Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy in Honor of National Puppy Day

Happy National Puppy Day! We hear that this day was created to celebrate the joy that our furry friends bring to our lives- which they do. They can also create major messes! Properly potty-training your new pet is an important first step in reducing the number of messes you’ll be cleaning up in the future. Here are a few of our tips: As a general rule, one hour per month. Yes, this means that your four month old puppy should be let out roughly every four hours. We know it’s a lot of work, but doing this will reduce the…

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Flu Season Clean-up

With fall and winter comes the flu, sore throats, fever and worst of all, throw up! And as a parents, we know that there’s no smell that rivals the smell of vomit.  When it happens, the last thing you want is to be left with permanent stains and odors. Here are a few of our favorite tips for tackling the flu: Tip 1: If you suspect the stomach flu is about to hit, leave a bucket near your kiddo’s bed. Try this hack: Line the bottom of the bucket (and the ground around it!) with plastic grocery bags to contain…

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Navigating the Potty-Training Process

When your little one is ready to enter the big kid world of potty-training it can be an exciting yet difficult process. Every child is unique and every potty-training experience will be different – we know from first-hand experience! However, there are a few tried and true steps you can take to make it smooth sailing for you and your child, and to ensure that accidents don’t get in the way of this exciting step in growing up. Here are a few easy to remember tips from Samantha Allen, early childhood education specialist and owner of NYC Potty-Training.* Keep it…

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Arm Yourself with Enzymes

Whether you’re bringing a newborn home from the hospital, chasing after a toddler or rushing to preschool drop off, there is one constant – kids make life messy! While many people look for safe, non-toxic cleaning products, we also recommend another necessary, yet less well-known element – enzymes! These tough workers are the key ingredient to breaking down and eliminating stains and odors. And what’s even better – they’re natural cleaning agents! Learn how you can put enzymes to work in your home: Q: How do enzymes work? A: Enzymes accelerate chemical reactions and the breakdown of organic materials, causing…

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Three Pinterest-Worthy Spring Cleaning Hacks

As the snow melts, winter’s effects on your home become more noticeable. Muddy shoes, holiday parties, and Christmas crafts can turn into ground-in stains and odors. When that happens use these hassle-free cleaning hacks to make your house shine again! Use Leftover Bags to Declutter Stains and dust bunnies will be invisible until the clutter has cleared. Use leftover shopping bags and gift boxes to help you declutter. One for “put this away,” a second for “throw this away,” and a third for “give this away.” Arm Your Arsenal with Enzymes Enzymes work without you, so choose a non-toxic, enzyme-based cleaner…

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Making Quick Clean-Up of Summer Messes Safe

Warm weather is making its way across the country and with it comes days spent at the beach, picnics in the park, sporting events, and memory-making family road trips. As kids and pets head outdoors for adventures, their return is often marked with dirty, sticky, smelly stains and odors. In the hustle and bustle most moms and dads reach for an all-purpose wipe to quickly clean up these messes. And why not? They’re fast, easy and portable. But is your favorite wipe safe? We often worry about our kids accidentally ingesting cleaning products, and all-purpose wipes aren’t an exception. You keep…

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