Category: Household Tips
1000 ways to make your spring clean a dream
The urge to spring clean seems to come along with the brighter mornings, so if you haven't managed to fit it in yet, now could be the time to get started. We asked our community for their best spring cleaning tips and we had a fantastic response - here's some of the top tips to help you get in the mood...
11 Ways to Fight Allergies this Spring
Spring has now sprung, but this isn't always a cause for celebration. Extra pollen in the air often adds to the woes of allergy sufferers, so we asked our fans to share the one extra thing they do to help reduce allergies in their home.
Changing seasons: how to protect your family from colds and flus
The temperature is starting to drop, and the wind and rain is starting to pick up as we move into the autumn season. It's not uncommon that a change in season can result in yourself or your family coming down with a cold or flu. Here at Earthwise, we have compiled some handy tips to keep your house germ free this autumn with our favourite Earthwise products.
Cleaning jobs - which is the toughest of the tough
Is there a particular area in your house that you avoid cleaning until it can be avoided no more? We recently asked Earthwise fans to tell us which cleaning chores need the toughest treatment in their house.
Did you know? - Quick cleaning facts
There are more germs in most kitchen sinks than the toilet! Most of us rinse out the kitchen sink using water so often that we forget to use a cleaning product. Read more of our cleaning facts and quick tips.
Fight food waste
Every year Kiwi households send 12,547 tonnes of food to landfill, costing us a massive $872 million a year in food that's bought and thrown away uneaten. That's an average of 79kgs per household at a cost of $563 per year. And the environmental price paid is equally alarming. Most of us are keen to prevent harm to our environment, and food waste campaigners Love Food Hate Waste NZ have some great practical tips for making the most of our leftovers.
Five tips for lovely laundry
How to help woollens keep their shape and get clothes dry quick - Earthwise share their top five tips for lovely laundry.
Handy Hints for Stressed Parents
Parenting involves a lot of love - and a lot of stress. No matter how angelic your kids can be on a good day, there will always be other days when you're tearing your hair out. And that's not good for anyone involved! So we've rounded up some of the best ways to get a little me-time and de-stress.
How clean are your dishes
When it comes to washing the dishes, there seems to be a divide between the rinsers and the non-rinsers of this world.American dish-washers invariably rinse their dishes, before AND after washing them. Those of British descent tend to save water by leaving their dishes to drip dry with the suds on. Which one are you...?
How do you manage your holiday washing?
Are you going on holiday this summer? And if so, what happens to your dirty clothes? Are you the organised type who washes their clothes while on holiday? Or, do you store everything up for a mammoth washing session when you get home?
How to reduce your power usage this chilly season
Now that winter has arrived, it's time to start thinking about your power us and how you can reduce it. Although it's tempting to throw your clothes in the dryer, turn up your electric blanket, and leave the heater running in your bedroom, it's still possible to be cosy and reduce our power consumption in the process. Here are a few handy hints to help you out during this cold season.
One of the most annoying things in life has got to be losing things - in particular, one sock from a perfectly matched pair. At Earthwise, we know all to well the frustration of folding a pile of washing only to find a bunch of mismatched socks at the bottom of the basket.
Make preparing for visitors a breeze
The festive season is the time of year for family. Next thing to get your head around is preparing the house for visitors - eek! Whether it's parents, siblings or friends you want to make sure things are just so. Here's a handy checklist of some of the things you can do to make preparing for visitors simple and straightforward.
More Tips for Lovely Laundry
We asked our Facebook fans for their top laundry tips and there were so many fantastic ideas that we just had to share some. We have washing wisdom and dapper drying tips plus a couple of top tips from the Earthwise team.
More Water Saving Tips
We recently asked you via Facebook to share some of your best water saving tips. We had over 200 replies. Here are some that you may like to use in your home.
Natural treats for your hands
Winter can be hard on our hands. The combination of cold weather and hot water often leaves them cracked, rough and sore. While we tend to take good care of the skin on our face, sometimes our hard-working hands get a little overlooked. We asked our Earthwise fans to tell us what their hands go through everyday and it left us feeling quite exhausted. So the team started thinking about how we can all give ourselves a bit of everyday me-time.
Quick tips to get ready for guests this season
If you run around at the last minute doing cleaning before your guests arrive, we have seven tips to help ease the stress of hosting this season.
Recycle, Upcycle Making household waste rock
As you'll know, we're big fans of anything that's gentle to our world and that includes recycling and reusing household items. We've spent some time skipping around the internet looking for some exciting, practical ways to upcycle household waste. Have a look at these beauties:
Singing while you clean
You're about to begin a task you've been putting off for a while. So, to get in the mood, before you don the rubber gloves and jump in feet first, what's the first thing you do? Our guess is you put on your favourite music. After all, there is no doubt good music makes boring jobs seem much less, well, boring.
Storing your Winter Woollies
When it's time to swap your snuggly merinos and woolly jumpers for t-shirts and summer dresses, a little extra time invested will make sure they come out of storage looking as good as they did going in!
Sustaining your summer essentials
Although summer is great for fun and laughter, it can also create a bit of a washing hangover with faded prints, sweaty armpits, sagging material, sunscreen marks and sand in unwanted places. We put together a few ways you can tame the monstrous pile of washing before it gets out of hand.
Tackling the big cleaning jobs doesn’t have to be scary!
All too soon, the festive season will be upon us. Cleaning up and decluttering in advance of summer festivities doesn’t have to be scary! So here are some tips on how to get yourself feeling ready to tackle all of the grit and grime your house has been hiding from you over the cooler months.
Team Tips from Earthwise
The team at Earthwise often gets asked a range of questions about our products, so we thought we'd put together some of our top tips for living the Earthwise way!
Time-Saving Tips for Spring Cleaning
If you’re time-poor and charged with cleaning house for allergy sufferers this spring, take a few moments to figure out which areas of your home deserve the most focus. Read our top tips for your spring cleaning.
Top tips for line drying
When we asked Earthwise fans for their top tips on line drying, we unleashed a torrent of information: from wash-day lore handed down through the generations and washing avoidance tips to ways of side-stepping bugs, beasties and birds - it's also clear that a lot of us would do anything to get out of the ironing! Read more here of a selection of our favourites...
World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated in New Zealand on May 5 and, with the onset of the cold and flu season, washing your hands properly is vital to protecting your immunity.
Who's your cleaning fairy
Who is the cleaning fairy in your house? We all want one - and it turns out that a lucky few of us, do actually have one - but for most, the only person sprinkling (or vacuuming up fairy dust is 'me, myself and I'! Last month, we asked our lovely Earthwise fans who the cleaning fairy was in their house. Almost 450 comments later, it seems that we can rely on our mums and sometimes on our partners - and our kids love to help as well - but guess who does the lion's share? Check out some of the great comments...
Winter washing: from woes to pros
Winter washing can be tricky without the sunshine to get things dry. We asked our Facebook fans for some of their winter washing tips so we thought we'd share them.
- Love your leftovers - tips from our fans
- Cleaning Tips to Beat Winter Woes
- National Volunteer Week: Meet a few of the charities doing amazing work in our communities
- Nourish haircare: naturally beautiful new products
- Eco-friendly products for first-time Mum
- Cleaning jobs: Which is the toughest of the tough?
- What's the best way to deal with food waste?
- Recycle, Upcycle - Making household waste rock!
- A better way with waste water
- Fight food waste