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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 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. One day, even your favorite sweater will fall prey to the distasteful look of pilling. This occurrence isn't isolated to wool by any means. Cotton, polyester, and other synthetic threads are common culprits. These clothing defects are derived from normal wear and tear, they 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 removing, and preventing fabric pilling from happening.

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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How to Organize Your Laundry Room

  Jonathan Teall  |    10 June 2019  |    Laundry Room

Clear the Clutter, and Your Mind

Your laundry room receives a lot of traffic throughout the week. With all of the various loads of laundry that needs to run through both the washer, and then the dryer, it can become a chaotic environment. Those with a large family know exactly how disorganized a laundry room can become in a very short time. If you have systems in place to organize the clean, dirty, whites, darks, and colors - you may find yourself feeling a lot less stressed out about all the laundry that needs to be finished. When an organizational system is implemented in a specific household room, order and regulation follow. Let's take a look at a variety of different methods you can use to streamline your laundry process and free up some mental space. You don't need to spend your time stressing about the piles of laundry taking over your laundry room.

We want to free up your personal time, so that you can spend your time doing the things that really matter to you. You'll like what you're about to read in this post, so after you're done, follow through and click on our Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Laundry Room

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Deodorize the Washing Machine Naturally

  Jonathan Teall  |    22 May 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips,  |    house cleaning,  |    Laundry Room

Bring Back That Fresh Linen Scent

Even though laundry rooms are frequently visited by piles of clothes that bear all sorts of interesting odors, they should always smell great afterwards. You might think that your laundry room is starting to smell bad due to the accumulation of laundry. That very well may be the case if you have a mountain of dirty gym clothes hidden in the back corner. However, that peculiar odor may be coming from where you least expect it to be from. Your first step should be to open up the top of your washing machine and give it a sniff. If it's smelling strange, your clothes aren't going to be as fresh as they potentially could be. Let's make your washing machine smell fresh again. After our quick cleaning process, you'll once again be looking forward to putting on a shirt that smells like clean linen every morning.

If you learn something new from this easy read, take a peek at our Ultimate Guide to an Efficient Laundry Room.

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How to Clean Your Kitchen with Baking Soda

  Jonathan Teall  |    15 April 2019  |    House Cleaning Tips

How Can I Clean with Baking Soda?

You probably have between one and five boxes of baking soda scattered amongst the forgotten corners of your kitchen. You may not even know where they came from, but they'll be right there waiting for you. These boxes of baking soda can be found taking up your kitchen space and implicitly challenging you to find an actual use for them, other than gathering dust. We're here to find an effective cleaning use for these forgotten boxes; because, baking soda is one of the most effective naturally occurring cleaning products. Let's go through some of the many ways that you can use baking soda to clean your kitchen. 

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