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 Bathtub APRON deep cleaning
Interior Windows
Interior walls
Inside Microwave deep cleaning 
Fish Grill deep cleaning
Inside Cabinets
Inside Fridge
Inside Oven
Balcony Cleaning 

*We do not offer Maid services: Cooking, shopping, dishes washing, closet organization, clothes folding, laundry services, and ironing services. 

 

What we do 

We clean all appliances from outside. We  wipe  inside /outside  microwave/bread toaster  (regular wipe). Additional services such as cleaning the inside of your refrigerator, oven,deep cleaning of microwave  and/or cabinets are available by request.. For deep cleaning please kindly  request an estimate.  ADD ON SERVICES

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First time cleaning

 

First Time Cleaning

When starting a new residential cleaning account we are often asked why we charge more for the "first time" cleaning. A first time cleaning of a new residential cleaning account is more like a "start up-cleaning" and needs extra staff time to remove extra soil and build-up. Our staff may spend anywhere from 2  times longer to clean a first-time residential account than one of our existing client's homes.

 

Why the extra time?

A customer who has never had their home professionally-cleaned is likely to have soil build-up throughout the house. We often gain new clients who are dissatisfied with their cleaning service and decide to hire our company. We take the time to remove extra soil and build-up around your home so that we are starting out with a “fresh palette.” Here are some of the challenges we run into:

 

Bathrooms:

We will put extra effort into removing soap scum from fixtures, tubs and sinks. We also frequently find build-up around the bottom of toilets, faucets, and other fixtures that must be removed. Shower doors may have lime, rust, and hard water spots. We take the entire room back to a clean starting point so in the future, regular cleaning will keep everything shiny and deposit free.

 

Kitchen:

We clean the small cracks and crevices in the kitchen that some residential cleaning services overlook. The tops of cabinets,  refrigerators are places that often go undusted or uncleaned for long periods of time. We find grease and fingerprints on most surfaces, especially stove tops, refrigerator doors, and small appliances. A good overall cleaning is essential to remove the hidden dirt, grease and even unseen spilled food that need to be thoroughly cleaned up.

 

Living rooms & Bedrooms:

Home owners are often too busy to do a thorough cleaning job. As people get busy, they sweep and vacuum what's visible, but they tend to ignore vacuuming and sweeping behind or under furniture. Dusting is often a task that homeowners leave for "when there is time." We clean window sills, baseboards, ceiling fans, and other furniture that may have a long-term build-up of thick dust.

 

Hallways & Entryways:

We clean these spaces that have build-up around baseboards and edges. It is important to keep these areas clean as dust and dirt is tracked in from hallways and entryways.

Removing the build-up of soil and grime is essential before we can get a home to looking its best.

Once the home has had a careful cleaning it will be faster and easier for our team to go in and clean on the schedule agreed upon. Getting back to a basic starting point is important so that we have a clean slate to work with. Beginning at the starting point we can make sure that every time we clean, your home will shine and you will be a satisfied customer!

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Christmas Week is here, and New Year's Eve is on the horizon!

Even in the midst of holiday cheer, it's time to look ahead to a clean and organized New Year--past the clutter of Christmas Past!.

In Japan, clearing dirt, clutter and the disorganization from the old year is an integral part of Japanese New Year tradition. Because each year is seen as separate and distinct, the final week of the old year is devoted to cleaning, decluttering and organizing.

To observe oosouji, Japanese homes receive a top-to-bottom cleaning. Business offices are sorted and organized and children clean out school desks. "Removing the dirt from the old year" creates a clean state of mind to welcome the New Year, and invite prosperity in the year to come.

 "Given that osouji takes place in the winter, the cleaning of windows, balconies and outdoor spaces can be an unpleasantly cold task. Yet, the liberating feeling of “out with the old, in with the new” and putting your best foot forward into the New Year is motivation enough for most to grab their scarves and gloves and head outside".

If you need some help for Osouji  feel free to contact us Happy holidays ~ !


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Fall cleaning

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Get the jump on seasonal cleaning

 

Summer officially ends on September 22nd . . . so how about marking it with a bout of spring cleaning?! While that may sound like a contradiction in terms, stop and think about it. Warm summer months means vacations away from home and more time spent outdoors. But while you were out enjoying yourself, dirt and grime didn't take a vacation. They sat around the house, accumulating and multiplying. And, now, with the winter months ahead and the holiday seasons rushing in upon us, it's an ideal time to get a thorough house cleaning under way!

 

 

Take Stock

Before you begin, take inventory of your cleaning supplies, recommends Nancy Bock, Vice President of Education at The Soap and Detergent Association. Make sure you have the products you need for the surfaces you plan on cleaning. Review the information on the product labels to make sure you are using them properly. As you clean, pay attention to where your products are stored. You may decide that future cleaning will be more efficient if you keep sets of supplies in different parts of the house – for example, one set on each floor, or an extra set in the master bedroom suite or in the laundry room. Be sure you store your items where children and pets can't get to them. Also consider adding a small hand-held vacuum in various locations so it's easy to scoop crumbs off the kitchen floor, hair from the bathroom countertop, and dust from the den.

 

 

Expand Your Reach

Go beyond the usual vacuuming, mopping and dusting. Look up and get rid of the cobwebs that have accumulated in the corners and around the light fixtures and ceiling fans. If necessary, invest in a telescoping extension pole so you can adjust it to the length you need for dusting those high-up places. Move the furniture and send those dust bunnies scurrying. Wipe down the baseboards.

 

 

Tackle the Refrigerator

Check its contents for expiration dates. Discard anything that has overstayed its welcome. Then remove and clean each shelf. Work one shelf at a time so that food won’t have to stand out at room temperature. Once the inside is clean, take a look at the outside. Dust and lint buildup can reduce the cooling performance of your refrigerator. Remove the grille and vacuum the coils or clean them with a long-handled brush. If it’s not a built-in model, pull it away from the wall and vacuum or sweep behind it.

 

 

Launder Lavishly

Launder all washable comforters, mattress covers, pillows, bed skirts, curtains, blankets, throws and slipcovers. Turn mattresses and vacuum them thoroughly.

 

 

Refurbish the Furniture and Care for the Carpet

Take a close look at your upholstery. Remove the cushions and vacuum thoroughly, using the crevice tool to get into those hard-to-reach places. Check the carpet for spots and stains. This may be the time for deep cleaning all these surfaces.

   

 

 

 

 

 

R. American cleaning Institute.

 

 

Baking Soda

There are many non-poisonous products that can be used for basic household cleaning. Next to vinegar, the most useful of these is baking soda.

Like vinegar, baking soda has three major things going for it as a cleanser:

  • It's non-toxic. Sure, eaten in large amounts it might make you feel unpleasant, but it's not poisonous.
  • It's multi-purpose. The suggestions in this article are only a few of the many ways that baking soda can be used as a household cleanser.
  • Best of all,It's cheap.

    Baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda, as it is also known) is a naturally occurring material, present in most organic life forms. It can be "made" from sodium carbonate, or soda ash. The soda ash is dissolved in a carbon dioxide rich solution, and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) precipitates out.

    As its name suggests, baking soda can be used for cooking. It can also be used medicinally and, as we will discuss in this article, for cleaning.

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Clean your ofuro frecuently

Unlike typical Western bathrooms, in Japanese homes, toilet, sink, and bath & shower are in separate rooms. One disrobes in a changing room with a sink and then enters the waterproofed bathroom. Adjacent to the bath, a combined shower and faucet is installed at a low level against one wall (typically 40-50cm above the floor). The Japanese sit down on a small stool to shower. They tend not to run the water constantly. Instead, they get themselves wet, stop the water and wash themselves, then rinse with the shower head or by pouring hot water from the faucet over themselves with a small bucket or ladle. There is usually a mirror above the faucet for men to shave in.

Technology is at the heart of the Japanese bathroom. Speaking digital control panels in the bathroom and kitchen (or hallway) allow the user to set the hot water temperature and fill the bath remotely. A chirpy lady’s voice lets you know when the bath is almost ready and a little song chimes to let you know “it’s bath time!” Once drawn, bathwater may be kept for several days and shared by all family members. The bathwater is simply re-heated (a feature called “oidaki”) either via the controls or on a timer. This is why cleaning before entering the bath is gospel. There is no bigger cultural faux-pas for the visiting westerner than jumping straight into the bath without cleansing first. In Japan, the bath is for relaxing, not for cleaning. This seems to makes sense – why would you want to lie in your own dissolved filth!

 

With limited space, Japanese bathtubs tend to be small, squarer, and deeper than Western models which not only allows you to more deeply submerge your body, but also uses less water. Since it is filled remotely, there is no faucet to fill the the bath, just a simple outlet below the water line. The bath is concealed below an insulated cover when not in use.

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Eco-friendly Japanese Scrubb: Tawashi

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This scrub brush from Japan is  highly effective. They're made out of natural materials and last much longer than plastic scrubbers. They just do not break apart. The scrubber on the right is a Tawashi Brush — it's a natural brush made from palm fibers which are tightly bound with thick wire. Great for scrubbing pots, or for scrubbing root vegetables without bruising the skins.

 Because the Kamenoko Tawashi is hard, durable and waterproof, it is suitable for washing kitchen equipment, bathtubs, shoes and so on. It should not be used for delicate items.

The Kamenoko Tawashi is a registered trademark of Kamenoko tawashi nishio shoten co.,ltd. (株式会社 亀の子束子西尾商店 Kabushikigaisya Kamenoko tawashi nishio shōten) in Japan.

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Where to get green cleaning products and supplies in Tokyo

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Why green your cleaning products?

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Cleaning products are necessary for maintaining attractive and healthful conditions in the home and workplace. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits of cleaning, the removal of dust, allergens, and infectious agents is crucial to maintaining a healthful indoor environment. But cleaning products can present several health and environmental concerns. They may contain chemicals associated with eye, skin, or respiratory irritation, or other human health issues. Additionally, the concentrated forms of some commercial cleaning products are classified as hazardous, creating potential handling, storage, and disposal issues for users.

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