Duties to Delegate to Your Housekeeper

GSR Cleaning Services Melbourne is a one-stop shop for all your cleaning needs. We cater to professional couples, new mothers and just about anyone in need of an excellent residential cleaning service. Our best bet is a professional housekeeper; do you which duties to delegate your housekeeper?

We feel the weight of the pressure that cleaning a house places on you- it is hard trying to be successful in the house and still excel at work- and even more stressful when you are a new mother. Our professional housekeepers offer the best solution.

How Do You Know You Made the Right Choice with GSR Cleaning Services?

Our housekeepers are well-trained and compensated and offer the best in class cleaning services. Not to toot our horns, but every client who has worked with a different cleaning swears that our services are excellent.

Our housekeepers will stay with you for as long as you wish and you with light duties in the house. They won’t clean your kitchen, scrub your toilet and make your appliances shine, but they’ll ensure that you come back home to a hearty meal, sleep in clean bed sheets and ensure your furniture is dusted.

Duties Our Housekeepers Will Handle

A cleaner is different from a housekeeper. A cleaning will always deep clean your house and probably stay with you for a few hours.

A housekeeper is different since you can stay with him or her for as long as you please. However, you need to know that the housekeeper can’t handle tasks that cleaners do since they are trained to only do light tasks such as:

Light cleaning, dusting, sweeping, mopping: it is a housekeeper’s duties to ensure that your home or commercial building remains clean. They can dust, sweep, mop and vacuum your surfaces to ensure that they remove debris and stray hair from your floors.

Washing and drying dishes: Since you’ll be hiring a housekeeper to help your family, the housekeeper should ensure that the dishes are washed and dried.

Washing, folding and ironing clothes: Your housekeeper will help you wash, fold and iron your clothes, when you hire from us, be rest assured that you will have clean clothes to wear when you step out of the house.

Changing bed linens and making beds: make your bed before going to work or leave it as it is, your housekeeper will be there to ensure that it’s looking neat before your next plunge to slumber land.

Separating and removing garbage and recycling: the housekeeper will help you take out your trash and sometimes even help with recycling.

Restocking personal care products, toilet paper: do you want to replenish your stock but have no time? Well, trust in your housekeeper that this will be done.

Picking up toys and/or clutter and other general organizing: your housekeeper can help you keep your home organized by ensuring that your kids’ toys and any other thing are put in their right place.

Running errands for the family: When you need some shopping done and you can’t handle yourself, you can call in your housekeeper and have him or her handle it. Your housekeeper can handle your to do list too.

Preparing meals: Tired of eating out or ordering pizza for dinner every day? Our housekeepers are trained to prepare different dishes that the whole family can enjoy together.

You don’t have to restrict your requests to the mentioned tasks. Whenever you want, you can have your housekeeper perform light duties as requested or simply ask us so you know which duties to delegate to your housekeeper.

Contact us today to enjoy the services of our housekeepers and bring back sanity to your work, new baby, and your home.

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What’s Your Least Favourite Area to Clean?

We scouted the streets of Melbourne to find the answer to this question, and the feedback was just as we expected. Everyone we interviewed agreed that their least favourite area to clean is… the toilet.

The toilet is the most visited room in your home. It can also be the most unwelcoming, especially if the previous visitor didn’t flush. And if ignored, it quickly becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses.

As our survey confirmed, no one likes keeping the loo clean, so we thought we would share our pro tips that bring sparkle to our clients’ toilets. Incorporate them into your cleaning routine!

Create Cleaning Space

It’s a messy job and the chance of getting the toilet paper wet or dropping something in the bowl is too high. Make sure you remove everything you can from around the toilet before you start.

Deep Clean

Deep cleaning is what turns your toilet from the one on the left to the one on the right. It makes your lavatory look clean and healthy, so your family and guests feel more comfortable.

Pour a cup of baking soda in the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub and flush. If you see any spots after this, try using a wet pumice stone. Pumice is abrasive enough to remove stains caused by mineral deposits but gentle enough not to damage surfaces.

In the case of grime build-up, we like to use a light-duty electric pressure washer. It blasts hard-to-reach areas like the spots where the hinges meet the seat, and you don’t have to get too close!

We recommend deep cleaning at least every six months to avoid potential health hazards. Deep clean more frequently if you have a big family or many visitors.

The Brush, the Brush, the Brush

It is so easy to overlook the brush. Most families we work with confess that they don’t see the need to clean the toilet brush frequently. We can’t over-emphasise how important it is to tackle the brush after every use. And pay even more attention to it when deep cleaning.

Here’s how to do it right: first, place the brush over the bowl. Pour your choice of bleach over the bristles, wait for a few minutes, and then rinse with clean water. Fill the brush holder with warm, diluted bleach and rinse into the toilet.

Clean the Outside of the Toilet

Always remember to clean the outside of the toilet as bacteria can hide there, too. Start at the top to avoid dripping on clean surfaces. Spray the tank, handle, and bowl edges with a cleaner and wipe down. Then do the same on the outside of the toilet lid. Finally, wipe down the entire bowl. Start with the sides and front before going to the bottom edges where it meets the floor. Remember not to neglect the toilet seat – it’s the part that comes into contact with people!

When you are satisfied with your work, check for and wipe any drips or spills. Put your tools away, throw away anything you no longer need and put back the items you moved before you started cleaning. Sit back and enjoy a job well done.

Of course, if all this is too unpleasant, you can give GSR Cleaning Services a shout. We’re a small cleaning company based in the heart of Melbourne, offering both commercial and domestic cleaning specialists. We have a team of well-trained cleaners ready to tackle even the most unpleasant home hygiene duties!

Contact us today to find out how we can prevent bacteria and viruses from invading your toilet and make it one of your favourite areas to clean.

Top Tips for Organizing your Bathrooms and Closets

Closets and bathrooms are the two most dreaded areas to clean. A dirty bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria and a neglected closet can easily become overrun and cluttered. Here are our favorite tips for organizing your bathrooms and closets; we have used them to help keep our clients living spaces in tip-top shape!

Fresh Bathroom

Hang a basket on the towel rail

Put your bath/shower supplies into a plastic basket with holes (like the ones for clothes pegs) and hang it on the towel rail. Much better than cluttering the edge of the bath!

Shower squeegee

Run a squeegee down the sides of the shower (or the curtain) after every use.

Deep-clean the toilet

Pour enough bicarb or germ-fighting detergent into the bowl to clean an elephant. Let it soak for a while before scrubbing. Don’t forget to clean the toilet brush afterwards!

Wipe everything down

Water marks form when condensation dries out. Wipe the floor, walls, and mirrors with an absorbent cloth to soak up the moisture after every bath or shower.

Air regularly

Moisture and humidity build up quickly, so install a vent or open the bathroom window regularly. Remember to wipe everything down first!

De-cluttered Closet

Use trouser hangers for your boots

Hangers with sliding clips designed for dacks are great for footwear. Hang the ones you’re not using and switch over each season. Avoid hanging sandals and heavy boots together, as that can damage more delicate items.

Crown moulding shoe hangers

Crown moulds are one of the most inexpensive shoe-hanging hacks. They’re designed to go on the wall and are perfect for hooking your heels over so your shoes aren’t lying around for you to step on.

Divider shelves

Divider shelves are ideal for organizing towels, purses, linens, sweaters and even books.
Store bed sheets in matching pillow cases: a simple trick is to tuck the sheet set inside one of its matching pillow cases, and then stack according to size or by the room you use it in.

Create storage containers from mason jars

Make use of all those mason jars you’ve been hoarding. They’re perfect for storing valuable small items in your closet, bathroom, and any other room.

We’re sure these tips will help keep your closet and bathroom clean and organized. You’ll no doubt come up with new ideas of your own. We’d love to hear them!

Contact us today to see how GSR Cleaning Services can give your bathroom sparkle and keep your closet organized.

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Cleaning Shower Doors

A shower door adds to the beauty of your bathroom, however, with all that moisture and humidity, they also tend to get pretty dirty. If you don’t clean them atleast once a week, they become dull and dirty. Don’t want that happening right? Time to start cleaning shower doors! GSR’s cleaning team is back once more with some helpful cleaning tips for you.

There are recommended ways to clean glass shower doors that will maintain its sparkle and shine.

Use Ajax Professional Ultra Bathroom Cleaner:

The best recommended product for cleaning shower doors is Ajax Professional Ultra Bathroom Cleaner. Comet has developed a spray on a liquid that is non-abrasive and is especially used for glass, vinyl, and metal components of a shower door. It is a liquid spray that is easy to apply and wipe off, however, you need to give the product time to work, especially if soap scum (a heavy buildup that comes from the talc in bar soap) is to be removed from the shower door.

P.S – If you want to avoid the formation of soap scum because of the soap bars, then it’s better to use liquid soaps. Safe and easy to store.

Remove Excess Moisture from the Shower 

Another important cleaning technique for shower doors is to squeegee after showering. It removes excess moisture from the shower and avoids water spots that can be difficult and almost impossible to remove. A plastic squeegee is a shower door’s best friend, and should be included in any bathroom cleaning kit.Do not use the metal squeegee as that could damage the shower glass and create scratches.

Clean the Shower Door Weekly

A shower door should be cleaned weekly to maintain optimum cleanliness and shine. Frequent cleanings and use of the squeegee will reduce the need for heavy cleaning and scrubbing. The longer you keep a shower door uncleaned, the tougher it will be on you. So, in order to keep your shower door looking as good as new, maintain the cleaning routine and use recommended cleaning products.

It’s not enough to just build a beautiful bathroom. You need to maintain it and keep it clean and sparkly because this is the place where you find the most relaxation. It should be germ free, mold-free and grime-free!