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3 Green House Cleaning Myths

Posted on February 27, 2013. Filed under: About Sponge & Sparkle, Green Cleaning, Safe Cleansers | Tags: |

Atlanta Green House Cleaning ServiceAt Sponge & Sparkle professional cleaning service, we are committed to using non-toxic cleaning products and practices whenever possible. Our reasons? Harsh cleaning products contribute to indoor pollution and may adversely affect our water supply.

Our clients appreciate our commitment to the environment.

When doing their own cleaning, however, some homeowners still hesitate to make the switch from harsh cleaning chemicals to more natural alternatives. Their reluctance can usually be traced to one of the top 3 green cleaning myths.

Myth #1 – Green Cleaners Won’t Do the Job

Nothing can be further from the truth. Natural and green cleaners will clean your home just as thoroughly. The only thing you won’t get is the harsh smell.

In order to get the best results, you may have to let your natural cleaners sit on the surface for a little while. Once the cleaner penetrates, removing the dirt is a snap.

Myth #2 – Green Cleaners are Much More Expensive.

Another myth is that green cleaners are much more expensive. The green and natural cleaners you can make from commonly available products such as vinegar and baking soda are clearly less expensive than harsh, chemically-based ones.

Commercially available green cleaners are also a great bargain. Since most contain less filler, a little goes a long way.

Myth #3 – Green Cleaners Won’t Kill Germs or Mold

To those who think green cleaners don’t disinfect, here is a list of natural or green cleaning agents that kill bacteria or mold.

  • Basil oil
  • Borax
  • Hot soapy water
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lemon
  • Steam
  • Tea tree Oil
  • White vinegar

Whether you make or buy green and natural cleaners, follow the instructions carefully to get the best results. Your children, your pets, and yes, even your nose will thank you.

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Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service. (404) 633-9652.

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Want More Romance In Your Marriage? Here’s A Surprising Answer

Posted on February 6, 2013. Filed under: Household Tips | Tags: , |

atlanta maid serviceAs Valentine’s Day approaches, thoughts turn to romance.

Would you like more romance in your marriage? An in-depth study of close to 7,000 married couples found a surprising solution – it turns out that married couples with cleaner homes have more sex.

The study suggests that  the connection between the willingness to do household tasks together is a general indicator of a symbol of shared commitment to the home and thereby to each other.  Also, it says the reward of a serene well-tended home in and of itself may be conducive to intimacy.

Here’s an idea: hire a professional Atlanta maid service so that you spend less time on household chores, which means more time for intimacy.

Don’t skip the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts. Add a gift certificate for a maid service, or better yet, surprise your spouse with a sparkling clean home!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service. (404) 633-9652.

Read more Atlanta maid and house cleaning service customer reviews on our site.
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