Tagged as Cleaning

For most of us, unless we practice daily diligence, clutter can easily take over. From piles of papers to toys in the middle of the floor, it can be very discouraging to live among the clutter and hard to find the motivation to get going on it. It’s the universe’s best example of the second law of thermodynamics in motion: Without constant work, everything tends towards clutter. Maybe this will help:...
April 26, 2021
Disinfectants are vital to keeping a clean home, especially in the time of a pandemic. But they have a startling downside. For all that they help us to keep surfaces clean and everyone in the household safe, they may be doing damage to our lungs. Disinfectants can contain compounds that irritate and damage them, leading to asthma and even COPD. Women are more susceptible than men, and those who use...
June 19, 2020
Peppermint oil might be one of the most versatile essential oils out there, with uses ranging from health and beauty to aromatherapy. Most people enjoy the smell, it can add a cooling, tingly quality to lotions or creams, and food-grade mixtures can even be used in cooking. Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil - Peppermint oil can be used internally or topically for a myriad of minor health issues. Let’s...
May 28, 2020
Looking to avoid harsh cleaners while still protecting the family against the novel coronavirus? You might be tempted to stick with a natural product, or even straight vinegar, to avoid the chemicals in traditional cleaners. But it’s important to make sure the cleaners you’re using are actually doing the job. Are vinegar and “green” cleaners enough to fight off COVID-19? - It’s important to keep your...
April 13, 2020
How safe and effective are your household cleaners? -Bleach- and many other harsh, chemical-based -household cleaners- can be dangerous to keep around, and their fumes can be damaging to the lungs. But are there any natural alternatives that work? Our findings may surprise you. We don’t have to render the air and surfaces toxic just to get a good clean. We can disinfect toothbrushes using salt and...
February 28, 2020
Raising a child in a sterile environment may be doing them more harm than good, scientists say. Not only does exposure to germs help develop a child’s immune system, but it may also reduce the child’s chances of getting childhood leukemia. How? According to a -recently published paper-, a sterile environment, followed by infections, can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as ALL, in children....
January 16, 2020
Some of the most bacteria-laden items we touch daily are not found out in the dirty, grimy world-at-large. They’re actually in our homes. Household items, especially personal items that are regularly in contact with our skin, are breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and other nasties. According to - Time - , items that stay moist or wet, such as kitchen sponges, hand towels, toothbrushes and toothbrush...
November 4, 2019
When I started my cleaning service many years ago, it would take me hours upon hours to clean one house. I finally realized that professionals don’t clean like you and me. They have some little secrets to help them cut down the time it takes to clean a home.  I’m going to share a few of these secrets with you so you can clean like a pro and have more time to enjoy your home and family. 1. Don’t clean...
September 24, 2019
Do you know how often you should be washing your clothes? How often do you wash your jeans, shirts and socks? If you said after every wear to each of these clothing items, there’s a chance you may be washing more often than needed. How often do you wash your sheets? Many people don’t wash them often enough. Find out how your washing schedule compares to recommended practices in the article below. Cleanliness...
September 20, 2019