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It is often believed that carpets and allergies are not a good combination. Those who suffer from serious cases of asthma and allergies have gone to the extreme length of replacing all their carpets with hard wood and laminate flooring in order to avoid the allergens which become locked inside carpet fibres. 

However, a regularly cleaned carpet can actually help to reduce any allergens in your home. Laminate and hard wood floors regularly become dusty which can further irritate allergy suffers. Carpets on the other hand will trap any dust or soil allergens within the pile, enabling you to eliminate them with ease. 

Many homes use chlorine bleach for many applications. This powerful detergent disinfects surfaces, cleans products, and also kills mildew and mold. Although bleach is useful, it may be dangerous if not used carefully or properly. Therefore, you must be cautious when using it, most especially if you have pets or children within your household.

The Maids of Durham in Ajax, Ontario provides housekeeping services in which the products used are not only environmentally friendly, but also work the same or much better than chlorine bleach. That is the reason our services are designed to not only give you the best results in a safe way, but also ensure that you live in a safer environment once we leave your home.

Nevertheless, if you must use bleach (most households do), use it with caution and be sure to follow safety guidelines.

Most people's knowledge of dust mites is limited to the barest details and generally involves common misconceptions based in urban myth. Most people know that dust mites are little bugs of one kind or another. They'll tell you they cause infestations and maybe a painful rash. They certainly make you sneeze! And they'll often repeat the old saw about dust mites adding ten pounds of weight in dead skin to the cushions on your couch. But what is the truth about dust mites?

Doing the dirty job: Without any doubt, cleaning is one of the most unimpressive and annoying tasks that you can expect to include in your daily list of activities. However, if a new study is to be believed, you might just want to consider putting in that extra effort. Mundane and simple physical activities such as washing and cleaning dishes in the kitchen can lower your risk of contracting unfavorable health issues such as Alzheimer's disease. Although that does not mean that you get a clean chit, it effectively reduces the probability of you going down with such conditions, even though you may be on the wrong side of seventy!

Chemical drain cleaners are among the most toxic household cleaning detergents which can drain through your kitchen sink. Most of the drain openers contain lye and caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) which is very corrosive, can burn skin, lungs and even your eyes. It is also a respiratory irritant. It is best if you can avoid them and go for natural unclogger.

Below I will look at recipe which is not only an easy green drain unclogger recipe but also very cheap and it comprises of harmless products which you may be having in your house.

There are different numerous types of items which make cabinets harder to organize than any other space in the kitchen. That is why it is important to stick to a simple organization strategy. 

Lack of good organization in the kitchen cabinets can lead to mishaps in the kitchen like cups and dishes tumbling out when one opens the cabinets.

Microfiber is an outstanding fabric for furniture because it is stylish, durable and comfy. However it is may pose challenges when it comes to clean it. Most of the micro fiber fabrics cannot be cleaned by use of water and soap. The tricky part of cleaning this material with water is that water marks remain on the couch giving it an unpleasant look.

This is where the big challenge sets in. the following is a step by step guide of how to clean micro fiber furniture.

Aromatherapy has been shown to have tremendous effects on people’s well-being- of course it is a positive effect. The benefits of aromatherapy in your home are simply innumerable. These benefits lie in the use of a fragrance. Many people assume that those aromatic fragrances only serve to mask unwanted smells in the house. This is a wrong belief as these fragrances are also used to stimulate the senses and some even have a calming effect on the body and others just uplift the atmosphere of a room.

There are just so many aromatic herbs that you can use in your house. Rosemary and basil are simply great to the sense of smell even in their natural state. How you can buy they can be bought in oil state and use for aromatherapy for your home.

Over the years, vinegar product has been extracted from many materials, including grains, beets, molasses, coconut, sorghum, fruits and many more. Vinegar can be effectively used for cleaning purposes in the home. This is majorly because it is cheap and is widely available. Furthermore, it is non-toxic, does not pollute the land always stays for a very long time without losing its strength. The following are some of the uses of vinegar as a cleaning agent:

Cleaning windows

Vinegar is used instead of toxic window cleaning chemicals. Most of these chemicals are very expensive to acquire and one will end up spending a lot of money. Simply mix two tablespoons of white vinegar together with a cup of water and put the solution into a spray bottle. Randomly squirt on the dirty windows and repeatedly scrub using a piece of newspaper. Paper towels should not be used as it causes streaking. 

If there is one thing that most people can agree upon, it's that today's families are busy. With two income earners, after-school activities and a myriad of other chores to be done, little time is left for cleaning. It's no wonder that this chore is one of the most common to get outsourced to professionals. You may be wondering, however, 'how safe is it having a maid service come into my home?' That is a very valid question, and one that can be answered using some common sense and simple strategies. 

Company vs. Private Cleaners
First, you have to decide whether or not you want a professional service, or a private cleaner working on her own. There are pros and cons to both. A company will have a pool of cleaning ladies that are fully trained and reliable. On the other hand, a company may rotate their cleaners, meaning you will get a different cleaning lady each time.

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