Preparing your home for holiday guests

The holiday season is here, it’s time to make way for your family and friends. You’re scrambling to get your home in to “perfect” condition before the arrival of your guests, RELAX! This week I’m going to help ease your winter worries and give you some great tips on how to get your home to feel warm and welcoming this holiday season. 1.      The kitchen is the heart of the home as some say, so make your kitchen sparkle this year! Take the time to thoroughly clean your appliances, and make sure after each use you give them a wipe down so they are easier to maintain. If you have

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Soap: Is Anti-bacterial soap better?

I’ve asked myself this question a million times, how is anti-bacterial soap different from regular soap? Is there really a huge difference? If you have ever walked down an aisle in the store and looked at all of the different bottles of soap approximately 8 out of 10 say the word “antibacterial” but do we really know what this means? Well today I’m going to explain the differences and benefits between the two, hopefully giving you a better understanding of what you’re washing away! Or… what you’re not washing away. Don’t mind me turning scientific for a moment… 1. Soap has two main functions, to decrease water’s surface tension and

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Cleaning with kids doesn’t need to be a chore

Having our kids help us with household chores can be quite difficult, and completing chores with small children stuck to our legs can prove to be impossible! Finding ways to include your children in cleaning routines doesn’t have to be a “chore” in itself. We at Able Cleaning have come up with some tips to help get your kids involved while teaching them responsibility and independence.  Be sure to choose age appropriate chores when designating duties, and always recognize a job well done! Shadowing– Little ones love to mimic the actions of adults, particularly their parents. Allowing your little one to follow you around while you’re doing your daily routines

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Bottled up Household Hazards

We’re all aware that cleaning supplies contain dangerous chemicals that are harmful if inhaled or swallowed, right? There is nothing more frightening then seeing the skull and cross bones photo on the front of a cleaning supply bottle that you use to disinfect things that your children, and other family members touch. Being mindful of the chemicals you are using is very important. Keep in mind there is NO chemical that is safe for direct inhalation or consumption; chemicals should always be kept out of reach of children. We all must disinfect in order to keep our homes and bodies free from germs and bacteria. Therefore, most of us will

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Do you have OCD? [Obsessive Cleaning Disorder]

On a daily basis were constantly running around trying to get all of our household chores completed, as we’ve all probably come to realize there is NOT enough hours in the day to complete everything we need to do on our hectic schedules! So we at Able cleaning have come up with a clever check-list for you to use in your daily life. I have to warn you, by using this you may actually gain some spare time, and who doesn’t love that? Keep in mind you can always come up with your own list, here is just an example, Take a sheet of paper and down the side write

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The Secret Hiding Places of germs

Dust, dirt, grime, and slime hide in places that we can’t even imagine…places that are not visible to the naked eye.  Where are all of these pesky particles hiding? Brace yourself for what you are about to read, I am here to inform you where they may be and how to give them an eviction notice!   Helpful hints to clean up your dirty little secrets:   1.      Sponges– Most of us use sponges in our kitchens to do dishes and wipe counter tops, but a lot of people don’t realize that sponges can carry “grimy germs” such as salmonella, and E. Coli! So if sponges are something you use

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