Friday Cleaning Tip: Windows

Who abhors streaky windows when you have cleaned them?

Hopefully my tip will help you make them shine bright.

You will need: Paper Towels, Blue Cloths, Microfibre Cloths.

This will surprise you, but I’ve found the best window cleaner is:
Car Wash.

Take a clean, dry spray bottle, 3/4 fill it with clean, filtered water, then pour a capful of Car Wash into the bottle.

Screw the trigger back on. Shake well.
Spray once or twice, depending on window/mirror size.

Grab paper towels, tear off 2 or 3 sheets, then wipe window until most of mixture gone.

Grab a blue cloth to clean off excess. Grab a microfibre to remove residue and shine the window/mirror.

You may have to repeat several times, each window/mirror is different.

You can wash blue cloth & microfibre cloth.

Tomorrow: Bathrooms/WC’s.

Thursday Cleaning Tip: Carpets

Did You Know: Most people only vacuum their carpets, assuming all dust particles have gone.


That is not correct.
If you follow my tips, you may have a cleaner house.

Before vacuuming, grab a scrubbing brush, then gently scrub the carpet, this loosens deep down particles & removes hair too.

Once done, grab your vacuum & vacuum carpet.
After, get your steam mop,

Kmart $49 & $9.50

Follow instructions, then steam mop carpets.
This helps kill any bacteria left, but also freshens the room.

Please get written permission from your landlord if renting, before using Steam Mop.

When finished, spray the room with your previously home made air freshener.

I would not step on carpet for an hour.
You can steam again, as it may reactivate air freshener scent/s.

Tomorrow:  Windows

Wednesday Cleaning Tip: DIY Air Freshener

Take a clean, dry, spray bottle.
Remove trigger.

Pour in clean, filtered water around 3/4, then put 10 drops of your favourite essential oil/s each.

Screw trigger back on, shake well.

Spray each room until scented.
I usually do this just before leaving home, so floors can dry whilst out.

Safety: hard floors may become slippery when mix reaches floor.

Update: When MCC becomes operational, each candle buyer will receive a free air freshener made from your scent choices.

Tomorrow: Carpets.

Tuesday Cleaning Tip: Water Saving.

As usual, what is mentioned below is my own opinion. You may or may not agree with me. As a professional cleaner, I do research before recommending any product or equipment.

Traditional mops can create more health issues as they don’t always remove germs when wringing out.

The spray mop above is my recommended equipment.

When you use the trigger button, it releases a small amount of liquid, which is your choice.

These are 3 in 1.

Orange pad for sweeping.

Blue, moping general areas.

Red, Bathrooms, Laundries & Lavatories. I mop in that order.

Orange, & Red available separately.

Using these mops will save you Water, Money & Time.

Please on wooden floors, only use cold water.

I add disinfectant.

You can buy cheaper spray mops, which I’m sure will do the same thing.

Update: Bunnings have a similar mop, from Morgan, but only comes with 1 pad, you need to buy the others separately.

Tomorrow: Make Your Own Air Freshener.

Monday Cleaning Tip: Dusting.

I love & use this duster as its handle is xtendable & the dusting arm is movable.

Coles regular price: $12.

The dusters are disposable.

I have found a cheaper, but just as good duster at Bunnings. Glitz 5 pk.

Did You Know?

Many people do not dust their door frames, tops of doors or ceiling fan blades.

These retain dust which leads to health issues.

Regular dusting of all areas of a home, helps reduce the health risks.

I even dust Laundries, Bathrooms, Lavatories.

You can dust inside your car, boat, caravan, anywhere dust settles.

Added Tip:

Wiping down these surfaces with an anti bacterial cloth, provides added protection.

Coles brand 100 pk does an amazing job.

To remove cobwebs or dust high areas, use a long handled broom. Please ensure someone is there for safety.

I also suggest wearing PPE

Personal

Protective

Equipment.

Safety First Always.

Hope this has helped you all.

Tomorrow: Saving Water When Moping.

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Thank You Winners for reading this.

In order for a Trans Gurl to be approved for surgery, she is required to see 2 Psychiatrists.

These sessions are expensive, and generally not rebatable.

First approval needs to be given, before the gurl can see the 2nd.

The 2nd approval must be given within 3 months of Surgery Date.

Many people still assume the Penis (Birth Defect BD) is cut off, it used to be.

However, today, Medical Technology has advanced.

I won’t go into the gorry details.

The Penis is inverted to create a Neo-Vagina.

Immediately after surgery, its bed rest for several days, with packing and dressings changed regulary.

After bed rest over, twice daily salt baths begin.

This assists healing.

The gurl is required to dilate several times per day. This is to stop the cavity from closing.

Recovery is 3-6 months, dependant on the patient.

Cost of the surgery is fully paid in advance by the patient.

My chosen Surgeon, here in Melbourne, will not operate on uninsured patients.

Health Insurance Cover per month is $180. With a waiting period of 12 months continued coverage.

The patient needs around $25,000 just for the Surgery, this does not include the incidentals required pre and post surgery.

If a patient needs to travel to Melbourne, they need costs for Accommodation, Transport, Food/Beverages, Spending $$$$$.

Add another $10,000-$15,000.

Costs vary depending on a patients needs.

Part of the cost may be claimable, but not always.

Contrary to belief: A post-op Trans Gurl is infertile, and sometimes unable to self lubricate.

Not every gurl has surgery to be more intimate with others.

Many never indulge in intimacy, they want their outsides to match their insides and having surgery allows them to be legally recognised as their preferred gender.

Many businesses will not observe a Trans Gurl as a female if she still has her BD, which is unfair, but too many people refuse to accept, Transgenders exist.

When MCC is established, $1 AUD, per candle bought,will be set aside towards partly funding, as a loan to gurls struggling, for their surgeries.

ADVICE TIME: Safety First.

Who remembers being taught:

STRANGER DANGER?

Β© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2022.

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say that either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.

With the advent of Internet, many new friendships are made, however,

There is also the higher risk of personal safety.

In school.

I do.

Anyone who meets someone online, please heed this warning.

Please always ensure you video chat, prior to meeting f2f.

1st meetings should be in Public, with CCTV prevalent and Support Persons around you too.

Genuine people will provide a Written, Signed, Legal Document.

Also: Their licence, Recent (Under 12 months) Police Check and Working With Children Check Card.

I never meet anyone in private the 1st few times.

I also provide details of meetings to a trusted friend, with the approx maximum time of contacting them, and local Law Enforcement too, just in case.

I include contact details of the person I’m meeting.

In 2006, I travelled to Melbourne to meet an online friend, who offered their bed for me to share.

I had no address information or an escape plan. I only had the suburb.

I gave this persons name, number and suburb to a trusted friend, with an approx time I would contact them.

Thankfully it all worked out fine.

This advice also applies to any business dealings.

When I worked for ATO, as a Call Centre Agent, a big part of my day, was filling in scam watch forms.

Scammers will try anything to scam money.

I know the signs now.

Please take note of my advice, because it could save your life, and finances too.

NEVER PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION TO SOMEONE YOU DONT KNOW.

Genuine people will never breach a persons:

BOUNDARIES

Always do research about any person or business you deal with.

Currently my business address is 332 Leakes Road, TRUGANINA, Victoria, Australia, 3029.

ABN: 61902818410

Individual/Sole Trader:

Melissa Alison Wilma Jensen.

https://abr.business.gov.au/AbnHistory/View?id=61902818410

COMPLACENCY

KILLS.

SAFETY

FIRST

Upset & Angry/Friendship Tiers Post.

I’m sick of people referring to adults as Girls or Boys.

They are Women or Men.

I know its supposed to be affectionate, however, with so much under age physicality occurring, people should be mindful.

Regarding my Friendship Tiers. The following are mine, from Highest to Lowest;

In Love Friends– This is non-physical, but shows my highest appreciation level. These people are those who I know are there for me anytime, as I am for them too. I can trust them unconditionally. Currently, there are under 10, most are women. Just because someone says they are In Love with another, does not mean that person is seeking anything physical.

Close Friends– These people are usually people I’ve known under 10 years, who have been there for me, and helped when needed, as am I. These people I trust, but not with my life, or my most treasured items.

Friends– These are those whom I like to be around, chat online, maybe grab coffee, or go to movies, but are still kept at arms length.

Work Colleagues— Currently, I’m unemployed, but because of past traumas, I’m careful what I say around others, including not partaking of any social gatherings.

Associates— These are mainly males, whom I’m still not sure about. They remain here until they prove to me that they have no physical interest in me.

Acquaintances– These are usually people I’ve just me.

Losers—- I have many people here, some of whom I have based novel characters on: Chris, Penny, Julie just to name a few. Please be advised that I have not used their real names.

Strangers— Self explanatory, but are those whom I don’t know, some yet.

PERFECTIONISM.

Β© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2022

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say either is correct or incorrect, it’s what makes us all Humans.

Growing up & even as an adult, I was constantly told by my father to do everything perfectly, as no one accepts anything less than perfect.

Granted, some people expect perfection.

I’ve had cleaning customers who have had very high expectations, & when my cleans are not as high as they expect, will let me know.

FYI: The agency I used to contract for, never allowed a pre-meet with customers, therefore we do not know what the house looks like, nor the cleaning products or equipment available, until we arrive for the 1st, sometimes only, clean. I would advise each customer, some would accept & buy items suggested, others would either complain about the clean, then cancel, or just cancel.

Currently, I’m training to work as a Contact Centre Officer, which many people feel is a very easy job, some are, however, many require training because of the complexities of the job. I’m not allowed to reveal exactly who the client is as I have signed a confidentiality agreement. All I can say, is we assist those in need.

Anyway, I digress.

Since my father passed away, I have started realising, I don’t need to do everything perfectly, despite what others say.

Although, I still put high expectational pressure on myself, thankfully with support from my current employer & trainers, I’m now slowly realising, I’m not perfect & it’s ok to not be perfect in everything I do, because:

I’M HUMAN, JUST LIKE EVERY WINNER READING THIS.

My advice to everyone:

Never put high expectations on yourself, have reasonable expectations though.

As I said, we are all Human, & we all make mistakes, but there are many people who expect more than we can deliver.

Also, listen to what others say, if Positive & Helpful, something I’m now doing & accepting, slowly, but I am doing.

I also suggest surrounding yourself with Supportive, Positive Winners.

Those who are negative are Toxic, therefore should be kicked out of your life.

COMMON SENSE/COURTESY.

Β© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2021

Disclaimer: As usual, what is written below is my own personal opinion, and may vary from yours. It doesn’t mean to say either is correct or incorrect, that’s what makes us all Humans.

G’day My Amazing Winners.

This blog is to hopefully educate many of you about these topics, very close to my heart.

1st Up Common Sense.

Many people fail to use it today, but should be applied in everything we do, hear and see.

Some of the most common failings I’ve found:

Wasting Electricity:

Leaving unused appliances connected and switched on when not in use. These stay on standby and draw power, which costs You $$$$$$$$$$$ I always turn off and disconnect unused appliances, when not in use.

For the following reasons:

1 is the above example.

2: It allows an appliance to fully cool down, and thus Extending an appliances life, again saving you $$$$$$$$.

3: If there is a Blackout, any disconnected appliances will be safe from harm. Yes, many households and Businesses have Surge Protection, but what if that fails?

YOU are up for many thousands of dollars to replace the items, unless your insurance covers it.

Rubbish Bins and Recycling:

If you have β€œWheelie Bins.” I have found having the handle and wheels on the outside, makes for easier manoeuvrability on bin day as it alleviates undue body strain, which will save you from pain in the future.

Now, I’ve had many arguments with others about this, and have given up, however, remember the ad campaign and literature which was available when they first arrived.

Granted, it’s easier the other way around when needing to place rubbish in the bins, however, as they fill up, they get heavier and can be a chore to move when needing to put them out.

Another thing, having the wheels on the outside, mean when you open the lid, it falls down. The other way around, you need to use your head to keep it up. That’s dangerous and a health hazard.

What if there is a strong wind, wrong angle could open the lid, and cause the bin to become a dangerous missile. I recently saw this happen. The bin narrowly missed several pedestrians and motor vehicles.

Also, having the wheels at the back, means you need to place your fingers under the rim to move the bin, what if there were spiders hiding under there?

Recycling Bins:

Please crush and flatten all recycling. This removes any air and allows for more items to be placed in the recycling. If your council is like most and recycling emptied fortnightly, it makes common sense to start doing this.

Cleaning:

I’m an experienced Train and Domestic Cleaner, however, this is only a suggestion.

When it comes to cleaning a house, I suggest having a pre-arranged day whereby other occupants vacate for the day.

This is for several reasons:

1. No footprints on freshly moped floors.

2. Safety, if someone forgets the floors may be slippery, and flies out ofΒ a room. N.B. I have seen this happen. That person could fall over and injure themselves. Unfortunately, the person cleaning can and usually is liable.

3. I always remove mats, chairs and removable objects so I can clean better and more effectively. Of course, heavy items do not get moved, ask for help, because:

SAFETY FIRST.

Cleaning is basically common sense.

Always Dust from top, Including Ceiling Fan Blades, Ceilings, Top Of Windows, Door, to Bottom, including Skirting Boards  I always dust where I can reach safely.

The above are my favourites as the dusters retain the dust, etc, and can be disposed of.

Next: Wiping Down. I try to get help to steady ladder whilst I wipe down the tops of the ceiling fan blades and the sides too. You would not believe how much better they will operate when fully cleaned.

I then wipe down walls, Window Sills, Skirting Boards and shelves. Grab a cloth and wipe away excess, this is for anything where a wet wipe has been used.

Also use wipes to clean door handles. COVID may be present in your home, better to be safe than sorry.

Bathrooms:

I boil the kettle and part fill a cleaning bowl, which has had some Environmentally Friendly cleaning aid sprayed in it. Then grab a scrubbing brush and scrub every part of the bathroom tiles, including the floor, as scum accumulates, which causes disease.

N.B. Please before starting any clean, always wear PPE. This is to alleviate any injuries.

Common Courtesy:

Again, something close to my heart.

If someone talks to you but you have earphones on, turn them off to listen. I find it to be very rude when a person keeps listening to their music.

I no longer talk to those who refuse to turn their music off.

Being Polite costs nothing, and you never know how much you may learn.

Driving:

Drive to the conditions, but always maintain a safe distance of at least 2 car lengths from the vehicle in front, as you never know when or if your vehicle will let you down. I know from personal experience.

Be courteous to other drivers, especially heavy vehicles as they have a job to do and help keep many other vehicles off the roads.

Please think of heavy vehicles this way: That driver you refused to let in, might have an urgent item of YOURS onboard.

Always obey the Speed Limits. Recently, where I walk, there has been roadworks in place, with a reduced speed limit, yet, way too many drivers are driving too fast. My anxiety has peaked at times

SPEED KILLS.

When a pedestrian wishes to cross the roadway, Only at marked foot crossings, please allow them to cross safely and don’t move your vehicle until the person has stepped onto the footpath. So many times, recently, I’ve had to stop and wait until it is safe to cross.

Having A Drivers Licence is a Privilege, NOT A RIGHT.

Public Transport:

I’m a user of PT.

When boarding, please step aside and allow others to alight first, this allows for quicker boarding and departure.

Please never gather around entryways, again, this causes delays.

If you consume any food and/or drink, please place the rubbish in a plastic bag and take it with you to dispose of at your destination station or stop.

I always carry a plastic bag with me for this purpose.

Please keep noise to a minimum as there are other people travelling.

I especially despise the use of swear words.

Walking/Cycling:

I always walk or cycle on the same side of the footpath as we drive. Here in Australia, it is the Left Hand Side.

However, I’m appalled at the number of people who abuse me because I refuse to move. I won’t move at all. I’ve been pushed, punched, stabbed and spat on many times, because I stand my ground, LEGALLY.

Here is a story from early 2006:

My father was recovering in Hospital, I went to my local coffee shop to buy a coffee and head to the train station to catch the train to the city, then bus to the hospital.

As I was walking to the mall to get my coffee, an idiot walked towards me and shoved me out of the way, abusing me for being in their way. I was walking on the left hand side. I was already in a foul mood and this set me off.

We started yelling at each other, which made onlookers stop and watch. Someone called the Police who soon arrived and spoke to both of us.

I was lucky, a couple of onlookers saw what happened and backed me up. Unfortunately, both of us received a warning and told to move along.

I was not happy about this, but in hindsight, we could have been charged with several offences.

I continued on, bought my coffee and headed to the station and to see dad.

Another time, I was trying to alight from the train, when an arrogant, very smelly, male tried pushing me back inside because he was impatient and did not want to wait. Again, I let fly at this creature.

On board were Inspectors checking tickets, whom I knew and they backed me up.

They held the train up whilst they checked this persons ticket. Guess what? He never had one and was dragged off the train to receive an infringement.

My Point of this blog today, is to point out the small things in our lives, we can all change for the better, because I want you all to live:

Long

Healthy

Happy

Safe

Enjoyable

LIVES

YOUR WAY.

This blog has not been posted to be mean or nasty, I’m pointing some different ways for better life.

I never started using the Internet until 2006, when I was 40/41.

Growing up I never had the luxury of the Information Super Freeway.

Research was done at a Library.

Thank You For Reading This, I hope I have Educated You and Please get in contact if you require further information.

Β© Mel’s Customised Candles Melbourne, Australia, 2021

https://linktr.ee/MelissaJ2014

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