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Clean Car vs Messy Kids

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How to Keep Your Car Clean When You Have Kids

If you’re a parent, you understand the frustration of looking at your back seat to what looks like a bomb of spills, food crumbs and toys went off. Here at Jim’s Car Detailing we have learned a few tips and tricks that will help you keep your car clean even through those long car rides with messy kids.

No Food Rule

A very simple solution to eliminate the crumb-filled back seat situation you currently have going on is a no food rule while inside the car. If possible, stopping food from being eaten while in the car will reduce if not eliminate spills and crumbs ruining your seats. (It is important to note that spills and crumbs can cause irreversible damage to the interior of your car, a professional car detailer can remove said stains if caught early). At times this will be challenging, however, by enforcing this rule as often as possible your back seats will thank you for it.

Cupcake Wrappers in Cup Holders

You know all those cupcake wrappers in your cupboard? They can be a really handy way to ensure your cup holders are easily cleaned. Not only will this help your cup holders stay clean, but it also makes throwing out all the small bits of rubbish you collect throughout your day simple! Place all small rubbish items in the wrappers and remove them, then replace them with new ones – Easy Peasy!

Rubbish Bag Behind The Seat

A simple yet effective way to eliminate the amount of rubbish left in the back seat of your car is by putting reusable rubbish bags at the back of one or both of the front seats. This tip will not only cut down your cleaning time, but it is also child friendly!

 

Where there are Children there is mess… Unfortunately, there is no magic spell but these tips and tricks will make a world of difference – no matter how many messy kids!

 

Please call 0800 454  654 to book a Car Detailing service that comes to you! Or simply Request A Free Quote Online 24/7 

Christmas Cleaning Tips

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Christmas Cleaning Tips

Christmas is often the busiest time of the year with shopping, guests, cooking, school holidays and all the parties. With everything happening at once, throw cleaning into the mix and you can have a recipe for disaster. That’s why the experts here at Jim’s Cleaning have put together a list of how to tackle your Christmas cleaning!

  1. START EARLY. Getting your house ready for staying over guests or parties with friends and family can be an enormous task.  Giving a deep clean to one room a week in the 2 months prior to Christmas will cut your cleaning time in half in the days leading to Christmas.
  1. DECLUTTER. Remember Christmas = things. Prior to Christmas, make sure you get rid of all the unnecessary ‘things’ you have laying around, the paperwork, unplayed with toys, the unworn and outgrown clothes. If you declutter before you start to clean you will also realise your house isn’t as daunting as you once thought.CLEAN YOUR FRIDGE/FREEZER. This is one of the most important tips if you are hosting any festive parties. Majority of party guests will bring a meal or help you set up, which means they will be going into your fridge and or freezer. Cleaning out your fridge and freezer is a big task especially if it is full of food. Although this is one of the biggest tasks on the list it should also be one of the ones done last, due to the risk of food or drinks spilling and you having to start again.fridge
  1. KEEP ON TOP OF THE BATHROOMS. With family and friends popping in more often during the Christmas period your bathrooms will need to be clean and stocked with toilet paper 24/7. As many of these visits can be ‘surprises’, doing a 2 minutes speed clean of all your toilets every night to ensure they are ready for anyone who pops in is a full proof method.
  1. BRING IN THE BIG GUNS. If you have been putting aside some of the big jobs around the house, now is the time to get them done. For example, getting the stains out of your carpets and or upholstery, getting your blinds repaired or getting your second storey windows cleaned. To save you time and effort, getting these professionally done can make a world of difference to the look of your house as well as take some of the pressure off yourself.
  1. CALL IN SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS. After all the cleaning and preparation leading up to Christmas, we all deserve a rest to avoid over working yourself during the lead up we advise you to employ Santa’s little helpers. Depending on their age, tasks can be delegated taking some of the stress off you (given they do it correctly).

Don’t let your Christmas preparation take away the joy of the festive season. Start early, delegate, delegate & delegate! Following the steps mentioned above should help ease the stress of hosting guests. On the other hand, if you don’t have time or if you would rather spend your time doing other things, you can always call in your local festive cleaning experts on 0800 454 654 or book below.

Ways To Wash Your Car – Which Is Best?

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Ways To Wash Your Car – Which Is Best?

Whether or not your car is your pride and joy or just a means to get from A to B, it needs to be well looked after. Looking after your car ranges from regular services to regular cleans, inside and out.

In today’s world we all want things fast – next day shipping, click and collect groceries, drive through car wash. Fast is convenient but is fast always best?

There are so many options when it comes to cleaning your car, you could do it yourself or you can have it washed – which method is best? Doing it yourself, drive through car wash or having a trained Jim’s Car Detailer come to your home or office to clean your car inside and out? Let’s look into it.

Mobile Car DetailingJim's Car Detailing

  • Having an experienced car detailer means all the hard to reach, out of sight places are cleaned
  • Your car is cleaned inside and out while you sit back and relax (or work!)
  • You can be assured the highest quality products and equipment are being used on your car
  • Having a professional detailer will cost more than a simple car wash
  • You are protected by the Jim’s 100% satisfaction guarantee and liability insurance
  • Mobile car detailing offers more than just a car clean – cut & polish, headlight restoration, leather protection, light scratch/scuff removal. Just ask us how

Doing It yourself

  • It will take a considerable amount of time
  • You need to ensure you have all the right products on hand
  • You will be able to work hard to get all the build up grime and dirt

Drive through car washCar wash

  • These machines are designed to run through a sequence and may miss parts of your car
  • Although they are designed to be gentle these machines can damage your paint work – where available use touchless car washes
  • Your car may be left with water marks as these machines have set drying times meaning you could leave with a car not fully dry
  • As these machines can not “see” the dirt on your car you may be left with spots and dirt still visible
  • These machines offer convenience and speed

So you’ve weighed up the pros and the cons of how to clean your car – what did you decide? A spotless car inside and out while you’re at work or sitting at home? Hours of hard working cleaning both the inside and outside? Or a quick drive through car wash that leaves the outside of your car mostly clean?

End Of Lease Cleaning Checklist

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Jim’s End of Lease Cleaning Checklist

Jim's End Of Lease Cleaning

Is your lease expiring soon? Do you need a professional cleaning service to help you with your end of lease cleaning? If so, check out our End Of Lease Cleaning Checklist.

If the property is not left in good condition you will likely not receive your bond money back, which is often not a small amount. It is much less expensive to have your cleaning done properly.

When it comes to end of lease cleaning, we can provide thorough, in-depth cleaning that leaves the building looking its best. We can handle it all, include carpet cleaning. When the building is inspected by the owner, he or she will be amazed at how clean you have left it. We work to make sure everything looks its absolute best when we are finished with the job.

End of Lease Services

We understand how strict landlords can be regarding the return of the bond or deposit monies. Because of those stringent regulations, we work to ensure the highest standard of workmanship is provided with each job we complete. Offering affordable services, we make end of lease cleaning much less stressful while saving you time and effort.

We do guarantee 100% satisfaction so that if you are not happy we will come back and fix it.

Our professionals can handle:

  • Stain removal
  • Blind cleaning and repairs
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • And more

When we get the job done, you will be amazed at the difference. It will look as good as when you moved in.

Call for an End of Lease Cleaning Quote

If you are getting ready to leave a property you have been leasing, call us and ask about our end of lease cleaning. We will do the job right so you can get your deposit back. Call us on 131 546.

Things You Don’t Clean But You Should

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Things You Don’t Clean But You Should

We all do our best at keeping our home tidy and germ free – but dirt and grime have a habit of getting into places we don’t think to clean. Here are a few spots I bet you haven’t cleaned in god knows when…

Dish Racks 

To ensure your dishes are truly clean, you should make sure your dish rack isn’t transferring old food or germs onto your newly clean dishes! Tip:

  • Avoid letting water pool in the drip tray if you have one as it is a breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Washing your dish rack with hot and soapy water weekly will ensure your clean dishes stay clean!

Remote

Think about how many hands touch your remote and how many things those hands have touched that day… Gross we know. Studies have shown remotes can carry more bacteria than a toilet seat… Okay you get the picture, we’ll stop now. Tip:

  • Wipe down your remote with an antibacterial wipe at the end of the day or at least once or twice a week.

Bath Tub Toys

When we think bath time we think clean right? But if we take a minute to think of how many times bath toys sit in bathwater time and time again you can imagine how many germs would be living on them. Tip:

  • Wash all your toys in a mesh bag and throw them into the washing machine on a cold cycle.

Your Phone

Your phone goes everywhere with you and anything your hands come in contract with is more than likely going to go all over your phone. Now if the germs from your hands transfer back and forth it’s not too big of a deal as we are constantly washing our hands, however, we also hold our phones to our faces multiple times a day and this is where it gets gross… Tip:

  • A quick wipe with a microfibre cloth and disinfectant or a disinfected wipe at the end of each day.

Yoga Mats

Yoga has many benefits to your health however, your current germ infested yoga mat may be hindering it. Think how much sweat, dust and dirt gets transferred from the floor that your mat comes in constant contact with… Tip:

  • A spray with disinfectant and a rub down with a cloth or paper towel at the end of each session will help you reach new heights with your health.

Adopting these small habits will only take up a small part of your day but will do wonders for your health.

Calcium Build up on Shower Screens

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Calcium Build up and Lime Scale

Have you ever noticed the white, hard to remove stains on your shower screens and doors? Lime Scale or calcium is what causes the white build up that occurs on your shower screens/doors and around your taps. or in simpler terms it’s the annoying stuff that nothing seem to be able to get rid of!

What is calcium build up or lime scale?

When water evaporates from glass, it leaves behind minerals such as calcium and magnesium resulting in white spots or residue. Depending on where you live will depend on the severity of calcium/lime scale build up you experience. For example, northern parts of Australia experience a higher percentage of minerals in their water compared to those in southern parts of Australia resulting in more regular and serve build up.

Is it harmful?

No – Lime scale or calcium build up is not harmful to your health, but it does decrease the attractiveness of your shower (and nobody wants to get clean in a dirty shower). However, lime scale and calcium build up is problematic for other reasons; these dried up minerals give residues of soap something extra to stick to, causing the build-up of soap scum to occur much faster, and we all know how menacing soap scum is.

How do you get rid of it?

While you could use chemicals to remove the white spots, in many cases, the natural products you have at home do an even better job! Home solutions such as vinegar, lemon juice and water can be highly successful in removing these stains and even better they aren’t damaging to your health like many chemical products.

  • Use a spray bottle with your mixture of lemon juice and vinegar, spray generously on effected areas and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with a microfibre cloth and water.
  • For tough stains repeat process and scrub sports with an old tooth brush after 15 minutes of soaking.

 

For some, this tedious task is not high on their priority list – if this is you feel free to call Jim’s Cleaning for us to take away your stress and leave you with squeaky clean shower screens/window/taps  %%PHONE_NUMBER%% or Request A Free Quote Online 24/7