How to Keep Your Kitchen Bin Clean and Odour-Free

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No matter how clean and tidy your kitchen is, if your bin’s not clean you’ll soon know about it. Even when you’re really careful about scraping leftovers in and making sure everything stays within the lining, somehow, something always gets through and leaves a stink, or even worse creates dreaded bin juice! Bleugh! Not to worry, a clean and fresh kitchen bin is only a few steps away, and we have some great tips for keeping it that way for longer.

Get your gloves on

You’re definitely going to need a good pair of rubber gloves for this job, it can get pretty grotty if your bin hasn’t been cleaned in a while.

Take out the rubbish

Empty the bin of any rubbish and check for any big bits of food or wrappers that you can get now so that they don’t block up your drains later. Separate the inner container from the outer part of your bin if this is the type that you have.

Get washing

If you can, do this part outside, ideally with a hose if you have one or by filling up a container with water. Alternatively you could clean your bin in your bathtub or shower. Give the whole bin (inner and outer) a good rinse to begin with to make sure that any food particles stuck in the form of the bin are washed away. Then using some warm water and washing up liquid, quarter-fill the inner container and give everything a scrub with a bristle brush (a fresh toilet brush or washing-up brush is ideal for this). Make sure to scrub the outer part of your bin too as food often gets stuck in the catches and mechanisms. Give the whole thing a rinse again when you’re done.

Disinfect and dry

Armed with a disinfectant spray and plenty of kitchen roll, spray and wipe the bin all over. Paying particular attention to the lid if you have a touch-open system. Now let your bin dry out completely. And we mean completely. You don’t want to invite moisture back into the bin as it will quickly provide a nice breeding ground for bacteria.

Add a final flourish

Once your bin has dried out there are a few things you can do to keep it fresh for longer. Ideally you want to keep the inside of your bin as dry as possible so adding something in to suck up the moisture is the way to go. We recommend shaking some baking powder in the bottom or, even better, adding a pile of fresh cat litter before putting a bin liner in. You may even want to add a few drops of an essential oil, like tea tree or bergamot, for extra fragrance.

And that’s it! No more bad smells filling up your kitchen every time the bin is opened. You can take off your rubber gloves and relax now.

5 Quick Tips for a Productive Office Space

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When you’re spending most of your waking hours in the office, creating a space where you actually want to spend your time can make a huge difference to how productive you are at work. Here are a few tips from us on how to make the most of your desk-space.

Declutter

A cluttered and untidy desk can really sap your energy, and when you need to get something done you might find that all the papers, sticky notes and coffee cups distract you from your purpose and stop you getting the job done. Clear away everything you don’t need, make use of desk tidies and pen pots (a nice mug or cup can add a personal touch to your workspace), only keep the things that you use regularly on your desktop. A clear space leads to a clear mind.

Mind the gaps

Take a few moments to up-end your keyboard, especially if you’re someone who ends up eating at their desk, you might be surprised at all the crumbs that fall out. A great tip for getting any stubborn bits that are wedged in there is to take a sticky note and run the sticky edge through the gaps a few times. This works brilliantly for keyboards, mice and any other equipment with small gaps.

Make it personal

If you spend most of your weekdays at your desk it makes sense to add a bit of personality to your space. For those lucky enough to be able to ‘decorate’ you could add photos or prints that you like as well as plants for a breath of life and fresh air (take a look at our post on indoor plants for some tips on the ideal plant for you). If things are more restrictive where you work then perhaps just adding some nice stationery to your space can make it feel more personal.

Get into a routine

Set aside a couple of minutes at the end of each day to do a quick tidy up, do your filing, put things back in drawers and clear away anything that you don’t need on your desk. If there’s something you know you’ll need in a few days then jot it down on a sticky note or notepad so that you don’t forget. Starting your next workday with a clean and clutter free desk will help you to hit the ground running.

Organise

Assign certain spaces on your desk for certain things. One side of your desk could be where you keep everything that’s awaiting action and the other side could be everything that’s complete. Add trays and box files to keep everything neat. If you want to make your desk space next level introduce colour coding to keep your tasks and projects in order.

Domestic Cleaning in York

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Let us know what you need and how often you need it, then let us do the rest. It’s what we do best!

 

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Does your house need a real sort out, de-clutter and a good clean to get things sparkling again? We’re the experts when it comes to making your home pristine, polished and perfect.

A deep clean could be just what your house needs before wowing guests at your next party (or cleaning up after they’ve gone!). Maybe you’re moving house and need things to be perfect for viewings or have just moved in somewhere and want a clean slate. A visit from our friendly team will save you time when you’ve got other things to be concentrating on.
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We’re not shy of picky when it comes to selecting our team of cleaners. You can be sure that our team are reliable, friendly and honest. With everyone who joins the team personally interviewed, fully referenced and DBS checked you can enjoy complete peace of mind when you invite us to work with your home.

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A clean, tidy and organised workspace is vital for your business and your employees to thrive. Along with increasing productivity, an organised work environment promotes a better team spirit.

If your office is already clean and tidy it’s one less thing you need to worry about. When a client drops by or you need to book a last-minute meeting, there’s no problem. Your office is clean, fresh and presents a professional front.

 

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Contact us now and we’ll arrange for a consultation at your premises. We’ll put together a plan that suits you and your business to deliver professional cleaning services every time.

 

Office Deep Cleans

 

Maybe you’ve got a big client to impress or need your office space sorting out after everyone leaves for the Christmas break. Give us a call and we’ll get your premises sparkling.

 

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Our Team

 

We are a friendly team of local cleaners with a passion for perfection. All our cleaners have regular training from boss Caroline – and believe us, she has exacting standards!

We’re not shy of picky when it comes to selecting our team of cleaners. You can be sure that our team are reliable, friendly and honest. With everyone who joins the team personally interviewed, fully referenced and DBS checked you can enjoy complete peace of mind when you invite us to work with your office.

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A few of the reasons to choose Cleaning At Your Place when looking for cleaners in York

 

A friendly team of fantastic cleaners

We are a team of friendly and experienced cleaners who all work to the highest of standards. Every one of our staff is fully referenced and DBS checked and all receive regular in-house training.

I recently had a baby and I’ve returned to work early so needed some help. I love coming home on Mondays as my house it spotless and they go above and beyond … Everything is perfect. The service is exceptional and I’ve already recommended to people. Basically It’s like coming home to a great big hug!

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One thing that we hear regularly from our customers is that they love how we go the extra mile and add little personal touches to every clean we do.

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