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Cleaning tips from Evon


  1. Bath Tub:  Wet tub and sprinkle lightly with cleanser (such as baking soda).  Scrub with 3m Scouring Pad, starting away from the drain.  DO NOT rinse until scrubbing is completed.  Don't forget the faucets!  If need be, use an old toothbrush for hard to reach corners.  Rinse well afterwards and dry tub with a clean dry cloth to give the extra shine.
     
  2. Toothbrush:  After brushing your teeth, tap your toothbrush bristle downwards towards sink to remove residue.  Rinse toothbrush and sink with warm/hot water.
     
  3. Mould on Ceiling:  Sponge mop, bucket of clean water, 1/3 disinfectant (of your choice) & 2/3 water in a good spray bottle.  For safety purposes, use goggles and mask.  Damp sponge mop and spray diluted disinfectant on mould. Mop ceiling in a gentle one-way stroke. DO NOT go back and forth.  After two one-way strokes, rinse mop in bucket of clean water and repeat process until ceiling is clean.  ALWAYS test spot a small area before you begin.
     
  4. Fly spots:  I like using baby wipes for this as they are gentle to your skin and most surfaces.  The easy to handle pieces also allow me to spot clean areas which have fly spots without creating any mess.  Just wipe it off!
     
  5. Wall Marks:  This is a complex matter as it depends on the type of marks on the wall.  For general wall marks here such as pencil, crayon and finger prints, again I recommend baby wipes because they lift the stain without "staining" and/or "stretching" the stains on the walls.
     
  6. Kitchen Cupboards:  One capful of disinfectant in half a bucket of warm soapy water.  Damp scouring pad in mixed solution and SCRUB away.  If stain is stubborn, use a scraper and BE GENTLE!  Last but not least, don't forget to dry the surface for that extra squeaky clean.
     
  7. Chopping Board and Kitchen Knives:  I like to clean my cooking area with natural products.  Cut a couple of juicy lemons with your kitchen knives and squeeze them on to your chopping board to naturally disinfect and clean it. The lemon juice will rid your chopping board and knives of meat, garlic or onion odour.  Leave it in your kitchen sink and rinse off the next morning.
     
  8. Mould on Wallpaper:  A scouring pad, dry cloth and two capfuls of disinfectant (of your choice) in a pail of clean water.  Damp the scouring pad in mixture and scrub wallpaper gently until mould lifts.  Mould on wallpaper is easier to remove than those on ceilings.  Work in small areas at a time.  Then after, dry off with dry cloth.  The disinfectant will prevent the mould from coming back!
     
  9. Tidying:  When you take something out, make sure you put it back.  Let this good habit grow and soon you will notice that cleaning is no longer difficult as there is no clutter!
     
  10. Deodorising:  Use natural flowers or fragrance such as lavender oil, tea tree oil and rosewater to deodorise your home!  Follow manufactures instructions to create mixture into spray bottle for easy use.

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