Cleaning Aftermath: Post-Renovation Disaster Management

The Cleaning Aftermath

If you’re having your apartment or house renovated then you really should start thinking about cleaning your place, post-renovation, which is when the real work begins! Builders and renovators are not professional cleaners. Thus, after they’re finished installing your new kitchen or fixing your bathroom, all that dust floats from room to room. It gets stuck on every surface, leaving no orifice behind! Unfortunately, for situations as heavy as this, a simple sweep or quick mop of the floor just won’t do.

The best solution is to invest in hiring seasoned, professional cleaners (like Maid Sailors), which will save you a lot of time, trouble, and potentially, injury. But, for those brave souls who choose to go it alone, we’ve drafted these tips on how to eradicate all of that dust and grime from your newly renovated living space!

Post-Renovation Disaster Management

  • Anticipate the storm. First off, there’s nothing like preparation and taking extra precautions to make sure dust doesn’t damage any of your electrical appliances or furniture. Do this by covering all your home items with plastic sheeting and/or bags and make sure they are well sealed with duct tape.Another very useful tip: keep windows open during renovations. This will allow a lot of dust and stray particles to venture out into the wild (versus settling in your living room). Most people don’t bother with preparation and begin the cleaning process after the builders have completed renovations. Don’t end up like most people. If you do a little preparation, you will avoid costly mistakes!
  • Dealing with floor dust. The last builder just walked out of your door and left you the delightful early Christmas present of a white, dusty floor. However, before you reach for that broom, think again! Sweeping dust usually means you’re just transporting it somewhere else, so why waste your precious time and energy? Sweeping is only a good idea if there are larger pieces of debris on the floor.First, in order to avoid suffocation, make sure the room is well ventilated. Next, use your vacuum cleaner to pick up the initial first-round of that stubborn dust. You’ll notice that after all of your cleaning and clearance efforts, there will still be some stubborn dust remnants. Finish the job by mopping your floor quickly, ultimately ridding your floors of that pesky dust. Extra credit goes to those who use a strong domestic cleaning product; while you’ll notice smudges on your floor at first, these will subside after a quick second coat.
  • Dealing with more dust. Now it’s important when cleaning to remember that builders’ dust doesn’t just limit itself to landing on your floor! It gets trapped on skirting boards, windowsills, shelves and just about any other surface in your living space. Ultimately, you can use a damp cloth. Pick it all up and really get into those tight corners.

Remember, if all of this sounds like too much work and you don’t have time to effectively prepare you can hire professional cleaners who will get the job done and leave your counters sparkling. In any case, remember that patience is paramount to a successful builder. If you rush it you won’t do a very good job. It’s important to be as thorough. After all, it is your home!

Clean Out Your Apartment, Not Your Wallet – Your Guide to Buying Cleaning Supplies

Money may not buy happiness, but one thing is clear: careful budgeting is one of the secrets to a happy family. Lots of the items available in stores today have a high cost; if you don’t plan carefully and truly assess your needs, you may be overpaying for fancy, shiny things you don’t need. You won’t be cleaning every day (if you plan on it, please contact Maid Sailors for employment opportunities), so your strategy should be as follows: invest in high-quality products that will serve as “necessities” which will ultimately preserve the hygiene of your living space.

We’re here to upgrade your cleaning kit on a tight budget; consider the following factors: What do you need? What can you do without? How big is your living space? Keep these in mind as you read through the following three thrifty tips (do you like what we did there?).

1. Plan at home to buy the things you actually need

While this sounds obvious, once you walk into Home Depot / Duane Reade / Walgreens / Wherever, you will be bombarded by colorful logos and advanced engineering. The cleaning products space is very competitive and many products exist – to make matters worse, many of these products are advertised as “necessary.” To ensure you don’t blow your rent, make a list of the things you need while you’re still at home. Brushes and brooms? Window cleaners? Sponges and rags? While you’re in the shop, religiously stick to buying these items only. Also, remember to google quickly for discounts and special offers – these products are generally occupying space at various hardware and department stores and owners will often provide valuable discounts in order to clear shelf space. Here are some further tips for common household cleaning items:

  • Sponges and wipes: buy reusable only; non-reusable products will require you to do lots of shopping every week (which will make your salary disappear)
  • Buckets: Buy 1 or 2 max
  • Brushes: Buy 1 or 2 max

2. Buy in bulk

Cleaning isn’t like online dating – it requires dedication and it’s a task you’re married to for life (as depressing as that may sound). Thus, keep in mind that it’s always cheaper to buy in bulk now than it will be to make the same smaller purchase multiple times down the road. Ultimately, if you buy in bulk, you’ll save money. Determine which common items you’ll be “running out of” over the next few weeks/months (e.g. detergent, wipes, soap, paper towels). Instead of buying smaller bottles, look for larger ones and see if they’re less expensive per unit of volume. Not only will you save money on a per unit basis, you’ll eventually reduce waste – a win/win situation for both your wallet and Planet Earth.

Lastly, always keep in mind the lessons of tip 1. If there is something you don’t need, don’t buy it just because they offer bigger quantities of that product at your local store. It’s also a good idea to compare prices in different shops for larger quantities (e.g. if you know you’re going to be making big purchases, may be worth it to make the trip to Costco after all).

3. Remain eco-friendly

It’s been known for years that commercial products are fraught with all sorts of chemicals that put our health at risk and pollute the environment. Even though many companies try to hide the dangerous substances they use to make their products, it’s obvious you need to be wary of the cleaning solutions you purchase: harmful ingredients in these products can trigger many health problems such as lung diseases, skin problems, eye problems and even cancer.

Alternatively, “green cleaning” is safer, more affordable and ultimately a long-term money-saver (especially when long-term health risks are in the picture); from our perspective, eco-friendly products are a necessity if you have children, multiple roommates, and/or pets.

Some examples of cheap, effective and natural products are as follows: salt, lemon juice, white vinegar and baking soda. While that list may surprise you, remember that these natural products are just as effective as every-day chemical cleaners – for heavy duty cleaning, make sure to call a professional (like Maid Sailors). Further, if you want to get creative (on a budget), feel free to google for cleaning recipes that will help you prepare the right cleaning solution using the aforementioned natural ingredients. A small investment of time = large savings of cash.

Cleaning The Doorknobs

Doorknobs are one of the most highly contacted surfaces in your home, and we don’t often think to clean them on a regular basis. Wipe down a doorknob and you may be surprised by the amount of dirt that comes off of it. Bacteria aside, the oils on our hands accumulate over time on these small surfaces, attracting even more grime and foreign particles. With flu season coming up, it is important that you maintain clean doorknobs for your home!

How to clean your doorknobs

For a natural, non-toxic cleaning solution, spray the surface with vinegar and wipe dry with a clean cloth. There are products that will help remove odors, such as baking soda. Check the particular method to be sure that it does not damage the surface. Baking soda is slightly abrasive and should not be used on pieces that scratch or wear easily. If safe, baking can be added to a soap and water mixture.

There are disinfectant wipes that are quick and easy to clean with. Some common brands are Lysol and Clorox wipes. Simply wipe them over the surface of the doorknob and allow it to dry.

Focus on the knobs and handles that get the most action throughout the day: the front door, bathroom doors, refrigerator doors, microwave doors, even the little knobs on your kitchen cupboard doors.

While you’re at it, don’t forget other often-overlooked areas as well, like your light switches, remotes, and computer mouse and keyboard.

Fun Fact

A lesser-known fact is that certain metals, such as brass, actually sterilize themselves after a certain period of time, making them ideal materials for surfaces like doorknobs (It’s called the oligodynamic effect). Brass doorknobs disinfect themselves in about eight hours, while stainless steel and aluminum knobs never do. Unvarnished brass doorknobs, therefore, tend to be more sanitary than stainless or aluminum doorknobs. The effect is important in hospitals, and useful in any building where there is a lot of traffic.

Roommates You Don’t Know You Have (Until Now)

Whether you’ve been living in your studio / 2-bedroom apartment / multi-bedroom house for a while or the movers just pulled away from your street, here’s some bad news: you have roommates you don’t know about.

They are shamelessly snickering and hooting while you’re rolling out of bed (after hitting that snooze button twice), struggling to cook “Quaker Quick Oats” (saving money on breakfast means you can hit up Chipotle for lunch AND get guacamole, nah mean?) and/or pleading helplessly with your children to get in the car.

Moreover, these roommates are not helpful; they will not shine the counter-tops, rinse the dishes or disinfect the bathroom while you’re out. Instead, they will (continue to) party very, very hard, engage in unspeakable acts all over your sacred living space and sadly, won’t be showing any signs of slowing down upon your return.

Amongst amateurs, these infidels will remain dominant. They will effectively conduct guerrilla warfare by hiding in the hills and crevices of your bedroom(s), bathroom(s) and kitchen(s), striking opportunistically. While you may venture into a Duane Reade once a month, purchase some “Wet Wipes” and cause your tenacious tenants some slight distress, they will ultimately overcome your anemic assaults and continue to fester within your homeland (read: near your kids/pets / you).

The Good News

With proper, professional assistance, you can win this war in nuclear fashion. An experienced and well-equipped service (Maid Sailors) will arrive at war with an arsenal appropriate for fully sanitizing every major chamber of your home. Thereby eradicating your unwelcome guests. You don’t need to buy supplies beforehand and you certainly won’t need to store anything afterward. Maid Sailors come equipped with what amounts to a mini-Rite Aid in their duffel bags, allowing them to effectively and efficiently sterilize every square inch of your habitat.

So, exactly who are these roommates? The researchers at Maid Sailors have profiled two prominent squatters that are probably reading this article alongside you right now. (Pro-tip: if you book your cleaning now, you can probably finish reading this at a Starbuck’s while your home is secured in the meantime.)

1. Donnie the Dust Mite

Last check-in: Your bed (jumping), sheets (lounging) and pillows (napping real quick).

Hobbies: Donnie doesn’t bite but you might be allergic to him. If so, he’ll be busy posting statuses on your laptop (while you’re away) about how he made you sneeze, gave you a stuffy nose and made you cry (that itchiness of the eyes, tho).

Relationship status: Donnie isn’t a player, but he interacts a lot (if you know what I mean). Normally, Donnie might only be around for 20 days. But if he links up with his main chick (Diane the Dust Mite), she can live up to 70 days and lay 60–100 eggs during the last month of her life.

Fun-fact: Donnie is a real “sneakerhead.” He has eight legs, which means he has to buy 4 pairs of Jordans in order to remain the envy of his other microscopic friends.

Eviction solution: A professional can evict Donnie by thoroughly washing and drying your bedding (sheets, pillowcases, comforters, etc.) and exhaustively vacuuming your floors and carpets; additionally, these vacuums should have “high-efficiency particle air filters (HEPA)”, which will collect Donnie’s waste and his girl’s eggs.

2. Elizabeth Coli (Elizabeth often goes by “E. coli”)

Last check-in: As the Notorious B.I.G. line goes, “…she be sittin’ in your kitchen, waiting to start hittin’.” Your sink (her personal pool), food-ridden dishes (her beach chairs), cutting board (doing pilates) and countertop (tanning, obvi).

Hobbies: This chick can be a femme fatale as they come. If you’re not careful, she’ll make you anxious, have you sitting on a toilet seat for hours. And literally make you sick to your stomach.

Relationship status: Like Kanye West, Liz loves herself more than she can ever love another being. She will clone herself multiple times and her appetite (for herself) is sadly insatiable; within a 12 hour period, there can potentially be up to 17 million versions of Liz. Maybe having an all-out lovefest in your kitchen.

Fun-fact: This single-celled Cinderella is quite the social butterfly. In addition to her common hangouts, she’ll also be attending happy hours in your blender. And rubbing shoulders with other microbial bad girls in a litany of additional kitchen appliances.

Eviction solution: Having a professional conduct a thorough sanitary-onslaught on both your bathroom and kitchen will do the trick. A Maid Sailor will have the time and tools to disinfect your cutting boards, countertops, dishes, utensils and table surfaces. In the bathroom, anti-bacterial soaps and wipes will be used to cleanse your toilet, floors, tubs and even the handles.

A Clean Carpet Is A Happy Carpet

Carpets can make you look classy or careless. At first, a carpet is a great addition to any home – they please the eyes and serve as a protective layer for your naked, vulnerable floor. In order to remain appealing and effective, carpets require regular maintenance. Without regular cleaning, carpets can accumulate dust, allergens and other (potentially) lethal antigens.

Don’t be fooled by appearances – the things you cannot see will be responsible for your downfall. Of course, if you want to save yourself the hassle of cleaning, you can call Maid Sailors and we’ll take care of business. If you’re interested in taking your cleaning skills to the next level, then just follow these simple steps to remove tough stains and lingering odors from your (once) magical carpets.


1. Vacuuming

Vacuuming is like cardiovascular exercise – a monotonous activity that must become a regular part of your not-so-monotonous life. Maid Sailors recommends vacuuming once-a-week in order to prevent any dirt and/or dust build-ups. Keep in mind, more frequent vacuuming will prolong the life of your carpet.

  • Pro-tip: Divide the floor into quadrants and address your carpet quadrant-by-quadrant. Use a crisscross pattern and overlapping strokes to vacuum extremely soiled areas of the carpet. This is an extremely effective strategy.

2. Test Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Prior to using any detergent or cleaning solutions on your carpet, test a small amount of the product on a small patch to ensure that the fabric does not get discolored or damaged. Many cleaning agencies use the “patch test method” to analyze whether the cleaning products will discolor the rug.

3. Spotting Stains

Remember that one time you let your friend “crash at your place for a few days” and he (or she) turned into a permanent roommate? Not surprisingly, unwanted stains behave in a physically similar manner. Temporary stains are working non-stop to achieve permanent status – it is your job to make sure this never happens.

First, blot the area and remove as much spillage as possible. If handy, use wet wipes for an initial removal of the stain. Alternatively, a mix of water and diluted dishwashing detergent can also be used to treat the stain. After blotting, let the carpet dry naturally or use a hair dryer if you’re in a rush.

4. Reinstating Your Carpet

Imagine if you were sleeping and one of your enemies broke into your 1-bedroom apartment and dropped an anvil on your stomach. Now, imagine if that anvil remained on your abdomen for six months before one of your friends decided to check-in on you and finally removed it. Carpets experience this painful scenario on a regular basis. Furniture, radiators, statues and other heavy objects are fixated on them for years at a time.

In order to remove these “deep depressions”, utilize a steam iron. Bring it real close to the carpet without having it touch (the iron may harm the fibers) and start steaming. You can then raise the depressed fibers by using the edge of a spoon.

5. Natural Products

Using natural products to clean your carpet is not only fun, but also effective. Here’s a list of natural solutions for common problems.

  • Club soda to remove fresh coffee stains
  • Salt to remove dirt and other fresh stains
  • Baking soda to remove lingering odors

Concluding Thoughts

In addition to your do-it-yourself cleaning regimen, you should get your carpets cleaned professionally at least two times per year. Keep in mind, a professional carpet cleaning is cheaper than a new carpet purchase.

Cleaning Your Home with Hydrogen Peroxide

What are a few uses for hydrogen peroxide?

Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the most common household items that you may have in your home. You can usually find a bottle of hydrogen peroxide underneath your kitchen sink or in your first aid kit box.

Hydrogen peroxide is an effective antibiotic which helps to kill small bacteria around small wounds or cuts. Hydrogen peroxide has many uses besides this as it is an all natural cleaner. Here a few different items that we can clean with hydrogen peroxide.

Different Kitchen Cleaning Uses

Hydrogen peroxide for your home or apartment should be used at 3% concentration. You can also mix some hydrogen peroxide with some warm water and put it in a plastic spray bottle.

One of the first items that you should clean is your wooden chopping board. Your wooden chopping board is one of the dirtiest kitchen utensils you might have and it is one that can breed a lot of germs and bacteria. It is imperative to wash it with hydrogen peroxide and you can also mix a little bit of white vinegar to reach down to the cut ridges.

The fruits and vegetables that we buy from the marketplace come from different parts of the world and you might not know what pesticides the farmers used. You should take your fresh vegetables and clean them by soaking them in a bowl of warm water with hydrogen peroxide.

The sponges and washcloths that you have in your kitchen are also very dirty and can harbor lots of germs if not thoroughly cleaned. Use a little bit of hydrogen peroxide in warm water then soak them for 15 minutes. Once they have been fully soaked, you can rinse them and put them outside to dry. Your sponges and washcloths will now be much cleaner. You should try to do this once every 2 months.

Stain Fighting Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is also a very effective stain fighter. If you have ever spilled red wine on your carpet then you know how hard this is to remove. You can easily clean this red wine spill with hydrogen peroxide and some liquid detergent. Mix in a bowl one cup of hydrogen peroxide and 2 tablespoons of liquid detergent. You can use either tide or any other generic brand. Once you mixed them, grab a towel and blot the red wine stain. Let this dry and this should remove all the traces of red wine.

Hydrogen peroxide can also act as bleach, as it is colorless. It is effective in the cleaning of blood stains and also leaves your clothes brighter than they were before. Pour it directly over the blood stain and then let it soak for a few minutes. Then, rinse your clothing in cold water. Remember, as bleach, it might cause some discoloration in some colored clothes. Sweat stained armpits can also be cleaned using hydrogen peroxide where it reacts with the yellowing that is found in the clothes.

Hydrogen peroxide is also very useful in whitening of the nails especially after performing some household chores that causes them to be discolored.

Cold Fighting Peroxide

Another study has also indicated that the hydrogen peroxide can be used to clear common colds. You do this by putting little drops of hydrogen peroxide in your ears every morning. This might sound strange but it is a truth. One of the most important uses of the compound is by using it as a mouthwash, though you need to be very careful not to swallow it. It kills germs and prevents tooth decay. It is also known to whiten teeth and make your teeth brighter. This is a much cheaper alternative, compared to Crest whitening strips.

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean almost everything in the house and the good thing is that it is very cheap in the stores.

What do you use peroxide for around your house? Drop us a comment and let us know below!

How To Clean Your Mattress

Did you know your mattress is one of the most frequently used pieces of furniture in your home? Hopefully, you spend 7-8 hours in your bed every night sleeping, not watching Netflix. Now think about this, the average human spends a third of their life laying skin-to-fiber on this plush, rectangular prism without ever cleaning it. When was the last time you cleaned your mattress?

Imagine that your kitchen table had sweat, grime, dirt, skin cells, or, worst of all, insects? Would you eat on it? Would you mind, at least, sleeping on it? Sadly, unless you’re getting your bed cleaned right now, your ignored mattress is basically a large, king-sized sponge for human refuse and microscopic bugs.

You probably cannot afford to do this on a regular basis. A more realistic approach is to clean on a regular basis. Because no one probably ever taught you how to clean a mattress (since no one ever does), here is a helpful guide to cleaning up that nasty thing you use (on a regular basis).

Dusting and Eliminating Dirt

Tools: Vacuum (with upholstery attachment)

Your vacuum should have an upholstery attachment: a whiskered little fellow that can suck dust and other gunk right through the nozzle. Give all the sides and surfaces of your mattress a good swipe; give the box spring under the mattress a run as well. This should address dust, dirt and microscopic pests.


  • Baking soda
  • Essential Oils
  • White vinegar (optional)

There are chemical cleaners made to clean and deodorize mattresses – avoid these for now. Many are potentially unappealing given their heavy reliance on strong chemicals and can potentially be carcinogenic. For a more practical approach, mix a few spoonfuls of baking soda with a few drops of essential oils (lavender is a soothing option). Sift the mixture directly onto your, now, dust-free mattress. Leave it on for a few hours (or until you notice that the scent has been absorbed) and then vacuum your mattress to remove any excess solution. Next, lightly spray the mattress with white vinegar for ultra-deodorizing power.

Removing Stains and Spots

  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Hydogen Peroxide

If you find a strange color on your mattress (or really, any color on your mattress that wasn’t originally there when you unboxed it), spot-clean the area with a natural paste of one-part salt, two-parts baking soda, and three-parts water. Let the mixture soak for a few minutes, then rinse it off with a damp cloth and pat it dry. Water is essential to the cleaning process, but do not let it soak into the mattress for too long (mold loves water).

Cleaning Latex

  • Dish soap
  • Water

While latex is engineered to remain clean and bacteria-free, it may still need occasional cleaning. Rub a natural dish soap mixed with water onto the mattress; afterward, pat it dry.

Cleaning Memory Foam

  • Dryer
  • Fan

Cleaning memory foam can be a little trickier since it absorbs and retains water too well.  While applying a cleaning solution, try not to soak it, or it will take longer to dry.  Instead, make sure to just spot treat problem areas and dry them completely with a hairdryer or mini-fan.

Using A Protector

  • Wallet

The best healthcare is preventative healthcare; to keep your mattress clean, prevent it from getting dirty in the first place. You cannot stop yourself from sweating at night or shedding skin cells (unless you sleep in a hazmat suit), so you should invest in a good mattress protector, like a plastic lining for children and a waterproof, stain-proof, and bed bug-proof pad for you. One added benefit of doing so is that the protector can also soften your bed! Last option will be to throw out your mattress.

Cleaning With Toothpaste

Despite what the name implies, toothpaste does far more than work wonders for your smile. You can actually use a little toothpaste in place of quite an array of household products.

How is this possible? The combination of a mild abrasive, a surfactant (detergent) , and antibacterial agents makes toothpaste a potent stain fighter providing incredible cleaning power. We recommend sticking with standard white toothpaste, not gel and steer clear of formulas designed for tartar control and whitening. Most gel tubes of toothpaste do not contain surfactants or abrasives to do the dirty work, whereas, tartar control and whitening tubes of toothpaste contain abrasives and chemicals not suitable for most cleaning projects.


  • USE: White Toothpaste
  • DO NOT USE: Gel Toothpaste

As an intelligent reader and savvy consumer, you probably want to know why someone would clean with toothpaste in the first place? The answer is that some people like to do weird things ― like juggling fire, eating kale, sleeping in oxygen chambers and cleaning with toothpaste.

So, before you throw the tube away because you can’t seem to squeeze out anymore paste, think about using a little bit for various cleaning tasks.

Here are a few ways you can get your toothpaste working extra hard for you:

Cell Phone Screens

Unprotected cell phones screens become scratched over time. Lightly rub the screen with a touch of paste and your finger. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry.


You can clean chrome fixtures, the bathroom sink and shower doors by scrubbing a little on the surfaces with a cloth.

Tarnished Silverware

Put a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth, rub it onto the tarnish, then rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.

Shoes or Fresh Kicks

A little goes a long way when it comes to removing scuffs from leather shoes. Just squirt a dab on the scuffed area and rub with a soft cloth. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. The leather will look like new.


The dings and scratches sustained by headlight glass defuse the light and makes it harder to see. Eliminate this haze by thoroughly cleaning the headlight, then rubbing in a glob of it. Follow up with a good buffing to even out the glass, either by hand or with the buffer on an electric drill.

Carpet Stains

Squeeze some directly onto the carpet stain and scrub it with a toothbrush. Then rinse and repeat the process until the stain disappears. Not much different than brushing your teeth, is it?


Put a little bit on an old toothbrush and use it to make your diamond ring sparkle instead of your teeth. Clean off the residue with a damp cloth.

Steam Iron

Mineral deposits can stain an iron’s soleplate. Apply a dab of it and work it into the plate. Use a clean cloth to remove residue.

3 Things She’ll Do After You Get Your Apartment Professionally Cleaned

Hopefully, this memo will push your man, partner, significant other, or friend with benefits to start getting regular cleanings from a premium service like Maid Sailors. Fellas, read very closely. if you happen to cohabitate with a special someone, getting a regular cleaning may have explosive knock-on effects that would not happen otherwise. It’s scientifically proven.

Many studies have been done in relation to having a clean apartment. Your relationship is literally on the line. Here at Maid Sailors, we recruited a few PhD-level researchers to investigate the most probable outcomes and have summarized them into the top 3.

Here are three things she’ll do after you get your apartment professionally cleaned:

She Will Invite Her Friends Over

Are your roommates always asking you to bring her friends over? If you have suitemates, get your holiday wish-list ready because they’ll owe you big time. Remember that birthday pre-game your girlfriend’s BFF was planning? Now that your apartment is clean your place has been unanimously elected as the go-to destination. She’ll invite her friends over all the time.

It also allows you to play matchmaker for your crew of eligible bachelors. If you’re single, it allows you to play. And once you’re done, the clean-up is easy.

She Will Use Your Kitchen

She won’t cook for you huh? Maybe it’s because your kitchen needs a good deep clean. A cleaning service that sanitizes your table-tops, addresses your appliances and sterilizes your sink will make your kitchen an actionable asset.  Don’t let cleaning drain you by taking the best multivitamins for women. If you’re a cook, you already understand the value of a well-kept kitchen and know how long it can take to properly clean. Cleaners can efficiently get you to the finish line. Then you can spend your time collecting recipes and cooking 5-star meals with your newfound kitchen-buddy.

If your cooking experience is limited to unwrapping orders, an immaculate kitchen will ignite a spark in your girl’s chest-cabinet. She’ll probably demonstrate her skills then and there. Or at least make a Thursday night out of it. In the likely event that you’re both super busy and never cook, there’s no better inspiration than a clean kitchen.

She Will Be More Adventurous

Want your lady to be more adventurous with you? She will once you get your place cleaned. Women don’t like dirty places, especially when you are doing the dirty. The floor, the bathroom, the shower, the basement, etc. are all viable options for adventure in a relationship. But only when they’re clean. A cleaning service will address your pad in its entirety.

Old Spice deodorant, Axe body spray and even the tasting menu at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park will be no match for the swag permeating the air in a Febreze-like fashion. An unblemished living space will offer a comfortable, safe environment that will facilitate positive emotions. Have you been fighting recently? Frequent eruptions? Before you try couple’s therapy, have a different professional come by and tidy up your pad. You’ll be surprised at how far-reaching the effects can be.


*Disclaimer: This is meant to be gender neutral. Your man/partner/significant other /weekend friend may not actually do any of these things. (Maid Sailors reserves the right to continue claiming they will).

How to Make Your Own Homemade Upholstery Cleaner

How to Clean Your Upholstery

Unnatural, chemical-based cleansers often contain toxic and hazardous chemicals, dangerous to both their user and the environment. Millennials, environmentally conscious consumers and those with sensitivities to toxic chemicals are turning back to less-harmful cleaning products. Below we will describe how to make your own natural upholstery cleaner when your upholstered furniture gets stained.

To make your own homemade upholstery stain cleaner you can use nothing more than a combination of soap, vinegar, and water. The recipe is:

  • 1/2 tablespoon of natural liquid soap
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup warm water

Combine all three in a spray bottle and shake to combine the ingredients. Mist the soiled area lightly with the spray bottle, then scrub the area in a circular motion with a soft cloth. Reapply as necessary, until the stained area becomes clean. Moisten your cloth with clean, warm water and repeat the scrubbing motion to remove excess soap. You can finish off by blotting the damp area with a dry cloth. In order to avoid discoloration of visible areas of the fabric, it is absolutely vital that you test it out first on a part of the furniture that is out of sight.

It doesn’t always work, but it can still be quite effective. If your natural homemade cleaner does not work, you may need to consider purchasing an upholstery cleaning product or contact a professional cleaner.

Here is also a video on DIY furniture cleaner.