Denise Perreault

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Denise Perreault is a writer and mother, originally hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Growing up as one of seven siblings, Denise was no stranger to hard work. Each family member was expected to contribute to household duties, and Denise quickly learned she excelled in many areas. Her first job was with a local cleaning company, which serviced homes and small businesses around Saint Paul, eventually becoming the company's youngest manager. It was there that she learned many of the tips and business practices that serve her well today.

Following high school, Denise relocated to the NYC area, earning a Bachelor's degree in communications. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for writing, merging that with her previous business experience as a professional cleaner.

Denise has joined the CBS team as an educational outreach writer, sharing her tips, experience, and love of service. She lives in the NYC area with her husband, 2 boys, and their dog Jake.

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Spring Cleaning Made Easy: Get Set In 15 Minutes

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Spring has sprung, and with the weather warming up, it’s time for one of the busiest times of year for those in the cleaning business: the annual rite known as spring cleaning. It’s time to let in some fresh air, clear out the cobwebs, and deep-clean everything. But for those who don’t clean for a living, the task can seem pretty overwhelming: Clean the whole house, now, just when it’s getting nice out and you’d rather be outside playing with the kids than inside scrubbing the sinks and shampooing the carpets? It doesn’t have to be that way, though. After all, there’s no rule that you have to do all of your spring cleaning in one day or even one weekend. Breaking it up into little tasks can make a daunting job seem a lot more manageable.

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Productivity Tips For Today’s Office Worker

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There’s nothing quite like the great feeling of having been productive, of having gotten something done. I love when I can walk out of the office feeling like I’ve accomplished something with my day … but I don’t always love the process of getting there. Some days, it can be a real struggle to get yourself moving, cut through the clutter of things to do and messages to respond to, and get things done. But with a little organization and a few tweaks to your routine, you can raise the odds of being able to leave at 5 o’clock with a sense of accomplishment.

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Avoid These Chemical Cleaners

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Years ago, right around the time I was pregnant with my second son, I found myself wondering about all of the things I was supposed to avoid to protect my health and the baby’s. The list was frustratingly long, from … Continue reading

Subtle Ways Your House Can Make You Sick

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It seems like just about everything is bad for you these days. Sitting all day at work is bad, but so is standing all day. Sugar is bad for you, but corn syrup might be a lot worse (and let’s not get started on artificial sweeteners). Butter is bad, so you should switch to margarine … no, wait, never mind, that’s worse, too. And going to work is definitely bad for you, especially if you work in a “sick building.” So maybe you should just stay home and eat a salad, right? Not necessarily: Staying home has hidden hazards, too. But you don’t need to panic. Just learn what to look out for and be proactive to ensure a safe home.

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How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

Erin go bragh! It’s that time of year again, when the doldrums of winter give way to the bright green of spring, and even if there’s still snow on the ground where you live, there will surely be plenty of … Continue reading