Protect Your Floors from Fierce Winter Sand

Sand

With winter well on its way, many of us are at least mentally readying the outside of our homes against winter hazards. As important as preparing the exterior is, it’s also a good idea to take a moment and plan how best to protect against interior winter wear and tear. Sand is a sensible option for safeguarding against slips on the ice, but once tracked in, it can really leave its mark on your floors and carpets.

Here are a few tips to help you take optimal care of your floors this winter… Continue reading “Protect Your Floors from Fierce Winter Sand”

Getting Real About Germ Avoidance Fails, Like Flushing with Your Foot

Dirty Bathroom

Depending on our psychological profiles, some of us worry about germs more than others. Of course, no one wants to get sick or come into contact with anyone else’s cooties, but some people take germ avoidance a little too far. The reality is, those efforts are nothing but a waste of time. With cold and flu season closing in, it’s likely that many people will start to ramp up their germ-avoidance tactics. One that you might engage in is particularly futile: flushing a public toilet with your foot. Continue reading “Getting Real About Germ Avoidance Fails, Like Flushing with Your Foot”

Facts You’d Rather Not Know About Dust Mites

Hands and Dust

As the saying goes, “knowledge is power,” but too much information can be a curse, especially when it comes to creepy-crawlies, even the ones we can’t see. Maybe even especially the ones we can’t see. Dust mites are a microscopic example of a persistent and pervasive pest. Only measuring approximately 0.3 millimeters, dust mites are found everywhere — no matter your personal hygiene habits or commitment to a clean home. Continue reading “Facts You’d Rather Not Know About Dust Mites”