Whether you’re hosting a few friends for a dinner party, or your parents are staying for a week, cleaning up for the holidays is a chore that seems to sneak up on us. With so much last minute shopping to do and office Christmas parties to attend… the last thing you want to do is bust out the deep cleaning gear once you get a minute to yourself at home. Here’s a list we hope can help you to prioritize the most “visible” areas of the home you should be sure to clean before your mother-in-law breaks out the white gloves… And while you're at it, be safe!

 

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As far as cleaning routines and tedious chores go, we all make excuses to get out of them. We say we’re too busy, we’ll do it tomorrow, someone else will pick it up… But how do we break this messy house cycle? Window Genie is here to offer a couple of small changes you can make in your daily routine that’ll make a huge difference in keeping your house clean and tidy. No big spring cleaning haul here, a little goes a long way in this list of new habits that will keep your house clean year-round. Continue reading "10 Tricks to Keeping Your Home Clean"
While it’s great to have some extra help around the house, assigning chores to your kids means much more than that. From teaching them work ethic, to discipline and accountability, having a structured chore list in the home is common among most families. We certainly are not parenting experts, but we know you like to have a clean home! We’ve created a downloadable kid friendly chore checklist – we left it blank for you to customize to your family! Continue reading "Downloadable Kid Chore List"
We all know that a good house wash will increase curb appeal and that pressure washing your patio or deck can help prolong their lives. But there are some benefits that are a little more obscure. These benefits are either not talked about often or you might not have known about them. For many homeowners there is an “out of sight, out of mind” thought process. Continue reading "3 Pressure Washing Secrets"

The end is near! The end of pollen season that is. Some say this spring was the worst pollen season yet… I’m sure those of you with allergies say that every year!

During the heavy pollen season, sometimes it seems like a waste of time to bother cleaning the outside of your home and car because in no time at all everything is covered in a dusty yellow film again. Don’t give up! While pollen can interfere with your spring cleaning efforts, we’re here to offer some tips to make your life easier:

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We think yes! Okay, having a clean home isn’t the answer to life’s problems… but it can help you feel more in control, relaxed and free of constant responsibility. When you’re stressed or bummed out, the last thing you want to see is a sink full of dirty dishes or toys strewn about the family room. After a long, hard day, coming home to a clean and tidy home can really elevate your mood and help you get into relaxation mode. So what is it about a fresh, clean home that just makes you feel good? How do you keep up on house work to maintain that “tidy home, tidy mind” feeling?

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Do you love the look of your windows after they’ve been detailed by a professional company, but hate the way they seem to get dirty between cleanings? It’s like there’s always that one window that, no matter how often you call a professional, just won’t stay clean.  Doing your own touch-ups using home cleaning solutions won’t replace a professional cleaning service, but they can keep you satisfied with the state of your windows in the meantime.

Keeping your windows in a shiny state isn’t as difficult as it may seem and can be made easier when you follow these five helpful hacks. Remember that these tips are only to be used for interior cleaning. Always leave any hard to reach windows that would require a ladder to the professionals. As pleasant as it is to have clean windows, it isn’t worth sacrificing your safety for.

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Keep Your House Clean Year Round with These 10 Steps

Spring cleaning season is like New Year’s 2.0. When the warm weather hits, we make cleaning resolutions, vowing to do better with cleaning and organizing, but it gets exhausting fast! As far as cleaning routines and tedious chores go, we all make excuses. We say we’re too busy, we’ll do it tomorrow, someone else will pick it up… But how do we break this messy house cycle? Window Genie is here to offer a couple of small changes you can make in your daily routine that’ll make a huge difference in keeping your house clean and tidy. No big spring cleaning haul here, a little goes a long way in this list of new habits that will keep your house clean year-round.

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Pressure washers have become extremely popular rental options among home owners looking for fast and efficient cleans. Pressure washing your siding, deck and driveway is extremely effective if done correctly. Unfortunately, many are unaware that there are different types of equipment meant for different surfaces… and that without proper training, one can easily damage their property.

 

The most common mistake do-it-yourself pressure washers will run into is applying too much pressure. It is easy to underestimate the power of a jet of water, but many first-time attempts will end up carving strips out of wood decking, or etching lines into the home's siding.

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