Tips

How To Clean Your Dishwasher

Sometimes the appliance that does the cleaning needs to be cleaned itself. Dishwashers do some heavy lifting in the cleanup arena. An average family runs their dishwasher once a day. With all that use, the dishwasher can build up with grease, food, and even soap scum. This valuable piece of equipment needs some TLC on a regular basis to help

Creating an Organized Office Space for Working from Home

An organized home office is a key to your success! Whether it’s an entire room or a corner of your kitchen, a home office is more than just an office – it’s the command center of your home and life, and maybe even business. It might be home base for everything from bill paying to party planning to conference calls

Organizing the Seasonal Switch to Fall and Winter

Here in Boston, we're getting our first taste of fall weather. There’s a chill in the air and winter is coming soon. Whether or not you welcome this change, it always seems to happen quickly and can easily catch you off guard. The cooler temps mean it is time to switch out your summer clothing and gear for your fall

How To Deep Clean Your Kitchen

I don’t know about you but I spend most of my time trying to keep my kitchen clean and clutter free. I’m doing things like; putting things in the dishwasher, picking up papers on the counters and constantly vacuuming up dog hair.  Deep cleaning?  It’s not on my radar. Let’s look at some of the places in the kitchen that

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