Cleaning Using Vodka


This New Year think outside martini glass use those left over vodka as a eco friendly cleaning for your home. Vodka is great for countertops, faucets, bathroom tile, mirrors, you name it.  Vodka is a great choice for eco-friendly cleaning.  With its high alcohol content, it kills mold and mildew and disinfects well. Plus, it’s fantastic for shining fixtures.

Below are some of the tips to use vodka as a eco-friendly cleaning:

  1. Vodka is great for cleaning jewellery. Just pour some vodka in a dish, take the ring and swish it back and forth. Dry it off and it will give a beautiful sheen. If it is really dirty, put it in and let it soak a while and then scrub with a toothbrush.
  2. To remove mold and mildew from caulking, fill a spray bottle with inexpensive vodka and spray it onto the mold and mildew. Let this sit for about 15 minutes. Then scrub with a toothbrush, if necessary.
  3. To get a sparkling shine on your eyeglasses that don’t have protective coating, spritz with vodka and buff with a soft cloth. Do not use on coated lenses of eyeglasses that suggest avoiding alcohol based products.
  4. Because of vodka’s high alcohol content, it is a potent insect killer. Put a little in a spray bottle and squirt the bugs or yourself. They will be on their drunken way.
  5. Use it on doorknobs, light switches, and more for quick eco-friendly disinfecting.
  6. Remove the glue left behind by stickers and labels. Rub the glue with a soft, clean cloth soaked in vodka.
  7. To get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke, mix one part vodka to three parts water, spray and let dry.
  8. Clean tiles in the bathroom by spraying with vodka. Leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse. Great for getting rid of soap scum.

Cleaning With Lemon Juice


Cleaning laminate counter-tops: Cut a whole lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the counter. Using the lemon as a scrubber, work the juice over the stains. Leave the juice on until the stains disappear then rinse with water and dry. The citric acid will quickly remove the stains.

Cutting boards: The same procedure works on cutting boards. Rub the lemon onto the stains and let it sit until the stains are gone. The lemon will also disinfect the board at the same time.

Cleaning brass: If a piece is brass plated, it will be brass on one side and solid black on the other side. Never use lemon on anything that is brass plated — only solid brass. Brass plated items need to be cleaned very gently with an oil soap — never use anything acidic on it.One half of a lemon with salt sprinkled on it and rub until it is clean. Rinse well with water.

Removing rust from clothes: Put lemon juice on the rust stain and then sprinkle cream of tartar onto the top of the juice. Rub in the solution and let it sit on the stain until the rust is gone. The citric acid will take the rust off. Some stains are tougher than others, but 15 to 30 minutes should work just fine.

Bleaching white clothes with lemon juice: Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice (or sliced lemons) with one gallon of very hot water. Soak the clothes in the solution. Do not use for silk, it is best for cotton and polyester. Let the clothes soak from an hour to overnight, depending on how badly the clothing needs bleaching. Rremove the clothing from the mix and pour the mix into the washing machine and wash as usual.

Getting stains out of Tupperware: Squeeze lemon juice in the container and then add baking soda. Use the lemon as a cleaning tool and work it in. If the stains are bad, let it sit overnight before scrubbing the stains.

Remove odours from refrigerator: Lemon helps in removing odours from your refrigerator with a half lemon on a saucer. Change once a week.

Clean windows and mirrors: Mix half a cup of white vinegar with a quart of lukewarm water. Add a quarter cup of lemon juice and mix. This solution is strong enough to cut through the grease on the kitchen window.

How to use vinegar effectively?


Cleaning drains: Pour 1/2 cup baking soda in the drain, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar; the mixture will foam as it cleans and deodorizes. Use every few weeks to keep drains clean.

Mildew on plastic shower curtains: Put the shower curtain in the washing machine with light-colored towels; add 1 cup white vinegar to the detergent and wash.

Shower head deposits: Pour white vinegar into a plastic bag, tape to the shower head and leave overnight. Brush the shower head to remove remaining deposits.

Softening laundry: Fill dispenser with 1/4 cup white vinegar to soften laundry without leaving odors.

Cleaning floors: Add 1/4 cup vinegar to 1 gallon hot water for spotless floors.

Cleaning windows: Mix 50 percent white vinegar with 50 percent water in a spray bottle. Spray glass surfaces and wipe dry.

Greasy dishes: Mix 2 tablespoons white vinegar to liquid dish soap to boost its cleaning power.

Furniture polish: Combine equal parts white vinegar and lemon juice in a bowl or spray bottle. Use a clean cloth to rub a small amount of the polish into your furniture.

Stainless steel cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar. Then, spray on all of your stainless steel surfaces, and wipe dry with a soft cleaning cloth. Simple and effective!


Try on small area before using it on whole furniture, tile, glass, etc.

How to get good house cleaning service provider?


Choosing good cleaning service provider is often confusing from the list of cleaning service provider available our there. It is very confusing to which cleaning service you will choose which that fits your budget and your requirement. The most important thing is to clearly communicate what exactly your requirement and which are the areas you required to be cleaned. Following tips will help you to choose the best cleaning service provider.

1) Decide what areas of your house you require cleaning?

A typical cleaning service provider includes cleaning of all kitchen, bathroom surfaces, living room and bedroom and cleaning of all flooring. Before you post your task at or speak with any service provider outline the areas you require cleaning, make a comprehensive list of how many room, bathroom, square footage of those areas. So that it will give you an idea to clearly define the requirement to the service provider. Also decide on the type of product you require for cleaning your house.

2) Decide your budget?

Hiring a house cleaning service provider obviously constrained by your budget. Determine how much you can budget, because the budget will vary depends on how often you need cleaning or how many rooms.

3) Get multiple quotes from different service providers?

Once you have decided your requirement for cleaning services and the budget its time to get multiple quotes from at least 3 verified service providers. A good cleaner can give you quote through phone without wasting your time to visit the home to inspect it. After getting quotes go through their experiences, licensees if any, their ratings and review to select the best service provider within your budget and requirement.

4) Evaluate a house cleaner:

Evaluate each house cleaners to notice whether the house cleaner has characteristics of a professional. A professional house cleaner will portray a responsible and respectful  pitch as you converse and speak. Although you might feel tempted to try a house cleaner without extensive experience, thinking you can save money, this is not always worth the risk. A less experienced house cleaner may not have the skills and tools necessary to provide high-quality work.

5) How to know which is correct bid:

Once you receive these bids, compare them carefully to find the house cleaner’s bid that fits your needs and budget most precisely.the perfect bid should include details such as the time spent on cleaning,the products which will be used,exact responsibility of house cleaner,which tools will be used,etc.In correct bids will not have proper information.Remember, the lowest bid isn’t always the best bid. It may be wiser to accept a bid with a more moderate price.

6) Communicate if you have any special considerations?

Communicate if any special considerations such as if you pets at home, if any of your family members have allergies to certain products or smell, if you want to clean other areas such as windows,roof,etc make sure you communicate these in advance to the cleaning service provider to avoid unnecessary alarm.

6) Preparing the house to be cleaned?

While you are waiting for house cleaner, prepare your house by moving any furniture, electrical equipment to a safer place.If the workers have to move all furniture,it can prevent them from effectively performing duties on schedule or they might charge an extra fee for those work.

Choosing to find verified and quality service providers will help you to save time and money. Once you submit task request, you will receive a complete list of service providers with their quotes. Choose the service provider which fits your requirement and budget. You can pay the service provider after you are satisfied with the service. Even provides satisfaction guarantee.

Do not waste time on searching or calling to dozens of service provider from yellow pages or local search engines. Find quality and verified service providers within your budget.

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  • Eliminate any service provider who does not give guarantee satisfaction.
  • Make sure you ask service provider if the if the cleaner are background checked.
  • Make sure the service provider give you approximate quote over the phone instead of wasting your time by visiting and after that quote.
  • Choose a company that offers per day charges instead of per hour basis.
  • Avoid the cheapest price instead check their ratings and reviews to determine which service provider to go with.

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