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How to Remove Food Coloring From Fabric

  Jonathan Teall  |    18 March 2020  |    House Cleaning Tips

Step by Step Stain Removal

Food coloring is a concentrated food safe dye that is found in most processed food items, and even in seasonal beverages (here's looking at you, Saint Patrick!). What happens when you spill some on your lightly colored carpet, or your favorite white shirt? Well, you don't have to resolve yourself to wearing your newly tie-dyed fashion statement forever. Follow these our easy stain removal process, and you're sure to clean it right up.

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Peace of Mind, Soap, and What They Have in Common

  Jonathan Teall  |    17 March 2020  |    House Cleaning Tips

It may be on your mind, but soap can help to keep it off of your hands.

 

 

Do you remember the importance that was placed upon washing your hands when you were still in grade school? The teachers would make it seem like something fun, a task that you simply didn't want to miss out on. If you ever need to remember how to properly take the time allotted, think back to those days, and sing a 'happy birthday' song to yourself, all the way through a couple of times, and vigorously wash your hands until the songs are over. Now is the time to recall the importance of handwashing that was instilled in us, and then spend some extra time washing your hands to protect those around you. Routinely washing your hands is the first step towards keeping others safe. We should all make a conscious effort to spend a few more moments with your soapy hands under the running faucet, remember to try singing a song in your head to keep track of the time - it still works!

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DIY Kitchen Cleaning with Vinegar

  Jonathan Teall  |    24 June 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips,  |    Kitchen

How Can I Use Vinegar to Clean a Kitchen?

Vinegar is great alternative to harsh chemical based cleaning products. It's as natural as you can get, in fact, you've definitely consumed the components that are used to create white vinegar. Traditional white vinegar is comprised of only basic grains and water. It's fermented, distilled, and then sold to you to use as a cleaning product. Let's explore some possible uses for vinegar in your routine cleaning processes, as well as some methods to make the process smell as good during as it does after.

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18 Essential Oils to Use in Your Laundry

  Jonathan Teall  |    13 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

Fresh Laundry and a Healthy Home

Laundry detergents are the source of some of our favorite scents. The smell of freshly washed laundry can be an immediate source of comfort. You feel at home when you catch a whiff of your freshly laundered linens, and it's even better when that scent follows your throughout your day. Did you know that some of the perfumes used in major detergent brands are actually composed of harmful ingredients?

An easy way to avoid these intense chemicals is to switch them out entirely. You can use a natural laundry detergent that is free of any scent, and then create your own perfect blend by adding essential oils to it. Read this article out for definitive information on what you should be avoiding, New York Times on Perfume Chemicals. Here at You've Got Maids, we stay far away from toxic chemicals. Even the air freshener that we use in your home is completely eco-friendly. You should choose a Natural Laundry Detergent from this list to take a healthy step towards living a life free of harsh chemicals. Once you have your detergent of choice, let's take a look at some of the essential oils that you can include in your wash cycle. 

Check out the rest of our laundry tips on our Ultimate Guide to an Efficient Laundry Room.

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What Is a No Waste Alternative to Dryer Sheets?

  Jonathan Teall  |    13 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

Change Your Laundry's Life 

Your clothes will smell great, they'll feel soft, and you'll no longer have to deal with mysterious chemicals in your laundry. On top of all those great perks, you will be producing less waste throughout your weekly routine. Follow this easy, informative guide that details the correct and effective usage of wool dryer balls to replace your old dryer sheets. You'll be removing part of your personal impact on the environment, which works towards our common goal of incorporating environmentally friendly practices into your daily routines.

Our Ultimate Guide to an Efficient Laundry Room will provide you with similar tips that will make your life easier. We love to help you live an easier, healthier life.

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How to Clean Your Dryer Vent

  Jonathan Teall  |    13 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

Let Your Dryer Be Hot like It Wants to Be

You already know that it is important to clean your dryer's lint trap after every use. However, there is another commonly forgotten step that routinely needs to take place. Otherwise, you risk the potential of enabling a fire to catch while you're drying your clothes. Every year there are 2,900 home fires that are reported every year due to lint blockages read more about this, through FEMA.The vent that connects your dryer to the outside world regularly needs to be brushed out, and then vacuumed thoroughly. Even if that worst case scenario of losing all of your work pants to a dryer's inferno doesn't take place, the dryer will still run inefficiently if the vent is clogged with excess dryer lint. This clogged vent will lead to a significant a waste of electricity, as well as damp clothes that never seem to dry thoroughly.

If you benefit from reading this post, check out our definitive guide to keeping your laundry room safe, healthy, and free of concern. The Ultimate Guide to an Efficient Laundry Room

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