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: https://youtu.be/eCVA1cU4wUA?t=6s When it

How to Take Care of Your Mattress

When you look at the things in your house that need attention this spring, do you see your mattress anywhere on the list? Probably not, and you’re not alone. Few people realize how important mattress care is – not only to your spine and sound sleep. Respiratory health depends on it, especially if you have asthma or allergies. Most people

How to Clean Stove Drip Pans and Hood

There are some cleaning tasks we just don’t want to even think about doing! One of these jobs is cleaning the drip pan liners on the stove.  These liners can become extremely dirty with built up food and can be extremely difficult to clean. Food that gets dropped or spilled down there then becomes “fused on” due to the heat

How to Really Clean a Fireplace

When was the last time you cleaned your fireplace? Not just emptied the logs and shoveled (you didn’t vacuum, did you?) the ash, but really cleaned it?  To clean a fireplace is not even a "to do" on our spring cleaning list. Surprisingly, your fireplace should be cleaned at the end of every burning season.  Chimneys also need to be

How to Clean Books and Bookcases

Warmer temperatures this winter have brought pollen out sooner than expected. May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, but if you or someone in your household is suffering asthma or allergy attacks, it’s probably time to do a deep cleaning targeted at removing the allergens than trigger these attacks. Pollen, dust, dust mites and pet dander are some of the

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

Battling Mold in Your Bathroom

This time of year is when we start battling mold in our bathrooms. Mold loves dark, moist areas and a bathroom is its perfect home. Mold is a living fungus that reproduces when it has enough water and food. Mold is not related to cleanliness but to moisture, therefore even the cleanest bathroom can have an ongoing mold issue. Some

DIY Green Baby Wash – Safe Enough to Eat

August is historically the month with the highest number of births and this past year was no different, according to the CDC. So now is a good time to share a letter I received recently from a young couple doing the hard work of finding out what exactly is in their cleaning and cleansing products. For anyone caring for a

Green cleaning works on appliances, too!

Today's high-end appliances take expensive specialty cleaners to keep looking brilliant - or DO they? Leslie Reichert has some green cleaning techniques that work just as well, and you probably have them on hand right now. Cleaning appliances can be a struggle. Since there is a growing number of cleaning products manufactured specifically for each of the different finishes available