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!

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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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Top 10 Benefits of Hiring Professional House Cleaners

Keeping a clean home is definitely paramount to making sure to keep things safe and allergen-free. Add to that the level of peace of mind you have seeing everything organized and you will want to keep things clean at all cost. If you are someone who has one of the most hectic schedules on the planet, you may be thinking about hiring some professional to come help you out. Well, in case you are still on the fence about it here are the top 10 benefits of hiring professional house cleaners.

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1. You always have a clean home

When you hire people whose sole purpose is to clean, it will give you peace of mind knowing they will do their job. You are always guaranteed of a clean home every time.

2. Gives you time for other things

Having a crew do those things you simply don’t have the time free, frees up your time to continue working on other things that are important to you.

3. Perfect if you are unable to clean your home yourself

Having a professional cleaner help you to maintain the sparkle of your home is a perfect choice for anyone unable to clean their home because of one reason or another, and especially if you are disabled.

4. Signing a contract ensures regular visits

If you sign a cleaning contract, you can have the times and dates already scheduled so they will arrive at times you have already specified are great times to clean.

5. Professional house cleaners provide experience

Because the team you choose will have professional experience, they are more likely to give you the best cleaning services and you will not have to worry about whether they know what they are doing.

6. Professional house cleaners provide expertise

They will know exactly what cleaning products to use for every area of your home and if needed know what cleaning agents to change if any of your family members suffer from allergies.

7. Industrial-grade equipment

Professional crews will usually mean you get people who bring in more industrial-grade equipment with them to do deeper and better cleanings.

8. Customized cleaning plan for you

You can have a cleaning crew to come out and see your home first in case you have certain things that need special cleaning. This will allow them to put together a customized plan for cleaning your home.

9. Professionalism

A professional cleaning crew gives you service on a level that makes you feel glad you hired them.

10. Extensive training

Most of the crews undergo very extensive training to know how and why the things they do must be done.
It surely means a lot to have a clean home you can be proud of while you go about your business and enjoy your family. If for some reason you aren’t able to tackle the task yourself, why not hire someone? After all, hiring a crew could actually allow you to be more productive, healthy and happy.

Are there any benefits I didn’t mention? Share them in the comment section below. Or, simply contact us for any of your cleaning needs.

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How to reduce toxins from cleaners in the household

How to reduce toxins from cleaners in the household.

Every day were exposed to a wide variety of toxins in our regular lives. Everything has a varying level of toxicity to it and that level of toxicity can be determined in a number of ways.

So if you’re interested in keeping a home clean, but also want to keep it safe for your family is well worth learning just a little bit about how to reduce these toxins.

So what can you do to reduce your exposure?

There’s a lot that you can do at all starts with a reading labels carefully. A lot of products these days do safe they are non-toxic, it’s best to assume that if it doesn’t say that it’s non-toxic then there is a level of toxicity that is worth avoiding.

Avoid using indoor pesticides, there may be some cases we have no choice but in general this is something that you should avoid because quite clearly indoor pesticides are toxic.

You can use natural alternatives. Borax is a great cleaner and can be used when mixed with a bit of lemon juice to take stains out of toilet bowls. White vinegar is also great for disinfecting bathrooms and kitchens.  Bon Ami is a Borax based Power cleaner that’s been sold in supermarkets for over 50 years and is a safe and effective way to clean pots, pans, sinks, ovens and more.

By making these minor changes you can significantly reduce the total amount of toxin in your house that your family is exposed to.

Using cleaners in this way can also help the environment because they are generally made by companies that work harder to ensure that their products are environmentally friendly.

So why do people not do this already?

Unfortunately the truth is, a lot of people simply don’t check the labels. It’s not really a case of a problem with the quality of the products, it is most commonly simply that people don’t look. When you’re reading the ingredients make sure that you there isn’t any irritating chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia or artificial fragrances and dies. Simply saying natural somewhere on the box doesn’t cover it, you have to read the ingredients to be sure.

 

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