How Long Brits Spend Cleaning In A Lifetime – House Cleaning

This is how long Brits spend cleaning their house in a lifetime

Would you spend this many hours per week on household chores?

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The average Brit spends a whopping two years their homes, new research has revealed.

A recent poll found that 47 per cent of people spend more than five hours a week on domestic cleaning tasks.

The survey, commissioned by Harvey Water Softeners in partnership with TalkHealth, revealed that 31.47 per cent of the British public spends 10 hours a week cleaning and nearly one in 10 people spend between 11 and 15 hours a week on household chores.

Almost half (47 per cent) of respondents stated that they only spend one to four hours cleaning.

Cleaning expert, Dean Davies, the senior cleaning department supervisor at Fantastic Services says people spend as much as two years of their lives cleaning their homes to to keep up with professional standards.

‘It takes roughly four to five hours for professionals to perfectly clean a property,’ he said. ‘A two to three-person family would need to spend up to four hours each for cleaning and organising to achieve a sparkling clean and hygienic home.’

Coming from a survey of 2,474 people over the age of 18 who own or rent a home, and conducted by windows furnishings company, the most commonly replaced items were discovered to be:

  • microwave (42 per cent had replaced because it was dirty)
  • toaster (28 per cent)
  • kettle (13 per cent)


Spring Eco Friendly House Cleaning Challenge

The vacuum cleaner was gifted by VonHaus but all views are my own

Before spring finally approaches and after the January blues, I find it good to get the house sorted and do a big spring cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I do not enjoy it as I hate tidying, but it’s a must and has to be done. So we teamed up with VonHaus and invite you for a 14-day-challenge: to help you to get into the habit of doing a little bit of extra every day which will ultimately save you doing a lot at once. Now, I’m not a Marie Kondo worshipper (although, I symphatise with part of her philosophy) – but I do declutter as I go, on a weekly basis, which is a key to keep things under control, since our place is not too big and we never seem to have enough storage. Another thing which I also do almost daily is vacuuming. This is something inevitable, when you have two small children. You just can’t escape. Luckily, I have just received this 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner from VonHaus to test  which is very handy for a quick and strategic hoover around. (You can also win one of this – scroll down to the competition!) This is especially handy after dinner, snacking on the sofa and under the craft table. Clean floors make a big difference.

So here’s the challenge:

Day 1: Bins and recycling: sort through all the bins in your house and get your recycling separated. 
Day 2: Wipe down your kitchen units and steam the cooker tops. 
Day 3: Empty and clean out the fridge freezer – don’t forget the kitchen cupboards! 
Day 4: Vacuum Day: Focus on the floors, give all the rooms in your house a good vacuum. 
Day 5: Vacuum Day: Move the furniture and hoover those hard to reach areas of your home. 
Day 6: Clean the windows – inside and out! 
Day 7: Wash the curtains and wipe down the blinds. 
Day 8: Take everything off the sideboards, shelves and get dusting! 
Day 9: Get your bedding, blankets and cushions washed – after all everyone loves fresh bedding! 
Day 10: Wardrobes: Clear out any old clothing, reorganise and wipe down your wardrobes. 
Day 11: Remove wrinkles from clothing, curtains and upholstery. 
Day 12: Wash out your shower, shower screen and/or bath. 
Day 13: Let’s mop: antibacterial your floors and wipe down the tiles. 
Day 14: Finally take a trip to the tip: Declutter your home from unwanted clothes, items or food and take it to the tip, food bank or local charity shop. 

To help you withe the challenge I also have some tips for you how to make your own cleaning products at home. I’ve asked my blogger friends to help me with tips, I’ll be surely adding some of these to my routine. These are not only cheaper but also safer around children and more environmentally friendly than the store bought chemicals.

Air freshener or odour neutraliser:

Fill small ramekins with baking soda and leave them in rooms throughout the home to absorb odours and put out fresh herbs as a natural air freshener! – from Jenny at Chilling With Lucas   

If you put slices of lemon in your fridge it neutralises any bad odours and keeps it smelling fresh. – from Beth at Twinderelmo   

Multi purpose cleaner:

Mixing vinegar with water in a spray bottle. this is the easiest cleaner to make. Re-cycles the spray bottle and the cleaner is chemical free as well. You’d think your house would stink of vinegar, but it doesn’t as the smell clears. – from Emma at All She Loves

Bicarbonate of soda cleans almost anything mixed with a little water.  – from Clare at Wild Mama Wild Tribe

Glass cleaner:

One part white vinegar and four parts water makes an excellent streak free grease busting glass cleaner! – from Emma at Ready Freddy Go

Laundry aid:

Use vinegar in the washing machine instead of fabric conditioner. It works especially well for towels, will get things like dog beds smelling like brand new and much cheaper and eco friendly. – from Amy at Amy Treasure

I use essential oils (for the fragrance) and soap nuts in the washing machine instead of liquid/powders. Zero waste because the soap nuts can be put on the compost once they’ve been used a few times. – from Alice at Living With A Jude

Microwave cleaner:

Half a lemon in a jug of water and microwaved for a few mins gets rid of any nasty pongs and loosens any dirt on the inside of the microwave too so it just needs a wipe. You shouldn’t use chemicals in a microwave as causes rust. – from Fran at Back With A Bump

Dishwasher cleaner:

Clean your dishwasher by placing a container such as a Pyrex bowl containing 2 cups of vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Run through on a hot cycle with no other dishes in the dishwasher to clean and remove any musty smells. – from Leta at Attachment Mummy 

Toilet cleaner:

Sarah at Whimsical Mumblings has a recipe for both a toilet cleaner and toilet bombs on her page, super easy and only contain a few basic ingredients. She also re-cycled empty shampoo bottles for the toilet cleaner! 

Washing up liquid:

Simply mix 3 tbsp liquid Castile soap, 500ml boiled and cooled water, 2 tsp glycerine and 2 tbsp white vinegar plus add a few drops of lemon, orange or lavender essential oil to the mix.

Furniture polish:

Mix 200 ml warm water with lemon essential oil and spray onto a soft cotton cloth. 

Another method is to mix together 60 ml white vinegar, 160 ml olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. 

Mould fighter:

Mix white vinegar and a few drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle and treat the affected area. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, scrub and rinse.

Oven cleaner: 

Mix 60 ml bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp of salt and a splash of water, your aim is a paste like texture so add as much water as it requires. Scrub the oven and wipe it clean.

Drain cleaner:

Pour down bicarbonate of soda followed by white vinegar to your drain. Wait 10 minutes then pour boiling hot water down the drain.

And now for the giveaway!

For a chance to win a 600W Orange 2 in 1 Stick Vacuum from VonHaus simply enter below:
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Top Carpet Cleaning Tips & Tricks | VAX Official Blog

Vacuum cleaning on its own isn’t enough to remove deep down dirt that’s embedded within the carpet pile. Dirt can build up over time to eventually weigh down and flatten carpet fibres if they’re not thoroughly cleaned. Vax Carpet Cleaners remove this build-up of dirt, odours and brighten the overall appearance of carpets.

Even if you are short on time, with Vax’s quick dry technology in the Platinum Power Max, your carpets can be dry in just one hour, leaving your carpets clean, dry and smelling fresh.

The key to easy and efficient carpet cleaning with stunning results is to invest in a good quality carpet washer with deep-cleaning, quick-drying technology. Then, simply follow our top tips to get the very best results…

Deal with spills immediately

To avoid an accidental spill becoming a stain, deal with it straight away. Your carpet cleaner will be able to collect most of the liquid before it soaks in. If your carpet cleaner isn’t immediately at hand, place some sheets of kitchen roll on top of the spill to soak up as much as possible.

Resist the temptation to rub! This will drive the liquid further into carpet.

Always clear the area thoroughly first

Clear the area you want to clean of loose items which would stop your progress, so you can navigate quickly and easily around your home. Vacuuming up any surface debris before you wash your carpets will make the job much easier and will help to prevent your carpet washer from getting clogged.

Use the right solution

Vax Carpet Cleaning solutions are specially-formulated to not produce excessive foam, which can block your cleaner, or leave any sticky residues on your carpet, which can attract more dirt. Our range of solutions are designed to tackle high-traffic areas, be kind to allergy sufferers or remove pet odours.

Vax Platinum is our best performing carpet cleaning solution to deep clean your carpets and remove tough stubborn stains. Including Carpetguard protection to leave your carpets fresher for longer.

If your carpets contain wool, look out for the ‘Woolsafe approved’ logo on the bottle to give extra peace of mind. All Vax Carpet Cleaner solutions are Woolsafe approved and suitable for delicate carpets.

Check a small area first

If you’ve never washed your carpets before or are using a new carpet cleaner or solution, it’s always best to try your carpet cleaner in a small, inconspicuous area first, just to check the unlikely possibility of the colour fastness of the carpet being affected by the solution or the carpet cleaner. Your carpet manufacturer or supplier should be able to help advise on this too.

Pre-treat if possible

For the best results on carpets that are deeply-stained, haven’t been cleaned previously or simply need some extra TLC, try applying a pre-treatment cleaning solution before you begin general carpet cleaning. The Vax Platinum Power Max has a dedicated Pre-treatment wand attachment which, when combined with Vax pre-treatment solution will produce a fine spray to apply to a mark or stain. Leave for 15 minutes and continue with cleaning your carpets as normal.

Remember to check and follow the instructions on the solution bottle as other makes may vary.

Always plan your route

When starting carpet cleaning, begin in the corner furthest away from the door and work back towards the door. That way you won’t be walking on damp carpet!

Clean in overlapping straight lines

For the most thorough clean, use parallel strokes with your carpet cleaner, allowing a small overlap to help prevent streaking. Push your carpet cleaner at about half the speed you would push an upright vacuum. This will give more time for the rotating brushbar in Vax Carpet Cleaners to agitate the carpet fibres, providing deep down cleaning.

Don’t over-soak

If you clean to the point of soaking your carpet, it will take longer to dry but be no cleaner afterwards. To avoid getting your carpet too saturated, use more ‘dry’ strokes (pulling back with the trigger released) than wet strokes, and finish with steady dry strokes, until hardly any water is being sucked up.

Rinse if you can

If you have a carpet cleaner with a ‘rinse mode’ such as the Vax Platinum Power Max or Vax Rapid Power Advance, use this after washing with solution to remove any residue from the carpet, before allowing to dry normally.

Wash stairs and upholstery too

If you want your stairs and upholstery to look just as clean as your carpets, choose a carpet cleaner with a hose and wash tool included. This will give you equally as great results on sofas, upholstered chairs, carpeted stairs and car interiors. All Vax Carpet Cleaners come with a stretch hose and wash tool.

Concentrate on stubborn stains

The most stubborn stains and high-traffic areas, such as doorways, landings and hallways are best tackled using the hose and wash tool, as this gives a more concentrated cleaning effect. Pre-treat these areas if possible and then use the wash tool to scrub and break-down the dirt. Oily stains may require more than a single application of pre-treatment solution, as these are very stubborn amongst carpet fibres.

Leave doors and windows open

To speed up the time it takes your carpets to dry even further, leave doors and windows open during the summer months, or turn on the heating on a low setting in the winter. If you’ve been careful not to over-soak your carpets, they should be dry within the hour.

Regular, routine, clean

Using your carpet cleaner every 6-8 months will not only leave your carpets looking clean and smelling fresh, but it will prolong its life and help to avoid the expensive costs of carpet replacement. Even if you vacuum every day, to keep your carpet looking at its best you still need to wash it regularly. That’s because a surprisingly large amount of dirt gets trapped between the fibres and can’t be sucked away by your regular vacuum cleaner.

Regular washing will prevent this happening, making your carpet look newer for longer and saving you money long-term!


How To Establish Your Home Cleaning Schedule Just

You understand it would be awesome if your house might actually

to clean up, the less things means a lot less cleaning.I believe this is crucial, it assists you to look at the things you have in your house and the desire not to invest hours cleaning up and making development in eliminating clutter.If you are seeking to doing less and investing money there are items that you can purchase that will vacuum your floors and even keep the tiled areas of your home clean.I utilize the Virobi Robotic Cleaner for keeping my tiled floorings dust and pet hair free!You need to set them up and turn them on, but they will do the act of cleansing for you.Cleaning Program For

Your House Discover systems that you can use that promotes cleansing inshort bursts of time, I like to spend no more than 5– 10 minutes at a time cleaning, I do this a couple of times

throughout the day and this implies that I have a tidy home.I know what needs doing and because I am doing

it regularly, I have discovered that it doesn’t feel like cleaning, but I constantly feel my home is clean.Setting up regimens that you follow will automate the procedure and you might find that you do the jobs immediately, without believing about them and this is excellent, it is the very best way to clean.Easy Clean

If you wish to set your house to clean itself, then you need to have the required cleaning items to hand.You do not wish to chase all over your house looking for various items, locating them together conserves time and energy when it comes to cleaning and this is essential to being able to spend brief bursts of time cleaning.You might even want to set up cleansing stations for various locations, this can make cleansing even faster if you have not got to discover the cleansing supplies in the very first place.A concept if you have multiple restrooms in your house that you have cleaning materials in each one, this means it is much easier to keep them clean.Try using a various bathroom each time and whilst in there providing it a quick tidy will check off another cleaning job of your list.If you desire to feel that your home is cleaning itself then you require to make sure that you make the most of the effectiveness of your house, have things put away, make sure your items have homes to go to and aren’t left lying around.This will accelerate any cleaning process and your house will look cleaner due to the fact that there is no clutter lying around.Resources: An excellent short article I wrote on Why My Cleaning Schedule Remains In The Bin!.?.!! I utilize the Virobi Robotic

Cleaner for my tile surfaces!Home Cleaning Routine Identifying and taking on the problem areas as you discover them will help to keep them under control.You may discover that family can be found in and dumps items in one area and never appear to move from this area.Tackle this area initially, attempt different services till you find ways to make this area less of a focus area or offer storage services that deal with theproblem.One area that you need to keep

  • on top of is the location you initially it’s chaotic and dirty it is going to make the rest of your house feel the exact same if this location is tidy and tidy it can have an added bonus of

    making the rest of your home that much cleaner.Don’t spend hours cleaning up, unless you want to, put regimens into place to assist you forget the process of cleansing, this can make you put things off and simply do the next task on your to-do list.It is about creating a house

    to clean itself, however you do have to do a few of the tasks to make it work.House Work Routine I actually threw out my cleansing schedule, it was getting on my nerves and wasn’t working anymore.I desired and needed a change. I was unsure how I was going to progress since I have actually constantly had a cleaning

    schedule, sometimes more intricate than others, however it worked and that is why it stuck.However, I was getting annoyed with it and so I binned it, what happened next was incredible I was simply doing 5 minutes of cleansing per 20 minutes of work and this has actually transformed my home.I do not seem like I am cleaning, I do not feel that I am doing that much really, but it has actually made a big distinction in how I feel about my house and the cleanliness.Whilst the idea of making your house clean

    itself sounds improbable it isn’t that far off with a few of the appliances that are available.However, it doesn’t need to feel like cleansing which is the most crucial thing to take away from this short article, it is offering you back the power and being in control of your cleansing in a manner that does not make you feel like you’re trapped and have to invest hours weekly just cleaning.


Why Does My Carpet Odor Worse After Cleaning It?

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    House Bargains is offering whatever you require for a Mrs Hinch-inspired cleaning binge … but there’s one ₤ 2.50 item consumers still can’t get their hands on

    IT’S main. We have actually caught the cleansing bug and it’s all down to a certain houseproud Instagram star Mrs Hinch.Since catapulting to online popularity 2 weeks ago with her budget homeware hacks, Mrs Hinch has inspired her 630,000 followers(her “Hinch Army “) to get cleansing … and you can now get whatever you need for a #Hinchhaul in your regional House Bargains.Claiming to have likewise”been Hinched”by the cleansing sensation, House Bargains is now stocking a few of the Instagram star’s must-have products.From her precious Zoflora disinfectant to a dependable Vanish

    carpet cleaning spray, if this does not motivate us to get cleaning up then we don’t understand what will.Proving that you don’t have to invest a little fortune in your everyday cleaning utensils, Mrs Hinch informed Fabulous Online:”All my fans understand I like a good deal and that I don’t invested a lot of cash on cleaning items.”Forget appeal hauls, we’re everything about stockpiling on budget cleansing items nowadays. The Essex-based Instagram star has actually been sending social networks wild with her spending plan cleaning hacks Zoflora

    disinfectant is among Mrs Hinch’s must-haves A trusty Vanish carpet cleansing spray is also consisted of in the
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    Hinch and tidy your surface areas with this blossom-scented cleaning liquid This Harpic toilet cleaner is also

    included in the House Bargains edit Online cleansing experience Mrs Hinch exposes the one item you need for a gleaming hob-and it costs simply ₤ 2.10 Nevertheless
    , there’s one product in specific that has actually been sending the Hinch Army wild … and it’s even sold out across the UK.Yes,the Minky anti-bacterial cleansing cloth is Mrs Hinch’s supreme go-to tool when it comes to scrubbing her kitchen area surface areas or wiping down her window sill. As an outcome of the Hinch impact, the star’s go-to Minky fabric is presently sold out throughout the UK … but it can be acquired for over ten times the normal price on Amazon Minky M Anti-Bacterial Cleansing Pad, ₤ 29.99 from Amazon- buy now And while it ordinarily costs just ₤ 2.50 from your regional grocery store, the essential product has actually offered out across the UK as a result of the Hinch effect.However,
    • if you’re really eager to get your hands on the multipurpose product, it can be

    purchased on Amazon for over 10 times the price. Yikes.We’ll just adhere to House Bargains’spending plan costs for our Hinch hauls thanks.KNEESY DOES IT Mum bans her child, 12, from wearing knee-high boots …

    so is she right? DOUGHY THRILL There is a sex position called the pretzel dip and it’s driving couples wild the bucks stops here Mum sheds 8st by dropping Starbucks-after dealing with life in wheelchair NAME GAME These were the most popular infant names for 2017

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    SAF Cleansing: How a fleet car can be part of your brand name identity

    SAF Professional Cleansing Services, based in Kingston, does what it states on the tin– it supplies expert 24/7 cleansing services to domestic and business clients.The business

    usually runs throughout Surrey, and its groups use the most recent devices and chemicals to provide a series of cleansing services, from the everyday window and carpet cleaning to end of tenancy services. SAF owns and runs 5 vans, which it utilizes as business lorries and for working on website with customers.Real Service caught

    up with Simon Freer, creator and managing director of SAF, to discover more about business ‘fleet operation.What kind of automobiles remain in your fleet and how did you select them?We use vans and have chosen them due to the fact that they are the best sized vehicles for the work we carry out

    — transferring cleansing equipment– to and from tasks all across Surrey and South London.How do you money your fleet? We own 2 lorries outright and have the others on a lease to buy contract since that’s one of the most cost and

    tax efficient way to run a fleet

    . This design works for us because we get a full guarantee for 4 years, after which time we have the choice to get a new van plus the expense is 100 % tax deductible. We purchased 2 new vans like this at the start of the year and protected a great offer through Wilsons Van Centre in Surrey and the others were bought online through a company based in Bristol. It is essential to look around for the best prices.Does your carbon footprint matter to you? What do you do to keep emissions and fuel expenses down?Yes, it’s actually crucial and we try to be as environmentally effective as possible— that’s another reason that we choose to leave the vans and have the alternative to change out the fleet frequently. We are aware of the forthcoming legislation that’s going to restrict driving inside London and desire to stay as emissions friendly as possible.How have you future-proofed your fleet? What changes will your organisation seek to make as it scales up?By leasing the vans and changing them every four years. Vans are a need for us to provide our service and it’s actually down to the manufacturer to ensure they

    are economical and ecologically friendly.Would you use a fleet management company or do you prefer to keep your fleet in-house? Why?We have quite

    a small fleet still so manage everything in-house. If we were running a fleet of 20 or 30 things would be different and we would contract out. We use a mechanic to deal with all the car management and they send us tips whenever anything needs attending to.What have you discovered to be the biggest difficulty with fleet management?We do not have any problems generally due to the fact that the vans are

    under warranty and whenever there is a problem it’s simple to have them repaired. Some of our fleet has been customized for window cleaning and if those cars decrease it’s more disruptive, however we have fleet insurance coverage and to date have never ever had to cancel jobs due to fleet problems.How do you brand name your cars? How much do you believe your credibility as a business is impacted by the appearance of the

    vehicles in your fleet?Branding is very crucial and clients anticipate us to look professional and run a well-kept fleet– it’s especially crucial considered that we are a cleansing company. How can we expect customers to trust us to deliver quality if the appearance of our fleet is letting us down? Corporates are especially delicate to this.

    We have actually purchased really smart signage for all the vans and it’s very much part of our brand identity– we’re clearly recognisable when the cars are out and about

    and that’s very visual marketing.What would be your dream car?I am not actually a huge vehicle individual but I do like Variety Rovers so would probably choose one of those.If you could go on a trip anywhere, where would you go?I ‘d go back to the U.S.A., to California and drive down from San Francisco to San Diego.



    Married Quarter Cleaning Scheme

    When the time comes to vacate your SFA it is up to you how you desire to achieve the march out basic to successfully restore your SFA. You will be offered the choice to register to the Married Quarter Cleaning Plan (MQCS) which uses an alternative to self-cleaning your SFA or contracting cleaning company from a regional firm. The MQCS is run by Babcock and is normally cheaper than comparable schemes ran in the UK.A MQCS full tidy covers the SFA with both cooker and carpet cleansing consisted of. The various types of tidy that you can request are below:

    • SFA Full Clean (inc cooker and Carpets)
    • SFA Full Tidy and Cooker
    • SFA Complete Tidy just
    • Cooker and Carpets only
    • Cooker only
    • Carpets just

    The level of cleansing needed will be covered by your Housing Estate Supervisor (HEM) throughout your Pre-Move Out visit. You ought to arrange your Pre-Move Out check out as quickly as your Head of Household has a Task Order or you understand when you are leaving. Pre-Move Out sees can be reserved through your regional Housing Office.The price list as

    at 1 Jan 18 is listed below: Types of SFA Cost Without cooker Rate With

    Cooker Price Cooker Only Cost Pet Carpet Cleansing SFA Officers Type 1 EUR 370.71 EUR 436.44 EUR 85.00 EUR 321.87 SFA Officers Type 2 EUR 337.98 EUR 403.71 EUR 85.00 EUR 300.05 SFA Officers Type 3 EUR 305.25 EUR 370.97 EUR 85.00 EUR 267.32 SFA Officers Type 4 EUR 294.34 EUR 360.01 EUR 85.00 EUR 223.68 SFA Officers Type 5 EUR 283.43 EUR 349,16 EUR 85.00 EUR 250.95 SFA Other Ranks Type D EUR 283.43 EUR 349.16 EUR 85.00 EUR 250.95 SFA Other Rnaks Type C EUR 272.51 EUR 338.24 EUR 85.00 EUR 223.68 SFA Other Ranks Type B EUR 261.60 EUR 327.33 EUR 85.00 EUR 196.40 SFA Other Ranks Type A EUR 228.87 EUR 294.60 EUR 85.00 EUR 158.21 As soon as you have actually reserved cleansing services you must pay the proper

    charge direct to the Unit Administration Workplace (UAO). Once the cleaning has been completed, a copy of the Conclusion Certificate will be sent out with the billing as evidence

    that the work has actually been done and will be presented to the UAO who will collaborate payment on your behalf.Please note that your SFA need to fulfill a minimum standard of tidiness for you to opt to utilize of the MQCS. Not all residents reach the minimum standard. Your HEM will cover these standards in information during the pre-Move out check out. Your HEM will make certain that you enjoy with the requirements, requirements and products required for a successful Vacate. They will also offer you with written assistance to help you in preparing your SFA for hand back and avoid unnecessary damage and deficiency charges.Isolated Detachments(ISODETS )– If you are an ISODET the above rates will not use. You can still request for the scheme to be provided, however there is no set expense structure.For even more details about the MQCS please contact This e-mail address is being secured from spambots. You require JavaScript allowed to view it.



    10 Carpet Cleaning Tips All Animal Owners Need to Know|FastKlean.

    Pets are wonderful. They cheer us up when we’re sad, bring us joy when we’re happy and are an overall blast to be around. As amazing as they are, however, they do have a certain reputation when it comes to cleaning. And, it goes without saying that if you keep a pet, no matter how well-trained or well-mannered, a mess will happen – it’s just a matter of time!

    A lot of pet owners find themselves struggling to keep up with the additional cleaning needs brought about by their pets. From emergency messes to dirty paw marks and pet hair, the cleaning tasks seem to just keep adding up. And no place in your home is under pet attack as often as your carpets are.

    How to clean your carpets with vinegar

    A word of caution – The majority of store-bought carpet cleaning solutions for pet owners contain a wide range of dangerous chemicals. These chemicals are hazardous to you, your family, your pet and the environment. A much safer (and even more cost-efficient!) way of going about your carpet cleaning would be to brew up a few solutions of your own, DIY style! For this you would want to make sure that your home is stocked up on:

    Keep your cool! Accidents happen

    When you find yourself faced with a mess, your first task is to keep your cool. Remember – your pet didn’t mean for the mess to happen, nor did it want to purposefully annoy you. So don’t go shouting at it needlessly and instead focus your energy on taking care of the mess on your carpet.

    React quickly! Act with wisdom but act

    The entire art of carpet cleaning for pet owners is in the reaction time. You want to grab your (hopefully) already prepared toolkit and rush to the spot post-haste. The longer pet urine or stains stay on your carpet, the more time they have to seep into the fabrics and cause permanent damage. Remove your pet from the room, preferably leaving it with a family member in an adjacent room, or in the bathroom if nobody is around and move on to the next step.

    Trusty carpet cleaning tools for pet owners

    Different types of pet messes need to be handled differently. Spills and urine should never be rubbed, as this will push them deeper into the fabric of your carpet. Solid messes, on the other hand, should not be tended to with towels or rags, unless you want to have them smeared all over your floor. The only all-purpose tool, excluded from this rule remains your trusty vacuum cleaner – it can deliver the finishing touch after any clean-up and deal with everyday pet hair with ease!

    Dealing with wet messes

    For handling any sort of wet mess, you can use:

    Mix your water, and vinegar, pouring them into your spray bottle, grab your rag and head over to the spot.

    For wet messes, be it urine, vomit or a spill, a towel or rag is your best friend. You want to avoid any sort of rubbing or scrubbing motions and stick to gently pressing it to the surface of your carpet instead. This will allow your towel to absorb the liquid, leaving your carpet relatively dry. Then spray your concoction on the spot. Sprinkle the location with the baking soda and let it stay like that for about 15 minutes. Then, blot it with a clean towel and vacuum it up!

    Handling solid messes

    For a solid mess, you would get the best results by using:

    Even though you could technically scoop a solid mess by using a towel, it is not recommended as it can very easily push and smear it onto the carpet, making it much harder to deal with. Instead, you should use a putty knife – simply sink the edge gently into your carpet and scoop the mess into your dustpan.

    For dealing with the odour, you can rely on either baking soda or, if you would rather stick with a fancy carpet cleaning solution – your brand odour neutraliser of choice. Then, allow it adequate time to do its job, air-dry the area and scoop up with your vacuum cleaner.

    Regular carpet cleaning tips for pet owners – maintain your carpet with grace

    Once the emergency is taken care of, you want to ensure that your home remains clean and shiny for as long as possible, right? Well, if you have a pet or two, you would want to consider the following tips, lest you enjoy spending twice as much time on your regular sessions, as you otherwise would.

    That’s right! These next five carpet cleaning tips will allow you to shorten your average cleaning session by as much as 50%!

    Mind the paws

    Considering their size, the paws of your pet can drag a surprising amount of dust, dirt and grime into your home. By keeping those paws clean you can drastically lower the amount of damage, suffered by the carpets in your high-traffic areas. Keeping a clean towel and a spray bottle near your door for quick after-walk clean-ups will do wonders for your carpet situation!

    Strategically placed rugs

    By putting down rugs around your home you are hitting two birds with one stone (not that anyone would actually want to hit birds). You are not only adding extra bits of comfort to your home, but you are also giving your pet the ability to clean its paws from dirt and dust while moving from room to room. Just make sure to actually clean the rugs regularly as well!

    Groom and wash your pets

    Even though not all pets share the same love for water and baths, keeping your best friends all clean and tidy will help you greatly reduce the amount of dust and dirt in your home. Furthermore, by ensuring that your dog is properly groomed will limit the amount of pet hair which finds its way into your carpets and upholstery.

    Vacuum proactively

    The best thing you can do on top of grooming your pets is frequent vacuuming. Don’t wait for when you actually start encountering pet hair to begin. As with all things cleaning, persistence is the key. If you would normally vacuum your home once a week, consider adding a quick mid-week carpet cleaning session.

    Treat your carpet to a professional cleaning session

    Even the carpets in households with no pets can benefit from a professional’s touch every now and then. And if you own a pet, no matter how much tender loving care you give to your carpet, it will need to get professionally cleaned sooner, rather than later. The general needs of carpets vary, based on fabric and manufacturer, but the carpet cleaning experts agree that you should have your carpet professionally cleaned once every six months, at the very least.

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    10 Carpet Cleansing Tips All Pet Owners Required to Know

    Pets are terrific. They cheer us up when we’re unfortunate, bring us joy when we more than happy and are a total blast to be around. As incredible as they are, nevertheless, they do have a certain track record when it pertains to cleansing. And, it goes without stating that if you keep a pet, no matter how well-trained or well-mannered, a mess will happen– it’s just a matter of time!A great deal of

    pet owners find themselves struggling to stay up to date with the extra cleansing needs produced by their animals. From emergency messes to unclean paw marks and pet hair, the cleaning jobs seem to just keep accumulating. And no place in your house is under animal attack as frequently as your carpets are.How to clean your

    carpets with vinegar A word of caution– The majority of store-bought carpet cleaning services for family pet owners include a wide variety of unsafe chemicals. These chemicals are dangerous to you, your household, your animal and the environment. A much safer (and much more cost-efficient!) way of going about your carpet cleaning would be to brew up a couple of options of your own, Do It Yourself style! For this you would want to ensure that your home is stockpiled on: White Vinegar Sodium bicarbonate Clean towels Important Oils of your choice (for the disinfecting impact along with the smell)A Vacuum Cleanerwith the proper
  • attachments Keep your
  • cool! Accidents take place When you discover yourself faced with a mess, your first job is to keep
  • your cool. Keep in mind– your animal didn’t suggest for the mess to take place, nor did

    it wish to actively frustrate you. So do

    n’t go yelling at it needlessly and instead focus your energy on looking after the mess on your carpet.React rapidly! Act with knowledge however act The entire art of carpet cleansing for family pet owners is in the reaction time. You wish to grab your (hopefully )currently prepared toolkit and rush to the area post-haste. The longer family pet urine or stains remain on your carpet, the more time they have to leak into the materials and cause long-term damage. Eliminate your pet from the room, ideally leaving it with a relative in a surrounding space, or in the restroom if no one is around and move on to the next step.Trusty carpet cleansing tools for family pet owners Various types of animal messes requirement to be dealt with differently. Spills and urine ought to never ever be rubbed, as this will push them deeper into the material of your carpet. Strong messes, on the other hand, need to not be tended to with towels or rags, unless you wish to have them smeared all over your floor. The only all-purpose tool, left out from this rule remains your reliable vacuum cleaner– it can deliver the finishing touch after any clean-up and handle everyday pet hair with ease! Handling damp messes For dealing with any sort of damp mess, you can utilize:1 cup of water 1 cup of vinegar 2 tablespoons of baking soda A spray bottle A clean towel, fabric or rag Your trusty vacuum Mix your water, and vinegar, pouring them into your spray bottle, get your rag and head over to the spot.For damp messes, be it urine, vomit or a spill, a towel or rag is your friend. You wish to avoid any

    sort of rubbing or scrubbing movements and

    stick to carefully pressing it to the surface of your carpet rather. This will enable your towel to take in the liquid, leaving your carpet reasonably

  • dry. Then spray your mixture
  • on the spot. Spray the
  • location with the sodium bicarbonate and let it stay like that for about 15 minutes. Blot it
  • with a clean towel and vacuum it up!Handling strong messes For a strong mess, you would get the finest outcomes by utilizing:2 tablespoons of baking soda A putty knife Your trusty vacuum cleaner Although you could technically scoop a solid mess by utilizing a towel, it is not advised as it can really quickly press and smear it onto the carpet, making it much harder to deal with. Instead, you ought to use a putty knife– just sink the edge gently into your carpet and scoop the mess into your dustpan.For dealing with the odour, you can depend on either baking soda or, if you would rather stick with an expensive carpet cleansing solution– your brand smell neutraliser of option. Permit it adequate time to do its job, air-dry the location and scoop up with your vacuum

  • cleaner.Regular carpet cleaning suggestions for animal owners– preserve your carpet with grace Once the emergency situation is taken care of, you desire to ensure that your home remains clean and glossy for

    as long as possible? Well, if you have a family pet or more, you would desire to think about the following ideas, lest you enjoy investing twice as much time on your routine sessions, as you otherwise would. That’s best! These next five carpet cleansing pointers will allow you to shorten your average cleaning session by as much as 50%! Mind the paws Considering their size, the paws of your pet can drag a surprising quantity of dust, dirt and gunk into your home. By keeping those paws clean you can considerably lower the amount of damage, suffered by the carpets in your high-traffic locations. Keeping a tidy towel and a spray bottle near your door for fast after-walk clean-ups will do marvels for your carpet situation!Strategically positioned rugs By putting down carpets around your home you are striking two birds with one stone( not that anybody would in fact desire to hit birds ). You are not just including extra little bits of convenience to your home, however you are likewise providing your pet the capability to clean its paws from dirt and dust while moving from space to room. Just make certain to actually clean the carpets regularly as well!Groom and clean your animals Even

    though not all pets share the exact same love for water and baths, keeping your friends all spick-and-span will assist you significantly reduce the amount of dust and

    dirt in your house. In addition,by making sure that your pet dog is effectively groomed will limit the quantity of pet hair which discovers its method into your carpets and upholstery.Vacuum proactively The best thing you can do on top of grooming your animals is regular vacuuming. Don’t wait on when you really start coming across animal hair to start. As with all things cleaning, determination is the key. If you would generally vacuum your home once a week,

    think about including a fast mid-week carpet

    cleaning session. Treat your carpet to a professional cleaning session Even the carpets in households without any family pets can take advantage of a specialist’s touch every now and then. And if you own a family pet, no matter how much tlc you provide to your carpet, it will need to get expertly cleaned up quicker, instead of later. The general needs of carpets differ, based on fabric and producer

    , however the carpet cleansing specialists agree that you should have your carpet professionally cleaned when every six months, at the really least. © FastKlean