Cleaning Tips

10 Quick and Easy Cleaning Tips

A Shore Maid has been providing South Jersey homes and offices with superior cleanings with an attention to detail since 1995. Drawing on our 10+ years of cleaning experience, we wanted to share our some of our top cleaning tips with you! For more cleaning tips, view our expert articles.

  1. Use an old pillowcase to dust your fan blades. A pillowcase will prevent the dust from falling off the fan and into the air or onto the floor and furniture underneath.
  2. To clean a dirty microwave, heat a cup of water in there for a few minutes on high. The steam from the water will loosen any food that’s stuck on the walls and make it easier to wipe away.
  3. Keep an open box of baking soda on the shelf of your refrigerator to prevent bad odors.
  4. When cleaning your kitchen counters, start to the left of the stove, and work your way clockwise. Your stovetop is likely the dirtiest of the kitchen surfaces, so cleaning it last will prevent smearing grease elsewhere.
  5. Use lemon oil to clean bathroom or kitchen tiles. It will make the tiles shine, as well as prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
  6. Apply a teaspoon of lemon oil to your glass shower doors bi-monthly to prevent to get the water to roll off.
  7. Clean with microfiber cloths instead of paper towels. Microfiber clothes are effective at cleaning away dirt and grime, and because they’re reusable, they’re better for the environment and your wallet.
  8. To rid sponges of bacteria, disinfect them by squeezing out excess water and microwaving them on high for 1 minute. Once a sponge is worn or smelly, it’s time to replace it.
  9. When sweeping, always clean from top to bottom so that dust or crumbs that fall on the floor as you’re cleaning won’t be missed. Also make sure you are using the correct broom. Brooms with finer bristles are ideal for indoor spaces because they are effective at picking up smaller dirt particles. As for the outdoors, use a broom with stronger and stiffer bristles.
  10. Mount a hanging rack and place a shoe rack near the front floor for storing your shoes, jackets, hats and keys. This will help prevent a cluttered foyer.