2021 National Cleaning Week

The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) have proclaimed March March 28 - April 3 National Cleaning Week. National Cleaning Week celebrates the value of clean and the important, positive impact cleaning has on public health, the environment, and the economy. ISSA has conducted research on how regular and proper cleaning in…

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Fewer People Plan Spring Cleaning in 2021

According to a survey conducted by the American Cleaning Institute, only 69% of Americans plan to do their annual spring cleaning this year. That is down 8% from 2020. While the United States is still in the midst of mitigating COVID-19, why would that number go down? It is precisely because of the pandemic. Throughout the past year, more people…

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Bizarre Bathroom Designs

Bizarre Bathroom Designs Questionable decorative choices, notable design flaws, and flat out bathroom fails are what you will find at Bored Panda’s hilarious gallery of bizarre bathrooms from around the world. Enjoy! 30 Bathrooms From Hell Made By People Who Probably Haven’t Used One

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A Hotel Room That Cleans Itself?

A Hotel Room That Cleans Itself? From Conde Nast Traveler If you happen to be visiting Copenhagen, Denmark anytime soon, you should investigate the newly opened Hotel Otillia, which has rooms that clean themselves. Housed in the former Carlsberg brewing buildings, the Hotel Otillia brings self-disinfecting technology into its rooms and suites. A Teflon-like coating is sprayed onto surfaces and…

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Household Chemical Storage Guide

Household Chemical Storage Guide Always keep the safety of your family and pets top of mind when storing chemicals between uses. Here is a colorful infographic detailing some best practices for storing common household chemicals from our friends at SOLVCHEM.

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Baltimore Remains Number 1 on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List
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Baltimore Remains Number 1 on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

Based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments in 2018, Baltimore topped the list of Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities for the third year in a row. Washington, D.C., and Chicago remain number two and three respectively. New York moved up two spots to number six and Atlanta and Philadelphia joined…

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Clean Your Paws for Santa Claus

Let’s keep Santa healthy so he can deliver presents to all the girls and boys! Kids can do their part by cleaning their hands before they jump on his lap to talk about their wish list this year! With lots of holiday get-togethers, shopping and extra time spent indoors because of cold weather, now is a good time to remind…

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The Gentle Art of Swedish “Death Cleaning”

You can’t take it with you, so what is going to happen to all your stuff when you die? Your poor kids are probably going to have to go through it all. Margareta Magnusson says that’s not fair. Magnusson, author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life…

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How Do You Celebrate World Toilet Day?

How Do You Celebrate World Toilet Day? To many in the United States and other western countries, World Toilet Day seems like a set up for a joke and not a likely candidate for a holiday. Unfortunately, November 19th is not as trivial or humorous as it may seem. World Toilet Day strives to draw attention to various sanitation issues around the world and work towards resolving them.

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