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.
Women of the Middle East have made significant strides in the past decade in a number of sectors, but huge gaps remain within the labor market, especially in leadership roles.
A huge number of institutions have researched and quantified trends of and obstacles to the full utilization of females in the marketplace. Gabriela Ramos, is the Chief-of-Staff to The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an alliance of thirty-six governments seeking to improve economic growth and world trade. The OECD reports that increasing participation in the women's labor force could easily result in a $12 trillion jump in the global GDP by the year 2025.
To realize the possibilities, attention needs to be directed toward the most significantly underutilized resource: the women of MENA—the Middle East and North African countries. Educating the men of MENA on the importance of women working and holding leadership roles will improve the economies of those nations and lead to both national and global rewards, such as dissolving cultural stereotypes.
The OECD reports that increasing participation in the women's labor force could easily result in a $12 trillion jump in the global GDP by the year 2025.
In order to put this issue in perspective, the MENA region has the second highest unemployment rate in the world. According to the World Bank, more women than men go to universities, but for many in this region the journey ends with a degree. After graduating, women tend to stay at home due to social and cultural pressures. In 2017, the OECD estimated that unemployment among women is costing some $575 billion annually.
Forbes and Arabian Business have each published lists of the 100 most powerful Arab businesswomen, yet most female entrepreneurs in the Middle East run family businesses. When it comes to managerial positions, the MENA region ranks last with only 13 percent women among the total number of CEOs according to the Swiss-based International Labor Organization (ILO.org publication "Women Business Management – Gaining Momentum in the Middle East and Africa.")
The lopsided tendency that keeps women in family business—remaining tethered to the home even if they are prepared and capable of moving "into the world"—is noted in a report prepared by OECD. The survey provides factual support for the intuitive concern of cultural and political imbalance impeding the progression of women into the workplace who are otherwise fully capable. The nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Jordan and Egypt all prohibit gender discrimination and legislate equal pay for men and women, but the progressive-sounding checklist of their rights fails to impact on "hiring, wages or women's labor force participation." In fact, the report continues, "Women in the six countries receive inferior wages for equal work… and in the private sector women rarely hold management positions or sit on the boards of companies."
This is more than a feminist mantra; MENA's males must learn that they, too, will benefit from accelerating the entry of women into the workforce on all levels. Some projections of value lost because women are unable to work; or conversely the amount of potential revenue are significant.
Elissa Freiha, founder of Womena, the leading empowerment platform in the Middle East, emphasizes the financial benefit of having women in high positions when communicating with men's groups. From a business perspective it has been proven through the market Index provider MSCI.com that companies with more women on their boards deliver 36% better equity than those lacking board diversity.
She challenges companies with the knowledge that, "From a business level, you can have a potential of 63% by incorporating the female perspective on the executive team and the boards of companies."
Freiha agrees that educating MENA's men will turn the tide. "It is difficult to argue culturally that a woman can disconnect herself from the household and community." Her own father, a United Arab Emirates native of Lebanese descent, preferred she get a job in the government, but after one month she quit and went on to create Womena. The fact that this win-lose situation was supported by an open-minded father, further propelled Freiha to start her own business.
"From a business level, you can have a potential of 63% by incorporating the female perspective on the executive team and the boards of companies." - Elissa Frei
While not all men share the open-mindedness of Freiha's dad, a striking number of MENA's women have convincingly demonstrated that the talent pool is skilled, capable and all-around impressive. One such woman is the prominent Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al-Qasimi, who is currently serving as a cabinet minister in the United Arab Emirates and previously headed a successful IT strategy company.
Al-Qasimi exemplifies the potential for MENA women in leadership, but how can one example become a cultural norm? Marcello Bonatto, who runs Re: Coded, a program that teaches young people in Turkey, Iraq and Yemen to become technology leaders, believes that multigenerational education is the key. He believes in the importance of educating the parent along with their offspring, "particularly when it comes to women." Bonatto notes the number of conflict-affected youth who have succeeded through his program—a boot camp training in technology.
The United Nations Women alongside Promundo—a Brazil-based NGO that promotes gender-equality and non-violence—sponsored a study titled, "International Men and Gender Equality Survey of the Middle East and North Africa in 2017."
This study surveyed ten thousand men and women between the ages of 18 and 59 across both rural and urban areas in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and the Palestinian Authority. It reports that, "Men expected to control their wives' personal freedoms from what they wear to when the couple has sex." Additionally, a mere one-tenth to one-third of men reported having recently carried out a more conventionally "female task" in their home.
Although the MENA region is steeped in historical tribal culture, the current conflict of gender roles is at a crucial turning point. Masculine power structures still play a huge role in these countries, and despite this obstacle, women are on the rise. But without the support of their nations' men this will continue to be an uphill battle. And if change won't come from the culture, maybe it can come from money. By educating MENA's men about these issues, the estimated $27 trillion that women could bring to their economies might not be a dream. Women have been empowering themselves for years, but it's time for MENA's men to empower its women.