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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...

Which is Better for Laundry – Hard or Soft Water?

Can the kind of water you have affect your laundry? You bet. It depends on the water’s softness or hardness. Soft water aids cleaning. Hard water poses some obstacles to cleaning. Hard water contains minerals (mostly calcium and magnesium) which react with soap to form a curd. Soap curd can...

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...

Thank Your School Nurse

This is School Nurses Week, and there’s no better time to take time to appreciate our school nurses. According to the National Association of School Nurses, the work of these amazing professionals helps improve student attendance and academics, keeps teachers healthy and schools up to par. Let’s make their jobs...

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...

How to Get Your Closets Ready for Spring

With the first day of spring just weeks away, now’s the time to freshen up your closets so your sunny-weather wardrobes are ready to wear when the weather gets warm! Before storing or switching out winter-weather clothes, check them for stains and launder them, if necessary. If you have an...

How-to Care for Your Snow Gear

Winter has set in across the country, with many of us watching the snow fall so beautifully. We know what comes next… a salty, sandy, slushy mess! Here’s some advice we’ve found that will help get your gear ready for the next snowball fight. Removing salt stains from suede (aka...

Chanukah Holiday Stain Removal Tips

The Festival of Lights is upon us. Candle-lighting celebrations are accompanied by gelt giving, wine and grape juice drinking, and treat baking. Here are ACI’s tips for Chanukah stain removal, so that this time of family togetherness is as sweet as possible! Wine Sponge the stain with cool water or...