How to Guard Against Theft by Your Maid Service or Cleaning Company

By | 2018-04-12T14:11:39+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

There is no worse feeling of betrayal than to find that someone you have invited into your home and trusted with your possessions has stolen from you. That’s what it’s like when you realize your cleaning service has violated your faith in them by stealing. How do you guard against theft? There [...]

Conquering the Clutter: 4 Foolproof Approaches to Spring Cleaning

By | 2018-03-30T14:32:17+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Do you struggle with clutter in your home? As you think about spring cleaning this year, getting rid of all the extra stuff that you don't need can be much easier using one of these four approaches. Shock & Awe—Discard everything that doesn’t “spark joy.” Designate a “home” for everything. Tidy by [...]

How to Dust

By | 2018-04-12T14:17:49+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

As I’ve mentioned before, regular dusting is essential to both prolong the life of your furniture and to remove allergens. You want a cloth with a fuzz or nap because dust adheres best to these. A clean, washable cloth of soft cotton, like a well-worn dish towel, a piece of flannel, cheesecloth [...]

How to Vacuum

By | 2018-04-20T10:13:08+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Dust bunnies sound cute, but they are made up of some icky stuff. Besides the dirt tracked in off your shoes, dust bunnies contain the corpses and feces of dust mites, body parts of insects such as cockroaches, beetles, ants and spiders, human and animal hair and skin cells, nicotine and tobacco [...]

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

By | 2018-03-15T16:58:09+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

If you have ever tried to fold a fitted sheet, you probably ended up with a wrinkled mess that you ended up stuffing in your linen closet. Fortunately we have a simple, easy way to fold a fitted sheet. It takes almost no time, and the end result is a perfect rectangle [...]

You’re Doing It Wrong! How to Clean Your Fridge

By | 2018-04-23T15:37:24+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Yes, it can be a dreaded and arduous task, but if you do it once every two to three months, and wipe up spills between cleanings, you will feel proud about your refrigerator. Here's how to get your fridge to sparkle: Make a solution of one-quart warm, soapy water with four Tablespoons [...]

What You Can Do Indoors to Reduce Outdoor Air Pollution

By | 2018-02-14T11:40:34+00:00 February 14th, 2018|

Air pollution is at an all-time high, and changes have to be done in order to reduce it. It causes negative changes in our climate and has negative effects on our health. These changes can and have to start small, from us, our homes and our living habits. There are many things [...]

No Stress Ways to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

By | 2018-04-20T09:59:26+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

Although it seems like garbage disposals are self-cleaning, occasionally you can probably detect an odor coming from the sink area, which means it’s time to do a little cleaning. It’s always best to read and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for cleaning your garbage disposal. If you cringe at the thought of putting [...]

5 Ways to Protect Your Family During Flu Season (infographic)

By | 2018-03-15T16:12:51+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

1. Get the Flu Vaccine According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others." 2. Stay Away from People If you have to be around a crowd, try [...]

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