Get Help Running Your Cleaning Business

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Cleaning business owners no longer have to go it alone. Thanks to social media, you can get help and advice running a cleaning business from other owners who have been there and done that.

Instagram accounts  like LetsTalkDirt_y,  an account run by Jean-Marie Pfeifer, owner of Shore to Shore Cleaning, offer help and guidance to other cleaning businesses out there. Pfeifer started Let’s Talk as a way to mentor and bring together others in the cleaning industry around Long Island, New York.

In a video she shared on her channel, Pfeifer talked about trying out new services to help her business and to lessen her work load, especially when it comes to cleaning towels and mop heads for her business.

It’s no surprise that she also shops at SpongeOutlet in order to save money on bulk eraser sponges she needs for her cleaning company.

On September 29, Jean-Marie will be Continue reading Get Help Running Your Cleaning Business

Back to School Classroom Cleaning Supplies

Back to School Classroom Cleaning Supplies

Be sure to add  classroom cleaning supplies to your back-to-school shopping list. Here’s our recommendation of supplies every teacher would love to have in their classroom.

Back to School Cleaning Supplies 21 Pack of Extra Large Eraser Sponges

Use our Instant Eraser 21 Pack of XL Eraser Sponges to:

  • remove dry erase marker from white boards
  • clean chair and scuff marks from floors
  • remove coffee stains from mugs and glass coffeepots
  • wipe up glue drips and sticky glue residue from desks
  • remove crayon, marker and pen marks from walls and desks.

Since eraser sponges only require water and some gentle scrubbing to clean, they make the ideal cleaning sponge for the classroom as Continue reading Back to School Classroom Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning Floors in Tough Areas

How to Clean Floors in Tough Areas – Tips to Make it Easier

Behind the toilet, under appliances, and high-traffic areas by doors and entrances – all these floor areas can prove tough to clean because they are difficult to access or get very dirty due to their location. Here are the cleaning tools we recommend to do the job.

Caution: Before using an eraser sponge to clean your floor, test it on an inconspicuous area to see if it damages or alters the finish. Make sure the area is completely dry before deciding to apply it to the entire floor area.  Eraser sponges are not recommended for the following floor types:  natural stone, painted surfaces, or finished wood surfaces.

How to Clean Floors in Tough Areas- the Bathroom

Cleaning behind or around a toilet can be tough without contorting yourself. The Eraser Sponge Extension Handle Kit can help you reach behind and around bathroom toilets in order to clean the ceramic or vinyl floor. The extendable handle allows you to reach up high or down low without needing a step stool or resorting to stooping or bending. Use it to Continue reading Cleaning Floors in Tough Areas

How to Cut Business Cleaning Supply Expenses

How to Cut Business Cleaning Supply Expenses

With the cost of everything rising it’s important to find ways to save money within your business. Whether you are a manager at a hotel, resort, facility party equipment rental business or own a commercial or residential cleaning company, here are some ways to save on your cleaning supplies.

Shop Around for Bulk Cleaning Supplies

See if other suppliers can sell it to you for less. Make sure you are still getting the same quality of product when comparing pricing and products. Some suppliers (like us!) will supply you with free samples before you buy, so you can check out the quality.

Shop Sales

Sign up for email marketing messages and use sales and promo codes to your advantage. We Continue reading How to Cut Business Cleaning Supply Expenses

Summer Cleaning Checklist

Summer Cleaning Checklist

Get your home ready for summer activities, cookouts, and guests with these summer cleaning tips.

Summer Cleaning Checklist Tip 1: Get Your Outdoor Spaces, Ready for the Summer

It’s important to give the exterior of your home and outdoor entertainment spaces a good once-over when the summer starts. Here are the areas you should pay attention to:

Household Vinyl Siding: Use an eraser sponge to remove mold, mildew, dirt, and grime. If you have a large area to clean, our Super S Eraser Sponges (12 Pack) will help shorten your cleaning time due to the their large size.

Windows: Use an eraser sponge to remove any dirt or grime from windows. The  eraser sponge extension handle kit can help you reach the upper areas of the window with ease as it extends up to three feet. No ladders or step stools required!

The Pool: Remove stains and water scum lines from vinyl pool liners and concrete surfaces with Continue reading Summer Cleaning Checklist

Save on Paper Towels by Using Swedish Dishcloths

An Instant Erase Swedish Dishcloth wiping up a countertop spill.

Stop wasting money on costly disposable paper towels and instead purchase a 12 pack of SpongeOutlet’s Instant Erase Swedish Dishcloths.

One dishcloth can replace 15 rolls of disposable paper towels during its lifetime. Made from 70% cellulose wood pulp and 30% cotton, our Swedish Dishcloths are super absorbent and can be used in place of paper towels to wipe up spills around the house. After absorbing the Continue reading Save on Paper Towels by Using Swedish Dishcloths

Auto Detailing Supplies: Shamintor Sponge & Chamois Towel Set

How to Use the Chamois & Shamintor Sponge Auto Detailing Set to Clean a Car

Clean your car, SUV, motorcycle or boat with our 12 piece Chamois Eraser Sponge and Chamois Cloth Auto Detailing Set. This set provides cleanings supplies for cleaning a car inside and out.  Each set comes with:

  • 4 melamine eraser and chamois cloth combo erasers
  • 4 small chamois cloths- Size 14″ x 10″
  • 4 large chamois cloths – Size 27″ x 20″.

Using this set can save you money on auto detailing supplies because the supplies in this kit are reusable, washable and replace other one-time-use cleaning supplies. Read on to see how to use.

Clean the Inside of a Car

Use our dual-sided Shaminator eraser sponges to clean the inside of your automobile. Use the melamine eraser side to Continue reading Auto Detailing Supplies: Shamintor Sponge & Chamois Towel Set

Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Not sure where to start with your spring cleaning? Here’s a handy checklist along with some helpful cleaning tips

Before You Start:

  • Gather all your cleaning supplies together. Here’s a suggested cleaning supply list.
  • Remember to clean top to bottom and left to right in order to maximize your cleaning efforts and to keep from cleaning the same area twice.
  • Wear gloves to protect your hands.
  • Put on some music to make cleaning more enjoyable.

Around the House- Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Ceiling Fans: Use a microfiber duster to remove any dust that accumulates on the blades.
  • Shelves: Remove items from shelves and book cases to give shelves a good dusting and polish with a microfiber cloth. Polish the glass on any framed photos.
  • Blinds: Dust blinds dry first in order to remove dust using a microfiber duster. Be sure to turn blinds in one direction to get as much of the surface area as possible. If dirt still persists after your initial dusting, and if the blinds are plastic, you may need to take the blinds down and soak them in a bathtub to remove dirt and grime. Allow them to air dry outside before re-hanging.
  • Windows: After a long winter, your home’s windows will need a good cleaning. Window cleaner and a sponge should do the trick. Melamine eraser sheets which are thin and flexible will help you get into tight corners to really get them clean. Don’t forget to wash both the interior and exterior of the window.
  • Walls: Spot clean your walls using a damp eraser sponge.
  • Carpets & Area Rugs: shampoo carpets and area rugs. For spot cleaning, use a carpet-safe cleaning solution, a little water and an eraser sponge.

Continue reading Spring Cleaning Checklist

Control Springtime Allergies By Dusting

Photo of two microfiber cleaning cloths -colors red and blue and a microfiber dusting wand, blue

Dusting not only makes your home look nice, it can remove potential allergens from inside your home that could be making you sick.

Dust to Combat Springtime Allergies

Allergens run wild during the spring and this is due to trees, grasses and weeds releasing tiny grains called “pollen” which wreak havoc on your immune system when inhaled. Pollen can cause sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny noses and other symptoms. And pollen is not just outdoors; it can make up part of the dust that collects on your home’s surfaces.

Dust is another allergen and the dust inside your home could be made up of pet hair, dust mites, mold and pollen. Surprisingly, allergies could flare up AFTER dusting, because dust particles get stirred up and moved around during cleaning. To prevent this, wear a mask while dusting and use a tool like Continue reading Control Springtime Allergies By Dusting

Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaning Tips Used By Cleaning Pros

Professional Cleaner tips for cleaner kitchens and bathrooms

Make cleaning kitchens and bathrooms easier with these tips used by professional cleaners.

Start from the Top and Work to the Bottom

That means start with dusting high areas like the tops of cupboards or kitchen cabinets or the bathroom vanity. Use a microfiber duster to trap dirt and dust and not just knock it to the ground, or on to lower counter tops or shelves.

gloved hand wiping bathroom counter with microfiber cloth

Wipe Left to Right Using an “S” Pattern

After dusting, use a microfiber cleaning cloth to clean counter cabinets and handles, or use it to clean a bathroom mirror. Be sure to wipe left to right in an “S” pattern. Using an “S” pattern insures all Continue reading Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaning Tips Used By Cleaning Pros