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A Shout Out to Ocean First Divers for becoming Blue Certified…

Ocean First

As a company that provides cleaning services for Ocean First Divers we are proud to annouce that recently they have been awarded the Blue Certified eco-label. This organization is continually researching and implementing ways to improve their business, and they joined the Blue Certification program because they wanted a “step-by-step system in order to achieve more efficient business practices, increase cost savings, and attract more clients who care about the ocean.” To read more about this incredible organization and perhaps learn how you can also get more involved, please visit Ocean First website at  https://www.oceanfirst.blue/.

Getting Ready for the Holiday Season!

Holiday cleaning

As we are approaching the holiday season with many house guests arriving we would like to remind everyone that this is the optimal time to get your home professionally cleaned. Whether you are in need of a one-time deep clean, a move-in or move-out clean, or perhaps you are more interested in repeat cleaning service, give Clean Conscience a call today at 303-495-2444. If you feel like giving the gift of cleaning to a loved one or co-worker, we also provide gift certificates, so give Clean Conscience a call today. We want to wish everyone a very safe & Happy Holiday season.

10 Fun Things to do This Weekend Rather than Clean Your Home

Halloween posting

There are so many things happening in the Denver area this weekend, and who wouldn’t rather join in on all these festivities rather than cleaning their home? Here is a glimpse of the many happenings in the Denver area this weekend starting tonight, October 29th.

Tonight, October 29th from 4-7 p.m. the Denver Union Station is hosting a Kid’s Halloween Parade and Party. From trick-or-treating at the merchant shops, a costume parade from the Plazas through the Great Hall resulting in a costume contest for Best Costume and Best Group/Family contest. Located at 1701 Wynkoop in Denver. This is a FREE event, so show up in your best costumes and get candy, and maybe some prizes. For more information visit www.unionstationindenver.com

Tomorrow, Friday, October 30th one of the many events is the Dia de los Muertos at Larimer Square. Join them in a celebration of life on Denver’s most historic block. All are welcome to join in the gathering with live music, tequila tastings, salsa dancing, sugar skull decorating, face painting and more. Located at the 1400-1500 Larimer Street block from 6-9 p.m. This event is FREE to all and for more information please visit www.larimersquare.com

Also, tomorrow, October 30th is the Southwest Plaza’s Shrektacular Halloween Event. There will be craft stations, games, face painting, balloon sculptures, and even a live performance by Allana’s Dance Academy and a visit from Shrek himself. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume and the event is located at 8501 W. Bowles Ave in Littleton from 4-7 p.m.. The mall wide trick-or-treating will begin at 5 p.m. The admission for this event is FREE and if looking for more information please visit www.southwestplaza.com

Who would like to get a Ghost Tour of Cheesman Park? Those interested are to Meet at the Mansion at 400 E. Eighth Ave tomorrow, October 30th. The doors open at 5 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. the bus will depart for the Ghost Tour. Cheesman Park was named after the designer and builder of the Governor’s Mansion, Walter Cheesman. There has been paranormal activity reported there. After the tour, enjoy some food and activities at the Governor’s Mansion. Cost is $30 per person. For more information on this event please visit www.coloradoshome.org

This Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st is the Corn Maze at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Come and get lost in this 8-acre corn maze. There will also be a mini-maze, a jumping pillow and hayrides. Your favorite fall snacks such as funnel cakes, and kettle corn will also be available for additional fees. The hours are Friday 10/30 from 4-9 p.m., Saturday 10/31 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $13-adults, $10-Kids 3-12 years old, Kids 2 and under are free and there are member discounts available. For more information please visit www.botanicgardens.org

This Saturday, October 31st and Sunday, November 1st is the BOO AT THE ZOO & BOO AFTER DARK. Come dressed in costume and visit over 25 trick-or-treating stations, watch creepy crawly animal demonstrations and enjoy other fun family-friendly entertainment. If you prefer the trick-or-treat after dark, visit the BOO AFTER DARK on Friday, October 30th or Saturday, October 31st. The Denver Zoo is located at 2300 Steele St in Denver and the cost is $17-adults, $14-seniors, $12-Kids 3-11 years old, Members and Kids under 3 years old are free. For more information please go to www.denverzoo.org

Starting tomorrow, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st is Elitch Gardens Fright Fest. There will be trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, costume contests. At night, kids 12 and older can tour the Flesh Factory, Escape and Big Top Freaks haunted house and see Seance live performance. Starts at 12pm on days, and 6p.m. for nights. The cost for days is $31.99 and up, and nights is $35.99 and up. To read more about this event please go to www.elitchgardens.com/Fright-Fest

On Saturday, October 31st is the Highland Haunt located in the Highland Neighborhood at 32nd Avenue from Clay to Zuni. This event is FREE and starts at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be activities of trick-or-treating, pinata stations and a costume contest. An all-inclusive activities pass can be purchased for $7 per child and will include access to activities such as hayrides, bouncy castle, face painting, carnival games and more. For more information please visit www.highlandhaunt.com

Also on Saturday, October 31st there is a Halloween Tea at the Byers-Evans House Museum from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in which you can tour the historic Byers-Evans House Museum, and enjoy some tea, scones, fresh fruit and desserts. Admission is $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. For more information on this event please visit www.historycolorado.org. For this event reservations must be made by calling 303-620-4933.

Finally, the 10th option for something more fun to do this weekend rather than cleaning your home is….The South Gaylord Trick or Treat street, located at Old South Gaylord Street 1000 block between Mississippi and Tennessee. This event has something for everyone, including those with pets. Saturday, October 31st there will be a trick-or-treat street from 3:30-6:30 p.m., and a pet parade and costume contest 3-3:30p.m. Entertainment for the whole family from 3:30-10:00 p.m. The event will end with live music, beer and food from 5-10 p.m., and the best part the admission is FREE. Stop by and have a wonderful and safe Halloween celebration!

So, instead of cleaning your home this weekend, make a plan to get out and have some fun at the many events happening this weekend in the Denver area. Better yet, give Clean Conscience a call today and schedule a home cleaning and know that the professionals will come and take care of it for you. Our phone number is 303-495-2444.

We here at Clean Conscience hope that everyone has a fabulous and safe Halloween celebration!

BOO! Is your home SCARY and in need of a cleaning?

Halloween posting

BOO! Is your home SCARY, and in need of a cleaning? Let Clean Conscience help you with your home cleaning needs. Whether you are in need of a one-time cleaning or you are looking for repeat home cleaning service, let Clean Conscience help you today. We offer a wide variety of services and would be happy to provide you with more information, so please give us a call today at 303-495-2444, or you are welcome to check out our website at www.cleanconscience.com.

Join the City of Boulder in Celebration of Universal Recycling and Composting

 

City of Boulder Recycling and Compost

This Thursday, October 15th, the City of Boulder will be meeting at the town hall to celebrate and inform about Universal Recycling and Composting. All are welcome to join in from 5-8 p.m. at the City of Boulder town hall. From 5-6 p.m. there will be a reception with food and refreshments provided, followed by a presentation which will include some smaller breakout sessions. Some of the breakout sessions will include topics on: zero waste in the home, disposing of hard to recycle items and hazardous materials, for businesses and property owners: how to comply with the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance, creating sustainable sourcing and Zero Waste certification. To learn more about this event, please go to the following link: https://bouldercolorado.gov/lead/zero-waste. If you are interested in attending, it is most helpful to RSVP to this event and you can do so by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-zero-waste-boulder-community-in-action-tickets-18514444201.

In need of cleaning out your medicine cabinet?

Prescription med drop-off

If you have some old prescription medications lying around the house, and unsure of what to do with them? Expired medications are dangerous for human consumption, and also dangerous for placing them in the trash, so this Saturday, September 26th, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration is providing individuals with the opportunity to drop off expired or un-needed prescription medications anonymously from 10a.m.-2p.m. at several locations. They cannot accept any liquid medications, needles or sharps. They can only accept pills or patches. Medications that are expired or un-needed that stay within the home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Please consider dropping your old prescription medications off at one of the following locations this Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Boulder County Sheriff (5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder, CO), Erie Police Department (1000 Telleen Ave, Erie, CO), Lafayette/Erie Police Department (745 N. U.S. Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO), Longmont Police Department (1950 Mountain View, Longmont, CO), or Nederland Police Department (20 Lakeview Dr. #104, Nederland, CO).

 

Protect Your Family This Season From the Flu

FLU SEASON

It is back to school for many families throughout our community, and pretty soon we will be headed into the dreaded flu season. One of the biggest ways to help eliminate and fight off the flu is to have a healthy and clean environment. One of our customers, Mapleton Montessori utilizes our professional cleaning service to help keep a healthy environment for their students. We do have other suggestions for keeping yourself and your loved ones safeguarded from catching the flu this season. One of the helpful hints is to implement a hand-washing program. Whether this is at school, the work place or at home, we should all try and implement a more stringent hand washing program, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of germs, and reduces the likelihood of illness. Another great suggestion is to clean and disinfect all “hot spots,” these are areas that are touched more often than others, such as door handles, light fixtures, keyboards, supplies, toys, and other common shared areas of school, work place, or at home. Do you find that you don’t have the time to do a good cleaning at your place of work, or at home? If so, let Clean Conscience help you today! We provide a variety of services; one-time cleanings, move-in or move-out cleanings, and repeat service. Give Clean Conscience a call today and let us help you fight off flu season.

Summer Closets Turn to Autumn Closets

With the summer nearing its end, it may be time to start changing over your closets from summer clothes to autumn clothes. In an effort to help make this change as easy as possible for you, the good people over at Seventh Generation, have compiled 5 simple steps to help you clean out and switch over your summer closet for an autumn one.

Changing Over Closets for a New Season

As seasons change, so do your clothing needs. Now’s the time to clean, sort, store and organize so your clothes, shoes & accessories are ready to go as new weather rolls in. It’s also a great time to give your closet space a deep clean before you fill it back up! Tackle closet changes in 5 easy steps:

  1. Separate into 2 piles – ‘keep’ & ‘donate’: Go through all of your drawers, shelves, shoes and hanging space and separate items into two piles – those you’ll want to keep and those you no longer have use for. Bag up anything that can be donated and bring to your local donation center.
  2. Store seasonal items in bins: For the clothes and shoes you plan on keeping but won’t wear this season, store them in air-tight containers or bags – clearly marked so you know what’s what when they’re ready to join your closet again. Make sure items are clean before packing!
  3. Clean your closet: Now’s a great time to give your closet space a deep clean. Vacuum the floor, wipe off shelves to remove dust & grime, and toss any broken hangers.
  4. Unpack and wash: Last year’s stored items will likely need a refresh before being added back to your closet. Unpack containers and wash those that do need it with a gentle detergent. Iron out wrinkles from time spent in storage.
  5. Try it on: Before putting everything away, try on the seasonal clothes you’ve just brought out. Make sure things fit well and are free of any damage. Hang or fold and you’re good to go!

Celebrate Labor Day locally at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival

Why not stay close to home and celebrate Labor Day locally at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival? This festival started in 1998, and it features hundreds of art & craft exhibitors in Central Park and on the Boulder Public Library front lawn, alongside the creek. There will be awesome live performances at the Bandshell. There will be plenty for the whole family including an interactive Sports & Kids Expo, this will be the 6th Annual Hometown Festival 5K, and there will be delicious choices of food and beer, in the food court and beer garden. Enjoy this beautiful Colorado weather and bring your family down to the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival this weekend. Festivities are happening starting Friday, September 4th and go through Monday, September 7th. For more information on this event, check out their website at www.bceproductions.com/boulder-creek-hometown-festival/

DIY Stain Removal

Let’s face it, no matter how careful you are, stains happen. If you happen to have children or pets, stains are probably a common occurrence. Often, successfully removing a stain means acting as quickly as possible. However, what do you do if something is spilled on your carpet or furniture and you are all out of store bought stain remover? The answer may lie in your refrigerator, bathroom, or pantry. In this article from The Huffington Post, you are given several DIY remedies for the removal of just about any type of common stain you could think of. Everything from wine, grass, coffee, ink, and even blood, can be removed with everyday items found in most homes.

Eco-Friendly Stain Busters

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Grass stain on your patio cushion. Wine stain on your carpet. Ink stain on the couch. Let’s face it, even when we try our very best, life is messy. I have put together a list of some of the toughest furniture and carpet stains we encounter along with quick DIY eco-friendly fixes that will help get your fabric back to its stain-free state.

  • Blood: Mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing detergent (POPSUGAR has agreat recipe for natural DIY solution) with two cups of cold water. Apply the solution to a clean cloth and blot the stain until it disappears.
  • Gum: Put a plastic bag full of ice directly onto the stuck gum. Once it hardens, you should be able to scrap it off. If the piece of fabric is small enough, you can place it directly in the freezer until the gum hardens.
  • Chocolate: Rub the stain in a circular motion with warm, soapy water or aborax solution. Rinse with cold water.
  • Coffee or Tea: Spot-clean with cool water or vinegar or try an enzyme-based cleaner.
  • Grass: Rub the stain with hydrogen peroxide.
  • Ink: Wet a clean cloth in vinegar and blot the stain–rewetting the cloth with vinegar as needed. Once the stain is gone, rinse with clean water.
  • Grease: Apply dry cornmeal to the spot and let sit for 20 minutes. Once you shake it off, the stain should be gone. You can also try cornstarch.
  • Makeup: Carefully put few drops of glycerin on the stain and scrape off.
  • Tomato Sauce: Alternately blot the stain using a damp sponge (cool water) and dry cloth. If possible, move the cushion or rug into the sun–the UV-rays will help breakdown the stain. For stubborn stains, rub with a cut lemon.
  • Red Wine: Spot clean or soak in cool water. Pour salt over the stain while it is still wet and let it sit until it begins to turn pinkish. Discard the excess salt and vacuum.