As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, we can’t help but look back and reflect on our most memorable. Why? Because we know this holiday will be unlike any we’ve ever known. But when we look to find some commonality, we recognize all of the wonderful years past shared something in common: some sort of mishap or mess! Like the year the Christmas tree fell not once, but twice, into the middle of the living room. Or that time the cat swatted and broke every single ornament hanging on the bottom level of the tree…
Kids, pets, changing seasons plus more time at home working and studying remotely means your house can become mighty messy rather quickly. This doesn't mean you have to spend more time cleaning, though. In fact, with a few tips and tricks, you can reduce your cleaning time significantly so you can sit back and enjoy the results of a tidy, organized space.
Fall cleaning may be the new spring cleaning, at least for 2020. To explain, we have to take a trip back a few months, to March of this year. Any other year, March would mark the kickoff of spring cleaning, but this year, everything changed.
With summer ending soon, we know you have a lot on your mind, and keeping your home clean during such a major transition may quickly fall from the top of the list. Even without the added stress of the uncertain 2020 school year, we believe cleaning should never be a source of stress in your life. With the right products and a regular routine, cleaning will feel simple and satisfying, and less daunting for those who may dread it.
We’re willing to bet you’ve already seen a lot of summer messes, and in the coming weeks, we expect you’ll see many more. We know we’re not the only ones anticipating the sticky, melty messes, so we rounded up our favorite cleaning products that will let you focus on enjoying the sunshine, and not the hot messes it often time brings.
To say a lot of life happens on our floors doesn’t really begin to tell the story of how much our floors witness over the course of our lives. They are the foundation of our homes and the bedrock of our safe space. They get to see so many cute things, like babies learning to crawl and take their first steps, snoozing pups and playful kittens. They also get to see the not-so-cute things, like drool, shedding, mud, spills, accidents, and so much more. All of those memorable and not-so-memorable moments on our floors are exactly the reasons why keeping them clean is so important.
This may not be easy for you to hear, because it definitely wasn’t easy for us to write – deep cleaning in 2020 looks a little different than what you learned from mom all those years ago. Don’t get us wrong, we are in no way saying mom was mistaken. Her tried and true ‘deep clean every 6 months’ rule remains, but as people’s cleaning needs and routines continue to change, so do the cleaning ‘rules’.
When do you spay or neuter a dog or cat? For years, you’ve probably heard that the best age for this reproductive surgery is six months, but times change. Veterinary experts and pet owners are taking a closer look at when it should occur. And the answer isn’t what you might think.