Home Maintenance

House chores can be time-consuming and draining, especially if you have no routine. You may find yourself overwhelmed by little tasks. However, with good organization, housework can be fast and enjoyable. The following are some tips that can help you to keep your house clean and well organized.

Put Everything in Its Place After Use

return everything in its place after usePutting things where they belong once finished with them eases the burden. It also saves time as you won't have to waste time the next time you need to use a specific item. You can label house stuff, especially if you have young kids.

Encouraging your family to put things back where they belong ensures that your house stays organized always. For example, teach your kids to put their toys in one place. Also, teach them to clear their playroom once done playing. This not only makes the room organized but also ensures cleanliness and teaches them to be responsible.

Clean One Room at a Time

clean one place at a timeMoving from one room to the other without first finishing up may waste a lot of time. Start with one place, preferably one with the most work or needs more attention, then move to the one with the least cleaning needs.

Involve the Whole Family

If your kids are of age, it is best to involve them in house chores. You can start by light duties and adding on to others as they grow up. This will help you not to burn out or feel burdened. Teach your kids to put laundry in the right place, arrange their rooms, and remove food remains from the utensils before putting them in the sink.

Clean the Wash Rooms After Using Them

clean bathroom after useCleaning these rooms after use ensures you of not pilling up work for later. It also prevents staining, foul smell, or mildew in the house. If left for later, these three rooms may store up dirt and become slippery. Cleaning them after you use them is also a safety measure for your family.

Try to Clean up at Night

There is nothing as beautiful as waking up to a clean and organized house. It gives you motivation and energy to start the day. You can clean the dishes at night, organize the living room, and clean up the dining area before sleep. If you plan to do laundry the following day, you can sort it out to save time as you wash.

 

If you have a mold infestation, then you are not alone. Almost everyone gets a mold infestation from time to time. Mold is more than a major nuisance. It darkens decks, creates black spots, discolors sidewalls and blackens gout in the shower. On top of that, the microscopic pores can cause irritation, bad odors, sneezing, runny nose and allergic reactions.

How To Get Rid Of Mold - Overview

The first thing is identifying if you truly mold on wallhave a mold, and we will cover that below. The most important thing here is to try to assess the mold infestation. From there you can decide if the problem can be dealt with by yourself or if it’s something that a professional service is needed.

If it seems infestation is widespread, then it's something that you need to let the professionals handle the problem. A widespread mold problem is a problematic situation. The problems with a widespread mold infestation are too much to handle for a non-professional. With that being said, this article is aimed at cleaning small to mild mold problems. Let's start with step 1.

Step 1 - Identification

The first step is identifying if it’s truly a mold that you are dealing with. You might mistake dirt for a mold colony. Dirt is easier to clean, and you don't have to go through all these steps. Fortunately, it’s easy to identify a mold colony.

You can use a drop of bleach to identify a mold colony. Drop bleach into the dark spot and leave it for a minute or two. If the spot lightens in color, then it’s a mold colony, and you can proceed to Step 2.

Step 2 - Preparation

You will need to prepare a cleaning solution to eliminate the mold. We suggest that use a mixture of 1 part bleach for every 8 parts of water, plus a bit of detergent. The bleach will kill the mold, and the detergent will make it easier for you to separate it from the surface. You may also need to prepare your gear.

Use gloves and goggles when cleaning the mold using our suggested solution as the bleach can irritate your skin or eyes upon contact. Once everything is prepared, move to step 3

Step 3 - Scrub

Before you start scrubbing, make sure you wet the area. This is to ensure that the spores do not go airborne. From then on, you can simply scrub the mold off the surface. After scrubbing, you may need to use a vacuum cleaner.

Start vacuuming debris and mold while it’s still wet. This prevents the mold spores from floating into the air. After that, wash the surface with water. On to the next step.

Step 4 - Drying

Just allow the surface to dry. Or, if you have humidifiers, place them in the same room and set it to "dry".

mold inside house.Mold can be very annoying, and they can also be a health hazard. Thankfully, it’s easy to remove them if the colony is not too widespread. When removing the mold, remember the steps above - identification, preparation, scrub and drying. Lastly, if the problem is too widespread, the best option is to call the professionals.