Cleaning tips from Evon
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.
Toothbrush: After brushing your teeth,
tap your toothbrush bristle downwards towards sink to remove
residue. Rinse toothbrush and sink with warm/hot water.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
- 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.