Mary Findley is a veteran cleaning expert and owner of Mary Moppins. Mary’s goal is to teach you speed cleaning tricks and have you join her Greener Cleaner team by subscribing to her blog, signing up for her newsletter at www.goclean.com and by reading her book "The Complete Idiots Guide to Green Cleaning" available everywhere. Mary’s line of specially designed cleaning tools are eco-friendly yet industrial strength to give you the cleaning power you need to clean quickly and thoroughly.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
How to Clean the Living Room, Dining Room and Bedroom
The past four or five monthly blogs cover cleaning the kitchen, bathroom, floors and general cleaning. The final segment of this tour de home centers around the living room or den, dining room and bedroom. When I offer a suggestion to clean a certain way, adapt my method to suit your style of cleaning. Don’t forget to
view my video to learn about 2 handed cleaning. Click on ‘Watch Mary’s How to
video’ from the right side column of my website www.goclean.com.
Here are the basics to clean any living area.
first. Grab one of Mary’s 100% cotton Baby Diaper Cloths baby diaper cloth in each hand and spritz it with diluted WoodCare. Use Wood Care full strength if this is the first time applying it. Wood must
be deep conditioned to prevent drying and cracking. Then use Wood Care full
strength once a year but inbetween times, dilute it five parts water toone part Wood Care for weekly cleanings.
If you have
glass coffee tables, stereo fronts or other glass surfaces, spritz a second
Baby diaper cloth with Mary’s Benya , a streak free concentrated window cleaner.
This one 32 ounce bottle makes 40 quarts or 10 gallons of the best window
cleaner. It's great for black faced appliances and knocks out film on inside car windows.
Just as you do
for every room, start dusting from the left of the room working your way clockwise around
the room ending with any furniture in the middle. Dust wall hangings first then
furniture or other items below the hangings. Use both hands to dust as I teach
in my video on cleaning kitchens.
As you dust,
pull furniture two feet away from the wall. Next grab a lightly dampened terry
towel and place over Mary’s Mop Head to dust the baseboards. You may need to
clothespin the towel so it won’t pull off when rubbing against the carpet. This
is not necessary on hard floor surfaces but carpet can pull the towel off the
mop head. Run it along the baseboards catching any cobwebs hanging to the back
of furniture or walls.
the furniture replacing it as you work your way clockwise around the room.
Work your way out the door to prevent dirt from being redistributed on the carpet by your
shoes or an overflowing vacuum cleaner bag.
If your home
has wooden, nylon or metal blinds dust one to two rooms of those each month so
they are dusted four times per year. Turn the slats downward and wipe over them
with Mary’s lightly dampened baby diaper cloth. Reverse the slats, pull the
blind out and walk behind the blind and repeat the cleaning.
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