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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. 🌱

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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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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!

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Sunday, Game Day, Lazy Cleaning Day!

It’s Sunday! It’s Game Day! It’s time to just relax on the sofa, watch the game, and maybe a well deserved nap! It’s definitely not a cleaning day! But, alas the house is a mess…

How can you clean using as little energy as possible? How can you clean without your body and mind realizing they’re doing work? Ha-Ra has got you covered! It’s time for some Ha-Ra lazy cleaning on this lazy fall game day Sunday afternoon.

Here are 5 low-energy, but super effective, cleaning tips:

  1. Glove Up and Go! Who wants to deal with a bucket of water and nasty rags, or waste bunch of paper towels? Just throw on the Ha-Ra Mach 6 Glove and knock out the whole house in one run. It’s the cleaning equivalent of running the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Score! Our Mach6 is the glove for all surfaces in the house. The combination of different fibers makes it a great glove for breaking up dirt and removing it. It can be used everywhere in the house.
  2. Just Do the Taps! Here’s a genius low-energy trick! If the metal faucets and knobs are shiny, it makes the whole bathroom, and even the kitchen, sparkle. Save the shower deep clean for another day! After your Mach 6 touchdown, you can throw down the hammer and quickly polish those taps with the Ha-Ra Hammer Cloth. The Hammer Cloth is a highly absorbent towel used for polishing and buffing up shiny surfaces without leaving streaks. It is safe to use on stainless steel, granite countertops, taps, and mirrors without streaking.
  3. Ditch the Paper Towels! Only rookies use paper towels and window cleaner to clean the windows. Do you see professional window cleaners using that mess? Obviously they want to work as efficiently as possible, and so do you! Use the Ha-Ra Vario Window Cleaner Viva to quickly and painlessly wipe the windows and be back on the couch before the commercials are over. With the Ha-Ra Vario Window Cleaning System, you can clean windows faster and better than a professional, with less effort and without harmful chemicals.
  4. Run the Sweep! Your favorite football team can run the sweep play with little effort and maximum effect, and so can you! You can be done with your floors in about the same time it takes them to run the play. With the New Ha-Ra Floor Kit, sweeping is simple. The 12.8″ Ha-Ra Floor Express Perfect handle in combination with the 12.8″ Ha-Ra Floor Perfect fibers will make cleaning your floors a breeze. Your floors will be cleaner than ever before, and you might actually enjoy cleaning your floors for the first time in your life. In combination with the Ha-Ra Floor Express fiber floor pads, you can clean almost any type of floor.
  5. Let’s Go Blue! Level Up Power Play! You’re in the red zone, and it’s time for that secret power play. Don’t show the other team, but here is the secret play of the game: Ha-Ra Blue Paste! Add it to your lazy day cleaning for even more power and effectiveness. Ha-Ra Blue Paste is a micro-fine marble meal that removes tough stains on many surfaces without using harsh chemicals. It is very economical and increases the cleaning power of the Ha-Ra fibers (tar stains, insects, lime, grease).

Game Summary: you win! The house is clean, and you barely missed a second of the game! What a perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Ha-Ra is the MVP of your cleaning dynasty!