What To Do With Your Pumpkin After Halloween

Posted on October 29, 2015. Filed under: Miscellaneous | Tags: , , |

by Raina Raflo, Founder, Sponge & Sparkle – Atlanta House Cleaning Experts since 1981

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After Halloween – 3 Uses for Leftover Pumpkin

Halloween is in a few days. On November 1, the jack-0’lantern would have done its job.   Now what?  Don’t just trash it.  Here are several beneficial uses for it.

Make a planter

When your jack-0’lantern is done, you can use it as a planter.  Plant a colorful fall mum in the hollowed out pumpkin and plant it in your garden.  As the pumpkin decomposes, it will fertilize your new plant.

Feed the wildlife

If you have woods nearby, feed the wildlife. Bambi and her friends will love it. Plus, if you don’t want to eat them yourself, you can dry and toast the pumpkin seeds and give your backyard birds a treat.

Make a facial rub with it

Pumpkins are rich in zinc and vitamins A, C and E—all great ingredients for a healthy complexion. Grind up some of the remaining pumpkin meat into a puree.  Mix about five teaspoons with three teaspoons of brown sugar (a natural exfoliate) and a tiny splash of milk.  Apply to your face and gently rub in a circular motion.  Allow the masque to do its magic for about 20 minutes and voila – you’ll enjoy the results!

Try one of these ideas and you’ll get a bigger return on your investment than just scaring the goblins away for one night.  Happy Halloween!

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How to Live a Greener Life – In Just 15 Minutes a Day

Posted on April 30, 2015. Filed under: Green Cleaning | Tags: , , |

As we come to the end of Earth Month, you might be wondering “Am I doing all I can to live a greener life?”

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While it may seem daunting, living a greener life doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Sponge & Sparkle is committed to using cleaning products and practices that are non-toxic whenever possible, and we’ve found that once you make the commitment, the rest is easy.

This article on the Prevention Magazine blog offers 70 simple, doable ways to live a greener life. Their tips cover all areas – including cleaning, gardening, pet care, and driving.

Each tip takes a few minutes to implement; all you have to do is work on one tip at a time.

By this time next year, you will be living a more eco-friendly life.

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