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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

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

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

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

Do You Need Suds to Clean? Why More Bubbles Don’t Mean Clean

Posted by ThreeMain on Mar 8, 2019 10:47:02 AM

Soap Science: Suds Don’t Clean Your Dishes

Just like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, we’ve all believed the bubble myth at one point in our lives.

We think that if we don’t see soapy pockets of air, our dishes, laundry, and tubs aren’t really clean.

But is there any truth to that belief?

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Topics: green cleaning, non-toxic cleaning, eco-friendly living, home cleaning

How to Clean Your Home

Posted by ThreeMain on Mar 4, 2019 10:23:51 AM

Everything You Need to Know to Clean Your House

“Go clean.”

It sounds easy, right?

Wipe down your counters. Vacuum under the couch. Change your sheets.

Maintaining a clean home seems pretty straightforward.

So why is it that every time we think we think we’ve cleaned our entire house, we turn around and see dust bunnies, fingerprints, and super long strands of hair?

More likely than not, it’s because you didn’t go in with an official cleaning game plan.

Without a plan, a little expert know-how, and, yes, some high-quality cleaning products, it’s hard to be sure that you’ve cleaned every nook and cranny.

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Topics: cleaning, green cleaning

The Beginner's Guide to Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

Posted by ThreeMain on Feb 28, 2019 2:36:09 PM

How to Make Non-Toxic Cleaning Work for You

Raise your hand if…

- You want to make the switch to safe cleaning products, but it’s hard to tell what’s what when you’re standing in the cleaning aisle at the grocery store, and you need to be home in fifteen minutes to start dinner on time.

- You have non-toxic dish soap, but your bathroom cleaners all have laundry lists of ingredients on their labels, and you’re 99% sure that’s not a good thing.

- You tried brewing some DIY cleaners in the past, but keeping up your at-home chemistry routine was way too time-consuming to maintain long-term.

Anyone else staring at their phone screen/laptop/tablet with their other hand in the air?

Us, too.

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Topics: cleaning, green cleaning, kid-friendly cleaning, baby-safe cleaning, non-toxic living, non-toxic cleaning, detoxifying

Everything You Need to Know About Kid-Friendly, Baby-Safe Cleaners

Posted by ThreeMain on Feb 28, 2019 1:36:30 PM

The Basics of Family Friendly Cleaning

For every parent, our kids’ health is a top priority.

Everyone wants their children to be happy and healthy, but many don’t realize that they’re bringing products into their homes that can hinder their child’s cognitive development, exacerbate or create new allergies, or weaken their immune systems.

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Topics: cleaning, green cleaning, kid-friendly cleaning, baby-safe cleaning, non-toxic living

What are Green Cleaning Products?

Posted by ThreeMain on Feb 28, 2019 12:20:11 PM

Why Green Cleaning is Important & How You Can Start

More likely than not, a well-intentioned friend or family member has told you that it’s important to use green cleaning products.

Sounds reasonable, right?

Of course you should use cleaning products that are “green.” Buying green cleaners helps the environment.

Quick question, though, do you know how green cleaners impact the environment?

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Topics: cleaning, green cleaning, kid-friendly cleaning, baby-safe cleaning, allergies, recycling

Sustainable Cleaning Products: ThreeMain in the News

Posted by Joe & Lauren on Feb 27, 2019 1:30:59 PM

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