June 1, 2018

Why Does Mess Cause Stress?

Let me be honest, as much as I love to clean there are days when I just can’t get myself to clean my own home (or do anything for that matter). It’s okay to feel this way. We are not lazy; we just need time for self-care – looking after our personal well-being by taking a step back and forgetting about our distractions. But we all know what can happen when we let go even for that brief moment. All of a sudden the dishes pile up, the trash needs to be taken out, and our home becomes so disorganized...
February 13, 2018

Seeking Simplicity

Did you catch Miss'es Clean's latest article in HWS Magazine? HWS is Niagara's health and wellness magazine offering its readers educational articles, by health and wellness experts, on how to live a healthy lifestyle. In the latest issue, I had the opportunity to share my experience on living minimally. I also share with readers tips on decluttering and small ways we can be minimal at home. Seeking Simplicity Can we live a meaningful life with less stuff? I certainly think we can. I have spent the last few months on a mission - to need less, to want less and to live...
January 23, 2018
Career at Misses Clean

Confessions of a Cleaning Lady

I have a confession. I started using my own cleaning service. For anyone who knows me, they know I love to clean. There is nothing more relaxing than putting on some music, pouring myself a glass of wine and focusing on the task in front of me. The idea of using my own cleaning service seemed a little ironic. I started my company cleaning other homes, so why would I hire my own company to clean my home? The answer is simple: for many people who use a cleaning service, there is value in it. Using a cleaning service is...
January 16, 2018

Why Do People Choose to Hire a Cleaning Service? Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Get Answered!

In a previous post, I confessed to using my own cleaning service in my home. As much as I enjoy cleaning, I learned that with a bit of help I was able to be a more productive version of myself when maintaining a clean home, something that is very important to me. In this post, I want to follow up with readers who may still be on the fence about using a cleaning service and answer the most common questions we have had come through at Miss’es Clean. What are your cleaning packages? Miss’es Clean works closely with you to...
January 9, 2018

Rachel’s Picks: My Top 5 Products for Tough Cleans

Let’s discuss tough cleaning jobs. Sometimes it can feel like no matter what you do there is nothing that can get rid of shower scum, or the burnt food off the bottom of your pans. When I bring in a new product to Miss’es Clean’s retail shop, I make sure it is personally tried and tested by me. For tough cleans and stains, these products are my absolute go-tos: Mother’s Choice - an abrasive cleaner used to clean all hard surfaces. It is five times stronger than Pink Solution with fine pumice added to tackle tough stains in the shower,...
January 4, 2018

Essential Oil Candles…Yes, Please!

When I created bare., I was inspired to produce a line of chemical-free cleaning products that was safe for the home. As I started to mix and experiment with essential oils in the cleaning products, I felt a sense of happiness. Of course, I was doing what I love to do, but I also realized that essential oils are an instant mood enhancer! Then it hit me – “Then it hit me – chemical-free candles made with essential oils, safe for the air you breathe!”   We all love a fresh-smelling home but it seems to come with the risk...
December 29, 2017

Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential oils have become quite the rage, as they should be. I first started using essential oils in my diffuser to clean and purify the air in my home. Then I started getting really creative and started dabbing a drop or two onto my forehead to relieve headaches and rubbing it on my hands and smelling them to help with stress. However, my all time discovery is using it to clean my home. I have heard from many people that they do not use essential oils when cleaning because it leaves surfaces “oily”. In some cases, essential oils have been...
December 26, 2017

What is “Greenwashing”?

Greenwashed? How to read through toxic messaging. We all want a safe home for our families, yet many of us seem unbothered that the very products we use to clean our homes are hazardous to our health. The warning labels alone on chemical cleaning products should be enough to scare us away but through advertising we are trained to believe that chemicals equate to cleanliness. In other words, the more chemicals in a product, the more effective the product is and the cleaner our homes will be. When I made the switch to natural cleaning products with Miss’es Clean, I...