The“I Hate House Cleaning!”
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Where Are My Gloves? 10 Common Spring Cleaning Mistakes
Do you like to clean?
Hmm. I can probably guess your answer.
Most people find cleaning a necessary evil and even for
those of us who get a certain amount of satisfaction out of this ongoing chore, we want the process to be quick, efficient and effective.
If you employ a spring-cleaning ritual each year, you especially want the task to go smoothly. Here are some common cleaning ‘mistakes’ that can slow you down or even be downright dangerous. [Read more...]
There’s no point in doing a job if you can’t do it right – and you can’t do it right if you don’t have the essential house cleaning tools that you need! A plumber cannot fix a leak without his tools and you cannot clean your house without the proper household cleaning tools. Buying better quality cleaning tools is your best bet, they usually work better and last longer.
Here are the essential house cleaning tools to keep on hand:
A good Vacuum is a number one must-have for every household. I prefer the bagless upright type. Vacuums are expensive, be sure to buy from a name you trust. If you’re not sure, ask friends and family about theirs. Offer to vacuum a room in their home so that you can test it out!
Ah Yes! The house is a mess…again! Why do I even bother attempting the impossible? I’ll tell you why I do it. For one thing, I don’t like living in a mess. Another reason is that people tend to show up unexpectedly.
That last reason alone is enough to get me to make sure that the path to the bathroom is cleared of rubble and that the bathroom itself is clean with smells of pine.
If your house is a mess… again, here are ten (10) house cleaning tips to help you out. [Read more...]
How to Look Good for Drop in Guests
You’re lying on the couch in your living room, in one of your husband’s old t-shirts and a pair of baggie sweatpants, watching last night’s taped episode of Desperate Housewives, when suddenly – the phone rings. You don’t recognize the number on caller ID and you make the mistake of answering it. It’s your long lost best friend from the sixth grade. She’s in town and she just happens to be in your neighborhood. She’ll be over in 10 minutes, and your house is a MESS.
So, how do you clean up for unexpected guests in 10 minutes or less?! [Read more...]
If you ask any woman what her least favorite room of the house to clean is, she will probably say the bathroom.
The bathroom is usually small to begin with and is often over crowded making the job that much more arduous. Cleaning toilets, sinks and tubs and getting to the little nooks and crannies where the “gunk” thrives can be awkward. The sights and smells of a dirty bathroom, a nightmare. But it has to be done, and with regular upkeep, it doesn’t have to be an awful experience.
The most important rule of cleaning any room in your home, the bathroom included, is to not let it get “out of hand” or too dirty in the first place. Get your kids, your spouse (and yourself!) into the habit of cleaning up as they go along. The sink, the tub and the shower should all be rinsed after each use. Insist that used towels and dirty laundry are not permitted to linger in the bathroom for days on end, that they must make their way to a hamper or the laundry room before bedtime. This way you won’t be bombarded by a weeks worth of wash when it comes time to clean the bathroom. [Read more...]