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Clean Your Furnishings The Right Way with These Tips

Keeping your condo clean is hard work! It’s not enough to tidy up; you should never forget to pay attention to the nooks and crannies.

Different materials and finishes need their own cleaning tricks and tools. More often than not, each piece of furniture or tile you have in your condo will demand its own set of cleaning method.

How To Clean: WOOD

Ink Marks

1. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of water until it resembles toothpaste

2. Rub paste on the stain with a soft cloth until the stain is gone

Water Stains

Grease

1. Put a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water into a spray bottle

2. Spray the mixture onto the greasy wood and let it sit for 1-2 minutes

How To Clean: METAL

Tarnish on Copper

  • Pour white vinegar on the surface
  • Sprinkle salt
  • Scrub with a clean cloth
  • Stainless Steel

  • Apply a touch of detergent on a damp cloth and wipe it on the surface
  • Discolored Aluminum

  • Wash with a mixture of water, soap and lemon juice
  • How To Clean: CERAMIC

    General Cleaning

    1. Mix mild detergent with hot water

    Coffee or Juice Stains

    1. Wash the surface with hot water and detergent

    Ink Stains

    1. Soak a cloth in diluted bleach and place on the stain until it’s gone

    How To Clean: MARBLE

    General Cleaning

  • Wipe, not scrub, the surface with a cloth damp from warm water
  • Scratches

  • Gently rub the surface with a soft cloth damp from warm water
  • You may opt to add mild dish soap for more intense scratches
  • Wipe off the soapy water when done
  • Grease

  • Sprinkle corn starch over the surface and let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Wipe off the cornstarch with a damp cloth
  • Apply these tips in your SMDC Trees Residences condo! You won’t have to worry about greasy kitchen countertops, dirty bathroom tiles, stained wooden drawers and more!

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