What Are HEPA Filters, And How Do They Work?

No matter how thoroughly we clean the surfaces within our homes, one fact remains — our most-used spaces are not truly clean until the air we breathe inside them is clean. Air purifiers can make the air in our homes smell better, reduce allergies, and may even help to reduce the circulation of viruses in the air — including the COVID-19 virus. The gold standard for at-home air purifiers has long been the HEPA filter. And while you may have seen the acronym around your favorite cleaning blogs — including ...

2021-07-19T17:26:03+00:00 July 26th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

Should You Really Clean Your Home From Top-To-Bottom?

Now that summer has arrived and many of us are opening our homes to friends and family for the first time in over a year, deep cleaning our homes is top-of-mind. If you’ve spent a lot of time on cleaning blogs, you may have read that a top-to-bottom cleaning approach is the most efficient way to make sure every surface in your home is cleaned — after all, who wants to see a carefully cleaned floor collect dust as you sweep cobwebs out of the corners of the ceiling?  But ...

2021-06-28T16:22:44+00:00 July 5th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

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|

10 Cleaning Ideas That Can Freshen Up a Room in 10 Minutes or Less

Today’s post is all about the quick and dirty — or should we say quick and clean?  Sometimes, all you have is a few free minutes to get up, get active, and get cleaning. In those moments when you have a burst of productivity, or just a few spare minutes between Zoom calls, working out, and cooking dinner, it helps to know where you should put your focus.  In these moments, cleaning your whole home can feel daunting, causing you to procrastinate and put things off. On the other hand, ...

2021-04-06T13:04:35+00:00 April 6th, 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|