Something You Should Know about Cleaning


Germs In Your Home

June 10, 2014

 

Interview with Alison Janse, co-author of the book The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu: Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Where are most of the germs in your house?

 

Allison Janse:
A lot of people think that the bathroom in their home is the germiest thing and again that the toilet is the germiest thing. It surprises them to know that their sink has 200 times more bacteria in it than the toilet.

 


Allison Janse

Unusual Uses For Everyday Things

April 18, 2014

 

Interview with Neil Wertheimer Editor and Chief at Reader’s Digest Books, which has put out a new book call Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save Money and Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
I bet you never knew this about meat tenderizer…

 

Neil Wertheimer:
It's good at removing bloodstains because, well, meat tenderizer breaks down proteins - so, it actually gets out perspiration stains really well.

 


Neil Wertheimer

Cool & Effective Cleaning Ideas

April 1, 2014

 

Interview with Jolie Kerr, author of the book My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag . . . and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you put a drinking glass on your coffee table without a coaster it can leave a ring. So how do you get rid of that ring?

 

Jolie Kerr:
Mixing a little bit of ash either cigarette or cigar ash with butter to make a paste will take those white water rings up from wood.
 


Jolie Kerr

Organizing Your Space

January 17, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Walsh, author of the book Lighten Up: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Stuff, clutter, junk whatever you call it, we tend to keep a lot of it around. Why?

 


Peter Walsh:

Overwhelmingly I see it as being something that keeps people out of the present. It's a lot of stuff from the past for example you know, "this is all my mothers' stuff, I couldn't possibly let it go."
 


Peter Walsh

Expert Cleaning Secrets

November 8, 2013

 

Interview with Laura Dellutri, author of the book Speed Cleaning 101: Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Probably the worst place to keep your toothbrush is in the toothbrush holder in your bathroom.
 


Laura Dellutri:

And the reason why is because every time we flush our toilets, the water aerosolizes up to twenty feet in the air and it lands on everything.
 


Laura Dellutri

The Germs In Your Home - Part 2

September 4, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Charles Gerba aka “Dr. Germ” Spokesperson for Service Experts.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you wash your clothes they make look clean but they may not be as clean as you think they are.

 

Dr. Charles Gerba:
Because only 5% of us use hot water anymore our clothes are a lot “germier” than our grandparents were who had to use hot water and dish detergents all of the time.
 


Dr. Charles Gerba

The Germs In Your Home

September 3, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Charles Gerba aka “Dr. Germ” Spokesperson for Service Experts.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order not to get sick you have to control the spread of germs and step 1 is know where the germs are.

 

Dr. Charles Gerba:
The “germiest” area in terms of fecal bacteria is your kitchen and not your bathroom. Your cutting board in your kitchen has 200 times more fecal bacteria than your toilet seat in the average home.
 


Dr. Charles Gerba

You & Your Clutter - Part 2

May 8, 2013

 

Interview with Dorothy Breininger, author of the book Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff: The Organized Approach to Lose Weight by Decluttering Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When people talk to a professional organizer about the clutter in their life what do they talk about?

 

Dorothy Breininger:
They tell me about their overwhelm or their paperwork or how the husband can’t fit the car in the garage. So time management, overwhelm, too much paper and not enough room in the garage. 

 


Dorothy Breininger

You & Your Clutter

May 7, 2013

 

Interview with Dorothy Breininger, author of the book Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff: The Organized Approach to Lose Weight by Decluttering Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably have clutter in your life and clutter isn’t necessarily all bad.

 

Dorothy Breininger:
Your clutter is sometimes your identity. On the back of my book the 1800GotJunk CEO actually wrote a quick testimonial that says, “You are what you can’t get rid of.”
 


Dorothy Breininger

What Clutter Does To You

May 9, 2012

 

Interview with Brooks Palmer, author of the book Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think of clutter you probably think of piles of paper and junk but clutter is more than that.

 

Brooks Palmer:
Clutter is anything in your life that is no longer serving you - so it could be clothing, papers, your closet or your storage locker, your garage.
 


Brooks Palmer

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