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Monthly Home Cleaning Checklist

Every season our homes tend to build up dust and dirt that we might not see immediately. While weekly or bi-weekly cleanings will keep your home looking clean regularly, it's the areas in your home that aren't always easiest to get to that will need seasonal care. For this reason, it's important to do a deep clean every month to

Organize Your Basement For Good

Often our basement becomes a dumping ground for all the items that don’t have a place in our main living areas. Tools, sports equipment, old toys, memorabilia and seasonal items have a way of piling up, especially when you have a big, open space to toss them in! You know what they say: “Out of sight, out of mind”. Whether

Cleaning Stainless Steel from the Inside Out

In the late 1960s and into the 70s, the favorite colors for our appliances were earth tones which really meant they were different shades of brown. You would find kitchens with Avocado Green, Harvest Gold or Almond appliances. In the 1980s, black fronted appliances became the rage. The black shiny surfaces were very difficult to keep clean and showed every

How to Clean Cast Iron, Wooden Cutting Boards, & More

After years of trying to clean those “hard to clean” kitchen items, I’ve found that it’s really not the technique but the tools that make the task easier.  Things like cast iron or wooden cutting boards have been around for hundreds of years but just recently technology has caught up to make them easier to clean.  Let’s look at some

Summer Packing Tips

Summer is here and that means vacation – yay! Whether you’re off for a long weekend, or the whole summer, you can’t go anywhere until you pack. I know it’s daunting – no one really wants to have to pack. But, you’ll enjoy your vacation more if you pack smart. There’s a lot to consider when determining what to bring:

Organizing Children’s Sports Equipment

If your kids play sports, then you know how much gear goes along with it. There is a variety of items needed for each sport; clothing, pads, helmets, gloves, balls and more! If you have more than one child and they play more than one sport, you may feel inundated with equipment. Most of us have experienced getting to the

How Often Should You Clean Bedroom & Bathroom Items?

Ever since it was reported that Oprah has clean sheets on her bed every day – the rest of us wonder if that’s the standard we should be striving to achieve.  If we had a staff like Oprah, we could have our sheets, towels and even our shower curtains changed daily. Sheets and towels absorb sweat, dead skin cells, body

Downsizing for Your New Home

Downsizing is a major life transition and can be an emotional process for you and your family members. Whether you’re an empty nester moving out of your longtime family home, or just looking to minimize and simplify your life, a little preparation can help you with the downsizing process. Planning and organizing will help you fit everything you need into

Treating Common Springtime Stains

Battling stains can be very expensive if you don’t take the proper steps to remove them. It’s not the stain removal that’s expensive, but the damage done to the clothing if it’s not done properly. Using the wrong product to remove a stain can do damage to the fabric and also set the stain. Here are a few things to

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Healthy Body|0 Comments

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks – Cleaning Your Stovetop

The stove has been called the “heart of the kitchen”, mainly because it’s where most of the family meals are prepared. Keeping your stove’s cooktop clean should be a priority.  Built-up grease and food debris can cause smoke which can damage the surrounding walls or even worse, start a fire. Let’s look at a few tips that will keep you