Household Spray Cleaners – Dangerous

Unlocked cabinetThe number of injuries to young children caused by exposure to household cleaning products have decreased almost by half over the past two decades. Roughly 12,000 children under the age of 6 are still being treated in U.S. emergency rooms every year for these types of accidental poisonings. This is largely due to child-resistant…

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Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products

The facts are that health problems have been linked to environmental toxins in the home. These toxins are causing problems in our children, everything from headaches to pediatric cancer. Our bodies absorb these toxins through our skin and by inhaling. In fact, the EPA consistently ranks indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks…

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BPA- Bisphenol A

What does BPA stand for? Bisphenol A is a chemical found in items such as hard plastics, including drinking water bottles, products packaged in plastic containers. eye glass lenses, shower curtain liners, electronics and store receipts. Studies have shown that exposure too BPA or its counter part BPS  ( Bisphenol S ) is linked to a…

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Pillow Case Flaps In or Out?

This has always been a debate, similar to the debate about toilet paper over or under. By the way, that is a bug I killed that came out of a pillow case flap. I was starting a new client and she wanted me to check on how the bed was made for her cleaners that…

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How to Remove Sand from Your Body?

Summer is always fun at the beach, swimming, playing volleyball, corn hole, soaking up the rays and just chilling. We clean a lot of beach houses and see a lot of sand inside. Ever wonder how you can leave the sand at the beach and not bring  it back in your car or house? I…

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What Causes Soap Scum?

What is Soap Scum? Soap scum is a white plaque build up in  the shower or sink. What causes this build up? It comes from hard water, oil coming from our skin, scalp and hair. Hard water has a high calcium/magnesium content. When it is mixed with soap products including shampoo, oil from our skin.…

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The Story Behind Our Cartoon

I went to High school with Mark  Brewer  in Connecticut and he had already been doing illustrations since he was fifteen. He did illustrations for our popular Shoreline newspaper, and other publications such as our high school newsletter. I loved his sense of humor, I could relate….. How the idea came about… I used to…

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Dryer Balls vs. Dryer Sheets

What’s the difference between using dryer sheets vs wool dryer balls? Dryer sheets soften clothes by coating them  with a fatty molecule that softens the fabric  creating a softness touching our skin. Wool dryer balls soften by agitating the fabric. Dryer sheets often contain chemicals such as : Dipalmethyl hydroxyethylammoinum methosulfate, a softening and antistatic…

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4 Scratch Prevention Products

We see a lot of scratches on wood floors. Especially houses that are rentals, houses that are on the beach or near the beach. It just takes a little bit of sand too get under a chair leg to scratch up a floor. Sometimes, just the chair leg, itself causes scratching. We suggested to the…

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Cleaning Cloths

You can imagine we use a lot of cleaning cloths. It seems like we are ordering new cloths, all the time. This week is no exception we had to order more E-Cloth and Norwex Cloths. What are the best cloths to use for each application? We have seen scratches on appliances and furniture from using…

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