another for veggies, and a third for fish. Using the Self-Cleaning Feature on Your Oven The self-cleaning oven feature is hotly contested. It uses high temperatures, up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit, to burn away bits of food and grease, saving you from having to manually clean the appliance. However, some warn that the high temperatures can end up causing damage to parts of your oven, and the fumes may even be harmful. Many self-cleaning ovens are lined with Teflon, which when heated to these very high temperatures, can produce fumes that are toxic to small pets like birds, and may cause respiratory irritation in humans. And while being in the house during the self-cleaning process could expose you to fumes, it's also a good idea to be present in case of excess smoke as food burns off. Not Properly Ventilating the Area Most of us probably already know that we should only use harsh cleaning products in a well- ventilated area, yet how often do we really worry about it? According to one study, prolonged use of cleaning products (the study looked at professional cleaners) can have the same effect on lung function as smoking cigarettes. Even if you don't clean every single day, you can be gentler on your lungs by using more natural cleaning alternatives, like mixing your own solutions or swapping in vinegar for harsh chemicals where possible. One more easy switch: the Australian Lung Association recommends skipping the air fresheners. Try potpourri or an essential oil room spray instead. Forgetting to Clean Out Dryer Lint We all know we're supposed to remove lint from the dryer after every load of laundry, but there are likely times when we've all let it slide. Learning more about the risk of dryer fires could convince us to take this simple chore more seriously. According to Melbourne Fire Administration, about 2,900 dryer fires are reported each year, and about one-third of the fires are caused by an accumulation of lint. To prevent a fire, clean the lint filter after every single load, and clean out the ductwork at least once per year.
  7. Not Cleaning Out Your Fridge Often Enough Besides keeping your

    fridge clutter-free, cleaning your fridge often can prevent you and your family from accidentally eating expired foods. If your little ones are able to grab food from the fridge themselves, it's a good idea to check your fridge frequently, making sure to toss out any expired packaged foods, dairy, or old leftovers. If done at the end of every week, the task shouldn't take too long and could help your family avoid getting sick. Ignoring Mold and Mildew Sure, mold and mildew is unsightly, but you may be more inclined to actually take care of the problem when you consider its health effects. Mold allergies can make you cough or cause your eyes to itch. Pay special attention to signs of mold in your bathroom, kitchen, and other damp areas, particularly around the caulking of your bathtub or around an exhaust fan. Besides appearing on surfaces around the home, mildew can also grow on clothing and bath towels. Follow these steps to clean your washing machine of mildew, and be sure to only put away completely dry, not damp, clothing. 4. Essentials for Your Cleaning Kit If you love having a tidy house but hate housekeeping, one of the simplest and fastest ways to do the job and move on to better things is with a handy carryall loaded up with plenty of cleaning helpers in Melbourne. When you think dusting baseboards is a big yawn and scuff marks are a personal insult (why do some shoes do that?), we have a few tips that will get you out of the kitchen (laundry room, bathroom or basement) and into a recliner in time to watch your favorite reality show. After all, there are better things to do than spend your time with your finger wrapped around a bottle of disinfectant.
  8. A Clean Duster You probably use a feather duster or

    dusting cloth, but chances are it's dirtier than the surfaces you're trying to clean with it. Do yourself a favor and vacuum your duster after every job. That way it will be clean and ready to go next time. You'll pick up more dust instead of just moving it around from place to place. Once you get into the habit, you'll wonder why you never thought of this one before. A Sponge Eraser Specialty eraser sponges blast tough dirt and grime like magic. They're made of melamine foam, a soft but strong material that tackles embedded dirt without damaging abrasive action. A sponge eraser will get scuff marks off your entry floor in seconds and you won't have to use the usual elbow grease. If you have kids, rejoice. It's also great at getting crayon off walls and tile. Just add a little water and rub. Seriously, if you haven't tried one of these sponges, you're working harder on cleanup than you have to. Sponges Regular old sponges get a bad reputation for being dirty germ carriers. That's a shame. There's nothing better than a sponge for light cleaning. Sponges are also pretty economical and Earth- friendly when compared to paper towels -- and they're available in lots of cheerful colors. We advocate keeping lots of sponges on hand and using them often -- once you learn good sponge maintenance: Clean dirty sponges in hot, soapy water and then throw them in the microwave on high for 2 minutes. Repeat the process after every use. That's it. You'll kill 99 percent of the germs on the sponge, making it one of the cleanest surfaces in your home. Use sanitized sponges again and again. Just take the extra precaution of retiring them after a month or so. Specialty Dusters Dust is everywhere, but getting it off the coffee table is a lot easier than eradicating it from your mini-blinds and ceiling fans. That's where specialty dusters come in. They're shaped to reach those areas where dust hides, accumulates and turns to nasty grime after mixing with moist or grease- laden indoor air. With a specialty duster you can stop this vicious cycle and keep your fixtures and wall treatments looking better longer. A couple of flicks with a specialty duster and you're done. No more having to wrestle with the vacuum cleaner or finesse a lint-free cloth somewhere it really doesn't want to go. Super Glue Super glue isn't a cleaner, but it can be pretty handy when you're in a cleaning mood. You know that broken floor vent cover you've been meaning to glue back together, or the cracked handle on the decorative pitcher your mother-in-law gave you (kids can be so destructive)? Every time you clean, you promise yourself you'll grab the super glue and take care of those little chores, but it never seems to happen. Quit stalling. Super glue comes in tiny tubes that won't take up much room in your cleaning kit. You'll be Ms. Fixit and Ms. Clean in less time than it takes to cook a frozen pizza. Now, that's efficient.
  9. A Toothbrush This list wouldn't be complete without one just-in-case

    cleaning aid. We like retired toothbrushes because there're -- well, they're cheap. Repurposing them makes good sense, too. If you need to scrub a line of soap scum off the tub or get a dab of lime scale off the showerhead, a toothbrush is the perfect all-purpose fixer upper. It's low tech, gentle, and if you tackle a really nasty chore with it, you can pitch it without remorse. What could be better? A Handheld Vacuum You may need a broom to coax that cat hair out from under the table, but the crumbs under the couch cushions (we won't tell), the dust accumulating on the furnace vents and the lint under the water heater can all be dispatched with a cordless, handheld vacuum cleaner. These mini vacs look a little like alien weapons, and keeping one at the ready can make it easier to take care of those pesky little jobs you'd otherwise leave for next time -- or the time after that. A Handheld Steamer Handheld steamers heat water fast to create a powerful blast of steam that can sanitize surfaces and get gooey, pesky dirt out of tight places. Steamers make short work of the gunk around the lip of the sink, the glop on the range hood and the sticky stuff on the refrigerator door gasket. They don't kill germs on contact -- that takes a few seconds of prolonged exposure -- but they work faster and better than sponges and brushes on hard to get to areas. Are you little concerned about what's growing in that spot between the porcelain water tank and base of your toilet? Life's too short to spend it stressing. A steam cleaner is the answer.
  10. Microfiber Cloths Microfiber fabric has a tight, soft weave with

    tiny hairs that grab and hold dust. It's very effective at cleaning electronic equipment, which is notorious for attracting floating particulates from the air. That makes microfiber cloths handy for dusting everything from your flat screen to your Smartphone charger. They're available in washable as well as disposable varieties, but we like washable options because they're a bit more Earth-friendly. A Checklist OK, don't get hostile. We know the last thing you need right now is one more list of instructions. A cleaning checklist can be really helpful, though. Have you ever cleaned the bathroom and put everything away only to realize you forgot to clean the tub surround, toilet or sink? Something probably happened to upset your regular cleaning routine: the phone rang or the kids got into an unfriendly brawl about chores. If you have a checklist, distractions won't lead to cleaning mishaps. All you have to do is take a quick peek at the list after a cleaning session to make sure you haven't forgotten anything. Having a list can be neat in other ways, too: You can decide how often you want to do certain chores -- or who will do the chore -- and make a simple check to sign off on, say, baseboard cleaning for this quarter. You'll also have a handy spot on which to make a note that you need to restock your supply of room freshener. Taking an occasional gander at all the cleaning you've accomplished is rewarding, too. 5. Your Complete Summer House Cleaning Checklist As the summer season is approaching quickly, it is time to sit back and enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. However, before you relax, make sure that your house is perfectly clean. Many people avoid thorough cleaning of the house during winters and spring and wait for the summer season. It is an important time of the year, and everybody wants their house to look sparkling clean. As cleaning the house thoroughly is a challenging and time-consuming task, many prefer to hire professionals who offer the best end of lease cleaning in Melbourne. They offer additional services that can help you to clean your house in the best possible way. However, if you want to clean your house on your own, you will require a checklist. It will help you to accomplish the task in a stress- free manner. Read on to know more about the complete summer house cleaning checklist. Kitchen A dirty kitchen during summer season not only stinks but also allows the germs and bacteria to flourish quickly. If you are planning to cook delicious food during the holidays or organise a party, then you must keep your kitchen in tip-top shape.
  11.  Remove dirt and stains from the stovetop and countertop

    with an all-purpose cleaner.  Clean all appliances in your kitchen appropriately, particularly refrigerator and oven.  Use a wet rag to clean the outside as well as inside of the cabinets and drawers.  Scrub the dirty kitchen sink and faucets, so they look spotless.  Clean the garbage disposal using ice and lemon to prevent any bad smell from it. Bathroom During the summer season, your bathroom starts to produce an unwanted smell. The humidity promotes the growth of germs, bacteria and mildew. Thus, you should scrub the important spots in your bathroom to ensure it is free from dirt and germs.  Thoroughly scrub the toilet to remove any stains and make it look perfectly clean.  Apply a mixture of liquid soap, baking soda and water on bathtub and sink. Scrub the surfaces with a sponge and rinse properly.  Remove limescale from showerhead and faucets with the help of white vinegar  Clear the gunk present in the drain with the help of baking soda and vinegar.  Remove dirt from the grout by applying a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Scrub with a brush and rinse the spot.  Open the windows or turn on the fan after taking a shower. It will improve the ventilation and that will reduce the humidity. Living Room During summer season, people open their windows and doors more often in comparison to other seasons. As a result, household surfaces accumulate a lot of dust and dirt. Include the following areas in your checklist to clean the living room perfectly.
  12.  Wipe the blades of the ceiling fans with the

    help of step ladder and duster.  Vacuum your upholstery to remove the dust mites, pet hair, etc. Also clean the area under the upholstery.  Wipe the surface of the furniture with a microfiber cloth.  Remove the dirt and dust from the Photo Frames using a wet rag.  Wipe the handrails with a wet cloth  To clean your dirty carpets perfectly, hire a company that provides reliable end of lease cleaning in Melbourne. They offer additional services, including carpet cleaning. Bedroom Your bedroom should be perfectly clean because you rest and sleep here. So, a dirty bed can make a negative impact on the quality of your sleep. Remove the dirt and dust to make it a healthier place.  Clean the mattress, wash the bedsheet and pillow covers. Also, clean the area under the bed.  Thoroughly clean the surface of the study table.  Clean the mirror with a vinegar-water solution and remove the water with a squeegee.  Clean inside and outside of the wardrobe with a wet rag. Common Spots Apart from the areas mentioned above, there are some common spots that you must include in your cleaning checklist.  Clean the ceiling corners to get rid of the cobwebs  Remove dust and dirt from both sides of your windows.  Eliminate dirt from the light fittings of all the rooms.  Once you are done with the cleaning of the entire house, sweep the floor. To remove the stubborn dirt, mop the floor.  Wipe the walls and baseboard of all the room. Try to remove as many marks from the walls as possible.  Clean the filter of the air conditioner and the vent with a vacuum cleaner. House Exterior A lot of people like to spend the evening and early morning outside the house during summer. Clean the exterior of the house so its look perfectly clean. The patio of your house can be a harbour for several things such as mould and gunk build-up. Use pressure washing to clean these areas perfectly. First, remove the dust and dirt from the furniture surface with the help of a vacuum cleaner or microfiber cloth. Then wipe the surface a damp cloth. Make your home look sparkling clean this summer with the help of the complete cleaning checklist that is mentioned above. The list will make sure that you do not skip any important spots, including
  13. the hidden ones. If you want to save your time

    and energy, contact experienced end of lease cleaners in Melbourne and opt for their additional services. 6. How to Clean Your Cleaning Supplies How can you expect to have a sparkling clean house if your cleaning supplies and tools are filthy? A dirty mop is simply going to redeposit dirt or just move it around each time you use it. No one needs that. Let's take a look at how to clean seven types of cleaning supplies and tools to help you get the best results with the least amount of effort. How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner Canister, upright, and hand-vacuums should all be cleaned regularly. What You Need Supplies Hot water Dishwashing liquid Essential oil (optional) Tools
  14. Seam ripper or small scissors Instructions Empty Bag or Reusable

    Cup After every use, dispose of the bag or empty the reusable cup. At least monthly, give the reusable cup a quick wash with hot water and a bit of dishwashing liquid to remove any trapped dust and greasy film. Clean Beater Bar Unless you have a vacuum like the Shark Apex Stick Vac with a beater bar that is self-cleaning, quickly remove any tangled hairs or threads from the beater bar, by using a seam ripper or very small, sharp scissors. Keeping it turning smoothly increases the effectiveness of your vacuum cleaner. Clean Hoses and Filters At least quarterly, inspect the hose for blockages and change disposable filters or wash reusable filters. To freshen the air while you vacuum, add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to the filter. How to Clean Mop Heads Mop heads for dust or wet mopping can be made from cotton threads, microfiber fabric, or sponge. Each type should be cleaned thoroughly after every use. Discoloration is not a problem, but fibers that are saturated with soil simply cannot gather or trap anymore leaving your floors dirty. What You Need Supplies Heavy-duty laundry detergent Chlorine bleach Pine oil cleaner Hot water Tools Washing machine Large bucket or sink Instructions Clean Removable Cotton and Microfiber Mop Heads
  15. Mop heads can be tossed in the washer with a

    load of towels. Use a heavy-duty detergent like Tide or Persil and a hot water cycle to remove the heavy build-up of grease and soil. If the towels are white, add one-half cup of chlorine bleach to the wash cycle to disinfect the mop. Hang the mop head to air dry naturally. Do not store until the fibers are completely dry. Clean Non-Removable Fabric Mop Heads Mix a solution of one gallon of very hot water and two tablespoons of a heavy-duty detergent or pine oil cleaner in a large bucket or sink. Allow the mop head to soak for at least 15 minutes and then move it up and down in the solution to loosen the soil. Rinse thoroughly in hot water and allow to drip dry. If the mop head smells sour, add one-half cup of chlorine bleach per gallon of the rinse water to disinfect the fibers. Clean Sponge Mop Heads After using a sponge mop, rinse it well in hot water. Then, mix a solution of one-half cup of chlorine bleach and one gallon of hot water. Add the sponge head and allow to soak for five to ten minutes. Rinse well and allow to air dry. How to Clean a Broom Whether you use a broom made from broomstraw, microfiber or extruded plastic, it needs to be cleaned periodically. What You Need Supplies
  16. Dishwashing liquid Hot water Tools Large bucket Instructions Remove Trapped

    Dirt Take the broom outside and run the bristles over the edge of a step to whisk away trapped dirt. Deep Clean For a deeper clean, mix a bucket of hot water with two teaspoons of dishwashing liquid, swish the broom through the solution and then rinse with cold water. Hang the broom with the bristles pointing down to drip dry. How to Clean Sponges and Brushes Cleaning is essential for sponges and brushes used in the kitchen as part of food preparation. What You Need Supplies Hot water Chlorine beach Tools Bucket or sink Instructions Rinse in Hot Water After every use, rinse the sponge or brush well in hot water and store upright so that it will dry quickly. Disinfect Weekly At least once a week, mix a solution of one-gallon hot water and one-half cup chlorine bleach and allow the sponges and brushes to soak for five to 10 minutes. Note: Do not soak brushes that have wooden bases or handles. Dip them in the solution quickly and then allow them to air dry. How to Clean Dusters Unless you use disposable dusters every time you clean, your feather, microfiber, or wool fiber dusters must be cleaned after every use. These cleaning methods work for each type.
  17. What You Need Supplies Dishwashing liquid Warm water Tools Large

    bucket or sink Instructions Remove Loose Dust After every use, take the duster outside and give it a really good shake for at least one minute. It helps to tap the handle against something firm to really loosen dust. Remove Embedded Dust If the duster looks soiled or isn't picking up dust as well as it once did, mix a solution of warm water and a bit of dishwashing liquid. Swish the duster through the mixture for several minutes. Rinse with warm water until it runs clear of any soapy residue. Gently squeeze out excess water and hang to drip dry. When the fibers or feathers are dry, rotate the handle between the palms of your hands to restore the proper shape. How to Clean Cotton and Microfiber Cloths Both types of cloths have their strengths when doing chores. Choose cotton cloths for heavy-duty jobs and anything that involves oily or harsh cleaning products. Microfiber cloths are more delicate and should never be used for heavy cleaning jobs. Use them for dusting or drying dishes only. What You Need Supplies Heavy-duty laundry detergent Chlorine bleach Degreaser (optional) Tools Washing machine Sink Instructions Wash Cotton Cloths
  18. Cotton cloths used for cleaning can be washed in the

    washing machine using hot water and a heavy- duty detergent to remove soil. If you're concerned about bacteria, add chlorine bleach to the wash cycle. If the cotton cloths are coated with grease or excessive amounts of cleaning products, allow them to presoak in a solution of hot water and a degreaser before washing. Never place oil-soaked cloths in a clothes dryer even after washing. They are combustible. Allow them to line dry. Clean Microfiber Cloths Wash microfiber cloths in warm water and avoid any fabric softeners or dryer sheets that will disrupt the dust-attracting qualities of the fibers. How to Clean and Disinfect a Cleaning Bucket Always start a cleaning chore with a clean bucket. What You Need Supplies Hot water Chlorine bleach, pine oil or phenolic disinfectant Instructions Rinse Bucket After the cleaning chore is finished, rinse the bucket with hot water. Disinfect the Bucket
  19. Fill the bucket with at least one gallon of hot

    water. Following label directions, add chlorine bleach, pine oil or phenolic disinfectant (Lysol). Swish solution around the interior of the bucket and dispose of the solution responsibly. 7. Conclusion If you have any doubt or confusion related to house cleaning in Melbourne, i am hoping that it will be clear with the help of this PDF. You make sure that you clean your home daily in Melbourne. Best of luck. 8. References By Kelly Bryant (Oct. 07, 2020) | Secrets of People Who Always Have a Clean House | rd. Retrieved 9th Dec 2020, from https://www.rd.com/list/secrets-for-a-clean-house/ By Katie Holdefehr (October 03, 2019) | Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Unsafe | realsimple. Retrieved 9th Dec 2020, from https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/cleaning/unsafe-cleaning-mistakes By SARA ELLIOTT | Essentials for Your Cleaning Kit | home.howstuffworks. Retrieved 9th Dec 2020, from https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning- organizing/10-essentials-for-your-cleaning-kit.htm By Olivia White (Dec 01 2020) | Your Complete Summer House Cleaning Checklist | bondcleaninginmelbourne. Retrieved 9th Dec 2020, from https://www.bondcleaninginmelbourne.com.au//your-complete-summer-house-cleaning-checklist/ By Mary Marlowe Leverette (11/03/19) | How to Clean Your Cleaning Supplies | thespruce. Retrieved 9th Dec 2020, from https://www.thespruce.com/clean-your-cleaning-supplies-4586426