Natural Holiday Scents

The fall season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love all the wonderful scents, that the holiday season brings. I always loved going into Yankee Candle and Bath and Body works this time of of year. My nose can’t handle these strong scents anymore. This time of the year, a few…

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Daylight Savings Time

Changing the clocks is a good time to change the batteries in thermostats, smoke detectors and TV controllers. ” Time is what we want most, but what we use worst ” William Penn  

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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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Mold Removal from Pumpkin

Spooktacular Month!! REPOST: 2011 This is my most favorite time of the year. The colors outside are just beautiful here in the Northeast. You have reds, oranges, browns, yellow, when you combine those with a deep blue sky. Wow! is all I can say. The fall season along with the colorful trees, you have color…

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Black Mold In A Bathroom

Bathroom mold isn’t uncommon. Bathrooms are a fantastic breeding ground for bacteria and mold spores to grow. Warm air and sometimes lack of ventilation is all that it takes to create the perfect breeding ground. How can you prevent mold in the bathroom? Always turn the ceiling fan on. Open the window, if the bathroom…

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Chemicals in Cleaning Products-Fact Friday

Studies have shown that household cleaners cause respiratory and asthmatic symptoms. Specific chemicals to stay away from are: ammonia, ethylene glycol monobutyl acetate, sodium hypochlorite and/or trisodium phosphate. Being mindful of the products that you are using throughout the house will make you more aware of the toxins that are omitted into your home. I…

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Slider Glass door Cleaning

A few easy tips in maintaining a slider is: Weekly vacuum cleaning Use a mild cleaner to remove any dirt on the tracks Lubricant with a silicone spray. It is thin, slippery and easy to apply. Regular routine cleaning on the tracks will help keep them sliding easily.

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How long does it take for dust to settle after cleaning?

  Dust is alway in a home even after cleaning. Scientifically speaking there are three types of particles to explore and mention that are throughout a home. Inhalable particles 15µm–100µm in diameter that settles within 1 minute. Examples of these are: Travel on roads, Salts, Windblown dust. Thoracic that is less than 10µm in diameter that settles…

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Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning

    Cleaning hack for today: Hydrogen peroxide is fantastic to use instead of bleach for removing mold and mildew. Simply put the hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle undiluted. Spray onto the contaminated area, let it sit for 10 minutes. Wipe carefully with a soft cloth, rinse with plain water.

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