1 Melted Crayon + 1 Load of Laundry = 1Big Uh-Oh!

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Soak the laundry or clothing item in the hottest water possible with the Borax. Follow measurement directions for your load size to the tee- Borax has a tendency to be hard on fabrics. Wash your clothes and check the results. Depending on the amount of damage done by the crayon, you may need to wash more than once.

Laundry services offered by White Gloves Kleaning are hand and fold services.  Our cleaning services can be combined with laundry hang and fold service.  We offer great bundle pricing for laundry services combined with maid service.

Don’t panic when your dinner guest spills the red wine

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These techniques should be safe for most washable fabrics, but be sure to test a small, inconspicuous spot to ensure there is no discoloring or damage to the fabric fibers.

  1. Begin by blotting with a clean cloth to remove as much of the wine as possible. It’s very important to BLOT throughout this entire process DO NOT SCRUB. Working from the outside of the stain towards the center will keep the stain from spreading.
  2. Dab the stain with white wine and blot with a clean cloth. Continue reading “Don’t panic when your dinner guest spills the red wine”

Christmas Checklist: Clean House for the Holidays

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Get organized for Christmas with this Christmas planning checklist based on the Christmas Countdown organizing plan by Cynthia Townley Ewer:

  • Early in the fall, consider whether to join a holiday cleaning plan, such as the Houseworks Holiday Plan or the Holiday Grand Plan.
  • Circle the house, and make a master list of needed cleaning chores. Focus on public areas, rooms used by houseguests, and kitchen and food storage areas. Include special holiday tasks such as polishing silver and ironing table linens.
  • Call early to schedule carpet cleaning, window washing or other professional cleaning services. Add visits to the holiday calendar.
  • Each week, tackle one or two deep-cleaning chores from the master list.
  • Set up a plan for minimum maintenance to carry the household through the busy holiday season.
  • Create a household chore list and delegate routine cleaning chores to family members. Post the chore list for accountability.
  • Two weeks before Christmas, do a whole-house clean to prepare for the coming season. Resume minimum maintenance until the New Year.

Happy 2013. Let’s start fresh!

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Don’t worry about the mess that will ensue.  Make piles to donate to your favorite charity or prepare for a garage sale.  Garage sales are a great way to make extra money and house clean at the same time.

Leave the house cleaning to the maid service.  Let us come in and dust, polish, shine, scrub and put everything in order for you.  Let your housekeepers put things back in place.  You relax.  Take a spa day with the money you make from your garage sale!  If your decide to do the cleaning yourself, take it room by room and work at your pace.  Now is also a perfect time to rearrange the furniture.   Nothing makes a room feel new again like rearranging things.

We are here to answer any questions and help in any way we can.

Happy Cleaning in 2013!

Got Smelly Odors in your home

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Sure we have all seen that box of baking soda in our Mom’s fridge.  But, do you know that can also be used to deodorize drains and trash cans.  It is a must have pantry item for both carpet cleaning and house cleaning.  Carpet cleaning you say!  Yes, just sprinke on that carpet stain wait about 15 minutes and blot with clean damp white towel.  However, do this on neutral colors only.  The same cleaning tip goes for upholstery.  For carpet cleaning odors only, sprinkle, wait a few minutes and vacuum as usual.  Finally, if you have sweaty, stinky sneakers…you got it.  Sprinkle a little baking soda inside and leave in at least overnight.  Shake out before wearing.   The out-of-pocket expense is pennies.

Let us hear from you.  Share your house cleaning tips.  Happy Cleaning!