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…
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.
Springtime marks that special time of year when most of us finally come out of hibernation mode. With this metamorphosis, though, comes the slightly horrific realization that our homes are covered in a fine layer of dust, dried winter slush and cookie crumbs. Plus, the hallway closet is probably overflowing with remnant holiday gifts (some from two years ago), and you’re positive that your pet has already shed every single hair from their winter coat. If the task of spring cleaning just jumped above “arrange anniversary dinner” on your to-do list, we’ve pulled together our top tips to help you take back your home from winter’s grimy grip!