How to Speed Clean Your Home

How to Speed Clean Your Home

How to Speed Clean Anything

Have household chores gotten the best of you? Do you find yourself putting off the inevitable, or just smear around, and NEVER really deep clean? Nok-Out/SNiPER Products will help you to Speed Clean your house, and get it DONE!

In many households, the whole family is responsible for household cleaning. Many hands make speed cleaning easier and more fun! Whether you share the load or not, these tips will speed up your tasks, and improve your speed cleaning skills.

Here is how to do it.

Focus Your Mind and Stay on Task Until You Are Done…

Take cleaning gadgets out of your tool box. They may be great for mini cleanups, but for speed cleaning they are superfluous. Invest in sturdy, well made tools, replace old worn-out mops and sweepers. Cast off terry towels that are threadbare, and re-purpose your present towels, or purchase them in bundles from your favorite shop.

Begin the job with a general pickup. Clutter begone! (At this juncture, it is easy to get distracted by the disorder. Don’t let it happen!) What to do, you say? Throw away paper items and don’t begin to choose what to keep or toss. If you haven’t looked at it for 12 months, it’s a goner. (The Speed Cleaner doesn’t keep things for later review. You have to make an instant decision, it stays or it goes. If it stays, place the item, photo, curio, etc in it’s place. If it goes, Let a local charity organization deal with the issue!)

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Invest in a Tool Box

Choose a container that is lightweight and handy to tote, but big enough to hold all your most commonly used cleaning supplies. Keep it filled with products like this:

  • glass cleaner or multi surface cleaner,
  • furniture cleaner/polish,
  • SNiPER and /or Nok-Out for disinfection and deodorizing,
  • Tile Cleaner
  • brushes, rags, wipes

You may be able to simplify further by making your own cleaning products.  (See www.everydaycheapskate.com for great cleaning product recipes.)  Inside this tool box you should find sufficient cloths, brushes, and goods to clean your house. Add a plastic bag, a feather duster and any other nook, cranny or specialty tool you like using.

Dusting and Polishing Furniture, Vacuuming the Floor. Make every movement count. When using a multipurpose cleaner or furniture polish, spray the cloth rather than the surface. With one hand apply the cleaner, and with  the other hand,using a dry clean cloth polish the surface as you go along. (This requires ambidexterity. Don’t waste time on this if it is impossible for you. For some of us, walking and chewing gum at the same time is as far as our multitasking goes!) Continue wiping and cleaning all surfaces in that room.

Dust and wipe first, then vacuum.

Fetch the vacuum cleaner, and tackle the floors. Move furniture monthly, or weekly if crumbs or other clutter is underneath. Determine which electric plugs allow you to change plugs the fewest times.

Focus your laser eyes on the Floor! In your mind, block off the room into a grid, and vacuum the room using this grid. Empty the vacuum tank as needed, and apply a spray of Nok-Out each time. If you have a cleaner that uses bags, spray the exterior of the bag every time you replace it.  If you have a bag-less cleaner, spray Nok-Out into the container. Mop well used areas (bathroom, kitchen). For areas that are not so busy, try once every other week.

Housekeepers, husbands, children, and anyone else who is responsible for house cleaning duty on a regular basis. This set of instructions works great when you have a goal, the tools, and the method. However, there WILL come a time, when speed cleaning is not enough. Although it may bring a frown to your face, dirt and grime tend to collect over time, even with all of your good cleaning habits. When it is absolutely necessary for your wellbeing and good health, the Nok-Out blog has a plethora (a lot of) hints and guidelines for deep cleaning. Check out this link to specific deep cleaning techniques:

Links to guidance and help

http://www.nokout.com/House-Cleaning-with-Nok-Out.html – All around “How-To’ instructions
https://www.nokout.com/Suggested-Dilution-Ratios-when-Applying-Nok-Out.html
https://www.nokout.com/Remove-odors-from-concrete-tile-or-brick.html
https://www.nokout.com/Area-Rug-Cleaning-with-Nok-Out.html
https://www.nokout.com/Remove-odors-from-concrete-tile-or-brick.html
https://www.nokout.com/Cleaning-Mold-and-Mildew.html
https://www.nokout.com/Kitchen-Clean-Up-and-Disinfection-with-Nok-Out.html
https://www.nokout.com/Clean-and-Disinfect-your-Rerigerator.html

Check the left-hand column of www.nokout.com, under the heading “How To Use” for MANY more great guides.

Tidy up and then you’re done. Everything has a place, and everything has found it’s place. Look around and view serenity and calm. You are done!

Don’t let the sparkle blind you when you dance out of your clean house!

SPRING-CLEANING!  Time to get ready!

SPRING-CLEANING! Time to get ready!

Tips for a Refreshed and Immaculate Home!

Spring Cleaning is a ‘mental thing’. When the outside air warms up, even a little bit, and we open the windows to let that fresh breeze waft through the house, something happens. The ‘spring-cleaning-gene’ wakes up, you see your home in a new light, with new fresh smells mingling with old, stale odors, and not all of them fragrant! In the corners, along baseboards, in your closets, other odors present themselves. And, you know, you just know it in your bones; it is time to do something about the clutter, the dust bunnies, the soiled door knobs, and the general malaise that winter doldrums engender.

First of all, remember that Nok-Out and Sniper will not contribute toxins to your household.  Using them is a great way to keep the air in your home clear of toxins that other cleaners leave behind.

Here is how to organize your spring cleaning tasks, and finish them in record time.

1. Begin by Minimizing the Mess:

  • Take a dispassionate look at every room. Do you see clutter? Remove every non-essential item and make two piles. One is a ‘keeping pile’. The other is a (YES, you can do it!) ‘throw-away’ heap. Depending on your penchant for keeping/not keeping things, this is hard. It can feel brutal. If this item hasn’t been used or found necessary for 3 years, it belongs in the throw-away heap. Especially, this is true in your closet. Anything that has gone un-worn for 2 years – take it to the Salvation Army.
  • Bag it up. Put it in your car, truck, vehicle. Don’t look back.  It’s part of your history – not your future.  Take a photo of the throw away pile.  You can share it (with your spring clean story) – or throw it away too!

2. With the rooms de-cluttered, your home may already look neater, and fresher, and really and truly, you have done the hardest part of all.

  • Take a hard look at the corners, baseboards, door handles.
  • Move furniture around to peer underneath and around.
  • Smell pillows, upholstery, and window coverings.
  • Make note of window sills, check for dust on the tops of picture frames, and other household knick-knacks and treasures.
  • Now, you know where dust, dirt and odors are hiding in plain view. You have a plan of action. Tackle each room, methodically, with intention, and full of energy. You will need: clean cloths, your cleaning equipment, and a Super Cleaner to fully restore your home to fresh,clean and sweet smelling.
  • There are many cleaning supplies to choose from. Only one, can disinfect, clean and deodorize at the same time – SNiPER. You can use this product can be used straight from the bottle.  Use Nok-Out full strength to get rid of odors or diluted to suit the cleaning job at hand.

3. Jot down all of the tasks you will be doing for each room. (This may sound over-the-top, but it is so easy to get distracted from the main task, and waver off into a side job that is not essential to your goal…a clean, shiny, sweet smelling home). Delegate  tasks to other household members. Now, you are mentally prepared to begin the task with a notion of what needs to be done, you have your cleaning supplies at ready, and you are set to go!

  • The best advice in a general cleaning such as this, is to monitor your time. Depending on the amount of work to be accomplished in each area, set a time limit for the room you are attacking. (Re-read #3!) It is easy to get sidetracked when you begin a big job, and by being consistent and staying on-task, the work goes quickly.
  • There is (of course!) that extra job that becomes apparent, the one you overlooked in setting your time schedule. Mentally add the time it will take to remedy the snagged carpet, or soiled pillow, and continue. DO NOT get bogged down in another big job, like cleaning the blinds, or washing windows now!  Tasks like this require you to spend one whole day performing such a time consuming task. It belongs in spring cleaning, but should be allocated to another day. (Some people also put baseboard cleaning and repainting into this category. It’s your call.)

4. Take breaks as you need them. Drink plenty of water. Housekeeping is a thirsty job!

5. When you have reached the end of the tasks assigned to one day, retrace your steps to each room, or area that you have worked and note if any corners have been neglected, or if you missed a soiled spot, or if you see something else that didn’t get on the list and needs another wipe or spray.

6.  When you have finished for the day, take a few moments to reward yourself.  After all that hard work, you deserve a reward!  Reach around and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done (even if you didn’t quite finish, and there is more work for the next weekend).

Systematically cleaning, reviewing your work, and then storing cleaning supplies (noting when a cleaner is almost empty, or when it wasn’t successful) will put you in a good place for day-to-day and week-to-week cleaning , whichever is your preference.

It really is a lot of work to do a major cleaning, but it’s really quite necessary as well.  Imagine how great you will feel when your home is pristine again!  Imagine your home free of pent-up odors, clean and fresh smelling.  Get some SNiPER today to realize that  in your home!

 

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Links to guidance and help

http://www.nokout.com/House-Cleaning-with-Nok-Out.html –  All around “How-To’ instructions
https://www.nokout.com/Suggested-Dilution-Ratios-when-Applying-Nok-Out.html
https://www.nokout.com/Remove-odors-from-concrete-tile-or-brick.html
https://www.nokout.com/Area-Rug-Cleaning-with-Nok-Out.html
https://www.nokout.com/Remove-odors-from-concrete-tile-or-brick.html
https://www.nokout.com/Cleaning-Mold-and-Mildew.html
https://www.nokout.com/Kitchen-Clean-Up-and-Disinfection-with-Nok-Out.html
https://www.nokout.com/Clean-and-Disinfect-your-Rerigerator.html

Check the left-hand column of www.nokout.com, under the heading “How To Use” for MANY more great guides.

Stinky Dirty Diapers-Remove that Odor with SNiPER!

Stinky Dirty Diapers-Remove that Odor with SNiPER!

Issues related to odor and bacteria in baby diapers

Horrors!

Diaper Pail first:

Horrible smells drift lazily around the bathroom or nursery. Smells that gag, cause men to faint, and make a person wonder if a baby was such a good idea after all. The Diaper Pail reeks of old stale urine and poop.

Wait! Maybe you don’t know about SNiPER. I’ll explain that later, but for now, let’s just examine how to stop that smell every time it happens!

Some simple remedies are just common sense. Your retching makes you forget them. Let’s be calm and keep going.

You don’t need any fancy contraptions to have a clean diaper pail.

Try to limit the number of dirty diapers that accumulate in the pail. This may mean more trips to the garbage can outside, but it does keep that nasty-smelling air from leaking into the baby’s nursery.

Another good tip. Always spray SNiPER into the empty pail. Spray SNiPER into the plastic bag insert. Keep the lid open to allow SNiPER to dry a bit. (It is during the drying process that SNiPER does it’s job.)

Regular air fresheners only mask poop odor. They really don’t have a long life span, even at that. The SNiPER formula is long lasting because it removes the odor completely (until another dirty diaper is dumped in the pail!)

Spray SNiPER in the pail both before and after tossing the dirty diaper.

Wash or spray SNiPER in the diaper pail often-at least once a day. This simple act cuts out much of the bacteria in the pail and in the air and helps keep the home more sanitary.

Both chlorine bleach and ammonia are sometimes used for this detail. Chlorine bleach is not at all safe in the nursery-anywhere. The fumes can be a powerful irritant to a baby’s sensitive skin and lungs. Ammonia is useful sometimes as well, but ammonia doesn’t have any antibacterial properties and is not safe for tender skin. Nor are the chemical air fresheners we tend to use. Particularly in a nursery, added chemicals in the air are a problem. A baby’s sensitive and brand-new lungs do not need harsh chemicals. Just fresh, clean and odor-free air. SNiPER, on the other hand, releases no unwanted or unsafe cleaning byproducts which may cause harm.

Diaper Bags:

Keep a clean plastic bag in your Diaper bag. You can also spray in inside the plastic bag before use. Allow it to dry. On your return to home, Dispose the bag and its contents. Some moms will shake the contents of the plastic bag in the toilet, and then dispose the plastic bag properly. Spray the interior of your diaper bag with SNiPER, and let dry before the next use.

Other Baby Issues:

Of course, after each diaper change, baby’s bottom must be washed. Use SNiPER to ensure that the baby’s bottom is clean and safe from bacteria collecting there. SNiPER is proven to be harmless by independent lab analyses. This link: https://www.nokout.com/MSDS-SNiPER.html, supplies you with the assurance that no dermal issues exist when used as directed. Dip a clean cloth in SNiPER, squeeze excess moisture, and gently wash the affected area. You can warm the cloth, then spray it with SNiPER.

Does anyone still use cloth diapers? These diapers really save lots of money! Research indicates that even if you use a diaper service, cloth diapers save as much as $2000.00 over disposables. Cloth diapers are also known to keep down diaper rashes. However, a combination of cloth and disposables makes a lot of sense. Disposable on-the-go, and cloth for every day economy and regular use. One of the ‘cons’ regarding cloth diapers are they are messy to clean. You WILL be doing laundry more often.

Babies and diapers become a personal issue for moms. Time, money, ease of use, and safest for the baby are primary questions for the new, or experienced Mom. Remember SNiPER. Your best friend in the nursery and beyond!

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Clean the Germs from your Devices Safely with SNiPER

Clean the Germs from your Devices Safely with SNiPER

How to clean and Disinfect your phone with SNiPER Disinfectant

When holding your cell phone, tablet or the remote control. Is it oily and smudged with fingerprints or lint on the screen? Are crumbs from a snack lingering on the device? Did you find some stray pet hairs? Forbid the thought, but is it sticky? Yuck.

If any of the above gets a head nod, then, we need to talk. Think about where your mobile devices go. Do they travel from hand to hand? Into pockets where crumbs, candy wrappers, dirty tissues live and forgotten? Are they given to toddlers to handle (who knows where their hands have been?), passed around to various hands to show off images? Studies have shown that there is more invisible crud on your handheld device than on the bottom of your shoe! Gross to consider, isn’t it?

In the November 2013 issue of the “American Journal of Infection Control”, the debate is over. Mobile devices are well-known as a pervasive source of disease transmission. Consequently, we should strive to keep our devices clean and free from germs. Not just for our own health, and the good health of our friends and relatives, but to keep the trade-in value high when you want to upgrade to a new device.

Here are some tips to keep your cell phones, tablets, laptop, keyboard, mouse, and other mobile devices safe for you and friends to touch. Remember however, that mobile devices are not waterproof and cleaning them is tricky. Here are the Best Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting your mobile equipment:

Regularly use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe away smudges, etc. This method, when regularly used, is also enough to eliminate many common bacteria in our environment. For the nasty bacteria that take a ride on your cellphone, use SNiPER, a hospital grade disinfectant that is safe enough to wash your hand with, to clean and disinfect your phone, tablet or other device. This well documented disinfectant that kills bacteria and viruses safely and efficiently. Never spray SNiPER directly on your gadget. Instead, spray a soft cloth with SNiPER until it is damp/moist, but not wet. Wipe the device carefully, paying attention to the corners, the on/off switch, and volume control. A soft q-tip works well in this instance.

Most manufactures of these devices warn against using “window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia or abrasives”. The unique formulation of SNiPER is non-corrosive and will not harm your device if applied properly. For computer keyboards, which are really a warehouse of stored microbes, dust and food spills, can be cleaned with a can of compressed air and a light spray of SNiPER. (Don’t overdo spraying! Use a gentle spray of SNiPER, and after two or three minutes, wipe away any excess moisture that remains on the surface. Or, apply by spraying a cloth and use that cloth to wipe down your device. Compressed air cans will finish the job for you.)

You really can be as obsessive as you feel is necessary when taking care of these objects. For good health, experts recommend you to wipe your devices daily with a soft microfiber cloth. Don’t forget about wrist pillows, and mouse pads. If they are washable, regularly toss them in with other laundry. If not washable, spray thoroughly with SNiPER. Allow to air dry before using again.

This is easy! Did you know that It takes about 15 consecutive times to form a habit? Consider putting this task in your morning routines for 15 days. By then, it will not be a chore, or a forgotten task, you will make a new habit-and a good one!

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Remove This Moldy Smell in My Front-Loading Washer!

Remove This Moldy Smell in My Front-Loading Washer!

What are Those Awful, Moldy Smells in My Front-Loading Washer?

What is the fuss about? Everything looks perfectly okay to me – but I smell something dreadful!

Those spiffy front loading high-efficiency washers are cooler than the other side of your pillow! These machines are a great addition to your wash room, giving you a lot of options, save on water usage, energy, and do a great job of cleaning clothes as well. Uh-Oh. There are some issues with these wonderful washers that may cause you some grief. Your laundry may collect moldy, mildew odors which are transferred to clothing. Alas.How does this happen? Read on.

Because of the low water level, grime, dirt and even skin flakes along with detergents and water softeners do not always fully drain from your front loading machine. Another disconcerting feature is that residue builds up from using a cold water cycle. Over time, these residues get a moldy odor, and everything you wash takes on that same musty smell.

This Issue is Treatable with Nok-Out. Here’s How:

  • Clean your washing machine. Clean by spraying the interior tub with a fine spray of Nok-Out. Let it drip, or run down the sides of the tub. Wipe with a clean cloth. Repeat, paying attention to the door seals. More bout this below.
  • Leave washer door and dispenser open. Often a manufacturer will ask you to leave the washer door and the dispenser drawer open between uses. Mold loves moisture, and as noted above, wherever you notice humidity between washings.
  • Rotate the machine drum. You can also rotate the machine drum regularly to capture any left-over items, or pieces of plastic, etc. Who knows what else is lurking in the laundry?
  • Always remove wet clothes. Never leave wet clothes in the washer overnight!
  • Less is more. Use less detergent than the manufacturer recommends. This will prevent some residue from forming.
  • Use Nok-Out weekly! To prevent odors from forming, use Nok-Out once a week. Gently, lift the door gasket, spray Nok-Out inside on and around the gasket seal, allowing to stay moist for 3-5 minutes Dry completely.

The odor problem in these expensive front loading machines is unfortunate. The washers do a great job of cleaning your dirty laundry and are very energy efficient. So when that smell comes around and odors permeate your laundry, place 4-8 oz Nok-Out in the wash cycle. It really works. Every time!

This testimonial just came in from a front loading washer owner just like you. He has a good tip for all of us!

“I wish I had known the downside of a front load washer was soooo down. But I think I have found a way to beat that nasty smell. When I have completed washing for the day I stick a microfiber cloth in the rubber gasket and soak up any water that was left then pull the cloth out. Next I spray NOKOUT in that area and all around the drum and put another cloth sprayed with Nok-Out in the gasket area. And finally, as suggested I leave the door open for it all to air out. So far it has worked well.”

Nok-Out customers come up with the best ideas!

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