Tuesday’s Clean Living Blog

The Clean Living Blog offers quality content on various topics from cleaning tips to health and wellness. New blogs are posted every Tuesday so stayed tuned for quality content!


The Best Way to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clean and Fresh! - Cleaning Service in Memphis, TN

The Best Way to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Clean and Fresh!

First, turn on your garbage disposal and plug your sink with a stopper. Fill your sink 1/4 of the way with cold water and add a tray of ice, a sliced lemon and a sprinkle of clean salt into the water. Remove plug from sink and allow the contents to process through the disposal. The ice cubes and salt will ...

The Benefits of Ginger - Cleaning Service in Memphis, TN

The Benefits of Ginger

So why Ginger? What is the feature, function, and benefit of ginger’s usage? According to gaiaherbs.com great deal. But first I must share a tip I have been using for over 20 years. My neighbor and Actor friend Robert told me this when I lived in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida that I never forgot. Freeze your ginger root. This way, ...

DRINK GREEN! - Cleaning Service in Memphis, TN

DRINK GREEN!

After the Holidays, many try to focus on health. Maybe it is a new year’s resolution. Whatever the reason, drinking green once a day is easy.  A personal brand that I have tried and like is this one and runs about 50 dollars. Feel good on the inside. What Are Greens Powders? Greens powders are dietary supplements that you can ...

TO MAKE… or break? - Cleaning Service in Memphis, TN

TO MAKE… or break?

Who were the first to make resolutions for the new year? People have been pledging to change their ways in the new year—whether by getting in shape, quitting a bad habit or learning a skill—for an estimated 4,000 years now. The tradition is thought to have first caught on among the ancient Babylonians, who made promises in order to earn ...

Cleaning Industry - Cleaning Service in Memphis, TN

Cleaning Industry Analysis 2020 – Cost & Trends

Cleaning is a necessity in every home and office – between dusting windows and taking the trash out, Americans spend approximately six hours per week just cleaning their homes. The importance of having a clean living and working environment is not only important for practical reasons, but studies show that this does have an impact on mental health too. Spaces ...

Human Connection or Technical Contact or Both? - Memphis Cleaning Service

Human Connection or Technical Contact or Both?

Clean and Pink Co. is considered a “small business” in the cleaning industry. The noun, in our business is “clean” and the verb is “service” in the B2C sector. National trends indicate that running a “small business” in 2021 is a tough game. Additionally, US trends benchmark that running a small business in the service industry, is brutal. The definition ...

Mustard for Burns - Memphis Cleaning Service

Mustard for Burns

This will require a bit of common sense when assessing the situation. But for my minor burn, I can 100% state that it worked. This thanksgiving, I grabbed a hot pan by the handle, that I didn’t know was hot. It was a cast iron handle at that. I immediately headed to the fridge to find yellow mustard. The blister ...

Reindeer Cup Cakes - Memphis Cleaning Service

Reindeer Cup Cakes

Cupcakes: • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature • ¾ cup white sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 eggs • 1 ½ cups sifted self-rising flour • ½ cup milk Frosting: • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature • 1 tablespoon milk • 1 drop brown food coloring Decoration: • 6 vanilla wafer cookies ...

Fall Table Setting Ideas - Memphis Cleaning Service

Fall Table Setting Ideas

Oh! I just love this idea for a small fall table setting. If you home is natural in colors and you have a young adult table in another part of the house, less fancy and more comfortable this is it!  This is just so beautiful and what an unexpected combination. The feminine powdered colors and the more masculine checkered fabrics ...

Thanksgiving Turkey Tip! - Memphis Cleaning Service

Thanksgiving Turkey Tip!

Spread mayo under your turkey’s skin to get it crispy. You may have heard of rubbing seasoned butter under the skin of the turkey before cooking it to impart moisture and flavor, but chef Roxanne Spruance suggests a different spread: mayonnaise. She seasons mayo with lemon and herbs, roasted garlic or even bacon, then pipes it between the skin and ...

Tips for Dry Skin During the Winter Months - Memphis Cleaning Service

Tips for Dry Skin During the Winter Months

According to Harvard Medical Schools Publishing article, this sheds a bit of light on the layers of the skin. But as we get into colder months, we tend to use heat more frequently in heating the home, taking hot showers, and warm blankets, bedding and clothing. All needed for climate change and warmth. But one approach when taking a shower ...

Pumpkin Caramel Pie Bars With Toasted Coconut - Memphis Cleaning Service

Pumpkin Caramel Pie Bars With Toasted Coconut

If you love pumpkin pie and are a sucker for salted caramel, this is the Thanksgiving dessert for you. The buttery press-in crust eliminates the stress of rolling out pie dough, and baking it in a 9×13 pan means no crimping necessary. To make these pie bars extra special, we developed a simple homemade caramel sauce and stirred it right ...

Get Back Mold! - Memphis Cleaning Service

Get Back Mold!

Clean and Pink staff members are trained to “Dry” the shower after they clean it. This is especially important for glass doors, shower walls, and the shower floor. There are too many reasons to list, but the main reason is for preventing mold growth and hard water stains on the glass doors. Many Glass doors have a clear track/ or ...

Skin is Dust- Memphis Cleaning Service

Skin is Dust

Clean and Pink gets dozens of cleaning calls in the fall, due to seasonal change. Climate change brings many things into the home from outside the home. The trees surrounding a home can change, and so does the landscape. What is outside comes inside, air turning off and on brings its problems of circulating dead skin, which is a top ...

10 Things a Pumpkin Seed Can Do! - Memphis Cleaning Service

10 Things a Pumpkin Seed Can Do!

1. Full of Valuable Nutrients • Fiber: 1.7 grams • Carbs: 5 grams • Protein: 7 grams • Fat: 13 grams (6 of which are omega-6s) • Vitamin K: 18% of the RDI • Phosphorus: 33% of the RDI • Manganese: 42% of the RDI • Magnesium: 37% of the RDI • Iron: 23% of the RDI • Zinc: 14% ...

HOLISTIC or PRESCRIBED?? Maybe a Little of Both? - Memphis Cleaning Service

HOLISTIC or PRESCRIBED?? Maybe a Little of Both?

Chances are you’ve used a home remedy at some point: herbal teas for a cold, essential oils to dull a headache, plant-based supplements for a better night’s sleep. Maybe it was your grandma or you read about it online. The point is you tried it – and perhaps now you’re thinking, “Should I try it again?” It’s not clear exactly ...

Where Did Everyone Go? - Memphis Cleaning Service

Where Did Everyone Go?

The house was full of celebrations over the Labor Day weekend and now there is the clean up! Hire Clean and Pink to take care of those cleaning needs! “It’s a science not a chore” ™. Clean & Pink offers the following cleaning and professional services in the Memphis, Tennessee for: Residential Cleaning Services • Professional Residential Cleaning Services • ...

Cleaning Is More Than a Task, It’s An Industry - Memphis Cleaning Service

Cleaning Is More Than a Task, It’s An Industry

KPI’s are critical when selecting your cleaning service. Key performance indicators and measurements must be set by the client and the cleaning company. Most local cleaning companies are small and managed by the owner(s).  During the selection process the prospect (potential client)  should have a clear understanding of the scope of services, scheduling and estimated time of arrival, and competitive ...

Housing Affordability Plunges on Soaring Material Costs, Rising Home Prices - Memphis Cleaning Service

Housing Affordability Plunges on Soaring Material Costs, Rising Home Prices

According to the National Association Home Builders, soaring building material costs, high demand and low inventory have added tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home and caused housing affordability to fall to its lowest level in nearly a decade during the second quarter of 2021. Reference, click here. According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity ...

Managing a Cleaning Company - Memphis Cleaning Service

Managing a Cleaning Company

Clean and Pink residential cleaning company launched in 2010.  Founder, Heather Donaho learned that policy and procedure was critical.  Establishing how “clean” would be defined and measured, was up to her. Donaho stated that “establishing protocols and pro formas, production frequencies and scope of work with each new client, was essential for success”.  “Not do this would cause failure”.  Organic ...

Hollar for HOLISTICS - Memphis Cleaning Service

Hollar for HOLISTICS

Dr. Andrew Weil’s 5 Holistic Health Secrets The alternative health icon Dr. Andrew Weil shares his 5 holistic secrets for boosting energy, strengthening immunity, warding off cancer, fighting heart disease and beating depression. He also shares his #1 cancer-fighting super meal. Dr. Andrew Weil is credited with igniting America’s alternative health movement. He has spent a lifetime uncovering unique remedies ...

Market Trends Cleaning Companies at All-Time High - Memphis Cleaning Service

Market Trends Cleaning Companies at All-Time High

According to the Contract Cleaning Services Report for 2021, The Contract Cleaning services market is expected to record a CAGR of 5.38% over the forecast period (2021-2026). Organizations are increasingly focusing on creating a healthier work environment for employees to enhance their productivity. The adoption of contract cleaning services helps the organizations to adopt a holistic approach to keep their ...

How to Spot Rising Trout - Memphis Cleaning Service

How to Spot Rising Trout

Trout rising to insects do not always make a big splash. Sometimes the disturbances they make on the surface of a river are more subtle. Dave Jensen gives some very useful tips and how to spot trout feeding on the surface. I have a friend who is a masterful fly-fishing woman. She has taught me a great deal. Stay tuned ...

Bathroom Trash! - Memphis Cleaning Service

Bathroom Trash!

Why are so many restaurant bathrooms, trashed?  It resembles a college experience when using a frat house bathroom.  Nothing against frat houses or sorority houses but come on owners, clean the bathrooms; especially because you are serving food.  The call to action in this post, is for paying customers to notice the public restaurant restroom and say something to management.  ...

Broccoli Slaw Recipe - Memphis Cleaning Service

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

If you have not discovered Jeanine and Jack, Loveandlemons.com, you should. They are a couple that prepares parties and meals centered around clean living. I know you can get a broccoli slaw recipe from anywhere, but this one is simple and delicious. From the picture, these are the ingredients. This receipt calls for dried cranberries and is my personal favorite. ...

Home Remedies: Cleaning Out the Earwax - Memphis Cleaning Service

Home Remedies: Cleaning Out the Earwax

Dana Sparks wrote an article endorsed by the Mayo Clinic on EAR WAX.  For some, this build up doesn’t create a problem but for others, ear wax build up can be a real issue causing all kinds of problems, including inner ear.  For more research review this article put out September 2017- Its helpful and recommended. See https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/ Earwax is ...

Quick, Easy Creamy Casserole - Memphis Cleaning Service

Quick, Easy Creamy Casserole

This creamy noodle casserole was inspired by Taste of Home Magazine. Tried and true, I brought this to a dinner party and it was gone. Not one noodle to spare. This receipt is simple and clean, but one can jazz it up to one’s taste and creativity. Reference  https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/creamy-noodle-casserole  which has amazing tips and receipts that don’t take an hour ...

The Importance of Staging While Selling - Memphis Cleaning Service

The Importance of Staging While Selling

Clean and Pink has established a division that is geared toward “home sales” for Builders and Realtors. Clean and Pink began in 2010 as a hi-end residential cleaning company. The company’s Founder Heather Donaho understood what market space that she wanted to be in, the strategy required to obtain this venture and the “science” behind cleaning luxury homes. Understanding clients ...

Paring Wines and Cheeses - Memphis Cleaning Service

Paring Wines and Cheeses

Yes many of us love our wines! I do for sure. But pairing wine with cheese is as important as drinking it.  A spring crisp wine and the perfect cheese is a perfect marriage. There is just something magical about it, and www.wtso.com  is a great reference for this topic. The pairings are taken from this website. I’m sharing because ...

The feature, function, and benefits of Ginger - Memphis Cleaning Service

The feature, function, and benefits of Ginger

So why Ginger? What is the feature, function, and benefit of ginger’s usage ? According to gaiaherbs.com a great deal. But first I must share a tip I have been using for over 20 years. My neighbor and Actor friend Robert told me this when I lived in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida that I never forgot. Freeze your ginger root. ...