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Spring Cleaning The Right Way!

The cold is breaking, the warmth is dawning, you’re getting feeling back in your fingers and toes, and it’s time to clean all those spaces the winter forgot. It’s SPRING CLEANING season, especially in current times.

Yay so exciting! Just kidding, few people look forward to deep cleaning their homes. But, if you clean the right way, it won’t feel like work. It can be simple, fast, fun, and low-impact for the environment. Here are the steps… 

Step 1: Turn up the music!

Just like when exercising, if you can’t hear yourself breathing you can go further. If you can’t hear yourself cleaning, you can clean more!

Step 2: Start with the simplest.

If you start with the worst, you will never start. Start with something simple. Clear the clutter off the counter. Wipe the kitchen counters. Load the dishwasher. Next thing you know, you are in it! One thing leads to another, and the deeper you can dive. 

Step 3: Go under the sink, and get your cleaning supplies.

Grab your Mach6 Glove, Nano Hedgehog Cloth, and/or your Sapphire Cloth. Time to rock! [Sidebar: All your Ha-Ra supplies are safe and chemical free, so you can store them under the sink without worrying about children getting into them!]

Step 4: Move from room to room.

You’re in the kitchen. Good! That gets the dirtiest. If all you get done today is the kitchen, you have succeeded! But keep pushing, after the kitchen is clean, take a break. Go sit down on the sofa… now you are in the living room… might as well clean that next! Get those windows with the Vario Window Cleaner Viva. Keep it going and just get all the windows in your home while you’re at it.

Step 5: Potty Break!

You’ve been working hard! Take a potty break. Annnnd while you’re in there, you might as well deep clean that bad boy too. Grab your Bathroom Kit from under the sink, and make your commode sparkle.

Step 6: Finally the floors!

When cleaning, always clean top to bottom, so all the extra dirt falls to the floor. Now, that you have thoroughly cleaned every area of the house, it’s finally time to clean the floors. You can use your Floor Perfect Nano Gold Soft Pad to get those to shine with ease.

Step 7: Tomorrow tackle the garage and grill.

You did a great job today. Throw in the towel…literally… 🙂 Tomorrow you can finish up with the outside stuff. You can break out your Green Glove and go to town on the patio, garage, and grill.

Speaking of green, did you notice not a single chemical was used in your entire spring cleaning adventure?! Now that is cleaning the right way! Congratulations! You are keeping your home and our home, Earth, clean at the same time. Thanks.

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Are You Ready for 2020?

So many deadlines, dreams, goals, plans, and aspirations slapped a date of 2020 on them as the year everything will finally be achieved! Well, here we are. You finally made it! The question is: are you ready? Did you achieve your goal? If so, congratulations!

If not, good news, there’s a loophole… we technically have until the end of 2020. We have less than 12 months to quit procrastinating and make it all happen. 

You can do it! We believe in you and are here to help. Going green, finding more time, and finally cleaning parts of the house that look like abandoned museum exhibits. Ha-Ra can cover you for all of those goals.

Here are the 3 ways you’ll know you are ready for 2020!

  1. You wrote it down. Whatever it is – goal, dream, plan, shopping list, whatever! Write it down now or as soon as you think of it. Digital screens have destroyed our short term memories. It has a 100% greater chance of happening if it’s written down. Journal, diary, notepad, smart phone app, kitchen wall, wherever. It’s gone otherwise.
  2. You have the supplies. Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime… but only if he has a fishing pole, bait, and a bucket. He won’t achieve anything without the proper supplies. We often set goals but don’t get ourselves the supplies to achieve them.
  3. You know the ‘WHY’. Attaching the WHY makes it real. Makes it worth it. Makes it a story. Makes it memorable. Makes it happen! When we know why we are putting in the effort, we are more likely to do it. The more specific the why, the better.

Here’s an great example:

  1. Write down a list of the forgotten areas of the house that need cleaning.
  2. Get your Mach6 Glove, or Viva Mini Cloth, and restock your Ha-Ra supplies like your Blue Paste and Protective Formula.
  3. Why? Because you will finally be able to use those parts of the house again. It feels so good!

2020 is the end. The end of unfinished business. The end of excuses. The end of cleaning your house with chemicals. It’s the beginning of new goals, new dreams, new achievements, new clean, new life!  Are you ready? With Ha-Ra, you surely will be.

Happy New Year! Happy Achieving! Happy 2020! Happy Ha-Ra!

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Happy Ha-Radays – A Clever Plan for Giving to the Green & Not-So-Green Alike

Some people are naughty to the earth and some are nice. Some people love being green, and some are seeing red, are so over it, or just don’t even care. Luckily, your gifts this year can satisfy everyone on your list, with the biggest gift of all going to Mother Earth.

Everyone makes a mess at some point; therefore, everyone needs good cleaning products! The easier it is to clean, the easier is it to be clean. And, cleanliness equals happiness in our eyes. So, don’t just spread holiday cheer, this year, spread Ha-Raday cheer. 

Follow this clever little plan:

Step 1: Make a list of everyone you need to give a present to this holiday season.

Step 2: After their name identify if they are green or not-so-green.

Step 3: Go to 

Step 4: Order a cleaning product for everyone on your list.

Step 5: On the card, include the following text with the rest of your loving message.

Not-So-Green Folks: “I got you this gift because I know you hate cleaning. I know that you like products that actually work well. When I saw this I totally thought of you! This will save you so much time and effort.” 

Green Folks: “I got you this gift because I know you hate cleaning. I know you like being good to the earth. I know that you like products that actually work well. When I saw this I totally thought of you! This will save you so much time and effort, and save the earth too.”

There you have it! In one trip to one website, you can please everybody. Of course, the clever part of it is that because all Ha-Ra products are good for the environment, even the not-so-green folks are still doing their part without even knowing it! (Well, until they read this post when they order more Ha-Ra products on their own later. Until then, your secret, clever plan is safe.)

So much of your time spent shopping saved and so much of their time spent cleaning saved. And, a little bit of the earth saved as well. 🌎

Happy Ha-Radays!

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Thanksgiving Black Friday Swap

This may be blasphemy, it may be genius, it may be giving in, but it may be just perfect for you and your family. This year, if you are partaking in the holiday shopping frenzy, try swapping Thanksgiving Thursday with Black Friday.

Hear us out… The retailers have already ruined Thanksgiving by moving all the Black Friday sales to Thursday, actually ON Thanksgiving. So why not let the current take you rather than fight it? This year, go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, and have your feast on Friday!

Let’s appreciate how great this is; here are six reasons to make the swap:

  1. You don’t have to wake up super early to get the turkey in oven so it can be ready by noon, so that you can be finished in time to still go shopping later in the afternoon. So much to pack into one day. So stressful, so tiring. Go ahead and sleep in!
  2. You can actually enjoy the football games because you will be awake and not in a turkey coma.
  3. If you want, you can go to someone else’s Thanksgiving feast on Thursday and not stress about your own until Friday.
  4. You will have extra things to be grateful when you go around the table, because you can be thankful for the amazing deal you got on the new flat screen TV you got yesterday.
  5. Your loved ones can do their own thing on Thursday and still come over for your feast on Friday, win win. They will be so grateful!
  6. You will have Saturday and Sunday to clean up. Giving thanks every minute for how simple and effortless all your favorite Ha-Ra products make cleaning the house, especially the kitchen. Speaking of cleaning the kitchen, the Ha-Ra Kitchen Kit is perfect for the job. It consists of the essential cloths for keeping your kitchen sparkling clean after cooking that Black Friday Feast! Plus, all kits are 15% OFF on Black Friday this year!

So this year give it a try, swap your Thursday and Friday traditions and enjoy the new world the retailers have forced upon us rather than overload this beautiful time of year for remembering the good things in life like family, friends, health, and Ha-Ra! 

Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to check out all of our Ha-Ra Holiday Deals starting Friday and ending Monday.

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Green Halloween

Sure, Halloween is usually orange and black, but this year it can be green too! Halloween is a perfect holiday for eco-friendly choices. The scariest thing on Halloween is not the ghost or the vampire, but the fact that we are destroying this planet. Make it a Green Ha-Ra-lloween by using Ha-Ra eco-friendly products to clean your life.

Plus here are 5 other tips for your HallowGREEN!

1. Reuse materials from around the house for your costume.

This is the best part of Halloween, finding random items from around the house and weaving them together in a clever costume that your friends and family will certainly roll their eyes at. No need to go out and buy something to wear for just one night, and then store or eventually throw away. Even better, use recyclable materials like bottles, cans, newspaper, toilet paper rolls, etc. to get really creative.

2. Use old leftover candles for your Jack-o-Lantern.

Everybody has a low, almost used up candle lying around. Instead of buying new candles for Jack, light him up with that random gross scented candle your aunt gave you. It’ll be outside, so you don’t have to smell it.

3. Use a pillowcase for trick or treating.

Instead of a plastic bag or plastic pumpkin, just use a pillowcase. Hey, it’s that simple! Plus it is WAY bigger and can hold a whole lot more candy.

4. Two words: Pumpkin Compost

If you are reading this, there is slightly higher than average chance that you have a compost pile, or are looking for the right time to start one. Well here it is! Pumpkins are great for compost! Do your neighbors a favor, make a trip around the neighborhood and collect their rotten pumpkins. More compost for you. Remove any remaining seeds (and bake them up as tomorrow’s snack), cut the pumpkins into pieces, and add them to the compost! Win win for everyone!

5. Clean up after the Halloween party with Ha-Ra.

Halloween parties are so much fun, but can also leave a crazy, scary mess. If you don’t have any Ha-Ra products yet, start here with the Ha-Ra Starter Kit. The Ha-Ra Protective Formula in the kit has a highly environmentally-friendly formula (produced from raw plant materials). It helps with the cleaning process, protects the cleaned surface, and protects and maintains your Ha-Ra cleaning fibers.

Don’t be scared to make good choices. The real monsters are those who don’t care about this planet. And, you can dress as a super hero and be an actual hero by using Halloween as yet another opportunity to save the day and save the earth! Happy Ha-Ra-lloween!