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Are D.I.Y Cleaners Worth It?

Cleaning your home is a lot easier when you're equipped with the right tools and products to get the job done. But a lot of the time this means different solutions to clean different materials, which...

The Hidden Secrets of Carpet Cleaners

Have you ever asked what chemicals are being used to clean your carpets? Most homeowners are not aware of the toxic chemicals they introduce into their homes with carpet cleaning products. These...

Winner of Best Home Cleaning Service

  AspenClean is honoured to have won Best Home Cleaning Service for the third year in a row in The Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver Reader Contest. The award highlights Vancouverites’ view on...

How To Live An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

What Is Being Eco-Friendly?   What is the meaning of eco-friendly? The meaning of eco-friendly directly translates to 'earth friendly' or not harmful to the environment. Eco-friendly is usually set...

The environmental dangers of using cleaning products | AspenClean

August is Water Quality Month, and we would like to use this opportunity to talk about water pollution that can be caused by the use of cleaning products. Water pollution occurs when materials and/or...

Green Cleaning Your Workout Equipment

We love to get a little sweaty. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of a crushing a good workout, whether it be a power yoga class, an early morning spin, the late night 10 k, or just lifting some...

How Green Cleaning Benefits Your Family And The Planet

Let’s face it, your home is a hectic place. On any given day, arriving back from work means you’re immediately faced with cooking dinner, cleaning up, doing laundry, helping the kids with their...

How To Be More Eco Friendly When Cleaning Your Home

Have you ever stopped to consider the environmental impact of your house cleaning? Let’s face it, we rarely stop to consider the effects of our preferred methods. It’s easy to simply combine whatever...

The Easiest Way to Create a Cleaning Schedule For Your Family

We shouldn’t feel overwhelmed with our household chores, especially when we’re not the only ones making the mess. If you live by yourself, you probably don’t have a lot of cleaning to do. If you have...

What You Thought Was Compostable (But Is Not)

We all try to be greener today then the day before. As a society we focus on proper recycling, ethical production, and which items are compostable and able to be put back in the land. While we strive...

13 Tips To Reduce Waste This Summer

When we think about reducing the amount of waste in our home, it might seem insignificant at first. It’s important to remember that every small step towards sustainability counts! We should always...

How To Recycle

Recycling is simple, and yet so important. It only takes a couple of minutes of your day, and it has a massive impact on the environment! When you first start doing it, it can be a bit hard to...

Declutter And Organize Your Home For Spring Cleaning

  Spring is the season of decluttering! We know you’re tired of looking for things you can’t find. And, because of that, we gathered some tips on how to declutter and organize your home for spring...

Things To Do With Dad When He’s Booked A Father’s Day Home Cleaning

We love Dads. We all have them, whether they’re husbands, brothers, friends, or the ones who raised you. There’s always some Dad in your life that can be celebrated for Father’s Day 2018. Time is our...

Septic Safe Products And The Ones To Avoid

What does it mean to be “Septic Safe”? If you’re raised in a city, chances are you have little knowledge of Septic Systems. To answer all the questions you’ve never had, Septic Systems are an...

How To Clean Your Home: Time-Saving Tips and Tricks

Everybody loves to always have a clean home. But let’s be serious, nobody's got time for that. Short of moving into a micro house, or calling a professional cleaning service (hint, hint), how can you...

Essentials For A Move Out

Moving isn't fun. We’re not going to sugarcoat it for you. It’s one of the most stressful things we voluntarily do to ourselves. So, what can you do to make your move in/move out the most efficient...

Naturally Avoid Spring Allergies

You may have noticed it’s warm outside. Which, don't get us wrong, is great. We’re all happy to drop the layers, take in vitamin D, and get going on some outdoor adventures. But for those of us with...

Is Your Home Pet Friendly For Spring?

Is Your Home Pet Friendly For Spring? While our pets are often the scene stealers in our lives, National Pet Month puts an even greater focus on the furry stars. Safety is a core priority for all pet...

The Natural Bathroom Cleaning

We all love cleaning bathrooms. Of all the rooms in the house, this is usually the favourite. What’s more appealing than cleaning a room full of hair, soap scum, toothpaste and grout? We have good...

The truth about Microfiber

  A big shift happened in the cleaning industry when production of microfiber cloths took off. Microfiber has replaced virtually all traditional cleaning cloths, and with good reason. What is...

How To Spend Your Earth Day

  April is a special month. It’s when we get to actually see winter coming to an end. Buds start to sprout on trees, animals reappear, and there's a little spring in everyone's step. Life is coming...

Building Zero Waste | AspenClean

  You may have heard of the term Zero Waste, but what exactly does it mean? Zero Waste is a philosophy which encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The end...

Kitchen Items You Forgot To Clean

As any Italian family will tell you, the kitchen is the heart of your home. We take care of ourselves to keep our hearts strong and healthy, and it’s important to put that same care and detail into...

Detox Your Home

Spring is almost officially upon us. In preparation for that inevitable spring cleaning it’s important to look at what you can do to detox not just your body but your home as well. Here are the top...

10 Ways to Welcome Spring

Spring is upon us, which means the days are getting longer, the temperatures are beginning to rise, and the crocuses are beginning to emerge after the winter months. It also means that you can start...

Natural Disinfectants

When we think of disinfectants the first thought is usually chemicals like bleach. We expect disinfectants to be powerful agents which sterilize any area they’re applied to.  It’s not the greenest...

Throw Away These Household Items

With the Healthy Living Expo in Vancouver fast approaching it’s as good of a time as ever to start spring cleaning. Instead of focusing on the mess in your house, lets focus on the objects which...

The Secrets Of Organic Essential Oils

You can’t walk a few steps without tripping over an essential oil diffuser nowadays. While there seems to always be a new use for these wonder oils, one thing they are always great for is efficiently...

Usher in the new. Cleaning Tips For Chinese New Year.

So the new year passed and maybe the ball was dropped on your resolutions. Good news though, another new year is imminently upon us with the Chinese New Year. It is year of the dog, which symbolize...

Treat your Partner On Valentine’s Day

  For Valentine’s day here’s a few things you can do to appreciate the person you have in your life. As professional house cleaners we’re qualified to give this professional advice. Pro Tip: My dad...

How To Parent Like a Pro

You love your kids, obviously. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been moments where you dreamed of falling into a canyon full of tiny little jagged rocks than have another conversation about why in...

Let's Talk

Mental illness. We all know someone. 1 in 5 Canadians are diagnosed each year. It does not discriminate against age, gender, income level, or culture. It may be you right now. With Bell’s amazing...

The Tip Of the Grind

  The first time I went up the Grouse Grind was a mistake. I realized my mistake around 27 seconds after I decided that running it seemed like a reasonable choice. For those who don’t know, the...

Health Benefits of Coffee - Reasons to Drink Coffee | AspenClean

If there’s one thing that being a millennial in Vancouver will teach you, it’s that if you don’t understand the difference between a latte and a flat white, a short black and a doppio, or a...

5 Ways to Ensure Your Move is Stress Free!

  Moving is one of the most stressful events one can take on. Packing, planning, purging and organizing is no easy (or fun) task. However, you don't need to age 40 years in the process! Simply follow...

The true meaning of the holidays

  Whenever the holidays are upon us I like to think of the things that matter to me the most. Coffee, dogs named Coco, and of course my family. Family is a strange thing when you boil it down....

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

“A trip to the vet is the top of my wish list” said no pet ever. Including our pets in the holidays is an important tradition for most families. They take up the tradition of attacking the Christmas...

Holiday Survival Guide

  Holidays are the season of magic, happiness, and a complete lack self-control with eggnog (which is also a form of happiness). It’s the gift of spending all our available time with our families....

How to stay light in the dark months

With the cold weather and the potential grey skies (hello west coast), winter can be a difficult thing for some of us to deal with. Here’s a handy list of the things that you can do to keep cheery...

Keep Your Pets Healthy and Safe

As any pet owner will tell you, you’ll rarely find a better friend than your furry companions. Which is why it’s so disconcerting that many cleaning manufacturers have little regard for the health...

Top 10 Ways to Cut Down Your Energy Bill This Winter

It's almost winter. It's time to accept this statement as fact and get ready for powdered streets, flying reindeer and the inevitable increase in your home heating bill. Don't lose hope though, here...

10 Recycling Mistakes You Make and How to Stop | AspenClean

In the words of all grade 5 teachers: "the best mistakes are the ones we learn from".  Chances are you care a bit more about sustainability, green cleaning and healthy living then the average Joe (or...

North America Needs to Step Up their Chemical Transparency

California has introduced the first legislation in all North America to labeling ingredients of cleaning products mandatory. Process that for a second. What that’s saying is that everywhere else In...

MAKE SOME MAGIC FOR THE BC CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

  This year AspenClean is partnering with the BC Children's Hospital Foundation to help make sure that the holidays for the children who are in their care is as magical as it deserves to be. To make...

Alberta Children's Hospital Holiday Toy Drive | AspenClean

This year AspenClean is partnering with the The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation to help make sure that the holidays for the children who are in their care is as magical as they deserve to be....

TORONTO SICKKIDS HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

  This year AspenClean is partnering with the The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation to help make sure that the holidays for the children who are in their care is as magical as they deserve to be....

Movember For Your Thoughts

  Lets talk about Mo. Or more specifically why the Mo?   On average in North America men die 6 years younger than women. Every hour 45 men die of Prostate Cancer. It’s the second most prevalent...

The Best DIY Cleaning Tips for the Fall

With the shorter days and colder nights it’s understandable that your energy may be a little lower than in the months that preceeded us. The days are short, the colours are spectacular and somehow...

The Fall Season - 5 Tips To Get Prepared | AspenClean

Summer is over. While this can be a hard thing to accept eventually the mourning will end. Thankfully, this leads into the factually and objective best season ever. We’re going to ignore the fact...

How To Find The Best Cleaning Service - 5 Tips | Aspen Clean

    There's definitely a list of things to keep your eyes on when booking a cleaning service. We narrow down the AspenClean Top 5 things to look for when getting your space cleaned.      1. LOVE OF...

Keeping The Holidays Hygienic | AspenClean

The holidays are right around the corner. Days are short, fireplaces are blazing, and families are ready to come together for the season of joy. In doing so there are missteps that can be taken along...

The Dangers of the Cleaning Industry

  “If you don’t have your health you don’t have anything.” This old adage is always relevant. It’s why we exercise, eat well and spend time serving our bodies and souls. No matter how healthy we...

Why your AirBnB Needs to Hire a Professional Cleaning Company

A clean vacation rental is on the top of every vacationer's list. Nobody wants to be on a vacation and see dust in the corner, stains on the sheets, or even worse: bed bugs! Even if you think your...

Why You Need to Be Using Fragrance-Free Cleaning Products

How clean is the air in your home? Probably not as clean and pure as you think. In fact, studies have shown that indoor air is typically up to seventy times more polluted than outdoor air. But what...

Stress-Free House Moving - Make Moving Easier | AspenClean

Moving is one of the most stressful events one can take on. Packing, planning, purging and organizing is no easy (or fun) task. However, you don't need to age 40 years in the process! Simply follow...

Just How Good Are Homemade Cleaning Products?

Homemade cleaning products have surged in popularity in recent years. Here at AspenClean, we're often asked why people should purchase our products. Especially since we hand out cleaning recipes for...

Why Is A Bonded Cleaning Company Important?

At AspenClean, we take pride in the fact that we’re a bonded and insured cleaning company. That means that each and every one of our employees is bonded, insured, and thoroughly trained. Our...

How to Easily Remove Upholstery and Sofa Stains

Sofa stains and spillages are inevitable. Especially if you live in a household with pets or children. If you've ever purchased a comfy couch plush microfiber armchair then your worst nightmare is...

Why a Clean House is The Perfect Father's Day Gift

Here’s a Father’s Day gift idea: A clean house. Yes, this might seem a little outside the norm when you consider that personal care products, grooming accessories and gadgets are some of the most...

Five Areas of The House That You're Missing When You Clean

You know those days when you conduct a full-on, deep-cleaning session at home? You likely always manage to take care of the primary places of action in your home such as the living room, kitchen,...

How to Declutter Your Home and Stop Hoarding

Hoarding is a compulsive mental disorder associated with a pattern of behaviour that makes it extremely difficult for an individual to discard their possessions. It’s often emphasized by excessive...

Kill Mold Naturally - Homemade Methods | AspenClean

Mold isn't something we want in our homes. The thought of discovering a build-up of fungi growth in your bathtub is probably enough to send shivers down your spine. Mold spores can survive and thrive...

The Best Natural Cleaning Hacks to Improve Your Pet Care

Pets are the best. They bring out the best in us as a species, and if you own one, I'm sure you'll agree that pets are integral members of the family. They offer us comfort, celebrate our...

Five Things For The Best Mother's Day

It’s almost that time of the year again! No, it’s not quite time to dust off the Christmas ornaments, but rather this Sunday marks our second-favorite day: Mother’s Day! Celebrate the most important...

How to Make Your Home Smell Like the Outdoors

Don’t you just love the fresh, crisp air that returns every spring? Whether you’re into the floral notes, the organic allure of fresh cut grass, or the zesty burst of citrusy essential oils, there’s...

What Are The Best Spring Cleaning Hacks?

Cleaning hacks are beautiful things. They’re inexpensive, practical, and help to shortcut your way to a cleaner home. Dare we say it, they can even make housework enjoyable. We’ve compiled our top 15...

Five Hacks That Will Make You Clean Quicker And Better

Don’t you just love coming home to a clean and tidy living environment? It’s no secret that a little organization can make your house, and you, feel like a million bucks. But cleaning isn’t...