Over the past decade, there has been a drastic increase in the popularity of green sustainable cleaning. However, the trend did not come easy for the industry as many misconceptions had to be debunked for the industry to flourish.
Here are the top three (3) common myths about green sustainable cleaning:
Myth #1 – Green Cleaning is More Costly than Traditional Cleaning
For more than a decade ago, where green cleaning started as an alternative to sustainable eco-friendly home cleaning, basic home products were being used. However, the industry has managed to improve drastically on the quality of the products used, making them readily available and more cost-efficient as well.
Myth #2 – Green Cleaning Products are nothing but a Marketing Stunt
When the issue of global warming was raised, the world responded quickly. One of the concrete actions done was switching form chemical-based cleaning products to eco-friendly alternatives. The awareness that the global issue brought prompted the fulfillment of a much better alternative to cleaning products that would make Mother Earth happy – and pockets too!
Myth #3 – Green Products Do Not Clean as Well as Traditional Cleaning Products
Several studies have been conducted to test the viability and effectiveness of eco-friendly cleaning products. Surprisingly, most green cleaning products work as effectively as the commercial cleaning products – some of which are even more effective and cost-efficient.
At Life Maid Easy we care about your health as well as the environment. Our professional home cleaning service exclusively use non-hazardous, non-toxic, environmentally friendly products that are safe for your children, pets and the atmosphere. We aim to eliminate the health and environmental risks associated with cleaning products and services, and we ensure a safe, risk-free environment for you and your family. Due to the high demand, we have extended our residential cleaning services to North and West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam and Abbotsford.
Yet another long weekend to look forward to! What better way to spend it than taking the entire bunch to a trip or do some creative activities. Here are some activities that will surely get the entire Brady Bunch involved:
Lay the mats for a family picnic
Back to the basics with a basket-full of goodies, and pop some sparkling wine.
Visit our troops at the fire station
It’s Labor Day for us, might as well visit one of those teams who truly symbolize the workforce. The kids will surely have fun sliding down the handy poles.
Go backyard treasure hunting
This is your chance to create your own jungle themed outdoor activity – make sure to camo those goodies!
Take a trip to the clouds
Choose a laid-back afternoon to cruise the skies in a hot air balloon.
Go Fruit Picking
It’s a fun time to carry those baskets and hand pick some apples to bring home. Nothing beats the fresh produce.
Crazy color pre-made ceramics
Time get crafty! Visit the local ceramic shop and get some plain pots plates to paint!
Volunteer for the day
Spread the kindness and start them young. Chose a cause and involve the kids to participate in a selfless activity.
Go back to nature
Re-energize. Take in the good air. Make the kids appreciate nature more. Most of all, have them involved in making the earth healthy again.
The holidays is always a good time to get some R & R, and also a good time to get those pending cleaning done. However, in order to maximize the time between those two mentioned, you have to prioritize. This is where Professional Cleaning Services works best. Life Maid Easy is your one-stop professional home cleaning company, who specialized in eco-friendly sustainable cleaning services.
Your pantry may be the next best thing to a grocery store, but it is also the best place to get the best home cleaning remedies. Indeed, a clean home is a safe home – made better with using only organic, environment-safe ingredients. Here are some common ingredients at home which are in fact, best for cleaning as well.
white vinegar or lemon juice + table salt
All-purpose cleaner and deodorizer
4 tablespoons baking soda : 1 quart warm water
2 cups water + ½ cup white vinegar + ¼ cup rubbing alcohol + 1-2 drops orange or lemon essential oil
½ slice lemon + ½ cup borax
½ cup ammonia
Water Ring Remover
1 part white non-gel toothpaste + 1 part baking soda
Last-resort Clothing Stain Remover
1 gal hot water + 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent + 1 cup regular thin bleach
2 drops mild dishwashing liquid + 1 cup water
Scented All-Purpose Cleaner
1 part white vinegar + 1 part water + lemon rind – rosemary sprigs
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There is one space in the kitchen considered as the next best thing to the grocery – the pantry! What better way to store all those ingredients to come up with the best dishes in the world, than to have them at your reach. Often time too, this space may be neglected because the kids are impatiently waiting for their dinner. Nooks and drawers may be tricky to reach for cleaning. Grease and spills may even be a headache. Worry no more for here is a free printable resource for an easier, more organized way to keep up with maintaining your pantry.
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That perfectly shiny stainless steel is every homemaker’s dream. Well, that’s easy – all it takes is just hours tireless scrubbing and polishing. Maybe not! Stainless steel is the standard for kitchenware and equipment precisely because of its rust-free property. No one wants extra rust on their food, obviously. Stainless steel is also very stable and malleable. Stainless steel kitchenware and equipment looks sleek and professional especially when new. That’s the challenge for every homemaker – maintaining the quality of stainless steel tools and equipment.
Good news is that all it takes to keep that shine is found in our cupboards. Below is a simple guide on how to properly take care of our stainless steel tools and equipment:
Pots and Pans, Utensils
Spot Cleaning: make a paste with hot water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Use a scrubbing pad to cleaning and polish the stainless steel.
Tough Stains: soak the smaller stainless steel in a mixture of 1 liter of water and ¼ cup baking soda.
Toughest Stains: Make a paste out of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, rub on the area. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Should you be needing to soak, use the ratio 1 cup hydrogen peroxide is to 2 tablespoons baking soda. Let it sit for at least an hour. Wipe clean.
Appliances and Bigger Equipment
Mix 2 parts vinegar 1 part cream of tartar. Either use. a spray bottle or simply wipe the mixture into the surface of the equipment. Wipe dry.
Note that baking soda also an abrasive, therefore use cream of tartar instead of baking soda.
Nature truly has her own magical means to create things that are naturally beneficial for people. One of which is the discovery of essential oils. Though the popularity of essential oils has skyrocketed only recently, but the practice of using them therapeutically has been around since the 11th century. Essential oils are believed to speed up healing, boost energy level, and reduce stress, and so much more.
Lemon Essential Oil has been historically recognized as a great natural cleanser. It is antiseptic and strong enough to cut threw grease and grime. It can also remove gum, oil, adhesives, and crayon from most surfaces. Lemon essential oil is also capable of removing the odour of cigarettes.
Natural orange essential oil is antiseptic and exhibits antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser. As well as Lemon and most of citrus essential oils, orange is good for cleaning cutting boards and countertops where raw meat has been, as it destroys Salmonella.
Lavender is a great natural deodorizer, antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic. It is used for kitchens and bathrooms as a sanitizer due to its disinfectant property, basically anywhere you would use a disinfection or antibacterial spray.
Life Maid Easy makes sure to use all-natural cleaning products which are non-hazardous, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and that are safe for your children, pets and the atmosphere. All our natural cleaning products can be infused with the essential oils of Lemon, Orange or Lavender which have a beautiful fragrance as well as great therapeutic properties.
The week has just started, and tasks may soon be piling up. You already start to picture the aggravation, and soon enough, you notice you now drag your feet to every meeting. Worse part is that it’s just a Weekday! Don’t fret. The trick of the trade is simple – organizing.
Here are the top 5 tips to being more productive at work.
Clean Desk Policy – Make sure to tidy up your desk. After all, this is where the creative process begins.
Break activities to Tiny Tasks – List down all your activities for the day, then break them down to tiny tasks.
Create a Done List – A to-do list is always good, but a done-list is way better. You not only get to track your micro wins towards the day, but also feel good about completing the tasks.
Use a tracker to monitor your productivity – Be creative in creating your own tracker. This way, you create that sense of accountability
Timing is everything. – Schedule regular breaks during the day. Make it visual and fun!