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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...

Which Scents Bring You Joy?

As the seasons change, do you change the fragrances in your home? The use and enjoyment of fragrances has endured throughout the centuries, from the rituals of ancient cultures to the products designed to enhance our homes and meet the needs of today’s busy lifestyles.  In fact, as we celebrate...

National Hobby Month

It’s National Hobby Month! If you’ve made a resolution to try something new this year, congratulations! Or, maybe you just want to keep focusing on what makes you happy. Either way, your leisure activities help relieve stress while you use your creative talents. Whether you’re a scrapbooker, hiker or yogi...

Crafty Clean Up Tips

If you’ve got a crafty kid who’s planning to make greeting cards, ornaments, and other projects when they’re home from school over the holidays, don’t let their mess add to your stress! ACI’s got some tips and tricks for preventing messes even before they happen. First and foremost, if you...

Clean and Happy Holiday Houseguests

During the winter holidays, family and friends come together to celebrate the season, give thanks, and look forward to things to come. As we host our loved ones in our homes, making them feel comfortable and cared for is what we all strive for. In this post, the American Cleaning...

Family Project: Take a Bake Break!

Summer is over, and we’re waaaay back to school. Isn’t it about time for a sweet and fun family activity? Pick a rainy day or a post-homework afternoon for a bake break! October is Bake and Decorate Month – an annual celebration to bake your favorite dessert – a pie,...