Mastering Home Maintenance

Mastering Home Maintenance
Home improvements are undoubtedly essential, but regular maintenance is even more critical and that’s the key to making your home always look good and yourself feel good.
How often should you vacuum?
It is time-consuming to vacuum, especially when you have multiple staircases, and emptying the canister is gross and creates a mess.  I am here to give you simplify way to vacuum each room and floor type.  
  • Vacuum heavily trafficked areas twice a week, such as the kitchen, living and family rooms, entryway, and stairs. This can help stop dirt at the source to bring into the less traffic area.
  • Carpeted areas and rugs should be vacuumed weekly, or even more frequently for individuals with allergies, as dust and dirt tend to accumulate in the fibers.
  • Some vacuum models offer settings for different flooring types, optimizing suction for more efficient cleaning.
  • Homes with pets may require daily or as-needed vacuuming, particularly in areas where pets spend the most time.
  • Don’t forget to include seasonal vacuuming of mattresses, furniture, blinds, and ceiling fans in your maintenance routine.
Should you put wooden utensils in the dishwasher?
Wooden utensils always come in handy, but they require a little extra care and attention,  they are more fragile than metal or silicon.  Excessive heat and moisture, such as in a dishwasher, can cause warping and damage. To preserve the integrity of wooden utensils, follow these simple cleaning steps:
  • Rinse wooden utensils with warm water immediately after use to remove food particles
  • Scrub using a sponge then wipe dry with a dish towel
  • Place it upright on a drying rack
  • Apply a light layer of food-grade mineral oil to prevent cracking, allowing the oil to sit for 10 minutes before wiping off any excess.
Should you put jeans in the dryer?
While a dryer is a convenient appliance, not all fabrics are suitable for machine drying. Refer to garment tags for specific instructions, and follow these guidelines for drying popular fabrics:
  • Cotton is OK. 
  • Polyester is OK
  • Denim is OK with low heat or no heat
  • Linen is OK with medium heat
  • Acrylic is OK with low or medium heat 
  • Nylon is best air-dried
  • NEVER put these in the dryer: Spandex, Silk, Leather, Wool, Faux Fur and Lace.  They can be damaged or lose their quality over time.


 Author: Susanna Leung

Susanna Leung’s goal as a real estate professional with Haylen Group is to help her first-time home buying clients find that perfect home where their families can grow, thrive, and live their dreams in the United States. She applies her experience in remodeling, resource networking, negotiations, and advanced marketing to provide her clients with dedicated, full coverage service.

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