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How to Clean Your Sponge: The Yuckiest Thing in Your House

Did you know that the dirtiest, yuckiest thing in your house is something you use all the time, near your food and dishes? Yes, it’s your kitchen sponge. We’ll spare you the germy details. (You’re welcome!) So how do you keep that sponge clean? ● Soak the sponge for 5...

The Dangers of Dust (and Tips & Tricks for Getting Rid of It)

Dust is one of the biggest ongoing challenges we face when cleaning our homes and a danger to a clean and happy nest. While that might seem like an overstatement, the average home collects 4 pounds of dust per year, and that dust contains – among other things – microscopic...

How to Clean a Front Load Washer

Front load washing machines are efficient and stylish, but as with anything in our homes, should be cared for to get optimal performance. Here’s a quick ‘how-to’ for properly cleaning these amazing appliances. Wipe down (and dry) the inside of the washer with a clean sponge. It’s recommended that you...

Did You Forget to Clean This?

ACI’s latest National Cleaning Survey revealed some interesting facts about our cleaning habits or lack of them! We learned that about one-third of us don’t believe we are cleaning everything in our homes often enough. So, we thought we’d provide a few fast and easy tips for cleaning up around...

Put Some Money in the Cookie Jar with These Saving Tips

April is Financial Awareness Month. While many families are focused on long-term saving for retirement, college tuition and other life events, there are small things you can do every day to save money on cleaning. According to ACI’s 2019 National Cleaning Survey, 30 percent of us are buying less expensive...

Tackling Indoor Allergens

The list of common indoor allergens isn’t pretty, ranging from dust mite excretion to pollen, pet dander, and dead skin, and in extreme cases, cockroaches, mold spores and mildew. Cleaning your home is one of the easiest things you can do to help reduce allergy or asthma flare ups (and...

Crafty Clean Up Tips

If you’ve got a crafty kid who’s planning to make greeting cards, ornaments, and other projects when they’re home from school over the holidays, don’t let their mess add to your stress! ACI’s got some tips and tricks for preventing messes even before they happen. First and foremost, if you...