Tips to Simplify Your Seasonal Wardrobe Changeover

While we dread the onset of winter, the thought of getting to wear cozy sweaters, chic wool coats, and warm furry boots gives us something to look forward to. Sad though it may be to pack away the breezy linens, sundresses and flip flops, I always look forward to re-discovering my treasure trove of winter clothing every year. I [...]

How to disinfect high touch surfaces

When we use the phrase “high traffic area” when talking about our home, we usually think of places that get a lot of foot traffic. But there are also “high touch” surface areas, ones that get touched a lot.

Surveys have shown that many people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom, working around food or after coughing.  A [...]

How to clean tile grout in the bathroom

Tile on the walls of your shower can have a very dramatic look. I love how the Fixer Upper Show uses the different colored Subway tiles in all their renovations.  But when I’m watching them install it, I have a little voice reminding me that the grout is going to be a real job to keep clean.  Grout is [...]

How to clean and control mold

Almost every house has a little mold in it somewhere. Mold grows when you mix moisture and darkness. Mold actually uses your home’s plaster, drywall or wood as it’s food. And it destroys its food source as it grows. Address mold early, when tiny spots just appear, and remove it as soon as you find it so it doesn’t [...]

Getting the Kids Organized for School

Summer’s not yet over but in many parts of the country the school year has already begun. Here are some tips to help you get the kids organized for the school year well before the homework starts piling up.

Make space
Get started by making space for the new stuff that you know will come in throughout the school year. [...]

How to clean the garage

Summer is a great time to swim, grill and clean the garage. That’s right – summer is the best time to clean out and organize your garage. If you wait until the fall, you’ll be fighting with bad weather and falling leaves. So look at your calendar and set aside one afternoon in the next seven weeks which will [...]

Cleaning and conditioning wood furniture and floors

When was the last time you “fed” the wood in your home? In reality, we can’t feed any wood unless it’s still living as a tree. But the term refers to adding moisture to the finish of a piece of furniture. Your home’s climate, along with the amount of light, can dry out and damage the finish on your [...]

How to care for a swimsuit

With the official start of summer outdoor pools are starting to warm up enough to enjoy splashing around in the water.  It also means a look at how to care for your swimsuit so it will last through this season and beyond.  Without the right care, even a high quality swimsuit may not make it through one swimming season.  [...]

Lighten the {Laundry} Load

Are piles and piles of laundry loading you down? Here are a few quick tips to help lighten up your laundry load, so you’re not overwhelmed with piles of clean, wait, maybe dirty (who knows?!) laundry!

Get your laundry on a schedule.
Are you someone who waits and waits to do laundry until your only clean piece of clothing is [...]

How to clean pillows and bedding

Don’t you just love the feeling of clean sheets?  Crawling into a nice clean bed after a long day can be so relaxing.  When I was little, my mother ALWAYS washed our bedding on Mondays and Monday night was so much fun. I used to crawl into to bed and tell my mom the sheets felt “sugary”.  I’m not [...]