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!


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. ...

How to Clean Different Types of Wood Flooring - Memphis Cleaning Service

How to Clean Different Types of Wood Flooring

Wood flooring has been one of the most common types of flooring in western homes throughout the centuries. While most wood flooring can last generations if maintained properly, it is important to know what kind of care your particular type of wood flooring needs to last a lifetime. Repairing or replacing wood flooring can often be incredibly expensive and some ...

Clean and Pink is Keeping it Clean - Memphis Cleaning Service

Clean and Pink is Keeping it Clean #COVIDstillexists

Cleaning Regularly is a major step in the right direction for fighting off germs, dead skin cells, dust mites, and viruses. When I founded Clean and Pink Co. 10 years ago, my suggestion was weekly and bi-weekly cleaning only. Then and now, it’s how we operate. Cleanings once a month or every few months is not sanitary, passes germs, spreads ...

Aunt Heathers Texas Salsa - Memphis Cleaning Service

Farm-to-Table Aunt Heather’s Texas Salsa

Nothing says spring like an outdoors lawn party or picnic. I love Mason Jars, dressed in ribbon. To me it doesn’t go out of style, they are easy to store and if you are “putting up” as we call it in the south also known as canning, they work too. Store in a cool place if canning (see canning for ...

5 Holiday-Inspired Spa Treatments You Can Make at Home

While winter may bring some of the best holidays and festivities, the mixture of frosty weather and holiday stress can often take a toll on your skin. With the holiday season in full swing, we have put together a list of 5 holiday-inspired spa treatments you can make at home. Add some of these natural skin treatments to your winter ...

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How to Minimize Kitchen Messes During the Holidays

Most of us who have ever decided to host a holiday party can agree that preparing holiday meals can be a positive and rewarding experience. However, cooking holiday meals can be quite stressful. To help keep your holiday meal preparations as enjoyable as possible, here is a helpful list on how to minimize kitchen messes during the holidays. Taking these ...

The holidays can be a very hectic time of year. From dinner parties, decorating, and preparing for the arrival of friends and family you can find yourself feeling stressed that might put a damper on holiday festivities.  In order to keep you in a balanced state of mind this season,  here are some helpful, holistic tips to minimize holiday stress. 1. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is a great way to help maintain a relaxed and cheerful mood during holiday preparations. Aromatherapy works through stimulating receptors in the nose and sending messages to the nervous system which can cause pleasant emotional reactions. The following essentials oils work well to help produce a feeling of peace and relaxation:  Lavender - helps with relaxation and combats insomnia Yuzu - helps soothe stress and anxiety Bergamot - helps reduce anxiety and fatigue Buying a defuser or vaporizer for your home can help surround you with feelings of calm and relaxation while you tend to cleaning and preparing those amazing holiday meals. 2. Meditation Setting some quiet time aside during your holiday preparations is a great way of rebalancing your mind, body, and spirit. Listen to some calming music and spend time focusing on your breaths in order to ward off negative feelings that might become overwhelming and stressful. There are countless Youtube videos on guided meditations for beginners that can fit into any hectic holiday schedule. Here are some recommended guided meditation videos that you can try on your own: Alan Watts - 15-Minute Guided Meditation Sam Harris - 9-Minute Mindfulness Meditation  Sadhguru - 20-Minute Morning and Evening Meditation 3. Herbal Teas Herbal teas are also an excellent way to help easily maintain a calm and cheerful mood throughout the holidays. Similar to aromatherapy, herbal teas tend to have nutrients that can work to stimulate parts of your nervous system and bring relaxation. Brew a cup of one of the following teas for you and your family: Peppermint - has natural menthols that help with muscle relaxation Chamomile - helps with insomnia Lemon Balm Tea - helps reduce stress hormones and fatigue Combining herbal tea consumption with aromatherapy can boost overall benefits. 4. Herbal Supplements Herbal supplements are supplements that are extracted from natural plants, herbs or animals. For those practicing holistic living, taking natural supplements can present similar benefits to taking industrial, pharmaceutical drugs without as many potential side-effects. Here are some supplements that can work well at reducing anxiety and stress: 5-HTP - can help improve depression symptoms by boosting serotonin production Valerian root - boosts muscle relaxation reduces insomnia Cannabidiol Oil or CBD - helps manage anxiety and stress. Click here to learn more about how CBD might benefit you during this upcoming holiday season. Although herbal supplements can be used to treat certain conditions, it is recommended to consult with your doctor before adding anything new to your current treatment regime. Check with your doctor if you are planning to introduce new supplements to:  adults over 65 pregnant women children 5. Mindfulness While stressful feelings tend to creep into our holidays, it is also important to realize that our expectations can often manipulate how we feel in the present moment. If you feel like the holidays will be stressful then, most likely, they will. Nipping negative feelings in the bud through mindfulness will help keep your mind centered and your thoughts at ease. Avoid taking things too seriously and focus on the joys and beauty of the present moment. Share happy moments with the ones you love and enjoy yourself to the fullest this holiday season!

Holistic Tips to Help Minimize Holiday Stress

The holidays can be a very hectic time of year. From dinner parties, decorating, and preparing for the arrival of friends and family you can find yourself feeling stress that might put a damper on holiday festivities.  To keep you in a balanced state of mind this upcoming holiday season, here are some helpful, holistic tips to help minimize holiday ...

10 Basic Principles of Holistic Living

If you watch daytime television, then you have probably come across people praising the benefits of holistic living. Shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, and Doctor Oz have featured guests who describe how they have adopted holistic living practices and how their lifestyles have led to improvements in their overall health and wellness. This blog is here to ...

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When NOT to Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar has been praised as one of the best cleaning ingredients that is tough on dirt yet gentle on the environment. While vinegar is certainly one of the best cleaning agents around, it is also important to know when NOT to clean with vinegar. Let’s look at some cleaning problems that you should definitely avoid using vinegar to solve!   ...

How to Care for Sealed or Polished Concrete Floors

Many people have decided to replace more traditional forms of indoor flooring with concrete. While concrete has been used since Roman times, installing modern, sealed or polished concrete floors has become a growing trend with varieties of styles never seen before. Many choose sealed or polished concrete floors over vinyl flooring because concrete floors do not require waxing and stripping ...

8 Benefits of Keeping a Clean Home and Workspace

The everyday stresses of life can make it incredibly overwhelming to maintain a clean living space. While the phrase, “cleanliness is next to godliness” has been used by countless American parents to encourage their children to pick up after themselves, many adults still find it difficult to keep motivated to maintain clean living spaces. Although cleaning may fall behind on ...

How to Clean Different Types of Wood Flooring

Because of its beauty and durability wood flooring is one of the most commonly used types of flooring in homes and businesses throughout the world. Since wood flooring can last generations if maintained properly it is important to know how to clean different types of wood flooring to ensure they reach their full potential. Repairing or replacing wood flooring can ...

How to Care for Different Types of Leather with Confidence

While normal wear and tear on your leather furniture is expected with time, taking the proper care needed to maintain leather goods can help boost its longevity for years to come. Now that you understand how to identify different types of leather from our previous blog post Click Here to Review, you are now ready to learn how to care ...

How to Identify Different Types of Leather

People have always seen leather as a symbol of comfort and durability. While many admire the beauty and elegance of leather products, few understand the properties of leather enough to be able to maintain its brilliance properly. Because of this, Clean & Pink is presenting this detailed guide to understanding leather with the hopes of helping you identify the types ...