Few things are more mysterious than a dishwasher. Load it up, push a button and, like magic, caked-on guck, sticky crumbs and stubborn smears disappear. If peeking behind the curtain to discover the real story doesn’t interest you, skip straight to the numbers below. But for those who care what goes on behind that closed metal door, keep reading.
Whether you’re prepping the house for a visit from the in-laws or tidying up the mess left behind after your guests have gone, chances are you’ll be doing some cleaning this holiday season.
And chances are, you don’t have a whole lot of time on your hands to scrub the tile grout or vacuum up all the cob-webs. So what’s the secret to a spotless house? Instead of trying to tackle it all at once, do a little bit of deep cleaning every day. Here’s a sample schedule to get you started:
What does it mean to clean happy? Some people think keeping a home shiny and fresh without cluttering the air with chemicals is enough (thanks, Method!). But why not whistle while you work? Doing away with dirt doesn’t have to be an act of drudgery. All it takes is a little creativity to turn sweeping and scouring into something cheery.
When we think of organic products, we tend focus on food. But there is as much to be considered when it comes to what we put ON our bodies as what we put IN them. Making the switch to organic cotton products is another way you can eliminate harmful chemicals from your home and health.
Whether you love it or hate it, the first day of school is right around the corner. It’s time to stock up on all of the essentials to make sure you’re at peak performance level while managing the hectic schedules that come with the school year.
Whether you’re pregnant or have little kids or pets in the house, cleaning always comes with quite a dilemma: you don’t want to be surrounded by icky germs, because they could make you and the little ones sick. But you don’t want to remove those icky germs with a cleaning product that contains harsh chemicals, because inhaling these ingredients could be harmful to developing or vulnerable immune systems.
Here’s a natural cleaning product guide that’s great for moms-to-be, moms with little babies and toddlers, pet owners—or anyone who’d rather not clean with chemical-filled products.
Happy Earth Day! Today is a day to celebrate and promote the preservation of our precious planet.
Wondering how you can help? Here are a few eco-friendly activities you can do year-round – because we believe that every day should be Earth Day!
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