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House and Garden Cleaning

For A Cleaner Home By Städfirma Falk Stockholm

Cleaning Productivity Apps

Gone are the days of grabbing a pencil and paper and writing your to-do list out by hand. Everything has an app now and they can be extremely useful. The benefits of adding a cleaning or productivity app to your phone allows you to make lists, add alerts and even photos (for a rewarding before and after!) So, lose the hand written list and join us as we uncover five top apps that will help increase your productivity.

Cleaning Checklist by Städning Stockholm

This nifty little städfirma Stockholm lets you create lists for each room of the house from a selection of over 300 städning tasks. If you can’t find one of the options already listed you can simply create your own. The great thing about this städfirma is that you can add alerts to remind you when a städning task is due. For example, if there’s a chore that needs doing weekly (perhaps dusting) you can set up a calendar of events so you won’t forget!

The best feature of this städfirma Stockholm is definitely the ability to share. You can import and export your lists between Apple iOS devices or email checklists to others – and make sure your family or flatmates are all sharing the load. With reminders like this there should no excuses about unclean rooms. You can check the progress of cleaning activity with a status progress bar which provides a percentage of total tasks for the room that are checked off and those that still need attending to.

Good Housekeeping @ Fönsterputsning Stockholm

Released by the Städfirma Falk of the same name this fönsterputsning Stockholm offers smart solutions for everything from stain removal to window washing from Städfirma Falk, Fönsterputs Stockholm. This cleaning company really does cover everything you need to know about cleaning your home or fönsterputs Stockholm and the handy stain removal section on their website provides an A-Z list of every kind of stain and how to remove it. It also provides tabbed options depending on the type of surface the stain is on (fabric, upholstery or carpet).

The Städfirma Falk Stockholms Website contains hundreds of photos for inspiration throughout your home and the the News & Tips section is filled with articles and advice on organisation and craft projects.

OK. So you’re on top of everything. Your home is clean and beautiful… now what? Well, why not take a seat on your lounge cleaned with natural cleaning products and play a little game on our website www.stadfirmashahinstockholm.se. Hidden Object In The Kitchen is just that – four very messy kitchens with items scattered everywhere and you have to spot the hidden object aint that fun.

Simple right? That’s the idea! Sit back and be thankful that your own kitchen is spotless and with your new organisation techniques you now have time for the simpler things in life thanks to our amazing cleaning nerds att Städfirma Falk Stockholm.

Claiming Cleaning Expenses At Tax Time

Cleaning Expenses

When it comes to tax time you really need to know all the things that are tax deductible in your situation so you’re not paying more than you need to. For example, laundering work clothes is a tax deduction if you are required to wear a work uniform with a company logo on it. You can claim up to $150 per year with no receipts and more if you are able to provide receipts. If you wear sunglasses and have to work outside, it’s all tax deductible.

What you may really like to know is that hiring a cleaner can be tax concession if you run a business from home. Many people have rooms in the home they use for office space but to be eligible to claim for cleaning, carpet cleaning and pest control your home must be easily identified as a place of business. This means a separate entrance for customers, signage or an area of the home that clients often visit. For example, if you offer home massage services this area would be eligible for a tax concession on cleaning.

The usual requirement would be to identify what portion of your home is used for business. If you have a cleaner who is cleaning the whole home (including the business area) then you may be able to claim the cleaning for that portion. This allows you to have a discounted cleaning service of sorts as you can claim some of the money back.

So, if you’re looking at hiring a cleaner for your business you can effectively minimise this expense by claiming a portion of the cost at tax time. Don’t forget, pest control and carpet cleaning are also included under occupancy expenses through the Australian tax department. Make sure you discuss these options with your accountant so you can start saving!

Choosing The Right Colour For Your Home

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Often people overlook the importance of the colour choices they make in their home. Some people choose by what is on trend, others choose anything that’s off-white and some people paint each room with a wall in a bold feature colour.

But what do these colours mean to your well being and state of mind? Whole books have been written about colour psychology so before you go splashing around with a paint brush we’ve compiled a few of the basics you need to know.

LIGHT YELLOW
This is a popular paint choice for many home interiors as it is a subtle undertone and unobtrusive. The first and most obvious feeling that comes to mind when thinking of the colour yellow is happiness. Yes, yellow is the colour of happiness and as it’s the most closely associated colour of the sun evokes feelings of warmth and cheer.

The sun throws out ultraviolet rays which help release endorphins into our bodies resulting in bursts of euphoria and energy. Similarly, light yellow which induces the same psychological feelings as actual sunlight, can create the same feelings.

LIGHT GREEN
Simulating the quiet of a forest interior or outstretched glade is the type of environment you’ll be creating when painting your walls pale green. This earthy colour is good for creating a calm, quiet home. An easy way to bring a pop of colour back into the home to balance the subdued nature of this colour is by introducing bright furnishings like art and cushions.

However, if you’re the type that likes a soothing and relaxing home environment you might play on this colour choice further by choosing wooden furniture, earth tones for your home wares and landscape feature art to tie it all in.

SKY BLUE
Blue is a good colour for bedroom interiors being that it emotes a calming, tranquil vibe – perfect for a good nights sleep. Another calming colour, Sky Blue is also noted for its ability to create an environment of trust and safety making it a great colour for babies or children’s bedrooms.

Sky Blue is a quite a bright colour and shouldn’t be used throughout the whole house but a feature wall or accent colours placed throughout the room will illuminate its pyschologically beneficial properties.

DEEP RED
A rich and robust colour, deep red exudes elegance and a cultivated taste rather like the palate of a good wine. You’d often find this kind of colour used in an old English manor. Today it should be used sparingly but can create a sumptious feature wall in the dining room or lounge to give a bit of ‘old world’ class creating an ‘expensive’ look with the right furnishings.

Some colours can create negative emotions as well so be sure to choose the right red. Some reds might evoke feelings of anger or danger such as a bright red. Only larger, well lit rooms would do well with this colour as darker colours can make small rooms appear even smaller.

BLACK
Black is very on trend right now but can be difficult to work with as it is an incredibly powerful shade that can convey the positive emotions of elegance and sophistication but can also represent mourning and oppression. The best way to work with black is bring out its positive aspects so everything associated it with it must be bold, classic and expensive looking to play on black’s best features.

Black works incredibly well with white as white gives off a pure, pristine vibe that offsets any negative components of its opposite shade black. Earth tones also work well with black but be careful with bright accents as these can look tacky.

5 New Years Resolutions For A Clean Home

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It’s that time of year again – time to change any old bad habits, get healthy and get organised. A new year brings new beginnings so it’s time to design a home that reflects the new you. By cleaning up and de-cluttering you can create bright, open spaces to start afresh so here’s 5 New Years Resolutions to get you going.

DE-CLUTTER YOUR STORAGE SPACES
If you’re opening your closet and finding that it’s packed full it’s time to pull everything out and see what’s in there. Once everything has been removed give the closet a clean out with a nice-smelling disinfectant. If you need to deodorise or reduce damp buy fresh new products to achieve this.

Now, take everything you’ve pulled out of the closet and sort it into three piles:
1. Always use.
2. Sometimes use.
3. Never use.

Check the items in the ‘never use’ pile. If any of these are damaged or unusable throw them away. The other items can be recycled at your local charity shop.

Your ‘sometimes use’ pile is probably the largest. You’ll need to be really critical here and split this pile into two. One pile contains any damaged, outdated or duplicated items. This pile will be going to recycling.

Pack all remaining items neatly back into your wardrobe. You may want to purchase some storage containers for this.

‘SPRING’ CLEAN
A ‘spring’ clean should be completed more often than once a year and ringing in the new year is a good time to clean your home thoroughly.

To get started have a bucket of hot soapy water and a container with your cleaning products and cloths. Begin in one room and clean everything you can see; blinds, windows and tracks, walls and furniture. Move furniture away from the wall and clean behind this. Open any drawers and cupboards and clean inside going through the de-clutter process if necessary.

In the kitchen, remove food items from the cupboards onto the bench and clean cupboard doors and shelving. Check food items for any expired dates and discard if old. Give your oven and fridge a good clean out too.

GO THROUGH OLD PAPERWORK
If you’ve got filing cabinets or storage containers full of old paperwork, now is a good time to go through this and see what you don’t need. For example, in Australia you only need to keep tax receipts for seven years so if you find anything older than that date it can be thrown out. You may also want to file away receipts older than one year into a storage container so only the most recent paperwork is accessible.

Organise your paperwork into labelled folders or filing cabinets under headings like ‘electricity’, ‘phone’ and ‘rates’ etc or whatever headings work for you.

HOUSE MAINTENANCE
It’s time to do all those small maintenance items around the home that you have been ignoring for months. If there is any damage around the home like broken appliances, blown lightbulbs or paint touch-ups that needs to be done now’s the time to fix them.

Marks and holes can be fixed by taking a sample to your local paint retailer for a colour match. Fixing the small problems in your home will make you feel much better in your environment and help you focus on other aspects of your life.

GARDEN MAINTENANCE
The outside of your home needs attention too, particularly as it’s the first thing you see when your arrive home. Make sure all hedges and plants are neatly cut back and the lawn is mowed. Time to get out and remove all weeds from your garden and maybe put a few extra plants in where needed. Add your favourite plant varities to your garden as a reward for all the hard work you’re putting in.

Get a ladder and check the gutters for dead leaves. Remove all garden debris straight to the local tip once you have completed your work. Compost garden debris which can be recycled into mulch.

Cleaning Your Bathroom The Natural Way

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Bathrooms are kept in optimum condition when cleaned regularly as they receive a lot of traffic, particularly if you have a number of people living in your household. Germs are common in these areas around the toilet, in the shower or bath and in places like your toothbrush holder. Grime and soap scum also builds up in these areas from washing products and natural body oils.

Bathrooms commonly attract mould due to the steam coming from hot water faucets and it is a good idea to have an extractor in the ceiling. To help the extractor, or if you don’t have one installed it is good idea to wipe wall and ceiling surfaces down every few weeks or so.

By using the following recipes you can create a clean bathroom using natural ingredients gathered from your kitchen cupboards and the garden.

Tub & Tile Cleaner

 – 1 Cup Baking Soda
– 1/4 Cup Liquid Castile Soap
– 2 Vitamin C Tablets (Crushed)
– 3-5 Drops Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Essential Oil
– Water

Combine baking soda, castile soap, vitamin C, and essential oil into a plastic bottle. Add water to make a smooth paste. Shake or stir to mix. Apply paste to the surface you want to clean (bathroom tub or tiles) and rub with a damp cloth until the area is clean. Rinse product away.

Soap Scum Remover

 – 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
– 1 Teaspoon Salt
– 2 Drops Essential Oil of Your Choice
– Vinegar

Combine baking soda, salt and essential oil in a small bowl. Add just enough vinegar to make a paste. The vinegar will produce a fizzing action when added to the other ingredients. Apply mix to any areas that have a build up of soap scum such as around taps and soap dishes. Apply with a damp cloth, give a good scrub then wipe product away.

No-Scrub Toilet Bowl Cleaner

 – 1 Cup Borax
– 1 Cup Vinegar
– 10 Drops Pine or Lavender Essential Oil
– 5 Drops Lemon or Lime Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients into a bowl and pour mixture straight into the toilet bowl. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning, flush the toilet and the build up will flush away. This mixture is great for toilets with a build up of grime where the water has been sitting.

Brown Sugar Septic Care (Bacteria Activator)

 – 4 Cups Very Warm Water
– 4 Cups Brown Sugar
– 2 Packets Active Dry Yeast

Put the warm water in a bucket and add the sugar. Mix to dissolve. Add the yeast and stir. Set the mixture aside for 15-20 minutes until the yeast reacts with the sugar and the mixture becomes frothy. Flush the mixture down the toilet in portions – do not try to flush all at once.