Author Archives: Lorraine Adler Altschuler

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...

Laundry Basics – True or False About Treating Tough Stains!

While it’s always recommended to treat clothing stains as quickly as possible, some stains are are just so tough (grass, ink, blood, grease, etc.) that it’s even more important to pre-treat them right away. It’s always best to test a hidden area of the fabric first, in case the fabric...

The Easiest Energy-Saving Cleaning Tips for Your Household

Saving energy doesn’t have to be hard! In fact, when it comes to cleaning, it’s pretty easy, if not easier (and less time consuming). Check out these tips and share yours in the comments. Unless your laundry is very soiled or is stained with blood or other contaminants, wash in...

It’s National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!

What fun! On this day each year, kids and teens are encouraged to cook their favorite meal for their families (with adult supervision as required, of course). Empowering kids in the kitchen is a great opportunity for them to learn about cooking as well as safety. Here are some things...

The Right Way to Clean Furniture

According to ACI’s 2019 National Survey, only seven percent of Americans chose ‘cleaning furniture’ as the cleaning task they enjoy most. Maybe this post will change some people’s minds, because cleaning sofas, tables, and other furnishings helps keep them beautiful and in good shape for years to come. Take wood,...

How to Stay Clean During a Natural Disaster

While we can’t control when natural disasters will affect us, we can take charge of how prepared we are to handle them. One website that offers great advice for creating plans for everything from evacuations and staying in touch with loved ones to safeguarding documents and pets is https://www.ready.gov/september. Cleaning...

Are You a Cleaning Superhero?

Would you believe that people find cleaning their home more rewarding than going to work? It’s true! ACI’s 2019 National Cleaning Survey revealed that 59 percent find cleaning more rewarding than going to the office. In fact, we learned that people feel pretty good about cleaning. Here’s what they said...

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...