DIY Home Winterizing

With winter and cold temperatures knocking on your door, it is a good idea to start preparations now, while the temperatures are still bearable. Winters can be rough, seeing how everywhere around the globe countries are experiencing snow and cold weather earlier or more severe than ever before. Make sure your home is ready for any such unforeseen contingency. Winter preparations often times do not require a great deal of time investment, only some knowledge and know-how on how to perform them. Much like house cleaning, preparing for winter is best done with a good to-do list and proper tools for the job.Start with insulation. It is one of the most effective solutions when it comes to preparing for the winter. You can insulate the attic and walls, as these are areas that heat escapes from. Warm air is light, and will easily escape through your attic, if there is no insulation there. Another problematic area of the house is windows and doors. Holes, cracks and other openings…
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End of tenancy cleaning – the DIY route

Has your tenancy lease come to an end and is it time to pack up and move to new accommodation? The stress of moving can be overwhelming along with check out fees that you may have agreed to in your contract with your landlord or estate agent. The terms of nearly every contract will include an end of tenancy cleaning, which when using professional cleaners can be really expensive! Appreciating everyone’s need to save a penny here or there, we’ve compiled a Do-It-Yourself guide so you can take care of your own end of lease cleaning. If you follow every step you can be sure to leave your old rented accommodation spotless!An end of tenancy cleaning is by no means a simple task, which is why so many tenants forfeit doing the job themselves and just agree to pay a cleaning agency. You’ll need to consider all aspects that must be properly cleaned, from the skirting boards, to the microwave and even the blinds, window frames and lighting fixtures! When handing over your keys you mu…
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DIY Cleaning Products You Can Try Today

Go and take a look at all your cleaning products – how many of them have words like ‘dangerous’, ‘irritant’, ‘corrosive’ or other similarly dire warnings imprinted on them? Wouldn’t it be better if you could clean your home using less of these undeniably toxic chemicals? Well, using a few simple recipes, mainly made of materials found around your home or available cheaply at most corner shops or supermarkets, you can do so easily today. Not only are these home-made cleaners safer for those living in your house, they are also better for the environment and cost you less money; so why not make the switch?Surface Cleaner1 Tablespoon of white vinegar mixed with 1 tablespoon of water makes a great chemical free surface cleaner for all bathroom and kitchen surfaces. For more difficult house clearing chores and matters, with caked on grease or dirt, simply put the mix in a microwavable bowl and heat it up for a minute before putting back into a spray bottle and spraying onto t…
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All You Need To Know About DIY End-of-Tenancy Cleaning

Did you know that when you move out, cleaning the place before you leave is something you’re going to be held responsible for? End of tenancy cleaning refers to cleaning up a house when you’re moving out. While end of tenancy cleaning is just basic courtesy- after all, who wants to have to look after a mess left behind by someone else- it also helps you save money on your initial deposit. A lot of landlords will charge you a fee out of the damage deposit if you leave the house in a messy state when you move out. In this article we share some great advice on end of tenancy cleaning and how you can make the most of the process.Since end of tenancy cleaning is essentially a house cleaning process, it is important to stock up on the right cleaning tools and supplies. Make a list of all the things you will need, from cleaning rags and sponges to a mild detergent and mop. However, before you run out to purchase these cleaning supplies take a look around the house to see what you …
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