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Three Simple Steps to Clean a Microwave

In technical terms, a microwave is an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength in the range 0.001–0.3 m. Microwaves are used in radar, communications and heating. In household terms, a microwave oven is a modern miracle. Although microwave ovens were first invented in 1946, initial reaction was unfavorable. They did really not catch on until the…

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Summer Visitor Housecleaning Checklist

Summer has officially arrived. And, with it, you likely have lots of friends and family who will want to spend time with you at your home. And try as we may to avoid extra chores before welcoming houseguests, the reality is that most people clean their homes before company arrives. To help you prepare for…

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How to Get a Handle on Summer Dust

Before the hot days of summer lead you to close all of the windows and turn on the air conditioner until September, you might notice that a thin coating of dust has settled on virtually every surface in your home. And dust is the mortal enemy of electronic equipment such as computer terminals, monitors, keyboards,…

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How to Clean Your Home of Critters

Warm weather brings lots of creepy crawlies who like to invade even squeaky clean homes. So what is a winning strategy to clean your house so it’s free from pests and doesn’t offer an inviting habitat for future visits? Itsy Bitsy Spiders Poorly lit, abandoned corners often sport brown recluse and black widow spiders and…

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How to Clean Your Shower

In an effort to help you maximize cleaning time, the professionals at My Cleaning Lady have prepared a few suggestions for cleaning two of the toughest areas in your home—the bathtub and shower. Last week, we covered the best ways to clean a bathtub. This week, we will focus on the humble shower. Before you…

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How to Clean Your Mirrors

In Snow White, the evil queen gazes into a sparkling reflection to pose her infamous question, "Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all?" Murky smudges wouldn't do for her. And they shouldn't cut it for you. Before we share tips for cleaning your mirrors, here is a little history. Mirrors were…

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How to Buy a Broom

Cleaning equipment used to be pretty basic. If you wanted a broom, you would drive to the store and buy whichever model was available. Large discount chains might have carried two choices—blue or red. But times have changed. There are now thousands of cleaning tools on the market, all of which boast unique features. Most…

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How to Clean Your Washer & Dryer

Besides your home itself, the largest household investment you will likely make is in large appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and washer and dryer. But do you know how to protect that investment by properly taking care of pricey appliances? My Cleaning Lady is a domestic referral agency which works with only the…

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How to Clean Your Refrigerator

Besides your home itself, the largest household investment you will likely make is in large appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and washer and dryer. But do you know how to protect that investment by properly taking care of pricey appliances? My Cleaning Lady is a domestic referral agency which works with only the…

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Mirror, Mirror, on the wall: who has the cleanest mirror of all?

Although you probably spend less time in front of it than the evil queen from Snow White, your mirror is a household item that you likely use each and every day. So how can keep this important tool clean and clear so it provides a smear-free reflection? Since mirrors are routinely exposed to steam from…

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