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6 Fun & Free Places to Visit Near Conyers, Georgia

Why is a cleaning company with a cleaning blog sharing a blog post about trips and travel today? Well, here at Cardinal Cleaning, we clean so that you can have more time to do the things you love. This can mean spending more time with family and friends, finally reading that book, trying that new recipe, and so on. It can also mean finally exploring the fun and free things to do in your local area. So, today, we are excited to share six fun and free things to do in the Conyers, Georgia area, the main location we serve. We also serve nearby areas including Covington, McDonough, Loganville, and so on! Check out our list of favorite spots, as well as our website to book a cleaning.

#1 – Conyers Welcome Center & Depot

As Conyers, Georgia is a very historical town, there are a lot of historical sights to see. Furthermore, there is a lot of history to learn about. We recommend making your first stop at the Conyers Welcome Center and exploring the historic Olde Conyers Depot. Here, you will have the opportunity to discover other sites to see by learning more from the visitors’ center workers and checking out pamphlets. Bonus – you can also observe the old trains and tracks, really setting the scene for the olden day travel.

#2 – Rockdale County Master Gardener Memorial Arboretum

Next up, check out Rockdale County Master Gardener Memorial Arboretum for a peaceful nature walk and picnic. Rockdale County Master Gardener Memorial Arboretum is home to over 35 different species of trees, which have been dedicated to loved ones. It is run by volunteers, and they really appreciate eager visitors. So, pack your picnic basket, read a book in the shade, and get some fresh air. There will be lots of trees to hug, too!

#3 – “Mystic Falls”

Covington, Georgia is where The Vampire Diaries, a popular television show, was filmed. The city has plenty of ways for fans of the show to show their love of all things, Mystic Falls. There are all kinds of sites to see, plaques to take pictures with, and so on. If you love the show or film in general, it is a cool and unique experience to walk the same grounds as your favorite characters. The city as a whole captivates the charm of the show and has really made the most of the feature!

#4 – Decatur Glassblowing

Decatur Glassblowing is a hot glass studio that offers custom glasses, unique gifts, and fun experiences. If you want to look for things to put on your Christmas list or even gift to others, later on, this is the place to start. Additionally, throughout the year, they offer free events with live glass-blowing demonstrations and usually food, drinks, and music. These events are open and welcoming to the public. Bonus – they are family-friendly. See their Facebook page linked above for specific dates, times, and details.

#5 – Your Dekalb Farmers Market

Whether or not you are in the mood to shop, Dekalb Farmers Market is a great thing to check out! The street market has a unique selection of produce, meat, seafood, dairy, cheese, beer, wine, bakery, deli, coffee shop, flowers, pastries, and so on. It is known for its diverse goods and international items. It is a very positive environment and a great way to slow down and enjoy the day. You must check it out – even if you are just browsing!

#6 – Decatur’s Square

Squares are always lively. Like Times Square, Marietta Square, and so on. Decatur’s Square is no exception. Decatur Square, known as the central focus of downtown Decatur, is a local venue for a variety of live performances. It is also good for a stroll, as it is lined with a number of shops and restaurants. Decatur’s Square also has a positive environment and is great to just bask in leisure. You can also dress up and take pictures!

Would you like assistance in cleaning and maintaining your home or office, so that you have more time to visit these places and do the things you love? Well, you know who to call! You can reach us at 404-920-8551 or email us at hello@cardinalcleaning.com for a free quote.

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these checklists, and several others, to ensure proper procedures and techniques are implemented. Furthermore, this ensures your home is as clean as can be.

If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, we are your go-to local cleaning service serving Conyers, Georgia, as well as nearby areas including Covington, Loganville, Oxford, and Mcdonough. We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!

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Kitchen & Restroom Cleaning Checklist: The Ultimate Guide

Having trouble remembering how often you should clean your kitchen or restroom? Not sure how to start cleaning the dirty areas that accumulate grime after every use? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with this handy checklist on kitchen and restroom cleaning. From the high-traffic surfaces to the deeper crevices, this list will help you remember everything, so you can keep your kitchen and restrooms tidy all the time.

A kitchen and a restroom are two things that we just cannot go without. Whether you are at your office or at your home, you know it is crucial to keep these areas clean and well-maintained. Check out Cardinal Cleaning’s kitchen and break area cleaning checklist, as well as the restroom checklist!

Kitchen & Break Area Cleaning

  1. Clean and disinfect the countertops, sink, and faucet.
    The first step of cleaning your kitchen and break area is to ensure the surfaces are clean and disinfected. You’ll want to start by cleaning and disinfecting the countertops, sink, and faucet. This will help remove any dirt, grime, or bacteria that may be present. You can do this by using mild soap, warm water, and a sponge. Once you’ve cleaned the area, you’ll want to disinfect it by using an approved disinfectant. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any cleaning products and avoid harsh bleaches when possible.
  2. Wipe down all small appliances.
    Small appliances like toasters and blenders can get grimy quickly. To clean them, unplug them and wipe them down with a damp cloth. Don’t forget to clean the cords! For hard-to-reach spots, use a toothbrush or old toothbrush. The dishwasher is always convenient, but to really get a deep clean, wash all big pots and pans by hand once in a while. To start, fill up your sink with hot water and dish soap. Then, start with the biggest and dirtiest items first and work your way down to the smaller items. This will also increase the lifespan of the appliances that you have already invested in or installed.
  3. Spot clean exterior cabinets.
    Spot clean the exterior of your cabinets. Use a mild soap and water solution, and be sure to rinse away any residue. Wipe down cabinet doors, knobs, and handles. If any grease or grime remains, you may need to use a degreaser. Again, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any cleaning products and be mindful of the surfaces you are working with. For example, some wood and its paint may be very sensitive. You can also research natural alternatives and create your own using ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, and lemons.
  4. Vacuum and mop floors edge to edge.
    Next, you’ll want to vacuum and mop floors from edge to edge of the kitchen. This includes any hardwood, as well as nearby rugs. Be sure to get into all the corners and edges. Once the floors are vacuumed, you can move on to mopping. Start in one corner of the room and work your way around until the entire floor is clean.
  5. Restock supplies.
    Restocking and replenishing after taking inventory of what you already have is a great idea. It helps make sure you have everything you need when you need it and avoids instances where you have to go to the grocery store to get one item immediately. For a kitchen and break room, you may want to restock a variety of items. This includes cleaning supplies like Bounty paper, napkins, towels, soap, and so on. This also includes disposable plates and any snacks you want to keep on hand.
  6. Empty the trash and replace the bag.
    Afterward, take out the trash! Leaving trash to sit creates an unwanted odor so it is best practice to empty the trash and replace the bag after. Invest in quality, odor-cleaning trash bags for best results.
  7. And so much more!
    It doesn’t stop there! There is always more to clean and keep up with in the kitchen. Stay tuned to our page for more tips and tricks, and look into booking a cleaning service with us to help!

Restroom Cleaning

  1. Clean and disinfect toilets and urinals.
    Start by cleaning and disinfecting toilets and urinals. This will help remove any build-up of germs and bacteria. Next, scrub all surfaces with a disinfectant cleaner. Pay special attention to areas that are commonly touched, such as doorknobs, light switches, and faucets. Once you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse the surfaces with clean water. Finally, dry the surfaces with a clean towel or paper towel to prevent any streaks or water spots.
  2. Clean and disinfect counters, sinks, and backsplashes.
    Again, keep cleaning and disinfecting surfaces! Counters, sinks, and backsplashes are spots you cannot miss.
  3. Clean and polish chrome, mirrors, and glass surfaces.
    Start by dusting all surfaces with a clean, dry cloth. If there is any build-up on your chrome, mirrors, or glass surfaces, you can use a cleaning solution and a soft cloth to remove it. Next, using a clean, dry cloth (or a paper towel), wipe down all of the surfaces to remove any fingerprints or smudges. Once you’ve removed the surface dirt and grime, it’s time to polish your chrome, mirrors, and glass surfaces. To do this, you’ll need a polishing solution and a soft cloth. Apply the polishing solution to the surface and then use the soft cloth to buff it in circular motions until it’s shiny and streak-free. Make sure you are using an approved solution that will not wear down or harm your surfaces or your health.
  4. Empty the trash and restock supplies.
    Again, the restroom trash can also needs to be emptied. This room needs to be restocked, too. Double-check to make sure you have soap, towels, toilet paper, and so on. You can also invest in candles or air fresheners, as well as nice lotion, to elevate your space and restroom experience.
  5. Sweep and vacuum floors.
    Next, get out a broom and a vacuum – or even a Swiffer sweeper. By sweeping or vacuuming the floor thoroughly, you will be able to get rid of any big pieces of dirt or debris. Pay special attention to corners and tight spaces where dirt likes to accumulate. Once you’ve vacuumed, it’s time to move on to mopping.
  6. Mop hard floor surface areas.
    Finally, mop the floor (if necessary) to finish up your cleaning routine. In order to mop a hard floor surface area, you will need the following items: a bucket, a mop, a cleaning solution, and a towel. Fill the bucket with warm water and the cleaning solution of your choice. Wet the mop in the bucket and wring it out. Begin mopping the floor in small sections, working your way from one side of the room to the other. Be sure to rinse the mop in the bucket frequently. Once you have finished mopping, try to avoid stepping on the floor surface and let it air dry. Use a gentle towel to dry any remaining wet spots.
  7. And so much more!
    Again, our cleaners are prepared to make sure we go the extra mile and check the “so much more” box on this list. You can book a cleaning appointment just one time to try it out, and also do weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleanings based on your schedule. This will ensure your home and office kitchen and restroom are always welcoming and well stocked.

If you would like assistance in cleaning and maintaining your home or office kitchen and restroom, as well as other areas, you know who to call! You can reach us at 404-920-8551 or email us at hello@cardinalcleaning.com for a free quote.

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these checklists, and several others, to ensure proper procedures and techniques are implemented. Furthermore, this ensures your home is as clean as can be.

If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, we are your go-to local cleaning service serving Conyers, Georgia, as well as nearby areas including Covington, Loganville, Oxford, and Mcdonough.

We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!

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How to Get Your Entire Home Organized

Tidying up and organizing your home will help keep you and the members of your household organized. Having everything in its place will help prevent a cluttered home. An organized home decreases stress, as you will be able to look around your home without feeling overwhelmed. An organized and decluttered home also makes it easier to maintain a cleaner home.

Many people try to organize their homes but get stuck or give up when things feel overwhelming. As a room gets messy, it may seem too difficult to clean it up and get it back in order. However, getting every room in your house organized doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Check out the following tips to get organized in every room of your home:

For the Living Room

  • Start with a clean slate – Wipe down all surfaces, and clean the floors. Cleaning and wiping down every inch of furniture, floors, walls, windows, handles, baseboards and moldings all make a living room look and feel better. Cleaning isn’t just about wiping sticky residue from surfaces. It’s a process, but not impossible to do.
  • Eliminate clutter by getting bins – Eliminate all unnecessary items, such as old papers, magazines, toys, and clothing. Once you’ve cleared out space, use bins to organize those miscellaneous items. Buy a bin for each room of your home—extra storage for the kitchen, bins for toys, bins for toys, bins for photos, etc. Then label each bin so that everything has a place, so you can find what you’re looking for easily.

For the Kitchen

  • Clean out the fridge – Schedule a time to sort through the fridge, throwing out anything you know you won’t use, and things that are expired. Throw out anything that is old or hidden in the back and forgotten about.
  • Storage for Papers & Coupons – If your kitchen is where you sort the mail and pay the bills, consider installing a small desk or side table for a mail bin. It will help keep the papers off of the table and countertops.

For the Pantry

  • Label your spices – Spices add flavor to food, but they do expire. Be sure to pay attention to the expiration date and throw out what is old. When properly stored, spices and herbs can last from 1-3 years.
  • Store it in clear containers – Clear containers that let you see the contents of your pantry and fridge are one of the easiest ways to organize your pantry. This lets you easily see which food you have and what you still need. Store your food in containers with airtight seals to keep your food fresh for longer.

For the Laundry Room

  • Add storage areas for each family member – Your laundry room is a busy place. It has to store clothing, detergents, and other supplies. Dedicate a basket for all your extra cleaning cloths, such as rags, towels, and old clothes. Make sure that you take inventory of old cleaning supplies, empty bottles, or old clothes that are hiding in baskets. Discard or donate what you don’t need.
  • Designate a basket for the “missing” items – To get your laundry room organized, start by designating a basket just for those missing socks, mittens, matching belts, etc. These special items tend to get lost, so designate a place to put them, and you will never have to search for them again.

For the Bedroom

  • Go through your clothes and sort what needs to be sorted – Getting your bedroom organized is no easy task. It’s full of old clothes, unworn jewelry, and clothes that no longer fit. But, by going through your clothes and getting rid of items you don’t need, you can save space and declutter your room. Plus, donating gently used items to a charity allows you to get rid of items that may take up space in your closet, like old or faded clothes.
  • Use the space under your bed frame – Take advantage of the space under your bed frame for seasonal clothes that take up closet space. That space usually becomes littered with random items, so you need a way to organize it. This is easy to do with under-the-bed storage bins. These storage bins are easy to move under your bed, so you can access them without having to pull the entire bed frame apart.

For the Bathroom

  • Decide where everything goes – The bathroom is a small space, so you have to think carefully about where items go and what doesn’t. While it may seem obvious that toilet paper rolls, razors, and soap go in the bathroom, some other common bathroom items may surprise you. Get rid of the clutter that’s littering your bathroom—and everywhere else—to get a fresh start on organizing. Open your bathroom cabinet, linen closet, and bathroom storage areas, and get rid of all the junk.
  • Get rid of anything that’s expired, unused, broken, or that you no longer need – Then go through your bathroom drawers and cabinets, purge anything you don’t need, or find sentimental value, such as a bracelet from your sister’s wedding. This will not only make your bathroom more organized, but it will also help free up space to make room for more cleaning products, towels, and more.

For the Office

  • Learn how to set up a filing system – Knowing which documents to keep and can trash or shred is one of the key tips. Next are the cables and wires scattered from routers, printers, and laptops. Investing in several file sorters can help keep your desk space organized. Additionally, investing in a small desktop printer can help clear up some space so you can use your desktop space more effectively.
  • Focus on maximizing space through shelving – Shelving is one of the easiest and most effective ways to maximize space. Shelving is a simple way to store excess paper, reference materials, and office supplies. However, if you opt to purchase shelving, make sure to get the kind that can be easily adjusted according to your needs.

If you have ever engaged in a clean-up process after a major event, you already know that organizing and packing can be just as hard as cleaning out the house. But before you turn your life upside down, take the time to schedule a professional cleaning company to finish the job. A cleaning company such as Cardinal Cleaning can take the headache out of organizing and packing by tackling the cleaning, leaving you free to get on with more important things.

We serve Conyers, Georgia, and nearby areas including Oxford, Mcdonough, and Covington. If you reside nearby, contact us today at 404-920-8551 or email us at info@CardinalCleaning.biz for a free quote. Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these hacks, and several others, to ensure your home is as clean and organized as can be. We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!

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5 Back to School Cleaning Tips & Other Tricks for Parents

August is approaching us. This means that the kids are heading back to school soon! This is bittersweet for most parents. It is exciting and slightly relieving that our little ones are taking the next step in their educational journey and will not be running around the house all day. However, it can also be a bit stressful and anxiety-inducing to make sure your student is set up for success. Whether you’re helping your children pack their bags or preparing to drive them to school, this can be a stressful time of year with lots of logistics to take care of and emotions to manage. Instead of just managing your chores and work schedule, you also have to make sure your child is where they need to be, fed, and prepared – and don’t forget the homework gets done! Here are 5 tips to help you make this transition as smooth as possible for both you and your kids.

1. Use a Calendar

A traditional calendar is always great, but what’s even better is a digital one. With Google Calendar and several other family calendar apps, you can sync calendars, color code them by person and event, and so on! This is a great way to make sure everyone has all of their priorities set for the week. It allows kids to practice good habits of planning ahead, and it also allows parents to plan based on both of their schedules. This is a great way to make sure you don’t miss picture day and parent-teacher conferences, or even things you do for yourself, like that workout class. Furthermore, you and your spouse can easily balance picking up the kids from school and practices once work schedules are imported into the calendar. Use a calendar and keep maintaining it – it will work wonders for communication and punctuality in your household!

2. Organize School Supplies

“Mom – where’s my…” Yup, we’ve all heard it. A great way to ensure your kids have all their school supplies and know where to find them is prioritizing organization. First, clean out last year’s backpack and pencil pouch to salvage any supplies that can be reused. Double-check your storage and see what you already have at home. Finally, go school supply shopping and make sure to invest in organizing materials. Get an accordion folder for homework. Get a pencil pouch with multiple packets. Get some desk organizers for home. These items will help your student find what they need, and essentially help you do the same!

3. Laundry Hacks

Laundry. Sigh. Loads of laundry, loads of new clothes for back to school. Make sure to double-check for stains from lunch or art and crafts time at school. Here is a great recipe for DIY stain remover: Mix one part Dawn with two parts peroxide in your chosen container. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda to make a paste. Add more baking soda if too watery, and more peroxide if too thick. There you have it! This can be applied to the clothing using an old toothbrush. Let sit, then wash after 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the fabric of your clothing item and how bad the stain is.

We also recommend investing in Tide Instant Stain Remover Sticks! If your children are younger, this is a must-have for car rides to school and anywhere else – honestly. But if your children are older, this is a great thing to put in their backpack and let them use as needed.

4. Meal Prep

If you’re like us and want to have as much preparation beforehand as possible, meal prepping may work well for you! Think of recipes, grocery shop, cook, and refrigerate or freeze during weekends when you have more time. In fact, there’s no reason why meal prep can’t happen in late summer so that when your child returns home after their first day of school you can simply reheat a homemade meal versus resorting to frozen dinners or takeout.
It will be one less thing for you and your family to worry about as everyone re-adjusts from long days at work or school. Another reason that grocery shopping is so much easier is when everything on your list is spelled out in advance. This way, you’ll be able to spend less time planning meals, grocery shopping, cooking, and so on during the week. Meal prepping will allow you to focus on your student and your daily routine together on weekdays instead.

5. Explore Together

Instead of worrying about how your kids will handle their new responsibilities, stress levels, and independence, let them help you explore what’s new. Whether it’s your neighborhood or a new school and friends, kids thrive on being involved in decisions that affect them. Get your kids’ input on school schedules, friends, and even favorite foods. When you’re involved in these choices with your kids, they’ll feel like they have some control over their world during an otherwise chaotic time – and they may also be more open to trying new things. You’ll also get a firsthand look at how well prepared your child is for each stage of his or her educational journey. For example: Are there any extracurricular activities he or she may want to consider joining? Any clubs and organizations? These will help develop your child and their passions.

Don’t forget to breathe and take some time for yourself when you need it. Treat yourself to a spa day or a hike. Just do something you enjoy by yourself or even have a date night with your spouse after hiring a sitter. It is important to slow down and cherish little moments throughout even the busiest of weeks!

6. Bonus: Contact Us

With school starting back up soon, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of all the cleaning and organizing you have to do to get your child’s room and routine ready for the new school year. However, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed! Just give us a call at 404-920-8551 or email us at Hello@CardinalCleaning.com for a free quote.

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these hacks, and several others, to ensure your home is as clean as can be. If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, give us a call to meet face-to-face so that we can make a noticeable difference in your home. We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!

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How to Make Summer Cleaning a Breeze in Your Home

Although it’s always important to keep your home clean, doing so can be especially helpful during the summer months when it’s hard to keep up with all the cleaning that comes with kids and pets running around the house. Summer cleaning doesn’t have to be complicated; these simple steps can help you breeze through this chore in no time!

Step 1: Clean out the fridge

You probably have lots of food with expired or near-expired dates. Either use them up, donate them, or throw them out. You might be surprised at how much you’re wasting each month! (Check out your fridge and remove all expired items) The next step is to deep clean your oven. You probably don’t do it often enough because it’s one of those daunting tasks. But once you get it done, you’ll realize how easy it is.

Here are some steps to get you started:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle dish soap on a scrubber pad or some steel wool and scrub the inside of the oven thoroughly, getting into any nooks and crannies that may be difficult to reach otherwise.
  3. After scrubbing everything down, turn off the heat and let the soapy water sit for about 20 minutes before wiping it down with a damp cloth.

Step 2: Start polishing the kitchen cabinets

When it comes to summer cleaning tips, polishing the kitchen cabinets is a great way to start. You can use a variety of products to do this, but we recommend using a natural polish like beeswax. It’s easy to apply and will make your cabinets look shiny and new again. Plus, it’s non-toxic and safe for the environment. Another great product for cleaning kitchen cabinets is microfiber cloths. They are reusable and designed to be used with water only so they are environmentally friendly. These work really well on greasy spots too! After you clean them off, simply wash them out and reuse them.

How to clean your kitchen cabinets (the right way!)

To clean your kitchen cabinets, start by removing any loose dirt or food particles from the surface. Once you’ve done that, wipe down the surfaces with a wet microfiber cloth or kitchen towel. Then apply beeswax (or other polish) to a dry rag and rub it over all surfaces. Use long strokes along each side of each cabinet until you reach the bottom then flip your rag over for an even application across both sides.

Finally, remove any excess wax from each surface with another dry rag before allowing them to dry fully overnight. In the morning, buff any remaining residue away with another dry rag. Allowing your cabinets to air out overnight ensures that the beeswax doesn’t give off fumes as it dries and also prevents moisture buildup inside the cabinet. The next day, use a damp sponge to dust the inside of your cabinets. Be sure not to leave any standing water sitting in your cabinet as this could lead to mold growth.

Removing tough stains

If you need help removing tough stains from your kitchen cabinets, consider adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to some white vinegar and wiping it over the stained area. Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes before scrubbing it with a dish brush. For soap scum, use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. Dry the surface afterwards with a lint-free cloth. Try these deep cleaning tips once a month to keep your kitchen looking fresh and clean for the summer!

Step 3: Dust everything

Summer is the perfect time to give your home a good, deep cleaning free from dust bunnies. Here are some tips to make sure you get every nook and cranny:

  1. Start at the top and work your way down.
  2. Dust ceiling fans, light fixtures, and tops of door frames first. Then move on to surfaces like tabletops, dressers, and bookshelves. Don’t forget picture frames, lampshades, and knick-knacks! Use a damp cloth or microfiber mop to avoid scattering dust around.
  3. Pay special attention to areas that tend to collect dust, like under the bed or behind the couch.
  4. Use a vacuum attachment or hand brush to reach these tight spaces. Remember to clean blinds and curtain rods as well.

When you’re done with all this, take a break outside for some fresh air!

Step 4: Clean all floors

Summer is the perfect time to deep clean your carpets and floors. Here are some tips to make summer cleaning a breeze in your home:

  1. Start by sweeping or vacuuming all dirt, dust, and debris from your floors.
  2. Next, mop or scrub your floors with a cleaner that is appropriate for the type of flooring you have.
  3. For carpeted areas, rent a steam cleaner or hire a professional carpet cleaning service.
  4. Be sure to move any furniture and rugs when cleaning so that you can reach all areas.
  5. After cleaning, allow your floors to air dry completely before walking on them or replacing furniture.
  6. Dust your shelves and baseboards after mopping.

Hardwood Floors
Cleaning hardwood floors? Start by using a damp mop or vacuum, then use an oil-based polish. Avoid using cleaners that contain ammonia if you have wood floors as they will cause wood to swell over time.

Tile Floors
To clean linoleum tile and vinyl tiles, start by sprinkling baking soda across the surface and then following up with hot water and soap; this will loosen up dirt, grime, mold spores, and mildew stains as well as removing tough grease buildups! Rinse with warm water until it runs clear. Repeat until the area is clean.
Summer is a great time to refresh your floors, but don’t forget about those other surfaces in your home too! Keep reading for more summer cleaning tips.

Step 5: Move on to bedrooms

Summer is the perfect time to deep clean your bedrooms. Here are some tips to make summer cleaning a breeze in your home:

  1. Start with the bed. Strip the sheets and launder them. Vacuum the mattress and then put fresh sheets back on.
  2. Dust all surfaces, including ceiling fans, light fixtures, and windowsills.
  3. Declutter dresser tops and nightstands. Wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth.
  4. Empty closets and vacuum floors and shelves. Donate items you no longer need.
  5. Wash windows inside and out. Hang curtains or blinds to air out in the sun for a few hours if possible.
  6. Put away any clothes that may have been left on the floor and move misplaced shoes into their designated area.

If the clothes pile isn’t too high, go ahead and do a quick load of laundry before putting everything away. Now take a look around at what you’ve accomplished! The room looks better already!

Step 6: Clean bathrooms thoroughly

Bathrooms are often one of the dirtiest places in the house, so it’s important to give them a good cleaning during your summer cleaning spree. Here are some tips to make sure your bathroom is sparkling clean:

  1. Start by decluttering the counters and shelves. Remove any items that you don’t use on a regular basis and put them away in storage.
  2. Wipe down all surfaces with a multipurpose cleaner or vinegar and water solution. Don’t forget to clean the inside of cabinets and drawers!
  3. Scrub the toilet bowl, sink, and bathtub/shower. Be sure to use a toilet brush for those hard-to-reach spots in the bowl.
  4. Mop the floor last. It’s easiest to mop when it’s wet. Add some vinegar to your mop water if you want an extra boost of disinfectant power!
  5. Lastly, disinfect your toilet seat with rubbing alcohol and paper towels. Cover the seat in toilet paper and set aside until dry before putting it back on the lid again.

Keeping your bathroom tidy and clean is essential for making summer cleaning a breeze. Keep these summer cleaning tips in mind next time you need to get your bathroom sparkly and shiny once more!

Step 7: Don’t neglect outdoor spaces

Summer is the perfect time to give your outdoor spaces some love. Here are a few tips to make sure your outdoor areas are clean and inviting:

  1. Start by sweeping any decks or patios. If you have a power washer, now is the time to use it!
  2. Move on to cleaning any outdoor furniture. This includes wiping down tables and chairs, as well as giving cushions and umbrellas a good wash.
  3. Don’t forget about your grill!
  4. Don’t forget your hoses, sprinklers, and other outdoor accessories!

And while you’re at it, check your kids’ water toys for any rips or holes. Put them in the sun to dry if they’re wet. Fill up pools with fresh water before adding any chemicals. Lastly, be sure to store all of your lawn and garden tools after each use so they don’t rust over summer. Finally, take care of any leaves and weeds that might be starting to grow before they get out of control.

With just a little bit of upkeep this summer, you’ll feel ready for whatever comes your way.

Contact Cardinal Cleaning about cleaning services

Cardinal Cleaning values quality service and trustworthiness. You can always rely on our consistent service to take care of your home. If you’re in need of a cleaning company that provides high-quality work, contact us today so we can discuss what needs to be done and talk about the benefits of hiring us over other options available. Request a free quote or just say hello by calling 404-920-8551 or sending an email to info@CardinalCleaning.biz!

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5 Cleaning Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know This Summer

Cleaning can seem like a never-ending task, especially when you have little ones at home who make messes almost as fast as you can clean them up. Here at Cardinal Cleaning, we love our parents and know that parenting takes hard work and dedication. So, we wanted to share some helpful little shortcuts here and there to make your life easier. Here are 5 cleaning tips every parent needs to know this summer to keep the house sparkling clean without sacrificing your sanity.

1.) Using Baskets and Organizers

Using baskets and drawers to organize toys and other belongings makes it both easy and accessible for children to play, but also put away. You can use any extra baskets you have laying around that are kid-friendly. If you are looking to make a long-term investment in baskets or bins, we have linked our Amazon favorites.

Keeping toys in organized baskets and bins can help keep your kids’ rooms clean, as well as allow them to pick up after themselves easily. They will be able to find their favorite toys on their own, which means less frustration when they want something they can’t find. If you have younger children or toddlers, it’s best to stay away from plastic containers and stick with soft-material baskets or cloth bags so you’re not worried about your little one chewing on it. Finally, another advantage of storing toys in organized containers is that it makes cleaning up after playtime a breeze! Cars go here, blocks go here, dolls go here, and so on.

2.) Washing Up Toys & Stuffed Animals

After spending time in a sandbox or playing outside, your child’s toys are bound to get dirty. An easy way to clean stuffed animals and other soft toys are by putting them in your washing machine on a cold, gentle cycle. You can also put them in a mesh washing bag or even a pillow case before you toss them into your washer. This will make the process more gentle and preserving.

Other well-loved toys, even plastics, and other materials, also need to be sanitized every once in a while. Use a laundry bag to machine wash toys like lego bricks, stuffed animals, and more that may be collecting dust. Some toys can even be washed in the dishwasher. Just be sure to double-check the materials of the toys to determine the most appropriate method of cleaning them. We wouldn’t want anything melting in the machines!

3.) Disposable Dishes & Utensils

Stock up on disposable plates, bowls, cups, and utensils. A good way to purchase these in bulk is through your local warehouse-style store: Costo, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, and so on. Using these disposable dishes and utensils will reduce time spent on doing dishes and putting them away in the proper places afterward. This is great for the summer, when your kids are home for all of their meals, or even when you’re facing a busy season at work.

You will be saving water resources by not having to run the dishwasher. Still, make sure you are being as sustainable as possible and look for disposables made out of recycled materials or natural, compostable alternatives.

4.) Reusable Wash Cloths and Napkins

If your family is anything like ours, we go through Bounty rolls and paper napkins so fast – too fast. Instead, invest in reusable wash cloths and napkins to save on expenses, and also save the environment. These reusable items will be accessible, easy to use, and used for a long time. You kids are never too old to make spills and leave behind crumbs.

You can find reusable wash clothes anywhere – even in your local dollar store. However, if you are making a long-term investment and hope to continue to keep using the clothes, we recommend an alternative that is higher quality. Microfiber washcloths are great in this case. Also, companies are revolutionizing to create reusable cloth napkins that are thin and come off of a roll, just like Bounty. Check it out!

5.) Encouraging and Incentivizing Clean-Up Time

Switching up the cleaning regime to be a little more fun is always encouraging, especially for children. By putting on a clean-up song or cleaning up together as a family, clean-up time can be as fun as playtime! Use your children’s favorite song or find a special cleaning song. You can even put on a Disney playlist, radio hits, or whatever gets the crew excited. Some families even recommend the five-minute cleaning hack. Here, they use a five-minute timer to see how much they can all get done together before the timer goes off.

Finally, encourage your children to clean up after themselves by assigning chores with clear time deadlines. You can even offer incentives using a sticker chart or chore tracker. After a certain amount of chores are completed, or a certain amount of days of a clean room, reward your child. Allow them to pick out a new toy or go out for ice cream! This will teach responsibility and develop habits of cleaning, which make your life easier in the long run.

6.) Bonus – Contact Us!

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these hacks, and several others, to ensure your home is as clean as can be. You can rest assured knowing that your home will be taken care of well with us. Furthermore, we use products with minimal chemicals to avoid triggering allergic reactions or other irritations for your kids and pets.

If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, give us a call to meet face-to-face so that we can make a noticeable difference in your home. Call us at 404-920-8551 or email us at info@CardinalCleaning.biz for a free quote, or just to chat about our services! We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!

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5 Kitchen Cleaning Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money

If you’re like most people, your kitchen could probably use some serious cleaning. Between cooking, eating, and entertaining, there are more messes to clean up in the kitchen than just about anywhere else in the house! But if you want your kitchen to be clean enough to film a cooking show in, try out our five favorite kitchen cleaning hacks here at Cardinal Cleaning that will save you time and money.

1) Vinegar Cleans Almost Everything

Vinegar is one of those all-purpose cleaners that can be used to clean almost anything, from grease to soap scum. When you’re removing soap scum from your shower door, mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Then add 5–10 drops of essential oil for an odor-neutralizing boost! If you have hard water stains on your glass shower doors, use vinegar instead of bleach. Simply wipe down with a damp cloth sprayed with white vinegar mixed with 2 cups of warm water. Rinse off with warm water after it dries to avoid residue buildup. If you need to remove burned food from pots or pans, pour boiling hot water over them before scrubbing with baking soda or salt and then rinsing well under hot running tap water. If burnt food has left its mark on your stovetop grates, try rubbing them down with lemon juice before washing them off under hot running tap water and drying thoroughly – the acidity will help break up any leftover residue so it washes away easily.

2) Lemons Deodorize

Like vinegar, lemons are one of those kitchen staples that are useful for so many things. From adding acidity to certain recipes to cleaning a cutting board, lemon is one fruit you’ll never regret keeping on hand. If you’re trying to remove some stains or unclog a drain, don’t forget how well lemons can work. Just cut open a lemon or two (depending on size) and let them sit in your disposal until they liquefy and begin breaking down any food buildup in your pipes. A quick note of caution: Be sure not to overfill your disposal with citrus because it can actually damage it. Hence, others prefer to just boil lemon and orange, or other citrus fruit peels, with some cinnamon. Even the boiling water releases a lovely aroma throughout your kitchen.

3) Use a Spice Rack

Spice racks are an easy way to keep your spices contained and organized. But organizing with spice racks doesn’t just make for easy-to-clean countertops, it also helps you eliminate clutter from other cupboards in your kitchen. You’ll be able to see exactly what spices you have at all times – and they’ll always be within reach when you’re cooking. Plus, if you invest in a nicer spice rack, it can double as decoration. Regardless, you won’t have spice containers or spills as frequently.

4) Put Cookie Trays on Cake Stands

Putting your cookie trays on cake stands will instantly add color and cheer to your kitchen! Cake stands are really affordable and look cute when they’re stacked on top of each other. Make sure you have one that’s taller than others, as it’ll be used to hold your cookie trays; smaller ones can be used as little riser platforms for desserts. And if you have spare cookie cutters or decorations laying around, put them in your tray (or on it) so you can show off a bit when friends come over!

5) Take Out Trash Every Day

The biggest problem with keeping a kitchen clean is that it’s generally not something people do every day. But, if you have trash sitting out all day, it’s going to start smelling. The odor might seem mild at first, but as soon as people start walking by they’re going to smell it. Don’t wait until nightfall to take out your trash – get into good habits from day one and take your trash out before bed each night. Some more tips to minimize odor are purchasing a trash can with a lid and investing in air fresheners or candles. This way you don’t wake up smelling the garbage and neither does anyone else.

6) Bonus – Contact Us!

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. Our cleaners use these hacks, and several others, to ensure your kitchen and home are as clean as can be. You can rest assured knowing that your home will be taken care of well with us. If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, give us a call to meet face-to-face so that we can make a noticeable difference in your home. Call us at 404-920-8551 or email us at info@CardinalCleaning.biz for a free quote, or just to chat about our service and how we can help you! We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!

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Cardinal Cleaning: A Professional Cleaning Service that Prioritizes People, Trust, Safety, Quality

What does it mean to be clean? You might think about what your house looks like or whether your clothes smell fresh and clean after you’ve washed them. But there is more to being clean than just what you can see or smell. Most people focus on removing dirt and bacteria from their homes, but the long-term effects of chemical cleaning products are damaging to both human health and the environment, especially if they are not biodegradable. Fortunately, there are plenty of sustainable, healthy, and technologically advanced cleaning services out there and we are one of the best.

About Us

At Cardinal Cleaning, based in Conyers, GA, we believe in making a noticeable difference in your home by providing consistent quality and reliable service. We understand how important it is to have a clean environment while respecting your time and handling your possessions with the utmost care.

And we listen. We go beyond simply cleaning by building a professional relationship with you, so we know all the little nuances to satisfy your cleaning needs. For example, as we revisit clients’ homes, we strive to learn and remember how you like your towels folded, where your candles go, and so on.

Our team of skilled and trusted cleaning technicians truly cares about your home. This is reiterated and reemphasized as our mission is to create a positive impact on the quality of life of everyone we meet. We do this by focusing on four core values: people, trust, safety, and quality.

Our Commitment to People

We value people and relationships. We want to make a difference in people’s lives. As a company, we want to make a difference in our customers’ lives. As the owners, we want to provide a working environment where our staff feels valued. Customers and employees alike are treated with respect and care, as we work to strengthen our relationships and our community around Conyers, GA, Sea Island, GA, St. Simons, GA, and so on.

Our Commitment to Trust

We value trust. Customers allow us to come into their homes, into their personal spaces, and into some of the more private parts of their lives (closets, bathrooms, laundry rooms). We do everything we can to protect the trust people place in our company. We know you have special items in your house from a family heirloom to your favorite rug.

Additionally, we are insured and bonded. We carefully screen our staff. We have a policy that we cannot discuss personal information about our clients. We expect our staff to work with honesty and integrity.

Our Commitment to Safety

We value safety. Nothing is worth risking harm or injury to anyone whether it’s our staff, our customers, their children or their pets. We don’t use any harsh or toxic chemicals. We never require our staff to be in any situation where they feel unsafe.

With Cardinal Cleaning, you won’t need to worry about breathing toxic fumes or exposing yourself or your family to dangerous chemicals. We take great pride in using safe cleaning supplies to remove buildup and leave your house spotless. We also use effective cleaning and vacuuming techniques to ensure that there is as little dust as a possible leftover, and to make sure you and your loved ones are breathing clean, fresh air.

Our Commitment to Quality

We value quality. Rather than being the cheapest (fastest) cleaning company in town, we take the time necessary to provide consistent quality. On top of all that, we are committed to efficiency, as well as effectiveness. Our cleaners are experts and have years of experience. As they work, they clean using specific steps and methods to ensure the cleaning process is completed in a timely manner. We understand that you have a busy schedule and want to enjoy your clean space as soon as possible. Still, we work to ensure that cleanings are effective, not rushed. Each corner and crevice is treated with care!

Our Cleaning Process

Our commitments to people, trust, safety, and quality are our commitments to YOU. We ensure these goals are met and the highest of standards are kept in our cleanings through our cleaning processes. Our team of skilled and trusted cleaning technicians is equipped with state-of-the-art cleaning tools and supplies. Furthermore, they truly care about you and your home.

Providing professional residential house cleaning for more than 10 years has given Cardinal Cleaning Maid Service a reputation for quality and reliability. We care about providing a consistent, thorough clean.

Our deluxe cleaning services include all rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and even the laundry area. We dust, vacuum, and wipe down everything. For a full list of our cleaning services, check out the checklist our cleaners use using the following link.

Residential Cleaning Checklist

At Cardinal Cleaning we’re creating free time for busy people. We’ll focus on your house while you focus on your free time, allowing you to spend more time with activities you enjoy, and time with loved ones, family, and friends in Conyers, GA.

Our Client Feedback

There are several cleaning companies in the Conyers, GA and St. Simons, GA area. But not all of them are getting exceptional results. We do. The proof is in the pudding. We have received lots of love and proven ourselves as a quality company after serving the greater areas of Rockdale County, GA, Newton County, GA, and Henry County, GA. Check out a few testimonials from our previous clients, praising our positive professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

“Cardinal Cleaning does a great job. I can trust them to come into my house when I’m not at home. My house looks clean, feels clean, and smells fresh. On rare occasions, I have found something, not to my liking, Rose has had it taken care of. They respect my wishes about turning lights off and temperatures down. I have been using them for about 5 years and it’s the best thing I’ve done for myself!!” – Leslie Henderson Hayes

“I had my first cleaning yesterday. Tiffany and Allysa were great. They were punctual, professional, and courteous. They listened to my needs. They worked well together and my house looks great. I am looking forward to having a clean house regularly.” – Angela Fronek Sanderson

“I was truly amazed by the terrific job done by cardinal cleaning. I have 4 dogs and my hardwood floors were covered with dog hair and mud. When the cardinal lady was finished with my house it truly didn’t look like a single dog lived there. Here’s a huge shout-out to the cleaning girls!!! You make my life so much easier.” – Kelly Cagle Nelson

Overall, whether you have kids, dogs, or just a house that needs some cleaning, we got your back!

Contact Us

Cardinal Cleaning values consistent, quality service and trustworthy business practices. You can rest assured knowing that your home will be taken care of well with us. If you are in need of a cleaning service that provides consistent quality and service, give us a call to meet face-to-face so that we can make a noticeable difference in your home. Call us at 404-920-8551 or email us at info@CardinalCleaning.biz for a free quote, or just to chat about our service and how we can help you! We would love to do the cleaning for you so you have more time to do what you love. Like we say, cleaning is for the birds!