Bromance: Art of Green™

Hey, dudes! You may remember my spring cleaning post from a few months back. You may also be thinking, “Yeah, I still need to get to that.” Well dude, you do! Just because we’re guys doesn’t mean we have an excuse not to clean our apartments. Think: you have that special person coming over, they walk in, take a smell of your apartment, and walk out. Not how we want that date to go!

Now, you may be thinking, “where do I even start?” or “I really don’t like the smell of bleach.” Well, I got you dudes covered!

The other day, I was walking through my local H-E-B, and I came across an eco-friendly cleaner called Art of Green™. Personally, I prefer to use Green or natural cleaners. I think they work really well, they don’t have a harsh smell, and I feel better doing my part for the earth. Green products typically are more expensive though, and this is why Art of Green™ stood out. It is much cheaper than other Green products I have found! See, no excuses when it comes to cleaning and being Green.

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They have two scents and three types of products to choose from. Scents include Lavender Eucalyptus, which is very light and almost spa-like, and Citrus & White Flowers, which is very fresh and clean. Personally, I loved the Lavender Eucalyptus!

They offer spray cleaner, wipes, and concentrated cleaner. I decided to pick up two scents of wipes, and the Lavender Eucalyptus spray and concentrated cleaner and made my way home to try them out.

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And, they did not disappoint! I started on my kitchen which, let’s face it, is always dirty (at least to me). The spray cleaner was really tough on dirt, grease, and grime, and I found that it left less residue than other eco-friendly cleaners I have used in the past. The wipes have also been great for spot cleaning in between big cleaning.

Also, Art of Green™ has been dermatologically tested and is safe for sensitive skin, which means no need for cleaning gloves! The biodegradable formula is 98% naturally derived, is nontoxic, and is free of harsh chemicals as well as parabens, phthalates, glycol solvents, artificial color, or phosphates that you may find in other cleaners.

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And now, I have my apartment smelling fresh and ready for any date! And, you can do the same. Here are my cleaning tips:

  • Use Art of Green™ spray cleaner for kitchen counters, appliances, bathroom counters, showers, and tubs. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
  • Use Art of Green™ wipes for for in between cleaning to keep things looking fresh.
  • Use concentrated cleaner, diluted with water, for mopping floors.

Happy cleaning, dudes!

Learn more at artofgreen.com. Ready to try? Save $1 off your purchase with this coupon. Art of Green™ is available at H-E-B stores.

This post has been sponsored by Art of Green™. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Spring Cleaning for the Unorganized Dude

Alright dudes, we’re headed into springtime. That means it’s time to wake up out of that hibernation and get down to some spring cleaning. This may sound like the worst task ever, but you got this dude! Pop in those earbuds and play a hype playlist, because we’re about to do some work.

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Put the D in Declutter

Now, let’s put the D in Declutter: Duds, Decor, and Digital.

 

Duds

Don’t be a hoarder, dude. It is time to recycle those old jeans and band tees you never wear, along with any other out-of-date clothes. I clean out my closet every spring to make room for new garb. Pro tip: if you haven’t used it in one year, you probably don’t need it. Resale stores will give you some cash if the clothes still have value. Otherwise, donating is a great way to let go and give back. For those dudes who still can’t part ways with their high school gym clothes, find a mediator! Invite someone you trust will be honest with you, sometimes you need that extra perspective telling you not to hold on to certain things any longer.

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Decor

There is one “D” you don’t want: DUST. Take knick-knacks off of the shelf and witness the outline of dust that has collected. Once you wipe down your surfaces, evaluate the items and see if they are worth keeping or just outdated. Stick to the minimalist approach, and show off those items that really mean something to you.

This last decor suggestion with help you breathe easier, literally. Get a plant and place it in a spot with decent sunlight. It will clean the air in your space, and surely bring a fresh start into your home.

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Digital

In 2019, one of the biggest forms of clutter we all have is in digital format. I spend plenty of time on my phone and computer but hardly ever find myself cleaning up my files. However, organizing a smartphone can be done in less time than scrolling through an Instagram feed.

The first thing to do is create individual folders for apps that are similar; such as productivity, finance, food, games, travel, photography and so on. When I begin to classify these apps, I notice the unnecessary and scarcely used ones. You guessed it, let’s delete those. This method can also be used for computer files that need cleaning up. Additionally, photos take up a lot of storage, so delete those blurry pictures and screenshots that have only been used once. For usable pictures, save them on an online storage platform to visit later. Get familiar with the Cloud and stop e-hoarding!

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Do you have any other questions about decluttering? Reach out to the Dude at heydesigndudes@gmail.com for tips and design suggestions for any type of living space. Happy spring, and good luck with your organization goals!