LOOKING for a handy hint? Here are our top five most popular house hacks for 2020.
1. House hacks: What’s lurking in your carpet?
Did you know your carpets can hold nearly four times their weight in dirt?
If you wear your shoes inside you are instantly tracking dirt across your carpets and grinding it in. If you have animals inside your home, their fur and urine cling to the fibres in your carpet.
Insect feces, dust mites, dead skin cells, mould, dust, bacteria and volatile organic compounds also get trapped in the fibres of your carpets causing allergies and other health issues.
And unfortunately, vacuuming doesn’t solve the problem. Vacuuming will remove the surface dirt but it will not get rid of the bacteria and dirt ground into the carpet fibres.
To do this you need your carpets professionally cleaned…
2. House hacks: Five five-minute cleaning hacks to help keep your house clean
Hate cleaning? You’re not alone. In fact, we’re yet to find someone who loves it, besides us of course!
Our years of cleaning houses in the Mackay region has taught us a lot. So much in fact, we’d like to share with you these five five-minute cleaning hacks you can do each and every day to keep on top of your cleaning.
- Use wet rubber gloves to remove pet hair
- Use your foot to clean skirting boards
- Use a dishwasher tablet to lift stove top scum
- Use vinegar and newspaper to clean windows and mirrors
- Vacuum for five minutes every day
3. House hacks: How to make your home healthier
We all value our health and the health of our family.
Outside, we can only control so much. Air pollution, sickness and germs are everywhere. But inside, our health is in our hands. We can choose to make our homes as healthy as we like.
A clean home means less allergies, less illnesses, less sickness. And thankfully, making our homes a clean, healthy, hygienic environment for our families is relatively easy.
Here’s how you can make your home healthier for you and your family…
4. House hacks: Time to prepare your home for summer
The weather is warming up. Summer is literally around the corner: we’re talking hot and wet with temperatures in the 30s, high humidity and lots of rain.
So, now is the time to prepare your home to keep it cool in the hot summer months ahead.
To help you, we’ve spoken to the experts and compiled this handy checklist of three easy steps on just how you can do that…
5. House hacks: How to keep your aircon costs down
Living in Mackay, an aircon is a must-have in summer. But they’re certainly not a cheap way to keep cool. In fact, aircon costs can sometimes drive up the price of your electricity bill and let’s face it, they are high enough as it is.
So, we spoke to the aircon experts at Climate Air Solutions about how to your aircon costs down this summer…