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5 Facts That Will Make You Ditch Single-Use Plastics Forever

Posted by ThreeMain on Aug 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Why Single-Use Products Are No Use

There’s a dirty little secret companies that sell plastic bottles don’t want you to know: you can’t recycle plastic.

Plastics take 400+ years to decompose fully. When we “recycle” plastics, we’re really just breaking them into smaller “microplastics” and redistributing them into landfills and water systems.

That means that every plastic product we make eventually ends up in our oceans or a landfill, whether or not we recycle it (to say nothing about the billions of plastic products that never get recycled).

The only way to stop this from happening is to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic products and embrace zero-waste alternatives.

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Topics: green cleaning, plastic pollution, plastic free living

How Choosing to Live Sustainably Can Help Your Little Ones Live Happier, Healthier Lives on the EcoMamas Blog

Posted by ThreeMain on Jul 23, 2019 11:21:00 AM

Why Sustainable Families are Healthier Families

Sometimes, sustainability feels like a chore.

Between carpools to soccer practice, loads of laundry, and packing healthy lunches, remembering to grab a reusable water bottles before we run out the door can seem like just another thing - an “extra” - on our already endless to-do lists.

But those extras - using reusable water bottles, opting for cloth napkins instead or paper, or using green cleaners rather than the toxic ones - can be the most important decisions you’ll make for your family.

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Topics: Sustainability, sustainable living, #cleaningwithmeaning

Kids Stink, But Their Rooms Don't Have To. Here's 10 Ways to Keep Your Child's Room Smelling Fresh

Posted by ThreeMain on Jul 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The Expert’s Guide to Eliminating Kid Odors, For Good

Kids never age out of smelliness.

Toddlers run around in soggy clothes and make your house smell like a diaper bin.

Fourth graders don’t hesitate to bring little “friends” into the house and forget about them in a closet for three months.

Teenagers go to practice, dump their bags in the entryway, then sit on the couch in their sweaty clothes playing Fortnite.

Not all children give off the same smells, but they all give off bad smells.

It may seem like those smells are baked into their clothes and toys, but fortunately, there are eco-friendly, 100% non-toxic ways to combat offensive kid odors.

Keep reading for our top ten tips on how to keep your kids’ rooms (and the rest of your house) smelling fresh.

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Topics: green cleaning, how to clean, getting rid of odors

The Expert's Guide to Cleaning 12 Hard to Reach Areas in Your Home

Posted by ThreeMain on Jun 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM

It’s Time to Finally Learn How to Clean Those Hard to Reach Areas in Your Home

When it comes to cleaning, most of us go by the “out of sight, out of mind” mindset. We convince ourselves that - because we can’t see it - it must be clean.

Can’t see the tops of your cabinets? They’re spotless.

Don’t look under the bed that often? Must mean there’s no dust under there.

Never ever see the back of your oven? Grease? We hardly knew ye.

Then one day, we crouch down to pull the holiday ornaments from underneath the beds and come face to face with enough dust bunnies to fill a down coat. Because, as it turns out, those out of sight, out of mind areas still get dirty regardless of whether or not we clean them (who knew?).

And unfortunately, dirt, grime, and dust attract even more dirt, grime, and dust. That means that when an area of your house goes unclean, it makes the areas you do clean get dirtier even faster.

To help you finally clean those out of sight areas, we put together these smart, clever tips and tricks to cleaning the 12 hardest to reach areas of your home.

Get ready to experience a truly clean home for the first time since...well, the first time since move-in day, probably.

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Topics: home cleaning, home cleaning guide, how to clean

Non-Toxic, Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Your Home

Posted by ThreeMain on Jun 4, 2019 2:15:00 PM

All the Sneaky Places Odors are Hiding in Your Home, and How to Get Rid of Them Forever

Quick question: does your home smell as lovely as it looks?

Unless you’re a florist, probably not.

We put a lot of effort into making our homes look gorgeous and inviting, but we usually forget to clean the places that odors like to live.

But it’s not just forgetting to clean your waste bin that’s leading to bad smells in your kitchen. Changes in the weather, pets, kids, spouses, and friends drag stinky smells into your home every day.

And the best way to eliminate those odors isn’t to mask them with an expensive, environmentally unsafe air freshener, it’s to seek out the cause of those smells and remove them.

Convinced that it’s time to deodorize your home? Here’s how to eliminate all of the hidden odors in every room in your home.

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Topics: green cleaning, home cleaning, home cleaning guide, #cleaningwithmeaning

How to Care for Indoor Plants While You’re on Vacation

Posted by ThreeMain on May 22, 2019 10:00:00 AM

What To Do To Help Your Houseplants Thrive Before Your Next Trip

Whether you’re traveling home to visit family, jetting off to a white, sandy beach, or out of town for a weekend wedding, you should give your plants some TLC before you leave.

You worked hard to help your houseplants thrive despite 0% humidity and frigid temperatures this winter, so it would be a shame to return home to brown-tipped leaves and dry soil when your plants should be flourishing.

Here are four steps to keeping your plants healthy and happy while you’re away. Or four steps for those sometimes forgetful plant parents out there (hi!).

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ThreeMain & Salazar Packaging: A Sustainable Packaging Love Story

Posted by ThreeMain on May 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

4 Sustainable Packaging Practices Small Businesses Can Adopt to Reduce Their Carbon Impact

According to a 2018 UN memo, we have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe.

But unfortunately, no magic bullet can stop climate change.

Recycling alone won’t get us there. Neither will #LivingPlasticFree or shopping locally.

We all need to take stock and figure out new ways we can live sustainably.

For ThreeMain, that means taking a hard look at ourselves and implementing sustainable practices in every area of our operations.

From recyclable refill pouches to naturally-derived formulas, we’re always looking for new ways to reduce our eco-impact. And through our partnership with Salazar Packaging, we’ve even been able to make our packaging sustainable.

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Topics: sustainable packaging, sustainable living, #cleaningwithmeaning

6 Ways ThreeMain's Products Clean With Meaning

Posted by ThreeMain on Apr 25, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Are Your Green Cleaning Products Really Green?

We all want to do our part to help the planet.

It’s why we buy reusable grocery bags, recycle our soda cans, and try to buy “green” products.

But buying truly green products is easier said than done.

In 2011, the U.S. government passed legislation directing cleaning companies not to use “eco-friendly” language on their packaging or marketing materials without stats to back up their claims.

Despite that, the government hasn’t done much to monitor or stop cleaning companies from falsely claiming that they’re eco-friendly.

As Paul Hollywood would say: they’re all style, no substance.

That’s why we decided that this Earth Week, we want to give you some facts.

Facts that show you - not tell - you how ThreeMain’s cleaning products positively impact our planet, every single time you use them.

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Topics: green products, green cleaning, #cleaningwithmeaning

The Definitive Guide on How to Clean Your House is Here!

Posted by ThreeMain on Apr 18, 2019 12:13:00 PM

Ready to Live a Greener, Cleaner Life? Download our Ultimate Guide on How to Clean Your House

Keeping your house clean is hard.

Keeping a house clean when you’ve never learned how to do it properly? That’s very hard.

That’s why we created the ThreeMain Ultimate Home Cleaning Guide. To help you get the most out of your ThreeMain products and make sure every nook, cranny, and corner in your home is squeaky clean.

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Topics: home cleaning, home cleaning guide

Where to Donate Clothes, Furniture, and Everything Else You Don’t Use Anymore

Posted by ThreeMain on Apr 10, 2019 3:06:05 PM
 

Decluttered Your House? Here's Where to Donate Your Stuff

Just because you wouldn’t call yourself hoarder, it doesn’t mean you aren’t holding onto stuff you don’t need anymore.

Whether it’s clothes you haven’t worn since high school, DVDs you never took out of their plastic wrapping, or Razor flip phones from 2002 taking up space in your nightstand, we’re pretty sure there’s something in your house you don’t use anymore.

But before you go and toss your belongings into the recycling bin (because we’re finished with trash cans, right?), consider helping out someone in need instead.

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Topics: organization tips, decluttering, donating

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