Category Archives: green cleaning

The Dirty Glove: Sink Edition

Cleaning thoroughly, efficiently, and greenly is the name of the game here at the Purple Fig, but we all have those areas of the house that- let’s face it -nobody likes to tackle. What better way to honor those dastardly, dirty crevices then to dedicate a post about how to scrub them until they shine?

Spring Cleaning Hacks

There’s something about the coming of Spring that inspires a renewing and refreshing sense of self– and for whatever reason, nothing makes for a more satisfying detox than tossing out the old and abandoned clutter around your house. We at the Purple Fig know how daunting a task this can be, so we have list of eco-friendly tips, tricks, andRead More

The Secret of Essential Oils

Organic essential oils may seem like a few tiny droplets within an ocean of natural ingredients, but the cleaning process wouldn’t be complete without them. Eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint…each of these oils play a vital role in improving the well-being of your home as well as your body.

Microwave Ovens

Happy New Year! The first Tip Tuesday of the new year. 1 down and 51 to go! This leap year doesn’t really effect the delivery of your weekly tidbits from the Fig. 🙂 Friends, I have a peeve. I’d say a pet peeve, but that implies only one. Who really has only one peeve? ThisRead More

Kill Mold – Volume II

You know that quirky little video I did last week, trying to kill the mold? I did another one this week. It was great! It went very smoothly. Until I imported it and noticed that the second half some button must have been pushed that made it a very artsy sepia tone. Lovely. Unless, ofRead More

Dust. Again…

Here we go with the dust post again. I know you’re thinking I’m obsessed with dust, but really; I’m only trying to meet your needs and answer your questions! How do we do it? Dusting is the one thing our clients tell us that they will skip nearly every time they clean themselves. I usedRead More

Timing is Everything

I have had many clients ask how we do so much in such a short amount of time. The first thing I ask them is, “When do you ever have 3 or 4 uninterrupted hours in your home?” The answer to that is always never, or they wouldn’t need us! But to truly address theRead More

Don’t Be a Sucker

Today’s Tip Tuesday covers those sucker-bottomed tub floor covers. You know those mats that you stick in the bottom of your tub so that you don’t slip? The ones with the hundred little sucker cups on the bottom? Yes! Those! I hate those. I know, I know, they keep little Johnny or Susie from fallingRead More

Keep it Clean

Do you clean house (or have us do it) and look around in a week and wonder how it got so dirty? I did too. Of course, since I lived alone; I realized it was my fault. So the answer is to have a roommate/living partner to blame it on. Okay, I’m just kidding. Really,Read More

Learn to Fake It

We might do this for a living, but our houses aren’t always as spotless as we make yours. We’ve just learned to fake it. Everyone has had unexpected guests at some time or another. Your partner or roommate gives you all of an hour to let you know there will be two more at dinner.Read More


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