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8 Things You're Cleaning Too Much

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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You're probably over-cleaning these 8 household items (& don't even know it)

If you’re going to clean, it’s important to be thorough. That said, you might be overdoing it. Chances are you can save yourself a great deal of time and energy by cutting down on some of your chores.

We applaud you for your efforts, but sometimes less is more – especially when it comes to cleaning.

 

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Topics: chores, Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, green products, Healthy Living, laundry, cleaning, green cleaning

3 Easy Steps to Get Rid of Bacteria in the Home

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Get Rid of Bacteria in Your Home

When it comes to maintaining a clean home, the battle against bacteria is the greatest challenge for many of us. From your toilet and bathtub to your kitchen drain and kitchen sponge, bacteria is everywhere.

But if bacteria are invisible to the naked eye, how do we clean what we can’t see?

That’s where we come in. We’re here to give you a few tried and true tips to sanitize your house and keep bacteria at bay.

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Topics: chores, Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, green products, clean environment, cleaning, safer products

Is Your Home Toxic? How to Up Your Indoor Toxin Removal Game

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Here’s how to reduce indoor air pollution

Toxic chemicals are all around us – in the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe. In fact, according to a recent report released by the Environmental Working Group, up to 100 million Americans could have contaminated drinking water.

We’re not saying this to scare you, but we believe it’s important to be aware of the toxins around you so you can limit your exposure. The good news is that by making different lifestyle choices, you can significantly reduce the number of toxins you come into contact with.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Healthy Living, Sustainable Shopping, clean environment, cleaning, safer products, sustainable, toxins

Deep Cleaning Without Bleach: Bathroom Edition

Posted by Kaitlin on Dec 4, 2018 3:16:00 PM

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How to Clean Your Bathroom Without Bleach

Nothing feels better than a sparkling clean bathroom. That oh-so-rewarding clean smell that follows an hour or two of scrubbing, spraying and swiffering – can’t beat it! And, since the bathroom is one of the dirtiest rooms in the house, we want to do everything possible to disinfect it.

This is where bleach comes in – the absolute worst offender when it comes to toxic cleaning products. If you’re an avid bleach user, don’t beat yourself up (if you still use it after reading this article, however, that’s another story).

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, cleaning, green cleaning

The Real Impact of Cleaning Products on the Environment

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 27, 2018 5:37:00 PM

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How exactly do your cleaning products affect the environment?

Think about the number of cleaning products you use on a weekly basis. In your home alone, chances are that more than half of those products contain at least two to three toxic ingredients. Now think about the billions of people around the world using cleaning products on a daily basis. The sad truth is it’s impossible to count the number of toxic chemicals polluting the environment and damaging our ecosystem.

At ThreeMain, we believe knowledge is power. Our goal is to raise awareness regarding green cleaning and the importance of making eco-friendly choices as a consumer.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, environment, Sustainability, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning, greenliving

6 Expert Tips to Make Cleaning Fun & Easy

Posted by Kaitlin on Nov 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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6 Ways to Make Cleaning Fun

When you think about cleaning your home, it’s possible that you’re faced with dread. Cleaning can be dull if you are sticking with the same old routine. While most people view household cleaning as a chore, it’s possible to make dusting, mopping and scrubbing an adventure.  

 

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Topics: chores, Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, clean environment, cleaning, fun activities, green cleaning, Millennials

5 Awesome Ways to Make Cleaning Fun For Kids

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How to Have a Clean House With Kids (Yes, it Can Be Done!)

We know, we know.

Cleaning with your kids doesn’t exactly sound, well, that relaxing. But, it IS good for little people to help out around the house once in a while, so they’re in the habit of earning their keep – which, down the road, you’ll be grateful they know how to do. Read on for ways to spiff up your space AND keep small hands occupied – definitely a win-win in our book.

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Topics: chores, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Going Green, Kids, cleaning, green cleaning, Inspiration, Learn

The Top 5 Dangers of Bleach

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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5 Reasons to Ditch the Bleach and Clean Green

Bleach is known as “chlorine bleach” or even “sodium hypochlorite,” can be found in nearly every household or office. When it comes to dirty jobs, whether it’s cleaning a moldy bathroom, disinfecting surfaces, or getting stains out of laundry, people often reach for bleach. As one of the oldest and most common household products, it’s tough getting people to ditch bleach.

Bleach is made when chlorine and caustic soda (also known as lye) are combined. Both are very potent. Its potency is what has made it so attractive in the cleaning market.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Going Green, maketheswitch, cleaning, green cleaning, safer products

Does Cleaning Actually Improve Your Mental Health?

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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How Having a Clean Home Can Improve Your Mental Health

Walking into a clean and tidy home typically evokes a feeling of euphoria. Sparkling countertops, floors free from clutter and dust-free furnishings help you to see the beauty of your home’s landscape and overall environment. If you feel refreshed when you are cleaning, or admiring your work, you are not alone. Researchers have found a connection between a clean house and our mental wellbeing. Here’s why a tidy home often leads to a clear and tidy mind:

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, Healthy Living, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning, greenliving, Inspiration, Learn

Quiz: How Good Are Your Housekeeping Habits?

Posted by Kaitlin on Oct 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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Test Your Home Cleaning Know-How

Keeping a neat and tidy home is something we all desire. And while many of us have good intentions, it is possible to clean incorrectly. The sad truth is that many of us are unknowingly self-sabotaging ourselves with bad cleaning habits.

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Topics: Clean Consciously, cleaning routine, Cleaning Tips, everyday cleaning, clean environment, cleaning, green cleaning

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