The common cleaning product that professional cleaners will NEVER use – and what you should use instead
- A professional cleaning lady has said she never uses glass cleaner for windows
- Kacie said she uses a mixture of concentrated dish soap and water
- She wipes the mixture on glass and picks it off for a streak-free result
- Kacie runs the viral TikTok page The Big Clean Co and shares her best cleaning tips
A professional cleaner has shared an industry secret for sparkling, streak-free windows without using glass cleaner.
Kacie – who operates under The Big Clean Co in Melbourne – said in an online video that professional cleaners would never use supermarket glass cleaners like Windex to clean windows.
The smart cleaner instead wipes glass surfaces with a mixture of water-concentrated dish soap and wipes it down for a streak- and smudge-free finish.
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Cleaning lady Kacie said that as a professional cleaner, she never uses glass cleaner, but simply applies a mixture of concentrated dish soap to windows and wipes it off with a squeegee
Thousands of people who saw the clip on TikTok were quick to praise the technique.
‘Professional cleaning done in the past, I can confirm that. Nothing better for cleaning windows one,” wrote one user.
‘Thank you, I always thought it was me who misused the Windex,’ replied another.
The TikTok page The Big Clean Co, run by Melbourne cleaner, Kacie (pictured), has gone viral for sharing helpful cleaning advice
Kacie has quickly become a viral success on TikTok for her helpful and easy cleaning tips and has gained over 364,000 followers.
In another popular video, she said that a thorough cleaning of your refrigerator every now and then is important because it allows you to take stock of all the items you have and don’t use, and ensure that your new products are the best they can be. kept. .
“Cleaning a fridge thoroughly,” Kacie wrote on her Instagram video. “Sometimes it has to be done and everything has to come out.”
The cleaner started by removing everything from her fridge and getting rid of anything that has passed its expiration date or simply goes uneaten.
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BEFORE AND AFTER: Kacie — who operates under The Big Clean Co in Melbourne — said it’s important to give your fridge a thorough cleaning every once in a while as it allows you to take stock of all the items you have and don’t use
“Be ruthless and get rid of anything you’re not going to use,” Kacie explained, as she tossed out a “slimy broccolini” and an old jar of pickles.
Once everything is removed, it’s time to remove all the shelves and drawers and place them in the sink or tub for a deep dip.
“Wipe the whole thing down with dish soap — you might need a lot of cloths,” Kacie explained.
“Use a toothbrush to get into those hard-to-reach corners.”
She added, “Then dry the whole thing and let the angels sing, for this is beautiful.”
The last step is to put everything back in the fridge, after which you have to come up with a recipe with everything that needs to be used up quickly.
Choice’s best tips for maintaining your refrigerator
Choice shared their ultimate guide to caring for your fridge (photo)
* Make sure that the contents of your refrigerator are loaded in such a way that the air can circulate.
* Check whether the door is closed properly. This is especially true for the freezer door – otherwise your food will thaw, your energy consumption will go out and frost will form, even in a frost-free freezer.
* Clean external surfaces with soapy water, an all-purpose cleaner or a soft, damp cloth.
* Glass-finished refrigerators or stainless steel refrigerators can also be cleaned with methylated spirits or window cleaner.
* Wipe door seals and contacts with a soft damp cloth to remove dirt and ensure a good seal.
* Pull out the shelves and crisper drawer and clean them with warm soapy water.
* This is also a good time to check the contents of your refrigerator and toss out anything that is no longer good.
EVERY SEASON CHANGE
* Unroll your refrigerator from the housing and clean it behind and under it.
* Check internal temperatures with a thermometer and adjust controls to compensate for changes in ambient temperature.
* For old or retro style refrigerators, clean and dust the external condensers on the back of the refrigerator.
* For manual defrost refrigerators and freezers, defrost and clean the freezer compartment as soon as more than half an inch of ice has formed.
* Check the contents of your freezer and discard anything that is unidentifiable or that predates civilization.
* Check and replace your water filter if necessary.
* Check the door seals for wear and replace if necessary.
Previously, consumer organization Choice shared their best tips for properly maintaining and keeping your refrigerator clean.
“Make sure the contents of your refrigerator are loaded in such a way that air can circulate,” their consumer experts advised.
“You should also wipe the door seals and contacts with a soft, damp cloth to remove dirt and ensure a good seal.”
Every month, Choice recommends that you take out the shelves and crisp them up to ‘clean them well with warm, soapy water’.
Then, when you reach the change of season, it’s a good idea to check your internal temperatures with a thermometer before adjusting the controls to compensate for any changes in the ambient temperature.
“Make sure to manually defrost your freezer every year if more than an inch of ice has formed,” they said.
“Check the contents of your freezer and dispose of anything unidentifiable or pre-civilized.”