How to treat head lice

A case of lice does not reflect a lack of cleanliness or personal hygiene as some would like to think.  Head lice cause itching and discomfort but are not found to transfer dangerous diseases in the United States like lice in other countries. Here are answers to the most common questions about lice:

How can I get infected with lice?

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Don’t lose sleep over bed bugs

Although bed bugs are normally considered a summer pest problem, with the ability to lower the freezing point of their bodily fluids bed bugs do have a high tolerance for cold and thus present a problem even during winter months.

Everyone’s first reaction to a bedbug infestation (let alone their bodily fluids!) is one of disgust. But surprisingly bedbugs are [...]

Video: How to control allergies indoors

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. If you have someone in your household who suffers asthma or allergy attacks, these 5 key areas of your home need special attention while you are spring cleaning this year. Lifestyle Expert Michelle Yarn shares advice from Maid Brigade on how to control allergies indoors, in this new video:

When it comes to [...]

How to choose the best vacuum cleaner for YOUR home

Someone I know has another friend who recently told my friend that she purchased the perfect vacuum and that my friend should buy one too.  Maybe it’s happened to you too. Before we even think about the type of floors our friend might have, we look up that vacuum up on the internet.  But since none of us have [...]

17 Tips to keep your resolution to get organized in 2017!

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to de-clutter and get organized, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed with the task ahead. I am here to tell you that home organization is not an impossible task and you can achieve your organizing goals with just a few minutes each day. Follow these 17 tips to help you [...]

Preventing food-borne illness at home

Every year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food-borne illnesses. These illnesses, also called food poisoning, also send about 128,000 people to the hospital, resulting in about 3,000 deaths nationwide each year.

Bottom line ~ food-borne illness can be more serious than we think.

Causes of food poisoning are mostly microorganisms, like viruses or bacteria. And although many of these [...]

Final Week: Holiday Cleaning Countdown

20 – Day Challenge
The 20-Day Challenge is in the home stretch – and your home is looking better each day. In the FINAL WEEK of our holiday cleaning countdown, we focus on the kitchen.

No matter how hard you try to prevent it, everyone ends up congregating in the kitchen. And some of your friends will want to help [...]

Toxic Household Dust – It’s in YOUR Home

Do you realize the dust in your home is probably toxic?  The Silent Spring Institute, dedicated to researching the effects of toxic chemicals on health, recently conducted a study testing the presence of 45 synthetic chemicals in household dust. There were 10 chemicals that were present in 90% of the samples tested. This suggests toxic household dust is everywhere.

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8 surprising tricks to reduce allergy attacks this fall

OR, what do a clothes dryer, a pillow case and a hair dryer have in common?

When the weather turns colder we close our windows and it seems that everyone starts getting sick. Most of the “sickness” is really a reaction to dust and allergens that are hiding in our homes. Hiding??? Yup, hiding throughout your house. If you or [...]

Control Summertime Pests without Chemicals

Summertime heat and humidity brings out all sorts of pests that you don’t want in your home. If you are trying to stay away from toxic chemicals, the last thing you want to use is a toxic pesticide to get rid of them. Here are some natural ways to rid your home from these nasty pests.

There are usually two [...]