When (and Should) Kids Start Doing Chores?

When (and Should) Kids Start Doing Chores?

Between dance practice, classes, homework, sports, and other responsibilities, you may worry that you’re overburdening your children by adding chores on top. So, should kids do chores? While you wouldn’t expect a 2-year-old to mop the kitchen floor, there are...
Why Your Dishwasher Smells (And How to Fix It)

Why Your Dishwasher Smells (And How to Fix It)

A fishy or foul smell is last thing you want from an appliance meant to clean the dishes you eat from. Unfortunately, a bad smell from your dishwasher can build up over time and cause you to question the cleanliness of your hardest-working kitchen appliance. Luckily,...
How to Clean Upholstery (Without Ruining Your Couch)

How to Clean Upholstery (Without Ruining Your Couch)

Upholstered sofas and chairs can be a comfortable and homey addition to your living space, but they are harder to clean than wooden or metal furniture. Especially if there’s children in the household, the couch is bound to end up splattered with grape juice and peanut...
How to Properly Clean Your Walls

How to Properly Clean Your Walls

Welcome to the blog of Bates Cleaning Service in Austin, Texas. Learn how to start cleaning walls like a pro! While many people are good at keeping up with sweeping and dishes (maybe even mopping on especially virtuous weekends!), many parts of the home go unwashed....