Author Archives: Lorraine Adler Altschuler

How to Teach Your Kids to Clean Up Their Rooms (and why)

Once your kids are old enough (about 6 or 7), there’s no reason not to teach them how to clean their rooms! We’ve found it’s also great to let your inquiring minds know why it’s a good idea to clean up. Hint: keep germs at bay, helps their stuff last...

Cleaning Windows, TVs, and Other Screens

What do windows, TVs, computer screens, and tablets have in common? They’re all things we look at for enjoyment. Why not take a few moments to clean them for optimal viewing pleasure?! Here’s how: Windows: First remove the dirt and dust with a cloth, brush, or vacuum. Spritz generously with...

Valentine’s Day Stain Guide

Valentine’s Day is a day of wine, chocolate, romantic dinners – and the stains that go along with them. Here’s some advice on how to remove stains from clothes from the American Cleaning Institute. First, deal with stains as early as possible. The less time a spot has to soak in,...

Time to Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at Home!

One of our favorite months is February. Why? Because it’s Hot Breakfast Month! Time to sit down as a family for pancakes, omelets, sausage, toast (and, just maybe some coffee). Even though the dishes will be syrupy, greasy, and buttery, don’t let the clean up stop you! If it’s age...

Don’t Forget (to Clean) the Small Stuff

We chose the photo of this tidy living room to accompany this post to show you that while your home may look clean, some of the hardest to reach areas may not be as clean as they seem. We, like many of you, don’t always have time to clean the...

Cleaning Surfaces

It’s hard to believe that, in our homes, we have up to 15 different hard surface types! From paint and wood, to glass, porcelain and tile, there are ways to clean each surface to keep them looking beautiful all year long. For best results when using any cleaning product, read...

Doing These 5 Things Can Help You Avoid Catching a Cold

While the weather outside may be frightful during the winter months, by doing a few simple things, you can be sure your health stays delightful. Germs that spread cold and flu can be passed to you, your kids, and others through contact as trivial as opening a door or grabbing...

Back to Basics: What’s the Best Laundry Load Size?

How much laundry can you put in single load? You want to aim for full loads when you do your wash, which will save energy, water and your time. However, overloading your washer or dryer could damage these expensive appliances or keep your clothes from getting clean. So how full...