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Cleaning the inside of a car

by Julie Finch-Scally

There is no doubt about it, when it comes to having a clean car the inside needs to be just as spotless as the outside to make an impression.

The condition of the inside of a car gives an indication as to the person and how they live. I know of a chef who when interviewing someone to work in his kitchen always follows them out to the car. He likes to look inside their car. If there are empty McDonalds’ wrappers and other rubbish in the car he won’t employ that person. If they can’t keep the inside of their car clean what will they be like in his kitchen?

When you hire a car they provide a plastic rubbish bag. This is a great idea. You too can hang a small plastic bag from the glove box and use it to deposit all those little bits of rubbish like chocolate and food wrappers and old car parking tickets. Remove the bag once a week and put a fresh one in its place.

But rubbish is not the only thing that makes the inside of a car untidy. Everytime you climb into the car seat you tread in some bits of grass and dirt. They sit on the floor and after a while make the floor look messy. If you have separate carpets on the floor take them out once a week and give them a shake to remove the debris. It won’t remove it all but it will look better and you will only need to vacuum the car when you give it a wash.

When you do vacuum the inside of the car remember there are other spaces that need attention as well as the floor. All those pockets and compartments for holding things collect dust and need to be wiped out, especially inside the glove box and along the back and front shelves of the car. The creases in the seats will need to be vacuumed; you would be surprised at the amount of dust that collects there. And finally there is the boot; carpet in a boot collects as much dust and dirt as a carpet inside a car. Remember to lift the edges as you vacuum, this way the dust and dirt won’t get down into the spare tyre well.

By keeping the inside of your car as clean as the outside not only makes a lasting impression on other people; but can make you feel proud.

 

 

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Cleaning toilets

by Julie Finch-Scally

Isn’t it interesting how people are so paranoid about cleaning toilets? I can understand the fear, but that fear shouldn’t stop one from cleaning the toilet. In fact if the toilet is not cleaned regularly then the problem that most people fear increases.

How dirty is a toilet and how likely are we to become sick from them? Germs can be prevalent inside the toilet bowl, but outside on the pedestal it is dust that has to be removed.

Your toilet should be cleaned at least once a week: twice a week would be better. You will need to wear rubber gloves to save your hands being contaminated.

I personally never put my hand inside the toilet bowl, even wearing rubber gloves. I use a toilet brush. Pour some cream cleanser into the bowl and with the toilet brush scrub the cleansers up and under the rim of the lip where the water flushes. If it hasn’t been cleaned for a while you will be surprised at the dirt the brush will loosen. Once that section of the toilet is cleaned the water that flushes the toilet will be fresh and clean.

Follow by scrubbing the inside of the bowl above the water then around the tide mark (where the top of the water sits) and in under and around what is called the S bend (below the water). If the whole of the inside of the toilet is scrubbed with a good cream cleanser any bacteria or dirt will have been dislodged and when flushed with fresh water will be clean.

The outside of the pedestal, seat, lid and lip of toilet need to be rubbed over with some cream cleanser and a damp sponge with a scourer, which means you will probably need to kneel on the floor to reach it all, especially around the back.

Once you have cleaned the outside, seat and lid rinse the sponge to remove the cleanser; with a clean sponge wipe off the cleanser from the outside and the toilet seat and lid. Cream cleanser leaves a white powdery residue if not removed. It is not necessary to dry the outside of the toilet, but do dry the seat and lid. There is nothing more annoying for the ladies to come home and sit on a wet seat.

Thoroughly cleaning you toilet regularly will mean the harm that is feared will not be present and there will be no worries cleaning it the next time.

 

 

Are you or someone you know thinking of selling their property?

 

Julie Finch-Scally

The Guru of Cleaning®

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‘Preparing your Apartment for Sale

and

‘Preparing your House for Sale

 

will take you from ‘decision’ to ‘moving’

 

find out how to purchase from

the ‘Cleaning Books’ section

 

 
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