Indoor allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, mold, and cockroach droppings can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms in millions of allergy sufferers. Carried in through the air, allergens can be found on furniture, floors, and other surfaces around the house. While no home can be completely allergen-free, thorough cleaning on a regular basis can help reduce the number of allergens to which you’re exposed. Try these 4 tips for minimizing indoor allergens, and breathe easier from now on.
Keeping your home clean is important to keep you and your family in a safe, organized, and pleasant environment, but it’s equally important to ensure that your cleaning process is healthy for you! In the hustle to take care of tasks, you may be tempted to overlook precautions when you’re cleaning, but here are some tips to help you stay safe while you’re looking after your home: Continue reading
Walking into a clean home is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Unfortunately, that feeling gets quickly dampened when a few days brings your home back to a cluttered mess. With a few simple tips, you can stave off the mess and keep your home tidy until your next visit from Westside Maids. Continue reading
Keeping a home clean and organized is a challenge in any situation. Add a pet to the mix and you’ve got an even tougher time managing the mess. Between dogs tracking dirt onto the floor and cats leaving hair on every surface, pest come with their own hurdles to a clean home require time and energy to combat. A cleaning service can make the task less overwhelming. Continue reading
Among the busy days and vacations of summer, it’s important to keep your home clean and ready for the upcoming school year. Summer is a great time to clean out certain areas and keep everything fresh. These warm weather cleaning tips are a great way to stay ahead of your schedule.
Mold is always a concern for households, but the recent flooding and high levels of rain have increased the likely of mold development. While it’s impossible to avoid any mold at all, there are steps that can prevent mold from growing to toxic levels in your home.
In areas of high moisture, mold can develop in as little as 24 hours. Once it’s started to grow, it can cause negative health effects for all members of the household. Respiratory infections, headaches, sinus infections, muscle pain and fatigue are just some of the symptoms that can be caused by exposure to mold. Continue reading
Many sources can contribute to allergy problems, from dust to pet hair and pollen. Spring is the most problematic month for most folks who suffer from allergy problems, as pollen is released into the air, but controlling allergens in the home is a year-round concern. For family members who have asthma, this becomes an even more serious issues, but there are some steps that you can take to reduce the allergens in your home and provide a more healthy breathing area. Continue reading
Winter is officially behind us as we head into warmer weather. With the advent of Spring comes the yearly surge of deep cleaning and freshening that your home rarely receives. While some practices are common, you may need a checklist to make sure that everything is thoroughly scrubbed and ready for the months ahead. Here are some tasks that can go a long way in keeping your home clean and provide a more healthy environment for your family. We’re assuming that many of these chores are performed more than once a year, but knocking everything out in your Spring Cleaning spree will ensure that each room is thoroughly fresh. Continue reading
Organizing your home so it’s free of clutter is no easy task. Especially when kids, pets, and busy schedules enter the mix, managing the mess can get overwhelming. While there’s no way to instantly clean your home, here are some important steps that will make organizing it much easier.
Labels: Whether it’s the contents of a box or which stack goes where on a shelf, labels can be a life-saver. Your careful and efficient organization system won’t do much good if you can’t remember how it was arranged or have to open every container to find what you need. Labelling everything will make it easy to locate things, reducing the resulting mess from digging through possible locations, and save you time in the long run.
Sorting: Using tins, boxes, cups, drawers, and folders to keep everything sorted will break down unruly piles and group similar items into one place that’s easy to find. For instance, assigning a small tin for paper clips will give you somewhere to neatly put them when you find them around the house, and you’ll know exactly where to look when you need one. Applying this method of dividing up items can keep everywhere from your bathroom drawer to your closet much more tidy. Repurposing containers is also a great source of inexpensive and creative places to store things.
Hidden Space: Especially in smaller homes, storage space is a precious commodity. Oftentime, there’s more space than you realize that can make organizing much easier if used to its full potential. Vertical storage can save lots of space, by adding shelves inside of cabinets, stacked areas, and other methods to increase your maximum storage space. By installing a simple shelf inside a cupboard, closet, or cabinet, you’ll be able to use any potential storage space.
Minimize: It’s no secret that tossing stuff out can make your home more tidy. You can easily reduce clutter and free up space by aggressively clearing out unused items. Clothes are always a trouble area, but donating your outgrown or neglected clothing can reduce the strain on your closet space and help out those who may have more use for them.
Assign Places: Returning items to their organized place is infinitely easier when everything has an assigned home. Clutter often arises when things are shuffled from one surface to another, and this happens frequently when stuff has no specific place to return to. Even if the place is a certain drawer, you’re much more likely to put it back if you don’t have to struggle for a place to put it, and items will be much easier to locate later. If you find that you can never find a certain thing, or it always seems to end up on the kitchen counter, designate a home for it.
Unfortunately there’s no instant cure for the messy home, but simple tricks like these will help make both daily cleaning and deep-cleaning easier. If you find your family struggling with clutter, it may be time to rethink organizing your home..
Life is busy in Katy and a cleaning crew could save you the hassle of cleaning your home yourself, but wouldn’t it be nice if your first professional cleaning was offered at a lower price? Westside Maids feels this is more than reasonable, and this is why we offer a $15 off second cleaning coupon for all future loyal customers!