Observance of personal hygiene and maintaining cleanliness in your home are especially important to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your family. Weekly cleaning and washing the floor, washing towels, wiping tables are the necessary measures to preserve cleanliness and a healthy microclimate in the apartment.
Do you know that smart phones and tablets are one of the dirtiest things in the house? We constantly use them when touching them with mostly dirty hands, and because of this, they accumulate a huge number of microbes and bacteria. To clean and disinfect these gadgets, we recommend using a normal alcohol, slightly diluted with water. Just lightly soak the cloth with water squeeze, then moisten it with alcohol and wipe the surface of the object. Wipe with a damp cloth, then dry and allow drying.
Make a rule at home, when you come in the apartment, take off your shoes and immediately go to the bath to wash your hand and face, and only then you can contact the family. Do not forget 2 times a week to clean the whole apartment. Make sure to wash the floors, and carefully vacuum the carpet. Check and, if necessary, change the air filters in the air conditioner. Ventilate the room at least 3 times a day. Observance of these simple rules will help reduce your chances of getting sick and infecting your loved ones.
HOW TO COPE WITH DUST IF YOU SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES?
For a person with allergies, it is vital to observe precautions and avoid contact with the allergen. Clouds of dust surround us all the time and everywhere, so it is extremely important, at least in the house, especially in the bedroom, to get rid of them as much as possible. Most of the time, being in the house, a man spends in bed and in the presence of dust, mites and other irritants cough, and stuffy nose are provided. Upholstered furniture in the apartment, especially the bed in the bedroom, is a paradise for the accumulation of particles of dirt and wool of domestic animals. Ticks, living in furniture, thrive and breed, use us as a source of heat and food, eat scales of dead skin. And believe in your bedroom the same thing
To get rid of dust, allergens and harmful insects, we recommend that you periodically perform the following set of procedures:
- Washing and sanitizing
Stretch bed linens, cushions from sofa cushions at a temperature of 90 degrees, this will get rid of ticks, use products made of anti-allergenic materials.
- Cleaning or replacing the mattress
Carefully vacuum the surface of the mattress. Be sure to use a clean vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. During the cleaning process, tap it several times to remove the deep dust. Regardless of the external coating
we recommend using a removable mattress pad made of anti-allergenic tissue. If you are planning to purchase a new mattress and are serious about minimizing the level of various irritants in upholstered furniture, unwanted living creatures in bed, we recommend buying latex or foam mattresses. These are the best materials, because they can not live in ticks, and they almost do not absorb dust. In case of physiological problems, when a special mattress is required, we recommend using 2 one orthopedic in the case from below, a second latex or foam rubber top for greater safety, it is also better to use with a removable cover.
HOW TO CLEAN WALLPAPERS?
As a rule, modern wallpaper is amenable to washing. But before you wet them, you should look at the label from the wallpaper package, if it is preserved, and make sure that the manufacturer allows them to be washed. If this is not possible, you can gently in an inconspicuous place to wet a small section of wallpaper and see how the pattern will behave. If neither the color nor the pattern has changed, you can safely use the wet method to remove stains.
HOW TO START REMOVING STAINS FROM THE WALLPAPER IN THE APARTMENT?
Before proceeding to wet cleaning, the wallpaper must be vacuumed using a soft brush-nozzle. Vacuuming must be done all the way from the ceiling to the floor.
Washable wallpaper may be slightly dampened with soapy water, using a sponge. Circle with the movements of the site with a stain, and after the procedure remove the moisture residues with a dry terry or cotton ceiling.
If the first time the stain was not removed, repeat the procedure only after the wallpaper dries completely.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE THE WALLPAPER CANNOT BE WASHED?
Some of the wallpaper manufacturer allows you to brush with a universal cleaning agent; the technique of treating the stain is similar to the previous method.
For wallpaper that can not be soaked, special tools are sold that can be rubbed into paper. In this case it is important to follow the instructions on the package and pre-check the action of the tool on an inconspicuous place of the wallpaper. If the color and pattern are preserved, you can proceed with the complex cleaning of the apartment with the removal of contaminants on the wallpaper.
However, the beauty of the decoration of a house or apartment, not least depends on what carpet is on the floor. It is well known that the carpet increased comfort in the room, but with improper care can become dangerous for health accumulation of various microorganisms, allergens and unpleasant odors.
WHY CARPET CLEANING IS SO IMPORTANT?
Any floor covering, whether carpet or linoleum, requires careful and regular cleaning, and it affects the quality of life and appearance of the product. That's why carpet cleaning should be entrusted to professionals. With self-cleaning, you risk ruining your carpet by applying inappropriate cleaning methods. Of course, you can carry out the usual regular vacuum cleaning yourself, but at least 1-2 times a year during the general cleaning of the apartment, contact experts for cleaning services. Such prevention will keep your carpets spotlessly clean and with pristine appearance, will prolong their life and, consequently, will save your money.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR PROFESSIONAL CARPET CLEANING SERVICES?
When choosing expert cleaning procedures, the specialists strictly follow the cleaning technology. Dry cleaning of the carpet is carried out according to a certain scheme and includes several types. Depending on the type of coating base, the choice of the cleaning method will depend.
By providing cleaning services at home experts use the latest equipment and modern technologies for dry floor cleaning that will help you get rid of the most common problems:
- Removing dirty tracks in areas most used for passage, such as corridors, doorways, around seats and workplaces, in the bedside area.
- Getting rid of stains left by tea, coffee, and wine.
- Removal of small free-flowing contaminants such as sand, mud, dust, sugar, granulated coffee, cereals.
- Guaranteed result and safe cleaning.
Professional dry cleaning ensures complete cleaning of the carpet from dust, accumulated blockages in the form of sand, dirt, etc. If some areas are stale or have such stains as marks from wine, ink, from grease, then special treatment with stain removers and with the use of extruder machines will help to remove stains.
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To ensure that the dry cleaning of the carpet does not cause an allergic reaction, cleaning experts use modern, exceptionally safe detergents and cleaners. The type of cleaning is chosen taking into account the type of flooring that is under the carpet, so that there is no wetting and deformation of the coating. The use of dry or wet dry cleaning gives an excellent result.
For decades, women have been unknowingly suffering from PSD and intergenerational trauma, but now Dr. Valerie Rein wants women to reclaim their power through mind, body and healing tools.
As women, no matter how many accomplishments we have or how successful we look on the outside, we all occasionally hear that nagging internal voice telling us to do more. We criticize ourselves more than anyone else and then throw ourselves into the never-ending cycle of self-care, all in effort to save ourselves from crashing into this invisible internal wall. According to psychologist, entrepreneur and author, Dr. Valerie Rein, these feelings are not your fault and there is nothing wrong with you— but chances are you definitely suffering from Patriarchy Stress Disorder.
Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) is defined as the collective inherited trauma of oppression that forms an invisible inner barrier to women's happiness and fulfillment. The term was coined by Rein who discovered a missing link between trauma and the effects that patriarchal power structures have had on certain groups of people all throughout history up until the present day. Her life experience, in addition to research, have led Rein to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which men and women are experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress that have been genetically passed down from previously oppressed generations.
What makes the discovery of this disorder significant is that it provides women with an answer to the stresses and trauma we feel but cannot explain or overcome. After being admitted to the ER with stroke-like symptoms one afternoon, when Rein noticed the left side of her body and face going numb, she was baffled to learn from her doctors that the results of her tests revealed that her stroke-like symptoms were caused by stress. Rein was then left to figure out what exactly she did for her clients in order for them to be able to step into the fullness of themselves that she was unable to do for herself. "What started seeping through the tears was the realization that I checked all the boxes that society told me I needed to feel happy and fulfilled, but I didn't feel happy or fulfilled and I didn't feel unhappy either. I didn't feel much of anything at all, not even stress," she stated.
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This raised the question for Rein as to what sort of hidden traumas women are suppressing without having any awareness of its presence. In her evaluation of her healing methodology, Rein realized that she was using mind, body and trauma healing tools with her clients because, while they had never experienced a traumatic event, they were showing the tell-tale symptoms of trauma which are described as a disconnect from parts of ourselves, body and emotions. In addition to her personal evaluation, research at the time had revealed that traumatic experiences are, in fact, passed down genetically throughout generations. This was Rein's lightbulb moment. The answer to a very real problem that she, and all women, have been experiencing is intergenerational trauma as a result of oppression formed under the patriarchy.
Although Rein's discovery would undoubtably change the way women experience and understand stress, it was crucial that she first broaden the definition of trauma not with the intention of catering to PSD, but to better identify the ways in which trauma presents itself in the current generation. When studying psychology from the books and diagnostic manuals written exclusively by white men, trauma was narrowly defined as a life-threatening experience. By that definition, not many people fit the bill despite showing trauma-like symptoms such as disconnections from parts of their body, emotions and self-expression. However, as the field of psychology has expanded, more voices have been joining the conversations and expanding the definition of trauma based on their lived experience. "I have broadened the definition to say that any experience that makes us feel unsafe psychically or emotionally can be traumatic," stated Rein. By redefining trauma, people across the gender spectrum are able to find validation in their experiences and begin their journey to healing these traumas not just for ourselves, but for future generations.
While PSD is not experienced by one particular gender, as women who have been one of the most historically disadvantaged and oppressed groups, we have inherited survival instructions that express themselves differently for different women. For some women, this means their nervous systems freeze when faced with something that has been historically dangerous for women such as stepping into their power, speaking out, being visible or making a lot of money. Then there are women who go into fight or flight mode. Although they are able to stand in the spotlight, they pay a high price for it when their nervous system begins to work in a constant state of hyper vigilance in order to keep them safe. These women often find themselves having trouble with anxiety, intimacy, sleeping or relaxing without a glass of wine or a pill. Because of this, adrenaline fatigue has become an epidemic among high achieving women that is resulting in heightened levels of stress and anxiety.
"For the first time, it makes sense that we are not broken or making this up, and we have gained this understanding by looking through the lens of a shared trauma. All of these things have been either forbidden or impossible for women. A woman's power has always been a punishable offense throughout history," stated Rein.
Although the idea of having a disorder may be scary to some and even potentially contribute to a victim mentality, Rein wants people to be empowered by PSD and to see it as a diagnosis meant to validate your experience by giving it a name, making it real and giving you a means to heal yourself. "There are still experiences in our lives that are triggering PSD and the more layers we heal, the more power we claim, the more resilience we have and more ability we have in staying plugged into our power and happiness. These triggers affect us less and less the more we heal," emphasized Rein. While the task of breaking intergenerational transmission of trauma seems intimidating, the author has flipped the negative approach to the healing journey from a game of survival to the game of how good can it get.
In her new book, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillment, Rein details an easy system for healing that includes the necessary tools she has sourced over 20 years on her healing exploration with the pioneers of mind, body and trauma resolution. Her 5-step system serves to help "Jailbreakers" escape the inner prison of PSD and other hidden trauma through the process of Waking Up in Prison, Meeting the Prison Guards, Turning the Prison Guards into Body Guards, Digging the Tunnel to Freedom and Savoring Freedom. Readers can also find free tools on Rein's website to help aid in their healing journey and exploration.
"I think of the book coming out as the birth of a movement. Healing is not women against men– it's women, men and people across the gender spectrum, coming together in a shared understanding that we all have trauma and we can all heal."