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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

How to clean curtains and window treatments

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 [...]

How to clean window blinds and shutters

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 [...]

How to Clean Summer Stains

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 [...]

How to choose the best vacuum cleaner for YOUR home

Someone I know has another friend who recently told my friend that she purchased the perfect vacuum and that my friend should buy one too.  Maybe it’s happened to you too. Before we even think about the type of floors our friend might have, we look up that vacuum up on the internet.  But since none of us have [...]

How to Clean Books and Bookcases

Warmer temperatures this winter have brought pollen out sooner than expected. May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, but if you or someone in your household is suffering asthma or allergy attacks, it’s probably time to do a deep cleaning targeted at removing the allergens than trigger these attacks. Pollen, dust, dust mites and pet dander are some of [...]