Category Archives: Cleaning Tutorials & Guides

How To Clean Marble Floors

You’ve moved into a new apartment or house which has delicate stone surfaces and you don’t know how to clean marble floors or you’ve upgraded your home with stone, quartz, granite, or marble and you want to protect your investment. So, what’s the best way to clean and maintain your new delicate surfaces? Goals: First off, […]

How to Develop a Better Cleaning & Decluttering Routine using the 5S Method

Using the 5S Method to Improve Your Cleaning Routine and Reduce Stress Efficiency – the ability to avoid wasting resources such as time, money and energy – is a key element in having a clutter-free, less stressful home. One of the ways that we can achieve calm and peace of mind in the workplace and […]

How To Deep Clean Hardwood Floors

Here’s a quick guide and video tutorial on how to mop hardwood floors, in a way you may not have known about! Most of the time, cleaning hardwood floors requires just 2 steps – pick up dust, hair, and debris, then mop to a buffing shine (all while reducing wear and tear). Unfortunately, these 2 take most […]

What is muda? & What Can it Teach Us About Waste Reduction in the Home

Efficiency in the home is often related to cleanliness, orderliness and a stress-free environment. As consumers, we have the tendency to buy things we need and use, as well as things we think we need, and later find to be worthless. And along enters muda – a Japanese word, meaning futility; uselessness; wastefulness. There are 7 wastes […]

The Environmental Cost of Single-use Cleaning Supplies – Are they Worth the Convenience?

Environmental Impact of Single Use Swiffer Sheets and other Single Use Supplies In a world full of infinite cleaning products lined up, ready and waiting on store shelves, we are offered a colorful and scented plethora of multiple choices. Careful though, making a decision before you choose what to clean your floor with, because like a […]

How to Declutter Any Room in your Home in 6 Easy Steps

Clutter attracts clutter and space attracts space. Finding balance between the two extremes is no easy task, but with patience and perseverance your home can be tidy, clean and ready for surprise guests every day of the year. Before you start the process of decluttering and throwing things away left and right, it is beneficial […]

How Decluttering Improves Home Cleanliness and Hygiene

Clutter is anything and everything in your home that you do not use, do not need and do not like. It is not only the physical blockages such as the growing pile of laundry or stack of bills on the kitchen counter that prevent a free-flowing rhythm in your home, clutter is tied up in […]

Using the 5S Method to Create a Clean, Organized Home

What is the 5s Method? How to use it: A clean and organized home starts with the desire to have a tidy, uncluttered space. When we are able to identify the unorganized and chaotic areas of our living space, then we have a chance to make lasting changes. The 5S philosophy is more than just a cleaning […]

How to Clean and Squeegee Garage and Shop Floors

Best Way to Clean Garage and Shop Floors This is a quick tutorial on how to clean your garage and shop floors as well as how to squeegee your garage floors dry using my microfiber mop technique. There’s nothing like having garage and shop floors that are shining and clean, but most people don’t take the time […]

Guide to DIY Non-toxic Cleaning Recipes

Best non-toxic, hypoallergenic cleaning recipes Eliminating toxins and chemicals from your home makes both environmental and financial sense, not to mention how easy it is to make the eco-conscious switch. To make the change from conventional chemical cleaners to non-toxic alternatives quickly, get to know the six basic ingredients for cleaning your home safely, effectively […]