I did a bad thing last night. I put a large spoon in a very small bowl and looked away for a moment. This bowl happened to be near carpet and holding red spaghetti sauce and the moment I looked away the spoon flung itself onto the carpet. I looked up at the last moment […]
We all know that cleaning makes us feel good, makes the home look great, and as it turns out, can make us all more productive.
Think about it. When your bed is clean, you’re more likely to clean your bathroom. And when you’ve cleaned your bathroom, you’re more willing to fold the towels. When your […]
This is the third blog in a series about cleaning your home quickly. If you missed the last two, check out: “How to Clean the Kitchen Quickly (In Seven Steps)” and “How to Clean the Bathroom Quickly.”
Whether your […]
To some, summer means ice cream, days of sunbathing at the pool, summer blockbusters, and fun vacations with the family. But for others, summer means endless cleaning now that the little ones are out of school. So, how exactly do you manage to keep your home clean during the hottest months of the year, and […]
Whether you have an oriental rug that’s a family heirloom or an area rug that you bought from Pier 1, it can be a little overwhelming to properly take care of it. Rugs can be susceptible to mold, mildew, and dirt, especially those rugs that are in high-traffic areas of the home.
So how exactly […]
Whether you’ve always enjoyed having a furry companion or you were ambushed into it by your children, we all know that pets can cause some major headaches in the home. Pets can dig holes in your backyard, chew your shoes, claw your couch, and leave presents for you on the floor.
Today I’m going to […]
To say that the Internet has changed the way we do everything would probably be the understatement of the century, but it really has. We go to the Internet for every type of advice, from “what should I have for dinner” to “what should I write my next paper about.” And with the recent […]
I’ve written about the care and keeping of your home, but what about the care and keeping of your actual cleaning supplies?
Your cleaning supplies scrub out the stains, pick up the debris, and kill all the germs, so it’s important that you also keep your tools as clean as possible. Dirty mop heads, brooms, […]
We all have a little clutter in our homes.
And granted, it can end up in some pretty weird places (I once found a stack of mail in my bathroom cabinet), but typically it ends up in the same spaces in almost every single home. Today, I’m going to write what I think are […]
So we’re a little off the topic of cleaning and organizing, but the torrential downpour in Dallas made me think about being prepared for floods, tornadoes, or any other kind of home disaster. Being prepared for the unexpected is a big part of being a responsible homeowner. Whether your daughter forgets to turn off the […]
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