Creative Cleaning and Cleansing

"Less Stress from Cleaning the Mess." From decluttering to inspiration! Proverbs 31:27a

HURRY HURRY :)

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My August calendar is getting full of a little bit of everything, however, I still have some days just for you!

I also have “Back To School,” SPECIALS for:

Home Cleaning, Workshops, and Decluter-Organization appointments.

For moreCleaning Products details or if you want to schedule, contact me asap.

Talk to you soon,

RR

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Oder Busters

Phew! What is that smell?Odor

Sometimes even the best cleaned houses have an odor that is hard to get rid of or lingers.

Below are just a few tips and suggestions that will help have that Fresh Smell!!!

 

The most important factor is to find the source of the odor and eliminate right away!

 

General help:

Light a candle-Soy is best.

Use plug ins-Clean linen works great.

Use a spray-Natural scents with order eliminators are wonderful!

Open windows and let your home air out.

 

When you know the source:

Carpet-Vacuum with baking soda.

Cooking odors-After meal, boil 1 cup white vinegar and 2 cups water for 5 minutes.

Dishwasher-Use baking soda instead of detergent. Run without dishes.

Garbage Disposal-Limon or Lime slices with pieces of ice grind until gone.

Pet-Use activated charcoal pet absorber. Very inexpensive and can be found everywhere.

Pet Urine-Use white vinegar and water. Dap on area. Clean with water and pat dry.

Refrigerator-Box of baking soda in back, opened. Change about every 3 months.

Shoes-Sprinkle baking soda inside.

Toilets-Use 1 cup of Clorox, pour in back by plunger. Let stand for 1 hour. Use as usual.

Washing Machine-Use 1 cup Clorox and run an empty load.

 

Heavy Duty:

Dehumidifier

Air Purifiers

Ozone Machines

 

Preventative Options:

Clean air ducts and filters on a regular basis.

Clean with white vinegar often.

Dust often.

Vacuum Often.

Remove shoes before you come into your house-use socks to prevent the oils from your feet to run on the couch.

 

These are some of the most quickest and common ways to help Bust Odors!

 

If you have more to share…please do!

THANKS,

RR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CALENDAR IS OPEN!!!

EXCITING NEWS!!!

As of today, the calendar is open!  Call or email CCC and book your appointment! School Address Book

 

SPECIAL:  If you book a service by July 31, 2014, You will receive a discount!

Thank you and Looking forward to Serve,

RR

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Summer/Back to School

Hey Everyone!

Summer is going by fast and some of us will be going back to school soon!

Please feel free to send me any questions about Summer or School!

Please feel free to “Search” any topic and if you don’t get your answers let me know, I can help!

Exciting News coming in the next post!!!

Stay cool and enjoy every moment, God is Blessing you!

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Summer

It’s already Summer!!!
Lots of great posts coming up…Including:

*SUMMER STUFF

and

*BACK TO SCHOOL.

Also the next workshop will be coming up in the fall.
(October — Date and Time TBA)
It’s called, “Getting Ready for the Holidays.”

Stay hydrated and protected and we will chat soon!

“Keep looking at the SON and he will shine on you.”

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Summer Workshop

Great News!!!

The Summer Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Light Breakfast Refreshments, Fun, and Fellowship!

Summer Coconut

 

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Teen Bedrooms

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 “As I opened the door…I had to force myself to take a deep breath.”

                                  If you have teens, this is a normal response when you open the door to their rooms. LOL

My kids have been told from day one, “It’s ok to make a mess as long as you clean it up.”

No problem right?  Well, some days are easier than others. Especially when I didn’t know my kids had so much stuff.

LOL So, how do we help them help themselves?

After doing a little research I have fond some tips that could help!!!

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  • First of all make sure that all members are on board.  Let your teens and family know that you all are going to try something NEW.
  • Make sure that everyone knows what is expected and decides on what “A CLEAN ROOM,” means.  Get all opinions and make a final decision.
  • Set up goals-like once a week, monthly, and seasonal.
  • Create a list of rewards and consequences.  Teens are encouraged to help with this list. Once gathered keep them close to remember.
  • Show each other how to do what is needed, help when needed, and then let everyone do their part.
  • Leave room for negotiation but do not take advantage of each other.  RESPECT!
  • Remember that the mess is not as important as the relationship!
  • Know that there will be moments of frustration or things won’t get done. But encourage one another with praise towards what is done and can be done.  Help each other especially if there is a need or unexpected situations arise.

Remember that we all have to start somewhere and it’s ok to make a mess as long as we clean it up.

Below is a BASIC list of steps that can help ANY Teen clean their Bedrooms!

Start with a list of areas that are worst—than check off as you go.  This will help everyone to feel great about their accomplishments.

 

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      Guys – Concentrate on simplicity and organization.Teen Guy Room

  1. Energetic Music-put on your favorite music a little loud.  Makes you feel excited!
  2. Open windows- (at least your blinds) Light and fresh air will help you get started.
  3. Strip the beds-put the dirty linens away and put clean linens on, then go ahead and make your bed. What a great way to start for your end of the day.
  4. Clean out from under your bed, dressers, desk, and other areas that need attention.
  5. Clean off dressers, night stands, bookshelves, and desks. Polish and put back only what is needed.  Place items where they belong and re-organize if needed.
  6. Take anything that does not belong to your room and put them where they belong.
  7. Hang and put away clean clothes, shoes, and any other accessories.
  8. Remove any trash, dirty dishes, dirty laundry etc…
  9. Remove anything that is left on the floor or put those items where they belong.
  10.  Sweep and/or vacuum room.

Spray a little air freshener of your choice….DONE!!! Congratulations!!!

ImageFor a deeper clean, add these steps.

  • Dump each drawer that is in your room one at a time. Declutter then Re-organize.
  • Clean out closet. Declutter and then Re-organize.
  • Sweep corners and walls for cobwebs.
  • Dust light fixtures, vents, ceiling fans, blinds, and nicknacks.
  • Clean light switches, door handles, and any mirrors.
  • Clean windows inside and out.

Declutter-get rid of things that are trash, not needed, broken, no longer age appropriate or not in the right space. Only keep things that are needed or necessary for immediate future use.

Organize-after you declutter, start with a clean area. Keep things that are logical for your needs.  Put them in places by where you use often and things you don’t use often. Or arrange by necessity and function.

  •   For Seasonal: try re-arranging the room for a different look-feel.

 Now that your room looks and smells great how can we keep it up?

 Easy!!!   Keep things simple-Put things back asap-once a week pickup!

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Again, we will have messes and things will pile up but we can have a cleaner and more organized room if we do a little every day.  Then when we need to really clean we have the basics to have “less stress from cleaning the mess.”

Enjoy your kiddos…mess and all!!!

 

 

 

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New Years ~~~Inside Out

Need some help getting started or a plan for your New Years Resolution this might help:
Start from THE INSIDE OUT~~~
Well Being
  •  Attitude:    Make a decision to be happy.Take out the trash in your mind and heart and fill it with Good

Ask for forgiveness and Forgive Others

Be willing to make changes

Lower your expectations on others and yourself

  • Adjustments:

Re-evaluate your priorities

Take better care of yourself to be able to care of others

Limit your activities

Be Active in each or your family’s life

Be able to ask for help

Make time for yourself

  • Guidelines:

Make Better Choices

Listen, Think, then Speak

Don’t Give Up

Love and Give without Expectation

Here are some Tips for Making New Years Resolutions ~ 

  • Start with setting your Resolutions NOT above and beyond your personal means.
  • Make Long Term Resolutions and Short Term Resolutions.
  • Be careful of the same Resolutions! Be cautious, evaluate if it is a tool for encouragement of a need for change.
  • Journal it. Great for looking back at all your accomplishments.
  • Share with family and friends for support and accountability.

REWARD YOURSELF for ALL EFFORTS

Enjoy the little things and enjoy each step you take with all of your New Year Resolutions!

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January 2014 Contest

TopicThis is the first contest, so here we go…LOL

Terms:

  • Explore all the topics already listed.
  • Make a suggestion, add a tip, or create a question for 3 of the topics. (one idea each topic)
  • Then think of a NEW TOPIC not already mentioned with three questions about that topic.

Send your entry to Creative Cleaning @:  www.arroyal@gmail.com.

Deadline: Saturday, January 27, 2014

Winner will be posted by January 31, 2014

So the guidelines are pretty easy and here is the prize….

The winner’s entry will be officially published on CREATIVE CLEANING’s Website, along with answers to all of the NEW TOPIC questions! HOORAY!!!

 Thank you for participation!

Looking forward to January 31, 2013

~~~Creative Cleaning~~~

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New Year Good Luck Foods

Just wanted to share some yummy foods that are said to bring much good luck with the new year!

(The internet suggested most of the same things so I took the most mentioned and shared them with you.)  🙂

  • The famous Black Eyed Peas-Prosperity
  • Buttered Bread-Absence of hunger.
  • Noodles/grains-Long life and abundance of respectivity.
  • Greens…Cabbage, collard greens, spinach etc..-financial ease.
  • Pork (bacon)-Helps enable one to embrace the challenges and adventures of the upcoming year.
  • Cornbread-Prosperity and good living.
  • Fish-An abundance of full life.
  • Rounded desserts-Old has passed and there is a new promise of freshness.

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If you didn’t get to eat anything for good luck on New Year’s, no worries.  Get something yummy soon and remember that God supplies all of our needs. (Phil 4:19.)

Enjoy your food and enjoy life!

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