The Year of FEAR & COVID-19 1
The Year of FEAR & COVID-19

The Negative Effects of a Pandemic

30 years of Continuous Growth

Over the last 25 to 30 years the globe has seen a major increase in consumption by consumers, which has lead to probably the most profitable 3 decades for businesses around the world, especially with multi-nationals who have seen their marketshare increase immensely in this period. The trickle-down effect of our system has also seen many small business operators achieve outstanding results and growth in their The Year of FEAR & COVID-19 2businesses with an increase in employment and many expanding operations - Redgum Cleaning has seen this first-hand with our own operations.

In addition to its impact on public health, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a major economic shock not only here in Australia but around the entire Globe their are many companies facing bankruptcy. In Australia we first seen Virgin Australia Limited to be the first major listed company to find itself in deep finacial trouble, in recent times we have seen Qantas Airways cut thousands of jobs as well as adjust their entire business to suit the new conditions we all find ourselves operating in.

The spread was like wildfire

Back around March 2019 - COVID-19 was in decline in China. It was reported in March that there were more new cases every day in Europe than there were in China at the epidemic’s peak and Italy has surpassed it as the country with the most deaths from the virus. It took 67 days to reach the first 100,000 confirmed cases worldwide, 11 days for this to increase to 200,000 and just four to reach 300,000 confirmed cases – a figure now exceeded by many more thousands.

Fear, uncertainty and misinformation

We don't know about you, but we think there has been far to much fear mongering and misinformation being displayed on the internet and on main-stream News channels. We have also seen a major increase in operators in our Industry taking advantage of other small business owners and the Public at large with their claims and exorbitant costs/fee's associated with the deep cleaning of premises. Yes we as Cleaners have cost and expenses that we need to consider as well as the risk factor with doing such work. However, we don't think it's the time to try to squeeze every little drop of blood from those who have been effected by COVID-19. The News service providers haven't done the Public any justice by giving certain folks a platform to disseminate their crap along with the services that they're charging for - this event is seriously a great example of why the Industry (Cleaning) should have some sort of regulative standards or Body to provide oversight.

Maybe an idea Redgum can work on in the future ...

Looking forward to 2021

Going forward, we here at Redgum Cleaning are certainly looking forward to the new year.

We have some big goals for 2021, we want to implement some new technology to make assisting our clients more efficiently – we are currently testing new tech for our Staff to help assist them perform their roles easier, with less paperwork to complete.

But, most of all, we are excited to assist more Families in 2021 gain more time freedom by freeing up the boring task of maintaining a home.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 3
Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home

So you've just finished cleaning your house - and BAM! There's dust all over the area's you just cleaned. This happens to countless people around Australia, and today we are going to discuss the Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home.

Below are 8 basic things you can do to prevent dust build-up, to help stop windows getting dirty and a few other tips that you may find interesting or even useful to utilise in your own house.



Using dish soap on your cutting boards.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 4When it comes to cleaning wooden chopping blocks, soap and warm water doesn't always cut it. After using one to slice 'n dice raw meat or poultry, soak it in a diluted bleach solution to prevent cross-contamination when prepping your next meal. Another way to neutralise odors and germs is to use lemon to rub onto the board.

Neglecting your biggest touch points.

Shiny taps are awesomeTaps, handles, and door knobs are some of the most-touched areas in your home, which is why they're also the germiest. Take to 'em with a disinfectant wipe daily to keep germs at bay.

Spraying furniture with polish.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 5When you spray furniture directly, it creates build-up that's tough to remove and attracts even more dust. To avoid this, spray your cleaning cloth with the cleaner, then rub the cloth on dusty surfaces, this will assist in keeping the dust on the cloth instead of just spreading it around.

Using the same rag everywhere.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 6You got streaky surfaces? You might be over-using your cleaning cloth and spreading germs while you're at it. Even if your cleaning cloth doesn't look old, it should be washed after each use since it's used on high-traffic areas.

Using a feather duster. Period.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 7We'll give you a thumbs up for dusting, but a big thumbs down for using a tool that only spreads dust from one surface to another. Use a microfiber cloth instead, which will grab — and hold onto — particles. Make sure it is dry, and wet cloth will make the job harder.

Not dusting your windows.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 8Before washing them, that is. If you forget to tackle the dust on your sills, any liquid that drips onto the frame will become a muddy mess of dusty liquid. A vacuum or microfiber cloth will tackle the mess quickly ending with a nice finish.

Forgetting your garbage can.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 9If you notice an unpleasant smell in your kitchen, it might be an indicator that you haven't clean your garbage can in awhile. Wipe it down once a week with a cleaner containing bleach to keep nasty smells under control.

Using dirty sponges.

Top 8 Things NOT to do, When Cleaning your Home 10These cleaning sponges won't, be that helpful if you don't sanitise them every few days (and replace them every 3 - 4 weeks). To maintain your sponge and keep it clean, soak your sponge in boiling HOT! water only, do not add anything to the water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes, then repeat the process twice more. Once completed, put on window sill in the sun to dry. Placing a wet sponge in a dark area will only attract bacteria to grow.

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