"There is more to life than increasing its speed." -- Mohandas Gandhi
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need forComplicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the Philosophy is kindness." --- Dalai Lama
"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." ---Rumi
"All that we are is a result of all that we have thought" ---Bhudda
"If every household in the US replaced one bottle of shower cleaner containing chlorine bleach with a hydrogen-peroxide-based shower cleaner we could prevent 1 million pounds of chlorine from entering our environment."
"If every household in the US replaced just one box of 48 oz petroleum-based powder laundry detergent with a vegetable-based product we could save 96,000 barrels of oil."
"Not by harming life does one become noble.One is termed noble for being gentle to all living things." ---Dhammapada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
"If every household in the US replaced just one box of 85-sheet virgin-fiber facial tissue with recycled ones, we could save 280,000 trees."
"He who knows that all things are his mind, That all with which he meets are friendly, Is ever joyful." ---Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
"If every household in the US replaced just one 25 oz bottle of petroleum-based dishwashing liquid with a plant-based product, we could save 81,000 barrels of oil."
"In whom there dwells no self-deception and no pride, Who is desireless, whose wrath is put away, whose self hath cool become --He is Brahmin." ---Udana
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ---- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of the decisions on the next seven generations." ---Great Law of the Iroquois
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ---- Dalai Lama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ---Mahatma Gandhi

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How Often Should You Clean This? (Bedroom Edition)


As providers of House Cleaning Services, we have seen enough surprises in the bedroom – dirty sheets, unclean mattresses, the list goes on! And along with the surprises, we have learned quite a lot from our cleaning experience.

The Greenforce Clean Team has listed off the things you have in your bedroom and the number of times you should be cleaning it. How often should you be cleaning the following?

  • Sheets

    Answer: Once every week

    Many people claim that it is already good to wash their sheets and their pillowcase after two weeks. Others even say once a month.

    Every night, we shed our skin and if we leave that unclean for weeks, it could mess with our sheets. Have you noticed that once you put on a clean sheet on your bed, the sheet feels lighter? The additional weight of your sheet is caused by the dead skin you shed every night. That is why it pays to clean your sheets weekly.

    And if that does not convince you, then we still have one in store for you: bed bugs. You don’t want them to sleep with you, right?

  • Mattress

    Answer: Once a year

    Mattresses are heavy that is why people overlook it. But you should not do so because mattresses gather sweat, pollen, dead skin cells, food particles, dust mites, etc. It is a haven for bacteria to thrive.

    But how does one clean his or her mattress? As providers of Cleaning Services in San Francisco, California, we guarantee you do not have to squeeze your mattress in your washing machine. Vacuum it. And if there are stains, sprinkle baking soda on it and let it sit for 20 minutes. Re-vacuum afterward and follow up with a damp sponge and a mild house cleaning solution. If you can, dry your mattress under the sun.

  • Pillows

    Answer: Every three months

    Just like your mattress, your pillow magnets dusts, pollen, sweat, etc. It provides comfort not only to you but also your microscopic friends. This is probably the reason why your allergies continuously irritate you.

    There are a number of ways how you can wash your pillow. We recommend following the instruction on your pillow’s tag.

  • Under the bed

    Answer: clean thoroughly once a month

    If you clean under your bed, do it weekly. It is also advisable for you to clean it thoroughly once a month. Do not forget to include under the dresser.

    Your carpet may look clean but notice once you vacuum it. It will reveal all its hidden secrets. If you have a carpet in your bedroom, vacuum it once a week.

    Cleaning your bedroom needs to be done regularly. If not, you may be in for the toughest cleaning in your life.

Have your bedroom cleaned by calling Home Cleaning in San Francisco so you can enjoy your beauty sleep in a clean and beautiful room.

Spring Cleaning Your Bedroom

It’s been a mild winter for many of us, but that doesn’t mean we’re not giddily anticipating spring. On the next warm day, try opening your bedroom windows and airing out your sleeping space. And here are some tips for keeping your bedding fresh, clean and sanitary so you can count sheep, healthy and worry-free.

  1. Your mattress should be aired out twice a year. If you have the space, it’s a great idea to bring the mattress out into the sunshine for a few hours (UV rays kill mold and mildew)… then don’t forget to flip it over when you put it back on the bed. If you can’t bring it outside, another option is to prop your mattress up in a well-ventilated room and open all the windows for a few hours.
  2. Then, vacuum your mattress to eliminate dust, mites and dead skin.
  3. Wash your pillows in the bathtub (or on gentle cycle in the machine, if they’re down) with some mild liquid detergent, then put them in the dryer with a brand new, clean tennis ball to fluff them back up.
  4. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to wash not just your sheets, but all your bedding — including quilts, blankets and mattress covers.
  5. While your bed is dismantled, it’s a great idea to vacuum those hard-to-reach spots underneath!
  6. A spritz of diluted essential oils makes a great air freshener. You can buy essential oils at Whole Foods and most natural markets and pharmacies.  Simply mix 20-30 drops in a glass spray bottle with water, and use to freshen up your sleeping quarters with the aroma of your choice. We particularly like: lavender (it has a calming effect — the better for sleeping), peppermint (it’s cooling and sweet), and eucalyptus (an invigorating, sinus-clearing scent!).

It’s a big job, but the benefits are worth it. You’ll sleep better (and who knows, maybe even snore a little less!) with clean, cared-for bedding.