Friday, September 7, 2012

The best window cleaning products!

With fall around the corner, it's a good time to get some cleaning done.  We have fewer hours of daylight in the winter and we want to make sure we let every bit we can into our homes!  Clean windows will help you capture as much as possible. Since I have never heard anyone say "I love cleaning windows" let's eliminate some frustration and talk about the best cleaning products for the job.

The best window cleaning products

At the cleaning supplies place you can spend a lot of money on all kinds of special window cleaning detergents. And as expected, some work better than others.

Some people recommend vinegar in warm water. It's safe and cost effective but the biggest problem with vinegar: no bubbles. Suds make it easier to see any water marks that need wiping off. They also help to show areas that need more scrubbing because the bubbles separate more where there is a finger mark or some other dirt.  When using a squeegee, the suds are important to lubricate the rubber as it passes over the glass, making it a lot easier to turn the squeegee.

So what is the secret product of the professionals? It might just be under your kitchen sink, Palmolive.  In addition to the suds factor explained above, it's easy on the hands.

Now you know!  Grab your bucket of Palmolive suds, a few lint free cloths and squeegee and make those windows sparkle!

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Do you wash your hands correctly?

Flu season is upon us!  Please remember to WASH YOUR HANDS!

Face it. You touch A LOT of stuff!  Your hands are gross. Then you shake somebody's hand and pass those germs along.  Or worse yet for you, you reach into that bag of potato chips for a snack... and you lick your fingers.

Maybe someone taught you to sing a song (like the Alphabet song) when you were young to ensure you washed your hands long enough... but how you wash your hands matters too!

To really get rid of germs so please follow these 8 easy steps...
Then turn the water off with your elbow or a paper towel.  
Also use your paper towel to open the bathroom door.  No towels - just "sanitary" hand driers? Use your shirt to open the door or wait for someone else to open the door.

OK - so some of you are hand sanitizer freaks.  That is good in a pinch and all... but nothing beats a good scrubbing under the finger nails to get your hands truly clean.  I mean really, would you want your surgeon to just grab a squirt of hand sanitizer before doing your operation?

Be healthy everyone!