Author Archives: Lorraine Adler Altschuler

The 5 Things in our Homes We Should Clean More Often

According to ACI’s 2019 National Cleaning Survey, about one-third of us don’t think we clean everything in our homes often enough. Makes sense, right? We have so much on our to-do lists that we just can’t get to. To help you out, we created a list of five items in...

Use the Principles of Marie Kondo to Organize Your Cleaning Products

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Marie Kondo’s KonMari method of organizing has taken the world by beautiful storm. She has helped thousands, if not millions, of people de-clutter and create spaces that bring joy to their lives. While not all of her principles can apply to your cleaning...

Doing These 3 Things at Home Can Help Protect the Oceans

Thanks to WorldOceansDay.org, people around the world are celebrating the oceans by hosting activities and events to protect our shared resource. To honor the ocean on this and all days, the cleaning product industry would like to remind everyone of small ways we can change our habits to help make...

What’s that ingredient?

According to ACI’s most recent National Cleaning Survey, half of us have researched a cleaning product ingredient at one time or another. If you ever wanted to know more about ingredients beyond what’s on the label, there is an app for that (and website), called SmartLabel. SmartLabel, an initiative by...

Keeping Your Kitty Cat’s Home Safe and Clean

June is adopt a shelter cat month! If you bring a precious kitty home (or already have a favorite feline friend)`, here are a few steps to cat-proof your space so you can enjoy years of happiness together. Beware of Poisonous Plants You may want to put houseplants where your...

Stay Healthy and Engaged in the World around You

Are you and your family washing hands the proper way? Click here to learn how. Middle school students from Litchfield Middle School in Litchfield, Minnesota are spreading their expert knowledge on handwashing and hygiene to their community. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students at Litchfield Middle School...

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...

When Your Home Looks Good, You Feel Good…

Did you know that 65% of participants in the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) 2019 spring cleaning survey report a feeling of accomplishment or satisfaction after spring cleaning? 36% report feeling like an “Award Winner”—feeling extremely accomplished. 29% report feeling like a “King or Queen”—satisfied in his or her own castle....