Simple Scrub Blog

November 18, 2021 Cleaning
What does “Ergonomic” Actually Mean?

Every day we interact with numerous objects and tools. Sometimes that’s an efficient, comfortable experience, and sometimes it’s, well, not. Ergonomics is an applied science that focuses on the design and arrangement of the things people use to maximize efficiency, safety, and comfort. At The Simple...

October 20, 2021 Home
Cleaning While Listening To Music Is Awesome (According To Science)

The Simple Scrub wanted to highlight this cool look at how music helps us clean, with input from the cleaning professionals at Emily’s Maids. For a full playlist of what The Simple Scrub thinks works best as far as the tunes in your ears, see our blog about The Simple Scrub’s Bathroom Cleaning...

September 20, 2021 Home
The Simple Scrub’s Bathroom Cleaning Playlist

Cleaning the bathroom can be hard work. Well, if you use the right tools, it’s much easier. Sometimes, we all need a little extra motivation to do the job. In this day and age, we have playlists for everything. Working out, working from home, even reading. So, why not have a great playlist for cleaning...

September 20, 2021 Home
How To Fall Back In Love With Your Home

When we first move into a new place, we have a honeymoon period. Everything is clean and tidy, and we take joy in nesting and making it feel like home. As time goes by, though, we start to get bored and our busy lives prevent us from doing the little things to keep that new […]

September 14, 2021 Home
The Origins of “Elbow Grease”

While none of us, we hope, has grease emanating from our elbows, we all accept the existence of the term “elbow grease”. Oxford Languages defines “elbow grease” as “hard physical work, especially vigorous polishing or cleaning”. When someone tells us to throw a little elbow grease on something,...

July 15, 2021 Home
Effective Methods to Avoid Back Pain in Household Work

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missing work or scheduling a doctor’s appointment. It usually results from a problem in the lower back with ligaments, muscles or nerves. Back pain can range from a muscle ache to a burning or stabbing sensation, that can get worse as you bend or twist....

April 23, 2021 Home
How Dust in Your Home Affects Your Health

What Is Dust? The accumulation of dust in your home is unavoidable because most of it comes from you! Household dust is mostly dead skin cells. It’s also made of your pet’s dead skin cells (pet dander), hair, fibers of carpet and clothing, paper, old food, minerals from actual dirt, and dead bugs....

April 23, 2021 Home
The Positive Effects of Cleaning on Your Mental Health

The act of cleaning is seriously underrated. In fact, the benefits of actually doing your chores might be just as significant as having a clean space.  The importance of being in a clean environment should not be overlooked. The presence of clutter is linked to higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone...

April 23, 2021 Workplace
How a Clean Workplace Boosts Productivity

How important is it to maintain a clean workplace? In fact, clean environments aren’t just beneficial for impressing guests. Studies have shown what we inherently know to be true: that clean rooms make us more productive. Here’s how. Less Stress It may be a mystery as to exactly why, but countless...