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One more reason Sponge and Sparkle is committed to green cleaning!

One more reason Sponge and Sparkle is committed to green cleaning!
According to a scientific study published by The Independent regular use of cleaning sprays (once a week or more) or other cleaning products, was as damaging to the lungs as smoking 20 cigarettes a day for 10 to 20 years. read more

Why Do We Spring Clean?

Why Do We Spring Clean?
The Origins of the Spring Cleaning Tradition: We are a few weeks away from spring, and many minds are turning towards spring cleaning. Spring cleaning involves cleaning your home thoroughly, from top to bottom. It also helps to throw open your windows afterwards to let in the fresh spring air. But why do we spring clean? Who started the tradition? There are several opinions. read more

Show Yourself Some Love on Valentine's Day

Show Yourself Some Love on Valentine's Day
We cannot truly give love to others until we can cherish and care for ourselves. This Valentine's Day, give yourself the gift of free time. Our relationship with our self is our most important; we cannot give love to others until we can cherish and care for ourselves. With most of us in this dizzying pace of life caring for our own selves often gets relegated to the least of importance in our list, when in truth it should be the first read more

Cleanliness is Next to Happiness

Cleanliness is Next to Happiness
I am a sucker for pithy quotes, especially if I can relate them to cleaning. Here is a favorite, courtesy of Samuel Johnson: To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor ends. Of course, the quote refers to rewarding and loving relationships with our family members in our home, but it also means that happiness is so much enhanced by a lovely, clean and serene environment. We enjoy our home and feel a sense of peace when it is clean, organized and beautiful to us. It is the best feeling ever! We recently had a bi-weekly cleaning client tell us it was a wonderful feeling to come from work and just to be able to relax and enjoy her home. read more

How To Have More Romance In Your Relationship

How To Have More Romance In Your Relationship
Romance is not just for Valentine’s Day. Would you like more romance in your relationship? An in-depth study of close to 7,000 married couples found that married couples with cleaner homes have more romance. The study suggests that the connection between the willingness to do household tasks together indicates shared commitment to the home and thereby to each other. Also, it says the reward of a serene, well-tended home in and of itself may be conducive to intimacy. Here’s an idea: hire a professional Atlanta maid service so that you spend less time on household chores, which means more time for intimacy. Don’t forget about the gift! Give a gift certificate for a maid service! read more

Valentine's Day Tip – This Could Supercharge The Romance In Your Relationship

Valentine's Day Tip – This Could Supercharge The Romance In Your Relationship
Valentine's Day this year falls in the middle of the week, which means cleaning services could help your sweetheart out greatly. Speaking of romance, would you like more in your relationship? An in-depth study of close to 7,000 married couples found a surprising solution – it turns out that married couples with cleaner homes have more sex. The study suggests that the connection between the willingness to do household tasks... read more

Earth Month Tip: 5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste | Atlanta House Cleaning Blog

Sustainable living refers to what we do in order to minimize our impact on natural resources and the environment. At Sponge & Sparkle, sustainability is one of our key values. I want to make sure we protect our planet’s resources not only for my grand-children, but for children the world over. This Earth Month, we will publish a series of articles on choices each of us can make to live sustainably. One way is to reduce our food waste. read more

7 Ways to Reduce Water Use | Atlanta House Cleaning Blog

7 Ways to Reduce Water Use | Atlanta House Cleaning Blog
Clean, safe water is a necessity that many parts of the world lack. 1.1 billion people do not have access to clean water and 2.7 billion experience water scarcity at least one month a year. Drought-affected areas are not only on the other side of the world. California is finally emerging from a 5-year drought, the worst in 500 years. As we commemorate Earth Month by exploring ways to live more sustainably, let’s take a look at what we can do to reduce the water we waste. read more

5 Ways to Clear Kitchen Clutter

5 Ways to Clear Kitchen Clutter
The kitchen is best known as the gathering place of the home. With all of that gathering going on, clutter is sure to happen. You can clear kitchen clutter by following these helpful tips. Schedule cleaning: At least twice a year, take everything out of your cabinets and wipe the cabinets down. Use this as an opportunity to wash all of your pots and pans and throw away or donate items that you no longer need. This will also help you find storage containers and misplaced lids, and will keep you from purchasing items that you already own. If you’d rather spend your time doing something fun, you can schedule quarterly detail cleanings from a professional cleaning service. read more

4 Ways to Reduce Your Energy Use | Atlanta House Cleaning Blog

April is Earth Month, a time when we commemorate our achievements in protecting the planet and pledge to do what we can to protect it for future generations. While some still doubt the existence of climate change, most of us can agree that our modern lifestyles affect our planet. That is why Sponge & Sparkle is committed to using green cleaning practices that have a minimal effect on the environment. read more

13 Eco-Friendly, Frugal, Quick, Cleaning Tips

13 Eco-Friendly, Frugal, Quick, Cleaning Tips
Spray a bit of perfume on light bulbs to create a lovely scent when the light is turned on. Polish jewelry by popping 2 Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immersing the jewelry for 2 minutes. Spray your Tupperware with non-stick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and it will remain stain-free. You can throw most baby or pet toys in the washer with warm water and all-purpose detergent. Throwing in a towel along with them will help to get any slime off. Use an empty tissue box to store and reuse those plastic grocery bags. read more

The Shocking Reason 46 Percent of Couples Fight

The Shocking Reason 46 Percent of Couples Fight
In a hardworking world with minimal free time, cleaning the house is one of those relationship stresses that can turn into an elephant overnight! Many of our clients know this, and this is one of the reasons that they have us – we help to create harmony in the home. Who wants to spend their Saturday arguing about vacuuming and dusting? read more

5 Ways to Clean Burnt Pots and Pans

5 Ways to Clean Burnt Pots and Pans
Cleaning the kitchen is no fun. This is especially true if you have to deal with burnt pots or pans. These tips will help you get your cookware clean in no time. Remember – you should not scrub pans that have non-stick coating. Good news: a long soak is probably unnecessary. Do you have baked in and greasy foods in your roasting pans? The pans don’t need to be soaked for a week. read more

8 Ways to Reduce Your House Cleaning Time

8 Ways to Reduce Your House Cleaning Time
What could you do with an extra month in 2018? That’s the amount of time you can get back by reducing or eliminating your house cleaning time. A study by CLR revealed that Americans spend 13 hours a week cleaning. That’s 685 hours a year – almost an entire month! At least half of that time could be transformed into a dozen books read, a masterpiece painted, or a few thousand dollars in your pocket. These tips will help you make better use of the time you spend cleaning. read more

Is Your House Cleaning Routine Making Your Family Sick?

Is Your House Cleaning Routine Making Your Family Sick?
I was excited to recently read in the AARP magazine – a mainstream magazine – an article advising consumers to stop using soaps and cleaners that contain the antibacterial agent triclosan. The article pointed out that antibacterial products are no more effective than regular soap in killing germs and preventing illness. Furthermore, according to research cited, triclosan may contribute to the rise of dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. read more

5 Steps To A Healthier, Non-Toxic Kitchen

5 Steps To A Healthier, Non-Toxic Kitchen
Your kitchen is probably the hub of your home, and where your food is prepared (and often consumed). For this reason, having a healthy, toxic-free kitchen matters. Having a healthy kitchen is about much more than just food, however... read more