Sale Away

The prospect of spending a Saturday or Sunday cleaning out clutter isn’t the most tempting of weekend activity options. But if you’re like many of us, the prospect of earning some money for cleaning out clutter creates a much more motivating selling point.

Zen And The Art Of Meditative Cleaning

Let me preface this by saying that cleaning — in and of itself — is not necessarily my idea of finding bliss. I know I’m far from alone on this one. We push through loads of laundry, folding and furiously vacuuming, sweeping — sweating — in a futile attempt to get to some forever-out-of-reach finish line.

Clean Your Home And Your Headspace

I am a procrastinator by nature. If there’s a big job looming large for me, guaranteed I’ll find a half-dozen other less-pressing but suddenly super important things to do instead. Typically those “other things” involve cleaning, which ironically I might avoid any other day of the week. 

Clean Your Way Fit

Housework for many of us is a necessary evil that interferes with so many other “I’d rather be…” you fill-in-the-blank options of choice. My “I’d rather be” is almost always working out, which is to a fault as my housekeeping over the years has suffered during bouts of marathon training and some serious spin class sessions.

Microfiber Cloth COVID-19

Microfiber Cleaning for COVID-19

How to use microfiber tools safely and effectively

 The Environmental Protection Agency, weighing in on the marvels of microfiber, has touted its ability to remove large quantities of microbes as it cleans and also absorbs seven times its weight in water! With the battle against COVID-19 upon us, microfiber can serve as a powerful weapon to fight this virus one cleaning at a time. 

There’s some significant science behind the magic of microfiber. It seems that cleaning-grade microfiber, called split microfiber, contains fibers that are 200 times thinner than a single human hair. This means higher absorbency, which in part is why microfiber cleaning cloths and mops work so well, especially for removing dirt, oils, grease, and wet messes from surfaces.  

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Wash, and wash, and wash away

Practicing proper hand hygiene is one of the best defenses against COVID-19

We all know handwashing is important. But why? How does this everyday process help prevent disease and keep us healthy?

Washing hands is first and foremost a mechanical process by which we are able to physically remove dirt, grime and germs from our hands by the miracle of soap and water. Soap – a mixture of fat or oil, water, and an alkali, or basic salt – acts as the middleman between water and the oil molecules on your hands. This is important because germs stick to the natural (and extraneous) oils and grease on our hands. 

Although oil and water don’t mix, soap sticks to both. So during the handwashing process, the soap molecules bind to both the water and oils on your hands, effectively carrying away the germs as you wash. At the molecular level, soap also works by breaking things apart, to include many nasties of the microscopic variety. 

Frequent handwashing is important now more than ever as we attempt to quiet the spread of COVID-19. Most of us touch our eyes, nose and mouth many times throughout the day without even realizing it. Viruses and bacteria can easily enter the body through these facial “portals” if not kept at bay with proper hand hygiene.

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