Least Favorite Things…

I love a clean house, but there are certain chores that I really hate doing. I have a Roomba, so vacuuming is a breeze. Dusting is easy, and doesn’t take much effort, and as strange as some people may find it, I love cleaning the kitchen. Mostly, that is because I love a clean kitchen most of all. And I always end my cleaning ritual by dropping an orange peel down the garbage disposal. The orange always tastes great, too.


My least favorite chores are the ones I only do a couple of times a year—cleaning the chandelier and the ceiling fans. For someone who is vertically challenged (like myself, standing at a whopping 5’1”), these tasks are incredibly inconvenient. And my chandelier requires a 9 foot later for me to get to it—it hangs from the second floor ceiling. Needless to say, it is a chore I would rather not have to do.


I was therefore thrilled to discovery that most Las Vegas window cleaning companies will clean your chandeliers and ceiling fans for you, for a small additional price. So, now, whenever I have my windows washed (also only a couple of times a year), I have them clean my chandelier and ceiling fans, too.

Spring Cleaning

There are a lot of things we use in our every day lives that we don’t give the attention they deserve.  I have been thinking about one of these things a lot recently–something that we probably abuse more than anything else in our houses. Carpets. We walk on them, we sit on them, we play on them, we sometimes even sleep on them. Yet, other than vacuuming them, we rarely take the time to really clean them.

There is nothing better than the feel of clean carpets beneath your bare feet. So why is it so hard for us to take the time to call a carpet cleaner and get it done?  Perhaps it is the investment; perhaps it is the noise of the machines; perhaps it is damp carpets just after they are cleaned. But all of those little downsides are worth the outcome: fresh, clean carpets. So take the time and find an Orlando carpet cleaner today.

So how often should we be cleaning our carpets?  I have always had a goal of once a year, but I cannot for the life of me tell you where I got that from. And I have yet to meet that goal. In fact, unless I have a spill or notice a stain, I don’t even think about it. It wasn’t until recently that I began to think about the condition of my carpets and what regular care they should be getting.

After doing a little research, I discovered that there is no set rule for how often carpets should be cleaned.  As with many things in life, it depends a lot on the circumstances. If there is low-traffic, you can go longer without having them cleaned. If there is high-traffic, you will need to have them cleaned more frequently. So, a person living by his or herself will not need to get his/her carpets cleaned nearly as often as, say, a family of four. Other things trigger the need for more frequent carpet cleanings, too: whether you own cats or dogs, where you live and what gets tracked in regularly, whether you wear shoes in the house, etc.  That said, my research did reveal that most professionals agree that, regardless of the above factors, most carpets will need to be cleaned at least once a year. So when it comes time to find an Orlando carpet cleaner, keep these things in mind.

And even though scheduling a time for a carpet cleaner to come to your home may be inconvenient and even seem like a pain in the butt, remember that the few hours a year that you invest in your carpets is well worth it.