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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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5 Effective Natural Alternatives to Bleach

  Jonathan Teall  |    13 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

A Bleach Free Life, It Means No Worries

Completing a load of laundry makes you feel great. You know that your clothes are going to feel clean and fresh during your daily wear over a busy work week. However, have you ever opened up your dryer only to find the dismaying surprise of bleach speckled clothing? It happens to the best of us. One day you'll be bleaching your towels, bed linens, or even your clothing - and the next time you go to use your washing machine you've completely forgotten about the prior cycle. The leftover bleach does its dirty work and ruins your favorite articles of clothing.

In this article we are going to look into natural, color safe alternatives that you can use to replace the process of routinely bleaching your clothing. Traditional chlorine based bleach is a known irritant of your respiratory system and your skin. You deserve to be able to breathe safely when you're completing your laundry, and especially when you're cleaning your home. You've Got Maids makes it a priority not to use bleach on any of your household surfaces when our maids clean your house. We only use environmentally safe cleaning products on your surfaces, and especially your flooring. If you have a small child in your family, you obviously want them to be safe and healthy the entire time they are in your home. If they're crawling around on flooring cleaned with a chlorine based bleach, you never know what sort of sensitivity they may incur. Let's take a look at how bleach chemically interacts with your clothing. We'll follow that up with a list of natural bleach alternatives that are sure to make you feel safe and healthy.

Start making decisions that allow your home to be even healthier, and ultimately happier than it already is. These tips will make you feel great about completing your weekly laundry, The Ultimate Guide to an Efficient Laundry Room.

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How to Remove Pilling From Your Clothing

  Jonathan Teall  |    11 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

Pillage your Fabric Pilling!

Fabric pilling happens to the best of us. Your favorite sweater will eventually fall prey to the distasteful look of pilling, arm yourself with the tips and tricks this blog post contains and you'll be ready to fix it in no time. This occasional occurrence isn't isolated to wool by any means. Cotton, polyester, and other synthetic threads are common culprits. Pilling is a clothing defect that comes from normal wear and tear of the material. Although, it is more likely to happen when the fabric rubs against against itself. You'll find that the majority of your clothing items will develop pills in the same places, time after time. These areas should be your first target for maintenance. Check around the collar of the garment, under the arms, across the chest, and anywhere else that might experience normal abrasion from wear. Check out the following instructions for fixing the garment when it eventually occurs, as well as preventative steps to reduce the chance that your fabric pilling will ever happen.

We'll show you how to clean your clothes using healthier products, and easier method. Click through to our Ultimate Guide to an Efficient Laundry Room.

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