6 Common Cleaning Tasks You Probably Forgot (That Will Make Your Home Cleaner and Safer!)

Do you use a cleaning schedule? Having a set schedule of what gets cleaned each day, each week, and each month (like those in our free cleaning binder) can make keeping up on seasonal cleaning tasks so much more doable, and, in fact, make it feel like there is less cleaning to do when spring Read more about 6 Common Cleaning Tasks You Probably Forgot (That Will Make Your Home Cleaner and Safer!)[…]

Deer Mice and the Hantavirus

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome Central Oregon, like most rural areas have an abundance of wildlife–including rodents such as the deer mice. Many people don’t know that, though cute the deer mice is a main carrier of the Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). This is a life-threatening disease that is spread by: Inhaling airborne particles of urine, droppings, and saliva from infected Read more about Deer Mice and the Hantavirus[…]

Redmond, Oregon Homeless Camp Cleanup Comes at a Cost

Earlier this week, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office handed out official eviction notices to roughly three-dozen people still living on the land between East Antler Avenue and Highway 126. Now it’s up to the Redmond School District, Deschutes County and the Central Oregon Irrigation District, who own the property, to clean up the hundreds of Read more about Redmond, Oregon Homeless Camp Cleanup Comes at a Cost[…]

Spring Cleaning

How to Deep Clean Your Home Year-Round

Deep Cleaning Checklist for Your Kitchen Useful Deep Cleaning Supplies All-purpose cleaner Oven cleaner Microfiber cloths White vinegar Baking soda What to Clean Every Week Countertops: Spray down with all-purpose cleaner to keep stains and germs at bay. If you have stone countertops, use mild dish soap and water instead. Floors: All you need is Read more about How to Deep Clean Your Home Year-Round[…]

Spring Cleaning

Done With Winter? Some Things You Can Do Now to Prep Your House for Spring

Clean Rain Gutters Wind, animals, and gravity bring sticks, leaves, and other organic matter into your rain gutters, and chances are yours have accumulated their share of detritus over the winter. That’s bad news for your home: When downspouts are clogged, rainwater can spill out of your gutters and around the perimeter of your house, Read more about Done With Winter? Some Things You Can Do Now to Prep Your House for Spring[…]

Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Furnace maintenance is particularly important at this time of year since a broken or inefficient heating unit can cost you money on your energy bills and make your home unlivable when the weather gets cold. Thankfully, keeping your furnace running smoothly and efficiently is easier than you might think—as long as you follow a few Read more about Furnace Maintenance Tips to Keep You Cozy This Winter[…]

Meth Cleanup: The History of the Drug

Methamphetamine is not a new drug, although it has become more powerful in recent years as techniques for its manufacture have evolved. The History of Meth According to DrugFreeWorld.org, Amphetamine was first made in 1887 in Germany and methamphetamine, more potent and easy to make, was developed in Japan in 1919. The crystalline powder was Read more about Meth Cleanup: The History of the Drug[…]