“Hi!” I say to you as you walk through my yellow front door. “So good to see you! Come in. Have a seat. We have so much catching up to do.” I want to hold your eye contact to prevent you from looking around, but I can’t. It’s inevitable. I can practically see the
Unexpected guests? Friend in the neighborhood? Date go unexpectedly well? When you have a less-than-presentable house and exactly five minutes to clean it, race through these six tips as quickly as you can: 1. Clean the toilet. Give it a quick spray with cleaner
Shhhh… did you hear that? That was the collective sigh of relief from parents all over the country. School is back in session. Thank goodness. As life settles into the new normal, it’s important to get a grip on as much as you can as the school year picks up speed.
Hours of sunshine and gentle winds make for some beautiful memories in the summer, and that’s just the start of it. Now is the time to take advantage of all that free energy (I’m talking about the sun and having kids at home) and see how using a clothesline can really
Is there anything like the sights, sounds, and smells of back-to-school season? The first crack of a brand new notebook, laying out that inaugural outfit, smelling the slightest tinge of fall in the maple leaves—all signs that a new season of regularly scheduled
Readers of this blog know that occasionally I find myself needing to confess something publicly. Like how I feel about window washing. And how I really feel about spring-cleaning. Today is another one of those days. I’ve stopped folding underwear. It was a
Sunscreen is a summer essential that essentially can get everywhere. Aerosol and cream-based sunscreens can make tile floors dangerously slippery, hardwood floors hard to clean and can create lasting (and greasy) memories on carpet, clothes and upholstery. The next
With many of the nation’s schools starting up classes in early to mid-August, a brand new school year is right around the corner. And, for families with kids, the start of a new school year comes with more fervor, goals and dreams than anything that could happen come
We get it. Hiring a cleaning service can be a tough decision. We’re not even talking about our regularly scheduled services, although we obviously do those, too; we also provide “one-hit-wonder” services all the time for special situations, like the ones below. Do any
You knew this would happen. As soon as the weather warmed up, they arrive in swarms, making you uncomfortable with their constant interference in everything that would ordinarily be so peaceful—picnics, outside parties, ball games and lakeside fun. As if their
I’m going to tell you all something I wish I would have learned years ago, a lesson so important that I sometimes wish I would have tattooed it backwards on my forehead so I would be reminded every time I looked into the mirror.** Here it is: There’s nothing wrong
Poor indoor air quality due to mold can impact the health of everyone in the home. Symptoms are wide spread and can be serious, ranging from allergies to
There’s a reason why our “How to Get Fingernail Polish Out of Carpet and Fabric” post is a popular one, and it’s not because it’s the cool thing to do. Accidents happen. Especially when it comes to drippy nail polish and its bright pink hue. So what’s a gal to do
We know the challenges of getting—and keeping—a house clean, and we are constantly pinning our favorite cleaning tips, hacks and sanity savers on Pinterest.
Laundry. Whether you love it or hate it, chances are there are times you wish you could go to bed and wake up with it all washed, dried, folded, and put away. (You mean I should have wished for something else on my last birthday?). While I can’t bring enchantment to
We knew this time was coming. After a brutal winter of snow days, bitter temperatures, and blustery winds, warmer temperatures are arriving, and with them, stark reality.
If you have one—or several—young, budding artists in your home, you are probably blessed with an abundance of authentic, original, hand-signed pieces of incalculable
Ceilings are often referred to as the “forgotten fifth wall”, but no more! Distract your guests between house cleanings with the newest trend in home décor! Make your ceiling (not your stacks of paperwork and randomly placed socks) the focus of the attention.
Growing your own herbs is rewarding work. Their bright leaves impart an effortless happiness to windows, their scents are naturally soothing, and their tastes, well, are downright life affirming. Here are a few of my favorite herbs based on their ease to grow and
Washers and dryers are the dynamic duo that keep you and your family clothed, so, like every other relationship in your life, you’ll need to give them some love on occasion to keep them humming along. Remember: Safety first! Make sure to unplug these appliances