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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...

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...

Want to Avoid Colds and Flu? Read This.

Most germs are spread through the air through coughing, sneezing and even breathing. And, of course we know that germs can be transferred from person to person through contact (think handshakes, kisses, and hugs). And as the holidays approach, we’ll be doing a lot of hugging and kissing. Keep the...

What exactly are antibacterial disinfectants, anyway?

In a nutshell, antibacterial disinfectants help kill germs on the surfaces in our homes. They’re pretty easy to recognize because their labels say they disinfect, kill bacteria or sanitize. Their active ingredients and formulations go beyond simple cleaning. They kill or control the growth of microorganisms, including food borne bacteria...

Tips for Tidying up Your Tech

Today is Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. In addition to spending some time organizing and tidying up your computer files and address books, take a moment to clean what you touch every single day – the outside of your computers, tablets, cell phones, and anything else that has a keyboard...

National Child Health Day

It’s National Child Health Day – a reminder for us all to focus on the health and safety of our kids and families. In addition to keeping germs, bacteria, and allergens at bay in our homes through routine cleaning, here are some other proven ways to help ensure our youngest...

Are You Washing Your Hands the Right Way?

We all know that we’re supposed to wash our hands several times a day. And we all do it (right)? Are we doing it the best way? Let’s start with why it’s important: Washing hands slows the spread of germs, which keeps us all a lot healthier. Here’s how to...

How to Clean Your Sponge: The Yuckiest Thing in Your House

Did you know that the dirtiest, yuckiest thing in your house is something you use all the time, near your food and dishes? Yes, it’s your kitchen sponge. We’ll spare you the germy details. (You’re welcome!) So how do you keep that sponge clean? ● Soak the sponge for 5...