Better Cleans Blog

  • Keeping the Entryway Clean: Eliminating Dirt & Clutter in the Busiest Part of the House

    Your front entryway welcomes guests into your home and it’s the first area that greets you when you return from work at the end of the day. Unfortunately, it’s also where dirt and allergens start infiltrating your residence: Studies show that up to 80% of the dirt and debris in a building enters through the front door. From there, we spread it around the house on our socks, shoes, and clothing. This is especially true during the cold Milwaukee winter, when road salt, snow, and wet conditions make tracking extra mud and grit into the house unavoidable.   While hiring professional housecleaners...
  • Essential Household Cleaning Equipment: A Master List of the 10 Best Cleaning Tools

    Cleaning equipment has come a long way in recent years: From robot vacuums to microfiber cloths, modern housekeepers have a stunning array of options to choose from. Though this is a great thing in many ways, it also makes selecting the right tools for your needs more complicated and confusing. If you’re still learning how to clean, it’s easy to get taken in by expensive gimmicks or miss buying equipment you actually need. In the guide below, we’ll cover the most cost-effective and useful cleaning tools of 2020 so you can make educated purchasing decisions. Alternately, if you’d rather hire professional...
  • How House Cleaning Burns Calories and Keeps You Fit

    As the weather turns colder, many of us are looking for ways to exercise indoors. Not only does staying fit over the winter help prevent holiday weight gain, research shows that maintaining a regular exercise schedule combats depression and anxiety – making it a perfect cure for the “winter blues.” Fortunately, you don’t need a gym membership to keep up with this healthy habit during the cooler months: Routine household chores can provide a practical, accessible way to burn calories and build muscle tone.   In this article, we’ll cover some of the best chores for staying fit and give you tips...
  • Learning to clean – A Beginner’s Guide

    Have you just moved into your own place, only to discover that you have no idea how to clean it properly? You aren’t alone: Today, kids in the US have three times more homework than they can handle, and chore participation is at an all-time low. As such, many American children don’t learn essential cleaning skills at home, which leaves them ill-equipped to tackle basic housekeeping as adults. The good news? By breaking cleaning down into manageable chunks and using the expert tips below, you can quickly come up to speed. Step One: Buy Your Supplies Nothing is more frustrating than starting...
  • Where to Start with Decluttering Your Home – 6 Essential Tips

    For many Americans, clutter is a serious emotional and financial burden. Storage is now a $154 billion industry, and 1 in 11 people spend more than $1000 per year renting self-storage for their excess belongings. In the home, clutter has been linked to higher rates of anxiety, poor sleep quality, and reduced productivity. Clutter is also a health concern, in part because it makes regular cleaning so difficult: According to research conducted by the National Soap and Detergent Association, the average American spends 40% of their total cleaning time simply battling clutter. If you feel like you never have time...
  • Top Tips for Countertop Cleaning | BetterCleans Milwaukee

    It is often said that the kitchen is the ‘heart of the home’. We agree completely! The kitchen is where we gather as friends and family to prepare and consume food every day of the week. Therefore, it is imperative that the kitchen countertops are kept clean and are sanitized regularly, so food related illnesses can be avoided. In a previous post we provided top cleaning tips for walls and upholstery. In this blog, we share some top cleaning tips for keeping the countertops squeaky clean. As a leading maid services company in Milwaukee, BetterCleans aims to provide professional cleaning services...