Kitchen Cleaning Tips

For a clean, bacteria-free kitchen without a lot of work, use the following tips. They will ensure that you have a safe, easy to maintain clean in one of the most important rooms of the house. Get them while you can Clean up little messes as they are made. It doesn’t take much more effort to put dishes into the dishwasher as it does to put dishes in the sink. If something spills, wipe it up right away. This will ensure that you don’t have sticky messes or overwhelming dishes that are much harder to deal with later. Clean in … Continue reading

Fitting in the Spring Cleaning

With three young children and a work-at-home job, it can be difficult to get the spring cleaning underway. As much as I would love to take a weekend to just complete it all at one time, that is nearly impossible. So I find myself sneaking up on the spring cleaning here and there as I can. Today, I actually started with a bit of the actual cleaning part of the spring cleaning. I have been organizing and de-cluttering along the way in the last two weeks, but outside of normal day to day cleaning, very little deep cleaning has been … Continue reading

Cleaning Curtains

Spring time is a great time to start thinking about your curtains. Most of the time, curtains tend to just hang there, ignored in the normal household cleaning. But curtains do need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Here is how to clean your curtains. Regular fabric curtains can usually just be thrown in the washing machine on gentle. You can hang them to dry or dry them in the dryer on low. If you do use a dryer, be sure to remove the curtains immediately and rehang, otherwise you may have to iron them first. Make sure to … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning is a Family Affair

Well, my obsession with spring cleaning is finally being noticed by the rest of my family, especially my husband. I approached the subject yesterday and mentioned how this year I really needed the whole family to pull together to get it done. While I normally handle the bulk if not all of the spring cleaning myself, this year it has to be different. We’ve been in our new home for almost two years now. Much of the cleaning and repairing time has been ongoing since then. The first few months saw a flurry of cleaning, because the house had been … Continue reading

Preparing for Spring Cleaning

I have to start my spring cleaning early around here. Between caring for young children at home and working at home around their schedules, it can take a while to get everything done. In addition, my plans for spending an entire weekend getting it out of the way usually butts up against all of the spring home improvement projects that my husband has on his list. And the coming of the nicer weather makes us all want to be outside to enjoy it. So, I’ve been sneaking up on spring cleaning this week by getting as much of my preparation … Continue reading

Even More Spring Cleaning Tips

Are you ready for more spring cleaning tips? We have got you covered, from brightening up old yellowing appliances to removing water stains from wood furniture. Get started now, and with these tips, you house will be shining before you know it. To clean dry spots on the carpet, such as mud, first vacuum away any loose soil or material. Then, wet the spot with spot cleaner or water and blot it with a clean, white cloth. Dust wall paper by tying a dust cloth over a broom and dusting from the top of the walls down. To brighten up … Continue reading

More Spring Cleaning Tips

Ready to do some spring cleaning? Here is a round up of tips and tricks that you can use to make everything tidy in no time. Heel marks from rubber soled shoes can easily be removed by using a pencil eraser or an art gum eraser. The same trick works well for walls, too. Use a garden hose to rinse the outside of your house, removing cobwebs and dirt. You can also purchase cleaner that is made specifically to attach to a hose and be used for outside cleaning. An easy way to dust your blinds is by using a … Continue reading


I have a confession to make, I’m addicted to Pinterest. When I should be writing, or cleaning, or exercising or walking the dogs, I’m pinning instead. I decided to do a search for housekeeping and I can’t believe all the ideas I found! I’m always looking for new ways to organize but I would never have thought to use a paper towel holder to organize ribbons. Or clothes pins to keep track of embroidery thread. Decorating ideas abound as well. Ideas for each holiday and just general decorating ideas. Quick fixes for boring rooms are just a pin a way. … Continue reading

Great Home Tips

I’m always searching for great tips that I can use around the house. Sometimes the simplest solution is the most ingenious. When faced with a common problem, little household tips can come to the rescue. Here are some ideas that I have been thinking about or practicing lately. I keep a spray bottle with a half vinegar and half water mix under the bathroom sink, along with some soft rags. The spray bottle and rags make it easy to clean up the shower doors, the sink and anywhere in the bathroom in just a few minutes. Plus I know that … Continue reading

How to Clean a Cooler

With summer on its way, it is time to drag out the coolers and get them ready for backyard barbecues, picnics and days at the beach. But are you dreading opening your cooler because you are afraid of what you might find after a winter of storage? Here are some tips on how to clean your cooler. It seems as through we are forever cleaning out our cooler. One of the reasons for this is that we use our cooler on a regular basis throughout the year. It is handy to have it to bring along drinks and snacks when … Continue reading