News & Cleaning Tips of the Day
Personal Touch Cleaning, September 17, 2014
According to Martha Steward you should wash your pillows twice year. To get rid of that awful yellow staining a lot of pillows get due to sweat use the following recipe:
•HOT HOT HOT water
•1 cup of laundry detergent
•1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
•1 cup bleach (you could try “A Natural Bleach Alternative if you are opposed to chlorine bleach)
•1/2 cup borax
Not only did the whole pillow-washing process turn out to be much easier than I anticipated, it worked like a CHARM! Just look at these “BEFORE” and “AFTER” pictures! It’s almost like my poor pillows were just WAITING for me to rescue them! ;-)
How to Freshen Musty Smelling Towels...
Stacy King, September 2014
Is there a way to freshen up musty smelling towels? Yes! Just follow these instructions:
Wash your load of towels on the hot cycle and add 1 cup of vinegar to the load. Do not use detergent or anything (especially bleach – that can be super dangerous!)… just hot water and the vinegar. Let the washer do it’s job. Then, if you still smell a little bit, rewash with just hot water and 1/2 cup of baking soda. I did not need to do this step but if your towels are bad, you might want to. Again, no detergent, just baking soda and hot water. Got it?
When your towels are done, throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet. I use the Febreeze Bounce dryer sheets and now my towels come out smelling super clean and fresh!
This also works well on clothing, like stinky wet swimsuits that were left sopping wet out of the pool! Just be sure to be careful with the hot water and mixing colors. You don’t want the colors to bleed so do them separately or with very like colors.
You can thank me later for this great tip!!
Help for a Worn or Scratched up Table
Personal Touch Clean, August 2014
To clean and polish a scratched up table, I mixed about 1/4 cup vinegar with 3/4 cup of olive oil. Using a kitchen rag, just dipped it in and rubbed it on the table surface. I kept going until I had gone over the whole table and used almost all of the mixture.
I was shocked! It really worked! The scratches were fixed! My "grandpa table" now looks like new!
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"I have nothing but great things to say about personal touch cleaning services. Stacy and her crew show up on time every time and get straight to work with a smile and a bit of pleasant conversation. My home looks and smells like new again after they leave along with things being in the right place and not moved or relocated. It is very nice to have someone you can trust in your home and never have to worry about anything at all. all in all a great company with great employees who take the time to do a wonderful job everytime." ~Michael D
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"I have been very happy with Stacy and her crew! I was a little nervous at first because I'm one of those clean freaks. I wasn't sure if she would meet my overly high standards. Well, I have to say, I always smile when I get home to my extremely clean house! Highly recommend!!!" ~Michelle P