October 4, 2018

Clean Smarter, Not Harder.

We all know that cleaning can be a daunting task, but we have to do it. A clean space is good for our physical and mental health but, for some, the thought of spending an entire day cleaning sends them running away. I’m here to tell you that cleaning is not a battle, nor should it take all day! As a cleaning professional, with over 20 years in the industry, I am here to share my best tricks to keep calm, clean on and then move along. Work from Top to Bottom: I don’t mean from upstairs to downstairs, rather,...
August 7, 2018

Take an Eco-Friendly Road Trip

Summer is a great time to pack up the family and go on a road trip. At home, we may have established routines to minimize our carbon footprint, but it doesn’t need to stop there. Taking a green road trip is a great way to be environmentally conscious and save yourself money. The next time you take a road trip, consider these small gestures that make a real difference: Unplug your appliances: Take a few minutes before you leave and unplug any appliances that may unnecessarily use up electricity. Items like small appliances, electronics that are on sleep mode, chargers...
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...
March 12, 2018

Spring Cleaning: Tips and Tricks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Spring Cleaning! 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 getting down to it. However, let’s be real, we all know spring cleaning isn’t an easy thing to do. Let’s talk about this daunting task and discuss tips and tricks to make this project more enjoyable. Dusting: Microfibre cloths are great for dusting. The cloths will attract and pick up the dust while you clean instead of just moving it around. These...
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...