4 Spots You’re Forgetting to Clean
You remember to sweep, dust, mop, and do the dishes, but there always going to be spots in your home that are easy to forget to clean; think small nooks and crannies, up-high places, and underneath furniture and other household objects. You’d be amazed at how much cleaner your whole home feels when even those small spaces are taken care of. Here are four spots in your house that might need some cleaning attention.
1. Tops of doors and picture frames. These sneaky spots are a magnet for dust. Use a feather duster to go over the tops of doors and the edges of photo frames to get rid of dus...
The Giving Season Offers a great opportunity for families to do good together
For most people, the holiday season is a happy time filled with the joy of being with those we love. But, it’s also a time to remember those of us who are less fortunate. At Libman, we uphold American values like helping those in need and believe in the importance of passing along these values to our children and grandchildren.
This season, consider gathering your family together to do something special to help others. After all, giving back is one of the best ways to spread holiday cheer. So many organizations can use volunteer help at this time. We’ve come up with some ideas to make an ...
6 Cleaning Hacks for Holiday Entertaining
The holiday season typically sees a significant increase in home entertaining and overnight houseguests for many Americans. We’ve provided some cleaning hacks that’ll save hosts and hostesses cleaning time and hassles, and will have them enjoying family and friend time that much sooner:
Treat stains immediately. Never allow time for a spill or stain to settle beyond the surface which can make the stain harder to remove. To easily tackle any stain, the American Cleaning Institute has a helpful stain removal chart for nearly every stain imaginable.
Overnight guests? Use a microfiber m...
6 Tips to Help Declutter an Empty Nest
For many parents, becoming an empty nester can lead to an array of feelings including sadness, loneliness and fear of the future. However, it’s also a new beginning for many - a time in their life that they can embrace and claim back. It’s also a great time for new empty nesters to declutter and organize their homes for a fresh start. We can offer these tips to help you get your nest in order.
Pick one room
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Break down your decluttering tasks by room or area. Then select just one room or area at a time that you’d like to work on. Begin examining the room’s con...
End of Summer Garage Cleaning Made Easier with Libman
As summer winds down, many of us use the remaining pleasant weather days to tackle overdue outdoor cleaning projects. Cleaning out and organizing the garage is one of those projects of which Libman can offer an array of heavy-duty products to optimize the task.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% of homeowners polled with two-car garages, fill it with so much stuff that they can’t park even one car inside, and 32% fit one, but not two cars inside. For those in cold winter locales, parking a car outside can be especially inconvenient.
Tackle that garage before winter sets in wit...
Back to School time doesn’t have to lead to clutter and chaos
It seems like we just blinked and now summer is ending. Preparing for kids to go back to school can be hectic and sometimes chaotic – from making sure that you student has all the required supplies to organizing the kids’ new extracurricular schedules. No need to stress, we’ve got some tips to help you stay organized and enable you to spend more time with the family than doing chores.
Keep a tidy study area
Physical clutter can lead to mental clutter. Having a clean, organized workspace makes it easier for kids to concentrate. Be sure to wipe down the study surface with a cloth or antibac...
Three Reasons We Love The Wonder® Mop
The Wonder® Mop is one of our best selling mops, and for good reason! This amazing, versatile mop has been a fan favorite for years. In case you forgot just what makes the Wonder Mop so great, here are three reasons why it’s no wonder the Wonder Mop holds a special place in our hearts – and homes!
GripStrips™. Those distinctive polka dots aren’t just pretty – they’re also tough on spills! The Wonder Mop’s long, extra-wide GripStrips are made of super-absorbent microfiber material designed to pick up 20 percent more dirt for even cleaner floors. Heck, we love this material so much we even ...
NASCAR DRIVER PAUL MENARD MADE A PIT STOP AT THE LIBMAN COMPANY ON JULY 20
Libman employees had the pleasure of spending some time with, Paul Menard, a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing, who visited Libman on July 20. Libman is a proud sponsor of Paul’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Car.
At Libman, Paul received a tour of the plant from Libman’s President, Andrew Libman, and got to enjoy a pizza lunch and autograph session with Libman employees. During the visit, the Menard truck and car was on display in the Libman parking lot so employees could check it out and take photos.
After the session, Paul headed to...
SUMMER VACATION IS A GREAT TIME TO ENLIST KIDS IN CHORES
With school out for summer, many kids are home full time. This may mean more messes to clean up, but it’s also an opportunity to let kids pitch in with some of the cleaning chores. Here are some chores for kids of all ages to help keep the house clean all summer long.
Put away toys after each use – This is an easy task to help keep clutter at bay. It’s also a great way to give little ones their first dose of responsibility. Designate a special box or bin where toys go when they are not being used. You’ll be thankful to avoid stepping on a LEGO® while barefoot!
Wipe down kitchen table and co...
The Summer Fun is Back as the “Embrace Life’s Messes” Tour Hits the Road Again
-Win fabulous prizes in person or online-
Libman has taken to the highway for a second straight year with the “Embrace Life’s Messes” Tour that will travel to 171 retail locations in over 20 U.S. cities this summer. Over the course of 10 weeks, we will give away hundreds of products and special prizes during the retail store visits to encourage consumers to embrace life’s messes by letting Libman help do the work.
The Libman “Embrace Life’s Messes” tour kicked off in South Haven, Mich. on June 21 and will end in San Diego on August 27. Two Libman brand ambassadors – Yen and Derek – are driv...
Your Favorite Mess-making Pet Could Win You Some Great Libman Products: “My Favorite Messmaker” Sweepstakes Launches on May 1
Libman is launching the “My Favorite Messmaker” sweepstakes in May 2017 (National Pet Month) to celebrate pets and their “mess-making” abilities. The sweepstakes will run from May 1, 2017 to June 2, 2017.
To enter, all you need to do is submit a photo of your precious “mess maker” (pet) and provide your name and email address. We will randomly select one winner per week for five weeks and feature that winner’s pet photo in The Libman Company’s Facebook cover photo, and in promotional material for the sweepstakes. Weekly winners will also receive a package of Libman products geared toward ...
5 Eco-Friendly Ideas for a Cleaner, Greener Home
Earth Day may only be once a year but that doesn’t mean you can’t be eco-friendly every day. For many of us, having a “green” home is equally as important as having a clean home. Luckily, these two things aren’t mutually exclusive! To honor Earth Day, we’ve come up with five ideas for a home that is healthy for your family and the environment!
Ditch the disposables. Disposable floor dusting pads are convenient, but they produce a lot of waste when used frequently. You can get your floors sparkling clean and cut down on waste by using a dust mop with a reusable pad, like the Libman Microfibe...
MESSY PETS? TRY THESE LIBMAN TOOLS
April has been designated National Pet Month, a celebration of the mutual benefits that pets bring to people's lives. As much as we love our furry family members, we know that they can also create a lot of messes in our home. Libman has an array of products that are especially great for pet owners.
Libman Dustpan and Brush Set (Model #95)
Great to keep around food bowls to clean up any kibble that’s escaped the bowl. Contains teeth on the dust pan to allow for hands-free brush cleaning- simply run the brush over the teeth and remove all of the debris stuck in the fibers of the brush. It...
6 Tips to Help Tackle Spring Cleaning
While most Americans are happy to say goodbye to winter this year, ushering in spring has its own set of challenges, including the age-old tradition of tackling spring cleaning chores. At Libman, we are ready for the task and have some tips to help get you ready as well.
1. Clean window screens
Remove and take it outside. Lay it flat on a piece of cloth or old carpet. Using a soft-bristled brush like the Libman Shaped Duster Brush, wash it with a mild detergent. Rinse it off with a hose and let it dry in the sun.
2. Remove crayon marks from walls
Cover the crayon mark with toothpaste, l...
Cleaning Products That Are Better Together
Love is in the air and even our cleaning products are pairing up this time of year! Some things are just better together, and to prove it we’ve paired off our favorite Libman products for some delightful duos with serious cleaning power. You’ll be as smitten as we are with these twosomes; after all, two is often better than one!
Cotton Deck Mop + Clean and Rinse Bucket with Wringer. Say goodbye to using dirty mop water on your floors! Libman’s Cotton Deck Mop will leave your floors sparkling clean while our Clean and Rinse Bucket with Wringer makes sure you only ever use new, clean water f...
6 Tips to Help Control Indoor Allergens During the Winter Months
Most of us are relegated to spending the winter months stuck indoors with the heat turned on and the windows closed. This scenario isn’t only frustrating as we anxiously await spring, it also can create health problems as trapped indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust and mold inside the home can trigger allergies in many individuals. Fortunately, there are some ways to manage indoor allergens when the weather is cold:
Wash pet bedding weekly. Pets are indoors more in the winter months and leave their dander and fur on the blankets, pillows and beds they sleep on. Be sure to frequently...
4 Ways to Keep Your Cleaning Resolutions Year-Round
We’re already halfway through the first month of the year and it’s time to check in with yourself to see how those New Year’s resolutions are coming along. Cleaning and organizing related resolutions are always popular, but once the newness of the new year wears off it can be difficult to keep up your momentum. Here are our four favorite ways to keep yourself in the cleaning groove through January and beyond!
1. Keep a cleaning checklist. Make a cleaning checklist and hang it in a place where you’ll see it daily, like on the refrigerator. Create daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks to ...
Cleaning & Organization Resolutions for the New Year
It’s a fresh new year which means you can start making resolutions to get your home cleaner and more organized throughout the entire year.
Create a cleaning system. If you don’t have one in place already, create a weekly cleaning system that works for you and your family’s schedule. This will ensure that keeping the house tidy really is achievable. Divide up cleaning chores and outline expectations among family members so that everyone participates and knows his or her role.
Adopt a “no mess zone” where needed. Are certain areas of the house constantly messy because family members pi...
Cleaning Up After the Holidays: 4 Rooms to Deep Clean
The holiday season is far from over and for many of us visitors will continue to come and go through the New Year. But just wait – this season goes by in a flash and soon it’ll be time to sweep up the tinsel and put away the decorations. Hosting guests over the holidays is a blast, but it can leave your house in need of a good deep clean to get things back in order once everyone has gone home. Here are four areas to pay close attention to when cleaning up after your plethora of holiday parties and well-wishers.
1. Dining room. The dining room gets quite a workout hosting Thanksgiving, Chris...
The Libman Company Offers 7 Cleaning Hacks to Help Prepare the Home for the Holidays
Arcola, Ill. (November 17, 2016) – The Libman Company wants consumers to successfully welcome guests and host parties with flair and ease by keeping their homes in tip-top shape throughout the holiday season. Per its slogan to “Embrace Life’s Messes,” Libman, a 120 year-old American manufacturer of cleaning products, provides some cleaning hacks that’ll save homeowners cleaning time and hassles, and will have them enjoying family time that much sooner:
Chances are family and guests will be coming and going this holiday season. Make cleaning up after house visitors easier by waiting until...
5 Ways to Embrace Autumn’s Messes as a Family
We’re big believers in embracing life’s messes and having fun! With fall in full swing, there are so many ways for your family to enjoy the season, make a mess, and create memories that will last a lifetime. There’s no need to hesitate to make a mess when you know good quality cleaning tools are standing by to make cleanup a breeze! Here are five of our favorite ways to embrace the season and the mess.
1. Have a pumpkin contest. Head to the pumpkin patch and have everyone pick out his or her own pumpkin. When you get home, carve them however you’d like and award prizes for things like “heav...
Six End-of-Summer Outdoor Cleaning and Storage Tips from The Libman Company
Arcola, Ill. (August 29, 2016) – As summer winds down, homeowners will take advantage of the remaining pleasant weather days to clean outdoor areas and tools in order to prepare for the colder months. The Libman Company, a 120 year-old U.S. manufacturer of household and commercial cleaning goods, offers an array of heavy-duty products to optimize tasks to help homeowners seamlessly transition from summer to winter.
Making sure that outdoor machines, tools and furniture are properly cleaned and stored for the winter is a priority. Libman recommends tackling these end of summer cleaning proje...
Tips to Reduce the Amount of Germs and Viruses Lurking in Your Kitchen
Believe it or not, one of the dirtiest places in a home is the kitchen. Between the kitchen sink, counters, cutting boards and cabinet handles, germs and viruses are lurking all around. Even the everyday tools you use for cleaning off counters and scrubbing sinks can harbor germs and viruses. We’ve gathered some great tips to help you ensure that your kitchen is clean and safe for you and your family.
Use separate utensils - Germs are spread by cross-contamination so it’s best to use separate cutting boards, plates, and utensils for uncooked produce (e.g., vegetables, fruits) and uncooked m...
Cleaning Essentials for Your College Student
You’ve taught them all they know and now it’s time to let them leave the nest – that’s right, your kid is heading off to college! Between studying and meeting new people, keeping their dorm clean will probably be the last thing on your student’s mind. But you can set them up for cleaning success by sending them off with a cleaning basics kit! No college kids to gift a cleaning kit to? This list is still a great guide to basic cleaning essentials for everyone!
Spin to Win a Libman Prize Package in the “Embrace Life’s Messes” Sweepstakes
We’re celebrating our 120th Anniversary in a number of ways this year including with a new online sweepstakes that kicked off on June 26th: The Libman “Embrace Life’s Messes” Sweepstakes involves contestants spinning a wheel in order to win fabulous Libman prize packages. Over the course of the 12-week sweepstakes, we’ll be giving away 120 Libman prize packages worth $120 each, and we’ll end the sweepstakes with a random drawing for a grand prize $1,200 Visa gift card for one lucky winner. To enter the sweepstakes and a chance to spin to win, visit www.embracelifesmesses.com. The sweepstak...
4 Tips for a Clean House All Summer Long
The weather is warmer, the days are longer, the grass is greener – yes it’s true, summer is finally here! There’s so much fun to be had during the summer season; long afternoons splashing around in the pool, warm evenings around a campfire, weekend trips to the beach, family picnics, and much more. With a jam-packed list of summer activities to enjoy, who wants to spend more time than they absolutely have to cleaning? Here are four of our favorite ways to stay ahead of messes this summer so you can spend less time cleaning and more time embracing the season.
Scrubbing the bathroom isn’t a ...
Tips for Moving Your New Grad into His or Her First Apartment
The National Center for Education Statistics projects that 1,870,000 students at the bachelor's degree level will graduate as the Class of 2016. Many of those graduates will find themselves living on their own for the very first time in their lives. Here are some tips for moving them into their new apartment.
Take photos – Before moving in, be sure to take a photo of all the rooms in the apartment and save them until your grad moves out. These photos can help in case the landlord wants to charge for repairs or refuses to give back the deposit.
Clean before you start – Before you start unpac...
New House Cleaning Checklist: 5 Areas to Clean Before You Move In
Moving into a new house is an exciting but busy time. The transition from your previous house to your new one can seem overwhelming when you think about all the things that have to get done before you can finally say, “home at last!” Cleaning your new place before you start unpacking everything can help you feel like you’re working with a fresh slate. To keep you organized and on track while you move in, we’ve created this new home cleaning checklist:
Walls. If the walls in your new home haven’t been painted recently, giving them a good washing can help brighten and freshen things up. Take ...
Tips to Combat Allergies and Asthma
May is a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers. That’s why the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates every May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month. Asthma affects 24 million Americans while more than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, mold, trees, pets and more. We’ve collected some terrific tips to help reduce asthma and allergy triggers.
Washing sheets once a week in 130-degree hot water to kill dust mites and their eggs, and use bleach when washing to kill mold.
Keep all hard and soft surfaces wiped and vacuumed weekly to reduce ho...
Home Exterior Spring Cleaning Tips
Long winters can wreak havoc on a home’s outdoor areas – from the grime and dirt that accumulates onto patio furniture to the mud and debris that litters the driveway and garage. With the relief of another winter endured is the drudgery of getting the yard and house in shape for warmer weather. Here are some great tips for tackling that job:Prepare outdoor furniture for use. If you kept the furniture out during the winter months, you need to wipe the surfaces clean. Use a mixture of warm water and a ½ teaspoon of dish soap and place in a spray bottle. Spray furniture and wipe with a cloth.W...
We’ve got the Right Tools to Tackle Spring Cleaning
While most Americans are happy to say goodbye to winter this year, ushering in spring has its own set of challenges, including facing a myriad of spring cleaning chores. At Libman, we’re up for the task with an array of terrific cleaning products to help you get your home spring-ready.Flexible Microfiber Duster (Product #94) http://libman.com/products/duster94/Freedom Spray Mop (Product #4002)http://libman.com/products/freedom4002/16 oz. Freedom Multi-Surface Cleaner (Product #4008) http://libman.com/products/4008/Microfiber & Squeegee Window Washer (Product #194) http://libman.com/prod...
The Libman Company Wins 2nd Annual “Race for Zero Waste” Competition
The Libman Company Wins 2nd Annual “Race for Zero Waste” Competition-National Competition Aimed at Stimulating Commercial Recycling Programs-
Libman has won Green Purpose LLC’s second annual “Race for Zero Waste” competition, achieving first place among three other companies to earn the national title of “Most Successful Recycling Program.” The “Race for Zero Waste” competition was created in 2013 by Green Purpose LLC, an eco-capitalist enterprise providing personalized sustainable solutions to companies. The competition is a platform to improve commercial recycling including upgraded re...