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Important Organization Ideas For Your Home

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Thursday, April 07, 2016
Ok, we know. Organizing can be a hassle, but it can also transform your home life if you have a system in place and follow it. Knowing what goes where is only the first part, but maintaining a system that works for you and your family is also integral to home keeping. At Dura-Shine clean we love improving and facilitating the home life balance many of our clients crave. Our main goal (apart from following our passion for cleaning) is to make sure our clients get to enjoy the lives they built while we do the cleaning. We want to present you with some really handy organizing tips that will forever change the way you look at your home space. Read on! 

Dollar Store Stacking Bins Are your Best Friends
We love these super versatile stacking bins from the Dollar Store. These are perfect for organizing toiletries, bathroom supplies, and small miscellaneous items. These bins are handy for school, craft rooms and even office supplies. They nest for some compact storage solutions. 

A systematic approach to organizing files and important paperwork
The amount of paperwork a household generates is staggering. From important announcements and agendas from school, to bills, to important tax information to health records and more. It’s important to have a file system that works for you. For things like family health records, school work, and yearly tax filings keep in a file bin, you can color code so it’s easier to decipher what exactly is inside each file. Moreover, don’t just dump papers in a filing system and forget about them forever. Use an actionable category system to sort items you have to read, those you have to file, those you have to respond to, and those that require immediate action. This can be kept near your desk or where you spend most of your time. 

Organize your pantry

Pantries are a big part of every home — but you don’t have to have a big one to make it work for you and keep it organized and simplified. The rule of thumb is to toss canned goods, cereal and rice you haven’t used after a year, peanut butter after six months and pasta is good up to two years, then a it’s a good idea to toss it. Do you have some old magazine holders laying around? You can use these really versatile items to hold your aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and wax papers. You can even use them to easily stack your canned goods. Shoe organizers are also great for hanging it on the back of the pantry door to organize kid’s snacks, spize mixes, food packets, and other condiments. 

Labels, labels everywhere

Labeling your storage and organization boxes is important part of the process. Knowing where everything is so you don’t have to dig through boxes of stuff to find that one small item. Label decorations by holiday or season as well as seasonal sporting goods for summer and winter as well as camping gear. These are things that you obviously don’t need throughout the year, but need handy when you’ve got an upcoming trip.

Donate!!
If you haven’t used an item in more than a year and don’t foresee yourself using it in the future, there is no reason to store it! Donate it it to your local shelter, or Goodwill where they will be better put to use. This can be toys and clothes your kids have outgrown, maternity clothes, furniture and more. 

Your Tri-Cities, WA cleaners believe life is meant to be lived to your fullest and a happy home makes for a happy family. We hope you enjoy your Spring season, and if you need a little help you can always count on Dura-Shine Clean!

Kickstart the Fall season with clean home and appliances

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Saturday, August 22, 2015
Summer is winding down and Fall is almost upon us. That means back-to-school, football, the smell of pumpkin spice wafting through the air, crisp Fall weather, and a busy home as we prepare for the holidays. During the fall season we also spend more time indoors, perhaps cozying up to the fireplace, than in our backyard around the grill. It can be a joyous time, yet overwhelming, time for everyone. There are guests to be entertained, homework to be done, pies to be baked, and a home that needs constant TLC.

Spring isn't the only season it pays to have a happy and clean home. After all, we spend a lot of time indoors when the weather gets cold and the days get shorter. Dura-Shine Clean wants to make this Fall season one that's stress-free, memorable, and fulfilling. What better way than letting us handle all your cleaning needs? Our passion may be cleaning, but our motivation is the bliss of our clients! 

Want to get a head start for fall cleaning? One thing you can do right now is clean your appliances! Cleaning your appliances ensure the cleanliness of your environment but helps appliances run more efficiently, and since we're spending more time indoors, now is the time to do it! 

Cleaning your refrigerator for Fall 

It's hard to notice exactly how dirty your refrigerator can get when it's stocked with food, leftovers, and produce. But your refrigerator can get really dirty, just think about spilled juices, condiments, milk, crumbs, and leaky tupperware! Take the time to remove all the items inside your refrigerator and give it a good scrub down with antibacterial cleaners. Don't miss the condenser coils and the door gaskets if your refrigerator has theme. Cleaning these will help your refrigerator run more efficiently. Cleaning your refrigerator ensure the health and hygiene of your kitchen and your cooking. 

Your Dishwasher

You'd think that something that was made for cleaning wouldn't get so dirty, but you'd be wrong. Since we usually tend to put dirty plates inside, our dishwasher can quickly become a safe haven for filth! Not to worry, cleaning it is easy and we've got the scoop. First, remove the bottom dish rack and inspect the drain, removing any gunk or food that tends to be caught there. This usually is a preventative measure to improve efficiency and extend the life of your appliance. For cleaning the dishwasher you can use some baking soda rinse and damn sponge to wipe down the interior.

To clean thoroughly empty the dishwasher entirely, you can place a cup of white vinegar in dishwasher safe container in the upper rack of the machine and run the dishwasher through a hot water cycle, which will wash away all the grime and grease that accumulates in the corners of the dishwasher.

Cleaning your Stove for Fall Baking

Don't let the grime keep you away from the Fall baking. This Fall you should invest some time in deep cleaning your stove! Some models are self-cleaning, then it will be easier for you. You can use an oven cleaner, but a good alternative is ammonia, it works like magic. Place ammonia in a ceramic dish overnight to easily remove some of the grime that is baked on in the oven. Please be aware of children around the ammonia, and bes sure to use gloves and open kitchen windows.


Our team at Dura-Shine Clean wishes you a wonderful, plentiful, and joyous Fall Season! Need a quote on house cleaning? Call us today for a quote!

Warmer weather, less worries

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Saturday, May 30, 2015
Warmer weather means Spring has officially sprung and summer is just around the corner - and it's time to start thinking about Spring cleaning! We hope you're enjoying Spring as much as we are. This time of year we are doing what we love best: cleaning up and making our customers shine (quite literally)!
 
Dura-Shine Clean believes in several things: our community, our employees, cleaning, and fun! Spring is the perfect time to ditch the broom and go outside, enjoy the great outdoors, or just take some time out in your day to enjoy some fun team-building activities at work. That does not include cleaning or picking up after others!
 
When you're worrying about overflowing office trashcans, or dusty fingerprints on your desk, it's hard to work on what you love. Are you working extra to tidy up your place of business? You shouldn't be. Spring is the perfect time to kick up the productivity where it's most valuable to you and your team.
 
If there is one thing we're most passionate about is knowing we helped our clients impress their clients. We're here to offer some handy tips to make the most of Spring and keep your spaces clean and productive.
 
Spring Cleaning Tips and News

Best spring cleaning tips

Spring is here in the Tri-Cities, WA! And what does that mean? It means it’s time to declutter, deep clean, and give your home or business that Spring Fresh vibe. Spring cleaning rids your space of pollens and germs that built up during winter.


Keep your office and the earth happy

Eco-friendly and safe cleaning products like Procter & Gamble and Spartan Chemical source only the safest components in their products. What we appreciate about the products we use is that both Procter & Gamble and Spartan Chemicals provide Safety Data sheets detailing the safety rating on every product they make. It's worth knowing that your place of business cares for the long-term health of it's employees.

 
Achieving work-life balance 

Work-life balance is not a myth. Sure, managing a home, a business, work and social commitments is no easy task but it can be done. With the right amount of mindfulness, planning, and knowing where your priorities are, you can achieve optimal fulfillment in both life and business. There is no better time to try than in Spring.
 
 
The team at Dura-Shine Clean wishes you a fun and productive Spring! Remember to stop and smell the roses, cause they are starting to bloom!
 
Need an extra sparkle in the workplace? Call us today at (509) 543-9608. Let Dura-Shine Clean’s knowledgeable and expert cleaning staff come in and give your office or commercial space a thorough, all-inclusive clean.  We'll enjoy it every step of the way!
 

Work and Family Balance

Dura-Shine Clean Marketing - Monday, April 28, 2014

BALANCE WORK AND YOUR FAMILY LIFE 


Are you worn out trying to succeed at work while wrangling responsibilities at home? Try these ideas for creating strategies to help you balance work and family life.


Decide what you want. Think about what you really want from life for you and your family. How does your job fit into that? Are you working for self-fulfillment or merely for the paycheck?


Decide what’s important. Based on your values, figure out which tasks are absolutely essential and which are less so. Set priorities for deciding what works. If spending time with your family during your Sunday is important, consider utilizing a housecleaning service to tackle the day-to-day chores so you can focus on your family.


Transition between the two worlds. It usually takes 15-20 minutes to shift gears from work to family. Clear your head on the way home by listening to music as you commute, or try mediating or reading if you utilize public transportation. Once home, take a 15-minute break to change clothes and make the complete shift.


Be realistic. There is always more to do than time available, so figure out what you can and can’t do. You may need to adjust your expectations of both work life and your home life. 



Dura-Shine Clean, LLC is a full-service cleaning company celebrating 20 years in the cleaning industry. Founded in 1993 and based out of Pasco, Washington, Dura-Shine Clean offers superior commercial and residential cleaning to Eastern Washington. Dura-Shine Clean provides commercial janitorial services, floor care, window cleaning, residential, carpet cleaning, and event and construction cleanup. In addition, Dura-Shine Clean provides janitorial services for specialized businesses such as healthcare and industrial facilities. For more information visit www.dura-shineclean.com or contact us at 866.625.7647.  



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