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It is hard to believe that summer is over and the children are all returning to school. Now is the time to be thinking about getting organized. With the new schedules beginning Parents and Kids are faced with many cleaning challenges. As the school bell rings, so does the alarm clocks and its time to get up and get going and be prepared. Over the next few weeks, We will be sharing some information and tips on helping prioritize your space and tips on everyday things we all may over look.

 

Cell Phones, iPad, Tablets, and  Laptops51o4p2OHnzL

These are things you don’t think about cleaning often. However, your cell phone has 300 times more bacteria than a school or office toilet handle!  Children, in particular, tend to pass their phones around multiple times every day. Many take it with them to the bathroom, Regular household cleaners and cloth or paper towels can wear away the anti-smudge coating on the screen and even leave little scratches in the glass. This gives germs a place to hide.

The best way to clean these items is with a homemade cleaner and disinfectant. Mix equal parts distilled water (don’t use tap or even filtered water, it contains minerals and will leave behind a residue.) and then add 70% isopropyl alcohol. Mix this in a small spray bottle and each night spritz a micro-fiber cloth and wipe these items down. Do not spray directly on the screens.  Be sure you buy the alcohol that states 70% on the label.

One last fact to get in the mood and habit of cleaning these items- Researchers found fecal matter on one in six phones! And you thought the nastiest part of your phone was paying the bill!Fart-reaction-665x385

 

 

 

Fun Cleaning Facts: DID YOU KNOW?

 

Domestic-Cleaning-ServiceWe know you’ve been waiting for it – but you can relax because the wait is finally over. Here are some cleaning facts we have collected for your enjoyment –

Let us know – how many of these did you already know? (And be honest!)

 

70% – 80% of dust particles in any given home are made up of dead skin cells. The other 20% includes outdoor particles coming inside, such as soil.funny-cleaning-quotes

Iceland is the cleanest country in the world.

Over six million people employ domestic cleaning help in Britain. It makes you wonder the number of domestic cleaners in London alone!

As well as a savior to the potato, tomato ketchup is a multitasking clean hero. It can bring back the shine to tarnished or corroded brass, and it can remove rust stains from fabrics.

Most kitchen sinks actually have more germs than the toilet, so next time you fancy licking the sink, opt for the toilet instead.

Alexander Cohn | Times Illustration xxxxxx: Dirty sponges and dirty kitchen sinks make toilets seem relatively clean. Monday, July 28, 2008.
Alexander Cohn | Times Illustration

Spraying a surface and immediately wiping it away will only do half a job. The majority of antibacterial cleaners are designed to be left on surfaces for 30-60 seconds before wiping them off.

And if you’ve run out of your antibacterial spray – lemons are a great disinfectant.

Another handy fruit to have around for cleaning emergencies is the banana – they can clean silver items and give leather shoes a good polish.

If you get chewing gum stains on your clothing, place a newspaper over the top and give it a quick iron

Some countries, including Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand, have a ritual house-cleaning the day before the New Year – similar to our ‘Spring Cleaning’.

The average woman cleans for 12, 896 hours in her lifetimethIELD3SXJ

And men clean an average of 6, 448 hours 

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Do you have any interesting cleaning facts of your own? Let us know! We would love to hear your cleaning tips and secrets. Contact us at Cleaningbybusybee@yahoo.com  813-922-8792