Don’t give up if your first attempt at cleaning your windows
doesn’t come out perfect. Try a small tweak to your cleaning solution. These tips and tricks are from our Tidy Up
Angels. And by the way ask us about our whole house cleaning services Overland
Fill a squirt bottle with a 50-50 mixture of white vinegar
and distilled water (or undiluted vinegar for very resistant spots) to remove
white spots caused by hard water build-up. Spray the spots and remove with a
microfiber cloth or soft bristle cleaning brush. Rinse with clean water and
squeegee dry or follow up with the no-squeegee method.
When using microfiber cleaning cloths, either dip the cloth
in the solution and wring it out or spray the glass surface. Begin to wipe in a
circular motion and as the spots disappear, follow-up with vertical strokes and
finish with horizontal strokes (or vice versa). Use your finger
tips/fingernails for extra scrubbing power or scrunch up the cloth on stubborn
Finish one side of the window with horizontal strokes and
the other side with vertical strokes so if streaks appear, you know which side
they are on.
Lemon juice and baking soda (mixed with water to form a
paste) are also effective at removing spots from windows or mirrors. Allow the
baking soda paste to sit a few minutes on stubborn stains like toothpaste or
hold a cloth soaked in cleaning solution against the spot to loosen its hold.
Add lemon juice to any homemade cleaner for a refreshing scent. Whenever
possible, use distilled water to help eliminate streaks.
Shaving cream removes soap scum from glass shower doors,
cleans cloudy mirrors and will prevent foggy windows and mirrors in the
bathroom after hot showers. Apply the cream with your fingertips and smear it
all over the surface. Remove it with a clean, dry cloth and reapply every 2-3
When Cleaning windows
When using a squeegee, use one continuous motion from top to
bottom. Wipe the solution off of the squeegee with a damp cloth before making
your next pass on the window. Overlap the clean area slightly so you don’t
leave a line of solution between each squeegee pass.
Buff away streaks left from squeegeeing with a dry
microfiber cloth or crumbled up newspaper.
If you prefer using newspaper or a coffee filter, apply the
solution with a spray bottle. Wipe the solution away using horizontal or
vertical strokes for a streak-free finish.
Clean your windows on an overcast day or when the sun isn’t
shining directly on the window. The sun dries the cleaning solution before you
can remove it, leaving behind streaks and marks.
Always wet the glass or use a damp cloth to remove spots on
the window. Scraping at a spot on a dry window might scratch the glass. Rubbing
dry dirt can also cause small scratches on the glass surface.
Never use abrasives on the windows. You might scratch the
Avoid using paper towels as they leave bits of lint and paper
If you use a commercial window cleaner, choose one with an
ammonia base like Windex. This lets the solution dry faster and reduces the
chances of chemicals being left behind. Never use an ammonia-based cleaner on
Take special care when cleaning stained glass. Dust the
surface frequently and use only filtered or distilled water to avoid
discoloring the glass.
Try different combinations of cleaning solutions and
cleaning tools to find the one that works best for you.
If you are to your wits end and do not want to mess with it
and want to leave it to the pro’s – call us for all your house cleaning
Overland Park KS needs; and we will get with you on our special and discounted
Tidy Up Angels – call us today at 913-642-2006 – or fill out
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Cleaning wipes are easy to make, economical, and
contain only those cleaning agents you select. Use them in the kitchen, the
bathroom, or for cleaning windows. These
little things will help get you through until the Tidy Up Angels can come back
for your monthly cleaning. And if you
don’t have us helping with your cleaning and want to leave it to the Angels –
we can help with all your house cleaning services in Leawood KS and Overland
Park KS needs. No job in the KC Metro
area is to big for us Angels.
Here are some great tips and tricks when it comes to making
your own refillable cleaning wipes – and put homemade cleaning wipes to work
for you with our easy instructions and cleaning recipes.
Homemade Cleaning Wipes
Materials and Equipment Needed:
- cylindrical or tall square plastic food storage
container, 10-cup capacity
- extra-large roll of paper towels
- cleaning agents of your choice (recipes follow)
- electric drill with 1/2-inch drill bit
- electric knife
- liquid measuring cups
In the garage, place a small block of wood beneath the
plastic food storage container lid. Use electric drill to drill a 1/2-inch
diameter hole in the center of the container lid.
For best results, select an extra-large roll of good quality
paper towels for this project. Less-expensive towels fray or shred when pulled
through the holder; thicker quilted towels have greater cleaning strength and
withstand more scrubbing.
Without removing the paper towel wrapper, use the electric
knife to cut the paper towel roll into two shorter rolls. Be patient! It may
take up to two minutes to cut through the towel roll and cardboard tube inside.
Remove the wrapper, and place one short paper towel roll
inside plastic food storage container. Save the second roll for a refill later.
Using a liquid measuring cup, gently pour one of the
following cleaning solution recipes over the top of the paper towel roll.
Place the lid on the plastic food storage container, and
allow paper towels to absorb cleaning solution for overnight.
Open the food storage container. Gently pull the wet
cardboard tube from the center of the paper towel roll and discard.
Carefully pull the end of the paper towels from the inside,
where the cardboard roll had been. Thread the end of the towels through the
hole in the lid, and replace the lid.
Pull gently on the exposed end to separate the cleaning
You can make your own concoction – but here are some Cleaning
You will need between 2 and 4 cups of cleaning solution to
fill your homemade cleaning wipes container, depending on the size and
absorbency of the paper towel product selected. These cleaning recipes make
about three cups of solution; increase or decrease amounts if needed.
General Surface Cleaning Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Disinfectant Cleaning:
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup pine cleaning solution such as
- 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cup water
- Window and Glass Cleaning:
- 1/2 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
Tired of scrubbing and cleaning and want to be done with it
– call the Tidy Up Angels and we will do your entire house cleaning. Call the Tidy Up Angels today at 913-642-2006
– or fill out our online estimator for your home: https://www.tidyupangels.com/house-cleaning/
And ask us about our whole house cleaning services in Leawood KS specials.
It is very natural for soap scum, mildew and hard water spots to form on home surfaces. Hard water deposits are alkaline, so an acid-based cleaner is the best way to clean them. What may appear to be hard to clean can really be a simple fix, with these tips.
Here’s a lowdown on a few hard water spots cleaning Hard Water Spots Cleaning Tips For Your Move in Cleaning Overland Park Professionals.
You’ll Need- Acid-based or phosphoric acid cleaner, lime scale remover, water and white nylon-backed sponge.
- First and foremost, apply an acid-based cleaner, phosphoric-acid cleaner or lime scale remover to the hard water spot. An acid-based cleaner is the best way to clean them as hard water deposits are alkaline. Phosphoric acid works well and is safe for most surfaces. Grocery store cleansers with phosphoric acid contain 4 to 6 percent acid. You can purchase lime scale removers at janitorial supply stores as well that contain 8 to 12 percent acid which will help to get the job done faster.
- After application, let the acid sit for a few minutes.
- With a white, nylon-backed scrub sponge, scrub the applied areas and rinse the surface thoroughly with water.
- Hard water deposits may be tough which may require more than one application. You can consider a higher concentration of acid which is safe on most household surfaces provided you rinse the surface to remove all traces of the acid after the cleaning is complete.
A very important thing to keep in mind is the fact that prior to applying phosphoric acid solutions to surfaces, read any manufacturer’s warnings.
For house cleaning services in the Overland Park region, you can approach Tidy Up Angels LLC. It is just a matter of a call and the experts will land at your doorstep and carry out the work resulting in you getting a clean and tidy home.
Some of our services include:
Put on Market Cleaning
We specialize in put on market cleaning: we understand the impact a clean home can make as you try to sell your home.
Custom House Cleaning
Designed to provide you with a more detailed level of cleaning. We service your home top to bottom. Everything from blinds, baseboards, ceiling fans, floors, the works!
Move-In House Cleaning
When you are shifting houses, you do not want to live with all the dirt and smell left by the previous occupants of the house. Professionals will work in order for you to find yourself in almost a new house when you move in. The kitchens will be scrubbed, the rooms tidied and the floors polished before you enter your house.
Move-out House Cleaning
Suppose you want to rent your house and would want the new tenants to have a good impression about you, then it is best to approach these services. Specialized cleaning services staff will take care of removing the dust and dirt from your house by using modern equipment. You can expect to create a good impression on your prospective tenants or clients.
Why Tidy Up Angels LLC
Integrity– Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. We take pride in the role we play in the lives of our customers.
Transparency- There is no secrecy to how we arrive at our price. You are in control at every step of the way.
We live by the continuous improvement model. We work tirelessly to figure out ways to add more value to the service we provide. Contact us on 913-642-2006, we have been providing residential cleaning to the Overland Park area since 2008.
You will agree with me on this that foot traffic, pet accidents and spills all take their toll on floors. But you are no longer required to visit a store for a chemical floor cleaning solution.
We are listing a few floor cleaning tips from house cleaning services in Overland Park. Cleaning with these DIY floor cleaning tricks can prove to be highly beneficial for you. A few household items can be used for giving the hard-surface, wood or vinyl floors some shine.
Baby Oil for Vinyl Floors– Add shine to your vinyl floors using baby oil. Add a couple of drops to an apple cider vinegar and water solution (one cup of vinegar to one gallon of hot water) and use a damp mop to clean.
Use Salt for Carpet Spills– For cleaning a spill on the carpet, you can sweep it up with a regular vacuum cleaner after sprinkling salt on it and letting it soak up the liquid.
Use Ice for taking Gum off– If you have got gum stuck on your hard-surface floor, freeze it with an ice cube. Then, gently chip away at the gum using a plastic scraper or old plastic card. The same method holds true for removing glue or adhesive.
Toothpaste Buffs Linoleum– a dab of white toothpaste can buff scuffs out of linoleum tiles or parquet floors.
Restore Dark Hardwood Floors using Tea Bags- Give your dark hardwood floors a lustrous shine using tea bags and boiling water. Steep six teabags in one quart of boiling water for a few minutes and let the mixture cool. Wring out a soft cloth in the tea and wipe it on your floors, or use the solution in a spray bottle, to restore your hardwood flooring.
Clean Grout using Lemon Juice and Shaving Cream– A great way to clean grout between floor tiles is by mixing shaving cream and lemon juice. Spray it on, let it soak for a few minutes, then scrub with an old toothbrush.
Use Walnuts for Wood Scratches– Rubbing shelled walnuts into hardwood floors can repair shallow scratches as the natural oils help to hide flaws. If you don’t have any nuts on hand, reach for your change jar—rubbing the scratch gently with the edge of a quarter, dabbing it with paste wax and buffing it with a soft cloth can also conceal the mark.
Hope, these tips prove to be beneficial for you.
For house cleaning services in Overland Park, contact Tidy Up Angels LLC on 913-642-2006. Some of our services include custom house cleaning, move in/move out cleaning and put on market cleaning. Tidy Up Angels has been providing residential cleaning service to the Overland Park area since 2008. Trusting someone to clean your home can be a little unnerving. If this is your first time hiring a cleaning company, we want you to know that you can relax with Tidy Up Angels. Our company is fully insured and bonded; safeguarding your most personal possessions. Honesty, integrity, and good work ethics are the back bone of our company. We aim to meet all your expectations and we hope to exceed them during each service.
I admit, I get caught up with the hustle and bustle of December. Wanting the Holidays to be beautiful and perfect in every way. If you are anything like me, each year you vow to make this holiday season more simple, more organized and less stressful. If you are hosting out of town guests or a holiday party, I have few holiday season tips.
Your holiday to-do list is probably endless…..am I right? Finding time to clean and what to clean is probably not as bad as you think. Begin with the simple things. A tidy home looks cleaner than a cluttered home. So without any cleaning at all, you can make a much better impression on guests if you take some time to grab a laundry basket and pick up all that stuff that belongs elsewhere. Holiday Cleaning Tip: Move from left to right around the room (do this when picking up and cleaning). This helps you to remember everything behind you is now considered a clean, clutter-free zone and everything ahead of you requires attention.
When you are ready to start cleaning, if you can, space it out over a few days and start in the most important, or difficult, room in your home. Prioritizing your room ensures you get the most meaningful rooms done first — so if you run out of time, you’ll still be ok.
The kitchen is usually the hub of the home so I usually start with the kitchen and spend the most time cleaning that room
- Clean range or stove top, surfaces, and grates.
- Clean out the refrigerator, making room for party foods
- clean and shine kitchen sink
- Wipe down all large and small appliances.
- Wipe down kitchen cabinets.
- Create space in the kitchen for holiday entertaining by filling a box with kitchen items you won’t be using and moving it elsewhere.
PREPARING GUEST BATHROOM FOR VISITORS
- Most importantly, make sure the entire bathroom is squeaky clean.
- Place a basket in the bathroom with little amenities your guests may have forgotten to pack, such as cotton swabs, toothpaste, a toothbrush, hairspray, ibuprofen and more. Even the most organized travelers will forget something. Stock shower with shampoo, conditioner, soap and a razor.
- Brighten up the bath with fresh flowers, scented soaps and holiday decor.
- Stock bath towels, washcloths and hand towels. I like to splurge on a few thick, 100 percent cotton towels (watch for clearance sales) in a color different from our regular towels, so we always have the “good” towels ready for guests.
- Fill a tub side bin with an assortment of sponges, bath salts, loofahs, bath brushes along with scented soaps and lotions to treat your guests to a spa-like experience.
- If space allows, provide guests with a basket or bin for stashing used towels and linens.
The holidays only come around once a year, cherish those around you, and give thanks for having loved ones near.
Remember, be flexible in your plans, life happens and unforeseen holiday challenges may arise. With a little planning though, your guests will enjoy your company, holiday home and meal. Keep the memories not the mess. And for all your Holiday pre and post cleaning remember us Tidy Up Angels for all your holiday cleaning needs. Tidy Up Angels in Overland Park at 913-642-2006