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Fun and Easy Quiz to Know Your Housekeeping Style

Everyone has a housekeeping style.

Would you like to know if you are a neat freak or a messy Marvin? Find out your housekeeping style with this fun and easy quiz!

  1. A friend unexpectedly rings your doorbell, so you…
    a) Calmly answer the door and invite them in.
    b) You quickly grab the clutter from the couch, toss it in the closest closet, put the dishes from the sink in the oven, and close all the doors.
    c) You invite them in and say you’re having a garage sale.
    d) You act surprised and say you were just about to clean up.
  2. How often do you make your bed?
    a) Every morning, without fail.
    b) Only when I have guests over.
    c) Never. I like the cozy look.
    d) What’s a bed?
  3. How do you deal with dirty dishes?
    a) I wash them right after I use them.
    b) I let them pile up in the sink until I run out of clean ones.
    c) I throw them in the dishwasher and hope for the best.
    d) I eat out or order in.
  4. What do you use to clean your floors?
    a) A vacuum cleaner and a mop.
    b) A broom and a dustpan.
    c) A wet towel and some elbow grease.
    d) My feet.
  5. How do you organize your closet?
    a) By color, season, and type of clothing.
    b) By how often I wear them.
    c) By how wrinkled they are.
    d) Do you mean that pile of clothes on the floor?
  6. How do you feel about laundry day?
    a) It’s my favorite day of the week!
    b) It’s a necessary evil.
    c) I avoid it until I run out of underwear.
    d) What’s laundry day?

Housekeeping Style Quiz Answers

If you answered mostly A’s, you are a Neat Freak.

As a Neat Freak, you love to keep your home spotless and tidy. You have a place for everything and everything in its place, especially the shelf full of books on organization. You enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a job well done and Marie Kondo is your idol.

If you answered mostly B’s, you are a Casual Cleaner.

Casual Cleaners don’t mind doing some chores, but they don’t obsess over them either. Done is good, and you value convenience and comfort over perfection.

If you answered mostly C’s, you are a Trail Blazer.

You avoid cleaning as much as possible because you have other more important things to do. You live by the motto: out of sight, out of mind.

If you answered mostly D’s, you are a Free Spirit.

You have no clue how to clean and don’t understand why you should. You live in a state of chaos and clutter. You don’t care what others think of your home, as long as you can find your stuff.

Every Housekeeping Style Needs Help

No matter what kind of housekeeper you are, Orange Cleaning Services can help. Whether you’re a neat freak who needs a break, a messy person who needs a makeover, or somewhere in between, we have the perfect solution for you.

Our trained and friendly staff will make your home sparkle with our eco-friendly products and professional equipment. And the best part is, you don’t have to lift a finger. We look forward to being your partner in clean.

The Ultimate Guide to a Sparkling Bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom is not usually something people jump out of bed on Saturday morning to do. With these bathroom cleaning tips, maintaining a sparkling bath will at least be easier and healthier.

Cleaning Windows and Mirrors DIY Cleaner

Windows and Mirrors

Have you ever wondered if you could make something as good as Windex to clean your windows and mirrors?

Well, you can. You wash your glass dishes with soap and water, why should your windows and mirrors be any different?

Because you look at mirrors and through windows, and dishes, not so much.

  • To make your windows and mirrors squeaky clean and streak proof you need:
    • 3 cups of water
    • a cleaner to loosen dirt and stuff – that’s 1 teaspoon of dish soap.
    • a bacteria & virus killer – that’s 1/3 to 1/2 cup vinegar (clear looks good, but vinegar is vinegar)
    • a streak killer – that’s 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol – like you use on your eye glasses and phone screen.

    Put it all in a spray bottle, and you’ve got an easy and inexpensive window and mirror cleaner.

    To do the cleaning – use one towel or sponge to scrub and wipe, and one to dry. If there’s a lot of dirt or grime build up, set up a “rinse” bucket, to keep your sponges and towels as clean as possible.

    Tubs and Shower Stalls

    • Use your DIY vinegar cleaner to remove soap scum. Spray it on, and let it sit for 20-30 minutes and then use a bristle brush, Magic Eraser, or washcloth in a circular motion to finish the job.  BTW – it’s the talc in most bar soaps that causes the buildup, so switching to a liquid or natural soap can eliminate the buildup. Rinse shower or tub and squeegee or wipe down after every use, and no more soap scum!
    • Keep your tub and shower sparkling by applying a thin coat of car wax to your shower doors, walls, and fixtures. This make them easer to clean and keeps water spots away. (Don’t apply to the floor as it will get slippery, especially when wet). Reapply twice yearly.
    • Put your shower curtain in the washing machine – the plastic and the cloth ones. Spray with your DIY soap scum remover, or laundry pre-treat, remove and then wash on a warm and gentle cycle.


    Vinegar and baking soda to the rescue, again!

    • Put a tablespoon of baking soda in the toilet.
    • Add 2 cups of household vinegar.
    • While it’s fizzing, use your bowl brush to do some scrubbing.
    • Let it sit for at least 15 minutes.

    That’s it – no harsh chemicals or bleach, done in a minute.

    Sinks & Faucets

    • Once you’ve done a good scrub with your DIY cleaner, apply your car wax and buff.
    • Keep your drain clear and fresh by adding some baking soda and vinegar fizz when you’re cleaning your toilet.
    • Do your shower and tub drains while your at it.
    • Keep water stains and soap buildup to a minimum by wiping the area dry after use.


    • A simple 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water is all you need.
    • Spray the mixture on and leave it. No need to rinse or scrub. If you currently have mildew, you may need to reapply.

    An alternative DIY mildew mix

    • 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach
    • 1-1/2 cups of water
    • 1 tablespoon borax.
    • Spray the cleaner on the mildew and let sit for approximately 30 minutes, keeping the surface wet to keep the bleach solution active.
    • Wipe the mildew from the surface and then rinse.

    Once you’ve taken a little extra effort to clean your bath, maintaining it can be as simple a “spray, wipe, fizz!”

    Kitchen Cleaning Tips

    8 Quick & Easy Kitchen Shortcuts

    chopping garlic on cutting board

    Clean and Sanitize Your Cutting Board

    Use lemon and salt to clean your cutting board. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle some salt on the board. Rub the lemon over the surface, squeezing out the juice as you go. This will sanitize and deodorize your board, as well as remove any stains.

    cropped view of woman cleaning microwave with rag in kitchen

    Clean Appliances

    Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down your appliances. This will remove any dust, fingerprints, and smudges without leaving any streaks or scratches. You can also use a little bit of dish soap for stubborn spots.

    Close-up Of Woman Putting Bowl Of Slice Lemon In Microwave Oven

    Clean the Microwave

    Place a wet paper towel inside the microwave and heat it for a minute. The steam will loosen any food splatters and make them easy to wipe off with the same paper towel. 

    Or – put a bowl of water with lemon on high for 2 min and then wipe down the steamy inside. 

    running water in stainless steel kitchen sink with food waste disposal

    Freshen and Unclog Drain

    Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog your sink.
    Just pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar. Wait for 15 minutes and then flush with hot water. This will dissolve any grease and food particles that are stuck in the pipes.

    Woman cleaning refrigerator with pink cloth, closeup

    Sweeten Your Fridge

    Baking soda isn’t the only thing that absorbs fridge smells. Place some coffee grounds in a small bowl or a filter and put it in your fridge. The coffee will absorb any unpleasant smells and leave your fridge smelling fresh.

    While you’re there, dip a paper towel in water with vanilla extract and wipe down the refrigerator walls.


    Clean the Dishwasher

    That sounds silly, to clean the dishwasher, but just like the drain, the dishwasher needs freshening up, too. The next time you run it, but a cup of white vinegar in a glass in the utensil holder.

    Men's hand hold blender filled with fresh whole fruits for making a smoothie or juice. Closeup

    Blender Cleaning Shortcut

    After you’re done with your smoothie, rinse out the pitcher, add some water and soap. Turn the blender on for a few seconds, rinse and VOILA! It’s all clean!

    lemons in pan of water to make aromatherapy

    Freshen the Whole House

    Maybe while you’re doing these other shortcuts, you can treat your household to some aromatherapy. Just simmer a pot of water with some oranges, lemon, or apple and cinnamon.

    We hope you found these tips helpful and easy to follow. If you have any other tricks that you use to make cleaning the kitchen more fun, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.

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    The Germiest Places in Your Kitchen and How to Clean Them

    You may think that your kitchen is a clean and safe place, but you might be surprised by how many germs are lurking in some of the most common spots.

    According to a study by the Journal of Food Protection, spice jars are actually the germiest spot in the kitchen, with 48% of them showing evidence of cross-contamination from raw meat or poultry.

    Other germ hotspots include the kitchen sink, cutting boards, fridge door handles, and sponges.

    Here are some tips on how to clean these areas and prevent foodborne illnesses.

    Spice Jars

    Since spice jars are often handled after touching raw meat or poultry. But that meat or poultry can harbor bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella. To avoid potentially contaminating your spice jars, wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling meats. Use a clean spoon to measure them out instead of shaking them directly over your food.

    Alternatively, you can pretend you’re on a cooking show and prepare your spices in little bowls before you start cooking.

    In case you forget to keep your hands clean before handling the spice jars, wipe down the spice jars with a disinfectant wipe or spray once a week.

    Kitchen Sink

    The kitchen sink is where you rinse off your dishes, utensils, and produce, but it can also be a breeding ground for germs. To keep it clean, wash it with hot, soapy water every day, especially after handling meat and poultry. You can also disinfect it with bleach or vinegar once a week.

    Cutting Boards

    Cutting boards are used for chopping various foods, but they can also transfer bacteria from one food to another if not cleaned properly.

    To prevent cross-contamination, use separate cutting boards for raw meat and poultry, cooked foods, and produce.

    Wash thoroughly in hot, soapy water after each use, and sanitize them with bleach or in a dishwasher.

    Fridge Door Handles

    Female hand opening refrigerator door

    Fridge door handles are touched frequently throughout the day, but they may not be cleaned as often as they should be.

    They can collect germs from your hands, as well as from food spills and drips.

    To clean them, wipe them down with a disinfectant wipe or spray every day.


    used and replacement new yellow sponges for dishes and kitchen

    Sponges are great for wiping up spills and messes, but they can also soak up germs and spread them around your kitchen.

    To keep them sanitary, rinse them well after each use, and microwave them for one to two minutes every day to kill bacteria. You can also replace them every week or two.

    Need Help Keeping Your Kitchen Germ Free?

    Help from a professional cleaning service may seem like a luxury. But can you put a price on the health and well-being of you and your family? Contact Orange Cleaning Services for a quote to keep germs out of your kitchen today.

    How to Keep Your Company’s Carpets Clean

    steam cleaner on carpet

    First Impressions of Your Facilities Matter

    As a business owner, you know how important it is to make a good impression on your customers, guests, and employees. The state of your carpets is a huge “tell” about the state of your business. Dirty, worn carpets can make your space look unprofessional and uninviting.

    That’s why you need to invest in regular commercial carpet cleaning services. They will have the expertise and equipment to deep clean your carpets and make them look as good as new.

    In this blog post, we’ll answer some of the most common questions business owners have about carpet cleaning, such as:

    • – What does professional carpet cleaning involve?
    • – How often should you get your carpets cleaned?
    • – Why should you hire a professional instead of doing it yourself?

    Read on to learn more!

    What Does Professional Carpet Cleaning Involve?

    Professional carpet cleaning is more than just vacuuming. It involves using steam, shampoo, or a combination of both to remove dirt, stains, and odors from your carpet fibers. Depending on the condition of your carpets and your specific needs, additional stain removers or protective coatings may be applied.

    Be sure your commercial carpet cleaning process is safe, effective, and eco-friendly. Ensure that your cleaning company only uses high-quality products and equipment, designed to protect your carpets and the environment.

    How Often Should You Get Your Carpets Cleaned?

    The frequency of carpet cleaning depends on several factors, such as:

    • – The type and color of your carpet
    • – The amount and type of foot traffic
    • – The weather and climate conditions
    • – The type of business you run

    For example, if you have a light-colored carpet with a high nap, you may need to clean it more often than a dark-colored carpet with a low nap. Similarly, if you operate in a snowy or rainy area, your carpets may get dirtier faster than in a sunny or dry area.

    The type of business you run also affects how often you should clean your carpets. For instance, restaurants typically need carpet cleaning every three months, since they deal with food spills and high foot traffic. On the other hand, offices may only need carpet cleaning once or twice a year, depending on how many people work there.

    To determine the best carpet cleaning schedule for your business, we recommend getting a number of quotes for a customized plan that suits your budget and needs.

    Why Should You Hire a Professional Instead of Doing It Yourself?

    You may think that you can save money by cleaning your carpets yourself or having your employees do it. However, this is not a good idea for several reasons.

    First of all, professional carpet cleaning requires specialized skills and equipment that you may not have. If you use the wrong products or methods, you may end up damaging your carpets or leaving behind residue that attracts more dirt.

    Secondly, professional carpet cleaning saves you time and hassle. You don’t have to worry about renting or buying equipment, moving furniture, or dealing with wet carpets. Everything is taken care of while you focus on running your business.

    Thirdly, professional carpet cleaning ensures better results. They have the experience and knowledge to handle any type of carpet and any kind of stain or odor. You should be satisfied that your carpets are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, looking fresh and beautiful.

    Ready to Get Your Carpets Cleaned?

    If you want to keep your company’s carpets pristine, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We offer affordable and reliable carpet cleaning services for businesses of all sizes and industries. Whether you need a one-time service or a regular maintenance plan, we’ve got you covered.

    Our team cleans carpets and offices throughout New Haven, CT; Stamford, CT; Greenwich, CT; Westport, CT; and the surrounding areas. We’ll make sure your carpets are thoroughly cleaned, so you can focus on what’s important: running your business!

    Call us today at (203) 397-3838 or fill out our online form to get a free quote. We look forward to hearing from you!