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Fast And Cheap Spring Cleaning Ideas

Fast And Cheap Spring Cleaning Ideas – The spring is coming and we need to prepare the home for the nice weather and the sunlight. We will not get away without the traditional window cleaning and dusting, but we have prepared for you a few quick and inexpensive tips for maintaining order and cleanliness everywhere at home. Take a look at some of the areas that you usually forget to clean during the regular cleaning activities.

Some Quick Cleaning Ideas for a Better Spring Cleaning

Fill in the bath tub with warm water and mild detergent and soak in the pillows. Leave the pillows in the tub for at least 30 minutes. When water and detergent penetrate pillows; rinse the pillows with clean warm water. When finished with the cleaning press the pillows hard to remove the excess water and leave those on the balcony to air dry.

No matter where you live and how often you sweep the surfaces, the glass surfaces usually need cleaning every week. Accumulation of dust on the glass table and other surface can be prevented by the following method: mix one teaspoon of softener and warm water and wipe surfaces with a damp cloth. This will not only clean them, but will also reduce static electricity, which will prevent the accumulation of dust.

You can shine silverware by placing a sheet of foil and a teaspoon of baking soda in a plastic bowl. Place the silverware inside – each one should be in contact with the foil. Pour some boiling water and keep utensils inside the bowl for about 15 minutes. Finally rinse and polish.
You need to clean and freshen up all plastic pieces that you use on the terrace or in the garden. The ideal cleaning product for that plastic furniture is toothpaste. Squeeze plenty of whitening toothpaste on the brush and scrub hard the furniture. Polish the surface with soft cloth and if needed rinse the surface with clean water.

Do not forget to clean also the upholstery and cushions for the garden furniture. You may try to clean them at home using appropriate cleaning products or you may use professional cleaning services to make sure the garden furniture is perfectly clean for the warm evenings.

A good idea is to combine the cleaning of the carpets and the inside furniture upholstery with the cleaning of the outside furniture.

Spring Into The Garden With Your Outdoor Patio Umbrella

Spring Into The Garden With Your Outdoor Patio Umbrella
Spring is here and if you haven’t already, it is time to prepare for the fun days of summer. There are no two better places to enjoy these times other than your back yard or in the great outdoors whether it is at the beach or along the banks of a river. The key ingredient needed is of course an Outdoor Patio Umbrella. This might seem like an unusual item to be considered a key ingredient, but with the constant research being done with regard to the sun’s strength and damaging rays, it is an acknowledged fact that people using the outdoors need to protect themselves from the damaging UV rays. This is done by a combination of sunscreens, clothing and a shade structure such as an umbrella or shade sail.
The UV rays are not just focused on us directly by the sun, but also are reflected off the ground and surrounding structures. It is therefore recommended that you make use of the largest possible outdoor patio umbrella that can be used under the circumstances. External influences limiting the size would range from how windy the location is, to any physical features such as a tree or low hanging roof structure that might block the use altogether or limit the size. The design and manufacture of the umbrella can help to a large extent in overcoming these limitations.
For shade over a table you have the option of an umbrella that is located through the center of the table and if the table is not designed with a hole in the center to accept the umbrella the user has the ability to use an offset umbrella that will allow you to cover the complete table as well. Regardless of the style of umbrella that you are using, canopies with wind vents built into them, effectively allow the wind pressure to be released from under the umbrella, providing improved wind resilience. Other factors contributing to the ability of the structure to withstand wind damage would be the materials used for the frame. Pricing of the product is very often influenced by the quality of the materials. Some manufacturers make use of poles and ribs that are manufactured from a thicker aluminum or metal, while others will use materials such as fiberglass for the ribs. The theory being that the fiberglass ribs will flex and return to their original shape under windy conditions. Different grades of wood are also used in the manufacture, again having a direct influence on the wear resilience. Outdoor Patio Umbrellas range in size from seven foot to sixteen foot and beach umbrellas are usually supplied in six foot diameter. Commercial Grade umbrellas besides having better quality materials and components, also generally do not offer cranks for opening and closing the umbrella, nor tilt mechanisms. These components, although useful, tend to be the “Achilles heel” of patio umbrellas, making them more susceptible to wind damage. These commercial patio umbrellas are a great investment for any hotel, restaurant or country club.