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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