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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Kitchen Cabinets Cleaning Tips

Kitchen cabinets are the hotspot for germs, dirt and insects. There should absolutely be no compromise when it comes to maintaining a cabinet cleaning schedule. If you ever notice, in just a week’s time, your sparkling cabinet turns dull and greasy looking with all the fumes, the grease, food spills and not to mention, dirty hand marks the kids leave behind. So, if you want to protect your cabinets from being the dirtiest commodity in the kitchen, here are a few cleaning suggestions from GSR Cleaning.
Cleaning Kitchen

Choosing Cleaning Products

Regular cleaning can help reduce the build up on cabinets and doesn’t take much time to get done, as compared to doing it after months. When cleaning kitchen cabinets, you got to be careful of the type of material your cabinet is made of and the recommended cleaning chemicals for them. Painted surfaces, vinyl or metal can simply be cleaned with detergent and warm water. Be sure to rinse well with plain water and dry with a lint free cloth.

All purpose cleaners can generally be used on these surfaces. Read the label carefully before using any product on your cabinetry. Information is included for consumers regarding surfaces where a cleaner is safe and those it can damage. To be sure, always test the cleaner on an inconspicuous area before using on the entire cabinet. Rinse and dry to remove any residue.

If you’re sensitive to the strong chemicals from cleaning products and worry about your environment, then basic, house hold remedies can also be used to manage kitchen cabinet cleaning. One of the most common house-hold remedy is the use of white vinegar or lemon juice mixed with warm water for cleaning stubborn grease. Baking soda or club soda can be used to remove staining. Rinse with water and dry with a lint free cloth after cleaning.

Cleaning Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Spray cleaners that are made for wood furniture can be used on cabinets. Check to be sure the product you purchase is safe for your finish. Follow the directions carefully when using any cleaning product. It’s always a good idea to test a spot before using the cleaner, even if the can states that it’s good for your finish.

Some wood cleaners are flammable and are clearly mentioned in the label. When using these products, keep away from heat sources. Don’t smoke cigarettes and make sure the oven does not have any leaks and is not accidentally switched on. Any carelessness could ignite a spark causing a fire in the kitchen.

Cleaning wood cabinets can sometimes dull the finish. If this happens, you can restore the shine with furniture polish. Furniture wax can also be used to fix a dull finish. Some of these products will require buffing. It’s a good idea to polish wood cabinets regularly to preserve the wood and keep the shine.

Cleaning Hardware on Kitchen Cabinets

The hardware on your cabinets can get the same build up of grease and grime from foods. Remove the hardware before cleaning the cabinets. Clean the cabinets and then clean the hardware. When both have been cleaned, replace the handles on the cabinets and drawers. This will give your whole kitchen a lift.

The cleaner you should use for your hardware depends on the material. Cleaners and polishes are commercially available for every type of metal. Be sure the one you choose is suitable for your hardware. Using the wrong cleaner could damage the handles and cost you money in replacing them.

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