How to Teach Good Cleaning Habits

Being a parent means you do it all: the diaper changes, the feedings, the late nights and early mornings, the homework help, the chauffeuring, and for the majority of the time, the cleaning. Kids have a knack for making messes, and usually it’s up to the grown-ups to figure out how to tackle and prevent them. There comes a time, however, when we can get the little ones involved in the cleaning process as well. Read on for our tips on integrating healthy cleaning habits into kids’ lives, as well as age appropriate tasks that they can successfully accomplish. Let…

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Beat the Heat: Summer Mess Solutions

In the summertime heat, we all try to find ways to make the most of the weather (and the kids’ time off from school). Whether you’re camping, hosting a barbeque or swimming, messes can happen. You don’t have to give up your favorite hot-weather past-times just to avoid a mess. Read on to explore the ways that you can have fun (and keep clean!) this summer. Camping We’ve made some of our favorite memories when camping with our families, but roughing it in the woods often requires an assortment of gear and planning (well, for mom at least). While your…

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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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Don’t Let Shedding Make a Mess of Your House!

For many cat and dog owners, shedding is a major pet peeve. From Malamutes, who leave behind huge clouds of fur, to pits, whose short, wiry hair clings tenaciously to fabric, shedding can make you want to pull your own hair out! Not only does it make a mess, but fur and dander can impact your indoor air quality. How can you clean up and breathe easier? Why Do Pets Shed? Shedding is completely natural, and dogs and cats aren’t the only ones who do it. Everything from rabbits and gerbils to snakes and fish shed. Guess what? So do…

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Afraid Of Buying That New House Because Of The Lingering Odor? Fear No More

What do you do when your dream house smells more like a nightmare? Should unpleasant odors keep you from putting in an offer? Let’s get to the bottom of bad odors in good houses. What’s That Smell? When house hunting, your realtor might give you some advice on odors: namely, that you should not totally ignore them – especially women, who tend to have more sensitive (i.e. refined and discriminating) senses of smell.

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