Category Archives: Cleaning Tips

“You Use a Toothbrush for What?”: How to Use Your Leftover Toothbrushes for Deep Cleaning

toothbrushes for deep cleaning

One of my favorite tools for cleaning is a toothbrush! Before you throw away your old toothbrush, stop and check out these tips on how to use your leftover toothbrushes for deep cleaning: Kitchen I keep a plastic cup in my caddy under the sink with a few old toothbrushes. They are great for  getting […]

Am I Disinfecting My Home Effectively?

disinfecting home effectively

We’re all trying our best to make sure our cleaning endeavors are efficient. How do you make sure the time you spend sanitizing your house isn’t used in vain? How do you know if your disinfecting products and techniques are effective? Here are a few steps to take to make sure you’re disinfecting your home […]

DIY: Make Your Own Disinfecting Wipes

homemade disinfecting wipes

With all the creepy, unseen viruses in our world today, we all want to do our part in minimizing the spreading of germs. Unfortunately, it is getting harder to find certain items that were once so readily available — including disinfectant wipes. They can be difficult to locate and a little pricey at times, but […]

Do UV Lamps and Wands Work?

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Are UV ion lamps and wands safe? Do they really disinfect surfaces and kill viruses? These are great questions. As the flu season approaches, UV lamps and wands are some additional treatments you can provide in your own home to keep you and your family safe. There are many UV lamps and wands to choose […]

Disinfectant Safety: Best Practices to Stay Healthy During the Christmas Season

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Don’t you love the automatic doors where you shop? Unfortunately, not all stores have the convenience of sanitary door options. Have you opened the store door and then searched frantically for your hand sanitizer?  One day while out with a friend, we stopped for lunch at a local diner. Before I reached the door she […]

Give the Gift of a Clean Home: TLC Gift Certificates

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The holidays are sneaking up on us, and it’s time to start nailing down your gifts for loved ones. And what could be a better (or more practical) Christmas present than a gift certificate for a sparkling home? That’s right — TLC Home Services offers cleaning gift certificates. The certificate recipient will be grateful for […]

Post-Thanksgiving Clean-Up: Prepare for Your Christmas Celebrations

Christmas cleanup

With Thanksgiving 2020 under our belt (and all the food that comes with it), there’s so much excitement for Christmas and the other upcoming holidays! But after one completed holiday, your well-lived-in house is likely a bit of a mess again. The muddy footprints and food-covered furniture are signs of a good time, but it’s […]

Battling Flu Season: Clean, Disinfect and Sanitize

battling flu season

With colds coming in waves and the flu rearing its head, keeping a clean home is essential to keeping a healthy home this winter. From December through February, flu season will be at its peak, though it can linger until May. Are you ready to battle the germs this year? According to the CDC, cleaning, […]

3 Tips for Easing Holiday Cleaning Stress

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The holidays are quickly approaching! We can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is two weeks away, but the whirlwind that is 2020 has brought us here before we could even blink. While the holiday season is beautiful and fun, it can also come with a load of additional stressful planning. As you make preparations for your […]