Cleaning and disinfecting toys

If you have children in your home, you probably have more than a few bins filled with toys. It's important that these toys get cleaned and disinfected regularly, to prevent germs from spreading in your home and to keep your little ones healthy. We've put together some great tips for cleaning all kinds of toys:

  • To clean small, non battery-operated toys, simply place them in the dishwasher and run a regular cycle. This will clean and disinfect a large quantity of toys in a short period of time.

  • For bigger toys, disinfect them with a basic bleach solution. Using a large bucket, or even the bathtub, mix cup of bleach with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with water and then air dry.

  • If toys have batteries and cannot be soaked in water, use a towel to wipe them with the bleach solution. Rinse by wiping down a second time with a water-wet towel.

  • For fabric toys, blankets, and stuffed animals, wash them in the laundry with hot water.

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Posted on August 23rd 2013

Organizing your pantry

If you feel overwhelmed and annoyed every time you open your kitchen pantry, then this blog post is for you! Here are some general guidelines to have your pantry looking neat and orderly in no time!

1. First, empty all the shelves of your pantry. This will enable you to see the back corners, take a closer look at everything in your pantry, and start sorting. Then, take a wet paper towel and thoroughly wipe down all of the shelves and corners.

2. If any items are expired or suspicious looking, throw them away. This will immediately free up some space in your pantry.

3. Next, begin to group things together in categories, like baking supplies, lunchbox items for the kids, or canned goods.

4. Put the grouped items into plastic trays or bins for easy access later. Slide these bins/trays back into the pantry with the most frequently used items at eye level and on the front shelves.

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Posted on August 15th 2013

Tidying your home before vacation

Are you and your family trying to sneak in one last vacation before school starts this Fall? In addition to packing your suitcases or loading up the car before heading out, it's also a great idea to give your home a quick clean before you depart, it will make that post-vacation transition so much easier. Who doesn't love coming home from a long trip to a spotless house? Here are some areas to focus on when tidying up before your trip:

  • The Kitchen This area is especially important to leave clean so you can keep the bugs at bay. If there are even a few crumbs left behind while you're on vacation, you could come home to a mess. To avoid this problem, toss out any old food, be sure that all containers are properly closed, and wipe down all surfaces to eliminate any trace of food. Before you leave the kitchen, be sure to sweep or vacuum the floors to grab any crumbs you may have missed.

  • Empty trash cans It's a good idea to empty all trash cans in the house--including bedrooms, bathrooms, and the kitchen. Plus, you never know what kind of odors will arise from those trash cans if they are left to sit for a week while you're on vacation.

  • House plants If you have any plants in your home, be sure to give them a good watering before you leave. Otherwise, you'll come home to a droopy plant and a pile of dead leaves littering the floors.

  • Floors and carpets In the process of loading up the car for vacation, it's likely that your family has tracked some grass or dirt in from the outside. It's a great idea to give your carpets and floors a final sweep before hitting the road, to ensure that stains and dirt don't have the chance to settle while you're gone.

Looking for a high-tech high-touch approach to house cleaning in Orange County? Golden Shine house cleaning services can take care of your cleaning needs with deep cleaning, move-in cleaning, and green cleaning. Give Golden Shine a call at 949-336-1440 and we'll take care of the rest.

Posted on August 13th 2013

Clean green with Golden Shine!

Clean Green with Golden Shine!

A few weeks ago, we were thrilled to make an appearance on KUSI's Good Morning San Diego to share some tips on the best (and worst) green cleaning products. Watch this clip to hear Matt Rall, Golden Shine's president, offer a few tips for keeping your home free from toxins through our green cleaning services. Learn more about green cleaning from Golden Shine.

Looking for a high-tech high-touch approach to house cleaning in Orange County? Golden Shine house cleaning services can take care of your cleaning needs with deep cleaning, move-in cleaning, and green cleaning. Give Golden Shine a call at 949-336-1440 and we'll take care of the rest.

Posted on August 8th 2013
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