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IT’S COOL TO BE CLEAN


 These Germ Eliminating Fixtures and Hacks are about to change your entire bathroom experience.

 

Rebekah Higgs


There is nothing quite like the feeling of a clean and tidy house! When my home is put together and sparkling from corner to corner, I feel relaxed and ready to tackle whatever comes my way (except spilled milk!). I love getting Lennon involved in chores whenever I can because it’s a great way to teach responsibility and make her feel like she’s an important contributor in caring for our home. It’s me + you kid! 
 
That’s one of the reasons why I love my American Standard sink and accessories. The company produces high-performing fixtures, stylish faucets and sinks, and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen. And, since I’ve been on a cleaning kick lately, their touchless product offerings and clean technology make my life a whole lot easier and my home a whole lot more sanitary! Check out these tried and true cleaning hacks that will save you time, simplify your life, and instantly boost your mood. 
 
 
Hack #1: Clean in Every Corner
If you struggle with cleaning the nooks and crannies around your bathroom and kitchen, you’re not alone. These hard-to-reach crevices can be incredibly frustrating, especially for die-hard cleaning aficionados like us. I’ve come up with an easy hack that will make those tricky areas sparkle faster than you can say “clean as a whistle!”. Wrap a soft cloth around the end of a butter knife to clean the gunk around faucets, vents and other small fixtures. The knife is small enough to get into those tiny corners, and the cloth prevents scratches. They’re the perfect deep cleaning duo in my humble opinion. 

 

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Studio Carré Undercounter Sink

 

Hack #2: Pearly White Surfaces!
The power of a soft-bristled toothbrush goes beyond healthy gums and teeth. Wet the bristles with a mixture of baking soda and water and gently brush over the shower and wall grout. Leave it on for 10 minutes, rinse and voila! Gleaming tiles every time! 
 
Hack #3: When Life Gives You Lemons...
If you hate water spots on your chrome faucets as much as I do, I’ve got you! Cut a lemon in half, rub it all over your faucet, rinse and buff with a soft cloth. Easy, peasy and done in a flash. 

 



lemon faucet clean tips 

Beale Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

Hack #4: Let the Fixtures Clean For You
If there’s one job I hate, it’s scrubbing toilets and I know I’m not alone on this one! The American Standard EverClean surface makes cleaning toilets a cinch! The double-coated surface inhibits the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface, and that means less backbreaking work for this mama! It's like a self-cleaning oven for your bathroom

 

 

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 Studio Touchless Toilet


I’ve also become obsessed with American Standard’s Beale Pull-Down Touchless Kitchen Faucet, which features a Selectronic hands-free technology sensor so you can stop and start the water with a simple wave of the hand. The pull-down faucet spray head will also help you reach all regions of your sink with ease, while the sleek and contemporary design is sure to complement any home design perfectly. 

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Beale Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet

 
Hack #5: Keep Your Hands Out of It!
My American Standard Studio Carré Undercounter Sink was made for me– someone who loves clean, contemporary lines, but not the maintenance as the EverClean Surface and Technology makes it super easy to keep clean! American Standard understands that dirt and build-up happen, which is why they’ve created the double-coated surface to inhibit the growth of stain and odour-causing bacteria, mold and mildew on the surface. The smooth, mirror-like surface stays cleaner longer, even after years of use, making my life a whole lot easier. I use some vinegar, warm water and buff it with a soft cloth to make it sparkle and that’s as much work that’s required from me. Heaven. 
 

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Studio Carré Undercounter Sink

Hack #6: Even Your Mirrors Love a Clean Shave 
If you have a can of shaving cream lying around, you can kiss foggy, dirty mirrors goodbye- for a couple of weeks anyway! Simply pump some foamy shaving cream onto a soft cloth or paper towel to stop your mirrors from fogging up when you’re in the shower. Who doesn't love a clean reflection?

Looking to incorporate clean technology into your home? Visit americanstandard.ca/clean to learn more!

Rebekah Higgs, a.k.a. DIY MOM—is no stranger when it comes to renovations, both professionally and personally. Growing up with parents that flipped houses, Rebekah developed an eye for design at an early age.  Since then, Rebekah has thrust herself into a multitude of career changes centring around her interests in film and television. On the pursuit of building her daughter a better future, Rebekah quite literally turned to building—in all definitions of the word—from building stylish spaces through home renovation, to building her brand as a rapidly growing influencer, there is no limit to what heights she can achieve.

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