No more stinky towels!

There's nothing worse than stepping out of the shower only to grab a fresh towel with a terrible odor of mildew. Don't fret...this is a common problem with bath towels. Since they spend so much time being wet, it's easy for mildew to grow on the cotton fibers. The good news is that this simple trick will eliminate the not-so-pleasant smell from your towels. Just follow these steps:

  • Use hot water Set your washer to the hottest water setting possible. This is essential for this trick to be effective

  • Add vinegar Run the towels on a quick cycle with hot water and add a cup of white vinegar to the load--don't add any detergent or fabric softener.

  • Add baking soda Now, run the towels again on a quick cycle with hot water, and this time add a cup of baking soda to the load. Just like last time, there's no need to add detergent or fabric softener.

  • Dry the towels Finally, toss the towels in the dyer and set it to the hottest and longest setting to ensure that your towels are completely dry. After the cycle has ended, take a whiff of your towels--you won't believe the difference!

Looking for a high-tech high-touch approach to house cleaning in San Diego? 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 858-705-4115 and we'll take care of the rest.

Posted on February 3rd 2014

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.

Looking for a high-tech, high-touch approach to house cleaning in San Diego? 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 858-705-4115 and we'll take care of the rest.

Posted on September 6th 2013

New partnership: Cleaning for a Reason

We are proud to announce a partnership with Cleaning for a Reason. This tremendous organization serves throughout the United States and Canada to partner with cleaning agencies like Golden Shine and offer complimentary house cleanings for women undergoing treatment for cancer. To date, Cleaning for a Reason has assisted more than 13,000 women with cancer! We are honored to partner with such a wonderful organization to care for women in need throughout Southern California.

To learn more about the organization or to apply for their services, visit www.cleaningforareason.org.

Looking for a high-tech high-touch approach to house cleaning in San Diego? 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 858-705-4115 and we'll take care of the rest.

Posted on August 23rd 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 San Diego? 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 858-705-4115 and we'll take care of the rest.

Posted on August 15th 2013
Archives - RSS
© 2014 Golden Shine Cleaning Agency