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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!

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5 Eco Secrets for a Sensational Summer

It’s summertime and the heat is turned up! Global climate change is making seasons more extreme. Colder winters and hotter summers. This summer you can feel good that your cleaning won’t be hurting this beautiful planet we call home.

Ha-Ra products are eco-friendly. For example, the Ha-Ra Protective Formula is made of raw and natural plant material. Not to mention that only 2 drops are needed per 1 gallon of water, so one bottle can last for an entire year for the average household.

On top of that, Ha-Ra fibers have a very long lifetime, lasting up to 10 years. Compare this to your average household sponge that lasts for 4 weeks. Within 10 years, you are sending 120 sponges to the landfill, but you only need 1 Ha-Ra cloth/glove/pad. So, let Ha-Ra make your summer sensation with these secret cleaning tips…

1. Remove the winter grime from your grill. 

Sure there is “flavor” in that grime, but winter ruins the goodness. Clean that bad boy, and give it some fresh “flavor’ for this year! The Scrub Cloth cleans the dirtiest, greasiest areas using water only. It combines strong cleaning performance with high water absorption to save you time and energy. Happy 4th of July and Labor Day grilling!

2.  Clean your windows and let that light shine!

It’s no secret that sunlight has lots of positive impacts on our mood and attitude. We get so used to dirty windows. The best kept secret is that when we actually clean them, and the sun shines through, and we look out with clear clean views, it’s magical! 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. Clean panes with no pains!

3.  Using a glove to clean the bathroom makes it more tolerable.

No one likes to clean the bathroom. Every surface is covered with something gross you don’t want to touch. Here’s the secret – don’t touch any of it, use a glove! The Ha-Ra Nano Glove fiber is the fiber with the highest cleaning power. The blue fibers loosen the dirt and grime; the white fibers pick it up. Not all gloves are created equal, and the Nano is king for the throne!

4.  Damp dusting is so much more satisfying than dry dusting.

Sure, dry dusting is nice, but it sometimes feels like you are just pushing dirt around and not really cleaning. Shhh don’t tell, but damp dusting is some next level…well you know! But, those disposable wet wipes are so bad for the environment. The Ha-Ra Natura Cloth is much better for the planet. The blend of polyester and cotton fibers means you clean and dry in one step, no need to polish as the surface will dry streak-free, which is ideal for damp dusting. Damp dusting for the win!

5.  Summer stains don’t have to be forever.

We’ve all felt the 7 stages of grief when a stain hits… SHOCK & DENIAL – It’ll come out! PAIN & GUILT – I loved that thing! ANGER & BARGAINING – I just bought this, maybe there is some harsh chemical that can save it.  DEPRESSION – Well that was a waste of money. ACCEPTANCE – Well that’s stained for life!

But Ha-Ra’s secret weapon gives you the last step – HOPE! 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). Nothing is permanent in this life, especially stains, with Ha-Ra!

The secret’s out! Ha-Ra makes summer sensational! Don’t keep these secrets to yourself. Share them with friends and family. Make their summers sensational too!

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Make Your Father Proud This Father’s Day With Ha-Ra Math

We all want to make our fathers proud no matter how old we get. Yet, every year we end up disappointing him with the boring gifts we get him. He has to pretend that he loves the fish tie or the coffee mug. If we really want to make dad proud, we would show him what responsible adults we have become! Using the Ha-Ra math below will really impress your father this year and for years to come…

Problem #1:

1 BBQ Grill + 3 Big Juicy Steaks – 1 Cheesy Dad Apron (last year’s gift) + The Ha-Ra Scrub Cloth = 1 Happy Dad not having to struggle to clean the grill after a delicious meal!

The Scrub Cloth cleans the dirtiest, greasiest areas using water only. It combines strong cleaning performance with high water absorption to save you time and energy. It cleans very dirty and greasy dishes, pans, pots, ovens, BBQs, grills, basins, grout, porcelain, taps, tiles, toilets, animal cages, etc.

Problem #2:

1 Pickup Truck + 3 Weeks of Commuting in Traffic – 1 Old “My kid’s an honor student!” (You are 25 now) Bumper Sticker +The Ha-Ra Green Glove + The Ha-Ra Star Cloth = 1 Proud Dad with a clean ride which is way cooler than that bumper sticker!

The Green Glove is the ideal cleaning glove for tough surfaces and tough dirt. Works amazingly well on hard-to-clean things while at the same time protecting your hand. Ideal for cleaning window frames, window sills, front doors, sliding doors, blinds, screens, patio and outdoor furniture, stairs, bars, stone surfaces, car rims, metal doors, etc.

The Star Cloth is a super absorbent cleaning and polishing cloth that works like a chamois for streak free cleaning of smooth surfaces. For all surfaces in the kitchen: cabinets, oven, refrigerator, stainless steel, work surfaces. It’s also great for the car, windows, glass, mirrors, and more.

Problem #3:

2 Car Garage + 10 Years of Junk – 2 Cars (No room) – 1 Fishing Rod (Another of your silly gifts, when was the last time you saw Dad go fishing) + A Saturday helping him throw bunch of stuff away + The Ha-Ra 16.7″ Floor Perfect Green Pad = 1 Relieved Dad who can park at least one of the cars in the garage now!

The Floor Perfect Green Pad can handle any tough job you can think of. Just add water, and a couple of drops of the Ha-Ra Protective Formula, and clean patios, rubber floors, pool areas, and stone floors.

Problem #4:

1 Motorcycle – 2 Wheels + Some Spare Parts Lying Around – 1 Old German Style Helmet (Really you are a horrible gift giver) + The Ha-Ra Ultra Glove = 1 Nostalgic Dad who will one day ride again now that all the parts are clean at least. 

The Ultra Glove is the ideal combination of Ultra fibers (extra tough on grease) and Viva fibers (tough on dirt). The fibers retain a lot of water, dissolve grease and dirt, pick grease and dirt up, and easily release them when rinsed.

Who ever said you were bad at math?! I’m sure your dad always knew you could do it! And this year, you have finally proven that your math skills, life skills, and yes finally your gift giving skills, are worth your dad being proud of. This year, he can finally stop lying about the fact that the “honor student” bumper sticker was actually on the truck when he bought it. Because you truly are his little honor student!! Happy Father’s Day, Dads!