How To Treat Stains Effectively

The nightmare of every housewife is a stain on a piece of textile. But you don’t have to worry any more because with these tips and home made cleaning solvents you’ll be able to successfully remove most of the common stains with little or no effort at all. The key to successful removal of a spot is knowledge about what you’re dealing with and what is the type of fabric that is dirty. There are basically two types of fabric and two types of stains and I’ll tell you all I know about them.  Continue reading

How To Reduce Time Spent Cleaning In Your Home

In this busy everyday life we can’t afford to waste a lot of time on cleaning chores. Not that we don’t want our homes to be in perfect condition we just don’t have the physical strength to deal with them when we get back from work. On top of this there are other chores awaiting our attention like the laundry and dinner, children’s homework etc. Moreover we need to have some rest and take care for our appearance because the society still is interested in it. Continue reading

How To Choose The Best Carpet For Kids Room

When you become a parent, your kid(s) is/are the most important part of your life. You want to give them everything you didn’t have. You want them to grow happy and calm.

The environment they live in is very important –  friends in kindergarten, home… kids room. It should be sunny and cozy, colored with bright colors. When you had chosen the furniture and the curtains it’s time for the carpet.

Your kids will play on it most of the time they’re at home. That’s why the rug in the kids room must be carefully chosen.

  • The color and style
  • the material
  • the size
  •  … everything’s important.

If it’s your first time choosing a carpet for the kids room, I offer you some ideas:

Color and style

As long as your kids are too little to decide, you as a parent must choose the color and style of the carpet.

Girl or boy’s room – it makes a difference.

  • If you have a girl, you can make the typical Barbie room – all in pink, including the carpet. If your little daughter likes fairy tales, you can find a rug, painted with her favorite tale, so she can fell like mermaid, sleeping beauty and so on.
  • f you’re searching for a boys room rug, a nice idea is a “sport field” carpet. It can be football, basketball, baseball – everything you’re little sport fan likes.

Nature colors are proper both for girls and boys. The earth tone colors are a great compliment to natural wood and create a relaxing environment.

You can design you own personalized rug. It could be with the name or the photo of your kid, put on it. These designers rugs are a little more expensive, but they’re hand made an unique so they are worth it.

Material

As I already mentioned, your kids will spend most of the on the floor, which means on the rug. So it should be soft. On the other side it’s good when the carpet is from material which is easy to be cleaned.

There are a few materials which are proper for a kids room rug:

  • wool
  • cotton
  • viscose
  • nylon
  • or a mixture between them.

Size

When it comes to the size of the rug, it’s up to you. You can choose a wall to wall carpet or a smaller one. The first one is kids friendly – your boys and girls can play on the whole floor, without getting cold. The second one is parents friendly. You can clean it easier and faster.

For every parent it’s not a secret that the rug in the kids room will become dirty often. The kids will spread drinks, food, paints etc. on it. And when you have chosen the right carpet, it’s good to take care of it. Some of the carpets online stores like Amazon offerare “stain-resistant”.

But we both know that sometimes there will be spot your kids carpet won’t resist. If you can’t handle the spots, you can always hire professional carpet cleaning company, because the experts can remove most stains you can’t. Moreover they’ll clean it at least twice as fast as you because this is their job and they use specialized tools and detergents.

I hope you’ll find the perfect carpet for the room your kids live in.

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3 Easy Green Cleaning Recipes

We live in a time when the environment is put second. We seem to forget that we are the ones who depend on Mother Nature not the other way around. There are so many chemicals we constantly use and we don’t even think about it. Take for example our food, can you remember when was the last time you tasted something which is 100% natural. We’re get sick more often compared to the past generation and we continue to use more and more chemicals. Continue reading

4 DIY Eco-friendly Carpet Cleaning Solutions

There are many different types of carpets and they all need individual cleaning approach. For example you can’t possibly use water based detergent on moisture sensitive carpet. Moreover you have to be careful with the pH of the fabric, because it will determine which cleaning solvent you should use. Since I have no idea what type of carpets and rugs you have at home I decided to give you some of my favourite recipes and those of my closest friends to choose from.

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Why Natural Pest Control Is Your Best Bet In Effective Pest Control

If you have tried all types of pest control methods without much effectiveness, natural pest control is your best bet if you want a clean, healthy and clinical job done. The focus of natural pest control is providing effective and safe control of pests while at the same time making sure people have been protected, including the pet and surroundings from the use of harmful pesticides that might remove the pests somewhat but leave behind serious environmental and health hazards. Continue reading

7 Tips on How to Take Care for Antique Furniture and Carpets

Because of their age and rarity, monetary or sentimental value, antique furnishings require different care to preserve their beauty and integrity. Inadequate storage spaces, improper handling, cleaning products, which are not designed for antiques, and also poor placement are just a few of the reasons that will surely cause damages to your precious furniture. Sadly, unlike other pieces around your home most of antique pieces simply cannot be replaced.

If you have sofa, carpets, chairs, tables, or even accessories with antique value read carefully through these 7 maintenance tips that will make them last longer. Continue reading

What is Professional Carpet Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning and maintenance are probably the most misunderstood tasks of the professional cleaning industry. Often referred to only as dry cleaning or steam cleaning, this professional service has evolved over the time and today there are five basic methods being used to handle professionally carpets. “Steam cleaning” is simply not a good way to describe any of the existing methods of carpet cleaning commonly used nowadays. Continue reading

Infinite range of contemporary floor designs that suit your taste and budget

We all want homes that can look fresh, modern, and chic even after a ‘terrifying’ kids ‘party. Is that even possible? While furniture items and decorative pieces are easier to maintain, we can’t the same thing for our floor. Whether we like it or not, floors get damaged. It’s up to the homeowner to find a material that’s long-lasting and a color or pattern that can hide intense traffic and dent. Families with kids and realistic individuals in general who don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on flooring should know that their options are not limited to hardwood and marble. There are numerous other material types that are both chic and durable. The key is to find a pattern that can suit your home’s design aesthetic. To hire professionals that can clean any kinds of materials check: Carpet Cleaning Barnes Continue reading

How to give an earth-friendly makeover to your kitchen

Over the past few years, people have started to care more for the environment. They’ve made their homes greener because they finally understand how important it is to have an earth-friendly lifestyle. Kitchen spaces are extremely busy rooms; we have appliances plugged in all day long so it’s only natural to want to know more about sustainability. Turning to LED lighting, recycling more, and using green products, are just some steps you might want to have in mind for your earth-friendly kitchen space. As far as the décor is concerned, the eco-friendly concept goes behind mere recycling ideals. And to keep you green home clean we recomend: Carpet Cleaning Finchley Continue reading