Some tips on how to keep your flooring as new

Time for spring cleaning and home renovation comes in to give it more contemporary and welcoming appearance! The old and worn flooring but rather would complicate this task. What is needed is proper and regular maintenance to save their original form for long. For this purpose, we have prepared some tips on how to save them as new ones that will make spring makeover your home even easier!

Tea is not just for drinking

We all know about the beneficial effects that a cup of herbal tea will have on our body. Few know, however, for its cleaning properties. It is particularly suitable for refurbishment of wooden furniture and flooring, as with its help remove stains from them without effort.

Be precise in the cleaning

The formula is as follows: soak several bags of herbal tea in 1 liter of hot water and allow to cool. Then soak a towel or cloth to finished liquid after squeezing, wipe the wooden surface. Finally, extra dry with a dry cloth. Another idea to clean wooden floor was mixing vinegar with linseed oil, the procedure remains the same.

Kitchen helpers in the fight against pollution

Herbal tea is not only true ally in cleaning the floor. Almost all types of flooring can be treated with a mixture of water and vinegar suitable for wood and tile, but not marble because it can damage the color. Mixing vinegar with a little olive oil is only suitable for wood surfaces because the first will deal with the stains and the second will help for the coating. After this procedure rinse carefully the slippery floor and dry. Do not worry about the unpleasant odor that will leave the vinegar-ventilate the room for a few minutes and there will be no trace of it!

For the cleaning of your carpets is best to turn to professionals such as carpet cleaning Enfield.

How to prepare for the Chinese New Year

The New Year passed, but holidays didn’t finish. The Chinese New Year knocking on the door. If you are interested about chinese history, or you just want organize different and interesting party we will give you some advices how to get ready for the Chinese New Year. First let’s say something about this holiday. In China it’s called also Lunar New Year or Chinese Spring Festival and it is the most important holiday among all. On our Western calendar it starts somewhere between 21st of January and 21st of February it is depend from the year. The festival for the Chinese New Year last for the first fifteen days of the Chinese lunar calendar. The celebrations are very big and colourful, includes many decorations, parades, folk traditions. In a few steps we will help you to be part of the Chinese traditions and celebrations.

How to prepare for the holiday?

  1. First of all clean your home.

This tradition is founded in the belief that cleaning the house at this time of year will “sweep away the bad luck” that has accumulated inside over the past year. Cleaning also makes the house ready for the good luck to start entering. For a perfect cleaned home you can contact to a cleaning company. I can recommend to you the services of End of tenancy cleaning Canterbury.

Don’t clean your home after the New Year has started, because the chinese believe that the good luck which come in your house with the New Year will run out. Over the following fifteen days, or at least the first few if you can’t wait that long, you are re relieved of cleaning duties.

  1. Put red decorations.

Red is the color or symbol of good luck in Chinese culture and is often used for new year decorations. The number “8” also symbolizes good luck and wealth, since the Chinese character for eight rhymes with fortune or wealth.

Paste paper cutouts onto the window.

Display Chinese New Year paintings and artwork.

Decorate with paper lanterns. These are made of red paper and are one of the most common decorations during Chinese New Year.

Paint your door, doorframe, or window panes red for a real change of pace!

  1. Arrange additional decorations.

Complement the crafts and artwork with bowls of food, flowers, and other treats.

Place flowers through the house, such as lotuses. Lotus flowers symbolize rebirth and new growth.

Place mandarin oranges in bowls throughout the house. Mandarins with their leaves still intact are the fruits of happiness for the New Year. Use an even number and eat in pairs for good luck.

  1. Appease the Kitchen God.

Seven days before the New Year, the Kitchen God is said to report to the Jade Emperor about the household. Keep on your best behavior and offer him a sacrifice of fruit, candy, water, or other food. Some people burn a picture of the Kitchen God to send him up to heaven as smoke.

If you do everything of this you are almost ready for welcoming the Chinese New Year. The last piece of the whole picture is to dress for the occasion with traditional chinese clothes. Have fun and let’s the luck be with you.

End of tenancy cleaning done the easy way!

Most people have experienced the ‘’joys’’ of end of tenancy cleaning. Rented accommodations usually come with that ‘’extra’’ just to make your move out even more stressful. retro-1310390_640If you are a landlord, end of tenancy cleaning is a blessing as your tenants will be the ones breaking a sweat over your property. However, if you are a tenant, you have to pull your sleeves up and get to work.

End of tenancy cleaning is dreaded by most tenants because it usually involves days and days of hard work to get rid of dirt and bacteria gathered through the years. Some tenants choose to hire professional help to do that for them so they have more time to prepare their move. Whichever option you choose, end of tenancy cleaning has to be done so you can get your initial security deposit back.

If you decide to go for it yourself, there is an easy way to get the 3-4 day cleaning job down to 3-4 hour job. For the task you will need an army of friends, good cleaning products and good cleaning equipment. Delegate retro-1310402_640tasks to your cleaners and allocate a room to each one. If you have managed to lure more friends into helping, then put two in each room. Give them a list of every area that needs to be cleaned and tell them they have 2 hours to do the job. Use homemade cleaning products and steam cleaners. This way you will not compromise the health of your helpers and using steam is well known for easy and quick cleaning of bacteria and germs.

Once you have finished with the end of tenancy cleaning, inspect every room of the property like a landlord would and if you see any missed spots, go over them yourself when everybody is gone.  

Cleaning the Bookcases and the Bookshelves could be that Fun

You are a book-lover or the ultimate book worm. You are loving books so much that you prefer spending a night in with a book and a cup of tea, cuddled in the comfy sheets, instead of night out in a noisy and crowded club.books-1614215_640 Yeah, that’s it. I said it. And there is nothing wrong in this. Books are other worlds. Worlds that are new and alluring. And those who have that wide imagination, for whom the creativity is what indeed matters, want to take another adventure by starting a new book and ending it within a week or so. And when you started decorating your home, you knew perfectly well, what you want. You have always dreamt about a house full of books that is so you and so yours and when you moved in, the first thing you bought was this bookshelf, which you adore. And everything was ok. It was perfect until that moment came, when you had to clean your entire house deeply for a first time and you stood before this same bookshelf, which was now covered with tons of dust and dirt and you simply did not have an idea, what to start with. Only then you realized that the cleaning of a piece of furniture so essential for everyone’s home is so insane. But it was way too late. However, I do believe that cleaning this thing could be not that bad and indeed could be fun. That’s how:

Get everything out  

The main problem about bookshelves and its cleaning is that, unfortunately, not only the bookshelf itself is dusty and dirty, but the books, as well. So if you don’t move anything and just with a wet clout clean around the books, then the result won’t be satisfying at all. That’s why you definitely need to get everything out and only then to start with the real cleaning.

The shelf 

This is the easier part. Once you have removed the books, first with a wet clout and then with an effective cleaning product, go through the entire surface and make it shine. stack-of-books-1001655_640Make sure that it has completely dried out, before you even think about putting the books back there, where they belong.

The books  

The cleaning of those is really time-consuming, but could be so much fun, as well. It’s up to you. Start with the vacuum-cleaner and gather the dust from every single book you have. Then with a microfiber cloth, clean them one by one. Thus you will be remembering the wonderful books you have and you loved reading and you will be able to rediscover some old time favourite you have forgotten about. At the end of the day not only will be your bookshelf super clean and well-arranged, but you will have a pile of books you need to (re)read soon. And yet, this is a kind of cleaning you need to perform often, but not too often. Just make it fun.