Cool Summer Salads

Cool Summer Salads

summer salad recipes from Riverside and recipes.comIt’s hot, and when it’s hot, it’s hard to cook unless you are barbequeing, and even then it can be tough. So what to make for dinner when it’s this hot? How about a big bowl of pasta salad? You can cut up left over chicken, or even use tuna fish, boil a pot of pasta, mix up a little dressing, and you have a great dinner with all the food groups. Vegetables, starches, dairy, and protein.

INGREDIENTS

Enjoy!!

Carole Melasi

house keeping, house cleaning, property management, construction clean up, office cleaning

Post Construction Cleanup Again

cleaning tile floorsTwo of my customers recently moved into brand new homes. I know for a fact that those homes were “cleaned” by another cleaning company. They are from out of the area, and are used by a couple different home building corporations. I was asked by the homeowners to please come and clean the home again, as the cleaners hired by the builder did what looked like a good job on the surface, but as they looked closer, their new homes weren’t really clean.

The tile floor had a film on it. The blinds were coated in drywall dust. Several of the cabinets were dusty as well, and the garage floor had a dusty film all over it, too. The back patio was dirty and there were cobwebs in the corners of some of the rooms.

When we clean a floor in a new construction project, we know that first that floor must be vacuumed. That’s the best way to get all of the dust off the floor. THEN we wash the floor. When it dries, if it looks at all streaky, we re-wash the floor.

We clean all of the window blinds. Leaving dust on the blinds isn’t just sloppy work, for some people with severe allergies it can be life threatening to leave all of that dust. The entrance to the home and backyard are also swept and cleaned. No one who has just purchased a brand new custom home wants to track dirt in from their back porch.

No matter what the size or price of your new home, make certain that before you move in you inspect it thoroughly, and if it’s not squeaky clean, call us, we will take care of it.

Carole Melasi

house keeping, house cleaning, property management, construction clean up, office cleaning

Professional Cleaning Tips

Professional Cleaning Tips

Riverside Cleaning can help with your fall cleaning

There is a reason that companies like mine exist. Some people are simply not good at housekeeping. They may be great at other things, but housekeeping, not so much. Other people are good at keeping up a house, but because of physical impairments, they can not push a broom or a vacuum cleaner. And then there are those who just hate housecleaning. I understand. Give me a call, we will come take care of your cleaning for you. [Read more…]

A Nice, Clean Bedroom

A Nice, Clean Bedroom

cleaning bedrooms, riverside cleaning services incIs your bedroom a sanctuary, soothing and lovely, uncluttered and clean, where you can go to unwind and relax after a busy day? Or is it the catch all place. Dirty clothes in one corner, a basket of clean clothes in the other?

Your bedroom should be a place that makes you feel relaxed at the end of the day, and ready to take on the world in the morning. Sadly, for many of us it’s not. And forget our children’s rooms..

So what can you do? First thing is declutter. I know, I say this over and over again. But truly, don’t let things pile up in your bedroom. If you have dirty laundry, put it in the hamper, and go wash a load while dinner is cooking. Then after dinner, fold those clothes, or hang them up, and put on one more load.

I have a friend who just piles up her laundry until there are no more clothes left to wear, and then she washes it all at once. That is overwhelming, and can take up an entire day to wash, fold and put it away. So, no matter how tired you get, try to get a couple of loads done each day. And if your children are tall enough, teach them how to do their own laundry.

There is a saying, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Same goes for Laundry and housework, choose one thing, complete it, then go on to the next!!

Good luck

Carole Melasi

house keeping, house cleaning, property management, construction clean up, office cleaning