Since this year’s Valentine’s Day is on a weekday, an elaborate vacation or night-out might not fit in your schedule. Nevertheless, you can still have a special celebration with your beloved right in the comfort of your home. Here are some ideas you could try:
If it’s too cold to actually go outside, throw down a blanket and have a romantic picnic in your bedroom. Make finger sandwiches and yummy dessert, then pack them up in a basket. If you want a dose of nature, flip on NatGeo and listen to birds chirping. It’s all the fun of an actual picnic, minus the bugs crawling in your food. Source: Seventeen
Board games with a twist
Pick up a couple of board games and some booze, and you’re good to go. If Scrabble bores you, then feel free to raise the stakes by throwing in a more risqué element. Source: EliteDaily
Netflix and chill
There might not be anything more true than a good movie night for varying reasons. Might as well get your #netflixandchill on with the one you love most. Pick a movie you’ve both been wanting to see or even one that has mutual significance in your relationship. It could be the movie you saw on your first date, maybe even the one you saw before he told you he loved you. Source: TheSpruce
Wine or liquor tasting night
Pick a poison of choice and set up a mini-tasting night at home. Whisky, tequila, wines, vodka, they all work. You’ll need a variety of them, plus glasses, room temperature spring water and unsalted crackers. If you’re very adventurous, try pairing them with appropriate canapés.
Find the tasting notes for your particular brands and work your way through your varietals together getting all philosophical about the top notes and your palates. Source: AskMen
Your home won’t have a romantic feel if it’s dirty or cluttered. While you’re busy preparing for Valentine’s Day, we can help you clean up. Call us today!
Cleaning With Love
110 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H4
Your bedroom is your sanctuary, but it won’t feel like one if it’s constantly cluttered. Keep your bedroom organized by following these simple tips:
Make your bed every day
Remember when Mom used to force you to make your bed each morning? She was practicing the basic tenet of staying organized. According to Julie Morgenstern, “Don’t think of [organization] as ‘putting things away,’ but think of it as positioning [something] for its next use.” Treat your bed as the sanctuary it is by positioning it for use every day. If you spend three minutes each morning to tuck and fold, you’ll develop a habit of keeping order in the room, which may translate into motivation for picking up the pile of clothes on the floor. Source: HGTV
Make smart furniture decisions
Skip the standard table, and choose one with extra shelves instead. It’s important to take advantage of any possible storage space, so learn to get crafty. Try to view your room with fresh eyes, then ask yourself: “Where can I add more surface area?” Source: PopSugar
Use the space under your bed wisely
Under the bed storage is great because it is not visible, but still very easily accessible. You can choose to store just a few items under there–I recommend things like gift wrap, or extra linens in an adult bedroom, and books in a children’s bedroom–or you could be strategic and transfer the content of your dresser into rolling bin under the bed to free up space in your bedroom. Source: TheSpruce
Purge on a regular basis
Clutter comes in faster than it goes out. Make an inventory of what you have and what you need. Chances are there are clothes in the back of the closet or bottom of the drawers that you haven’t worn in a while. Get rid of them. Stewart suggests a storage solution: Keep a drawer labeled “donations,” so when you try on something you don’t like, you put it there rather than back in the closet. Source: AngiesList
A dirty house causes a lot of unwanted effects, such as sickness and stress. Make sure that your home is always clean by calling us today!
Cleaning With Love
110 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H4
Hi, I just want to thank Cleaning with Love, Mo, Jo and the angels for doing such a great job cleaning my place. I have a pet here, they just come in and leave without me even knowing, while I’m at work, everything is beautiful, clean, safe for Charlie, who is very happy. They just the best cleaning service I could of asked for, so thank you guys. You guys are amazing, keep doing a wonderful job.
Mark: Hi, it’s Mark from Top Local, we’re here with Mo Kumarsi of Cleaning with Love in Vancouver, Vancouver’s highest rated carpet cleaning, residential home cleaning company. How’re you doing Mo?
Mo: Howdy Mark.
Mark: So we’re going to talk about dust mites today. How does Cleaning with Love’s service help control dust mites?
Mo: Well first… dust mites are tiny, microscopic bugs that are found in your carpets and upholstery, furniture, finished upholstery and what they thrive on is dead skin cells from humans and dander from pets and the funny thing about these little creatures is the most, the bad thing about them, the number one thing about them is, each one, these dust mites have about 20 droppings a day and these droppings, the naked eye cannot see, can cause severe allergy and damage to your health. Some cases causing asthma, itchy eyes, itchy skin, runny nose and god knows what else, it does a lot of different things to different people so we got to be very careful how we be able to combat this. That’s why we’ve got the combat hat on.
Mark: So what do they look like?
Mo: They look like, good question, I’m going to show you a picture, a picture is worth a thousand words so, tell me if you see my screen Mark. They look like these little buggers, and you can see this gentlemen’s back, it looks hideous, ooh, just look at all these little bugs and creatures, ooh. Just gives me the willies looking at it. So there’s some pictures on how they look ad they don’t look too great. I just lost my appetite.
Mark: So how does Cleaning with Love help with dust mites?
Mo: Three simple steps - we have a hepa filter vacuum that has been proven to take out a lot of dust mites; second we use microfibre mops and microfibre high end clothes that does not cross contaminate, we use a different system that each rag once used goes into the dirty rag bag, so it’s not cross contaminating from one area to another; and third is hot water extraction steam cleaning that kills most allergens and even air borne bacteria out of the air.
Mark: So if you are looking for a cleaning company that are experts in making sure your house is really clean, not cross contaminating anything and making sure you have the least amount of dust mites possible, these are the guys to call - Cleaning with Love in Vancouver. Call to book at 604-475-5683 or check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca. Thanks Mo
Mo: Thank you sir.
Mark: Hi, it’s Mark from Top Local Lead Generation and we’re here with Mo Kumasi of Cleaning with Love in Vancouver, Vancouver’s highest rated cleaning and carpet cleaning company. How’re you doing Mo?
Mo: Hey Mark
Mark: So you guys claim that you are a pet friendly cleaning service. What does pet friendly mean?
Mo: Great question. All our products are safe for your pets, they’re all organic, natural products that won’t hurt your pets. Second where we differ, all our staff are pet friendly. We have a dog and a cat in the office and when we do interviews we one of our top questions is are you pet friendly? Do you love dogs or cats? Even if they are best suited for the job, they don’t like pets, unfortunately it’s not a good fit with our company.
Mark: So why are you guys pet friendly?
Mo: Good question, my partner and I love dogs and cats. We’ve got a dog and a cat in the office, at home and we believe that pets are people too. So we absolutely believe that. We want an environment and a culture to show that to others as well.
Mark: So can regular cleaning help my pets health?
Mo: Absolutely it can prolong your pets health, help the respiratory system and regular cleaning of their dishes and making sure it’s not cross contaminating with other things is absolutely essential. It can help in a big way with their health.
Mark: So if you’re looking for pet friendly cleaning from a company that really does care, Cleaning with Love, they live their name. Call to book 604-475-5683 or check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca. Thanks Mo
Mo: Thanks Mark.
Mark: Hi it’s Mark from Top Local Lead Generation with Mo Kumarsi of Cleaning With Love in Vancouver, Vancouver’s highest rated cleaning company. How’re you doing today Mo?
Mo: Hey Mark, how are you?
Mark: So we’re going to talk about mold. I’m great thank you for asking. Mold is kind of a scary subject, what causes mold?
Mo: Great question. Mold cannot live without oxygen, it can live without moisture so what cause mold; plain and simple a lot of moisture.
Mark: So is mold something I should be concerned about?
Mo: Absolutely. In mold in some cases have severe circumstances, they have severe illnesses and even causes death in black mold but we don’t want to go there. Mostly what mold can do is cause a skin rash, it can cause red eye, asthma attacks, so it depends on if you touch it or breathe it in you have to be very careful not to let it grow too big, sometimes it’s impossible to eradicate it.
Mark: So how do you guys help preventing mold in the first place?
Mo: Great question, so we don’t actually clean mold, we’re not mold specialists, we’re not certified to do mold. We do luxury housekeeping, house maintaining but what we do is get to the area’s you probably would not see. If you have a 5,000 square foot home, like many of our clients, you cannot see every crook and cranny, every corner of the house, what lies behind your furniture, all your window seals, are they all dry. When we clean your carpets we make sure we do the right job that’s steam cleaning it, not pressure cleaning it with water as you can see some other people might use too much water we just the right amount of steam. More importantly, we check on a regular cleaning to prevent mold, to prevent any sort of build up, even mildew buildup because our cleaners are trained to do a 35 point inspection in your house. So instead of prevention is the best cause, so if you look at the root of the problem as many people don’t have the time, the energy or they can’t get to all the places, the house is so big regularly.
Mark: So there you go, if you need an extra set of hands and eyes and people who are trained to look after your home and keep it mold free and not even let it get started, these are the guys to call in Vancouver, Cleaning with Love. You call to book at 604-475-5683 or check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca. Thanks a lot Mo.
Mo: Thanks Mark.
Mark: It’s Mark from Top Local Lead Generation we’re here with Mo Kumasi of Cleaning with Love in Vancouver, Canada’s highest rated cleaning company. How are you doing today Mo?
Mo: Doing excellent Mark thanks for asking.
Mark: So we’re going to dig right into it, why is regular cleaning important for your health?
Mo: Many different ways because health and cleaning goes hand in hand, cleanliness and health go hand in hand. There’s some pointers I just wanted to bring up that how we’re different, how using a professional service like Cleaning with Love will better your health in the long term with longevity; first thing is we use high grade microfibre cloth and mops that really helps pick up a lot of dirt, a lot of dust, more than regular mops and regular, when you put the mops back into the water it’s cross-contaminates because every time you put it back in and out it cross contaminates so if you have microfibre mops it’s a lot , it’s known to be a lot more effective and also we pick, it picks up microfibre cloths picks up more dust than any other rags. Another thing we do is all our products are natural, it’s organic so again if you’re cleaning with something like Windex, I’m not going to name names but a lot of cleaners out there, even say quote unquote they’re green it’s not organic or all natural, they can cause a lot of long term illnesses and diseases as well because of the things the ammonia, because of things that are in there, should always read the back of it, I always say if you cannot pronounce the name in the back don’t use it. Another thing we do is a hepa filter vacuum, we use all hepa filter vacuums, it’s extremely good for respiratory, asthma, people who have asthma notice that when we use our all our vacuums they breathe better, they live better, they call us and say wow I feel alive again. There’s a customer called us last week and I personally had the pleasure of speaking to him and he says I don’t know what it is, I haven’t done anything different but I noticed you guys have been coming in for two weeks in a row and I feel better, I could breathe better, I could run now and he doesn’t smoke or anything like that so he had, I believe he had asthma and with a hepa filter vacuum it picks up a lot of dust that other vacuums do not pick up and allergies have gone up through the roof over the last 20 years because of all so called green products and the products that are out there so be very careful what your use in your house, who you let in and what kind of products they use. These are all important things and washing hands, a great tip to stay healthy, wash your hands as much as you can especially when you come from outside.
Mark: So what about rug cleaning, how does cleaning your rugs regularly help your health?
Mo: It’s absolutely essential because when you do not clean it professionally at a continuous bases even less anything less than two years it’s considered unhealthy because everything that lives in that carpet needs to be steam cleaned and professionally with hot water extraction come out otherwise you have no idea what lives in there and just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it can’t make you ill, a lot of illnesses can be prevented by regular vacuuming your carpets and giving it professionally steam cleaned every twelve to sixteen months.
Mark: So if you want to have a little bit healthier life and enjoy the benefits of having a beautifully clean home with people who really care, who live their name basically these are the guys to call Cleaning With Love, you can call to book at 604-475-5683 or check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca Thanks Mo.
Mo: Thanks Mark.
Mark: Hi it’s Mark with, here with Top Local Lead Generation; I forgot what our company was. I was going to say Cleaning with Love but that’s who we’re talking to, Mo at Cleaning with Love in Vancouver; Vancouver’s highest rated carpet cleaning and home cleaning company. How you doing today Mo?
Mo: Excellent, Mark thanks for asking.
Mark: So we’re going to talk about something that I’m sure a lot of people would love to know a bit more about, which is how to help your carpets last longer, what from a professional viewpoint, what are the things that we need to do to make sure our carpets last as long as they can?
Mo: Absolutely. Great question Mark. Things you want to do is keep, simple things, number one, keep off the carpets, what does that mean? Keep the dirt off the carpets, that means if at all, any time you can take the shoes off; come in with slippers that’s not worn outside. If you must, if there’s tradition or you must wear the shoes inside make sure you have a mat you can wipe your feet well on and then you can walk in but first do not walk on the carpets with muddy feet or shoes.
Second, it seems simple but so many people forget vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, so what does that mean? Vacuuming your place three to four times especially in the high traffic areas going over it five to seven times, going over the regular spots about half of that. So vacuum three to four times, I even say five times, someone who really likes to overdo it I go five times a week, vacuum my own carpets.
Number three spot cleaning with approved solutions that are approved by ICRC and other methods which is you can go on our website and find out what are approved things you can do for spot cleaning and some of those things you want to do is be very careful. One thing you want to do is blot the stain in and not rub it in with a brush. I’ve seen so many times people actually brush it in and instead of having a little bit of wine they have a wine stain this big and it just makes your job that much easier and making sure, getting onto it right time, as fast as you can get to it the better because the more it stays the more chance it has to being a permanent stain.
Number four rotate your furniture and your rugs every three to six months. Why do I say that, because if one side is a heavy traffic area and you walk on it year after year or month after month obviously it’s going to have a lot more apparent wear and tear when you notice this is when you pick up that furniture and you move out you see underneath where it was, never walked on compared to where it was walked on. So you want to do this regularly, move your, move your furniture around, that’s very key.
Five, get you’re carpets professionally cleaned by a professional technician company, so what does that mean? Every carpet company, when your carpet you buy it has a manufacturer’s warranty, they recommend every 18 to 24 months get your carpets professionally steam cleaned, and what do I mean by steam clean is hot water extraction, that is the best method, uses a hot water extraction and you want to keep your receipt because if you’re worried your carpets ever go over warranties and warrant issues you must keep that receipt and that’s one of the questions they’re going to ask you, have you professionally cleaned your carpets so again the five things: keep off the dirt, vacuum, vacuum, vacuum, spot clean, rotate your furniture regularly and call the technician to deep steam clean your carpets, better for the air, better for breathing and your health, every minimum 18 to 24 months, you got pets or kids, make it half that time.
Mark: So if you’re looking for cleaning for your carpets in Vancouver, the people to call, the trusted people to call are Cleaning with Love, you can reach them at 604-475-5683 to book or check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca. Thanks Mo.
Mo: Thanks Mark.
Mark: Hi it’s Mark from Top Local Lead Generation, we’re here with Jo Wang of Cleaning With Love, they’re Canada’s highest reviewed, home cleaning and carpet cleaning company. How’re you doing today Jo?
Jo: Great Mark, thank you.
Mark: So we’re going to talk about Who Gets Residential Cleaning and we’re actually going to talk about first, just zero in on your premium clients, like what kind of clients get home cleaning from you folks.
Jo: Oh yes, our clients, the top three clients I can name is first business owners, I can think of lots of clients where they have a business together as a couple, they for example Naomi, she owns a dentist’s office and she’s always working hard growing her business. Now she needs somebody reliable to take care of her home, she’s never there to, she doesn’t have time to work or clean, that’s where we can take care of the cleaning side of it.
The other one Mark, would be new mothers with three or more children, you can imagine new mothers must get overwhelmed when you have clothes flying everywhere, there’s food that still needs to be cooked and husbands may be outside working, now they would have the resources to be able to pay a cleaning service, I can come in every couple of days or every week to take care of the cleaning, the laundry, making the bed, tidying things up, folding their clothes and before the kids go to sleep so that they can actually enjoy quality time with them.
The third type of client which is really special is people with many, many homes owners that could have vacation homes or large estates or commercial properties even and they need a reliable cleaner to take care of all of their properties not just one so they’re looking for somebody that can always be there, respond to their emails, their phone calls and take care of things on the go whether it’s a week or a month in advance, we can handle all those types of projects together.
Mark: So that’s pretty straightforward, people travel a lot, people who have their own business, people who are just had a new kid and are you know and have multiples to look after, these are great. If you’re in that category these are the people to call Cleaning With Love. You can reach them in Vancouver to book, you call 604-475-5683 or check out their website, going fast cleaningwithlove.ca. Thanks a lot Jo.
Jo: Thank you Mark, have a nice day.
Mark: Hi it’s Mark from Top Local Lead Generation; we’re here with Mr. Mo Kumarsi of Cleaning With Love in Vancouver, Vancouver and Canada’s highest rated carpet cleaning and cleaning company. How’re you doing today Mo?
Mo: Doing excellent Mark thank you for asking.
Mark: So we’re going to talk about stains on carpets, so what can stain carpets?
Mo: Good question. I’m going to take a bird’s eye view from way top up and just come in with a couple key points because anything can stain carpets but the main things that could dye your carpets and really make it a permanent mark which is dying and cleaning that up is an extensive process and not is not cheap either, it’s very expensive. It is saffron, if you’re eating saffron be very careful not to drop it on your carpet especially if it’s aged or lighter colours, if it’s darker you might be able to get away with it. Second of all, you’d be very surprised how many carpet cleaners use bleach, there’s many kinds of bleach but it’s extremely dangerous because why they do this is some stains they cannot take out and there’s’ some black parts they want to lighten up but what happens is it might look lighter and they might look, even if you try to do this at home, don’t ever try this, it might look lighter just for a day or so but once this is dried up a little bit of water hits it, it goes in the core and it actually dyes bleaches the colour white so it’s imperative no bleach. Saffron’s really, really, really bad for the carpet especially lighter colours. Pet stains which we’ll talk about later and another thing that’s really bad for the carpets is, on beige carpets is certain kind of carpets do not goes good with red wine but there’s methods we can take care of all these for you.
Mark: So I know you got videos talking about coffee stains and I imagine that curcumin would be another thing that can stain steel so I’m sure it wouldn’t be good for carpets but what about pet stains, what dog and cat pee is that easy to get out?
Mo: Great question. Cleaning with Love is very pet friendly, all our products are dedicated to be done with extensive research about pets, pet cleaning after pets and how we’re different is I’ll tell you what is our procedure but coming back to your question is it’s not easy whatsoever. So we have three different packages or packages the pet protective package, second package is the ultra-armor protective, third package is the silver package. The pet protective package why it costs more, why we do all these things because pets, pet urine, pet stains are extremely hard to get out. What some of the carpet cleaners do is they just extract it with a steam cleaner and they mask up the smell, you really, we really do recommend getting a professional pet deodorizer, there’s only two that works extremely well but not to just mask the smell, actually getting to the root cause of the problem. So let’s say my teeth hurt, I’m not just going to, I’m not going to go and drill a hole and just make sure it’s fixed, I’m going to go to the doctor to find what’s the, what’s the cause of the pain and when we go do that sometimes that pet’s pee or dog pee what is does it’s so acidic, it’s got so much different, different ammonia, different things inside of it, what sometimes it burns right through the carpet and goes deep into the wood, I’ve seen it before, we can’t do nothing, it’s too late because pets, especially cats have the tendency going in the same spot and doing their business there so sometimes you have to rip out the carpet, rip out the wood that’s underneath, expensive and excruciating process so to get that done you need to call a professional, don’t try to do it yourself because what you can do is mask up the smell, even with a professional steam cleaner, it will not fully come out. What we do is different; we have a suction cup that actually, we put it in, we put our solutions in and it’s an extensive process, it is more costly when you have pet stains, we put it in and we extract it well, we pretreat it again and we extract it well and we use a patented roto vac system which actually does an amazing job. Then we deodorize it again and go back going with water so it is an extensive process. If you think getting a machine for yourself and try doing it, it’s probably not the best idea, the odour will come back and twice as strong.
Mark: Alright, so if you’re looking for some cleaning on your carpet these are the guys to call in Vancouver, Cleaning with Love. You can call to book at 604-475-5683 or check out their website cleaningwithlove.ca. Thanks Mo