How often should you clean out your refrigerator?

How often should you clean out your refrigerator?

When we clean our home, the last thing we think about is our refrigerator. It’s hidden, and there’s typically food in it at all times, making it hard to take the time to empty it for cleaning. What many of us may not know is that bacteria can linger in there from things leaking or spilling. There are also temperature zones within the fridge where bacteria can grow faster than others. Areas such as the doors that are exposed to warmer temperatures when opened are more prone to bacteria growth. This means it's important to consider when to clean it out and make sure the items inside are not making you sick. So, how often should you clean out your fridge? At least every 3-4 months. This is a great timeframe to take a look at any spoiled food, ensure your items are stored properly, and, of course, wipe it down and clean it from top to bottom. A great way to...
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Five tips for home organization this spring

Five tips for home organization this spring

If you’re like most people, you appreciate an organized home. With everything else going on, we tend to let household organization get to the point where it becomes somebody else’s problem and the junk drawer becomes invisible to the naked eye.  Unfortunately, it’s not going to take care of itself. Not to mention the number of unsurprising psychological benefits to being organized.  Clutter and chaos create stress, fatigue, and an overall feeling of discord that translates to your everyday life.  Getting things in order can lead to comprehensive, large-scale improvements in your lifestyle, and the energy expended taking care of the matter can be satisfying and constructive. Proper organization can offer you the luxury of time and serenity:  not spending 30 minutes trying to locate that pair of scissors “you know you left on the counter right here!” is worth its weight in gold!  Ridding yourself of disorder provides peace and knowing everything is in its place provides security, all of which is...
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Spring Cleaning Ideas to Detox your Home

Spring Cleaning Ideas to Detox your Home

The idea of “spring cleaning” is nothing new. There is something about renewal that has stayed with the spring season for decades, but have you ever thought of it as a way to “detox” your home? A detox can be a physical and mental concept where we remove any build up around us that no longer serves a purpose in our life. Whether its dust and dirt or actual items we have bought, removing things can make us feel immediately better. There are also a few things we can do to ensure our homes are not harming our health by promoting allergies or other illnesses. Invest in an Air Purifier We may think that the air in our home is safe, but when we open our windows or have people visiting us, that can quickly change. An air purifier ensures that daily pollutants such as dust, smoke, pollen and pet dander are removed. People with allergies or compromised immune systems can benefit from...
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