Ensure Your Baby’s Items Are Not Only Clean But Sanitized


September is Baby Safety Month, a national annual campaign created by The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), the national trade organization that works to improve children’s product safety. We therefore thought that now was the perfect time to show you how and why steam cleaning can be a powerful addition to your cleaning routine, particularly when it comes to the health and safety of your family. HAAN steam has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of common household germs, viruses, and even dust mites in just one second, without the use of chemicals which can be potentially toxic and unhealthy for your loved ones.  Steam is … Continue reading

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Dorm Room Cleaning Tips


Going off to college for the first time can be overwhelming. It will be the first time most of you will be away from home for a long period of time and possibly have to clean up after yourself and you may not know where to start or what to do. Not to worry, your dorm room will be small and easy to maintain if you just follow these few steps I have laid out for you. Make your bed daily. Yes, this may be a hard thing to ask but your bed will be the focal point in your dorm room. Put everything in … Continue reading

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Swimming Safety


Did you know every year hundreds of children drown in a swimming pool? Nearly all drowning can be prevented. By easily following these few safety tips, you can help prevent drowning. 1. Always watch children when they are in or near a pool. 2. Make sure those who cannot swim are wearing the proper floatation device and are accompanied by an adult. 3. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings. 4. Have a portable telephone close by at all times when a your pool is in use. 5. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool first. … Continue reading

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Picnic Safety Tips


May people may not know that the food that you are bringing to a picnic could cause some serious harm to you, your family and your friends. Foodborne illness occurs when you digest food or water that contains bacteria, viruses or toxins. Some of the most common bacteria that can cause foodborne illness are Salmonella and E.coli. Symptoms that may occur are: nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It is important to remember the following tips when picnicking to help keep everyone safe. • Remember to always wash your hands before you handle any food • Do not prepare foods more than 1 day before … Continue reading

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Packing list for a day at the beach


I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have gone to the beach and forgot to pack some essential items! That is why I made a checklist of beach bag essentials: Sunblock Water Sunglasses Beach towels Beach blanket or sheet Chap stick Bach Umbrella Reading material Bug spray / lotion Pain reliever Petty Cash Cell phone Sealable plastic bags (to help protect valuables) If brining kids to the beach do not forget: Water shoes Sand toys Extra set of clothes Snacks Wet wipes Band-Aids Pain reliever (for children) Sunglasses and hats Wet clothes bag Baby power – believe it or not, if you … Continue reading

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Steam Cleaning 101


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Halloween Tricks and Treats


Halloween can be a fun time for all of those involved, with lots of treats like playing dress up, eating candy, carving pumpkins and staying up late. But it can also be full of naughty tricks. I have a few tips to help you recover from both the tricks and treats on Halloween. Chocolate Stains: Those with little kids or chocolate lovers know how messy chocolate can be. Especially, if you have  a little one trying to stuff in those bite sized bars so you don’t notice that they have exceeded their candy limit for the night. If this is the case and there is … Continue reading

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Cleaning football equipment

game day cleaning

Its finally here, football season! The only thing that I dread about the season is the smell of my son’s football gear. After countless efforts of trying to remove or prevent the smell, I finally found the solution! If you have been reading my blog post, I bet you can guess what my solution is. And yes, it is steam!   First things first. As soon as the little guy gets home from practice I make sure that he quickly changes out of his stinky clothes and gets directly into the shower. While he is cleaning himself up, I pull all of his equipment out … Continue reading

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Keeping your kids germ free

back to school, back to germs

With the little ones going back to school, it’s time to start preparing for cold and flu season. Children’s immune systems are less mature than an adult which means they are more susceptible to germs. So in addition to getting an education, your child will also be getting a cold at some point during the school year. Let’s face it, kids love putting objects in their mouths and they just have to touch everything! So it is important to practice good “germy” habits. Since you can’t follow your kids around at school telling them not to touch something or to remind them to wash their … Continue reading

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College packing list


Heading off to college can be an exciting yet scary time for both the student and the parent which can make shopping a bit overwhelming. I bet you have a list of things you think you need and have no idea where to start. Having been through this process twice, I can provide a bit of assistance. First and foremost, make a list of the things you need. Once your list is complete make a second list where you group like items together and from there designate which stores go with which group. This will help keep your running around to only a few stores. … Continue reading

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