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Cleaning And Dusting Your Mattress And Keep That Way

The bed is the focal point of every room. But unfortunately, this is also one of the most neglected. Mattresses are not cleaned regularly. As a result, dust mites and bugs accumulate in it.

Tiny creatures in your bed can actually cause skin problems. Bed bugs, for example, feed on dead epithelial cells. They cause rashes and skin infections. Dust mites have a similar effect. Inhalation can also trigger abnormal production of histamine in the system. This leads to unwanted physical problems such as wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, sneezing, and watery eyes.

Needless to say, you need to keep your mattress clean at all times. 

Try the following bedroom cleaning tips:

Tip 1. Always use a vacuum cleaner when cleaning the bed and the area under the mattress. If you use other cleaning tools without a suction formula, you only release dust particles into the air. You just scatter the dust in your room. Choose a vacuum cleaner that has HEPA or a high-efficiency air filter to remove dust from the air.

Tip 2. Vacuum all sides of the mattress at least once a month. For more efficient cleaning, operate the vacuum in one direction only. Remember to cover all areas, especially the sides and edges of the bed.

Tip 3. To avoid dust collection, use mattress covers. Many people tend to shy away from mattress covers because their plastic interior is usually quite uncomfortable. But now you can find covers made of more comfortable materials. Also use a mattress that is resistant to dust mites.

Tip 4. Change bed linen and pillowcases once a week. It’s not just dust particles and bed bugs that put you at risk. Your skin also separates dead skin cells and sebum. They can stimulate the growth of bacteria and germs in sheets and pillowcases.
Wash in minimum 60 °C  water and use a mild detergent. Put them on to dry completely. This will kill the dust mites.

Tip 5. Avoid lying on the bed while eating. Also, avoid hopping into bed if you have just gone outdoors. Your clothes can contain sweat, bacteria and germs that are sure to transfer to the mattress. Switch to a clean cloth first if you want to maintain a clean mattress.

Tip 6: Close windows on windy days. The wind can carry the dust into your room and easily reach the surface of the bed. 

Need help keeping up with your own tasks? The professional cleaners of PerfectClean are here to lend a hand. Contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.

Some Things To Do Before Traveling To Summer Holiday

It is summer time, vacation season, so let’s talk about traveling.
Regardless of where you are going and for how long you’ll be gone, there’s a few to do Before leaving – packing, stopping mail, making sure you have everything turned off and locked up, and if you have kids, there’s making sure you’ve thought of everything that they could possibly need.
Once the day of departure finally comes, it is easy to leave the house in a flurry of activity and plan to deal with the tornado you left behind upon your return.

But….when you come back from vacation you’re tired, possibly jet-lagged, and just want to sink into your own bed.
So here is just few things to do before we go on vacation, and this few things it makes re-entry so much easier.

Laundry at zero

What does that mean?
We try our best to make sure that all the laundry is washed and put away. I will typically pack for the trip from the fresh laundry a couple days before leaving so I’m not folding and putting things away multiple times.

Check floors

Do a quick vacuum or sweep as needed. It’s so nice to come home to clean floors after being on vacation.

Wipe counters

Do a quick wipe down of the kitchen and bathroom counters, ensures that they’ll be clean upon our return.

Empty the kitchen sink and dishwasher

Emptying the sink, washing dishes, and making sure that the dishwasher is empty is a great way to welcome yourself back into the kitchen.

Make beds

Made beds change the look and feel of a room. It’s always a treat to fall into bed at the end of vacation – especially when it’s made.

Quick tidy and declutter

Pick up little messes – grab a basket and put anything that needs to be returned to it’s proper location in that basket. Try to put those things away before going on vacation or save it until after you come back.

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3 Ways To Include Kids In Cleaning

We got a lot of questions about How to include kids in cleaning and decluttering. It is good to include the kids in cleaning – not only does it teach responsibility but teaches them great life skills. We know that it can be difficult to know just the right way to teach these skills without feeling like I’m nagging all the time and for the kids to feel like they’re contributing to the family. The goal for us is to instil a good work ethic, teach How to clean, and feel the satisfaction of a job well done.

Build habits, not clean rooms

Think about little habits that your kids can work on over time and build on. These little habits will lead to clean rooms – eventually. If you concentrate on the clean room, you’re missing out on the little habits.
Here are the steps to follow: grab a garbage bag and toss everything toss-able, wash sheets, gather dirty laundry and throw in the washer/dryer, tidy up the room, make bed, put away laundry, and vacuum.
It will took a little more to work on this together but the room will probably stay more time clean than usual. Simply just because the kids needed to put effort in 🙂

Give them their own supplies

Putting kid-safe cleaning supplies in a caddy or a bucket gives them the tools they need to help you.
This works for kids of all ages – having supplies at the ready makes it easier to grab and clean. A duster, simple cleaning solution (even just water for the youngest helpers works!), scrub, soap, a scrub brush are all simple and easy tools for cleaning.

Show don’t tell

This is something what can be super helpful when it comes to any task you will try to teach. If you take the time to show how to do something, the end result you’re looking for, probably comes much more quickly than if just ’tell’ them how to do something.
The showing, taking the time, and helping through the process is when the idea really sinks in. Depending on the age, it’s helpful to walk them through a task multiple times, and a check list could be a big help. Because then it’s not us doing the telling, it’s the list that’s keeping them on task.

Need help keeping up with your own tasks? The professional cleaners of PerfectClean are here to lend a hand. Contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.

Why Is Upholstery And Carpet Cleaning Essential?

From waking up in the morning to sleeping at night, we are in constant contact with our furniture. From sitting on a sofa sipping some afternoon tea to dining on the dinner table with family and friends, in one way or another we are regularly using our furniture for some activity in our home.
As such, it is very important to keep your upholstery clean.

Below, we have listed some of the reasons why it is important to keep your upholstery clean:

Increases the life of your furniture 

Due to the weather in our region, our furniture is constantly exposed to humidity and dust that tends to compromise our furniture’s integrity, increases wear and tear of our furniture.
A regularly cleaned/well-maintained furniture will help improve the shelf life of our furniture, which can in turn help in saving the cost of replacing or fixing a damaged sofa.

Better Health

While eating some snacks, we might drop some food bits in the corner of a sofa without realising it. This can lead to some fungal growth if left unattended. Harmful bacteria can also buildup in your mattress as we shed dead skin cells while sleeping, these cells can then seep through into the pores of the mattress.
Both, these bacterial and fungal growth, are harmful to us as they can cause skin, breathing and other health complications. It is essential to regularly clean your furniture to avoid any potential health hazards.

Appearance

No matter how clean your home is, stains on your sofa and/or carpet can ruin the presentation of your home. By hiring professionals to clean your furniture, you can restore your furniture to its original looks and in the process make your space look clean and beautiful!

Eliminate bad smell

Humidity can cause mold and germs to buildup that can then lead to foul smell in the furniture which if ignored can lead to foul smell in the whole room. Cleaning and shampooing your upholstery can get rid of the germs and mold and give your furniture that fresh smell!
We recommend you to clean your furniture every 6 months to make sure there is no mold build up.

For Professional Carpet and sofa cleaning services call PerfectClean now & book your upholstery and/or carpet cleaning appointment! Contact:  info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.

How To Dust Your Home Like An Experienced Cleaner

When a professional cleaner tidies up a home, our own cleaning attempts are quickly put to shame. Professionals get in all the nooks and crannies that we overlook. If you aren’t in the market for hiring a regular cleaner but would rather get the job done yourself, read on.

The secret that makes all the difference? Dust management. These nearly invisible particles accumulate quickly and they do not discriminate. A dusty home is unpleasant, but certainly not unmanageable.

Why does my room get dusty so quickly?

Dust is a combination of tiny particles from the skin, hair, and other types of waste. Wherever there are people and/or pets, there will be some dust.
Here are some more tips to help you dust your house like an experienced cleaner.

What is the best thing to use for dusting?

If you want to do this properly instead of simply moving the dust around in your room, use a microfibre cloth. It’s a square piece of genius, because it can take on a lot of dust without releasing it into the air. The small fibres will not scratch or damage any furniture and you can use the cloth as is.

If it’s been a while since you’ve dusted, wear a filter mask to prevent inhaling the dust and causing a bout of sneezing or allergic reactions.

What is the best way to dust?

From top to bottom, always. Start by dusting the top corners of the room, then the curtain rails, then the wall corners of a room. If you have bookshelves, dust from the top down.
Next, you will want to clear all the surfaces that need dusting and move out the objects that need dusting. Use a microfibre or slightly damp cloth and wipe down.


Get out the vacuum cleaner and start vacuuming all the surfaces and spaces you cleared. Move the furniture around so you can get in under tables, chairs and other furniture. Use a small attachment to get into the hard-to-reach spots.

How do I control the dust in my house?

There is no way to keep your house completely dust-free, but there are ways to manage it.

  • Change your bedding once a week or every second week to keep dust mites away. You can also get an allergen-proof mattress cover.
  • Keep your closet tidy, because clothes shed loads of fibre. Use plastic containers to store your clothes.
  • Keep floors clear of clutter.
  • Avoid carpeting wherever possible.
  • Dust rugs, pillows and other similar articles outside.
  • Don’t use a feather duster.
  • Air purifiers can help filter dust particles.

How often should I dust everything?

Regular light dusting means less heavy dusting. Dust your home in all the easy-to-reach places once a week, and the hard-to-reach areas like ceilings, door frames, and high shelves at least every two weeks or once a month.

It’s nice to do the cleaning on your own once in a while. However, there are some instances that it’s so hard to squeeze in with a busy schedule. If you need help from a professional house cleaner, PerfectClean services can definitely assist you.
If would you like to be made by pro cleaners, then contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936

How To Avoid The Flu: Clean And Disinfect Your House

If you are not down with flu so far, consider yourself lucky! The flu, infections and fever is a common scenario in every house. The flu can make you feel downright miserable, and sometimes, it can even become life-threatening. You must know how to prevent it!

The first thing you need to do is to get a flu shot. It is also equally important to keep yourself and your house clean at all times to avoid infections. Many prefer to contact professional cleaners for thorough cleaning of the kitchen, bathrooms, etc. to keep their homes free from harmful germs, viruses and bacteria.

However, it is advisable to follow a daily cleaning schedule to stay away from seasonal diseases.
In this post, you will learn how to clean and disinfect your house to avoid the flu.

1. The Faucet Handles

People usually don’t realise it, but their dirty hands, which may contain cold and flu viruses, come in contact with the faucet handles of kitchen and bathroom. These places can become a breeding ground for yeast, mould, and bacteria like salmonella and E. coli.

It is crucial to clean the faucet handles. You can use warm water and dish soap to clean the faucets, white vinegar to remove a build-up of grime, and baking soda to take out the stains.

2. The Toothbrush Holders

Studies have found that items like toothbrush holders can be one of the dirtiest and germ infested spots in the house. The best way to clean them is to wash them with hot and soapy water or put them in the dishwasher once or twice a week. If a family member is sick, keep the person’s toothbrush isolated from other toothbrushes. If you touch your mouth, eyes or nose after touching something that has cold or flu germs, you can get affected.

3. Dirty Plastic Toys

Kids suffer from cold and flu several times in a year, and thus, the harmful germs spread to their toys and other stuff quite easily. So, it is essential to clean all the toys at the end of each month, or whenever you think there is a requirement like when your kid is sick.

Wash the hard plastic toys with soap and warm water to kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses that are not visible to the naked eyes. Moreover, to sanitise them, wipe the toys with a mixture of bleach (1 tablespoon) and water (1 quarter).
Finally, let them air dry!

4. Screens Of Mobile, Tablets

Whether people are sick or not, they continuously swipe and tap their smartphones and tablets without cleaning them. If you are also doing the same thing, then you should stop it because viruses can easily travel from the screen glass to your fingertips.

So, it is essential to clean such devices. Purchase special wipes and properly follow the instructions to clean the screens of your devices.

5. Infected TV Remotes

In case you don’t know, your TV remote is not only the most touched item but also the least cleaned one. Also, cold and flu germs are most likely to live longest on hard surfaces like plastic, and thus, it becomes a convenient medium for bacteria and other harmful particles to travel from one person to another.

However, you can clean it easily. First, clean the debris using a dry toothbrush. You can also use a cotton ball or swab dipped in a mild cleaner to disinfect the remotes. However, make sure that it is squeezed nearly dry.

6. Clean The Study/Work Table

Despite getting sick, people spend a decent amount of time on their study or working table for reading books, office work, writing, accounts related work, writing applications and what not. At that point of time, they spread the flu germ all over the table surface, which can quickly transfer to some other family member.

You need to take special care of these places and clean them regularly. People often contact us for deep cleaning of their houses once in a few months, but they overlook the crucial places which need to be cleaned daily.
Use disinfecting wipes to clean the surfaces of the tables regularly.

7. Clean The Sheets, Towels And Blankets

You should wash the sheets, towels and blankets of all the rooms at least once a week. This will not let the bacteria and germs stay on the surface and spread to other places.

Clean it along with other dirty clothes and ensure you always have enough washed and disinfected sheets, towels and blankets. In case you have a person suffering from flu in the house, change the sheets, towels and blankets more frequently.

8. Do Not Forget To Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands every time you come home and before eating your meals is still one of the best ways you can minimise your chances of getting flu. But, make sure that you are doing it the right way – rub your hands properly with soap for at least 20 to 30 seconds before you wash them properly.

Do not forget to wash between the fingers, the back of your hands, and under the nails. Hand sanitiser is also a good option but always give priority to water and soap.

Things to Remember

Whenever you use disinfectant sprays, always remember that for disinfecting the paper towels are a lot better than sponges.
You should not use sponges and dishcloths 2 times without wash them, as they are most likely to spread the germs around. Wash them minimum at 60 degrees. The higher is the better.
If you are not sure what to clean, think about the things you touch a lot and something that you share with someone else.
After a disinfectant wipe, allow the surface to get dry as it will get more time to kill the harmful germs and bacteria.
Make sure that the disinfectant you are using works against the viruses that you are targeting.

Conclusion

Whether someone at home is sick or not, disinfecting and cleaning your house should be a vital part of the daily cleaning routine. If you follow the cleaning methods mentioned above, you are most likely to get a positive result and minimise your chances of falling ill.

If would you like to be made by pro cleaners, then contact us today at 
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4 Common Floor Cleaning Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Clean and shiny floors can enhance the overall look and feel of a house or a commercial space. But, make sure you clean them properly using the right techniques. However, most of the people who have relocated, don’t get enough time to give a deep clean to their home, especially floors.
In such a busy schedule, they make some common mistakes while cleaning their floors. Here, in this blog post, I will unveil the four common floor cleaning mistakes along with their respective solutions.

1. Excess Use of Water

Most of the people drain too much water to clean their dirty floor. But this technique can cause swelling and even damage your floor, especially laminate ones. This happens because too much water soaks into the cracks between the planks and could ruin your floors.

Solution:

Since a little water goes a long way on floors, make sure you don’t use them in excess. Instead, you can clean them using a dry mop. If there is any stain on the floor, you can spray a cleaner on the affected areas and mop the entire floor to get rid of it.

2. Use of Harsh Cleaners

Whether you have a wooden or a laminate floor, harsh cleaners can damage the finishing of it. Such cleaners contain an excess amount of Ammonia and other chemicals that can eat away the layers of your floor.

Solution:

Instead of harsh cleaners, use a few drops of mild dishwashing detergent or soap to mop the dirty floor. Make sure you use a little quantity of detergent.

3. Steam Cleaners

An excessive amount of moisture or heat could spoil the finishing of your floor and eventually ruin the wood beneath it (if you have a wooden floor). So, stop using steam cleaners on the floor.

Solution:

You can first vacuum the floor to fetch dry dust and then mop it using a mild detergent solution. This is one of the best floor cleaning techniques.

4. Wrong Vacuum Cleaning Technique

Vacuum Cleaning can help collect all the hidden dirt and containment with ease. But some of us use wrong techniques while vacuuming the laminate floors.

Solution:

If you want to avoid scratches and dull, make sure you don’t use brush roll during the vacuum cleaning. For sweeping, use a clean microfiber mop – this can be gentle on your floors.

Conclusion

If you want your dirty floor to get cleaned at your home, or the end of the tenancy, you can avail residential and end of lease cleaning services from Perfectclean. Apart from this, you can consider these common floor cleaning mistakes and fix them.

Contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.

What Is The Best Way To Clean A Bathroom?

Considering what we put them through each day, our bathrooms, deserve special cleaning attention. A bathroom is the part of the house which gets filthy frequently.
Scrubbing the sinks, showers, tubs and toilets makes bathroom cleaning a mighty chore to do. It is one of the busiest places in our house.
Along with your family members, all the guests also visit it. In spite of various efforts, it feels after every clean up that your bathroom is not dirt free.
Many people can still deal with house cleaning but when it comes to bathroom cleaning, they don’t want to do it. Some people find it difficult while others feel it’s gross. However, it is one spot which is dirtiest in a house.

If you are cleaning at the end of the lease, your landlords and estate agents specifically check the bathroom and charge extra money if they find any flaws. To ensure your bond money, it becomes essential to clean the bathroom with extra care. In this case, expert cleaners have the best solution.

However, if you clean your bathroom regularly, it will not get as dirty as it gets usually. Clean your bathrooms fast and efficiently by using these super effective tactics.

Sorting Clothes

Pick up all of the dirty clothes and put it in a laundry bag. These dirty clothes can add a lot to make the bathroom look grubby.
Having soiled clothes in the bathroom is normal. But one good tip to clean your bathroom faster is to pick up all these clothes and put it in a laundry bag. Don’t try to bother about folding or unfolding the pant legs or socks. Just throw it in the laundry basket.
This will make the bathroom appear nice and tidy instantaneously.

Toilet

Always start with the toilets, clean the front, top, bases, cover, in and around the seat where most of the dirt collects. Wipe the floor and behind the toilet as well. Place liquid bowl cleaner in the bowl and let it sit overnight. It will kill the germs and will remove the odour.
A good bowl brush is a must. Never forget to use a disinfecting spray cleaner. Spray it on the toilet, floor seat and lid.

Sinks

Sinks get dirty very fast. Hence it is essential to clean the sink on a regular basis. From toothpaste dribbles to hair and skin products, it becomes a daily bearer or dirt and grime. Though, regular cleaning will make it sparkling again. To clean the sink use an all-purpose bathroom cleaner as it will remove light soil and film.
However, for hard deposits, using soft scrub cleaners will be better. To remove the toothpaste dribbles, you can use cleaners having bleach qualities. Here using homemade products will make your bathroom shine without having to use any harsh chemicals.

Mirrors

Mirrors become filthy because of the constant use of water daily. They should be streak free. Water makes the mirror translucent due to which after some time you have to change and buy a new one.
It’s better to take precaution and develop the habit of wiping off the mirror after every wash or at least per day. Use a glass cleaner for mirrors. If it doesn’t work, then you can try a home-made solution made up of water and vinegar.

Towels

Take a look at the towels too. Fold them and keep in one place, maybe on a separate counter for maintaining them. Take special care of the wet towels. They can spread a lot of bacteria.
Clean the counter also regularly. Keeping sheets at a particular place will make the bathroom look a lot better.

Sweep or mop

Do not forget to sweep the floor. There is usually water on the floor, and if you don’t wipe it off, your kids or in fact anyone can fall off.
Hence it becomes necessary to sweep down the floor of the bathroom. Wiping doesn’t take much time and will make the bathroom look fresh and new. Pay attention to the main traffic area when you wipe. Make sure there is no water on the floor or anywhere in the bathroom.
Clean the fixtures too- all the lights, towel racks, shower curtain rod.

Gather all the trash

Your bathroom is going to look messy if the trash can is flowing or crumpled tissues are everywhere. Remember to clear the trash can and remove all the garbage from there every day.
Keeping the tissues and other filth in the bathroom is very unhygienic and can spread germs in the surroundings. So invest in a well-covered trash can for the bathroom. In this way even if the trash can gets full of garbage it will not appear dirty.

Have your cleaning supplies ready

The best method to make sure that your bathroom stays clean is to keep all the cleaning products and items ready. You can use any cabinet in the bathroom to keep all that stuff so that all the items are within your reach all the time.
You can make your cleaning kit by adding things such as multipurpose cleaner, toilet brushes and sponges, scrubbers, mops, feather duster, toilet bowl cleaner, broom, dustpan, vacuum, spray glass cleaner etc. Add as many items as per your requirements.

Conclusion

Bathroom cleaning is a tough task. It may take a lot of time too. And getting out that time in the busy schedule is not easy. Therefore, hiring professional cleaners will make your bathroom clean and germ-free. They are affordable and reliable. However, by following these tips, you can achieve a clean bathroom yourself.

Need help keeping up with your own tasks? The professional cleaners of PerfectClean are here to lend a hand. Contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.

How To Clean Your Kitchen Counters & Keep Them That Way

You’ll be surprised how keeping your counters clear can help eliminate that disorganized and cluttered feeling.
Here are some quick steps to tackle that kitchen counter clutter once and for all.
If you’re thinking you don’t have time for this, it only takes a few minutes to move everything off the counters and about 10 minutes to wipe them down. It’s like most things we put off doing – they take less time than we think they will!

  • Completely clear your counters. Remove everything and place it on your kitchen or dining room table.
  • Mix up your cleaning solution. Mix up drop or two of dish soap in warm, soapy water. Submerge a clean cloth.
  • Clean the counters. Move quickly, wiping the counters, taking care to get the edges and counters. If you have a backsplash, you can use this solution on backsplashes as well.
  • Rinse the cloth as needed and re-dip in the warm, soapy water and keep going until you have wiped your kitchen counters clean. I like to keep a dry cloth with me as I’m cleaning the counters to dry them as I go.
  • Assess and edit. Look at all your counter goods on your table – is there anything that you don’t use daily that can be put in a different place or in a cupboard or cabinet? Is there anything that you can donate or give away? Before you move everything back, take a minute to edit your counters a bit. If you only use your toaster or blender once or twice a week and you have limited counter space maybe it would be better stored elsewhere. A little space on the counters is a good thing – you don’t need to fill it up!
  • Think in zones. Put the remaining items back on your counters and think about zones as you return the items. If you keep baking goods (flour, sugar) on the counter, put them back by where you store your mixer or measuring cups. Put your coffee pot back by the coffee mugs.

Once you’ve returned your items to the counters, resolve to keep them cleared off for a week to see what a difference it makes.

Here’s how I keep our counters clean all week long:

  • After every meal put things back where they belong.
  • Don’t pile dishes on the counters.
  • Empty your sink and dishwasher as soon as you are able.
  • If you’re a mail stacker, sort your mail right away and don’t leave it on the counters.

If you really work at this this whole week, you’ll see how easy it is to keep it up, it’s when you let it go that it becomes a chore and overwhelming!

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How To Wash Cleaning Cloths

We love cleaning with washable cleaning cloths in our home – they’re versatile, economical, and eco-friendly.
Favourite benefit? How well they clean. No lint, no spreading dirt and germs around, and you only need to wipe once and your surface is clean.

But how I clean cleaning cloths?

It’s simple and through this post, I’m going to show you how to wash cleaning cloths. 

Surprisingly, they can all be laundered the same way, just not all together.

First things first, check the care label – these instructions are general and work for most cleaning cloths.

A common misconception with any cleaning cloth that you wash and reuse is that it might not be clean or that you might spread germs around from the cloth as you clean. 

The thing with microfibre is that its micro fibers actually grab the dirt and germs and holds on to them in lieu of spreading them around. 

I think that’s what holds people back from switching from cleaning wipes and paper towels.

Let’s bust open those misconceptions today and talk about how to make sure your cleaning cloths are actually clean before you use them.

Here are a couple basic “rules” for washing cleaning cloths:

  • Microfiber can be rinsed and wrung out as you are using it – don’t just wipe once (unless it’s toilets or something especially germy/dirty). Rinse, wring out, and continue using.
  • Find a place to hold the microfiber while it’s drying and before you have a load to wash. I keep a bucket in my cleaning closet for any cloths that are really wet and then once they are dry or damp I toss dirty microfiber cloths in a wire basket.
    If a cloth is wet I drape it over the side of the bucket until it’s dry and then I place it in the basket. Dusting cloths don’t get mixed into this bucket, this bucket is for bathroom cleaning cloths so there isn’t cross-contamination.
  • Wash microfiber only with other microfiber cloths. If you put other laundry items in the washing machine with your microfiber it turns into a static magnet – just avoid that altogether by washing microfiber all by itself.
  • Wash with an enzyme-based detergent – this is crucial because it breaks down any dirt and grime and ensures that you don’t have anything left lingering in the cloths once they’re clean and dry.
  • Do not use fabric softener – it coats the fibers and can inhibit the cleaning cloths’ effectiveness. I recommend using 1/4 cup white vinegar as a “fabric softener”, it works well with cleaning cloths.
    Don’t worry, no vinegar scent remains!
  • Generally, wash on warm  – most germs and microorganisms are killed at 60 degrees Celsius. I wash my microfiber that needs to be sanitised on hot or sanitise.
  • I wash the microfiber cloths in the basket weekly or when it’s filled up and enough for a load, and then run a sanitize/clean cycle on the washing machine.
    Bonus: clean cloths + a clean washing machine. Not sure how to clean your washing machine? You should be doing it monthly at the least to avoid spreading germs in your clothes, bedding, cleaning cloths, etc.
  • Dry in the dryer on low to medium. Drying the microfiber in the dryer will kill any germs that might remain after washing them.
  • If you don’t like the feel of microfiber, try dampening your cloth slightly first – that will take away that scratchy feeling and get your cloth ready to clean! My microfiber cleaning cloths are soft and smooth and/or soft and fluffy.
  • Microfiber is more eco-friendly for cleaning because you can reuse microfiber cleaning cloths for 300+ uses – think of how many paper towels this eliminates!

Need help keeping up with your own tasks? The professional cleaners of PerfectClean are here to lend a hand. Contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.

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