How to Get Rid of That ‘Trash Can’ Smell

Your kitchen is more than just a spot for cooking. It’s where you come together with family and friends. It’s where everyone gathers during a party, and where kids do homework and arts and crafts after school. Bottom line? Your kitchen is where life happens, every day. But it’s also a space where work happens – and, sometimes, that work can be, well, smelly. This is especially true when it comes to the trash. Like it or not, our trash cans be a major source of stinky smells. After all, ...

2018-11-28T17:46:29+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Residential Cleaning|

How to Clean Your Stovetop

Nothing impresses a guest at a dinner party more than watching you, the remarkably skilled host, stand before your stovetop, flipping, sauteing, and managing all of your pots and pans with ease. Of course, nothing turns off a dinner guest more than walking into your kitchen and seeing a stovetop caked in crusty grease, leftover food, and years’ worth of burn marks. No amount of skill is going to make up for that one! Fortunately, cleaning your stovetop doesn’t have to be a major chore, no matter what type of ...

2018-11-05T17:46:40+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Residential Cleaning|

How to Clean Brand New Surfaces

After weeks of planning, you’ve finally finished that renovation. The contractors peel back the tarp, a cleaning crew does the all-important final pass to make sure everything’s good to go, and then… Then, finally, you get to enjoy the newest piece of your home! But not so fast! Now that you’ve done the upgrades… Do you know what it takes to keep everything looking spotless, without causing any lasting damage? In Chicago, new construction homes and renovation projects alike tend to focus on a few things. Kitchens are huge focus ...

2018-08-13T16:55:08+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Residential Cleaning|

Bamboo Towels Vs. Paper Towels

“Oh, just grab a paper towel!” This is an easy refrain to fall into, especially when you do lots of tasks around the house. Paper towels are handy, and they can help with all sorts of DIY jobs, from mopping up spills to helping wipe down surfaces in your kitchen and bathroom. But, for a lot of us, there’s a major guilt trip that can come with tearing off a new paper towel. Going through a lot of these towels can feel wasteful, especially since a used paper towel can’t ...

2018-07-25T11:05:46+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Residential Cleaning|

How to Clean the Machines that Clean for You – Washing Machines and Dishwashers

There a few household appliances that seem to fly under the radar when it comes to cleaning, mainly because, well, they typically do the cleaning for you. For example, you may be under-cleaning your home’s dishwasher and washing machine! It’s true; those magical appliances that turn your dishes and clothes from dirty to dirtless need the occasional wash themselves. Now, we know what you might be thinking: “Aren’t they clean because of all the dish soap and laundry detergent I use when I throw in a load of laundry or ...

2018-07-10T12:23:26+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Residential Cleaning|