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Month: April 2015

5 Tips For Getting Softer Towels (Hint: It’s Not More Fabric Softener!)

5 Tips For Getting Softer Towels (Hint: It’s Not More Fabric Softener!)

If your towels are beginning to feel like steel wool, you might be tempted to correct the problem by adding a boatload of fabric softener to your next washing cycle. But fabric softener isn’t cheap, is a pain to lug in from the store, and can leave a residue that actually makes your towels less absorbent.   Good Housekeeping has some great tips on how to get softer towels…and we have a few of our own!   If you have…

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Cleaner Air Can Mean Healthier Kids

Cleaner Air Can Mean Healthier Kids

  Smog: a combination of the words smoke and fog. While fog is mostly moisture, smog typically refers to dense air pollution caused by motor vehicle exhaust fumes. Smog is compounded in areas with higher populations where individuals drive cars on long commutes to and from work everyday.   The ride may include passing by factories and industrial plants with smoke stacks pumping out thick clouds of smoke. This kind of pollution can saturate the atmosphere with all sorts of…

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Cleaning Your Cleaners

Cleaning Your Cleaners

There are some items that just make our cleaning routines a lot easier, like the ubiquitous and time-tested broom. There’s a reason it’s still around after a few hundred years. However, have you ever thought about how to clean your broom? But it’s true – there are methods to clean the very things we use to make our homes cleaner. Otherwise, we might just be spreading dirt and germs instead of actually getting rid of them.   Here are some…

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