Author Archives: Jessica Ek

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

One topic that has gotten more attention lately is the quality of the air in our homes. This became even more important when the pandemic hit and we were spending even more time in these spaces. Air quality is particularly important for those with allergies, since one common allergen is...

How to Use a Degreaser

For many messes, an all-purpose cleaner will do. Sometimes you just need some extra cleaning power to help cut through the grease and those burnt-on messes. That’s where degreasers come in handy, especially in the kitchen. You can use degreasers on most surfaces, like food preparation areas, oven hoods, pots...

Getting Odors Out of Clothes

Most of the time, doing a load of laundry can make your clothes looking better and smelling better, too. But sometimes the odor doesn’t all come out. Here’s how to eliminate those tough clothing odors: Allow sweaty clothes to dry. If clothes are dry before they hit the hamper, it...

Smart Cleaning Appliances

It’s National Technology Day and a great day to celebrate the innovations that make our lives easier. Cleaning is a common target of such innovations. Over the years, American homes have relied more and more on cleaning technology as a way to cut down on time spent on chores. By...

Cleaning Your Workspace

December 31 is No Interruptions Day, a day to reduce the intrusion of electronic gadgets and devices in the workplace. These devices are notorious for being distracting and for preventing people from focusing on their tasks. To celebrate No Interruptions Day, we’re reminding readers that a clean workplace helps contribute...

How to Clean Key Spots in the Home

The kitchen and bathroom top the list of key rooms to clean in the home. That’s why they were the focus of a panel discussion during the third annual Discover Cleaning Summit, hosted by Good Housekeeping and the American Cleaning Institute. Why should these rooms be at the top of...

Emerging Cleaning Technologies: Disinfecting

During the pandemic, many organizations were looking for ways to disinfect public spaces. Some of these methods used familiar disinfecting sprays, wipes, or bleach. Some methods were less familiar. We wanted to look at a couple of these newer methods for whole room disinfecting and how they are supposed to...

IOU Cleaning Coupons as Gifts

Inflation is causing many holiday shoppers to adjust their plans. In a recent NerdWallet survey, 36% of respondents said they would give different gifts compared to past years and 35% reported planning to spend less. If you’re on a tight budget this year and looking for a last-minute gift, look...