Bringing the Outdoors In: How to Make Your Home Feel More Connected to Nature

It’s springtime here in Chicago. And while it may be rainy and gray on the day that I’m writing this, I know that fresh, bright, and sunny days are just around the corner — and that’s got me yearning to go outside and into nature. It’s also got me thinking about the best ways to bring the natural world indoors, for those days when you can’t spend hours in the Great Outdoors.  Studies have shown that nature is good for our health. Really! A growing body of research has shown ...

2021-04-16T13:12:13+00:00 April 19th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

Best Eco-Friendly DIY Room Deodorizers

There’s nothing like a freshly scented room to give you a smile and lift your spirits. Knowing how to keep your most-used rooms smelling sweet and fresh is one of the keys to keeping your home feeling like new between cleanings; there is also a wide body of research connecting our favorite scents to our emotions and memories.  Unfortunately, many of the store-bought deodorizers out there are anything but environmentally friendly. Many commercial air freshening sprays use a ton of excess packaging, as well as chemical propellants that can cause ...

2021-04-06T13:15:32+00:00 April 12th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

Why We Love Eco-Friendly Tote Bags

Why do we love canvas tote bags? Let us count the reasons!  No, I’m not going to break into poetry like Shakespeare today. But I am going to take a few moments to talk about the importance of reusable tote bags. We’ll explore a few reasons why it’s time to say no to single-use; some resources you can check out if you want to make a reusable cloth bag of your own; and some great places to purchase an eco-friendly bag that will last you through hundreds of trips to ...

2021-03-29T14:39:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

How to Throw a More Sustainable Party or Corporate Event

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it — and that includes parties and corporate events. While it has been extremely difficult having to spend so much time apart, this past year has given all of us the chance to reimagine parties and events in a major way. Many life events and celebrations moved to Zoom in 2020. Others were rescheduled, scaled down, or cancelled altogether.  One thing I’ve been thinking about during the pandemic is what we can all do to make parties more sustainable moving forward.  ...

2021-03-15T09:14:39+00:00 March 15th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

The Perils of Plastic: What to Know for 2021

As anyone who has spoken to me about green cleaning knows, this is something I am incredibly talkative and passionate about! And one topic that I’ll bring up again and again is just how harmful our dependence on plastic is for our planet.  I thought it might be good to take some time to dedicate a blog post to the perils of plastic, so I can share some of the more important information we all need to know in one convenient spot. 

2021-02-22T16:03:00+00:00 March 1st, 2021|Residential Cleaning|