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4 Summer Gift Ideas for Dads & Grads

As we all make a mad dash into June and into the summer, Ha-Ra would like to send a special combined thank you and congratulations to all the Dads and Grads in 2015! We have a number of suggestions that will help you deliver the perfect gift for one, the other, or BOTH in these upcoming weeks of summer:


For the Serious Stylist

Everyone knows that ties and socks are the premier go to gift for dads, but these are not the only wardrobe choices to go with when gifting your Dad and/or Grad this summer. Watches, clothing, and shoes offer a great mix of classic and contemporary options that provide apparel that appeals to anyone of any era.

Once they have a closet full of your best selections, help them keep their new clothes clean with Ha-Ra’s Saponella Blue Pearls; a concentrated laundry detergent that can also act as a dish washing detergent. One bucket is enough for 150 wash cycles and is free of chlorine and corrosive materials. Made with biodegradable plant sources, Ha-Ra’s Saponella Blue Pearls are good for both your closet and the environment!

For the Foodie Fanatic

From dining in with a personalized homemade meal to dining out on the town, there are countless ways to keep your Grad well fed and feeling well appreciated. And, were your father interested in catching food for the tribe or simply grilling up their purchase, there are many conventional and hi-tech ways to keep dad active and sated.

When it’s time to clean up those inevitable messes, Ha-Ra has a wide variety of kits for all your needs. Ha-Ra’s Starter Kit provides the Ha-Ra Protective Formula, the Ha-Ra Nano Hedgehog Cloth, and the Ha-Ra Star Cloth. The Protective Formula, made from raw plant materials, cleans surfaces and the Ha-Ra fibers found in all of our cleaning products. This puts less stress on the environment and our cleaning cloths. The Nano is ideal for high-powered cleaning in any area, and the Star is super absorbent and works like a chamois for streak free cleaning on all surfaces!

For the Travel Titan

Whether you’re treating them to a trip around the town or around the globe, know that there are always unique and interesting travel options for your loved ones! Further, travel on the water or by land will make sure your Dad and/or Grad stays well-traveled and more than likely very filthy.

Help keep their vehicle cleaner than they are, with Ha-Ra’s Blue Paste. A micro-fine marble meal, Blue Paste removes tough stains without any harsh chemicals, and like the Protective Formula helps protect Ha-Ra fibers while also cleaning surfaces. Made of chalk, soapstone, and natural substances, it’s free of poison and acids and cleans, polishes, and conserves all in one application!

For the Gadget Guru

Individual 3-D Printers, Ultra-High Definition 4K televisions soon to be outdone by even greater resolution screens and technology, and Next Generation Gaming Consoles are all gadgets to be appreciated and utilized by any level graduate and any aged dad!

Maintaining a clear screen on any of these machines is crucial to use and presentation, and can be managed with Ha-Ra’s Brilliant Polishing Cloth. Used dry the cloth easily removes fingerprints and water stains, and used damp it removes light dirt for an unprecedented finish. Made of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, Ha-Ra uses patent protected fibers that utilize the power of water to achieve stunning results without chemicals!

Whether you’re graduating from preschool or from law school, or if you’re father to a single infant or father to a brigade of adults, we want you to know that we’re very proud of all that you’ve done through the years and thank you for your guidance, both now and in the future.

Please bookmark Ha-Ra’s blog for upcoming lists and tips, and please check out our website for all of our many products to help you stay clean through the power of water!

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4 Ways To Show Your Love This Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to carefully craft your unique thank you to your own personal super hero. Whether it’s the woman that gave birth to you or the woman that raised you since, now is your time to show your appreciation for the woman that means the most to you in the whole, wide world!

To help you navigate through the treacherous waters of greeting cards and gift certificates, Ha-Ra would like to offer some suggestions to really make your mother feel respected, treasured, and loved, come this May 10th.


1. Chocolate and/or Flowers

Now on the barometer of ideas from “so original that Christopher Nolan wants to make it his next film” all the way to “so overdone, Michael Bay has probably already optioned it,” flowers and chocolates aren’t exactly anything Interstellar. However, there’s a reason why they’re number one on the list and in our hearts. Nothing says instant tears combined with pleasure more than a beautiful floral arrangement and decadent cacao, no matter where they may be from.

We would also suggest that you come equipped with the Ha-Ra Floor Kit, and the Ha-Ra Press Butler. Stocked with the Ha-Ra Yellow Dry Pad and the Ha-Ra Nano Gold Soft Pad, these cleaning utensils are ideal for cleaning nearly any type of floor, whether sweeping up falling petals or mopping up any type of unfortunately dropped chocolate. These pads can be used on all floors, and also on ceilings and walls and use the Ha-Ra Press Butler to help stabilize the perfect amount of water and Ha-Ra Protective Formula. The natural fibers and chemical-free formula will make the entire inside of your mother’s house cleaner than either of you thought possible.

2. Laundry Service

Remember when you were an undergrad at college? Flying into your mother’s house or apartment, with just enough time to grab something to eat and drop off your laundry before you were back out the door, most times for the rest of the weekend. Trust us, even if you don’t remember, your mother certainly does. Help pay her back for all of her weekends spent doing load after load of your laundry, by attending to all of hers.

Drop off and pick up all of her laundry at a local laundromat, and/or get all of her dry cleaning to a local service and back to her before she even notices that it’s gone. Or, if you decide to dive in and take care of her laundry by yourself, use the Ha-Ra Saponella Blue Pearls, a concentrated laundry and dishwashing detergent. Made with natural soap stone, roots, and biodegradable, one bucket of pearls will last 150 wash cycles, which should just about make you and mom even for college.

3. Wine and/or Craft Beer

Whether you want to treat her to a wine basket, a gift card from her favorite winery, or even take her out for a luxurious dinner capped with a bottle of their most expensive, choosing her favorite wine or craft beer will have your mother smiling all night long and proud that she raised someone so attentive to her palate. We would suggest that you might even want to think about traveling the extra mile, literally, and take your mother on a trip to wine country.

When you get back home, you can attend to all the bottles and glasses that you’ve purchased for your mother with the Ha-Ra Brilliant Polishing Cloth. Designed to clean and polish any and all smooth surfaces, you can use it dry to remove fingerprints and water stains, or use it slightly damp to remove light dirt, which will leave a streak-free and sparkling finish. Made of a microfiber mix of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, Ha-Ra fibers are patent protected and use water to achieve exceptional results without any harsh chemicals, something else any environmentally-aware mother will appreciate this Mother’s Day.

4. Talk with Her

We know, we know. Groundbreaking stuff here. But beyond anything mentioned on the list, the one thing that we suggest will knock your mother’s socks off and stick with her for years and years to come will be spending time with her. Whether you live with your mother and have for years, or you live half a planet away, just get in touch with her. Make her a dinner, Skype with her instead of a phone call, and write a letter on top of it all; don’t send just a preprinted greeting card.

Take time out to see how your mother is doing, how’s she spending her days, and what it is that she’s been most interested in lately. And if you really want to go the extra mile, don’t just limit it to this Mother’s Day. Continue that dialogue forward and take a minute or an hour every single day, just any type of time, to let her know that you’re thinking about her, that you miss her, and that you love her very much.

We hope you all have an amazing Mother’s Day, and we’d like to thank personally thank your mothers for having given the world such exceptionally well-read people. Make sure to bookmark Ha-Ra’s blog, and visit our website for all products and information related to helping you naturally stay clean!

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7 Tips to “Green” your Spring Clean

According to the calendar, this past week included the start of Spring AND World Water Day. A major part of Ha-Ra’s cleaning system is its simplicity and reliance on natural resources like water. It is important to protect our water and commit to using eco-friendly products like Ha-Ra to ensure our environment survives.


Here are some tips to make your Spring cleaning a bit more resourceful this year:

1. Clean floors are a refreshing reminder that winter is gone.

Get rid of all that salt, slush, and grime, from a hard winter, with the Ha-Ra Floor Perfect System. When you’re finished, “green” your clean by throwing the dirty water on your flower bed outside rather than down the drain. Ha-Ra is bio-degradable and will not harm your budding plants.

2. Clean windows let that spring sunshine brighten your home.

Wipe down all the windows and screens with Ha-Ra’s Vario Window Cleaner. You’ll be amazed at what a difference clean windows can make, and now you have more reusable water for the lawn!

3. Prepare your kitchen for all those fresh fruits and vegetables.

After a winter of imported produce, spring brings fresh strawberries and green beans. You want your kitchen counters and refrigerator to be clean and ready to receive those healthy organics. Since Ha-Ra is made from plants and not harmful chemicals, it’s perfect for kitchens. We’ve got tons of kitchen sponges and cloths to help with the dirty work.

4. Make that old salty car look brand new.

Nothing shows the confidence of spring like a clean car. No more winter salt stains, no more windshield wiper patterns. Why pay for a car wash when you already everything you need from your Ha-Ra Protective Formula and Natura Glove? Save water by purchasing a spray head for your hose, that way it won’t run the whole time you are cleaning.

5. Bring out the shorts. 

Put all those winter sweatshirts and snow pants away, your not going to need them anymore! It’s time to free your warm season wardrobe, and give them their first wash of the spring with Ha-Ra’s Saponella Blue Pearls. Make sure to use the proper water level settings on the washer and air dry your clothing to save electricity.

6. Might as well clean the bathroom while you’re on a roll.

All of your spring BBQ guests will be so impressed with how clean and fresh your bathrooms are. They’ll be sneaking a peak under your sink to see what cleaning products you used and won’t be surprised to find Ha-Ra. Green your clean by using the water in the back of the toilet and some Ha-Ra, when your done just flush!

7. Fill the house with flowers.

Bring the spring inside. Nothing reminds you more that spring is here than a beautiful bouquet of sweet smelling flowers. You’ve earned it; the house looks marvelous! Not only did you clean it all, but you were saving the environment in the process! Way to go green for your spring clean with Ha-Ra!

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Autumn Cleaning & Maintenance Checklist: Outside

Though our days may be growing shorter, the list of things we need to do to prepare our homes for the impending drop in temperature only grows longer. And though the month of October may be known for delivering all sorts of delightful frights, Ha-Ra would like to assure you, there is nothing to fear in cleaning and protecting your most prized possessions with Ha-Ra’s full family of ultra-powerful, all-natural cleaning components.


This is the first half of our comprehensive list of what you can do to prepare for the change in seasons, from Autumn to Winter, and details what can be done outside of the home:

1. Check that all exterior doors and windows properly close.

2. Check weather-stripping and/or caulking on all exterior doors and windows, and clean, repair, and/or replace as needed.

3. Check exterior paint for flaking and/or peeling, and clean and/or touch up as needed.

Ha-Ra Blue Paste is an ideal cleaning agent to help with external surfaces, and doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals to get the job done. First, wipe a slightly damp Ha-Ra cloth, or any Ha-Ra cleaning agent, over the Ha-Ra Blue Paste and once a foam is created use the suds to clean any grimy surface. Rinse the surface with a clean Ha-Ra cloth or glove to remove all Ha-Ra Blue Paste and then gently rub dry. Increasing the cleaning power of all Ha-Ra fiber containing cleaning devices, Ha-Ra Blue Paste contains a micro-fine marble blend, chalk, and is nearly one-fifth pure soap stone and other natural substances, including but not limited to citral and limestone.

4. Power-wash all exterior windows and siding.

A perfect all-in-one solution to cleaning windows, whether in the home or outside of it, is the Ha-Ra Window Cleaning Kit. For use everywhere from greenhouses to birdhouses, car mirrors to compact mirrors, the Ha-Ra Window Cleaning Kit is an all-natural, water efficient alternative to common chemical cleaners. The Cleaning Kit contains:

  • Ha-Ra Green Glove, to clean window frames
  • Ha-Ra Star Cloth, for a streak-free finish
  • 12.6” Ha-Ra Specialized Window Squeegee, for window panels
  • Ha-Ra Rollfix, for use with the Squeegee

5. Check and clean gutters and downspouts. Consider installing heating cables to prevent ice dams.

6. Clean and cover exterior furniture, children’s toys, umbrellas, and/or other outdoor items.

7. Store any items not in use in the Autumn and/or Winter.

8. Install insulating covers on exterior spigots.

9. Inspect, drain, and store garden hoses.

10. Schedule sprinkler systems to be blown free of water.

11. Check and clear dryer exhaust pipe.

12. Clean outdoor light fixtures and replace any faulty bulbs.

An innovative use of the Ha-Ra Eyeglass Cloth is the handling and cleaning of any exterior light fixtures and/or light bulbs in or around your home. The Eyeglass Cloth will remove fingerprints, dust, or greasy residue and works without water to help handle delicate glass fixtures that are ornamental, practical, or a mixture of both.

13. Drain water heater to remove sediment and schedule a furnace inspection.

14. Clean vehicles in preparation to be stored in the Autumn and/or Winter.

15. Prepare vehicles to be used in the Autumn and/or Winter.

16. Vacuum the inside of your vehicle.

17. Change windshield wipers, if applicable.

18. Add temperature appropriate wiper fluid, if applicable.

Ha-Ra Star Cloth is the perfect way to clean anything inside any of your vehicles prior to the start of harsh Winter months. The Ha-Ra Star Cloth is hand-made in Europe and is an incredibly absorbent, dual-purpose cleaning/polishing cloth that can be used dry or slightly damp. For use on all surfaces, clean a dashboard as easy as a side mirror, and just as well. Made of a 3:1 polyester, polyamide blend, the Ha-Ra Star Cloth will leave surfaces streak-free and with proper care, will last this and many more seasons to come

19. Clean grill.

20. Fill propane tank if used in the Autumn and/or Winter.

21. Drain and clean the pool, if you have one!

22. Store any pool related items not in use in the Autumn and/or Winter.

23. Inspect and clean chimneys and flues.

Happy Cleaning! And to revisit easy steps on how to clean your home for any season, please visit our additional checklists:
The Ha-Ra Summer Cleaning Checklist
The Ha-Ra Spring Cleaning Checklist

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It’s a New Year, Clear Off the Dust!

Especially during the winter months, with the windows closed and the heat on, dust is settling everywhere. Wiping the dust off with regular cloths raises the dust and spreads it all over the house. Fine dust particles might hover for a long time in the air before they settle again, but when they do, the chore starts from scratch. And if you are one of the unfortunate many dealing with dust allergies, you know the results of airborne dust: runny nose and itchy eyes.IMG_8029

There is a better way! Ha-Ra has the fastest and easiest way to get rid of dusty surfaces at home. (And no, it’s not hiring a cleaning lady to come every week!)

The Ha-Ra Dry Glove is ideal for dusting all surfaces, also those that shouldn’t be cleaned with water. The special fibers attract dust and hold onto it until the glove is beaten to release it (outdoors, where the dust doesn’t do any harm). Instead of spreading the dust around, you will actually pick it up with the Dry Glove.

When embarking on your dusting adventure, just start room by room from top to bottom. For the floor, use the Floor Perfect Yellow Dry Pad.  It is made of the same material as the Dry Glove and will easily pick up all the dust on every type of floor except carpet. You can also use it for walls and ceilings.

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The Ha-Ra Dry Glove and Floor Perfect Yellow Dry Pad will last for years and will make all single use systems and chemicals obsolete. Think about how much money you could save! No more need for wet dust wipes or air-polluting spray cans, and no more need for allergy medications! Make your life a little easier and order the Ha-Ra Dry Glove and Floor Perfect Yellow Dry Pad now.