Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ready, set, clean!

As the holidays get closer it seems the days are shorter to keep up with everything!  And cleaning the house is not exactly on top of priority to spend your precious time in. You know you can always call MB Green Cleaning to go to the rescue :) 
But just in case here are a few tips to prepare your home when expecting guests.

1. Organize. Put everything where it belongs, toys, coats, work paper, shoes, etc end up all over your home so put them in the right place. Pay special attention to the entrance, first impression counts!
2. Kitchen: Clean up the kitchen countertops and leave only what you'll need while entertaining.  Run dishwasher and put away clean dishes so that way you can load dirty dishes as the dinner starts and you won't end up with a huge pile in the sink. A quick clean with vinegar and will be as shine as it is clean!

3. Give a quick clean of the spaces where guests will be dining and living room. Add a few flower vases and voila!

4. Give a quick clean of guest bathroom. No need to scrub the bathtub but the toilet bowl and sink will need to sparkle! Clean the mirror, and make faucet shine with window cleaner or all purpose cleaner.

White vanity + gold pulls

5. A quick vacuuming or dusting the floors will help to clear up and open the space.

6. Nothing like a fresh holiday scent to welcome guests!  A nice candle or a few pine cones will do the trick!

And that's it ladies! Your home is ready to welcome your friends and family. 
Now I would love to hear what are your tips to give a quick clean up when having guests?

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Biggest Baby Shower + Giveaway

Hello everyone!  Hope you're doing well and having a great week!

Last week MB Green Cleaning participated in a huge event here in New York. The Biggest Baby Shower NYC organized by Big City Moms.  This event takes place here in the city and also Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Miami among other cities.
It was a great experience and looking to all those beautiful moms-to-be being so excited with the arrival of their new baby reminded me when I had my baby almost twelve years ago (wow, twelve years)!
Below are some pictures from the event and our booth. Hope you like them!

2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 7 via Big City Moms
1 / 4 via MB Green Cleaning

A big thank you to Big City Moms and all the mommies who stopped by our booth for this amazing event!

And last but not least, we gave away a FREE CLEANING and the lucky mom who won is….

Rebeca Lodhi from the Upper West Side. We already have scheduled a cleaning visit and she will enjoy of a freshly clean home. Congratulations!

Thanks for reading!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving tables

Hello everyone! Hope you're doing great!  I'm late with this week's post, you probably saw where I was on Wednesday on Instagram (I'll tell you all about that soon). 
Painted pumpkins with studs

I've always loved how people get so creative arranging their table for the holidays.  That is something that I just loooove! And even though we won't host a formal dinner for Thanskgiving I will probably still set the table nicer during that week, you know to get in the mood of Holidays. I'll be using these pumpkins my daughter and I made for hollowing.
Here are a few ideas I got from around the web, hope you like them and get inspired too!
PS: All pictures can be found on Pinterest

Fall Tablescape
Holiday cards for table setting


Make a Metallic Pumpkin Table Runner

DIY Garland- Give Thanks

How about you, are you hosting a Thanksgiving dinner? How do you set your table? We'd love to hear from you!!

Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How to clean your Dishwasher…

Hello everyone. Hope you all are having a great week!

Before being in the cleaning business it never occurred to me to clean some items around the house.  
After questioning myself if we should clean machines that are suppose to wash I've learned a few things, like you MUST wash your dishwasher and now it is a regular part of my cleaning routine.You see, often we take these machines for granted, thinking they do the job so why should we even bother, right? But the truth is that they build up dirt, food from dishes, minerals of water, etc, food and dirt gets stuck in every crevice of it making it not only unsafe for our health but also not performing at their best and leaving dishes dirty after each cycle.

Washing a dishwasher is a very simple process, just make a paste of baking soda and water and with the help of a sponge and a brush you can start scrubbing. Sometimes it requires a little more elbow grease depending on how dirty it is. 

I like to pour some vinegar in the detergent compartment to use while brushing.

Using a brush will help you to get to hard-to-reach places like this…

You can also use a toothpick for even harder-to reach places…
And don't forget the utensil container…
Also, the corners of door…
Add a cup of white vinegar on the bottom and run it on the hottest cycle. I also like to pour more vinegar in the detergent container to give a little extra when it opens during the cycle.

And here you go to a fresh clean dishwasher ready to to its job!

How about you… Do you have a different process to clean your dishwasher?  We all would love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading!