Author Archives: Jessica Ek

Organizing Family Chores

According to Pew Research, only 46% of men and 34% of women believe that household chores are divided equally. Cleaning is an important chore for helping with illness prevention and general wellbeing, but how can it be divvied up more equitably? Here are some methods for chore division that can...

Summer Stain Guide

Send tough summer stains packing! Whether it’s a backyard picnic or a trip to the beach, stains seem to tag along. Our tips for removing some common summer stains and products that can help get the job done easier! Ice cream. Use a pretreat laundry product. Then launder. If it’s...

Tidy Up While School’s Out

While kids are home for the summer, it can be a good opportunity to get them involved in chores. They have more time to make messes and more time to learn how to clean them up! It can also maintain some routine and responsibility that can be missing while school...

To Sort or Not to Sort

Does laundry sorting still matter? The ACI website’s laundry guide recommends sorting, yet a third of U.S. adults don’t bother. Have these non-sorters found a time-saving tip or are they ruining their clothes? Washing mixed loads of laundry doesn’t mean your clothes will be immediately ruined. Gone are the days...

Setting Up a Cleaning Closet

Whether it’s time for your once-a-year deep clean or you need to restock cleaning products for your home, we’ve got you covered with a cleaning supply checklist to make sure you’ve got everything you need. The Products All-purpose cleaner Disinfectant spray Cleaning and/or disinfecting wipes Tile/shower cleaner Glass cleaner Wood...

Flag Care and Cleaning

Happy Flag Day! If you want to fly the stars and stripes, U.S. Flag Code states that the flag should not be displayed, used or stored in a way that permits it to be easily soiled. This can be difficult when flown outside. There is, however, no precise directions included...

End-of-School Backpack Cleaning

It’s the end of the school year but before you stash those backpacks in a closet until fall and head off on summer adventures, take some time to clean them. A backpack that is well cared for will look better and last longer. And now is the best time to...