We rarely think about a dirty washing machine. We think, quite naturally, that since it is a washing machine that it would remain clean. But washing machines can actually house viruses and bacteria.
So, while many of us think of our washing machines as self-cleaning, that’s far from the case. One study published in 2007 in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology even found that running a typical wash and rinse with detergent was not enough to remove a number of infectious viruses. The key ingredient they found that was needed to do so? Bleach. To clean things for good, run your machine on the sanitize setting with a combination of hot water and a quart of bleach. So long, funky-smelling clothes!
I hope this tip has been helpful.
Tony, Kleaneasy Carpet and Floor Cleaning
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Why use microfiber cloths instead of paper towels? It happens all the time in a typical household. You grab a paper towel — or two, or three — to wipe up a mess when something is spilled. That’s what paper towels are for, right?
Paper Towels Have a Good Purpose But …
But something else you might have experienced using paper towels is for polishing your nice granite countertop, rubbing and scrubbing but still seeing streaks on the surface. You keep going until you have exhausted not only your stock of paper towels, but your own energy as well.
And what about the mirrors and windows in your home? Have you ever sprayed them with window cleaner and no matter how much you rubbed and scrubbed with a paper towel, you still saw those little swirly marks?
Of course. Happens all the time!
Microfiber Cloths are Just Better
We have nothing against paper towels. We all use them and need them. But there is a better choice when it comes to cleaning many of the surfaces in your home. What’s that better choice? A microfiber cloth or towel, and it solves all kinds of cleaning challenges.
Microfibers are amazing things. They are normally made from polyester, sometimes with other fibers added, and can be reused again and again and again with normal laundering. (Just don’t use fabric softener as that leaves a residue on the towel.) The word “micro” is key: Tiny filaments that act like thirsty grime-seeking sponges. Microfibers are soft and eagerly grab dirt, spills and more, leaving the surface sparkling clean. Those shiny surfaces in your home are perfect for microfibers.
Bonus: Anyone who believes in cleaning “green” and recycling should consider using microfibers. They are environmentally a superior choice. You can purchase them from virtually any store that sells cleaning products. Try them out.
So toss in the towel — the paper one, anyway.
The Kleaneasy Team
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Have you ever thought about the good feeling you get when things just seemed to be as they should be. I love feeling good and I imagine you do as well. But what makes for that "good feeling?" I suppose it depends on the individual as I am sure we each feel good about different things. Perhaps you can relate to some of these.
The Good Feeling of Good Health
When I feel good physically and my health is good it just makes for an all around "good feeling" day. We all want good health. In order to maintain a level of good health I try to do what my doctor tells me. It is the same advice all doctors give:
- eat healthy (avoid the "junk" food")
- get plenty of exercise
- supplement meals with high-quality vitamins
These tips can't keep us perfectly healthy all the time BUT "feeling good" is more likely when we follow them. Although I do not really enjoy working out every other day, I have to acknowledge that my doctor is right. I stay trim amd my overall health is good enough that I can carry out the physical demands of cleaning carpet and tile. I also avoid junk food and try to maintain healthier eating habits ... although I do have my occasional moment of weakness :-) .
Following this plan does make me feel good most of the time.
The Good Feeling of Good Relationships
Here is something that I assume you already know. The special and significant people in our lives can add to that "good feeling" we all desire. I am especially blessed with a great lady in my life. She just happens to be my wife and I adore her. Waking up each day knowing that she is with me, loves me, and supports me keeps me feeling good.
I also have children that I have a great relationship with. I get to see them focus on their goals (they are each young adults now) and they want my insights, opinions, and help. The fact that they need me and depend on me makes me feel great!
I also have some good friends and a wonderful church family full of people who I love and admire. They bring a special feeling of joy to my life and I am thankful for each one of them.
Think about it. Aren't you surrounded by some wonderful people who bring that "good feeling" to you?
That Good Feeling of a Good Purpose
What is your purpose in life? Ever thought about it? I am sure you have. I have learned that the "good feelings" of life are often connected to our sense of purpose. What makes the world an interesting place is that even though there are billions of people alive today, no two are exactly alike. We each have our own desires and interests and within those interests lies the seeds of purpose.
I believe each of us should wake each day and prepare to carry out what we were purposed to do (born to do) with our lives. Maybe you are an author, a dedicated mom, a hopeful business owner, a dedicated employee, or are living out some other meaningful purpose. Whatever your purpose is, when you are engaged in it, that "good feeling" is always near.
I trust these thoughts have been meaningful to you.
Kleaneasy Carpet and Floor Cleaning
No one knows if there is really a connection between cleanliness and godliness. The heritage of Israel (particularly the ancient Jewish people) was quite concerned with the concepts of cleanliness and uncleanliness. Their religious law codes outlined the details and aspects of each. They were told to avoid things like touching dead bodies, eating certain animals, going near people with leprosy, and being near bodily discharges. If they had done any of these things the rules related to how to wash one's self were elaborate and detailed. For the ancient Jews, keeping the religious laws and standards was considered prerequisites to approaching their God. This is why it is no wonder that the expression has its foundation in ancient Jewish literature.
Jesus seemed to be more concerned about what goes on inside a person's heart rather than whether they were dirty physically. He reminded us that it is what comes out of us (from the inside out) that defiles us in the eyes of God. This is what we should be most concerned about according to Jesus.
So, whatever position is more accurate remains open for debate. We all can agree, however, that being clean certainly makes us feel better physically. We feel better physically and emotionally when we live and work in a clean environment. I know I always feel better after a hot shower or when I have cleaned my home, office, or garage. I am sure you do as well.
I trust this post has been of interest.
Kleaneasy Carpet and Floor