Category: Home Cleaning

5 Simple Tricks for Cleaning Velvet Furniture

A quick look at the furniture trend is a testament to the creativity of indigenous furniture makers. You can be spoiled for choice if you visit furniture showrooms in Nigeria because of the kind of designs on display. Examples of such designs are furniture made with velvet materials. Velvet clothing are now in use as against leather and cotton materials.

5 Simple Tricks for Cleaning Velvet Furniture

More interior decorators have now become more fascinated about having furniture made with velvet materials at their clients apartment. As good looking as this type of furniture can be, if not properly cleaned it can become too messy and unpleasant to have. Today’s article will help us get simple tricks to clean and make your velvet furniture new every day.

  1. Spot clean immediately after spills.

Never underestimate the impact of spot-cleaning velvet upholstery. “Always soak up spills immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel, but be careful not to dab or rub as this will push the liquid deeper into the fibers.

  1. Steam regularly.

Since velvet has a higher pile (taller strands of fabric on its surface), it has the tendency to compress—often appearing as a crease or a white stain—when under pressure for long periods of time. Steaming velvet fabric is a great way to keep it clean and avoid velvet compression. To remove compression, simply steam the creases out with a steamer or the steam setting on your iron, and gently brush in the opposite direction of the pile to release the wrinkles. Be sure your steamer is set on low to avoid damaging the fabric.

  1. Keep a vacuum handy.

In order to ensure your velvet upholstery stays fresh-looking between spot cleaning and steaming sessions vacuum it regularly. Always vacuum gently to avoid wearing the fabric.

  1. DIY a velvet-safe cleaning solution.

For heavier spills and stains, you can easily create your own cleaning solution by mixing a drop or two of dishwashing liquid with a cup of water. Simply shake the container to create some frothy bubbles, take your cloth, and dip it in just the suds then, lightly blot the stain with the sudsy cloth until you’ve removed as much of the stain as you can.

  1. Prevent fading.

Like it or not, certain kinds of velvet upholstery fabrics, particularly cotton velvet, are especially prone to fading when exposed to sunlight. To avoid it, protect your furniture by selecting a space that isn’t in direct sunlight. If that’s not possible, you can drape a throw blanket over the exposed areas to protect it and keep your furniture looking bright.


4 Window Cleaning Hacks

As pollution and grime collect on your windows, inside and outside, over time, they obstruct your views and block natural light. What could be worse? An improperly cleaned surface leaves thick streaks.

4 Window Cleaning Hacks

Keeping your glass streak-free is easy if you use the right products and techniques for window cleaning.

1. Window cleaning is NOT best done on a sunny day.

In the previous article, we discussed how cleaning your windows in the sun can leave streaks. The shady side of the house should be cleaned first if you need to clean.

2. Don’t spray cleaner on top of dirt and dust.

Before you begin, sweep or vacuum dirt from the frame of your windows with a brush. Why? When dirt is mixed with a cleaner, it will not turn into a muddy mess. Put a soft brush and hot, foamy water on your window screen if it looks like dirt is ingrained on the glass surface, then rinse and let dry before replacing it.

We recommend using a microfiber duster (Not a thick or heavy towel) on both sides of shades and blinds, or opening the slats (in Venetian window blinds) and wiping each one with a damp cloth followed by a dry one.

3. Don’t use low-quality window cleaners

Use as much spray as you need, especially if your windows are extra dirty. This is because to completely wipe away dirt, you need enough cleaner to dissolve and suspend it. If you don’t do this you’ll see streaks.

Visit your supermarket to get a good window cleaner, but, for a homemade glass cleaner. You will be needing, 2 cups of Water, ½ cup of Cider Vinegar, and 70% Alcohol concentration. 

 Mix these ingredients and pour them into a spray bottle. Caution keep out of reach of children, asides from keeping this mixture from children or pets, label the bottle so everyone can know what’s in the bottle, it’s a standard procedure for safety!

4. If you want to dry your windows, don’t use an old cotton rag.

Microfiber cloths are the best for drying surfaces. Microfiber cloths are better than weak paper towels for drying panes.

A wet microfiber cloth dries quicker than a cotton cloth, allowing bacteria less time to grow. Also, stainless steel and glass can be cleaned easily with microfiber because it leaves no streak behind.

Action Point

Window cleaning is not your everyday cleaning task, most time we get to clean them once, twice, and at most thrice a year. Today’s article points to the fact that if windows are to be cleaned they should be thoroughly cleaned.

The four hacks here should help you get the best cleaning for your windows.

5 Tips for Moving-in Cleaning

In Nigeria, the month of November and December is characterized by relocation, it is that time of the year when families decide to relocate, though due to various reasons, but a recent survey further reveals an increase in the number of relocations compare to other months of the year.

So, whether you are renting or buying a home, you will be optimistic that you will have a great time living in your new house. But on top of your first checklist when moving or planning to move is how you want to deep clean the house because you would have already visualized how you want the spaces to be filled.

When moving into a new house, cleaning it before you move in is ideal, since you won’t have to deal with boxes and furniture. It’s okay to wait until after moving to clean – just don’t skip it entirely. You can also call in a cleaning company like Kleenrite to do the cleaning before moving in.

Here are 5 Tips for Moving-in Cleaning

Moving in cleaning involves quite a few steps, but with some elbow grease and maybe another pair of helping hands, you should be able to get your place looking like new in just a day or two depending on the size of the property. To help you get started, here are a few tips.

  1. Before cleaning the low, clean the high

The ceiling and other things that are high should be the first things you should clean. If it’s a pre-furnished home you could have shelves, fans, and other electrical installations. Clean them, dust and remove the cobwebs. Do these across the rooms.

Caution: Safety first, ensure that all electrical connections are turned off, preferably from the main electric box.

  1. Clean the Windows

Techniques used in cleaning the windows are different from the floors, so you must be knowledgeable about these techniques if you want to get the best clean for your windows.

Firstly while planning to clean the window of your new house make sure that it’s done during the cooler hours of the day or when it’s not sunny. The reason is to prevent streaks on the window glasses because the window cleaner would dry up faster before wiping off which will lead to hard-to-remove streaks, and that is going to increase the time spent cleaning a particular window. You might consider cleaning other parts of the house if you find yourself cleaning the windows when it’s sunny.

In the next article, we will be sharing some mistakes you shouldn’t make when cleaning the windows

  1. Clean the Kitchen Zink

The kitchen zink is probably the most used kitchen/household equipment and can be the dirtiest. If this part of the kitchen is not properly cleaned, the house might just not smell fresh. Here is how to clean your sink: Start by coating the wet sink in baking soda and adding a little dish soap and hot water to your sponge.

Whenever you scrub a sink, start with the sides of the basin and work your way down, pushing any grime directly into the drain. Keep adding soap and water as needed or until the surface is scum-free.

  1. Clean the Toilet

Begin by applying toilet cleaner to the bowl, and allow it to soak for 15-20 minutes. Within 15 – 20 minutes use the time to spray the other part of the toilet with disinfectant. Then scrub and clean the exterior. By now the bowl would have been well soaked, use your toilet brush to clean the bowl and rinse thoroughly.

With this simple technique, you can be sure of bringing about that sparkling new feel to your toilet.

  1. Clean the floors

For a deep clean, mix 6-7 drops of mild detergent (dish soap is usually fine) with one gallon of warm or hot water. Use the mixture to dampen a mop, and clean the floor in sections.

Action Point

We understand there are different reasons for relocation, but one common part of relocation is that deep cleaning is always required and Kleenrite is the best plug for home cleaning services. Ease yourself of the daunting task of cleaning, let us handle it!

Click here to schedule an assessment of your new accommodation.


Tips for cleaning stainless steel appliances, sinks, and other surfaces.

New stainless steel appliances instantly brighten up your kitchen. Even new cooking utensils and sinks can make a difference. Nevertheless, after the second or third week, these items will likely be dulled from little finger prints, water spots, oil splatters, and just plain old wear and tear.

No matter how old or well-loved your stainless steel kitchen items are, there are easy ways to restore their shine.

A step-by-step guide to cleaning stainless steel appliances

When you wipe stainless steel with a microfiber cloth made specifically for this kind of surface (steel), you will find it easy to clean, despite how easily it gets stained.

Oily stains can be removed from stainless steel appliances without scratching and many cleaners leave behind protective coatings to prevent fingerprints.

The microfiber cloths lift, trap, and remove dirt and grease more effectively than plain clothes or sponges, Oily stains and stubborn fingerprints may require some stainless appliance cleaner.

There are other at-home alternatives you can use to brighten up stainless steel appliances if you don’t have any stainless steel appliance cleaner on hand. Stainless steel sinks and cooking utensils may be cleaned with stainless steel cleaners and scrubbers, but never with appliances.

In some cases, they can scratch the finish due to being too abrasive.

The Don’ts of Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaning

  • To avoid damaging the finish of the appliance, avoid abrasive scouring powders, bleach, and ammonia.
  • Stainless steel should never be wiped against its grain. Avoid streaks by wiping against the grain.
  • Stainless steel appliances should not be allowed to air dry after cleaning. Clean up streaks and spots with a microfiber cloth and restore their shine.

The Best Way to Clean Stainless Steel Sinks and Cooking Utensils

If you use a mildly abrasive cleaner and a scrub pad to clean stainless steel sinks and pots, it won’t damage them.

A warm, glowing patina (a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period) hides scratches, removes stuck-on food, and cleans heat marks on cooking wares. The best shine comes from thorough rinsing and drying.

 Stainless Steel Appliance Streak Removal

For the best results, use a cleaner made specifically for stainless steel, rather than dish soap or mineral oil to remove pesky marks and smudges.

To help repel soil and fingerprints, look for a cleaner with a protectant. This will reduce the frequency with which you need to clean your appliances.

Use a stainless steel cleaner according to the instructions on the package and wipe in the direction of the metal’s grain regardless of what kind you use.

In order to prevent streaks, one should not wipe against the grain or with a circular motion, use the wrong cloth or a dirty one, apply enough cleaner so the greasy film dissolves, and buff the surface thoroughly after cleaning.

Clean a microfiber cloth well afterward to add shine to the entire surface.

What you need to do to remove rust from stainless steel appliances

A damp cloth dipped in baking soda can be used to remove rust if your appliance’s protective finish has been damaged and rust spots are forming. The area should be cleaned, polished with stainless steel polish, and blended.

Action Point

Stainless steel finish are no doubt beautiful to see in the home, especially in the kitchen area and can become an eye soar if it’s not properly cared for i.e cleaning as at when due. We hope these simple DIY tips for cleaning stainless steel surface will prove useful for you.

With these your kitchen wares, sinks and stainless steel appliance will always look gleam.

It’s time to talk about toilets

We discussed smells in the office in December 2021. We did not put much emphasis on toilets due to their grossness.

The truth is, we’re pretty tough cleaners, and we don’t care about them at all. In fact, we clean toilets every day, so we don’t have a problem with that. This conversation is more important.

It’s time to talk about toilets

Toilets are essential for all of us. We all know how they function. Why don’t we talk about it? Not so cute!

The truth is, if we didn’t know about toilets, we wouldn’t make very good office cleaners. It’s not our intention to boast, but we really want you all to see how good we are. Toilets will, of course, rear their heads at some point.

Our goal is to keep things classy and avoid the horror stories, so we’ll get to the important stuff: how to deal with smells and how to make the office toilets more pleasant for everyone.

Keep your hands on the wheel – we are going inside (not literally).

The types of restrooms in offices

A typical office has two kinds of toilets: communal toilets in large teams of purpose-built offices and single toilets in smaller or converted office spaces.

At times, there are urinals, at other times only cubicles.

Toilet blocks made for special purposes are usually easier to clean, despite their size. A large part of the floor is covered with solid surfaces, there is almost no dust to contend with, and no pipework is present. Urinals are more common in large buildings, and they are easier to clean.

It’s harder to build single toilets since they’re usually an adaptation to a need rather than being designed for a specific use. It doesn’t matter what the nooks, crannies, or odd dust-collecting additions are, we’ve seen them all! As a result, they usually require less cleaning than toilet blocks, which in a large commercial office require regular cleaning during the day.

You should clean the toilets based on the size of your team, the size of the toilets, and how often people use them. For example, a small office with a single toilet might only need a weekly cleaning, whereas an office with several cubicles might need cleaning several times a day.

How do professional cleaners clean toilets?

Professional cleaners use products similar to those used in the home. There are usually differences in their appearance and labelling, but they do the same thing. It is often recommended that vinegar be used to decalcify the water around taps, toilets, sinks, etc.

To prevent germs in the workplace, office cleaners also use a general disinfectant, such as bleach. Toilets and common surfaces are treated with this.

Once the decalcifier has begun its work, a pumice stone can be used to remove stubborn stains that a toilet brush can’t handle. Despite its abrasive nature, pumice is softer than porcelain, so it won’t scratch like wire wool can.

Paper towels are another thing that professional office cleaners might use. Due to their disposable nature, they won’t contaminate like sponges or cloths, so you can use them for mucky work without having to worry about germ spreading.

Office cleaners use different techniques, but they’re always fast. Cleaning products are applied in the right order, which ensures an efficient clean. In most cases, limescale remover comes first, followed by cleaning and disinfecting other surfaces- after the toilet is scrubbed and disinfected, everything is given a final wipe with paper towels, for a final clean and dry.

Disposal of waste

The proper disposal of toilet waste is important. When insulin is taken or sanitary products are changed, the toilet is often used – and the waste must be treated carefully.

If you have office toilets, make sure they are equipped with safe disposal units and bins. You should also encourage your staff to use the appropriate bins when needed.

It is important for office cleaners to handle toilet waste carefully, because there may be sharp items. They should also take care to put warning labels (for customers and staffs) on the bags and the waste.

What to do about odours

Let’s just be honest here. We dispose of our waste in the toilets, so they are smelly. It can’t be avoided. But we can reduce the fallout by using air fresheners and ensuring that there is good ventilation.

If you regularly clean toilets with windows, you can usually avoid smell buildup when they’re open. The smell, however, can sometimes linger. Some smells should definitely be investigated – they could be related to a leak.

These methods should help you keep odours at bay:

  • Install automatic air freshener system.
  • Make sure the bins are emptied with care.
  • Utilize scented cleaning products and clean regularly
  • Open windows and keep vents clear for proper ventilation.
  • Hire office cleaners to handle it for you.

A professional office cleaning team such as Kleenrite Cleaning Service has extensive experience with the cleaning of office toilets. You can reach us at 0803 620 8815 today to find out how we can clean every corner of your office, while disrupting your business to the minimum.

Cleaning Tips: 5 Types of Waste and How to Remove them

Around the world, people dispose of 2.12 billion tons of waste every year. One of the primary reasons for this staggering amount of waste is that humans trash approximately 99% of what they buy within six months of purchase.

Waste has been a huge environmental problem around the world since the industrial revolution. It’s not easy to deal with the amount of waste that’s generated continuously. If waste isn’t properly disposed of, the consequences can be serious.

Cleaning Tips: 5 Types of Waste and How to Remove them

With this article, we will discuss the different types of waste and how they can be properly disposed of. Keep reading to find out more.

How do we define waste?

Waste is anything we throw out because we don’t need it. Most waste is considered garbage or trash. What does that mean? Paper, cardboard boxes, and other solid waste constitute trash. By contrast, garbage refers to waste that comes from your kitchen and bathroom.

Individuals, households, schools, offices, hospitals, and industries generate waste. The range of sizes is also endless, from something as small as a rusty razor blade to something as large as the body of an old truck.

What types of waste are there?

  1. Liquid Waste

Dirty water, wash water, organic liquids, waste detergents, and sometimes rainwater constitute liquid waste. This type of waste is typically found in homes, businesses, and industries. You can either classify liquid waste as a point or non-point source waste depending on its origin.

Manufacturing liquid waste can be categorized as point source waste. On the other hand, liquid waste from natural sources is not classified as a point source.

  1. Solid waste

Solid waste may include a wide range of items found in households or commercial facilities. To better understand this type of waste, let’s break it down into five categories:

  • Plastic Waste includes bags, containers, jars, bottles that are made of plastic.
  • Paper/Card Waste, such as newspapers, packaging materials, and cardboard.
  • Metals and Tins – found throughout your home and business in different forms
  • Broken plates and ceramic cups, as well as broken glass bottles, make up broken ceramics and glass.


  1. Biodegradable waste

Nearly all households produce biodegradable waste. Examples of this waste are food waste, garden waste, and so on. Even though this waste is decomposed by microorganisms over time, it is still necessary to dispose of it properly once it has been generated.

  1. Recyclable Waste

Just as the name ‘recyclable’; a recyclable product is any waste that can be converted into a reusable product. There’s a good chance you can recycle a great deal of construction waste, including masonry, metal, paper, and furniture.

  1. Waste containing hazardous materials

Hazardous waste is any waste that is toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. The waste can be harmful to both you and the environment. Toxic chemicals and electronic waste are common examples of hazardous waste.

How to dispose of waste

Around the world, different types of waste management are used by different communities. We explore five effective types of waste management in this section.

  1. An hygienic landfill

The majority of the waste we generate is non-recyclable. One of the best ways to safely dispose of such waste is to use landfills.

Excavation is performed in an area with non-porous soils and low groundwater levels. An excavation is followed by construction of a protective base that prevents toxic chemicals from entering the water zone below. A layer of soil is spread over the waste, and then it is compacted.

In some parts of the world, landfills are used as parks while the waste below decomposes. It usually takes 20 to 30 years for the waste to decompose. No construction is allowed in the landfill area during this time.

  1. Recyclables and reusables

The most effective way to manage waste is to recycle and reuse. Interestingly, less than 12 percent of all waste created being recycled and about 80% of these wastes end up in landfills and dump sites. We throw away a large percentage of items that can be recycled, which is a sad fact.

Materials such as scrap metal can be recycled to earn revenue and conserve natural resources. Paper bags and plastic bottles can be reused instead of being thrown away. We can save money and reduce waste by implementing these practices.

  1. Composting with worms

Vermicomposting is good for organic waste disposal. Vermicomposting is a type of waste disposal that uses worms to help decompose waste. Along with getting rid of waste, vermicomposting improves soil nutrition.

When worms decompose waste, they produce excrement that improves the soil around them.

  1. Incineration of waste

When dealing with hazardous and highly toxic wastes, incineration is a highly effective method of disposal. This includes medical waste. Incineration significantly reduces waste. The major advantage of incineration is its remarkable cost-effectiveness. In addition, the byproducts of incineration can be used in other ways.

By using the heat produced, you can create energy, while ash might be used in hydroponic systems.

  1. Aquatic Waste Disposal

When disposing of hazardous waste, it is important to keep the waste as far away from people as possible. For radioactive waste, for example, you should dispose of it in a large body of water such as an ocean or a sea.

After sinking deep into the water, the substances will be safe from human contact once they have submerged.

Action Point

Waste Disposal Must Be Done Properly. Managing the waste we generate every day can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In order to dispose of waste correctly, we need to know the different types of waste that we are dealing with.

In your home or business, do you want to handle waste in an easy and effortless manner? Get in touch with us today for more information.

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Deep Clean Your Mattress

In case you haven’t thought about your mattress lately, consider this: you sleep on it for six, seven, or eight hours a night. During this time, dust, dead skin cells, sweat, and oil from your body can enter into the fabric, possibly causing yellow stains.

Regularly cleaning your mattress is a good idea whether you suffer from allergies or not. To keep your bed fresh, dust-free, stain-free, and odor-free, we at Kleenrite recommend following this advice every few months.

1. Dust off

The simplest way to remove dust is to use your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery tool. Ideally, this should be done every couple of months or even more often if one of the family members has allergies. Examine the top and sides of the mattress and as much as you can of the bed frame.

Draw dust from beneath the fabric by pressing down firmly on the tool or tapping it on the fabric. Use the crevice tool to smooth out any wrinkles in the quilting, along the edge welting, and the attachment point for a pillow top.

Many newer vacuums now include tools that vibrate against mattress and upholstery fabrics in order to remove dust more effectively.

2. Steam it up a bit.

Steam the mattress with a garment steamer, holding the nozzle as close to the fabric as possible (without causing the steamer to drip).

Steam penetrates deeply into carpets and kills dust mites near the surface. Is there no steamer? Make short bursts of steam with your iron.

3. Eliminate stains

If you sleep by your pets or prefer to snack in bed, your mattress is prone to have stains. The quickest approach to get rid of them is to use a carpet and upholstery cleaner that is designed to get rid of pet stains.

You don’t want to over-wet the mattress. After the stain has been removed, rinse the area with a moist towel to remove any remaining cleanser. Before making the bed, dab the area with a dry cloth and allow the mattress to dry completely.


Bed stains are inevitable, as long as you sleep or lie on them, though, the extent to which you have stains is different for different users and other circumstances. However, shared above are 3 quick DIY methods you can use in cleaning your Mattress.

Peradventure you had thought the best option to make your mattress look and smell fresh is to dispose and get an entirely new one, we believe this article has helped you to see the possibilities, you don’t need to break the bank to buy a new mattress, except you want to change the size.

This approach can also be used in the cleaning of your home and office furniture, first off, dust off, then steam it up and remove stains.

The mattress is not like your regular bedspread, so please washing every day is not the best for the shelf life of that bed, only clean when it is necessary. These simple approaches can save you time and money. If you have a vacuum cleaner and other required equipment, typical mattress cleaning should be done in less than 30minutes.

At Kleenrite you can contact us for a supply of cleaning equipment and deep cleaning services.

5 Reasons Why Households Should Have a Cleaning Schedule

Have you ever had reason to quickly clean up your room because you have someone knocking at your door?

Have you hastily tidy your room become you hear your parent approaching your rooms? Or a group of friends call to inform you they are coming for a visit and your house look messed up and you only have 10 minutes to make your home look tidy and fresh. A tough assignment right?

At that point you start asking yourself whether your toilet is clean, you wonder whether your kitchen sink is not filled with dirty plates, you wonder if you should just hide them or wash them?

At some point in life, some of us have had a fair share of this kind of experience; a moment like this can easily get us tensed and all sweaty in the shortest possible time.

At Kleenrite, we care about your home looking clean and fresh, even though some might not see any wrong with having a cluttered home, but deep down your visitors cares. A dirty home will not smell nice, neither will it have clean air and inhabitant of such homes are prone to all kinds of disease-causing organisms. Your home should be ‘welcoming’.

5 Reasons Why Households Should Have a Cleaning Schedule

This article will show you how to avoid panic cleaning, in Kleenrite’s over 30 years of experience in the Nigerian cleaning industry we have found out that having a cleaning schedule is a solution to panic cleaning, this solution will save you time, money, energy and in the long run save you mental stress.

Firstly, create and design a cleaning schedule because it will do the following:

  1. Cleaning Schedule aids Orderliness

A cleaning schedule helps you to create a good system for cleaning tasks within the household. (Your cleaning schedule should be pasted somewhere all the members of the household can mark or check when they have completed their tasks for the day). Upon the completion of a task, the schedule table should be marked ‘done’ or ‘completed’, so that one person doesn’t have to redo what someone had done, however after cleaning there could be dirt where you had already cleaned, but in such case, most of the cleaning required will be minimal.

  1. Efficiency

With a cleaning schedule, tasks are planned, you know when and what to do at a particular time. If there is any special equipment and product for the tasks that you are planning to carry out, you will be able to make provisions before the day you need it.

Time management is very important, so you will not have to spend most of your day cleaning. We know you may have other engagements for the day.

  1. Cleaning schedule prevents procrastination

Procrastination is more or less time-wasting, we sometimes postpone cleaning tasks for no good reason, we sometimes feel there will be a next time to do something and end up not getting another convenient time to do those tasks.

The cleaning schedule helps you to prevent an unnecessary postponement of the cleaning you ought to do. If you have a smartphone you can go a step further by synchronizing your cleaning schedule with your google calendar, so that you can get prompt reminders.

  1. Cleaning schedule prevents idleness

Every member of the household becomes more responsible with the use of time if you have a cleaning schedule, it helps you to share responsibilities between the members of your household. You will be amazed at how efficient they will be if someone is giving a responsibility to clean a certain area of the house.

Some parents even go as far as grading the cleaning that was done by their children, it is an interesting strategy to keep every member of the household busy.

  1. Cleaning schedule prevents panic cleaning

Your home will rarely look unkempt if you have a cleaning schedule because you will always be on top of your cleaning tasks. While trying to clean under intense pressure you can end up damaging things in the house. Out of anxiety to get your kitchen or dining all set up for your guest you can accidentally get some of the glassware broken or even injure yourself.

It is not always advisable to do cleaning tasks when we are all tensed up, the result of such is not always something you would like. In the comment section, we like you to share your panic cleaning experience, let make this fun! We love to hear your story.

Final words

The beauty of a cleaning schedule is discipline, that is, your ability to design a cleaning schedule for your household and strictly follow it. We understand it might not be easy to keep up, desire for a clean and sparkling home, we do not doubt that this will soon become a routine for you.

5 Ways to Make Chores Interesting During Children’s Vacation

Children are lovely to have around, their smiles are priceless, their cries arouse our emotions, and they have no fear and believe anything is achievable regardless of what’s around them.

For several parents, kids are a good nightmare, despite how disorganized they can be. It pure joy for a parent to see their kid happy and play in a safe environment. Now that the holidays are here, kids are going to spend more hours in the house.

How prepared are you to experience a vacation with your kids; just before you decide on sending your children to their grandparents or relatives, we have some house cleaning exercise to keep your kids busy and productive.

The good book advises training kids the way they should go so that they will not depart from what they have learnt from you. Here at Kleenrite, we support the introduction to cleaning at an early age, kids should know how to tidy their rooms. So, how about we showing you some vacations chores for your kids?

5 Ways to Make Chores Interesting During Children’s Vacation

We must warn that in assigning chores, you have to be realistic, but if you are a perfectionist your standard might not be met. But on the other hand, any help is worth something – right?  So here’s some advice we have learnt along the way.


  1. Give them Basic Instructions with a Time Limit

Most kids they don’t like hearing their parents or guardian saying ‘tidy up your room’ especially if they are about watching their favourite cartoon show on TV, the task seems to them as overpowering – they get confused wondering where they should start from?

Clear instruction like ‘Put all your toys away before 12noon’, or ‘Put your dirty cloth in the laundry basket’, will help more know what to do at a given time. This approach applies to teenagers – yet before long, one task day by day to clear a messy room will soon seem less difficult to handle.


  1. Choose the Right Chores for the Right Age

It is a known fact that children can be clumsy, they are don’t pay attention to details. In other to make cleaning interesting for them, choose the chores based on age, older kids can be more careful. You will be shooting yourself in the foot if you assign chores beyond their capability.

It is better to have your children start from the less complex task, then train them up to do more complex tasks. For instance, you can’t expect a 2-year-old kid to mop your floor clean, you will end up doing the mopping all over again!


  1. Show empathy and a lot of encouragement

Children like to take pride in what they do, so be kind enough to thank and encourage them, please don’t expect perfection, especially when they are doing the task for the first time.

Children can provoke you sometimes but don’t try to make cleaning or any other chores a punishment for an offence they had committed as they will get discouraged and you will never get a willing participant, they will do it grudgingly. The result of cleaning under the condition is not always desirable and this can piss you off too.


  1. Make Cleaning Fun

Well, we love cleaning, yet for kids, you can spice up the task with music and singing. A little bit of entertainment while doing the chores makes it fun, get the kids to sing along as they carry out the task you have assigned. By doing they will not get bored or tire out easily.

Be creative with your spice of entertainment bearing in mind the kind of task you have assigned, it not advisable to have your little one dancing on a slippery or wet floor, that is not safe! Safety first is the number one rule here. So you need to think about the safest way to make cleaning fun for the kids.


  1. Prize

You can seldom attach a prize to some house chores. Yes, it good to verbally appreciate your children for their efforts but giving them something to show for their efforts can be a motivation for the next cleaning task.

Even though most of the chores will be done by the little ones, we advise that you also have a schedule, so that you can also supervise what they are doing, teens may require less supervision.


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When you ask your kids to do the house chore, you are simply saying you trust them to do the house chore; once they can understand that you trust them, your children have more confidence they will feel more motivated to complete the weekly chores and be more independent, they will probably start suggesting new tasks they can take responsibility for like cleaning the furniture.

Remember you are developing an important skill in their lives, soon these little kids you see will leave for higher institutions where you will not be there to clean or look after them, but with this, you are teaching them how to look after themselves!

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6 Home Cleaning Hacks for a Germ-Free Home

A dirty, cluttered home is a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, dirt, insects, and rodents. These can cause both long and short term health issues for you and your family. For the well-being of those you care about most, it’s important to keep your house clean and healthy, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional cleaning service.

6 Home Cleaning Hacks for a Germ-Free Home

Today we are going to share six simple things you can do to ensure you keep germs, dirt, and pest out of your home

1. Start Your Day by Laying Your Bed

This might appear to be a pointless task, yet having your bed laid assists with keeping your sheets liberated from the residues or specks of dust that buoys through the air the entire day. It additionally has a colossal effect on the general appearance of your bedroom. Having a clean and well-arranged room can help make you have a better sleep.

Peradventure you like having breakfast or snack in bed, food crumbs can be on your bed sheet, which attracts crawling insects like ants and cockroaches. But by laying your bed, you are dusting away those that would have attracted insects to your room.


2. Floor care

This is the most important area of home cleaning, this is where every cleaning services are accessed. Its poses are a major safety hazard when not properly cleaned. Many home accidents have been caused by tripping over a wet floor and other objects.

Dirt on the floor not only makes the entire room look messed up. If you happen to have a family consisting of little children or aged, they may have difficulty walking, they will be prone to injuries this is particularly important in preventing trip and fall injuries.

3. Empty Trash from your Home Every Night

Your trash bin should be outside your home, most residential apartments have their waste bin at their main gate. Keeping trash in your home overnight is like a ‘VIP ticket’ for germs and other crawling pests to come cohabitate.

You don’t need anyone to tell you that air in homes that keep wastes overnight will not smell fresh. It is also the most common cause of smells that can take over a room in a few hours, even the air fresher can disappoint if you keep heaping your waste bin.

Taking your trash out every night will ensure you a breath of fresh air every morning.


4. Wash Dishes Every Night

Make it a habit for washing dishes every night. Like we have suggested disposing of the trash, washing dishes keep insects and rodents away from the kitchen, and reduces the chance of unpleasant odour.

If you are blessed to have a dishwasher, run the cycle before you go to bed and allow the dishes to dry overnight before rearranging them in the rack.

If you wash by hand, allow the wash dishes to dry completely before putting them in the dish rack. Putting hand-washed dishes away in the morning keeps them free of dust and other airborne germs throughout the day.


5. Clean up

Having dirt creates areas for germs to breed and critters to hide. Going through the things you have accumulated each month and disposing of things you have not used helps to keep your home clean and organized.

Plan a day of the month to deep clean your home, thrash all the waste properly; separate the recyclable waste from the non-biodegradable ones.

This way you are not only keeping the germs away but making the climate a lot safer for everyone. If you are too busy with other things, request the service of a professional cleaner.


6. Set up an Everyday Cleaning Timetable

To ensure you keep up on the level of cleaning expected to ensure your house is a healthy place to live, a day by day cleaning timetable can be a smart thought. For instance, you can schedule days you are likely to spend more hours moping of the floor and find other days for glass cleaning and dusting.

The most important aspect of a cleaning schedule is being disciplined enough to keep them, make sure your schedule works well for you!


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Let us help you keep your home healthy every day with regular cleanings or deep cleaning services, so you can focus on the tasks and relationships that are most important to you