For parents, keeping their little ones safe is a very important part of daily life. Children not only eat and drink more, but also breath more, compared to adults relative to their body size. This makes them more susceptible to health problems arising from hazardous chemicals. Follow the tips below to protect your little ones from hazardous chemicals: Avoid Toxic Chemicals from Water and Food Wash fruits and vegetables--Washing fruits and vegetables helps to eliminate chemical and dirt residues. Scrub produce products containing an edible skin, for example potatoes, using a cloth or a brush. Watch the fish you eat—Many…

When shoes are not organized and placed back in a specific location every day they can easily get misplaced. It can also be very frustrating to have one shoe and the other one is missing. Below are several ways you can organize your shoes to keep them from being scattered all over your home: Make Use of Shelves Making good use of existing shelves or even installing a few shelves to your closet can save you the agony of scattered shoes. As long as there is space in the closet, you can add shelves to one wall and keep all…

Your washing machine is one of the most important appliances in your household, so if it malfunctions or stops working altogether, it can cause big issues. No matter the type, whether top-loading or front loading, maintaining your washing machine is essential to maintain its functionality, and to ensure a longer life out of this important appliance. Below are some tips for taking care of your washing machine: Check Fill Hoses and Drainage Hose Regularly After some time, the fill hoses and drainage hose of your washing machine can leak or even burst. It is important to check them regularly for…

Yellow jackets are very aggressive and leave behind painful stings. To most people, yellow jackets are a nuisance.And it’s not just due to their aggressiveness, but because of the painful stings associated with them. Below are three simple tips for getting rid of these potentially painful pests: Sanitation Keep trash containers closed and regularly empty open ones.This eliminates possible sources of food, as yellow jackets love sweet soft drinks, fruits and jams, and different types of meat, just to name a few. Killing The Nest First, you need to identify any nests around your home. Once you locate the nest…

It is important to maintain a clean refrigerator. Dirty refrigerators can run into problems keeping your food cool and are also a health risk due to food contaminants and bacteria. When your refrigerator is clean then it functions optimally and is not a health risk. Here are some of the tips that will help you get the job done, in a quick and hassle free process: Gathering Your Cleaning Tools First and foremost, you need to collect all the necessary materials required for cleaning your refrigerator. Although there are not many items needed, it is better to make sure you…

The cost of energy keeps on skyrocketing and homeowners are particularly concerned about their energy consumption. Whether experiencing winter or summer seasons, there is always the need to protect the interior of your home from the elements of weather such as wind, precipitation and sunlight. This means that energy is consistently consumed. In order to reduce the energy bills, you can adopt weatherization procedures that will cut down on the energy consumed. This article looks at some of the money saving tips that you can adopt when weatherizing your home. Test the Air Tightness of Your Home Air leakages usually…

To keep your baby healthy you have to ensure that you keep all their playthings clean. Dirty toys can become a breeding ground for mold. Mold can cause serious health problems that can make your baby end up in the hospital. Fortunately, there are ways that you can use to prevent this from happening. Here are the things that you should do to prevent mold from growing on baby toys: Do Not Keep Toys in Moist Places Mold thrives in places with lots of moisture. You should never keep any of your baby’s toys in places with a lot of…

It doesn’t matter what kind of woodfurniture you have, if you do not take proper care of it, then problems can arise and damage can occur. Below are tips to help you take care of your wood furniture so it will last: Avoid Scratches In order protect your wood furniture it is extremely important that you avoid any kind of scratches on their surface, so do not to slide anything across the surface. Also, it is suggested that you should avoid placing any sharp objects on the wood, because it can damage the furniture.  Avoid Liquids Liquid is the biggest…

Leather jackets are not only expensive, but they are also cool, iconic and elegant in their own way. Although these jackets are classy and “evergreen”, taking care of them and cleaning them to get rid of stains is one of the hardest things. Some house cleaning tasks can be difficult too, but the Maids of Minneapolis in St. Louis Park can handle those effectively. Regardless, stains and unsightly dirt may compromise the looks of your leather jacket if not properly cleaned. There are special cleaning tips that can help restore the elegance and newness. Check out these suggestions for some…

Are you forced to leave your car out on the street because your garage doesn’t have enough room for it? If so then its time you started thinking of how to get your garage organized. Listed below are a few tips to help you make that happen. Read on! 1. Sort It is best to group similar items together to make them easy to find. Shelving units, a few coats of paint and some cute decals for the garage door will transform the space without spending a lot of money. Put frequently used items, such as paper towel, cleaning materials,…

A home is a home, filled with your things—and the clutter that comes with them. However much you try, it is rather difficult keeping your home in tip-top condition all the time. You will find your cabinets filling up, drawers getting loaded, and closets carrying too many things. The best way to overcome all this clutter is to think of innovative ideas for your shelves. Use your creativity to make more space so that all your housekeeping efforts keep your home looking great. The first thing to do is reorganize all your shelves so that they give you more space…

There are many industries that are doing an awesome job of manufacturing safe-keeping bins. These bins are a great part of daily life as they are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes for organization and house cleaning. These storage bins are used not only in homes, but in schools and warehouses as well. You can easily get the bins according to your need from any shop near your property. Here are the top 10 uses for household storage bins: 1. A detailed storage system: A number of people use storage platforms with storage bins in an integrated…

Instead of using toxic chemical products in your home, you can make your own cleaning agents using some safe household ingredients. However, never mix bleach and ammonia, as they can create a deadly gas. It is important to ensure that the ingredients you are planning to use are appropriate for the surface you want to clean. White distilled vinegar and many other basic cleansers are safe for cleaning most surfaces, and can be mixed to make great cleaning products. Below are a couple of recipes for basic cleaners and their uses: Window Cleaner How to Make You will need a…

There are a variety of uses for chlorine bleach in your home. Chlorine bleach can be used to eliminate mildew and mold that may be growing on various surfaces; it is also used in disinfecting and cleaning many items. Chlorine bleach may be very handy to use around the home but it is also important to note that it can be a hazard, so it’s wise to use the bleach cautiously, especially in a home that has pets or children. The Maids usehousekeeping products that work as well as—or even better than—bleach but are friendly to the environment to give…

If you have outdoor furniture, signs of wear and tear will appear over time. Many factors cause outdoor furniture to fade and wear, some of those being: daily use, adverse weather conditions, and scruffs and scratches. Regardless of how often you clean them or how careful you are, as the years passthe signs of use will show. So have some fun with your furniture and give it a facelift instead of replacing it. These simple tips will help you bring new life toyour outdoor furniture. A New Coat of Paint A new coat of paint allows you to bring back…

As long as the price stickers are where they belong – on the labeled products in your convenience store or other shopping malls, then they remain functional and useful. However, most stickers don’t stick there for long; they get to come off once they have been paid for after their brief shelf life. And heaven only knows where these stickers end up; they can easily become a nuisance on every surface in and around the home.The following are some of the ways to clean those stickers from various surfaces at home: Glass Surfaces Avoid scratching the glass to remove the…

For several years, many people have been using commercially made products for house cleaning different surfaces at home including the carpet, windows, furniture, and dishes, among several other things. Recently, there is an increasing trend where many families are turning to homemade cleansers, many of which have been used for decades. These products are eco-friendly compared to the ready-made ones on the market. Environmentally Friendly Most people assume that the commercially made cleaning products labeled “eco-friendly” or “natural” have no impact on the environment, but the small print on the labels often tells a different story. The safe, plant-based ingredients…

Preserving confidential papers is something that every household needs to know to do because nobody wants any of these papers wet, lost, burnt, or damaged: birth certificates registration papers credit reports membership cards collectible concert tickets home business papers photos and other valuable papers Organization is key to keep your papers from getting lost, and an important part of housekeeping. The following are other ways to protect your valuable papers. Lamination You can laminate papers of different sizes using special products that come in different models to heat-seal lamination material over the paper for protection and preservation. Currently, you are…

If you are a housekeeper, you know just how busy you can be. There is no shadow of doubt about the amount of work you put in. However, there are certain things you can do to make it more efficient and reduce the amount of time that you require to remove all the clutter. Here is a sneak peek of some of these ways: First, you need to have a better organization. The truth is that better organization is crucial towards efficient cleaning: When you sort through your stuff, you will no longer inquire where they should go. You won’t…

Allergies and other respiratory issues make it hard for some people to use chemical cleaning products. At the same time, there are plenty cleaning items sold these days claim to be eco-friendly and free of harsh chemicals, when that isn’t always the case.  The following are some cleaning solutions which you can make right in your kitchen using other common household products: Wax for Floors 2 Tbsp. of olive oil warm water white vinegar This wax will serve as an effective alternative for those who are bothered by the strong chemical smell of many common floor cleaners. Furniture Polishing 1/4…

The holidays are just around the corner! House cleaning becomes a bigger project than any other time of year, mainly because you want to get the details before having guests over. If you don’t have the time, The Maids of Minneapolis in St. Louis Park, MN can handle the job for you. Everyone is excited! There are many things that are going to happen in the holidays. You are expecting to have a lot of fun with your family. However, you are worried about your garage because it is a mess. You know that you have to get it organized…

The refrigerator is an important appliance in your home, enabling you to store different types of food and snacks. However, few people remember to organize their refrigerators when doing their house cleaning, and that is why you might hear people complaining about their fridges getting filled up. When you see that an organized fridge brings countless benefits, you might spend some more time making it neat! For instance, it makes it easy to access the food that we want at any time and makes food preparation an easy task because you’ll be able to decide on the type of food…

When it comes to beverages, coffee and tea are not only the most popular, but also the most enjoyable. You probably invite your friends over and show them a good time over a cup of coffee, but when it comes to the house cleaning, you scrub those cups all day long to no avail. One way you can avoid this situation from happening is to rinse the cups immediately they are used. This way, you get rid of the stain while it is still early. If you have some stained cups that you would like to clean once and for…

Keeping things as clean as possible is important when you are working on your housekeeping duties. Unfortunately, surfaces with rust stains just do not clean, or so it seems. There is good news, though: you can find a variety of different cleaners to deal with this. Make sure, however; that you are using the adequate product for the surface that you want to clean. -Rust Stains on Countertops Bathroom and kitchen countertops, like every other area that is usually wet, are prone to have rust stains. Iron Out® will do the job, but remember to rinse the area when finished.…

There is no home on earth without at least a little clutter. It could be hiding in a closet or drawer, but it is clutter all the same. Unfortunately, people are often too busy to find time to put normal housekeeping chores in their schedules, including de-cluttering. Some areas that are more prone to clutter than others are: The living room table can easily be covered with remotes, cords, papers, drinks, and pens, among other items. Dining tables hold mail, phones, magazines, textbooks, crayons, kids’ paintings, and a whole lot more. The home office desk suffers no less with phone…

Every home has a lot of products and they often get shuffled around in odd locations. It can be difficult to find an item when you need it, not to mention the time consumption. Designating specific locations for specific items will not only get you organized, but will also save time when you need something. In addition, clutter will be significantly reduced. Your housekeeping duties will be easier since you will know what to do with what when you are cleaning up. You will also enjoy it because you will have time for the more important types of things in…

Don’t you love opening the door to your home and being enveloped in good smells? It’s like when you wake up first thing in the morning to someone cooking breakfast, the whole experience brings warmth and memories. The great news is that you can experience this all season long and well into the new year! Step #1: A Clean House. You can put out all the candles or potpourri you want, but if there’s trash or food in your house, you’ll only be temporarily masking odors. That’s not what smelling wonderful is about, so start with the house cleaning. If…

The holidays are full of traditions. Some are classic and shared by many people around the nation, but some are special, unique, and just for you and your family. Chances are, if you have traditions in your family, they are important to you and you make a point to include your traditions in your holiday celebration. Here’s an idea that will keep your house cleaning going during the holidays and get the whole family willingly involved in housekeeping! But Cleaning, a Tradition? It might sound strange at first, but if you break out the mop and dustpan as soon as…

There are constant expectations every day, from things your family needs to work requirements to things you feel need to be accomplished on any given day. Whether it’s cooking a meal, serving one more person, or the seemingly neverending cycle of house cleaning, there’s always something waiting to be done. If you find yourself rushing around until you finally fall into bed at night, it might be time to take a step back. Time for yourself is more important than you might think.

You might have some of the most interesting house cleaning tools sitting around your house and not even know it. These stealthy items serve dual purposes that might or might not be obvious. From handling those unpleasant odors to cleaning your toilet, here are three things you will likely look at differently from now on: Chalk Chalk is a great tool for removing moisture. Use this to your advantage by throwing chalk in pairs of shoes that aren’t smelling too swell, then just dump the chalk out before you put them on again. The chalk will counteract the moisture (and…

Do your groceries threaten to tumble out of your cabinet when you open the door? Are there things lurking at the back of your pantry you haven’t seen in a year? If you can say yes to either of these questions, you aren’t alone, but you might need some pantry therapy! Organization plays an important role in housekeeping. When you’re organized, you can find the things you need easily. It’s frustrating to look for something you know you have and be unable to find it, and you might waste money buying something that was sitting in your cabinet all along.…

Many people want to be just a little cleaner and more organized, but aren’t sure what steps to take or what habits to develop. Maybe it all just seems a little too overwhelming, and considering the busy life you probably lead, that’s fair. If the house cleaning is just too much right now, don’t hesitate to ask for a little help by hiring a maid service! In the meantime, here are four habits you can develop to make your every day life a little neater: Your Place If you’ve ever been late to work because you couldn’t find your keys…

When the bloggers at HGTV asked their Facebook followers to choose their favorite bedroom, the bright green one in the picture on the left was the winning choice. The designer explained her reason for each design element, and here we break those things down into steps you can use to make your bedroom into a colorful display. The Bed Designer Erinn Valencich commented that she sees the bed as the center of the room, so she started there. If you’re happy with your bed, take your cues from it. What color is it? What style? Is it ornate? Simple? Grand…

Dwelling on the germiness in your house probably isn't something you want to think about too much, but knowing where the germs are in your house is important so you can focus your house cleaning, and targeting germs is good for you and your family. It might be troubling and a little gross, but here are ways to chase away germs from three of the biggest culprits (and no, not your children!). Remote Controls From the TV remote to gaming console controllers, hands are constantly touching buttons, and with those hands come germs. The hard surface of the remote might fool…

Hardwood floors have a reputation of being tricky to clean, but it’s probably a lot easier than you think. The key is not to be careless. The next time you’re ready to do the house cleaning and finally tackle that hardwood floor, follow these simple steps from Real Simple: 1. Move everything out of the way. Furniture, accessories, baskets—anything on the floor needs to be moved out of the way of the area you’re about to clean. You probably won’t be cleaning your floors like this too often, so when you do you want to do it as thoroughly as…

More and more people are living in smaller and smaller houses to try to both save money and lessen their impact on the environment (and it sure makes housekeeping a lot easier!), and this has led to some small rooms serving big purposes. Whether you've turned a small room into a vanity or office or you have a naturally small bathroom or bedroom, there are things you can do to make the most of it. Tip #1: Think UP. When you find ways to draw the eye up, the room looks naturally larger. The easiest way to do this is…

Instill children with a desire to clean and teach them how to do it well when they're young, and you'll set them up to live cleaner, more organized lives in the future. How do you get small children excited about house cleaning, though? It's not as hard as you might think! Make Them Feel Like Grown-Ups Young children love to feel like they're doing something big, important, and helpful. By encouraging that, you'll give them a sense of importance when they help you clean. When you're ready to get them involved, this will help get them on the road to…

Making the bed is a pivotal part of a clean bedroom—it does a lot to pull a room together. If you're still making your bed like you did when you were a kid, though; it might be time to try something a little different. Here's how to make your bed look like it belongs in a magazine, and it won't even take any extra time! Start With Clean Sheets and Blankets It's recommended that you wash your sheets once a week, but most families tend to go a couple of weeks between washings. If you really want to have clean…

Carpet cleaning is a necessary part of house cleaning if only because it takes up so much floor space. A clean floor looks great, keeps odors at bay, and is an awfully nice place for your feet first thing in the morning! Taking care of carpets can be frustrating, especially if you have some stains you've tried to clean that refused to come up. Well, it's time to take that carpet back—and here's how: Deal With the Stains First This tip comes from blogger Jillee of One Good Thing, and it's a definitive solution for those otherwise impossible stains. This…

When you think of the reasons to clean your appliances, does saving money hit the top of your list? Style at Home thinks it should: clean appliances use less energy. It makes sense, but cleaning appliances probably isn't the highlight of your housekeeping chores, so here are a few tricks to clean two of the appliances from which you will receive the best benefits: Clean the Oven An oven full of grease, grime, and food doesn't heat as effectively as a clean oven, meaning it has to use more energy to make up for the deficiency. Here's how to tackle…

Every year, you put away your winter clothes and pull out your warmer weather clothes, but do you go through them when you switch them out? Most people have clothes they never wear filling up their closets! Fashion expert Maria Menounos offered her favorite suggestion for cleaning out your closet, and it's completely doable: as you go through your clothes, if you come across something you haven't worn in a year, immediately toss it in a to give or to sell pile. Don't try it on because, as Menounos points out, if you try it on you might decide you…

Everyone's hoping the weather will start to warm up soon, and with that warmer weather comes the desire for starting fresh, including at home. How do you usually handle spring cleaning? Are you a marathon cleaner, a family team of delegated responsibilities, or do you focus on just the most important tasks? If you aren't sure where to start with your spring cleaning, call maid services to get you headed in the right direction. You can also start working your way through these projects suggested by Better Homes & Gardens: Wash the Windows. Clean windows actually do quite a bit…

When you flip through home magazines or watch do-it-yourself shows on TV, decorating a house looks easy—and then you try it. It's not as easy as it looks! It is a part of housekeeping and making your home exactly the way you want it, though; so how can you have a stylish, decorated house without spending the money on a decorator? These four tips inspired by the most common mistakes should help! Measure the Doors...And Everything Else It's a sitcom classic: a piece of furniture that won't fit through a door. Unfortunately, there's some truth in this piece of comedy!…

For independent seniors who want to tackle spring cleaning, taking care of all the clutter and cleaning that needs to be done can sometimes be  If you want to clean but are a bit overwhelmed or worried about doing it on your own, here are some suggestions for making a big difference in no time.imposing. Bring in the Crew Independent doesn't have to mean alone! Recruit friends and family to come in together one day and help you clean top to bottom. It can be a great time to not only get the house clean, but also just spend some…

Floor cleaning can seem like a massive undertaking, especially if you have several different types of flooring in your house. However, knowing how to care for each type of floor will have a big impact on how easy—or difficult—it is to keep your floors clean! Good maid services have experience cleaning floor materials, so if you need help getting started, don't be afraid to call in some help. Once the floors are clean and you're armed with these tips, maintenance will be much easier. Wood Flooring When it comes to wood flooring, most of it is common sense, but there…

Many homeowners have been there at some point: you pick a color from a swatch at the hardware store, you buy the paint, you finish painting the room and discover that it doesn't look anything like what you thought. The truth is, picking color from a swatch is hard. The lighting in the store is different from your home and the area is extremely small compared to the area of your wall. That's why Better Homes & Gardens shared their method for getting the color you want by starting with swatches. Swatch Phase: Choose a handful of swatches you like…

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms to keep clean in the house—unfortunately, it’s also one of the hardest! How can you keep your kitchen clean every day without too much work? The trick is to create a few key habits that will make keeping it clean part of your every day life without much extra time or effort. Deep Clean Once a Week In order to maintain a clean kitchen, first you have to start with one! Let your maid services do the deep cleaning or do one on your own about once a week. The more…

Have you ever done a cleaning marathon? If you’ve ever done a one- or two-day full house clean, you know how challenging it can be. However, you can avoid the cleaning marathon by cleaning as you go. The problem with cleaning as you go through the week is keeping track of what you’ve done and what you haven’t and not getting sidetracked by other tasks. Having a cleaning schedule can change that, helping you stay ahead of the work and also stay focused on tasks. If you can get cleaning services to come a few times a month to do…

When you’re hosting a party, you want everything to be just right, and that includes the table you set for your guests. You spend time house cleaning, planning, and cooking—it’s easier to decorate if you already have a plan in mind. For your next party, keep these ideas in mind as you create your table décor. Make it easy but beautiful by falling back on classic artistic touches: “Leading Line.”Ashley of Sweetpea Lifestyle uses this photographic term to help create a table layout by creating a path for the eye to follow. In the image above, you can see a…

There are some unique cleaning and organizing tools out there. Maid services using backpack vacuums, homeowners erasing scuff marks on the floor with tennis balls, and smart parents using balled up bread to erase crayon marks on the walls are just a few examples. One of these unique tools fits easily inside the palm of your hand but manages to have hundreds of uses beyond its intended purpose. Ashley of The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking set out to find all of the many ways to put binder clips to work. Here are a few of the things she found:…

Have you ever noticed your carpet smelling a little less than fresh? Especially if you have kids and pets, it’s not unusual to find smells in your carpet you wish weren’t there. Unfortunately, smells in your carpet can permeate the entire house. Yuck! Having maid services keep the house clean goes a long way in preventing odors, but sometimes they crop up anyway. If you have a smelly carpet problem, this solution is fast, simple, and completely natural. The Mix You can buy carpet fresheners, but you don’t always know exactly what you are getting. Is it actually removing the…

Have you ever had something that inspired you and your design tastes? What if you took something that inspired you and ran with it? Done well, using the things you like as inspiration for your décor can put an extremely unique spin on your space. When it comes to housekeeping and décor, the goal is to make your home a place you want to be—how do you do that in your space? Inspired by Fashion To get some tips for creating a home design from something that inspires you, it helps to take a look at someone who has successfully…

Over time, your leather couch or chair is going to take some expected wear and tear. This can cause scratches and rough spots—especially if you have a pet. When claws meet leather, the result is usually not what you want! How do you restore your leather furniture? The solution is easier than you might think—in fact, you likely have the perfect housekeeping remedy in your kitchen already: olive oil. If you have some scratches and dings in your leather furniture, try this! Oiling Your Leather Furniture This trick basically involves oiling your leather, a technique that’s been around for a…

Have you ever wanted a water feature in your yard but didn’t want to pay a lot of money for it? There’s actually several do-it-yourself fountain designs, but some of them can still be costly or extremely difficult to put together. However, there is one that looks beautiful and is fairly simple in construction. This might be the perfect way to add a little water to your backyard! What You Will Need: 2 flower pots in different sizes, 1 medium plastic flower pot, a pump (available at your local hardware store) a drill, and decorative rocks. Optional: a brick, large…

A home is only as healthy as it looks, right? Unfortunately, that is not necessarily true. It can look really clean and comforting with everything you do like housekeeping, but can still be unhealthy. The air in the area is contaminated with pollutants and allergens. It may not be life threatening, but is still affective. It carries many contaminants and dust that can lead to sickness or allergies. You can't eliminate that, but you have the opportunity to control and reduce it.  Many of the illnesses develop from home. This is simply because the air quality is not as healthy…

Oftentimes, you work on a task like house cleaning or room renovations and just don't seem to have the lighting you need to properly complete the task. Why is that? In many cases, it is because you are trying to save money by reducing light. Using those 60-watt incandescent bulbs can really add up on your electric bill.  Have you ever considered fluorescent lighting or L.E.D. bulbs? Fluorescent lights consume a lot less energy than those old fashioned incandescent bulbs. L.E.D. lighting consumes even less energy than fluorescent lights and are growing in popularity.   Every single replaced incandescent bulb saves…

Moulding plays a huge role in every room’s visual appeal. You work hard at housekeeping to maintain that visual appeal, but things like moulding can hinder what you try so hard to achieve. Moulding can break, get cracked, get scratched, fall off, or many other issues and this affects the room’s look. If you feel that this applies to you, it may be time for a moulding upgrade. When shopping for moulding, there are several important aspects to understand, including material, finishes, and designs. Material: Moulding is available in several materials, like oak, pine, polyurethane, composite, etc. Each material has…

The kitchen is a very important room in your home. It’s where you make dinner to feed your family and it carries all the tools needed for preparing, cooking, and serving food. Keeping it organized is an important part of housekeeping and will certainly help prepare fast meals in your fast paced world. There are many things you can do, in addition to hiring a maid service, to make your kitchen more clean, organized, and easier to maneuver. To begin with, one of the most basic things you can do is arrange all your kitchen items to obtain more organization.…

With everyday living, there are many things that get used consistently and one of those things is known as fabric. When it comes to towels and rags that gets used every single day, the fabric used to make them represents the level of comfort and also represents the level of durability. On the other hand, curtains have fabrics that produce the level of durability and design it has. Fabrics are derived and created by spinning and weaving one or more materials together. Your jeans are from a fabric. Your couch is from a fabric. Your car seats are from a…

Frost-free refrigerators can make house cleaning quick and easy. At one time, before frost-free, mom had to empty out the fridge and prop open the doors to allow built-up ice to melt. This took several hours and she may have even used a fan to speed things up. This time-consuming job might have been necessary every two to three weeks! Thankfully, cleaning your fridge is nowhere near as burdensome thesew days. Spot cleaning The best time to spot clean your fridge may be after meals. Doing the dishes means available hot soapy water. So a quick visit to the fridge…

Cats are adorable and offer numerous hours of fun for the family but there are certain issues that make other people avoid having them. One argument that people use is the fact that having a cat inside the house can cause unwanted odor. However, instead of giving up the cat for adoption or avoid having cats inside the house because of the odor issues, there are ways to get rid of the smell that cats produce. 1. Using trusted odor eliminators Cat lovers swear by certain products that have helped them remove bad odor inside the house, products like Nature’s…

In my house, we always seem to run out of things right when we need them. This morning I had to use a dish towel to clean baby food off the table, because we were out of paper towels. Last night it was my lint roller that let me down. I used the last sticky sheet and my sweater needed more.  Pressed for time, I could not stop at Walgreens and buy another. Luckily I know a few tricks to remove lint in a fix. Depending on the fabric, I use packing tape. It is my go to replacement for…

Home improvement is important for many reasons. It will make the home have the heavenly effect of comfort and warmth every time the home owner comes back after a long day. In addition, a great home environment says a lot about the particular home owner. In effect, home improvement projects a positive image of an individual. Vinegar is a common cleaning agent in many homes. It has traditionally been put to many uses within the home environment. The uses of vinegar in the home range from cleaning surfaces to relieving insect bites. However, vinegar can serve several other purposes. The…

Aromatherapy is an effective way of relaxation. It is a perfect treatment that helps relieve stress. The use of essential oils extracted from plants is at the heart of this therapy. It is believed that the scent in the oils stimulates the nerves in the nose that send signal to our brain which affect our memory and emotion. Our home is a great and inexpensive place where we can truly relax. Using aromatherapy at home gives great health benefits. There can be two ways to use aromatherapy at home. 1. Inhaling Agents The diffusing effect of aromatherapy helps sets home…

Garage sales can bring a nice chunk of change to your pocket, or they can miserably fail. So what should you to when organizing a garage sale? The following tips should help you out! Set a Time First, you want to decide on how long the garage sale will last. Just one afternoon? Two days? This is up to you and depends on how much stuff you are trying to sell. A good rule of thumb for the length of your sale is to multiply the time it takes to set everything up by three, and use that for how…

Cleaning your fish tank and regular maintenance is very important. Fish as pets do not require special care, but for beginners is highly recommended to know the basics of keeping your fish tank cleaned. Daily maintenance and cleaning is really minimal. Observe your fish to get an idea if they look healthy and satisfied. Maybe this sounds silly or even stupid, but the reason why fish get sick is usually stress. Check your fish tank and be shore that you turned on your filters and lights and that they are functioning correctly. Once a week, check the pH and temperature…

The springtime is a great time to get organized and to focus on household cleaning tasks that might have fallen to the wayside throughout a busy year, but the idea of spring cleaning your home from top to bottom can seem overwhelming. Although you might picture yourself spending hours each day scrubbing and cleaning to try to get your home in order, it doesn't have to be that way. You can actually make a big difference in just 10 minutes a day. Why Dedicate 10 Minutes a Day? You're probably pretty busy, and you might not look forward to the…

Every person at one time or another gets bogged down with clutter and stress. The best thing you can do for yourself and family is take out some time every so often to eliminate the clutter and your stress level will thank you. The garage is a perfect example of where your clutter piles up without much effort. Of course before you know it the closets, junk drawers, dresser drawers and the like are so filled with clutter your stress level skyrockets and everyone suffers. There are several ways to deal with this accumulated clutter and stress. Simple steps that…

Have you been having serous allergies due to dust mites? Are you looking forward to getting rid of these pests? Look no more, dust mites are too small to be seen with the naked eye. They mostly die leaving their body parts in the air or droppings that can enter in our lungs casing irritation, allergies or serious health problems. The main cause of their spread is high humidity conditions that is why homes and human skins are a favorite. To add on, these pests live on mattresses, carpets, rugs and fabrics. Below are some of the best tips on…

Carpet cleaning is just like any home activity; you develop a routine and keep it going. Doing this will enable you to get great results that make your home feel amazing. Understanding the appropriate way to clean your carpet helps you save time because you will do it right the first time round. Below are ways on how to remove coffee stains from carpet. 1. Blotting is an effective method which can be used to remove coffee which has just spilled in the carpet before it dries up. It involves placing a cloth immediately on the carpet and blot as…

One of the most common health problems that more and more people are encountering with each passing day are allergies. Cold, sneezing, wheezing, asthma, skin allergies and food allergies, you can find every second person facing these problems. It may come as a surprise that most of the allergens are present right within our own home. Dust mites, pet dander, cockroaches and molds are some of the commonly found allergens in the home. Warm, wet, humid and poorly ventilated home environment is conducive to their growth. The best way to get rid of these allergens is by allergy proofing your…

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