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How to Get Rid of Cigarette Smell at Home Fast

Moving into a new apartment with a chain smoker for a previous tenant, had an ungracious guest over, or living with someone with bad behavior of smoking indoors, and now you’re scouring the Internet for tips on how to get rid of cigarette smell at home? Also known as third-hand smoke, it’s a health hazard that can compromise your lungs and trigger asthma and allergic reactions. Plus, it’s pretty exhausting to get rid of, too. No wonder it’s a deal-breaker for many. So, when customers ask us how to eliminate cigarette smoke from their homes effectively, we only have one answer:

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How to Clean Cat Vomit Like a Pro

As a pet parent, you’ve probably entirely accepted that messy mishaps are a normal part of life. Unfortunately, it’s a small price to pay for those cute, wet kisses, warm and furry cuddles, or sometimes, unconditional love disguised in cold indifference if you have a cat with an attitude. If you’re lucky, you’ll encounter the occasional poo and pee on hardwood or tiled floors, but in a few rare instances, your heart may skip a beat after seeing freshly made puke by your cat on your carpet or couch. When this happens, remember to keep calm and clean up. In

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How to Deep Clean Your Pillows

You’re probably already in the habit of routinely washing your pillowcases and beddings whenever you clean your bedroom. But did you know that you can take it to the next step by deep cleaning your pillows too? Dead skin cells, hair, sweat, and drool can collect on your pillows over time, which are the gross stuff dust mites love to feed on. It’s one of the reasons why many recommend tossing out your pillows every one to two years. However, it’s a highly unsustainable practice that can contribute to our overflowing landfills. In addition, it’s not cost-efficient as high-quality pillows

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A Complete Guide on How to Clean Lampshades

Clueless about cleaning lampshades? We got you! Lampshades are both decorative and functional. They can elevate your interiors by adding more ambient lighting or acting as a statement piece. No wonder many homeowners are obsessed with lampshades and own not one but sometimes several of them. However, they can also cause headaches because they’re a magnet for dust and dirt and often call for regular cleaning.  In this article, we share expert cleaning tips from our professional house cleaners on cleaning lampshades of different types. Hopefully, it’ll inspire you to tackle those dust-covered lampshades you have at home, and if

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Tips and Tricks on How to Clean Your Microwave

Microwaves are one of the most convenient smart appliances in every home. Some would even argue that modern living would not be complete without it. It’s super convenient and easy to use. There are endless options of mouthwatering microwaveable meals ready to eat within a few seconds. You can also meal prep, which involves making ahead meals, cooking large portions by batch, freezing, and then popping them in the microwave to reheat any time you please. It’s no wonder microwaves are considered a godsend for anyone with a busy schedule.  Nevertheless, your microwave oven goes through a lot — from

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30 House Cleaning Hacks You Can Do in Five Minutes or Less

You’re juggling jobs, looking after the kids, running errands after errands, making home-cooked meals, squeezing a little me-time or meet-ups with friends and family. But, seriously, who has the time to deep clean the whole house all day?  And often, thinking of cleaning as a long, arduous task that’s so time and energy consuming can be discouraging. It’s the number one reason many people put off house cleaning for so long. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Our cleaning experts recommend breaking everything up into quick and easy cleaning hacks you can do in five minutes or less.

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Better Cleans Blog

cigarette smell clings to furniture, carpets, and walls

How to Get Rid of Cigarette Smell at Home Fast

Moving into a new apartment with a chain smoker for a previous tenant, had an ungracious guest over, or living with someone with bad behavior of smoking indoors, and now you’re scouring the Internet for tips on how to get rid of cigarette smell at home? Also known as third-hand smoke, it’s a health hazard that can compromise your lungs and trigger asthma and allergic reactions. Plus, it’s pretty exhausting to get rid of, too. No wonder it’s a deal-breaker for many. So, when customers ask us how to eliminate cigarette smoke from their homes effectively, we only have one answer:

Read More »

How to Clean Cat Vomit Like a Pro

As a pet parent, you’ve probably entirely accepted that messy mishaps are a normal part of life. Unfortunately, it’s a small price to pay for those cute, wet kisses, warm and furry cuddles, or sometimes, unconditional love disguised in cold indifference if you have a cat with an attitude. If you’re lucky, you’ll encounter the occasional poo and pee on hardwood or tiled floors, but in a few rare instances, your heart may skip a beat after seeing freshly made puke by your cat on your carpet or couch. When this happens, remember to keep calm and clean up. In

Read More »

How to Deep Clean Your Pillows

You’re probably already in the habit of routinely washing your pillowcases and beddings whenever you clean your bedroom. But did you know that you can take it to the next step by deep cleaning your pillows too? Dead skin cells, hair, sweat, and drool can collect on your pillows over time, which are the gross stuff dust mites love to feed on. It’s one of the reasons why many recommend tossing out your pillows every one to two years. However, it’s a highly unsustainable practice that can contribute to our overflowing landfills. In addition, it’s not cost-efficient as high-quality pillows

Read More »

A Complete Guide on How to Clean Lampshades

Clueless about cleaning lampshades? We got you! Lampshades are both decorative and functional. They can elevate your interiors by adding more ambient lighting or acting as a statement piece. No wonder many homeowners are obsessed with lampshades and own not one but sometimes several of them. However, they can also cause headaches because they’re a magnet for dust and dirt and often call for regular cleaning.  In this article, we share expert cleaning tips from our professional house cleaners on cleaning lampshades of different types. Hopefully, it’ll inspire you to tackle those dust-covered lampshades you have at home, and if

Read More »
kitchen with microwave

Tips and Tricks on How to Clean Your Microwave

Microwaves are one of the most convenient smart appliances in every home. Some would even argue that modern living would not be complete without it. It’s super convenient and easy to use. There are endless options of mouthwatering microwaveable meals ready to eat within a few seconds. You can also meal prep, which involves making ahead meals, cooking large portions by batch, freezing, and then popping them in the microwave to reheat any time you please. It’s no wonder microwaves are considered a godsend for anyone with a busy schedule.  Nevertheless, your microwave oven goes through a lot — from

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clean home

30 House Cleaning Hacks You Can Do in Five Minutes or Less

You’re juggling jobs, looking after the kids, running errands after errands, making home-cooked meals, squeezing a little me-time or meet-ups with friends and family. But, seriously, who has the time to deep clean the whole house all day?  And often, thinking of cleaning as a long, arduous task that’s so time and energy consuming can be discouraging. It’s the number one reason many people put off house cleaning for so long. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Our cleaning experts recommend breaking everything up into quick and easy cleaning hacks you can do in five minutes or less.

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