Cleaning Tips

Be a Super Mom: Create Your Own Sanitising Station

23 Apr , 2021  

Being a mother means being constantly worried about the health and safety of our family. It’s a feeling that never goes away even when our children become adults themselves. Outside or inside our home, we want them always safe and secure. So how do we protect them inside our homes?

We spend a lot of time as a family – watch movies together, eat meals together, play in the backyard together and so much more without realizing the number of germs we are also sharing together. When it comes to the health of our family, we can never be too careful. We clean up after meals and any spills, disinfect every surface and make sure that everyone sanitises their hands regularly. We must admit that hand washing is sometimes an important act that we disregard. In moments that hand washing is not an option, a home sanitising station will come in handy.

The benefits of having a hand sanitising station are that everything you need to disinfect is all in one place. This way, things are easy to find rather than going around finding things because they are all right next to each other and are ready to use. Keeping these products together helps promote hand hygiene at home to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria. In this blog, we will give you mommies some tips on how to create your own sanitising station using things that are easy to find in any store or kitchen.

Gather your sanitising supplies

Your sanitising products can be composed of disinfecting wipes, alcohol-based hand sanitisers, a scrubber sponge, antibacterial soap, paper towel and other products you may see fit for your do-it-yourself project. These products will be your first line of defence against germs, bacteria and viruses that can make your family sick.

Place them all in one container for easy access and easy refill or replacement when needed.

Set up your sanitising station

Find a place where your sanitising products will fit nicely next to each other. Somewhere the family mostly hangs out together is an ideal location or somewhere near the sink or around the kitchen will also be good. Visibility of your sanitising station is important to promote better hygiene at home. 

It is important that your sanitising station is very accessible and always within reach of the family members. This way, everyone is more likely to use the sanitising station.

Label it properly

Putting a label on it is like making it official. With a label, everyone is aware of what this station and the products on it are intended for. With a label, your sanitising station is also more visible.  When you have visitors, they can also be aware that cleanliness and sanitation is an important part of your home. 

You can also design your sanitising station however you like and whatever colour you may prefer. You can even let family members help out in doing this home project.

Conclusion

Taking care of our family is our most important task as a mother. There are several ways to protect them from germs, bacteria and viruses and here is one creative way to do it. Let us not spread these, set your sanitising station in place and keep your family healthy. Be a super mom, create your own sanitising station at home and promote hand hygiene.

Cleaning Tips

Benefits of a Well-Cleaned Home

6 Apr , 2021  

clean home

People say that your home is a representation of your personality. What others see in your home is also what they see in you. If you keep a well-cleaned and organized home, then it shows how organized and neat you are as a person. Cleanliness is also associated with physical and mental health. Your home should be your haven of comfort and safety. It should not be a source of stress or illness. Therefore, cleanliness in your home is a must. A well-cleaned home can also pose more benefits not only to you but also to your family who is living with you. Here are the benefits of a well-cleaned home.

Lowers stress and fatigue

Seeing clutter and dirt all around the house could bring stress and a feeling of tiredness in a person. The sight of a messy home makes one feel that they do not have a space to rest and feel at home. Added stress and fatigue are not good for one’s health and this can be solved by regular cleaning and de-cluttering.

Prevents allergies

Dust and dirt can cause allergies and even asthma to some people. Homes that are not cleaned regularly can collect dirt and dust. Anything that is not wiped, mopped, or swept regularly will make a home for these allergens and it can affect your health. With regular cleaning, this condition can be prevented.

Gets rid of germs and bacteria

A dirty and messy home can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. This is not favorable for the health of everyone who occupies the home. Cleaning and disinfecting will help in getting rid of the germs and bacteria that can pose health hazards to anyone.

Keeps you active

Cleaning requires movement, effort, and energy. If you clean regularly, then your body gets the exercise it needs. Cleaning is good for your home but also your fitness. While others hire cleaning professionals for thorough cleaning and disinfecting, your daily efforts to clean the house will be a good addition to your fitness routine.

Better sleep

When your surroundings do not have any clutter and mess, your mind will be clear and relaxed as well allowing you to have better sleep. Seeing clutter, dirt and mess will make your mind be filled with tasks that you want to do the next day. This will prevent you from having a relaxed mind giving you sleepless nights.

Away from illnesses

Oftentimes, people get sick because of stress, germs, bacteria, or fatigue. These are all caused by an unclean home. If your home is always clean, your health can be in a better position and the chances of getting sick are a lot slimmer.

A clean home shows how you love clear spaces and tranquil corners. It is easy to stay relaxed and cozy in a place that does not give you anything to be stressed about. Cleaning can be easy if it is done daily. Keep your spaces clean to prevent mess, clutter, germs, and bacteria from lurking in your home.

And most of all, when your house is always clean, you will enjoy every moment you are in it.

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Cleaning Tips,Healthy Living

How To Bust Dust, Pollen & Other Allergens In Your Home

1 Apr , 2021  

vacuuming

Home is where the heart is, and a safe haven that you can unwind in after a long and stressful day. Unfortunately, for those who suffer from allergies, this safe-haven can prove to be an incredibly irritating and uncomfortable environment to be in. If a runny nose, watery eyes and an attack of sneezes seem to be plaguing you, you’re definitely in the right place. Today, we will look at 5 of the best ways to bust the dust, pollen and other allergens in your home, so keep on reading to find out more!

Make Vacuuming A Religion

By far, one of the best ways to eliminate as much dust, pollen and other allergens in your home, is to make vacuuming a religion. In other words, vacuuming should be something you do every other day or so and shouldn’t be treated as an option, but a necessity. The most effective vacuums for removing allergens from the home are the ones that come with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter as these filters are excellent at pulling in dust particles. Avoid vacuum cleaners that use standard paper bag filters as they often are the culprit of stirring up allergens back into the room. Whenever possible, you’ll want to dispose of your filter in order to ensure that allergens don’t fester in your cupboard or wherever you store your vacuum cleaner.

Eliminate Unnecessary Clutter

Most of us are guilty of holding on to things that we don’t even use and that ends up as piles and piles of clutter stored around the home. As much as clutter is unsightly, it is also the perfect breeding ground for dust, pollen and allergens that are sure to keep you sneezing all day long. To minimise the chances of dropping dust, we highly recommend de-cluttering and storing items in storage boxes that aren’t exposed to the air. This way, you won’t have to dust and clean so much and you’ll minimise the chances of dust settling on random objects all around the home.

Purify The Air

Air purifiers are often seen as “woo-woo” items that don’t really serve a true purpose in any space. Sure – this may be the truth for those who aren’t sensitive to allergens, but if you’re someone who is susceptible to allergic reactions, an air purifier can be one of the best investments you can make for your home. In fact, a 2018 study found that using a HEPA air purifier in the home greatly improved allergy symptoms by reducing the concentration of dust mites, pollen and other particulate matter in the air.

Wash Your Bedding Weekly

Washing, drying and fitting those sheets on is an absolute chore and we’re pretty sure that most would agree with that statement. However, if you’re looking to keep your bedroom as allergen-free as possible, it is always recommended that you wash your bedding at least once a week. Bedding is a prime location for dust mites to live, excrete, reproduce and die, which in itself is enough to make your skin crawl but will also aggravate your allergies and reduce your overall quality of sleep.

Change A/C & Heating Filters

If you frequently use your air conditioning unit or heating element in the home, then you’ll definitely want to create a regular schedule when it comes to cleaning or replacing your filters. Both these units regularly filter the air throughout your home and capture a ton of dust and dust mites in the process. If you don’t change them out regularly, you run the risk of re-introducing these pesky unwanted guests into your air. A general rule of thumb is to clean or replace your filters once every 90 days, although most experts recommend 45 days for maximum efficiency.

Conclusion

Although getting rid of dust, pollen, mites and other allergens entirely probably isn’t possible, by following the tips above, you’ll be able to minimise your symptoms and return your home to the calm and serene place that it should be. All the best!

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Cleaning Room By Room,Cleaning Tips

How to Get Ready for The Spring Cleaning

27 Aug , 2018  

Cleaning an entire house is quite the challenge. Don’t know about you, but I find it hard to keep up with the weekly maintenance of my place, let alone tackle the tiresome annual cleaning. With spring almost here, however, it is time to roll up our sleeves and find the motivation to deep clean every corner.

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Cleaning Tips

Rental Inspection Tips

26 Jan , 2018  

Rental Inspection Cleaning Tips

At some stage of our lives, most of us have all rented a property. Whether it’s been your own rental, or living with friends the mad rush of cleaning and tearing your hair out to get the place ‘perfect’ is all too familiar. For those bending the rules (and yes, there’s a few) you’ll find yourself hiding dog toys in the car and dropping your furry friend to the neighbours. And between trying to look like the gold-star tenant and playing detective removing all traces of additional housemates, the whole process can be extremely stressful. More…

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Cleaning Tips,Confessions of a Happy Housewife

How to Clean the House with a Baby

26 Jan , 2017  

Mother holding a baby

5 principles to a stress-free tidy home when you are a new mum

I know, not another how-to-tip! We are inundated on a daily basis with advice from experts and pros. I’m no expert but I am a new mum, so I felt like sharing my experience with keeping the house clean and tending to the baby’s needs at the same time.

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Cleaning Tips,Confessions of a Happy Housewife

How to Christmas with a Baby

6 Dec , 2016  

Sleeping baby in Christmas clothes

Maybe, some of you have come across the How to Dad YouTube Channel and his recent sweet video with the baby and the red balloon in the shopping centre. Check it out! It’s endearing and it made me laugh for days. Not only that but it prompted me to share with you some of my and my friends’ with bubs and toddlers how-to tips that may help you avoid the stress while getting everything organised for Christmas. That is if you have a baby, I mean.

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Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning Tips for Clearing Out Your Home This Season

28 Oct , 2016  

Now we’ve officially come out of the winter hibernation, the warmer weather is upon us and the spring beauty is finally here! Complete with a little sunshine, fresh air and some pumping tunes to make it (relatively) fun, it’s time to give your home a top-to-bottom buffing ready for those summer holidays. Spring cleaning is an essential part of a happy home. The season is a time of renewal; so why should deep cleaning your house be any different? More…

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Cleaning Tips,Confessions of a Happy Housewife

Spring Cleaning Tips for Expectant Moms

19 Aug , 2016  

Pregnant Woman

Clean Away in a Safe Way, while You are Expecting

Spring is on its way and I just can’t wait… But I am not looking forward to the spring cleaning.

Blossoming trees, the fresh smell in the air and everything coming to life.

(We are lucky with our mild Australian winters, but the rain, high humidity and frequent storms truly get to me sometimes.)

With this letter like post, I decided to share my good news with you all, about the new addition that spring will bring into our family. My hubby and I can’t wait to meet our baby boy in October. We are just so excited, I can’t tell you enough!

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Cleaning Tips

Winter is here, it’s time to clean your oven

10 Jun , 2016  

How to Clean Your Oven

Isn’t it true that we continuously postpone the dreadful task of cleaning this particular electrical appliance for weeks, months, even years? More…

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Cleaning Tips

Different Hard Floors and Their Cleaning Requirements

24 Mar , 2016  

When the time comes to choose a flooring it could be very tempting to use the type that looks best, without thinking of the maintenance that will have to follow later.  Consider now all the benefits and drawbacks of each type of hard floor and the respective cleaning methods. More…

Cleaning Tips

3 Things You Need to Make Spring Cleaning a Piece of Cake

10 Sep , 2015  

Spring Cleaning

You know spring has sprung when it’s time to dig deep, rotate mattresses, clean the carpets and turn wardrobes and closets inside out. Deep cleaning the fridge and oven, washing the carpets and vacuum cleaning behind and underneath furniture surely top my list of most hated chores. To ease spring cleaning this year, I consulted with Scott Theggie, owner of Eagle Ducted Vacuums, and asked him about some of the most effective tools and equipment to make spring cleaning a piece of cake. More…