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Back to School or Not Back to School: Clean Accordingly

There is much debate these days about whether or not it’s a good idea to return to in-person school. Regardless of which one it’s going to be for you, let Ha-Ra help adjust your cleaning routine to better accommodate the situation! Let’s look at some things that can change and some things that shouldn’t…

Back to School

You can hold off cleaning the home office/Zoom Zone, or wherever the computer resides. Forget anything that is messy or dirty in the background of your web camera. Instead, focus on the laundry and washing/ironing your pants. You haven’t needed them much these days, but you’ll want to put those on before you leave the house. 🙂 You might also want to clean out the garage and wipe the cobwebs off your car. You can use your handy Ha-Ra Brilliant Polishing Cloth to freshen up the inside of the car. You can also wipe down the lunchbox and backpack while you’re at it! 

The living room will also not be seeing as much action, so you can put that on the back burner until the weekend too. Less TV watching, video game playing, and family craft projects, means less mess and less to clean. Yay!

Not Back to School

If you or your child will be staying home for school for a while, then you’ll want to clean a few things regularly. And, why waste your money on cleaning products that you keep having to repurchase?! With just water and Ha-Ra, you can clean over and over again, and some of these areas will definitely need it!

Frankly, everything in the Ha-Ra Kitchen Kit will work beautifully. Most important on the school at home cleaning list is that Zoom Zone! Wipe the computer down, wipe the camera, wipe the screen, wipe the mouse, wipe the keyboard, wipe the desk around it. Clean the windows, so you have good light coming in (making you look your best on camera). 

The bedrooms and living room are going to see a lot more action, so those will need regular upkeep. Just like your awesome Hedgehog Glove, the Floor Perfect Nano Hedgehog Pad is amazing on the floors. And, you’ll also want to wipe down the game controllers, remote control, coffee table, TV, and the rest of the surfaces in those rooms. 

Always and Forever

Regardless of whether school is a go or a stay, the kitchen and the bathrooms are always going to need some attention. So, keep wiping those down like you always do with your Ha-Ra Kitchen and Bathroom Kits. You know what to do! And Ha-Ra is here for you! 

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Baby Stepping to Avoid a Bummer Summer

With summer coming to an end, there are lots of things going that can really drag you down. It’s important to stay engaged and continue to make the world a better place, but sometimes the news can be too much and make it seem like there’s no hope. You shouldn’t ignore but rather explore!

Explore what you can do in your life that matters. Summer is a time when the weather changes, and you can change too. It may seem trivial to start with the little things, but life is full of baby steps… Remember that feeling when you learned to walk? Of course not, but remember when your child, sister, brother, nephew, niece, friend’s child, learned to walk? Those first steps are one of the most celebrated moments in our lives. Baby steps are how it happens, but somewhere along the way we forget that and become impatient and/or lazy. And yet, the progress that comes from baby steps adds up to massive rewards. 

Is this a self help blog or a cleaning blog? Today it’s both! Baby stepping through cleaning is a great way to practice the “baby step” process. It’s the perfect way to remind yourself of how good it feels to accomplish a goal.

Clean one thing and stop. You did it! It’s clean! Go watch TV! Ok now clean two or three things, the whole kitchen counter maybe. You did it! And so on. It may take you awhile in the beginning but before long, you will have developed a cleaning routine that you’re doing without even thinking about it. And, with our Ha-Ra’s helpful products, it will take no time at all.

What if you are reading this and thinking, I already am a great cleaner? I have a routine!

Great! Maybe you can baby step to clean smarter and greener. Are you using Ha-Ra products to do your cleaning? Have you baby stepped your way through replacing all your harmful chemicals with products like Ha-Ra Blue Paste? Have you baby stepped through replacing those gross rags with a Ha-Ra Mach6 Glove? Have you baby stepped through cleaning your windows like a pro with a Ha-Ra Vario Window Cleaner Viva? You get the idea. Head back to the Ha-Ra products pages and see what other baby steps you can take in your cleaning journey!

Make your remaining days of summer full of joy and adventure! As you baby step your way through cleaning and then onto bigger and better things, reaping reward after reward for you, those around you, and the world. Baby step number one, you finished reading this article… 🙂 

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5 Classic Dads for Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, let’s celebrate all those classic dads out there! Every man is different, but somehow dads are all the same. If your dad is anything like these classic dads, then join the club and celebrate Father’s Day the right way! 

Classic Dad #1:

Always locked and loaded with the, roll your eyes, not really funny, but actually a little funny, Dad Joke! Where do dads hear these jokes? Do they have a secret chat room where they share them with each other? Are they actually thinking them up all by themselves? They must be printed somewhere deep in the newspaper, since they are the only ones who read newspapers anymore. The secrets lie within.

If you want to give your dad a gift this year, laugh at his dad joke. Then, tell him a dad joke back. He can use it later on some unsuspecting relative or friend, and think of you fondly.

Classic Dad #2:

Always pinching pennies and proud of how much he saved on bananas at the supermarket (even though his wife asked him to get oranges). When you are trying to raise a family, money can get tight at times. Someone has to look out for the budget, but why does Dad take such pride in the littlest saving?! Of course, they always harass you about your money too. But, without those tightwad dads in our heads every time we shop online, we would probably spend so much more. In the end, value is the name of game.

For Father’s Day, give him the gift of pride by showing him how smart you have been with your money. Show him your Ha-Ra Mach 6 Glove. He will be so proud of you for buying such a practical item.

Classic Dad #3:

Always ready to grill anything. He is the King of the Grill. If it were up to him, he would grill everything. He loves standing there with his beer and has his special method for cooking the meat just right! If this is your dad, you have probably got him every kind of grilling accessory that exists over the years of gifts.

And, even though he says the black tar covering the griddle adds flavor, that grill should be cleaned occasionally. This year, give him something that really works. Gift him the Ha-Ra Viva Ultra Cloth. Your dad and your stomach will thank you!

Classic Dad #4:

Always working never cleaning. He is always busy working; he never has time to participate in the cleaning. He doesn’t like cleaning. (Although, let’s be honest, does anybody really like cleaning?) We live in new age, a new world, cleaning is not just a woman’s job.

Just like he got your mom her own screwdriver and hammer, it’s time to get him his own cleaning tools. The Ha-Ra Kitchen Kitchen Kit is a perfect way to get him started. He will feel special with these high tech cleaning products that are so much better than that dirty old rag. 

Classic Dad #5:

Always loving us no matter what happens. Always there for us in our times of need. Always a perfect balance to our mothers. Always the greatest dad in the whole wide world! 

 

Ha-Ra celebrates all the dads and father figures out there getting us through these crazy times. If you’re not sure what to get your dad this year, Ha-Ra is here for you. And if you are a dad reading this, thank you for everything you have done for your family all of these years. Happy Father’s Day!

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Mother’s Day During Lockdown

Mothers love flowers! You should buy your mom some flowers. Oh wait, you can’t go out. Okay, okay, mothers love spa treatments! You should get her a spa treatment. Oh wait, they’re closed. Okay, okay, mommies love going out to eat with their kiddos. You should take her to brunch. Oh wait, take out only. So this Mother’s Day, what is a poor lockdown child to do for their sweet lovely mother?! A HOMEMADE CARD!! Just kidding… maybe. No, no, you should just clean for her, of course! 🙂

Your mother cleans up after you all the time, or she did at some point in your life. Now, it’s time to return the favor. It requires no extra gift or travel, so it is the ultimate lockdown Mother’s Day gift. 

But “Wait,” you say, “I don’t live with my mother.” No problem! Instead of cleaning for her, make her cleaning experience an easier one. You can have products shipped right to her. She will definitely thank you for that. But it’s really all about thanking her!

Also, if you almost forgot Mother’s Day, and are reading this article Saturday night or even after Mother’s Day, what’s great about the gift of cleaning is that you actually can make a homemade card that says something like “One day of deep cleaning by your favorite child, me!” Or you can go order something from Ha-Ra right now, and you can blame the shipping delay on the lockdown. You could even show her your Mach6 Glove on your Mother’s Day Zoom call and tell her that one is on the way to her soon. 

And, don’t forget the Mother’s Day tradition we started last year of giving her something from the Blue Bouquet! It’s better than flowers. In the end, the best gift you can give your mother is showing her how much you love her, and Ha-Ra wants to help you find a way during these crazy lockdown times to make your mom feel special. Happy Mother’s Day!

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3 Ways to Distract Yourself & Celebrate Earth Day

Who can think about the earth at a time like this? These days are so focused on other things that it’s easy to forget about the earth. We might even feel a twinge of anger that Mother Nature’s little bugs have caused so much pain and destruction, but it is now, more than ever, that we need to take care of her. There are examples popping up all over of how nature is thriving as humanity takes a time out. Help continue this healthy trend for the earth even when things return to a state of normalcy.

Here are 3 Ways to Distract Yourself & Celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with Ha-Ra while at home…

1. Stuck in the house? Deep clean!

You’ve watched everything on Netflix, you’ve Zoom-ed your family and friends, and you’ve stocked up on toilet paper and hair dye. Now what… How about a deep clean?  We know you’d rather just sit on the couch in your pajamas, but now is the best time to deep clean. Once you can go out again, you will never want to stay home again… so get the deep clean done now.

With Ha-Ra products, your cleaning doesn’t require any chemicals that hurt Mother Nature, so you are celebrating Earth Day merely by cleaning your house. Bust out your Ha-Ra Green Glove and go deep. It is the perfect way to spend a day and keep your space clean.

Bonus: Head outside and start to get your patio, garden, etc. ready for outdoor use. Summer is almost here!

2. Recycle all your chemical cleaner bottles, once and for all.

No need to be wasteful, but hurry up and finish using all your harmful chemical cleaners or donate them to someone else in need.  Once all your old products are empty, throw them in the recycling bin and never look back.

Even if you buy the “eco-friendly” cleaners, they still come in plastic bottles, and there is still waste created in the manufacturing process and shipping process. Even if you refill them at a refilling station, you still have to drive there to do so.

The greenest possible method for cleaning is with water and Ha-Ra products. Your order will be delivered straight to your door, and Ha-Ra products last for years saving you a lot of money and time. Try our Ha-Ra Mach6 Glove with some water and clean everything with ease. Over and over and over, no extra trips to buy more and no manufacturing of chemicals. An Earth Day power play!

3. Spread the word not the virus!

Earth Day is not only about doing eco-friendly things but also about raising awareness. Rather than spreading the virus, help us spread the word. Tell all of your friends and family about the environmental benefits and stay-at-home perks of using Ha-Ra products.

A simple thing like owning Ha-Ra products such as the classic Ha-Ra Bathroom Kit, can transform your cleaning and your interdependent relationship with Mother Earth. Send folks a link, mention it on your next Zoom call, and/or post it on your favorite social media platform. Sharing is caring. 💚

 

This Earth Day, deep clean, be free of chemicals, and spread awareness by telling the world about Ha-Ra! Enjoy being clean, green, and serene. 🌱