Family Health, Green Cleaning

Keeping Your Newborn Safe as You Clean

Raising a newborn can be tough, not to mention a little hectic as you attempt to navigate the other areas of your life—from work and school, to your social life and marriage—while keeping your house in order. Indeed, parents of newborns have a serious adjustment when it comes to housekeeping and balancing life, but as you’re gonna find out, it is something parents have been grappling with for ages.

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Safe Cleaning

Home-Cleaning Products Should Not Be a Hazard

How harmful can common home-cleaning products be for your health? In 2014, the Guardian reported that the deputy assistant director of housekeeping at North Carolina State University received “several reports of rashes, occasional respiratory problems and headaches” among cleaning staff. It is said this may have been due to long-term exposure to the harsh chemicals and strong smells omitted by the home-cleaning products they were using.

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pet-friendly cleaning tips

Pet Safety

Pet-Friendly Cleaning Tips the Pros Use (Part 2)

In part one of this pet-friendly cleaning series, we talked about the three major, pet-friendly cleaner brands out there that you could consider when purchasing cleaning supplies. In this, the second and final part of the series, we will touch on products. Now that you’re aware of some of the leading eco-friendly cleaning brands, let’s take a look at some individual products that will get the job done.
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healthy pets

Pet Safety

Pet-Cleaning Tips the Pros Use (Part 1)

When we think about healthy pets we must first think about the health of our homes. As a rule of thumb, when you’re searching for cleaning products, you should be checking labels for the following harmful chemicals: phenols, isopropyl alcohol, formaldehyde, phthalates, bleach and perchloroethylene.
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Ingredients to Keep an Eye On

You don’t have to be a detective to spot harmful ingredients in cleaning products that will endanger your loved ones. For starters, never assume that because a cleaning product has a label that reads “organic” or “all-natural,” it actually is.

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