Winterize by Cleaning with Steam

It’s finally Fall – such a beautiful time of year! The leaves on the trees have begun to change, and there’s a noticeable chill in the air. We often forget to stop and enjoy the beauty of this season before the colder months head our way.  It is also the perfect time to prepare our outside living area for that harsher weather. Let’s face it; we can all too easily overlook having to clean our decks, outdoor furniture, and umbrellas. So make a list (http://goo.gl/SvS8AQ) and get started! You’d be surprised how much of this can be accomplished by cleaning with steam.  Head outside, and … Continue reading

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Dorm Room Cleaning Tips

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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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Picnic Safety Tips

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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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There’s a HAAN for Everyone!

Is steam cleaning right for me? That’s a pretty loaded question. To put it simply, anyone can benefit from owning a steam cleaner. It’s an easy solution to one of your homes biggest problems, staying clean. Whether you hope to tackle everyday dusting, messy muddy foot prints, or stuck-on greasy stains, steam can clean and sanitize your floors, counters and even your furniture. And better yet, steam cleaning reduces the amount of chemicals that you’ll need to clean your home so it’s a great way to reduce your environmental impact. So, now you might be thinking that you’re not a green cleaning aficionada so maybe … Continue reading

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Different uses for aluminum foil

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7 interesting uses for aluminum foil. Not only can you cook with it, you can clean with it too! 1. To help get wrinkles out of wool, silk and rayon clothing that cannot take direct heat. Place a piece of foil on your ironing board and lay your article of clothing on top of it. Then using the steam button on your iron, pass the iron over the fabric a few times remembering to hold the iron a couple inches away from the fabric. 2. To scrub non-stick dishes. Simply roll a piece of foil into a small ball and use in place of your … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning the bedroom

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I bet by now your safe haven is starting to look and feel like the last place you want to be. Over the dark, cold months of winter, clutter, dust and dirt seem to have accumulated everywhere. Your bedroom, which might not be high on your cleaning priority list considering only a select few get to enter, can be the biggest mess of all. Not to worry, I have some great pointers to help you shape up your resting place. First, you need to gather all of your supplies. I doubt you have them stored in your bedroom, so having them together in one place … Continue reading

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Steam Cleaning 101

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Daily Cleaning Habits

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Some days I really do not feel like cleaning. Scratch that, some weeks! I bet you know what I am talking about, you had a busy week of running the kids from one activity to the next, taking care of a sick dog and lets not forget about your crazy week at work! Well, whatever it is that makes you not feel like cleaning, trust me, you are not alone. I have found that doing little things daily help ease the hassle of one day cleaning. Here is my list that I do daily: 1. Never leave a room empty handed 2. Contain food eating … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves

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The changing of the fall leaves can be a beautiful yet  painful thing. Raking requires a number of different movements that utilize several different muscle groups. If done improperly, the use of garden tools can cause potential injury to bones or muscles. Below you will find some tips to else ease the pain of removing leaves.   1. Avoid twisting your body while raking, this can cause  strain the muscles in the back. Try pivoting on one foot instead. 2. Use the right size rake for your height and strength. 3. Wear protective gloves to prevent blisters on your hands. 4. Use the golden rule, … Continue reading

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Halloween Tricks and Treats

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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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