How to Clean Your Bedroom Closet

Organize Bedroom Closet
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Nothing is as satisfying as having a neat and well-organized bedroom closet, where you don’t have to waste your time scanning through looking for what outfit to put on. However, it doesn’t always come that easy to some of us, you may have to take the time to make it happen. Below are tips to follow that will help you deep clean your bedroom closet.

Put on Some Music: Play your favorite music while cleaning, it keeps your spirit high. Certainly, I will highly recommend Cambria’s playlist, though it was for kitchen cleaning, it can still serve that purpose.

Take everything out of the closet: Those clothes deep down can easily be ignored if not completely cleared. Dump the clothes on the bed.

Clean your closet: Rub the wall with a damp soft clean cloth, afterward, clean the floor with a vacuum. Also, you can make the closet look even better by giving it a fresh coat of paint. You can decorate it to your taste. This is also the right time to replace any moth infected cedar to help protect your best wears.

Start the streamlining process: Before adding anything back, ensure you put away old, ragged, beyond repair clothes into the donation box. Your closet will look shabby in no time if you put back anything you won’t need. For clothes you won’t use, they can be sold or donated. Below are some questions that can help out with the selection.

  • Is this cloth in good shape? If no don’t put back
  • Is it my size? You might have grown fat and the cloth is now undersize so, let it go.

Put the things you need back: outfits that always get compliments, makes you feel stylish etc. deserves to go back into the closet first. If you have new clothes that you have been using not the ones you have not won since you bought them, then hang them back into the closet also.

Try everything else on before putting it back in your closet: most of us have clothes we don’t use that has been in our closet for long; just occupying space. They make our closet clumsy that it becomes difficult to locate our good clothes. Because of that, we feel sometimes as if we have nothing to wear. Try them on and ask yourself some serious questions before putting them back. You can use the mirror to check if it fits you or not.

Benefits of Cleaning Out Your Closet

You’ll free up space for new, better things: after deep cleaning your closet, one of the evidence you will see is enough physical space for new items. You now have the freedom to get amazing, better and important things into these spaces.

A streamlined closet saves time: an outfit that would have taken you forever to find can now be found in a short time. You can save minutes and hours cumulatively when your closet is organized, clean etc. finding clothes won’t have to be a fight between you and your cloth.

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Remove Guacamole Stains from Carpet


Guacamole? Yes. Please. We’ll pay extra! Guacamole sure is tasty, and healthy too, but it is no fun to clean off your carpet. Learn our tips to remove guacamole stains:

Cinco De Mayo is on May 5th! It’s almost here. Which means it’s the perfect time to enjoy some tacos, nachos, burritos and of course, guacamole!

Guacamole can be messy though. If you or your friends and family enjoy guacamole often you know that accidents do happen. “Guaccidents” if you will.

Guacamole will leave a nasty stain if you do not know how to clean it up correctly.  It can be very difficult to remove guacamole stains from carpet because guacamole has a very oily consistency.

A stain from an avocado and guacamole is different from removing stains from other types of fruits or vegetables because avocados contain a lot more fat than the typical fruit or vegetable.

We have some simple steps to remove guacamole stains from carpet.

And …We have included a recipe for perfect guacamole before we get to how to remove guacamole from upholstery.

We have included a recipe for the perfect guacamole for your next fiesta. YUM!

All you really need to make a great guacamole is ripe avocados and salt. After that, a little lime or lemon to balance the richness of the avocado with a little citrus acidity. Then it’s up to you if you want to add chopped cilantro, chilies, onion, and tomato.

Then it’s up to you if you want to add chopped cilantro, chilies, onion and tomato.

But the most important thing to making the perfect guacamole is choosing ripe avocados.

Check for ripeness by gently squeezing the outside of the avocado. If the avocado is hard and there is no give it is not ripe yet and will not taste very good.

If there is a little give then it is good to go. Be sure it’s not too soft. This would mean the avocado is overripe and no good.

Perfect Guacamole recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. to ¼ minced red onions
  • 1-2 serrano chilies. Remove the stems and seeds. Chop finely.
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped.
  • A dash of freshly ground black pepper.
  • ½ ripe tomato, seeds, and pulp removed, chopped

Steps:

  1. Cut the avocado in half. Remove the seed. Scored the avocado with a blunt knife and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Place in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Roughly mash the avocado with a fork. But be careful to not to overdo it! The avocado should be a little chunky.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and lemon or lime juice. The juice will balance the richness of the avocado and will also prevent them from turning brown.
  4. Add chopped onion, cilantro, black pepper, and chilies. The hotness of the chili pepper varies from pepper to pepper. So, start with a half of one chili and taste test the guacamole. Add chilies to your desired degree of hotness. Remember that this can be altered to your taste. Start with this recipe and then adjust to your personal taste.
  5. If you are not serving right away, place plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole to cover it and prevent air from reaching it. Oxygen I the air will cause oxidation which will turn the guacamole brown. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve guacamole with tortilla chips and enjoy!

OK. Our recipes are great but our stain removal tips are even better.

Follow our steps to remove guacamole stains from carpet.

How to Remove Guacamole Stains:

  1. Scrape off excess guacamole with a spoon. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  2. Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
  3. Using this solution, sponge the avocado stain with a clean white cloth. Be careful to only use as much cleaning solution as necessary to remove the avocado stain. Do not saturate upholstery.
  4. Then, blot with a dry cloth until liquid is absorbed.
  5. Repeat sets 3-4 until the avocado stain is removed from the upholstery.
  6. Sponge with cold water and a clean cloth. Be sure to remove the solution completely from the carpet. Solution left behind on upholstery may cause damage and attract dirt and dust leading to discoloration.
  7. Blot dry with a new cloth. Be sure to dry thoroughly. Liquids left on carpet can lead to mold and mildew.

Nature’s Way Chem-Dry provides superior carpet cleaning to residents and businesses of Burlington, WI. Learn more about our services here.

Remove Grape Juice Stains from Carpet

Remove Grape Juice Stains
Grape juice is a difficult stain to remove. But it can be done. Learn our professional tips to remove grape juice stains from carpet:

There are a lot of fruit juices out there.

What’s your favorite?  Orange, apple, or the more recently popular pomegranate? Or maybe some type of combo juice like straw-banana?

Grape juice is one of the classics and one of our favorites. Adults and kids both enjoy its grapey goodness.

Grape juice is sweet and delicious and there are a few health benefits to drinking grape juice too.

You may have heard that a glass of red wine can have good health benefits for your heart?

It’s the same for grape juice.

Grapes are rich in health providing antioxidants like resveratrol and flavonoids. The antioxidants are found in the skin, stem, leaf and seeds of grapes.

Dark red and purple grapes usually have higher antioxidants than white or green grapes.

The number of antioxidants in grapes also depends on what kind of grapes it is, where it’s from and how it has been processed.

Research has shown that red or purple grape juice may provide some of the same health benefits of red wine, including:

  • Reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol.
  • Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  • Prevents damage to blood vessels in your heart.
  • Reduces the risk of blood clot.

Cheers to that!

So enjoying a glass of heart-healthy grape juice is a good thing but not so great when its spills.

Kids are probably most likely to have a juice spill but it can happen to anyone. You want to drink grape juice in the kitchen or over hard surfaces instead of carpet just to be safe.

You can just wipe up grape juice from tile but it is not easy to remove grape juice stains from carpet.

If a spill does happen, follow these professional tips to remove grape juice stains:

How to Remove Grape Juice Stains:

  1. Blot as much juice as possible with a paper towel or a clean white cloth. It is important to address the stain immediately so it does not set.
  2. Spray or sponge some water on the stain. Dab or spray lukewarm water to dampen the stain. Do not get the carpet too wet or the stain may spread.
  3. Blot the water. Pressing paper towel or clean cloth to soak up the water. Never use a circular motion to clean up spills, this will spread the stain. If needed dampen the area with water again and blot.
  4. Mix the cleaning solution. Add ½ teaspoon mild, non-bleach detergent to 1 liter of warm water. Mix the solution thoroughly.
  5. Test the solution. Before you apply y the cleaner, you should test it in a small inconspicuous area like the corner of a closet to be sure the solution does not damage the carpet.
  6. Wait a few minutes. If the solution discolors or causes any damage to the carpet remove it immediately with cold water and a sponge.
  7. Apply the solution. If you tested the cleaner and it did not cause any damage, apply it to the stain. Using a sponge or clean white cloth sponge the solution onto the area liberally. Then lay the cloth over the stain.
  8. Massage the cloth with a spoon. Using the back of a kitchen spoon gently press down on the cloth. Work your way all over the cloth. Start on the outside and work your way toward the center to prevent the stain from spreading. This works the solution into the carpet without rubbing the stain further in or damaging the carpet fibers.
  9. Continue blotting. Blot the stain with a paper towel or new clean cloth. If needed repeat step again. Continue blotting until there is no trace of the stain on the towel when you blot.
  10. Rinse the area. Spray or sponge cold water onto the area. Soap left behind on carpet will attract dirt and dust and become discolored.
  11. Dry the carpet. Place a clean, dry towel of paper towel over the damp area. Place a plastic bag over them and then place something heavy on like a heavy book. Level this for at least a few hours, overnight is best, before removing the towel. The stain should be gone and the drying process should lift even the deep stains out so it does not reappear.

Nature’s Way Chem-Dry is based in Burlington, WI. We offer professional carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning to local residents and businesses.

How to Trim your Dog’s Nails

Trim Your Dog's Nails

Just like humans, your dog’s nails need to be trimmed from time to time.  Doing so helps preserve your furniture (and your wood floors and carpet) while keeping your dog comfortable.  How to trim your dog’s nails will be discussed here.

When to Trim?
The first step in trimming your dog’s nails involves understanding when trimming is appropriate.  As a general rule of thumb, if you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on a hardwood or tile floor, they are too long.

Additionally, if your dog’s nails become hazardous to leather or upholstery, it is time to trim.

Choosing the Proper Tools
There are three general types of nail trimmers for dogs:  guillotine-style, scissors-style, and the nail grinder.  The guillotine style is best for small dogs, as it can be difficult to generate enough force to cut a large nail with this tool.

Scissor-type clippers can be used on any pet, and are considered the more humane option because they may be less painful for your dog.

Finally, a nail grinder acts as a high-power emery board to file down the rough edges of your dog’s nails.  This tool can be used in addition, or as an alternative, to clipping.

Proper Trimming Technique
The first step is to handle your dog’s paws frequently so that he or she is not fearful during trimmings.

Provide your pet with plenty of praise as you pick up each paw and introduce the clipper without trimming.  This step should be performed frequently, such as once per week, throughout your dog’s life.

When you are ready to trim your dog’s nails, hold your pet’s paw firmly.  Identify the quick, which is the blood-filled nerve that is approximately ¼’’ from the tip of your dog’s nail.

On dogs with white nails the quick can be easily identified; however, on dogs with black or brown nails, this process is more difficult.

For these dogs, you will have to make multiple small cuts and then look at the tip of your dog’s nail.  When you begin to near the quick, a well-defined black circle will appear.  At this point, you should stop trimming.

How to Trim Your Dog’s Nails

To begin, hold your nail clippers at a 45o angle relative the tip of your dog’s nail.  Never trim straight across, as this is unnatural for your pet.

Instead, the trimmed surface should be parallel to the ground when your dog is standing.

If your clippers have a guide, use this feature to ensure you are only making small cuts in order to avoid the quick.

Continue trimming small amounts from your dog’s nails until you see the black dot in the center of your dog’s nail surrounded by a white, chalky ring.

What to Do if You Nick the Quick
If you do accidentally trim your dog’s nail too short and nick the quick, do not panic.

Simply provide your dog with plenty of love and praise and pack the bleeding nail with a bit of cornstarch in order to stop the bleeding.  If the possibility of cutting your dog is too stressful, consider using a nail grinder instead.

Nature’s Way Chem-Dry provides superior carpet cleaning to residents and businesses of Burlington, WI. Learn more about our services here.

Remove Peanut Butter Stains from Carpet

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Peanut butter goes great with chocolate but not with carpet fibers. You never want to spill peanut butter on the carpet. But it happens. Read our tips to remove peanut butter stains from carpet just after Easter:

Carpet stains happen to everyone. And around Easter, there is an increased chance of candy-related stains since Easter is the second most candy-centric holiday after Halloween.

Think about it. Chocolate bunnies. Jelly beans. Marshmallows. Candy galore! Oh. And of course peanut butter eggs.

Peanut butter eggs are one of the most popular Easter treats found in Easter baskets.

The best part is the peanut butter center.

Did you put peanut butter chocolate eggs in your children’s Easter baskets this year?

Children aren’t always tidy when it comes to eating candy. You might want a tip or two on how to remove peanut butter stains from carpet.

Before we talk about how to remove peanut butter from carpet let’s look at how the magical combination of chocolate and peanut butter came about.

In 1917, Harry Burnett Reese was struggling to support his wife and 16 children. Yes. That’s right. 16 kids!

After working several different jobs, the Hershey Chocolate Company caught Reese’s eye. After landing the job in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Reese became inspired to try creating his own treats for extra money.

Reese started by making a variety of sweets in his basement, which he named all after his children.

Eventually, his side business was doing so well that he incorporated. He named his business the H.B. Reese Candy Company.

In 1928, Reese had the genius inspiration to mix chocolate and peanut butter together to create the peanut butter cups we all know and love today.

He called them “penny cups” because they only cost a penny at that time.

The sweet treat was such a hit that Reese was able to quit his day job and focus on his own confection company full time.

Reese built a 100,000 square foot factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  At this point, he produced all different candies from peanut butter cups to chocolate covered dates.

Business was booming until World War II. The lack of supplies and the economic instability of the country forced Reese to drop most of his candy creations.

The peanut butter cup was the one candy that Reese continued to produce. Their sales always remained strong.

In 1936, the H.B Reese Candy Company merged with the Hershey Chocolate Corporation.

The peanut butter cup has come a long way and has become one of America’s favorite candy.

The Reese Candy Company produces a variety of peanut butter cups including versions with white chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel and marshmallow.

And they come in a variety of shapes, such as the Easter egg, hearts, and Halloween Pumpkins.

The peanut butter cup is one tasty treat but getting peanut butter out of carpet can be a tricky task, but not impossible.

How to Remove Peanut Butter Stains:

  1. Scrape off all excess peanut butter. A butter knife is a good tool for this.
  2. Now apply a small amount of a dry cleaning solvent to the peanut butter.
  3. Blot immediately with a white cloth.
  4. Continue blotting until the solvent is absorbed.
  5. If the stain has not lifted, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Sponge with cold water. Be sure to remove all traces of soap. Soap left on carpet can attract dirt and discolor carpet over time.
  7. Blot the area dry. Carpet left damp can lead to mold and mildew.

Nature’s Way Chem-Dry offers professional carpet cleaning in Burlington, WI. Learn more about our services at our website.