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CAT-FRIENDLY HOME: Things To Do When Living With A Feline Friend

CAT-FRIENDLY HOME: Things To Do When Living With A Feline Friend

Cats are territorial animals, so their environment is crucial. An owner shall not only need adequate cat-related equipment and facilities, but also discipline in taking care of the pet especially if he/she plans to keep it indoors and restrict its access to the outside world.

A cat-friendly home supports harmonious living that benefits you both. To provide everything that your cat needs, you must not only be able to buy equipment but also practice some cleaning habits to maintain your cat’s habitat. Although the domestic cat is highly adaptable to most landscapes, it still needs a certain degree of camouflage to enable it to roam silently.

Here are some other tips that you must always keep in mind to effectively cohabitate with your furry friend:

Have the right facilities such as a perch – Indoor cats still enjoy the view of the outside world. That’s why it is important that they have a place where they can spend all day looking at the life outside. It is both healthy and relaxing for the cat to be given this chance from time to time.

Give your cat a cave where it can hide away and snuggle up – Cats are solitary animals, and they need to be let alone from time to time. Buy some cushions, pillows, or cat caves where they can simply hide when they feel like it. Oh, how satisfying it is for your cat to be given his ‘alone time’.

Organize litter boxes around the house – It is important that your pet can relieve itself whenever it needs. So, if you don’t want it to pee or poo at random places, then you should organize its bathroom. You must also make sure to clean it and its surrounding from time to time so it will not stink and catch unnecessary attention. Using Lola Anti-Microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloth, you can make sure that germs and bacteria will not grow or fester.

Put up scratching posts – This is essential so your cat won’t turn to damaging or completely destroying your other furniture. It is a cat’s necessity to have their means of stretching, getting rid of old nail sheaths, and relieve stress.

Practice doing regular home cleaning – Getting rid of fur and dealing with little ‘accidents’ is now a part of your life after choosing to have a cat. Now, these little problems would get worse when left unnoticed for a long time. So, major parts of the house such as walls and corners should be cleaned regularly. Using Lola Rola Sticky Mop™, not only fur but also dirt can also be collected from high places and narrow corners.

Prepare to Deal with Constant Gifts – This behavior is common with cats that are being allowed to go outside from time to time. Dead birds or other small animals, sticks and leaves may be brought inside your home so you must always be ready to pick it up and dispose it properly to maintain the cleanliness of the household. You may not see it as they bring it in so it’s much better to have something to pick it up with and wipe the stains or particles. Lola Wowables™ is a reusable cloth that lasts longer than the usual paper towel, and it can be a more effective cleaning tool for all sorts of mess produced by your pet cat.

Cleaning as an Effective Way to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Cleaning as an Effective Way to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

With everything going around us, it is important that we have something that can aid us with our mental health.  We can find it in a lot of different things and hobbies. But if you are looking for one that’s close to home, why not turn to cleaning? Ooops, don’t judge just yet. You might think that this is nonsense because it requires you to work and release some heat. But hey, it doesn’t have to be always heavy. You can take it lightly and find ways how it can be satisfying instead of exhausting.

Here we’ll discuss ways on how to use cleaning as a way to relieve stress and escape from your anxieties:  

According to studies, what relieves our stress when cleaning is the control that it gives us. Experts say people feel good about being able to do something. This is amidst all of our problems in life in which many of them feel hopeless. Also, when cleaning we are being allowed to breath and empty our minds while focusing on the simple things that we are doing. So, it is a good thing to do when we keep getting distracted and if we want to concentrate.

Aside from that, decluttering also makes us feel better as we free up some space and our homes become cleaner and brighter. Removing piles of paper, laundry or random items scattered all around allows us to breath, think, and move around freely.

Having dusty furniture, windows, walls, and ceiling also adds up to the stress that we face every day. It also triggers allergy that makes us itchy and sneezy all day, that’s why we become more irritable. But you can easily overcome all this with regular cleaning using Lola Wowables™ to wipe clean tables and other furniture, and Lola Rola Sticky Mop™ to collect dust and webs on your walls and ceiling.

There are also times when we run short of budget. But this doesn’t mean we have to compromise cleanliness. Because we can still clean while saving money. Surely, this will be a solution to your expenditure problems. Choosing cleaning materials that are affordable, effective, and most importantly REUSABLE is a must so you can make the best out of your purchase. See for example Lola Wowables which is a good substitute to the regular paper towels. This one can be used all around the house and washed afterwards for reuse.

To make cleaning a stress management technique, mindfulness in cleaning must be incorporated. This way you can make cleaning a form of meditation to make you more relaxed after a major cleaning session.

For an added benefit, through and effective cleaning can also give a little extra exercise, which can be great for relieving stress; Going up and down the stairs, carrying items from room to room, and scrubbing windows and floors using Lola’s Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth and Anti-Microbial Cloth can help you burn calories, release endorphins, and help you blow off heat. Now you don’t only have a clean home but a workout routine that will keep you fit and healthy.

Ways to Keep Your House Clean during Renovation

Ways to Keep Your House Clean during Renovation

The renovation period is an inevitable part of improving one’s home. It is like a butterfly going into its cocoon stage where metamorphosis takes place. It may be a bit of a hassle, especially if you are not planning to move your things in a temporary location, but we all know that it’s for the better. Expect your place to be filled with a pile up of debris as the renovation area becomes busy and occupied. But it’s not an excuse to just let your home become messy for the rest of the construction period. There are still plenty of ways to keep your house clean.

Here are some tips to help you while planning on how you can maintain cleanliness during your home’s renovation.

Keep the Renovation Area Covered

It is important to keep the renovation area blocked not only to make sure that the workers won’t be disturbed while working but also to make sure dust and debris won’t scatter all around your home. You can use a curtain or a plastic cover on windows and doors and clean it at the end of each working day. You can also lay boards on floors especially if the work involves the use of sand or paint. As a makeshift cover made up of tarpaulin to cover different areas, Lola Wowables™ is a useful and reusable paper towel that can be used to wipe off dust from the covers.

It can also be used to clean the mud and sludge carried by the shoes of the workers as they head in and out of the renovation area. Spills are also inevitable from time to time due to paint and other chemicals needed at the construction.

Mop Your Floors and Wipe Uncovered Furniture

If you are opting for a good paint job, arm your workers with a Lola 360 Extender Duster which they can use to collect dust and other kinds of dirt before applying the coating. It reaches high areas and narrow gaps so it is effective and convenient to use. Using this can help make sure your newly painted walls will be smooth and won’t have bumps and cracks.

Meanwhile, if you can’t entirely cover, or move out all your furniture locked into a separate room away from the renovation area, you have no choice but to prepare for the aftermath which comprises of tough cleaning. Some pieces of furniture have finishing which may get dulled and destroyed once the dust settles on them for long.

Dust and debris can also get stuck into deep cracks and crevices of furniture destroying detail work. Preserve the looks of your furniture through the renovation by wiping them from time to time with Lola Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth which is made for deep cleaning but won’t leave scratch or any form of damage on your belongings. 

Make it a habit to Clean After Every Work Day

Cleaning up after a day’s work will help reduce the amount of dust and debris that will spread throughout the house. You can talk to your workers or the contractor about it. You can have the area being renovated vacuumed to maintain a clean and orderly work area for the next day or you can do some sweeping using Lola Angle Broom or if you want a bundle that has everything you need from sweeping, mopping, and dusting, get Lola Mop & Broom “4-In-One” Snap -In Cleaning Kit which comes with its own storage rack.

Maintaining cleanliness is one of the responsibilities which has to start before renovations and must continue during and after it. Aside from being excited, you must also be eager and willing to do the cleanup that it entails. This not only ensures a healthy and happy home but also gives a certain amount of physical workout that you need.

Dishwashing Tips and Tricks

Dishwashing Tips and Tricks

People have different perceptions on dishwashing; some may find it as a relaxing task, while others see it in bad light because of their tough experience while doing it. Unless you have your own dishwasher at home or hire someone to do it for you, then it is something that you inevitably have to face almost every day right after every meal.

But there’s no need to worry because with the right strategy and appropriate dishwashing tools, there will be no tough stain that cannot be removed. As proof, here are some tips that will make dishwashing easier for you and your household:

Wipe Off Leftover Food from Your Dishes as Soon as You Can

It’s obvious that what makes dishwashing hard is letting leftover food sit on the dish for long periods of time.  When this happens, scraps adhere to plates and utensils, making it more difficult to remove.  This is why it is a lot easier to clean them if you make it a habit of wiping the dishes as soon as possible. This is to prevent moisture, oil, fat and other dirt from sticking and drying on the pots and plates.

It is also not a good idea to stack dirty dishes in your sink. Not only will it make washing them more time consuming due to unstacking and restacking, but it also mixes the leftover food and sauce creating an unpleasant odor and even an aftertaste effect on the pots and other dishes. So, it would be better if you and the other members of the household practice putting the plates next to the sink instead of stacking everything inside.

Use Hot Water to Level Up Your Game

While using hot water when washing the dishes helps make the food and grease break away from surfaces more easily, it also aides in drying your glasses and cutlery without spots or streaks. So, it is advisable to use the hottest bearable water when doing the dishes.

Use the Right Kind of Sponge

The ultimate secret in making dishwashing easy yet effective is using the right tool.  Thus, choosing the right scrubber and sponge is the most important decision that you have to make as it will make the biggest difference.

Pot Brite™ Scour N' Sponge is made from the combination of Nylon and Polyester for thorough and delicate scrubbing that is tough on dirt but won’t scratch most surfaces. It is perfect for cleaning pots, pans, and oven grills as it can outperform the conventional steel wool.

Meanwhile, for non-stick and coated cookware, use Lola Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth & Nylon Net & Terry Cleaning Pad. It has non-abrasive features so rest assured that it won’t cause scratches on most surfaces. Aside from the dishes, this cleaning pad can also be used all-around the kitchen, from microwaves, countertops, appliances, and even on other parts of the house such as the bathroom!  

For even tougher scrubbing, you can count on Lola Jumbo Stainless Steel Scourer to make it easier and faster to clean pots, pans, and other cooking ware. It eases the pressure on your hands while delivering ideal results.

With these tips, we hope dishwashing after every meal will be lighter and less stressing.

Benefits of Using Lola’s Jumbo Microfiber Towel

Benefits of Using Lola’s Jumbo Microfiber Towel

The emergence of the microfiber technology in the cleaning industry has made a huge impact. It offered a quick and easy solution to help preserve environmental resources and protect the environment. This is by reducing both your contribution to waste production and the use of water and harmful chemicals. In some cases, microfiber can totally eliminate water and chemical usage altogether. Here are the other reasons why you should now use microfiber towels:

What is Microfiber?

Microfibers are created to penetrate tiny nooks and crevices which traditional cotton cloth and mop fibers cannot fit into. The fiber’s nylon component is also capable of producing a static charge to attract dirt, trapping and allowing it to be disposed properly.

Using Lola Jumbo Microfiber Towel

Microfiber is commonly seen on mops, so it is commonly used for janitorial services. But Lola Products has integrated the microfiber technology on the common towel so it can be useful on household chores such as wiping, drying, and dusting.

It is efficient and practical as it doesn’t require the use of chemicals and other cleaners. It can clean thoroughly and deeply even when used only with water.

Lola Jumbo Microfiber towel is also useful in healthcare facilities where there is a dire need to reduce cross-contamination risk between patient rooms. It does not require to be used with a cleaning solution, so utility personnel don’t have to change after cleaning every room.

Compared to using a conventional cloth with bleach, which is only 92% effective, microfiber cloths such as Lola Jumbo Microfiber Towel with water can be 98.9% effective in killing bacteria on different surfaces. It also comes in a large size to cover wider areas and it is hypoallergenic in nature so it is safe when used around people with allergies or conditions such as asthma.

Lola's jumbo microfiber towel is also lint-free and non-abrasive so you don’t have to worry about scratching your walls, windows or pieces of furniture. It also reduces the chance of spilling harmful chemicals since you don’t need any chemicals to clean at all. There is also reduced chance of fall or slipping accidents since surfaces wiped with this towel dries quicker compared to surfaces where traditional cloths are used. 

This microfiber towel is not only eco-friendly but is also super absorbent. Plus, it is reusable and can be washed using the washing machine so it can outlast ordinary cleaning cloths. Microfiber products do not damage the finish of the surface being cleaned. Using it will also save you significant amount of money since you don’t have to buy other cleaning chemicals anymore, it is also cheaper to clean and can be washed hundreds of times before it needs to be replaced.

Now that the use of microfiber in cleaning households is rapidly booming, it might be time for you to start using Lola Jumbo Microfiber Towel if you haven’t used it yet. This is to make your cleaning job more effective, environment friendly and cheap without the need for typical household detergents, soaps and chemicals.

How to maintain a clean home even on a tight budget!

How to maintain a clean home even on a tight budget!

With all that's happened around the country lately (and for many people it's not just recently), most families are working with very tight budgets.

Not having enough money is a common reason people use when discussing why they are finding it hard to keep their home clean. Luckily with Lola, it is not required to spend lavishly on expensive cleaning tools and materials.

Make the change from disposable to reusable – It’s crazy how people love the ‘convenience’ of single-use cleaning items such as paper towels. What the masses are beginning to realize is that there are reusable alternatives such as Wowables®, that are just as convenient as standard paper towels. Its' benefits go beyond saving you money because it's not only long lasting, it's versatile and can be used on almost any surface. 

Practice Using Multi-Purpose Cleaning Equipment – Again, why settle for a product that is limited to only one use when Lola is here to provide you with multipurpose tools such as the Lola Rola Sticky Mop for thorough floor and furniture cleaning or the Pot Brite™ Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge that can be used on sinks and utensils alike. 

Have a ‘Refillable’ mindset – Using common sense is a major part of being practical. If you still patronize brands that give you products that have low durability, then you are essentially throwing your money away. Take the Lola Swiffer® 360° Duster Compatible Refills for example. It is made with the idea that there will be constant build-up of dust and dirt at your home even with thorough cleaning. So, it is important that you have something that will accompany you in your regular cleaning routine. A cleaning tool that doesn’t need to be disposed of but can rather be reused with refills will save you a ton of cash.

Buy a "set" of cleaning tools– If given the chance, consider buying a cleaning kit rather than purchasing random individual cleaning tools that come separately. A perfect example is the Lola Mop and Broom "4-in-1" Snap-in Cleaning Kit that has four interchangeable heads, a 4-piece handle and its own storage rack. It’s like buying four different products - 2 brooms, 1 mop, and 1 duster - for the amazingly low price of one. An added bonus is that it also saves space and provides its own storage.

Essential cleaning tools for your home

Essential cleaning tools for your home

2020 has continuously given us a bumpy ride with several tragic deaths and a global pandemic.  While no one could have predicted all that's happened thus far this year, it still highlights the importance of being prepared in case of unexpected circumstances because we really never know what might happen tomorrow or in the days to come.

Aside from our physical health, another thing that must be prioritized during these tough times is cleanliness - not only of ourselves but also of our surroundings - as they go hand-in-hand. Here are some cleaning items to make sure you have an ample supply of in your home.

Reusable Towels – Towels are important during any situation.  They're used (often just with water) to clean surfaces and even ourselves, our clothes and other belongings. They can be utilized with a sanitizing agent to destroy bacteria and avoid germs from festering around your home . Reusable versions such as Lola Wowables™ are a perfect example.

Portable Food/Water Filter – In case there’s a shortage in drinking water, where else can you find water to drink if not in the environment around you? Afraid of contamination because you don’t have the budget to buy a high-end filter? A Lola Cheesecloth can do. Aside from helping separate ingredients when preparing food, it can also act as a form of water filtering system to make it safer to drink. Note that its effectiveness is limited and it does not assure 100% safety.

Brush – You need something that’s portable and travel-friendly, something that you can use to collect dust, crumbs, granules, and other waste easily and safely for proper disposal. Try Lola Dust Pan & Brush Set-Clip On a 2-in-1 set that is easy to pack.

There's no fool proof, 100% guaranteed plan that will keep you safe and healthy in an emergency, but having some of these Lola Products will certainly give you an advantage!

How the Lola Rola Sticky Mop can save you a lot of time

How the Lola Rola Sticky Mop can save you a lot of time

Have you heard of a multipurpose mop that works not only on cleaning floors but also other areas within the house? Yes, it will be weird to use the usual mop on  furniture because they are made specifically for cleaning your home’s floors. But the Lola Rola Sticky Mop® is unlike any other as it was made with a 9-inch wide giant adhesive roller that can gather all types of dust and dirt on tile, carpets, rugs as well as other hard surfaces.

It is also effective for different types of debris, hair and other particles. Plus, it has a refillable head so before you run out, make sure you grab either a single Sticky Mop Refill or the 6 pack case of Sticky Mop Refills, which offers great savings! It also comes in 2 versions: The Lola Rola Sticky Mop with Extender Handle and the Lola Rola Sticky Mop with 4 piece handle, making it easy to store. If you don't already own a Lola Rola Sticky Mop, but you have pets then it's a "must have".

Pet fur: If you have pets at home that sheds their fur from time to time,the Lola Rola Sticky Mop® is a must have. Its sticky ends will collect hair from the floor, from the couch, and from different furniture so you will be saved from the stress of having to clean it by hand. 

Cleaning as an Effective Way to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Cleaning as an Effective Way to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

With everything going on around us, it is important that we have something that can aid us with our mental health.  We can find it in a lot of different things and hobbies. But if you are looking for one that’s close to home - well, actually at home -, why not turn to cleaning? Ooops, don’t judge just yet. You might think that this is nonsense because it requires you to work and expend energy. But hey, it doesn’t always have to be tiring. You can take it lightly and find ways that it can be satisfying instead of exhausting.

Here we’ll discuss some ways on how to use cleaning as a way to relieve stress and anxiety:  

According to studies, what relieves our stress when cleaning is the control that it gives us. Experts say people feel good about being able to do accomplish something. This is amidst all of our problems in life in which many of them feel hopeless. Also, when cleaning we are able to breath and clear our minds while focusing on the simple things that we are doing. So, it is a good thing to do when we keep getting distracted and if we want to concentrate.

Aside from that, decluttering also makes us feel better as we free up some space and our homes become cleaner and brighter. Removing piles of paper, laundry or random items scattered all around allows us to breath, think, and move around freely.

Having dusty furniture, windows, walls, and ceiling also adds up to the stress that we face every day. It also triggers allergies that makes us itchy and can cause sneezing, that’s why we become more irritable. But you can easily overcome all this with regular cleaning using Lola Wowables™ to wipe clean tables and other furniture, and Lola Rola Sticky Mop™ to collect pet fur, hair, crumbs, or anything else lingering on your floors or carpets.

There are also times when we are short on cash. But this doesn’t mean we have to compromise cleanliness. Because we can still clean while saving money. Surely, this will be a solution to your expenditure problems. Choosing cleaning materials that are affordable, effective, and most importantly REUSABLE is a must so you can make the best out of your purchase. See for example Lola Wowables which is a good substitute to regular paper towels. This one can be used all around the house and washed afterwards for reuse.

To make cleaning a stress management technique, mindfulness in cleaning must be incorporated. This way you can make cleaning a form of meditation to make you more relaxed after a cleaning session.

For an added benefit, thorough and effective cleaning can also provide a little extra exercise, which can be great for relieving stress; Going up and down the stairs, carrying items from room to room, and scrubbing windows and floors using Lola’s Jumbo Microfiber Cleaning Cloth and Anti-Microbial Cloth can help you burn calories, release endorphins, and help you blow off some steam. Now you don’t only have a clean home but a workout routine that will keep you fit and healthy.

How to Turn Cleaning into a Fun Activity During Quarantine!

How to Turn Cleaning into a Fun Activity During Quarantine!

Cleaning is an important part of living a healthy and happy lifestyle.  Given the recent events worldwide due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, people are now placing more of an emphasis on making sure that their homes are clean and bacteria-free. But it is undeniable that this task can be time-consuming and boring sometimes. Don't worry though, as there are a number of ways to make cleaning fun. If the past 6 weeks or so have proven anything, it's that cleaning your home isn't an option - you must do it and do it properly if you want to stay healthy.

Check out the following tips on how to make cleaning fun and entertaining, so that you don’t dread doing regular housekeeping:

Do it Along with Your Friends...while still Socially Distancing!

Modern day technology is nothing short of amazing. It has allowed companies to continue running normally despite a nationwide pandemic, families to see each other from across the country, and even friends to have group workout sessions while not leaving their homes! Well guess what? You can utilize that same technology to have your friends join you while cleaning! 

Set up a Zoom group chat , an Instagram Live session, or even a simple Facetime with your friends. Together, you can clean your house or apartment all while chatting - and seeing each other from a safe distance! Using Lola Wowables®, you can easily clean surfaces and furniture without tearing through a roll of paper towels which will also prevent you from worrying about running out and having to risk your health by going to the supermarket! Try giving it a shot and you'll be amazed at how quickly you were able to clean your home! (Remember, we LOVE feedback so if you try this, we'd love to see your comments and pictures - you can either leave them in the comment section or tag us @lolacleanfreaks on Instagram)

Make it a dance party!

No one ever said you can't have a dance party by yourself! Although if you want to do it with friends while safely socially distancing, you can set up a Zoom meeting or IG Live, pump the tunes, and clean away! Regardless of whether you are alone or have "digital" company, you can always blast your favorite playlist as you work your way through each room. The music will help set a tempo for your cleaning, meaning you’re more likely to keep moving so it is more effective while you are hittin' your floors with a Lola Angle Broom. To level up this task, you can try wiping down all the surfaces in your living room with our Lola Anti-Microbial Clean N' Wipe™ Cloths before a song has ended (use them with a cleaning solution or disinfectant spray for best results). This is a way of pushing yourself into a new challenge that will make you more eager to finish the task.

Turn it into a Game or Competition!

There are endless ways to turn cleaning into an entertaining and fun activity that will be enjoyed by the whole family (or whoever you're quarantined with). It could be played while folding laundry, wiping down tables and other surfaces with Wowables®, cleaning up the floor with the Lola Rola Sticky Mop, or freshening up the walls by removing dust and dirt using the Lola 360° Extender Duster . You can race against time or compete with each other to add some thrill and give yourselves an opportunity to win rewards after doing your assigned tasks.

Make cleaning a form of working out!

For those who frequent a gym, you all know that they've been shut down during this pandemic.  Home workouts via IGTV and Zoom are becoming very popular now as everyone looks for an alternative to going to the gym or even just an outlet from being cooped up in the house all day.  Cleaning is so much more encouraging when you have another goal aside from "cleaning" - It can also be a way to stay fit and healthy!

You can do labor-intensive chores such as cleaning your bathroom tub with Rubaway Eraser Pads to burn calories while making your tub look brand new.  You can also clean the grout between tiles with the same Rubaway Eraser Pads - guaranteed to make your floor look brand new, while also making you feel the burn!

Up your cleaning game!

Chances are if you're reading this you're spending 90% of your day inside the house.  If you're going to clean, you might as well have a nice new arsenal of tools at your disposal.  First and foremost, be sure to have a roll of our Wowables®.  Doing so will guarantee that you won't run out of paper towels during the pandemic which also means you won't have to fight the masses at your local supermarket. Since we offer Free Shipping on orders of $30 and over, stock up on the staples: Jumbo Microfiber ClothPot Brite™ All Purpose Scrub Sponges, Rubaway Eraser Pads, the 360° Extender Duster, and a Lola Rola Sticky Mop. ...and don't forget the refills!