Archive for Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Does your carpet need a good cleaning?  Even in homes where everyone in the household is trained to take their shoes off before entering the house, the carpets can get dirty over time.  This is especially true in homes where there are children and pets like ours.  Our carpet cleaning tips are tried and true, even against the toughest messes. Thank you to Stanley Steemer for partnering to sponsor this post. …continue reading


Dust Free in Ten Minutes

Need your house clean for company coming?  Whether company is just dropping in or it’s a planned visit it can be a challenge to keep it dust free with a busy household.  There’s no need to worry though.  We’ll get it dust free in ten minutes or less even with kids and pets in the house!   Dust Free in 10 Minutes or Less At this stage in our life, …continue reading


Pet Cleaning Tips

Looking for a natural way to clean up after your pets?   These pet cleaning tips will save you time and money.  We’ve learned from experience! Pet Cleaning Tips About a month ago we added a new member to our family.  Meet Charlie!  He is an Australian Shepherd that is as cute as can be, that creates messes just about everywhere he goes.  We’ve quickly adjusted from being a no …continue reading


How to Clean a Shower to Sparkle

One of the absolute worst places to be dirty or grimy is a shower.  All too often it is one of the most difficult places to keep clean.  Especially when you’re dealing with hard water stains and soap scum.  It just naturally builds up over time.  In order to combat this, I have 5 specific tips on how to a clean a shower to sparkle. This may contain affiliate links. …continue reading


Laundry Made Easy

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. I received free product as well.  The opinions and text are all mine. Since our move to North Carolina our laundry situation has changed quite a bit.  There’s somehow more clothes!  Between Riley changing when she comes home from school to my change from workout clothes to real clothes so that I can get the girls …continue reading


Simplest Way to Clean the Garbage Disposal

We recently made our move down south and we are adjusting nicely.  We are especially loving the new house.  I have a little bit of secret though to share.  I’ve always had a thing against garbage disposals.  They just make me nervous.  The whole idea of grinding going on just below the surface of the sink doesn’t sit well with me.  I’m getting used to it though and I’ve quickly …continue reading


How to Clean a Shower Head

You might be starting to a notice a trend around here lately.  I have a tendency to overlook the everyday items that I just believe should naturally be clean.  Take for instance, my front loading washer.  It’s a washing machine for heaven’s sake.  It’s supposed to clean clothes so why would I ever need to clean it.  Well, we all saw how that turned out where I gave you a …continue reading


Closet Organizers

You’ve probably already noticed that I have a bit of an obsession with having clean closets.  When you have very little space though that can become a challenge.  Especially when you throw kids into the mix.  If there’s one area that I want organized, it’s definitely my closet.  There needs to be a place for everything, which is why I love this collection of Closet Organizers.  There’s simply a place …continue reading


How to Clean Front Load Washer

Do you have a front load washer or know someone that does?  Have you noticed something about your washer yet?  Might it be that your washing machine isn’t all that clean?  I have a sneaking suspicious that you’re most likely thinking, “How did she know that?”  Don’t bow your head in shame.  I know because I was there and I couldn’t believe that my washing machine that cost more 1k …continue reading


Outdoor Fall Cleaning Tips

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Rubbermaid but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FallFixUp” Can you believe that the Fall is here already?  It doesn’t feel like it here in NY.  It’s been at least 90 degrees here the last couple of days, which is crazy for this time of year.  We know that the cold months are …continue reading


Changing the Cleaning Roles

In a vast majority of households the cleaning roles have changed quite a bit.  In our house we make it a Family Cleaning Affair.  We’ve found that involving everyone makes it easier to feel responsible for the house as all of ours.  In order to do this though, we had to change our cleaning roles and tools. Changing the Cleaning Roles


Family Cleaning Tips

As you’ve probably seen I firmly believe in getting my family involved in everything from cooking in the kitchen to party planning for our next event.  When it comes to cleaning our house I put my best foot forward, but it often falls short.  I can absolutely not claim to be an expert when it comes to cleaning.  It’s just not something that I enjoy.  I’d rather do 100 loads …continue reading

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