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 [...]
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.
Get started by making space for the new stuff that you know will come in throughout the school year. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Some of the places we never think of cleaning are those that we can’t see. Like window treatments – when was the last time you looked at your window treatments? I mean really took a close look at the fabric on those curtains and draperies. If I’m right, there’s probably a film of dust and dirt that hasn’t been [...]
Blinds and shutters are the perfect accents for your windows. To keep them looking as nice as the day they were installed, clean them on a regular basis. The secret is all in the frequency. A light dusting once a week will keep shutters looking brand new. But skip a few weeks, and the dust will build up and [...]
Along with the sunshine, warm temperatures and (slightly) relaxed pace we also greet a set of summer stains along with the summer solstice. Not all stains can be treated the same way so don’t reach for the stain stick unless you know what’s in your stain. Here’s a rundown on how to handle the TOP 10 summer stains PLUS [...]