Back To School Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Back To School Cleaning Tips and Tricks

It’s back to school time once again, a time many busy parents use to catch up on some much-needed cleaning that can be hard to accomplish in a full house. As a preferred cleaning service in Kansas City, we have pinpointed some of the most common areas in which parents can get behind. Here is our back to school cleaning tips to see how you can get your home back in order after a long summer.

Go Through Outgrown Clothes

You’ve probably already gone school clothes shopping. Now, their closets and drawers contain both the new and the old. Sit down with the kids and examine every article of clothing they own. If it’s something they have outgrown or never wear, throw it out. It’s likely you could also cut back in your own closet. You’ll cut back on laundry and save storage space for clothes that actually get used regularly.

Establish a Shoe Station

As the season progresses, Kansas City residents can count on rain, ice, snow, and more. It’s inevitable that dirt, mud, and other residues will cling to the shoes of everyone in the home. Take 30 minutes to establish a shoe station on the front and/or back porch where shoes are to be removed. You can even get creative and place a sign at your shoe station(s).

PRO TIP: If you have hardwood floors, lay a rug in your shoe station to catch dirt before it makes contact with the wood floor.

Designate Chore-Time and Make It Fun

You’d be surprised at how willing the kids will be to join in at chore time when you make it fun. First, designate a time during which everyone will participate. This establishes a routine and gives everyone a better sense of overall organization and structure. Try making a list of everything that needs to be done. Write each chore on a piece of paper, slip it in a hat, and have participants draw chores. It’s always more fun when you play upbeat music in the background.

Soak After Dinner

Nobody wants to waste their time scraping dried cheese, sauce, and other residues as they clean up after dinner. You’re full, and you’re probably ready to sit down and relax! Before dinner is served, fill up the sink with hot, soapy water. Have everyone rinse their plate and put it in the sink to soak when they’re done eating. It’s a small step that only takes a minute or two that can save even more time and energy later.

Small Steps Go a Long Way

Most of the tips listed here don’t require much of your time or effort. However, they all make life easier and are simple to get the whole family involved in. With everyone working as one, you can enjoy a school year with a home that’s easy to keep in proper working order.

Schedules are busy though, and most of us could always use an occasional boost in keeping their home presentable. Using our cleaning service in Kansas City, you can count on our skilled staff to take care of any loose ends throughout the week. Call us today to our teams of professional cleaners are ready to take care of the hard work for you. Book a clean today and leave the rest up to us – Treat yourself and your home! 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. Let us know how we can help with your house cleaning services in Overland Park and how we can help you – contact Tidy Up Angels LLC at 913-642-2006.

July Cleaning Checklist

July Cleaning Checklist

Maintain your garage door

  • Check to make sure that your garage door is properly balanced, and the coils are lubricated. Replace the batteries in your garage door opener.

Clean Deck

  • Clean and repair your deck as needed during this time. Leaving a deck uncleaned can serve as an invitation for pests and bugs to begin living in its wood.

Check Ductwork for leaks

  • Assuming your air conditioner is up and running, go to the ductwork so you can visually inspect to see if there are any leaks.

Fix Clogged Sinks

  • Have a clogged sink? Make sure that your plumbing is taken care of by de-clogging sinks easily.

Ready your home for vacation

  • July is the month of summer trips and vacations. Make sure your home is ready for vacation by prepping it before you go using these tips.

What about those summer chores?

What about those summer chores?

You know all about spring cleaning, but what about those summer chores?

Summer is for outdoor recreation, cocktails on patios, scenic dog walks, waiting in unreasonably long lines for ice cream, crashing pools and catching free music in urban parks. Summer is for camping, fireworks, BBQs and sunburns. Summer is for watermelon, salt water and road trips.

Summer’s not for cleaning, but summer is for maintaining! Summer happens fast. There are dandelions, pollen, ants and crazy thunderstorms that strike with little warning. There is still lots to clean during the summer, especially when you’re out of town for long stretches of time. Your house isn’t going to keep itself up. You’ll still have to put in minimal effort to ensure you’re not totally overwhelmed once your tan fades and the days grow shorter and it’s time for your annual fall cleaning.

The more you maintain during the summer months, the less tedious the next seasonal deep clean will be.

Kitchen summer cleaning
Clean your microwave monthly.
Clean out your fridge and freezer weekly.
Wipe out shelves, drawers and handles.
Clean out and organize your pantry monthly.
Disinfect high-touch areas weekly.
This includes cabinet handles, light switches, sink faucets and countertops.
Wipe down countertops daily with a multipurpose cleaner or a DIY solution.
Clean out your garbage disposal monthly.
Toss a few ice cubes and fresh lemon peels down the drain and let ’er rip.
Sweep, dry mop and/or vacuum the floors weekly.
Clean your kitchen blinds monthly.
Wash the windows monthly.
Wash the trash and recycling receptacles monthly.
Clean your dishwasher by running it on an empty cycle with Cascade Dishwasher Cleaner monthly.

Time-saving tips for summer cleaning
Keep your drains (and especially your garbage disposal!) mold and bacteria free during the warm weather months by pouring some boiling water down them, followed by a dollop of baking soda and dash of white vinegar. Finish with more boiling water to flush.

Dry brush outdoor couch cushions (or hit them with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment) to remove pollen and pet hair before hosting company.

Clean and reverse your ceiling fan blades each summer, so they’re not just aimlessly swirling dirt and pollen around in your home. By reversing the blades to turn counterclockwise, the fan will push cold air, rather than warm air, downward.

Invest in a few inexpensive brooms and dustpans to stash on each porch, patio or deck. These are handy for spot cleaning all your window treatments, screens, railings, ceilings, window boxes, etc.

Buy a new summer shower curtain liner, and pretreat it by running it through the washing machine on the cold, gentle setting with ¼ cup of white vinegar. This will prevent mold and mildew from forming on the shower liner during the warmer, more humid months.

Give your gas grill an exfoliating spa treatment in between uses to keep the grates fresh.

Just turn it on high, and let the grates get hot (or use this technique when you’re done cooking, while the grill is still hot).

Hold a cut lemon with long-handled tongs, or stick it on the end of a long-handled fork (either way, be careful!).

Dip the lemon into a bowl of salt and then rub it across the grates from front to back. The lemon’s acid will cut grease, while the salt is a scrubbing agent.

Crush grass stains by pretreating them with a DIY solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water. Let the solution sit for 5 minutes before machine washing stained items with an enzyme detergent on the hot setting.

Your free time is precious. For an extra hand around the home to help with all your spring cleaning – our teams of professional cleaners are ready to take care of the hard work for you. Book a clean today and leave the rest up to us – Treat yourself and your home! 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. Let us know how we can help with your house cleaning services in Overland Park and how we can help you – contact Tidy Up Angels LLC at 913-642-2006.

Summer Cleaning Chore Checklist

Summer Cleaning Chore Checklist

Summer’s almost here in Kansas City – vacations season is almost here. However, busy families don’t have much time for home chores these months. For that reason, it’s important to keep tabs on some important areas in the Summer Cleaning Chore Checklist listed below:

Basic Cleaning Areas

  • Dust all surfaces
  • Dust corners and edges
  • Vacuum edges
  • Vacuum all floors
  • Wash all baseboard
  • Wash all floors
  • Wipe switches and door knobs
  • Clean appliances
  • Wash bathroom counters, scrub toilets, tubs and showers
  • Spot clean walls
  • Wash vents
  • Oil furniture
  • Deep Cleaning Extras
  • Clean under appliances
  • Wipe ceiling fans and lights
  • Dust door tops
  • Wash doors
  • Clean carpets
  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum lampshades

USING A HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE IN OVERLAND PARK AND KANSAS CITY
If you do choose to hire a professional cleaning service, it’s vital to find someone with a reputation for dependability. Tidy Up Angels is a reliable house cleaning service for Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village residents that can be counted on to provide exceptional quality service.

Tidy Up Angels offers a variety of services to suit the different needs and budgets of their customers. Whether it’s to set up a one-time cleaning service or to schedule recurring weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleanings, you can contact them and discuss your personal cleaning needs. We’ll help you find the package that will work best for your lifestyle and schedule. With a qualified cleaning service taking care of deep cleaning your property before your move, you’ll be able to lower your stress level and reap the benefits of having a turnkey ready home. Let us know how we can help with your house cleaning services in Overland Park, Leawood, Prairie Village and how we can help you – contact Tidy Up Angels LLC at 913-642-2006.

Kitchen Cleaning Services

Kitchen Cleaning Services

Any home cook or large family knows that the kitchen gets dirty faster than any other room in the house. Cooking one big meal often means a long night of cleaning after enjoying the fruits of your hard work.

This high-traffic area of your home requires special attention, which a professional kitchen cleaning service can provide. Molly Maid housekeepers thoroughly clean your kitchen to remove all dirt, debris and grime that may have been left behind.

  • Dusting
  • Table and chair cleaning
  • Appliance surface cleaning
  • Vacuuming
  • Stove drip pan, burner gate and control knob cleaning
  • Mopping
  • Microwave cleaning
  • Cupboard knobs
  • Countertop cleaning
  • Cupboard and knob cleaning

Your kitchen will be left professionally cleaned and smelling fresh. Our team even empties your trash cans and straightens the chairs as a final touch. Throughout the entire process, we ensure breakable items are treated with care and we take all your personal cleaning preferences into account.

Professional House Cleaning You Can Trust

These are just some of the tips we have for keeping a kitchen clean and smelling fresh.

House Cleaning Help When You Need It

Your free time is precious. For an extra hand in the kitchen – and around the house our teams of professional cleaners are ready to take care of the hard work for you. Book a clean today and leave the rest up to us – Treat yourself and your home! 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. Let us know how we can help with your house cleaning services in Overland Park and how we can help you – contact Tidy Up Angels LLC at 913-642-2006.

End of Summer Cleaning

End of Summer Cleaning

The end of summer usually means warm temperatures and, therefore, running the air conditioning a bit more than usual. It also means we’re just a few months away from crisper air and possibly running the heater. Now is the perfect time to cross a few healthy home maintenance to-dos off your list to make sure the air is circulating properly and everything is in tip-top shape.

1. Change Air Conditioning Filters
Plus, changing your filter at the start of every season helps protect and maintain your system.

2. Review Hot Water Heater Settings
Set hot water heaters at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below to avoid potential scalding.

3. Clean The Stove
Over time, grease can build up around the stove, increasing the chances of a fire.

4. Look For Cracks
Inspect the floor, walls and foundation of the home for cracks. Jot them down on your home to-do list, and fix them before they lead to deterioration and wood rot.

5. Check Weatherproofing
Sometimes it’s rubber which loses shape or sometimes wood doors and windows expand and contract. Check to see what kind of shape it’s in and replace it before it rains.

Treat yourself and your home! 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. Let us know how we can help with your house cleaning services in Overland Park and how we can help you – contact Tidy Up Angels LLC at 913-642-2006.