The Happy Student: 8 Hacks For a Healthy Dorm Room

The Happy Student: 8 Hacks For a Healthy Dorm Room

For the millions of kids headed back to college this fall, the idea of dorm life can be exciting: no curfews, friends living right next door, epic parties, and the occasional (and much-needed) study session. But for as fun as it can be, dorm living is also famous for other characteristics: the stench of week-old pizza, your roommate’s dirty lacrosse shoes, and dirty piles of laundry. The comforts of Mom & Dad’s house – where carpet was vacuumed, baskets of…

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Do You Have Dull Flooring?

Do You Have Dull Flooring?

Unless your home’s brand new, there’s a chance you could look down at your flooring right now and feel certain that it’s seen better days. Has your family has worn a clear-cut path through the middle of your living room carpet? Does the hardwood in your kitchen have the sheen of an 19th century saloon? Has the grout in your tiled bathroom floor gotten so dingy you’d rather just move than get on your hands and knees with one more scrub brush? Are you…

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8 Reasons You’ll Love Having A Central Vacuum In Your Home

8 Reasons You’ll Love Having A Central Vacuum In Your Home

Whether you’re in the planning stages of designing a new home or looking for small ways to upgrade your existing one, installing a central vacuum system should be on the top of your wish list! Depending on how regularly and thorough your cleaning routine might be (do you have two bedrooms or five? asthma and allergy sufferers who require clean environments?) a central vacuum can actually make a lot of sense for your home. So what exactly IS a central…

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Got Kids? Battle Stinky Clothes With Laundry Pro!

Got Kids? Battle Stinky Clothes With Laundry Pro!

Whether they’re returning home from summer camp or about to head back to school, one thing’s for sure: where kids go, stinky clothes are sure to follow! If there’s a puddle, chocolate ice cream cone or sweaty game of dodgeball, kids (and their formerly clean clothes) will find it.  Parents are then left with the stains, odors and unending dinginess that seem to be the natural side-effect to fun summers and school sports. Doing a family’s laundry often includes a collection of…

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The Ultimate DIY: Clean & Allergy-Friendly Floors

The Ultimate DIY: Clean & Allergy-Friendly Floors

If you want allergy-friendly floors, your first thought might be to call in a carpet cleaning service. But you’ve heard about the potential drawbacks of conventional carpet cleaning methods: residue, fumes, mold and more. You figure that most professional carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals and a lot of hot water to clean and remove stains from carpets everywhere. Even some popular do-it-yourself products contain harsh active ingredients to fight stains and problematic organisms that live in carpet fibers. Pet accident and dander…

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EU’s Air Quality Crisis: Is America Next?

EU’s Air Quality Crisis: Is America Next?

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a report last month calling for greater cooperation and a more integrated approach to tackle the challenges in the pan-European region. The most serious concern the region faces is air quality, which has been impacted negatively by air pollution. Air pollution is considered “the biggest threat with more than 95 per cent of the EU urban population exposed to levels above World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.” According to the report, “over 500,000 premature deaths in the region were attributed to outdoor air…

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Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Everyone has their own personal standard of clean when it comes to their home. One person might spend 45 minutes steam cleaning their kitchen countertops while another may haphazardly spritz a surface with disinfectant and hope for the best. One thing is certain: cleaning a home is time consuming, and just when you think everything’s finally clean…life happens. Pets track in mud. Kids spill apple juice in their bedroom…and don’t tell you about it. That darling flea-market curio cabinet is…

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Portable Clean: The Aerus Sidekick!

Portable Clean: The Aerus Sidekick!

Vacuuming provides a satisfying sense of cleanliness: watching lint and debris disappear, hearing the sand and dirt get sucked out of your living room rug, and seeing those neat little lines in your carpet. Aesthetics aside, vacuuming is also essential for homes with allergy and asthma sufferers as well — removing allergens and contaminants from upholstery and floors can do wonders for people who are sensitive to it. But there are a few places that still bewilder the average vacuum…

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The Dangers of Summer Air

The Dangers of Summer Air

The dog days of summer are sometimes muggy and almost always uncomfortably hot. For anyone daring enough to leave their home, those two factors can be daunting enough. But summer, as it turns out, is also a key time for another phenomenon: air pollution, namely ozone. Ozone becomes particularly problematic in hotter months because the atmospheric reactions that produce ozone are actually accelerated by the warm temperatures, with the highest daily concentrations generally occurring between mid and later afternoon. What is…

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What Happens When You Don’t Vacuum?

What Happens When You Don’t Vacuum?

How often you vacuum usually depends on several dictating factors: how many people live in your home, if you have pets, if you have children, if you or anyone in your home has allergies or asthma, and how important a clean home is to you. (We all know the person who couldn’t care less about the pile of dirty dishes in the sink; chances are, they’re not too concerned with the appearance of their carpet, either!) How Vacuuming Helps According…

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