In the kitchen, it pays to get the hardest jobs out of the way first. To keep your kitchen sparkling clean, stay up-to-date with these weekly tasks.
-- Mop the floor.
-- Clean the exteriors of appliances.
-- Wipe the counters and cabinet doors.
-- Scour and polish the sink.
-- Use general-purpose spray cleaners or mix vinegar and water to scrub your sink, toilet exterior, tub, and faucets.
-- Use an antibacterial cleaner for heavy-duty disinfecting in the toilet bowl and baking soda paste on tough grime.
-- Remember not to use abrasives on scratchable surfaces.
By eliminating dust, you'll protect your furniture and improve your home's air quality.
-- Remove accumulated dust from furniture and other problem areas.
-- For dusting, we love soft, non-scratching cloths that pick up and hold dirt.
-- For fine wood furniture, use dusting cloths in place of silicone sprays.
Keep dust under control with these three must-know cleaning tricks.
-- For small rugs that are difficult to vacuum, take them outside and shake them vigorously, or hang them over a clothesline and beat with a broom to remove dust and dirt.
-- Consult care labels for small rugs to determine whether they should be dry cleaned, spot cleaned, or laundered.
Vacuuming your living areas once a week controls the unavoidable accumulation of dust and debris.
-- Before you vacuum, pick up large debris, scraps of paper, buttons, and objects that may damage your vacuum belts and hoses.
-- Try vacuuming steadily and evenly in overlapping parallel patterns.
-- Wet mops are used for scrubbing and for applying sanitizing solutions to bathroom and kitchen floors.
They work when pressed firmly to the floor and moved in long, overlapping strokes.
-- When mopping, make sure to wipe up excess liquid because standing water can damage wood surfaces.
Say so long to streaky floors. Keep laminate floors spill-free and sparkling with these must-know tips.
We recommend changing and laundering sheets and pillowcases once a week.
-- For even wear, rotate your sheets, storing fresh sheets at the bottom of the stack in your linen closet.
-- For best results, wash your sheets in warm water and use non-chlorine bleach when needed.
-- Wash all-cotton spreads, blankets, and coverlets in cold water to avoid shrinkage.