Surely if you are thinking of moving to a new house, you will be very excited and anxious to arrive and write a new story in a place that perfectly fits your needs.
Everything seems to be happiness until you remember the cleaning deposit that you would obviously like to have back, but for this you must leave the house in the same clean conditions as when it was delivered to you, this is a complicated task since spaces like the kitchen and the bathroom, through time they accumulate grease, stains, water marks and with it even the appearance of fungus, however you can come to us to support you, whether we do it for you or simply to give you tips on how to clean these areas of your home.
No matter if you are from Paso Robles or another city from San Luis Obispo County, at Leticia’s First Class Cleaning we will have a way to support you so that the moving process is as easy as possible for you and your family and also so that when you are in your new home, you keep it clean and disinfected.
Remember that you can request a completely free estimate by writing us to our social media or visiting our website, we will be very happy to put at your disposal our professional cleaning services.
Moving to a new place, either because it is closer to the university, to work or simply for pleasure, generates a lot of excitement and joy, the new beginning excites, however, in the midst of all these positive emotions, there are two concerns: the move out process and the uncertainty of receiving back the cleaning deposit of the apartment you are leaving, for both situations Leticia’s First Class Cleaning can be your best ally, however, if you want to do it on your own, here we share some recommendations with you:
What will you need?
We are going to get a “Moving Kit” that will allow us to have a better organization before, during and after the move, this will be composed of:
Boxes of different sizes and materials
Newspapers or foam sniffers
Organize items by room, value and size
This step is one of the most important because it will allow you to speed up the packing process and prevent you from forgetting anything.
It is important to prioritize official documents, money and jewelry, which you can keep in the folders and place them in the safest place you have. After this, concentrate on the smaller and more fragile objects, which you will cover with foam or newspaper and once you are done with them, seal and label the boxes where you will place them.
Once you have packed the documents, valuables and fragile objects, we recommend you to go room by room organizing the clothes on hooks and put them in black bags to prevent them from dusting in the process.
Finally, we will start to disassemble the large pieces of furniture, taking care to organize the pieces in a good way so that they do not get lost or mixed with other furniture.
Ask for a reliable moving team
Look for recommendations on the Internet, with family or friends who have recently moved and find the best moving option, and once the big day arrives, remember to take your documents and valuables with you. The moving team will surely have a trained team, so just make sure you don’t forget anything and start a new adventure.
A vacation rental is different from a hotel in that it generates a more intimate atmosphere, much like feeling at home, however, providing this level of trust is thanks to many factors. Among them is the space cleanliness and hygiene, besides some other amenities.
In recent years tourism in the County of San Luis Obispo has grown along with the vineyards of Paso Robles, not to mention Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio, as well as the beautiful coastline along Cambria and Cayucos to Morro Bay. This growth has influenced the demand for lodging in the area and with it the growth of vacation rentals.
If you have one or more vacation rentals, we recommend you to follow a cleaning and disinfection process manual, this will allow you to provide a consistent quality service and thus earn the guests’ recommendations and keep your project always growing.
Cleaning and disinfection tasks can be a hassle for you, more in with high demand seasons, this can be detrimental to the standardization of cleaning processes in your vacation rental, but you do not have to worry, we, as a professional cleaning company in the County of San Luis Obispo are here to support you at all times and achieve great results, relieving you of the stress and headaches this process can bring and allowing your customers enjoy their stay in a totally safe space since our disinfection work is done with non-toxic and even biodegradable products upon request.
Visit our website and find out how we turn your vacation rental into a place where everyone will want to stay.
We are getting closer and closer to Summer and it is important to prepare not only in the change of closet, but in all the spaces of our home in order to receive thechange of season in the best way possible.
Paso Robles, a city in San Luis Obispo County has high temperatures during the summer, that is why we share with you the following #LetiTips that will help you to have a cleaner, cooler and disinfected house:
The important thing about this cleaning is that you can get rid of all that you have accumulated for a long time and you can achieve an order inside your home with which you will find greater peace of mind and comfort.
Once you have freed the areas with more accumulation of objects, it is time to clean every last corner, we recommend starting with the kitchen as it is a space that can keep traces of grease, stains and dust stored under the fridge, in the drawers of less used appliances as well as in the ovens.
You can continue with the bathrooms that; here we will find scale caused by water, as well as mold and bacteria product of moisture and lack of cleanliness, such as the ceiling and floors with specialized products. Finish with the living room and bedrooms that, having a more frequent cleaning, will be less burdensome.
After the thorough cleaning, it is time to change the accessories in your home, this involves, for example, carpets, curtains and cushions, but do not forget to wash and disinfect them before exchanging them for seasonal ones. You can also take the opportunity to change the position of the furniture and thus receive the energy that summer will bring to you.
As you could realize, it will not be an easy task, but it will be worth it once you are done. If you feel that your home needs help from a team of cleaning experts, don’t hesitate to reach out to Leticia’s First Class Cleaning and have a completelyfree estimate.
Arriving home and finding a clean and pleasant environment is one of the best feelings that we as adults can have.
Because of this, along with disinfection, have gained much value within this generation, most likely influenced by the aftermath of the pandemic. Keep reading if you are one of those people who want to live that satisfaction.
Why is important a frequent home cleaning?
Having proper hygiene in your common spaces, in addition to providing health benefits, is a great advantage to always maintain a tidy and beautiful space to look at and live in.
What areas of your home should be cleaned more frequently?
Sinks and toilets are the points with the greatest influx of germs in the bathroom, which is why they should be cleaned constantly and with products that not only provide remove gunk, but also disinfect.
Just by being a very busy area and used as a meeting point in homes, the living room accumulates too many mites and bacteria in the furniture’s fabric, so vacuuming and specific products are your best allies.
It is no lie that we all want to feel the breeze of a nice scent and good energy when we open the door. If you want to live this experience, do not hesitate to request a free estimate!
Did you know that sustainable practices are not only great for the environment but also beneficial for your well-being?
By Jessica Bree
A feature on green lifestyles from the World Economic Forum found that environmentally friendly and sustainable actions improve the feelings of wellness in people, regardless of socioeconomic status. Small actions such as reducing food waste, buying greener products, and donating money to environmental campaigns boost happiness.
The best thing about sustainable living is that it can start with minor actions — and what better way to begin than to make little impactful changes from the comforts of our home? Maryville University outlines that sustainable living is the practice of making conscious lifestyle choices that reduce your impact on the environment. Switching your diet from plant-based foods, for example, could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 84%. Aside from what you eat, you can make sustainable choices that keep your home cleaner and healthier to live in. Today, we’ll discuss some of the sustainable practices you can start doing to keep your home clean — without harming the environment
Avoid harmful cleaning products
The chemicals in most house cleaning products are not great for the planet and those living in the house. Air fresheners are popular because they claim to improve indoor air quality while making your rooms smell good. By law, however, air freshener companies are allowed to keep ingredients confidential as the US Food and Drug Administration deems them trade secrets, which keeps consumers from knowing the complete list of ingredients or chemicals used. While the ingredients used may not always seem directly harmful or toxic, they can create new substances when mixed with the ozone, called secondary pollutants. Some secondary pollutants include formaldehyde — a known carcinogen.
Instead of relying on harmful cleaning products, look into organic or healthier alternatives by researching common brands. Outside of products, you can also look into DIY practices. Instead of buying air fresheners, try opening your windows to air out rooms. Combined with regular cleaning, this prevents the buildup of dust and mold, which often cause seasonal allergies. We’ve previously written about allergies in our post ‘What’s an Allergy and How to Avoid Them’. We covered how ignoring symptoms of an allergy could potentially lead to conditions like asthma. By keeping your home clean with sustainable products, you can prevent the development of these health conditions.
Upcycle old items
If you’re looking into redecorating your home on top of deep cleaning, thinking twice about what you want to do with your old, unused furniture and other household items is essential to stay environmentally friendly. Upcycling can help you create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and interior decor. Recycling your old furniture to repurpose or combine with other materials can result in aesthetically pleasing “new” furniture that is unique and all yours.
When decluttering, think creatively about other purposes for which you can use items in your junk pile. An old coffee table and a collection of jeans that no longer fit can make for an exciting sofa set if you don’t mind getting crafty. The possibilities are endless, and in doing so, you contribute less harmful waste to the environment — while being able to re-envision your living space.
Don’t buy disposable items, take the sustainable route
Finally, it’s essential to be an eco-conscious consumer, even when thinking of house cleaning. Avoiding harmful cleaning products is a great start, but you should assess if you’re using smaller purchases that may harm the environment in less obvious ways.
Opting for dish rags instead of disposable paper towels, for instance, can help reduce trash production. Other replaceable everyday items include disposable water bottles — why not get reusable ones that might look better too? Investing in reusable products helps save you money and protect the planet; moreover, you won’t need to store the many packs of paper towels or plastic utensils that clutter your house.
Today we’ll talk about the difference between cleaning, disinfecting and disinfecting so you’ll know which suits your needs best.
A common misconception is to think that cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing are the same thing, but nothing can be farther the truth. According to MedlinePlus, here are the differences:
Cleaning: Consists on removing dirt, dust, crumbs, and germs from surfaces or objects. It is done with soap or detergent and water. Removes some germs, but the most resistant and most likely the most dangerous can be ketp alive and spread infection.
Disinfecting: Is using chemicals to get rid of the germs on surfaces and objects. Between the most common disinfectants we can find bleach and alcohol solutions. You need to leave the disinfectant on the surfaces and objects for a certain period of time to kill the germs. However Disinfecting doesn’t mean to clean properly the surface.
Sanitizing: It means that you are lowering the number of germs to a safe level. What is considered a safe level depends on public health standards or requirements at a workplace, school, etc. This requirments depend on which kind of facility will require the procedure; for example, there are sanitizing procedures for restaurants and other facilities that prepare food. It requires both cleaning and disinfecting.
Choosing a cleaning service can be complicated if you’re not familiar with the definition of cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing.
After the COVID-19 pandemic everyone took special attention to these processes to avoid the spreadint of the virus and it’s a good habit to keep, However, there are some considerations when keeping the products needed to clean or disinfect. It’s important to follow these procedures to keep your family safe and sound. Make sure to read the labels on their boxes or bottles to prevent accidents.
If you need specialized and deep cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, at Leticia’s First Class Cleaning we’re experts and have the credentials to prove it. Request an estimate today and stop worrying about germs.
Halloween is just around the corner and besides a good, deep cleaning, it’s important to keep these items on your Halloween party list to stop worrying at the 11th Hour and have a great time!
First of all, you need to define all the activities you want to do at your Halloween Party. Wanna play a drinking game? Wanna go Trick or Treatin’? Having a themed party? All those things need to be mapped for two main reasons: To know if you have all the materials required for the activity and if your place has all the infrastructure to host it. Remember: NEVER play Beer-Pong in a small apartment. Your neighbors and future you will be forever grateful.
As stated above, now you have mapped your party activities. Do you have all the decorations and consumables for your party? Let’s put it this way: If you’re going for a Vampire-themed Halloween party, some guests dressed as werewolves can kill the mood. Trust us on this one, we’ve read the Twilight Saga enough to know that.
Now, keep in mind that if you’re going to host a little soireé, you have to treat your guests with refreshers and appetizers. The bigger the party, the larger the service you’ll need. Maybe consider a B.Y.O.S (Bring your own stuff) approach. That doesn’t mean you’re being cheap, it really means that you want your guests to be as comfortable as they can be with their tastes and dietary requirements; just make sure to state it in your invitation.
Dietary requirements, that’s a spooky term you can avoid easily, just make sure to ask your guests away and plan accordingly. Request the allergy list or food restrictions to have a menu that keep your guests happy.
Learn to prepare a couple of drinks. Include cocktails and alcohol-free beverages to appeal to everyone’s taste. Try them in advance so you won’t miss the mark during your party; remember: ALWAYS drink responsibly. The guests’ safety lie upon the host, so you need to be alert at all times.
Lastly, make sure to have an SPOOKTACULAR time and enjoy yourself with your guests! Don’t worry of the post-party cleaning. You can always give us a call and we’ll make your home look as if you’ve never had a party.
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Every year we have a couple of seasons where allergies can be a drag, but… Do you know exactly what are allergies and how to avoid them?
When someone has a harmful reaction to some substances or agents that are harmless to most of us we can talk about allergies and these agents are called allergens. The most common allegergens can be pets, polen, ticks, mould and some food.
It’s important to know that every single substance can be a cause allergic reactions, in some cases physicians have documented allergies to jewelery made of gold, or blood itself, for example. Even though they’re incredibly uncommon.
Usually allergies can cause symptoms like:
Nose and/or eyes swelling.
Difficulty breathing, resulting in asthma.
Whenever the allergens enters the body, the reaction happens and they trigger an antibody response, realeasing histamine. Sometimes that reaction is way too severe and immediate medical action is required; but for mild allergic reactions we can consider medication such as nasal sprays or Antihistamines; but sometimes prevention is your best tool.
One of the most common allergies is related to dust-mites, so we highly suggest a deep cleaning at the very beginning of each season, specially during spring and fall, when some allergens are present in the environment.
If you want to learn more about allergies, you can check it out at the CDC website, and remember: Always make sure to take a physician’s opinion.
It’s not impossible to own a pet and having a clean home. You and your furry friends deserve a clean home and with these tips your home will look neat and tidy.
Brush your pet twice a week: This will decrease the amount of hair laying in the house. And it’ll be beneficial for both your family and your pets, especially cats.
Get mats for their bowls: We know that they can be messy while eating and drinking. A mat well placed under their bowl can help reduce all the spills.
Meet your new best friend, a hand vacuum: This item will come in handy whenever you see hair laying around.
Have toys all around your home: That will help your pets release their energy and avoid any chewing and scratches on your precious furniture, use this instead of repellent since it has a terrible odor and can leave stains.
Add shaving cream to your cleaning products: So… The inevitable happened and now you have a suspicious stain in your furniture or carpet. Shaving cream will help you in that emergency to get rid of those stains.
Train your pets: A simple, but effective way to keep your home clean is a little bit of training. Let them know where the litter or place to do their business is and be patient. Usually with a month or two to create a routine will do the trick.
Trim their claws and nails: Make sure that their nails are short to avoid unnecessary destruction and scratching. Avoid declawing at all costs, it’s painful and it can have terrible consequences on their behavior.
Wipe their paws: Particularly on dogs, after walking them, use wipes to clean their paws and have a special carpet to dry them.
We’re sure that they’re many other tips, but with these basics you’ll see an improvement in your home. Remember that we can help you with your deep cleaning to have a cozy home. Reach us for a free estimate.