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Snow salt is extremely helpful when cleaning your sidewalk and making sure it is safe to walk in, however it is also corrosive to your floors if you manage to bring it in. Snow Salt can often get stuck on the bottom of your soles which can cause damage to your floors as your walk around your home. Snow salt can result in white stains and scratches that are hard to clean.
What you’ll need
Mop and dust pan
Towel and Microfiber mop
¼ cup of white vinegar
First thing you want to do is to mop and use a dustpan to clean up the salt grains. Avoid using a vacuum as the sale granules can also damage your vacuum cleaner.
Mop and dust, then mix ¼ of vinegar solution with some warm water. Damp a towel or microfiber mop to clean the floor. No not soak the rag as that may cause damage to your floor. After mopping, get another towel to dry your floor.
First of all, just want to say happy new year to everyone! Wishing you all a prosperous and healthy new year ahead!
So maybe by now, you have cleaned your entire space from all the clutter of 2016 and are ready to start fresh. Now, the next question / task is “how will you maintain a clean household?” The solution is to first find the problem. Here is is a list of 5 common areas around your home that are notorious for collecting germs and solutions on how to clean them.
The area near your front door is one of the dirtiest places in your house! Nealy 96% of shoe soles have traces of coliform, which includes fecal bacteria
Solution: Vacuum or go outside and shake those germs away! When finished, spray disinfectant spray such as Lysol about once a week.
Your faucet aerator is a magnet for germs! Running water keeps the screen moist, an ideal condition for bacteria growth. Because tap water is far from sterile, if you accidentally touch the screen with dirty fingers or food, bacteria can grow from the faucet.
Solution: Check or clean your faucet aerator at least once a month.
Aka “Meals on Wheels” for bacteria, that is. Vacuum cleaners clean, but it’s all in the bag. Just change it after every use. A recent study by Gerba said that 13% of vacuum cleaners tested positive for E.Coli
Solution: Change your vacuum cleaner frequently, and do it outside.
A recent study of hundreds of homes across The United States found that about 7% of kitchen towels were contaminated with MRSA, a difficult to treat staph bacteria. They are also loaded with E. Coli!
Solution: Wash dish towels frequently or use paper towels to dry! Have a backup set of dish towels so you can circulate it’s usage.
This one caught me off guard too! The more you know… The seal around your fridge can test positive for 83% of the time for mold.
Solution: Wipe down the seal of your door at least once a week with bleach. It’s easy and only takes 5 minutes!
Well, 2016 was a hell of a year to say the least. For better or worse, I think a lot of us can say “On with the New Year!” By this time, it is now time to reflect and think about what you have accomplished over the past year, be thankful for all the relationships and experiences in your life, and look forward for a more prosperous new year. Here are some last minute things you can do around your home to get you New Year off to a good start!
Do a deep clean
Get a fresh start for the new year by cleaning up your entire place. Dust, sweep, mop, scrub, wash everything to take care of the clutter inside your home. After all studies show, that cleaning your room or home space can actually be good for your health.
2) Clean the Fridge
Every so often, your fridge starts to pile up with old junk. You forget about old junk items which already expired thinking that one day you will consume it. Make sure to read the labels thoroughly and check for expired packaging. Old expired items can lead to mold and eventually make you sick. If you see something expired, toss it! View this link to learn how to clean mold from your fridge.
3) Change your furnace filters
It is recommended that you should change your furnace filters at least once every other month. During the winter times, your furnace filters are on hyper drive so you might want to consider changing them more often. Furnace filters are made to clean toxins from the air and having a dirty furnace filter can actually enhance your chance of being sicks! Here is a quick guide on how to change your furnace filter.
4) Donate, Sell, Use Up, or Trash Clutter
When you're done giving your place a cleaning makeover, take the items that you no longer want or need and sell, donate, use up, or trash them. Give back and pay it forward!
5) Think about New Year's goals
It’s a New Year, and opportunity to start fresh! There is always room for improvement in anyone's life. Think about your talents and goals and how you can share it to tho.se around you. Whether you want to give back more, land a new job, be a better parent, etc… 2017 is the year to make it happen!