The Benefits of Using Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

The Benefits of Using Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Cleaning is part of our human nature… although this statement may vary and be debatable. It’s still a fact because we do it at times we don’t think we’re doing it. A simple dusting, wiping, and/or washing of plates after a meal is called cleaning.

On the other hand, cleaning as in “cleaning” rooms of your house is often times a bigger task for us. And we refer to it as the literal meaning of it. But if you’re one of those who are invested in real cleanliness (although we actually all are), we see to it that the supplies, equipment, and products that we use when cleaning are safe and non-hazardous to our health.

The truth is, especially in times like these, we’re giving more attention to using natural cleaning products.

Why Use Natural/Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?

Natural Cleaning Products are Safe to Use

Okay, for the record, we’re not saying that all regular cleaning products are bad. We’re just pointing out that from the name itself, natural products are products you can find in your local store. There’s also a chance that you might already have it at home, you’re just not aware of it yet.

Natural products contain their own preservatives (chemicals) compared to the regular ones having chemicals to prolong their shelf life before its expiration. Lastly, the natural chemicals it has are less harmful to the stuff you’re cleaning but having the same clean-effectiveness.

Natural Cleaning Products are Eco-Friendly

Who would not want to use eco-friendly products, right? By using it, you’re having the luxury of enjoying the cleanliness you seek for. But at the same time, you’re helping to save the environment one way or another. For example, you’re using biodegradable cleaning materials (that of course are reusable), which in the long run is easier to dispose of when the time comes.

Natural Cleaning Products are Good for Your Well-Being

It is related to the two benefits mentioned above. We don’t want to use cleaning products that can clean but can deteriorate our health, right? Our health is our top priority which is why we are cleaning. And it’s not beneficial to use cleaning products containing chemicals that can weaken our immune system. Eco-Friendly cleaning products contain fewer allergens.

Natural Cleaning Products are both Cost-Efficient and Cost-Effective

Companies that are promoting eco-friendly cleaning products and materials are generally offering “refill” and “replace” options.

The refill option means (for example) that instead of having you (the consumer) buy a bottle(s) every time the cleaning product runs out, you have the option to refill that same bottle instead. They offer the same products in refill packaging and in different sizes.

The replace option applies to cleaning materials where a part of it can be replaced instead of buying another of the same material. For example, you bought a wet mop but over time the mop head is worn out. So instead of buying a new wet mop, you have the option to buy the specific part as a replacement instead.

Natural Cleaning Products are Often Times Cruelty-Free

What we mean by this is, these products are not only safe for your health but also safe for your pets and other animals.

How to Know that the Cleaning Products are Safe?

If you’re wondering how to check if the cleaning products and materials you purchase are safe to use, you have to check the labels. There’s no harm in quickly checking out the labels of what you’re purchasing. It is actually beneficial for you because you’re getting aware of the content of the products. 

The products usually have a logo(s) on the label of the concerned government departments handling security and safety if the product can be released in the market. And if you experience any health issues when using the product, there are hotlines you can reach to send your complaint or concern regarding the product.

My Marvelous Maids Use Safe Cleaning Products and Materials

We value your well-being which is why aside from having highly trained cleaners who clean your homes, we see to it that the materials we use are safe. Our aim is not just to clean but to ensure that after cleaning there won’t be any issues as we value our clients.

If you are living in Aurora, IL, and its surrounding areas, you can book a cleaning appointment with us and we will take care of your home.

Move-In & Move-Out House Cleaning

Move-In & Move-Out House Cleaning

Cleanliness should be observed when moving in or moving out. It’s inevitable because it makes the transition of settling or leaving run smoothly.

Imagine moving into a new house and clutter, dust, and dirt welcome you instead, isn’t it stressful? The same when you moved out but got a complaint from the new tenant because of the mess you left. You don’t want that, do you?

There’s already a lot of challenges when moving, and having another task—which is cleaning—can sometimes be overwhelming. And for this reason, hiring professional cleaners would be a good option.

It is Cost-Efficient and Practical

Hiring someone to clean your house can be a cost-efficient (regardless of whether it’s a move-in or move-out cleaning) solution. It is also cost-effective. Here are some benefits from it:

  • The house will be deep cleaned

Move-in and move-out house cleaning is not just a regular house cleaning. Moving in/out cleaning service is tailored depending on the inclusion.

If you’re moving in, you can unpack your belongings comfortably because the place is clean already.

It’s almost the same thing when you’re moving out. You’ll have the peace of mind that you’re leaving your old place on a clean slate. You won’t be bothered by a phone call of complaint since you left everything intact.

  • You’re assured that the house cleaners are using the right equipment and solutions to clean the place

When you’re cleaning your house, there’s a higher chance that you’ll not only buy the cleaning solutions but also the cleaning equipment (if it’s required or if you don’t have one yet). But when you hire house cleaning professionals, they have the right equipment to do the job of cleaning your house.

  • Preventing fines

If you’re a renter moving out, generally, there’s a section in your contract discussing the fines that may apply when you move out. It’s indicating that there’s a fine or you won’t get back your full security deposit if you leave the place dirty.

If you’re a landlord, it’s normal to expect that once your renter moves out the place he/she once occupied is not as good as new as before. There are times, the burden of getting the place ready for the next renter falls into your hands. But you can use this as a chance to avail a move-out house cleaning service to also improve what needs to be improved making it as good as before or possibly much better.

  • Saves you time and effort as the transition of moving-in/out is faster

In reality, moving is a challenging task—lots of packing, re-packing, and unpacking. And as mentioned earlier, cleaning is another thing. In short, it needs strategic planning which is why it is best to consider hiring professionals who can clean the house you’re moving out from or moving into. It saves you time as you can focus more on attending to more pressing matters.

Also, for renters, it’s a bonus that when you hire cleaners, you’ll get your security deposit back from your landlord because the cleaners will make the apartment spotlessly clean. On the other hand, for homeowners, you’ll get a higher chance of selling your house fast knowing that all is well and there are no issues with the house.

Need Assistance?

My Marvelous Maids is a cleaning service company dedicated to clean houses and ensuring homeowners that once clean is done, the place would be once again comfortable to live in. If you’re in Aurora, IL, and its surrounding areas, you can book a clean with us. Talk to our specialists to learn more about the house cleaning services we offer.

Overcoming The Challenges Of House Cleaning

Overcoming The Challenges Of House Cleaning

According to a study, Americans spend approximately six hours each week cleaning homes but still not sure if it’s enough. If you’re wondering why, well, for starters, our lives are hectic and can be stressful. And the last thing we’d want to do after a long day from work is to clean our homes. We’d rather rest instead.

Which is more important?

Actually, it’s not wrong if you prioritize resting first for health reasons. However, as we’re setting aside our house chores, dust and dirt start to accumulate. So, before we know it, there’s already a lot to take care of on the weekend or during your day off from work.

How to aid this situation?

Resting after a long day of work is important. That’s not a question. But cleanliness is also important! If we deprive ourselves of any of these two, our health is the one who would suffer the consequences. After all, our health is the most important on top of the list, isn’t it?

So, in this case, the best option for us to attend to this situation is to take care of cleaning our house on our behalf. But before we start scratching our heads and computing the expenses on our minds, we should consider the bigger picture. Having your house cleaned regularly has a variety of benefits. You can read our previous blog post about The Benefits of Home Cleaning for starters.

I want to clean the house but I am busy/want to rest

True to its words, life is an adventure. It is! And we all are busy doing our own thing whether personal or business that should be taken care of. It’s not wrong as having a busy life (although can be stressful at times) means you have a purpose to go on. On the other hand, house chores should not and cannot be neglected.

If you’re someone who really cannot have the time to squeeze in doing house chores like cleaning it, it’s not a problem.

The benefits of hiring a professional house cleaner

Nowadays, there are options you can consider to still do your work while someone cleans the house for you. We’ve previously discussed the 5 Benefits of Outsourcing Cleaning Services. The idea of the previous blog we have mainly talks about or focused on business establishment, but its benefits are actually still applicable for you when you hire a professional house cleaner for your home.

Cost and Time Efficient

Professional house cleaning is cheaper than you might think. With the pandemic situation, we are in now, hiring a professional to clean your house ensures you that it is more than just cleaning on what you are paying for. Cleaning is accompanied with disinfection to ensure that your place is safe and free from viruses, germs, and bacteria.

Also, believe it or not, even if you add a monthly house cleaning on top of a weekly or bi-weekly house cleaning is still cheaper than hiring a full-time employee for the same job.

Availability

You’re given the opportunity to focus more on your other things to do as the cleaners you hire are available according to the appointment you set for them to go to your house to clean. Also, as they are professionally trained, they focus on deep and sustainable cleanings which make the weekly or bi-weekly cleaning schedules be done faster and smoothly.

It can fit your budget

The cleaners can customize the house cleaning job for you according to what’s needed. You can discuss with them your concerns if you’re on a tight budget so you will meet halfway and come to a decision or agreement without sacrificing the quality of cleaning service they offer.

Safe and Eco-friendly

A clean environment thoroughly helps reduce someone’s stress level. It’s a fact. We cannot argue that your surroundings contribute to your current mood which is why having a clean space is important. 

While the professional cleaners clean your house, you can sit back and relax. You have less worry about the outcome of their work as they are professionally trained to clean consistently, thoroughly, and effectively.

Enhances Your Image

Your home is a mirror to how you live your life. And having a clean home means that you’re in a state where you have fewer worries to think of.

When you hire cleaners to clean your house, you have the consistency of enjoying clean and comfortable surroundings without lifting a finger.

Should I go for a weekly or monthly cleaning service?

It can be a trick question. And the truth is both are equally and effectively important. If possible you should choose both. But we understand that there are factors you might want to consider.

The best way to approach this is to determine which you need first the most. Another option is for you to have your own checklist on the parts of your home that need immediate cleaning attention.

In the meantime, you can read our other blog posts which would help you decide on how to keep your house clean.

Once you have made up your mind and are ready to book a cleaning service, you can always contact us. My Marvelous Maids have a highly skilled professional team who can take care of cleaning your home effectively. We are serving in Aurora, IL, and its surrounding areas.

Why a Weekly House Cleaning is a Better Option

How a Weekly House Cleaning is a Better Option

House cleaning is an essential part of our lives. It’s a fact! If you don’t maintain the cleanliness in your home, the dirt, germs, viruses, and bacteria are prone to attack not just your living space but also your immune system. Although we get that house cleaning can be challenging to squeeze into your busy schedule—work and personal time. Which is why it is ideal to hire a professional house cleaner to do the job. Imagine going to a clean home after a long day of work, isn’t it nice?

But did you know that hiring a cleaner to keep your house clean is only one of the important steps to consider to maintain the cleanliness of your own space? There are a lot to consider, in reality. But it doesn’t mean you have to stress yourself about it. Just look at the bigger picture instead. It’s best to ensure that cleanliness would be thoroughly implemented for your own good.

With this being said, it is best if you have a checklist to ensure a successful house cleaning. On the other hand, there’s one more thing we’d like for you to consider to it. It is a good idea to consider a weekly house cleaning schedule over monthly house cleaning.

Here are the 5 reasons that would benefit you from considering a weekly house cleaning.

  1. It keeps you on track and accountable

There’s a higher chance that, over time, having someone clean your house, you tend to get to relax with the idea. Sure, we trust the professional house cleaner to do the work thoroughly. And they do the cleaning great more than the idea that they’re paid to do that. However, us being too relaxed sometimes leads us to miss the opportunity to double check how the cleaning was done.

So, having a weekly house cleaning schedule would give you the opportunity to track yourself (not only the cleaners) on observing how messy your house can be in a span of a week. Furthermore, it makes you accountable in the sense that you’re pushing yourself to be more organized with everything. You’ll be able to push yourself to be organized, learn to declutter, and be a tidy person. So, when the cleaner comes you’ll know if you will or you will not ask them to work additional hours and make a spring cleaning a deep cleaning.

  1. You have a weekly fresh start

Isn’t it great that despite your busy schedule, you’re still feeling motivated when your week starts? Having your house cleaned over the weekend could motivate you to start your week great knowing that everything is clean, organized and positively encouraging you to have a good week ahead.

It might sound more of an idea but this idea is enough to lighten up your mood, isn’t it? So imaging if it’s actually happening. It is scientifically proven that cleanliness positively affects you mentally, spiritually, and physically to work smoothly.

  1. It is better than monthly cleaning

Monthly cleaning is not bad. It is not! But it is more ideal to add it on top of weekly cleaning when it needs to. The idea is simple, are you comfortable to live in a place where dust and dirt keeps on accumulating and just ignoring it? It’s not ideal, especially in times like this. Weekly house cleaning is beneficial to ensure that your house is clean and well maintained. On the other hand, monthly cleaning is ideal for instances like deep cleaning where the cleaner will focus more on areas that need thorough attention.

Besides, weekly cleaning is a better bargain. Monthly cleaning, on the other hand, is more expensive as you pay a higher cleaning fee, you pay additional hours since the dirt and dust accumulated are harder to wipe off.

  1. It can ease allergy symptoms

Allergies are not only seasonal. It can hit you anytime. And if you’re thinking that everything is good since you don’t have one so weekly cleaning should be set aside. Well, think again. Allergies can develop in you (like dust allergy) before you know it if you continue depriving cleanliness to yourself and to your house.

So before it is too late, always maintain cleanliness.

  1. A proven method of self-care

Availing a weekly house cleaning service is a good opportunity to keep yourself away from additional stress. It’s true that there can be stress everywhere and on almost everything. But you don’t have to add more to it just because you have no time to clean weekly. Hiring a professional house cleaner or cleaning company like My Marvelous Maids is a good option.

The cleaner will do the work on your behalf and ensure that your house is sparkling clean. Weekly or bi-weekly house cleaning would give you more time for yourself to relax your mind from work and other stuff. Also, it can give you balance as you will have time to spend with your family.

If you want to relax and spend more time for yourself and your family, you can book a clean with us. Our team will ensure to deliver a great cleaning service.

House Cleaning With Your Kids

House Cleaning With Your Kids

Cleanliness has always been an integral part of our daily lives. It’s not a responsibility but it should come naturally to keep ourselves healthy. And especially since the Covid-19 pandemic happened (although we still are), we learned how cleanliness is important to us the hard way.

In this blog, we will share with you how you can keep your house clean and teach your kids its importance.

Children Love to Make a Mess, But Cleaning?

The statement might be quite strong for many but in general, this is a fact. Probably due to their age, they still get overly excited when playing which leads to creating a mess—with their toys, food, etc. It’s not that they always intend to do it, it’s just that most often, the cleaning tasks fall on parents. And did you know that according to a study, on average parents have to pick up 28 times a week after their kids? It sounds frustrating when you read it but due to the unconditional love we have for our little ones, we voluntarily protect them from danger and clean up their mess.

Our Kids are Capable to Clean

Tidying up after your kids can be problematic on some levels. It gets in the way of our house routine or work as we have to make time to pick up their toys and/or clean up their food. But we are parents after all. We love them. We care for them. And we will clean up their toys for them. But did you know that picking up after them has its cause and effect? Doing it too much (long term) for them may make them too dependable.

That is why in most studies, it is suggested that educating your children, at an early age, about house chores and assigning them some would be beneficial. Dr. Tamar Chansky, psychologist and author of several books, states that “[giving children household chores at an early age] helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility, and self-reliance,” points to a study published by the University of Minnesota.

Furthermore, it’s like at an early age, we teach our children the value of money so why not teach them also the value of cleanliness, right?

Ways to Make House Cleaning with Children Possible

  • Let them help

It’s not that in a single explanation they will thoroughly learn the value of cleanliness and why they should do house chores. Kids get excited when they see new things. There’s a high chance that your kids may get attracted to a vacuum cleaner when they see one for the first time.

They usually really want to get involved when there’s a new activity such as house cleaning. Take advantage of it. In short, make them part of the solution after they caused the problem of making a mess in your home.

  • Don’t give them the idea that cleaning is a punishment

Cleaning is not a punishment, first and foremost. Using cleaning as a method to punish your children is actually not beneficial for the reason that sooner or later they will hate the idea of cleaning. And for sure, there are some of us who experienced that. Some of us took a while or already grown-ups when we finally realized that cleaning is really important.

  • Set a realistic expectation

Don’t expect your kids to clean everything at once. It takes time. You have to know and fully understand that their way of thinking is not mature yet. At first, they might not have the cooperation you’re expecting. But it is okay! So give them minimal things to do first and add some more over time.

  • Communicate with them while they clean

Explaining to your kids the importance of cleanliness and why we need to clean is important for the reason that it will give them a better picture of what they do. Also, it is best if you give them options on what they want to do at first until they gradually learn it. Once cleaning becomes part of their tasks and it comes naturally with them, you can add additional tasks if needed. In this way they won’t feel pressured or feel like being punished.

If you’re giving them instructions, be specific about it. For them, it means a lot, when you say “clean up your room.” But if you say, “let’s clean up your room,” it will sound lighter as they know they would not be taking a heavy responsibility. It’s true, it’s a very big task for them so they need a helping hand.

  • Make it a family activity

Wouldn’t it be nice that cleaning would become a family bonding for you and your kids? You can make the cleaning interactive for them by making look like a fun game. Let’s say, cleaning would be a “race” that when you finish faster there will be a reward for them. They love role-playing, why not use this as a method as you clean the house with them?

  • Give them a break once in a while

It’s good that when cleaning becomes a habit for them, they do the household chores without expecting anything, right? But it would be nice if once in a while you will reward them for being helpful with the chores.

It’s also good that in-between cleaning, you will take a break. And during this break, use the opportunity to communicate with them. Just like what we advised earlier, it will help them to feel that cleaning is not a punishment.

  • Don’t redo their work

There are times that the cleaning tasks done by our kids are not as polished as we expect, it is best if you appreciate it all. Instead of directly correcting them for their not-so-good job, explain to them what happened. Remember that they are kids. There are times that they get emotional and sensitive in small things. If you insist to them that they did not do well, the chances are they might give up and not learn how to do things properly. Instead, encourage them while explaining to them how they can properly do the tasks.

Cleaning is important and so are children

Cleaning can be challenging from time to time, especially when our little ones keep on cluttering and messing their toys everywhere in the house. But it’s not enough reason to be frustrated with them. What you need is to encourage them to clean up their own mess.

And if you don’t have enough time to clean your house regularly because of work and time with your kids, you can contact us. My Marvelous Maids is ready to serve and clean your house anytime. We have highly skilled cleaners who are well-trained to make your house sparkling clean, especially for homeowners in Aurora, IL. Book an appointment with us today!