9 Areas of the Home You Commonly Forget to Clean, and How to Deal With the Dirt

You've cleaned your home from top to bottom - or so you think. Here are nine things most people forget to clean!

Occasionally you won't notice how dirty something in your house is until it's that dirt is called out. You drop something under your couch and discover a gang of dust bunnies living underneath. You throw open your curtains and find yourself in a front-row seat to a dust dance-off floating right in front of your face. Since it's spring cleaning season, now is as good a time as any to tackle those forgotten areas of your home. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Green Cleaning Product Roundup!

created at: 03/23/2011

If baking soda and lemon juice aren’t your thing but you’d still like to avoid cleaners with a) mysterious chemicals you can’t pronounce and b) warning labels that cover half the bottle, we’ve got the guide for you.  Included below is a roundup of ten green cleaning products and companies – and why they’re good for you and the space you call home.  

 

created at: 03/23/20111. Method Home

Why it’s good: Bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic, ingredients are taken from renewable plant-based materials, no animal testing, 100% people and pet friendly, and B Corp certified. Continue Reading

The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves!

created at: 03/03/2011

There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget.  But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they’re widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap, cheap!  

The Big Three:


created at: 03/03/2011White Vinegar

This product literally has 1001 uses if not more (there’s an entire website dedicated to its awesomeness).  Continue Reading

Ten Great Options for Cleaning with Vinegar

created at: 06/15/2010

Costing less than $1.00 per gallon, vinegar is the most universal, economical cleaning product, ever! Sometimes I forget what you should and shouldn’t clean with vinegar. So here’s a cheat sheet from a list compiled by Chicago Now that you should stick on the side of your (clean) fridge.

  1. bacteria and pesticide residue from produce
  2. windows and countertops
  3. shower and bathtub film
  4. toilet bowl stains
  5. furniture polish

See the rest right here.

5 Green Ways to Keep Your Upholstery Clean and Pretty

created at: 2009-05-29

Photo: Channel 4.com

Any little bit of dirt, oil or food on a plain sofa and, YUK! It’s embarrassing to run around hiding the stains when friends come over. Stain guarding the fabric is a big seller but 

created at: 2009-05-29

from many conversatiions with upholsterers throughout the years, it truly doesn’t help that much, it’s costly and it’s harmful to the environment.  Care2make a difference  provides five easy techniques to clean and maintain your upholstery in eco-friendly, non-toxic ways. Continue Reading