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|

6 Eco-Friendly Ways To Make Your Bathroom Sparkle

The bathroom. There is no room more difficult — or more important — to keep clean and sanitary. Many people turn to harsh chemical cleaners as an attempt to make sure our bathrooms are deep cleaned and safe. However, these powerful chemicals bring with them their own unique risks, and can be irritating to the lungs and sinuses. Some chemical combinations, like bleach and ammonia, can be incredibly toxic if mixed.  Just as bad, these store-bought products often use a ton of excessive and wasteful packaging. And many of the ...

2021-06-16T12:18:31+00:00 June 28th, 2021|Residential Cleaning|

5 Simple Ways to Make Spring Cleaning More Sustainable

The birds are chirping. The days are getting longer. The air feels fresher. Spring is returning to Chicagoland — and the annual tradition of spring cleaning is beginning all over again!  Spring is a time for rejuvenation and renewal, and many people take time out during this season to focus on their homes. In fact, according to recent data collected by the American Cleaning Institute, 78% of all Americans will be tackling some spring cleaning this year — with their main focus being bedrooms, closets, kitchens, and family rooms.  That’s ...

2021-04-21T16:08:19+00:00 April 26th, 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|

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|