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The Clean-zine, Issue #20 - Getting Ready for Back to School
August 01, 2014

Brace yourself: it's nearly that time again. Time to crack the books and start setting the alarms.

As summer's lazy days give way to fall's inevitable whirl of activities, consider embracing the change of seasons a bit earlier this year.


1. Getting the Kids Ready for School (Again? Already?)

2. Winning the War Against Fleas

3. August Housecleaning Checklist

Getting the Kids Ready for School (Again? Already?)

Everyone knows what August means: Getting ready for school again. Just when you've got summer figured out, here comes a brand-new season.

No problem! You're the Mom (or Dad) and you're on top of the situation. (Or you will be soon enough.)

Here's an easy way to shift gears into fall.

Winning the War Against Fleas

Dogs, cats, and fleas all seem to go together.

An adult flea lays up to 50 eggs a day, so once a home is infested, it can be tough to get rid of them.

The dog days of summer are usually when the pesky problem peaks. Fortunately, pet owners have new and effective weapons in the war on fleas that's safe for your family, too.

August Home Checklist

August Home Checklist: 10 things to include in your home cleaning and preventative maintenance program this month to keep your home well-maintained.

Some tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is that we forget to do them once or twice a year.

An easier way is to try the monthly maintain-and-repair approach. Here are the 10 things to do around your home in August.

Enjoy the final month of summer!

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