How to Remove Salt and Water Stains on Flooring

Argh!  Despite placing mats over the majority of my mud room, the kids still manage to step on – or put their wet boots in – the one little spot where there’s no mat.

It’s not that the salt is hard to clean, it’s just… “put your freaking boots on the mat, will ya!”

3 Easy Steps to Keeping your Floors Salt Stain Free

  1. Grab a damp microfiber cloth or mop and add a touch of Benefect Atomic Cleaner.
  2. Wipe the floor with the microfiber cloth or mop. This will very easily remove most salt stains and will take a matter of seconds.
  3. If there is a buildup of salt (i.e, the damp e-cloth didn’t get it all), spray the area with undiluted Benefect Atomic Cleaner– let it sit a minute or 4 and then wipe again.

Protecting your Floors from Salt

If left, salt can dissolve the finish on some floors so it’s important to stay on top of it.  It may be impossible to prevent all salt stains but here are a few tips to keep them at bay:

  1. Get rid of as much snow/salt off your boots OUTSIDE.  Have a mat outside the door, “clap” your feet together, or kick a step to knock the snow off before stepping inside.  Teach your kids how to do this too!
  2. Even if you hate them (like me), suck it up for winter and put a couple (few) mats down in the entrance way.  Encourage kids to take all their gear off on the mats and to not step off them until their boots are off. Obviously, the bigger the mats, the better when you’re dealing with young kids.
  3. Keep wet boots on the mats or in trays.
  4. Show your kids/spouse what happens to the floor when they step off the mats then get them to wipe up the mess! A quick wipe with an  damp microfiber cloth is easy enough that the kids can do it – and maybe that’ll help them remember to put their boots in the right spot!

 

5 reasons to Clean Green!

 

  1. Make Your Home Safer

Warning! Flammable! Toxic! With labels like these on some conventional cleaning products, you get a pretty good idea that they aren’t really that safe. Many chemicals (e.g., chlorine and ammonia) when mixed together can be downright dangerous. Small children and pets are especially vulnerable due to higher exposure levels because of their size. Plus, household cleaning supplies are one of the top five substance classes accounting for calls to the National Poison Control Center according! Clean Green People less stress about your kiddies getting into them!

2.  Protect Your Health

Feel better with green cleaning products – literally. Unlike conventional cleaning products, you’ll know what you’re using won’t harm you, your family, or your pets. Symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, skin rashes, headaches, and more may “mysteriously” disappear once you stop using toxic cleaning chemicals. Considering many of the hazardous chemicals in conventional products are often carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens, teratogens, or endocrine disrupters, it is definitely worth ditching them and using Benefect Cleaning supplies!

3.  Clean Up Your Indoor Air

Did you know that the use of conventional cleaning products can contribute to higher pollution indoors than outdoors? Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which have been associated with a host of health problems like damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system, are released when products are used and stored and can also linger in the air long after use, that’s nothing to cough at. Breathe easier knowing that this is not a problem with cleaning products that are truly green.  Use Benefect Cleaning Supplies and breath easy!

4.  Help the Environment

When you choose to use green cleaning products, you are making a vote to protect the environment so to speak. Most ideal green cleaning products are made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that don’t negatively impact the environment. On the other hand, some conventional cleaning products contain ingredients that are toxic, hazardous, non-biodegradable, and from non-renewable resources like petroleum, so they adversely affect the earth’s eco-systems.

5.  Save Some Money

Add some green to your pocketbook by using Benefect Cleaning supplies. Save money by buying eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners that do multiple jobs, so you won’t have to purchase other products. See my Blog on how Benefect can save you yearly and stop you from running out in mid clean! 1 Purchase 1 time per year and your cleaning needs are met!

 

5 Resolutions to start your New Year with a Bang!

Corny as it sounds, the New Year offers us all a chance to regroup and start fresh and to reinvent ourselves for the better.

We’ve just come through the sound and fury of the holidays – and our homes, nerves, and bank accounts reflect it.

What better time to get a grip and try to do it right than this clean slate of a new year looming ahead?

In that spirit, here are my 7 resolutions that can rejuvenate you, your home, and your family. And the best part? They all build on each other. If you accomplish No. 1 then No. 2 is easier. If you nail No. 4, No. 5 is a cinch. Try it! (What do you have to lose?)

 

Resolution #1: downsize, darling!

 

Consider instituting this post-holiday rule for getting rid of clutter: for every new item (bathrobe, earrings, and slippers) that arrives, three things have to say adios. Call it the get organized, one-for-three rule.

Before anyone puts away presents, he or she must fill a minimum of three bags for donation to a charity of his or her choice.

Now move on to your holiday stuff. Any decorations you didn’t use this year?

Chances are you won’t them next year, either. These go in the donation pile.

Go through your drawers, your closets. Yes, you want to keep a few cozy T-shirts and jeans for Saturday sports or painting with the kids, but you don’t need two dozen. Donation pile.

This is going to be an organized new year, remember?

 

Resolution #2: divide, conquer and label everything.

I know. Getting organized was already on your list, anyway. But we all still need a friendly nudge to get things going the right way.

The perfect time is now – a new year ahead; and you’ve downsized. You’ve got a little room. Now you can finally put everything where it belongs. I suggest adding just one more item to your inventory that will simplify the process tremendously: a labeler.

Neatly typed labels make all the difference when you’ve reorganized because you and the family have virtual directions for putting things back in their new places.

For example: When you take down your tree and your Christmas decorations, take time to label each box. Put down what is in the box and also the category and a box number.

In other words, the label on a box of Christmas ornaments would say: Christmas. Ornaments. 1. On the last box, underline the number so that you know it’s the last number. That way next year you will know whether you have all your boxes.

Now find a corner of the garage, basement, or attic to store all the Christmas boxes together. Apply that same method to your whole house, starting with closets and drawers, ending with your neatly labeled storage boxes and bins in the garage.

 

Resolution #3: a neater, cleaner home.

Now that you’ve decluttered, organized, and downsized, cleaning should be a breeze. Often, clutter is what really makes cleaning hard.

Have you ever cleaned before a cleaning person arrived? People laugh when they hear this, but they don’t understand that 80 percent of cleaning is picking up stuff and returning it to where it belongs so you actually have some surface area to clean.

And tidying is a job that outside help – no matter how efficient – can’t do. To make the job easier, first have a schedule of when you do what: Laundry is Monday nights; bathrooms are Saturday morning; trash is Sunday nights, etc.

That makes sure that nothing gets forgotten and spreads the work out into manageable portions throughout the week. Then do the actual cleaning room by room. Don’t allow yourself to dart all over the house.

When I clean the living room, for example, first, I pull everything moveable out to the hall: rugs, knickknacks, throws, plants. Now I have clean surfaces to dust and vacuum and disinfect with Benefect Disinfectant. Then I return the accessories, cleaning each one as I replace it.

Invariably, there is still a pile of stuff left in the hall – stuff that didn’t belong in the living room in the first place. I return these to their proper homes.

And voila! One room is ready! Repeat the process in all your other rooms.

 

Resolution #4: save money.

If you faithfully adhere to resolution No. 1, this resolution will wonderfully take care of itself.

We waste money on things we don’t need, and on too many expensive extracurricular activities. Cut those out and you’re halfway home. For the other half, make a couple more lists.

First, list all the bills that have a fixed amount that must be paid in a month: mortgage/rent, health insurance, car payments, tuition, etc. These are fixed costs and you can do nothing about them.

Now list the necessary expenses with fluctuating costs: gas bills, electric bills, phone bills, groceries. Set up a budget for each and try to cut back on usage. If you haven’t read my Blog from Jan 2, 2017 READ IT! I have listed how to save a ton of money using Benefect Products! Watch for Sales…like our 50% off this Month using Code : newyearssale

Finally, list the fun-only expenses: golfing fees, lessons, clothes, Starbucks, movies, dining out, etc. Set a budget for each.

And for best results, include the kids in the process for this one. Tell them how much is budgeted for family entertainment and let each kid vote on how at least part of the money should be spent.

Many parents find that the best approach is to set older kids’ allowances at a sum that would actually cover his or her entertainment expenses for a month. Then they get a life lesson on managing money.

Does Kevin want that cool new game controller? Fine, he can buy it – with his money. Of course, he won’t be able to eat at McDonalds or see a movie for the rest of the month. And he might just choose to go with that. Kids are a lot thriftier when it’s ‘their’ money. Go figure.

 

Resolution #5: take care of yourself.

All of the above resolutions are about helping you take care of yourself. If your home is clean, efficient, and organized, you are taking care of yourself.

If your time and money are well-managed, you are taking care of yourself. How? Because when your life and home are in chaos, you’re stressed out, right?

If your home is well organized, you should also have time to eat healthfully, exercise, and get plenty of sleep.

And remember those time slots to allow yourself? Don’t cut corners there.

Your slot could be as extravagant as an occasional day at the spa or as simple as taking a long tub bath. You choose. But do it!

New Years Resolutions – I have one for you !

If you’re anything like I am, you have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions.

It seems like a natural time to make important changes. It’s like a universal pressing of the “reset” button. Maybe that’s why 45% of Canadians make New Year’s resolutions in the first place. But here’s the thing — only 8% of us are successful in achieving them.

We can help you be in that 8% and achieve one New Year’s Resolution of saving money!!! With Benefect this resolution is a cinch!

If you purchase our Atomic Benefect Cleaner for 29.99 (which is a scary number at first, but watch this break down) you will end up with 133 applications. 133 -1 Liter bottles. So do the math:

29.99 x 1.13(tax) = 33.89 / 133 applications (1oz to 1 Liter) = 0.25 cents per liter of atomic cleaner!!!

If your purchase our Multi – Purpose Benefect Cleaner for 29.99..(again scary number) you can get 266 applications if you are using it as a window or glass cleaner and 133 for surfaces. We already know the math for the 133 application (see above) but watch this for the 266 application:

29.99 x 1.13(tax) = 33.89/266 applications (1/2 oz to1 Liter) =0.13 cents per liter of the Multi-Purpose Benefect Cleaner!!!

How can you not reach that goal of saving money this New Year’s if you purchase these products. The average house hold goes through one liter of each of their cleaning supplies. Benefect makes life simple by providing 2 products you can clean your whole house with and for less than you can purchase it in any other brand!

Be in that 8% this year…buy Benefect! Look for our January Sales to save even more!

4 Steps to Cut you’re Cleaning Costs!

Garbage bags, Recycling Bags, Dishwashing detergent, Window cleaner, Laundry detergent. Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Disinfectant, Stain removal and the list goes on. These are all housekeeping supplies and, over the course of a year, they really add up. $53 a month (if not more)goes down the drain just to these supplies (and often, it quite literally goes down the drain).

Fortunately, this is yet another area where you can make serious cuts without cramping your style

Use cloth rags instead of paper towels

Paper towels are one-and-done items – you use them, then you toss (or burn) them. Cloth rags can be used hundreds of times. Even better, they don’t really have a laundry cost, since you can just throw a dirty handful into any load of laundry without altering the load a bit. Keep a kitchen drawer full of cloth rags instead of constantly rebuying paper towels and you’ll see your budget happily drop a bit.

 

Read the directions

Many people drastically waste their household products, doing things like using three or four times as much laundry detergent than they need. Take a moment to read the directions on your household products and you might find that you’re using far too much – and that cutting back to a reasonable amount will work just fine and save you money.

 

Use coupons or work those sales

Coupons work great for housekeeping supplies, even if you buy in bulk. They simply shave a little more off of the price of something you would buy anyway. Watch for sales like our December Sale of 40% off your order!

 

Buy in Concentrate

Benefect products may seem like a higher cost than in the stores however other than the disinfectant these are concentrated bottles! So 1/2Oz of the Benefect Multi – Purpose to 16 oz of water you could use this bottle all year and only pay 29.99 plus tax and shipping which is $2.82 each month to clear your bathroom, mirrors, windows, floors etc. etc. Same with the Benefect Atomic. Come on Moms of the world. Extra money…pedicure..massage…yes!

 

 

Stain Remover Champ!

You’re out to dinner, and you drop a sauce-covered fork on your white dress. You’re playing outside and realize your knees are covered in grass stains. You’re giving your sweetie a few extra kisses, but you get lipstick on his collar.

We spend so much time in our favorite clothes, it’s impossible that we’re never, ever going to mess them up. You never see stains coming, but they seem to have you targeted (like the grease that jumps right out of the pan onto your shirt!).

If it’s your favorite top or that dress your best friend doesn’t know you borrowed, or even if it’s just that you’re tired of buying your kids new shorts that’ll inevitably get stained again, don’t sigh in frustration just yet. Those seemingly impossible stains — red wine, blood, tea — aren’t so tough when you attack them from the right angle. Use Benefect Atomic Cleaner and vanish those stains for good! No need to worry about 15 different remedies for stains just one.. thank the heavens above product! Spray and wash right after the stain or spray and wash 2 days later no fuss with this product!

As a Mom of 4 this is my..who cares my husband is a slob, my 3 year old misses her mouth everytime, my 9 year old years white tops for Uniforms and loves Soccer and dirty remedy!!! I can spray down my kids clothes and not worry about harmful chemicals and it works!

What? You don’t believe that we can help you get the ink out of your favorite jeans? You’ll just have to place your order for Benefect Atomic Cleaner and see it for yourself!