Home Office Cleaning

Clean Home Office=Productive Work Environment

Whether you own your own business and use your home as an office space, bring work home on occasion, or have the flexibility to work from home as needed you need to have a clean home office to get the job done right.  While our definitions of a clean office may differ, there is no denying the fact that we don’t just work at our desks, but we indeed touch it, sneeze on it, spill on day after day.

So it is no wonder that a study by the University of Arizona found that about 10 million bacteria particle have set up house on your desk.

Luckily, we have developed a few tools and tricks to combat these pests over the years.  Creating a healthy home office environment will help to keep your productivity levels at a stellar level.

Whether we are at your home for a one time cleaning or for a regular cleaning service we will tackle even the germs and bacteria that you can’t see.

Our home office cleaning includes dusting all of your surfaces.  We will dust with care, using a microfiber cloth.  The microfiber cloth acts like a magnet for dust and bacteria, all while be safe on your office equipment.

We will sweep, vacuum, and mop your flooring.  All surfaces will be tidied up.  We do not throw anything away unless you request it.

If you have sensitive documents that need to be shredded, please let us know, we will be sure not to take these items out with your regular trash and recycling.

Here are 6 things you can do to make your home office cleaner.

The Keyboard:

Do you ever feel just dirty when typing away at your keyboard?  I can say I am feeling a little dirty right now.  So let’s take control of those microbes together.  First, take it to a safe place and give it a good shake.  Dislodge as many particles of your lunch and yup, skin, fingernails, and so on that you possibly can.  And then….

  • Using a microfiber cloth and a disinfectant spray give the entire surface a good wipe.  Spray the cleanser on the cloth until damp, but not wet
  • Grab a q-tip, dip it into some rubbing alcohol and get between the keys
  • Repeat with a final wipe with the microfiber
  • Set aside to dry before plugging it back in

The Monitor

Disconnect it and wipe it down with microfiber cloth.  They are like magnets and they are safe on screens.  Be sure to get into the nooks and crannies where dust lives and builds.  It may be a little thick close to the plus as dust seems to be drawn to these areas.

Take on Dust

Get the vacuum out and work top to bottom, left to right.  Be sure to get the tops of curtains, window frames, door frames, tops of picture frames and so on.  Continue around the room and then with the microfiber go back through and get what the vacuum missed.  Finish off with a thorough vacuuming of the floors to collect everything that has so far fell to the ground.

Clear the Clutter

Take a moment now to clear the clutter off of your desk.  Sort, file, recycle, shred, and throw out any post-it’s or pens that are not longer needed.

Disinfect

Everything we touch is like a little biodome for microbes.  So disinfect the phone, all cords, head pieces, keypad and so on.  Anything that you use and touch on a regular basis should also be disinfected on a regular basis.

The Boardwalk Cleaning Co had been providing professional maid services in Austin, TX for more than a decade.  Let us help you keep your home office in tip top shape. Call 512-258-4798 for a free quote.

Living Room Cleaning Routine

To clean and dust and declutter only to do it all over again.  This is why they call it the living room.  The only time that it seems to stay clean is when there is nobody in the house.  The Boardwalk Cleaning Co professional maids will whip your space back into shape.  Creating a clean, but cozy environment for your family to enjoy.  We will even throw in a few tips to help you maintain your space.

Throughout the living room we are going to start at the top left corner and work our way around left to right top to bottom.  Our professional trained maid service teams will dust your ceiling fans, all horizontal surfaces, and thoroughly dust all your furniture.

Your couch will be de-crumbed including all of your couch cushions banished of fuzzy pet fur and goldfish.

We will vacuum all rugs, carpet, including all dust bunnies.  Your floors will be thoroughly swept, mopped, or vacuumed.

We will tidy up as we go to give your living room a fresh look and feel.

There are times when your home may not be so much as dirty, but cluttered.  Follow this cleaning and decluttering routine, to keep your neat and orderly all throughout the year.

Living Room Cleaning Routine

Routine is the key to creating habits, and maintain a clean and clutter free home.  At the Boardwalk Cleaning Co. we follow a consistent approach to your house cleaning services.  For your whole home clean follow a cleaning schedule to maintain your spaces between services.

  • Daily: Everyday collect items throughout the room that have managed to migrate into the living area.  Pick a spot, or a basket to collect all these items, and then return them to their rightful spot.
  • Weekly: Pick one day per week that you do the dusting.  First declutter as you do on a daily basis, then working from left to right, top to bottom, dust around the room. Dust the coffee table, all end tables, and lamp shades.  Finally vacuum or dust the couch, and rotate your cushions.  Rotating your cushions increases the lifespan of your couch.
  • Monthly: Move all your furniture and vacuum underneath, be sure to hit the baseboards giving them a quick vacuum followed by a damp microfiber to reduce allergens for a clean and healthy environment.  Take a moment to quickly get window frames, door frames, and blinds as needed.
  • Yearly: Once a year it is a good idea to evaluate your living room.  Go through DVD and Video Game cases, remove items that have found the end of their useful lifetime.  Clean and dust behind all electronics, and get rid of broken or useless items.

Sometimes it isn’t that dirty that makes your home feel a mess, it is the clutter. Objects can easily accumulate and take over your home, leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Even when your areas are cleaned they are not organized. Our maid service professionals have some great tips on how to regain your space and get organized.

  1. Grab a tote and be ready to take control of the clutter.  First off if it looks like junk it probably is.  If you haven’t used it in 6 months to a year you probably don’t need it. Corral unused, but still needed items into an orderly fashion, using a nice tray or bowl can totally change the appearance of those extra remotes.
  2. Having a place for your designated place for your items keeps the clutter down and ensures that when you need something it is there. Make it a habit to put items back where they belong when you are done using them.
  3. Make a habit of it.  Keep up with the clutter by keeping a donation box where you can easily toss items and take them out of the house.

Keeping up with these simple tasks will ensure a clean, and clutter free living space.  We all know you have better ways to spend your time so give us a call and get a free quote at 512-258-4798.  We are your locally owned maid service in Austin, TX.

 

 

Bathroom Cleaning Routine

Our professionally trained, bonded and insured maid service teams will leave no detail untouched.  Your whole bathroom will be cleaned and sanitized to ready you for an epic bubble bath.

Tub and shower are cleaned and thoroughly disinfected including all chrome shined.  Shower doors are cleaned using a pH-neutral cleaner to ensure your shower door stays fresh and clean for the years to come.

All mirrors will be shined. Countertops and sinks are thoroughly cleaned, leaving not a trace of toothpaste or makeup.

All corner, surfaces, and window sills are dusted.  All baseboards are hand washed and banished of dirt and grime.

Your toilet bowl is cleaned inside and out, including the tank, toilet seat and lid.

We finish by emptying and relining your trash bin, and cleaning and sanitizing your floors.

Our goal is to clean and disinfect your bathrooms to create a peaceful and hygienic environment.

Bathroom Cleaning Routine

No matter which service you choose from The Boardwalk Cleaning Co. our goal is to provide you with an exceptional experience. Keeping your home in tip-top shape between visits by sticking to a cleaning routine.

  • Daily: Keep a squeegee in the shower, and each time it is used quickly swipe from top to bottom to reduce water marks.  Pull your bathmat up off the floor and hand it on the edge of the tub.
  • Weekly: Tub, shower, sink and toilet should all have a wipe down or rinse.  Sweep and mop your floors, and clean the mirrors.
  • Monthly: Get in the nooks and crannies.  The base of the toilet, baseboards, and the corners of the tub and shower.  Go through your medicine cabinet and toss any items that are out of date.
  • Yearly: With regular maintenance the bathroom should not need a deep yearly cleaning.  This is the primary room in the house that should be deep cleaned on a monthly basis, not yearly.

These are just a few ways to keep the space that the majority of Americans hate to clean more than any other room.  Our professional cleaning services and help you to maintain your bathroom with a cleaning package designed to meet your needs.

Call us today for a free estimate, and get back to doing something that you really want to do.  512-258-4798

 

Laundry Room Cleaning Routine

Any active family, will have an overactive laundry and utility room.  Keeping up with the laundry is probably one of the hardest things to do especially as your family grows.  Our maid service teams do not do the laundry for you, but we will help keep the space you do it in clean and fresh.

In the laundry room we will dust and clean the outside of the washer and dryer.  We will clean and dust all horizontal surfaces. Your floors will be cleaned and disinfected.  We will empty your trash can and reline it with a fresh liner.

Sticking to a routine will keep you safe from a mountain of laundry, wrinkles, and that not so fresh smell in your laundry room.

Daily: Gather laundry and take it directly to the laundry room.  I like to use my washer as a laundry hamper so that as soon as it is full I start it up.

Weekly: Hang up all shirts, pants and dresses that have been laundered.  While you are at it make sure to put them into a logical spot in the closet.  If your closet is feel cramped take a moment to weed out any items that are no longer used.

Monthly: Wash all duvets, blanket covers, throw blankets etc… Take a moment to vacuum the sides and back of your dryer so that lint doesnt build up.

Yearly: Clean off your laundry room shelves, remove any items that have managed to live in the cabinets well past their lifetime. Check your lint traps and see if you need a dryer vent cleaning.  Doing so can prevent house fires.

So while The Boardwalk Cleaning Co. does not typically perform laundry duties, but as housekeeping professionals we still have a few tricks up our sleeves for your laundry care needs.

Keeping Your Laundry Room Clean

Stains

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Green Laundry Cleaning

Did you know that vinegar is a natural disinfectant and laundry softener.  Add 1 cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda to your white, kitchen clothes etc rather than using bleach.  It is better for the environment and easier on your clothes.

Banish Mildew

Have a basket handy that can store wet towels while they dry, prior to putting them in wash.  Wet clothes from the kitchen and bathroom are the biggest culprits of mildew in the laundry room.

Once you have caught up on all the laundry and tackled those sweaty stinky socks sit back relax, and leave the rest to us.  Our maid service professionals will take care of every detail of your house cleaning needs.  Get a free no-obligation quote: 512-258-4798

Kitchen Cleaning Routine

Each time that one of our professional maid service teams comes to clean your home, they follow a list of procedures, and practices in ensure that the cleaning meets the Boardwalk Cleaning Co standards and exceeds your expectations.  Our basic maid service ensures that your home stays clean and hygienic.

In the kitchen, we will thoroughly clean and sanitize where necessary all surfaces, small appliances, sinks and so on.  We will clean thoroughly the outside of your refrigerator including the door handles.  The exterior of your stove, stove top, and your hood are wiped free of grease and grime.  The inside and outside of your microwave are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

Your sink, including all chrome will be cleaned, sanitized, and polished to sparkle.

All countertops and surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected.

We will dust all of your window sills, ceiling fan blades, and horizontal surfaces.

Your recycling and trash cans will be emptied and relined. And of course we will sweep, vacuum and mop all of your flooring.  Our maid service is based in Austin, TX.  We are locally owned and operated and look forward to servicing your needs.

Here are a few tips for keep your kitchen clean all year long.

A consistent schedule is the key to keeping your kitchen clean, each and every day of the year.  Using the schedule below you will keep the kitchen clean in between visits from your Boardwalk Cleaning crew.

Daily: Take care of the dishes, wipe all surfaces, and sweep or vacuum the floor.

Weekly:  Every week the daily tasks should be completed and combined with mopping of the kitchen and dining are floors.  Include a quick clean up and inventory of your refrigerator.

Monthly: All cabinet door handles should be wiped down.  All cabinet fronts should be spot washed.  Take an inventory of all panty items and discard outdated or unnecessary items.

Yearly: Get into the nitty gritty and do some deep cleaning.  Clean all cabinets and pantry shelves.  Clean the refrigerator including a complete dismantling, taking out all drawers, and shelves to clean every surface. Be sure to clean under the stove and the fridge.  Take care to wipe down all light fixtures, and light switch plates.

Congrats you have a fantastically clean kitchen.  Stay on a schedule and you will be able to enjoy your clean space all year long.

For a professional house cleaning, we offer deep cleaning services to add on to your regular cleaning services whenever you need it.  We are your maid service Austin, TX here to meet all of your cleaning needs.  Free up some extra time in your schedule, call us for a free quote today.

Bedroom Cleaning Routine

Bedrooms are supposed to be your sanctuary, but when the clutter takes over it can often be overwhelming.  Bedtime is time for peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  Your bedroom is the first thing that you see when you wake up in the morning.  Yet it is often the most neglected room in the house. Our trained, uniformed, and insured maid team members will take the utmost of care in your personal space giving you back your peaceful place.

Throughout all bedrooms we will vanquish dust from ceiling corners, to ceil fans.  All furniture including night tables will be tidied up and dusted.

We will make your bed, and change your linens.  Leaving you with with fresh clean sheets to crawl into at the end of hard day.

We will sweep, mop and vacuum all of your flooring.  On our way out the door we will take out the trash and reline your trash can.

Your bedroom is now back to a state of bliss.  Our maid service teams will honor all special requests to ensure that your cleaning is just the way that you like it.

Bedroom Cleaning Routine

Follow these simple guidelines to keep your space clean and clutter free every day of the year.  Ensuring that you always have a peaceful place to lay your head at night.

  • Daily: Make your bed every morning. It takes less than 5 minutes and will help keep the whole room looking cleaner. Pick up any laundry and toss it into a laundry bin.
  • Weekly: Once per dust your night side tables, lamp shades, and declutter your tables.  Change your sheets, and fluff your pillows. Quickly vacuum and make sure to get under the corners of the bed as well, dust can easily accumulate there.
  • Monthly: Rotate your mattress according the manufacturer’s instructions, some only need it once every three months. Take a look at your closet and donate anything that has lost its useful life.  Organize items into like colors, and items.
  • Yearly: Take care of all the hard to reach places such as the top shelves of your closet, behind the bed frame, window frames and door frames.  Take inventory of your drawers, collecting items as you go to donate, and making a list of items that need to be replaced.

Once you have to clutter under control you will feel more at ease in your environment.  Our maid service team can help you keep your home clean and sanitized throughout the year with one of our maid service packages customized to meet all of you needs.