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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...

Sudsy and Soapy’s Teachable Cleaning Moment

For those of you who have kids heading off to school for the first time, it can’t hurt to give them a quick primer on how and when to wash their hands at school. The American Cleaning Institute’s fun Hooray for Handwashing video, coloring sheets, and music teach pre-school kids...

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...

How-to Spot Clean the Bathroom

Let’s face it. No one LOVES to clean the bathroom, especially when it gets a little out of hand. Our suggestion? Do a little bit of spot-cleaning every day. The ideal time is when you’re in it. Keep a few products close by (and closed properly and secured from young...

Quick and Easy Ways to Love Your Laundry Room

Just because your laundry room is where you wash dirty clothes, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a pretty place to be in, as well as functional and safe for youngsters. Here are some simple things you can do to spruce up where you fold and stack. Put away (or...