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About Cleaning Houses From Cleaning Maids, Kitchen Cleaning - Clean Tips For Good Housekeeping

Updated on April 19, 2012

Cleaning Houses? Want Kitchen Cleaning Tips? Ask Cleaning Maids!

Who is the most qualified in cleaning houses? Who can give you the best, cheapest and wisest kitchen cleaning tips?

Need you ask?! Cleaning maids, of course!

From floor to ceiling, this article will give you some of the best cleaning tips for your kitchen without the use of expensive cleaners.

That is not to say that purchasing cleaning materials is not effective, but these tips are a great way to use everyday items for your kitchen cleaning needs.

All the advice given here has been disclosed to me from qualified cleaning maids.

Read on for ideas when you are cleaned out with nought!


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A Solution For Cleaning The Kitchen

Cleaning maids have given me an incredible tip on cleaning houses. They suggest using biological cheap washing powder, a capful of thick bleach in half a bucket of very hot water. Not only is this good for kitchen cleaning, but also bathrooms and laminate floors throughout the home.

If you are cleaning floor tiles, try and get the water as hot as possible and mop over. Do the same to lino. If the solution is steaming, it not only aids to sterilising floors, but drys quicker.

The solution can be used to clean kitchen and bathroom work surfaces and is great for wall tiles. What a great way to clean when you are out of your usual floor, kitchen or bathroom cleaner!

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Kitchen Cleaning:: Pans!

What do you cleaning maids do with those terrible, caked on sauce pans, woks and non-stick fryers? Kitchen cleaning pans can't come easier than these tips.

Take some simple washing up liquid and drop a spot of it onto the offending pan. Then with half a potato rub away rust making the pan sparkling and useable. No need to purchase a new pan now, eh?!

Talking of rust, or rather rust prevention, it is always good practice to dab some vegetable oil onto a kitchen towel and smear wok's with it. Why? Well, the cleaning maids advise me that the thin layer of oil prevents the air from reacting with the metal which creates the rust!

Now, forget about rust, let's look at burned on substances. Here is a quick and easy tip to get rid of that lingering substance. Take said pan and add a little cola. Cola? Yes, that is what I said good old coke cola! Warm the pan for a minute or so and watch the substance slip away. Any residual can easily come away if you repeat the process and gently rub with a dish brush. Another pan - good to use!

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Kitchen Cleaning:: Mirrors, Glass and Shiny Surfaces

When kitchen cleaning, it is hard to get those shiny surfaces spotless and dazzling. Cleaning maids often use an old technique to help zing up surfaces like mirrors and glass - making them smear free!

Take some white vinegar or lemon juice and apply to the offending area with a cloth. Buff with a newspaper for senstional windows and shiny surfaces.

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Sterilizing and Smelling Fresh - Kitchen Cleaning At Its Best!

If you want a sanitizer that erradicates bacteria, use ten drops of oxybleach to 500ml of cold water. This cleaning maid tip is great for the fridge and surfaces in the kitchen. And whilst we are on the subject of the fridge, have you tried using half a scooped lemon - just leaving it like a bowl - filled with salt? Well, whilst the lemon leaves your fridge smelling lemony fresh, the salt is keeping it moisture free. That tip was a good one, wasn't it?!

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Kitchen and Utilities Tips

Never soak your teddy bears. Why? You will find it hard to get them dry and the washing process can damage their contents. What you need to do is get a damp cloth, rub some soap on it and rub your cuddly with this soapy damp material. Buffing with a towel after this will get him dry and cozy. Maybe you could even spray a little water with a couple of drops of lavender oil. This will help him to help you sleep whilst you snuggle up to him at night.

Talking of water with lavender, the cleaning maids suggest that you can use this as an ironing spray. Just spray over the clothing item and iron - smells devine and is inexpensive!

Now kitchen cleaning is taken to a new dimension of frugal in this next tip! Short of a scourer pad? Just get foil and scrunch it up. This can be used in the same way a conventional scourer is used. Remember, however, you must never use scouring items for your non stick items!

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The Old Fashioned Way of Cleaning the Kitchen Floor

How is this for a bit of fun!  How the floor was cleaned in days gone by!

'Take tanzy, mint, and balm; first sweep the room, then strew the herbs on the floor, and with a long hard brush rub them well all over the boards, till you have scrubb'd the floor clean.  When the boards are quite dry, sweep off the greens, and with a dry bubbing brush dry-rub them well, and they will look like mahogany, of a fine brown, and never want any other washing, and give a sweet smell to the room.'

Reference from 'Servants Directory', by Hannah Glasse, 1760

The 1760 Kitchen

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Kitchen Cleaning Routine - The Cleaning Maids Recipe For Success

Cleaning maids are the professional's in the world of effective home cleansing. The kitchen is one of the major areas for consistant and labour intensive areas of your home. Here is some advice to help you with effective and productive cleaning.

  • Electric stoves and drip pans can be placed in a strong solution of automatic dishwater detergent in the sink. Remember to do this when the burners are cool though!
  • Dried on food can form as stubborn spots in areas that are not obvious. Check floors, cabinets and counters and spray them with all-purpose cleaner and let them soak.
  • Lifting your stove top can reveal a mind field of dirt. Clean this away with kitchen solution to take away the dirt you can't ordinarily see whilst you polish the stove top, knobs and splashbacks with a good cleaner. Perhaps buff with kitchen towel or newspaper!
  • Keep your kitchen cleaning organised. Move from left or right around the room. Keep your cleaning materials in a handy box so as it is easily accessible.
  • Remember to wipe your doors on the inside as well as the outside.
  • Clean your surface areas as you go and remember to move items so as you can access the dirt that can not be seen. Keep a check on cabinets for those hidden finger prints and clean them as you see them!
  • Window sills need cleaning too so don't neglect them!
  • Hidden bacteria and foodstuffs can loom in rubbish bins, stagnating and breeding in the very area which needs to be clean. Remember this is an area where food is prepared! Use a toothbrush to get to those hard to reach areas.
  • Use your handy toothbrush around sink fixtures and fittings. Germs evade creaveses in these areas around handles and the base of the taps.
  • This one is simple... Empty your bins!
  • Mop, sweep or /and vacume the floor.

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The World Of Cleaning Maids Making It Easier!

Cleaning houses is an under estimated task. There is a lot of planning and organisation when kitchen cleaning. I hope that this article has highlighted some helpful tips in making it easier. Thanks to many of the cleaning maids of the world that help to make our homes a brighter, cleaner areas to live in. Those maids are people like you and me. We are slaves to housework, whether male or female, in sharing our tips, we hope to make the job that little bit easier!

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    • James Peters profile image

      James Timothy Peters 

      6 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      This is super cool.

      After cleaning under my stove I had to write a HUB about it because I was 'shOckEd' to see what was actually under there.

      I mean, it was like..."eww".

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      aanderson... I am unsure as to how I am be helpful to you in this matter. What I might suggest is that you have someone (a social worker or home assistant in some way?) that can design a programme and routine for you both to run through that you are able to achieve realistically. This will need to be constantly reviewed as you become better at the tasks in hand. This will be so good for your independence and confidence with a view for your assistant's ultimate redundancy.

      Hope this helps to move you to a more fulfilling life x

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      aanderson5600@gmaiil.com 

      6 years ago

      Any Help or tips at all would be helpful. I have not cleaned or "deep cleaned for over 5 years, due to severe degenerative arthritis, bilateral radiculopathy, etc I really need to relearn some more organizational skills. Thanking you in advance for your prompt cooperation in this matter. Sincerely, Anna L Anderson

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      That is brilliant news Gmagoldie - good luck and watch out for the dreeeam gleeeam!

    • GmaGoldie profile image

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      shazwellyn,

      You covered everything! Cleaning tips from 1790 too! Oh, how I hate cleaning. You motivated me to clean my stove with soda pop. Will keep you posted on the progress.

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      after builders cleaning 

      8 years ago

      Good tips how to make the mirrors clean and shiny. Thanks

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      K9 - I can see that clean ring of confidence surround your very being.. or is that your kitchen? Glad to have been of help!

    • K9keystrokes profile image

      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      This is going to be bookmarked for ever! So many good ideas and tips for cleaning houses!

      K9

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      prasetio30 - Lovely to see you - you have no excuse now to leave that messy cup on the floor, do you? hehehe

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub. You have good tips to clean the house and kitchen. Very useful and inspiring hub. I never hesitate to vote this up.

      Prasetio

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