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 combine

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 a

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 the

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 the

How to clean pots and pans

Unless you’re an over achiever in the cleaning department, it’s a safe bet your pots and pans need some attention. It’s really not your fault if they have black burnt spots on their bottoms – the heat on your cook top gets so hot that even water can leave a burn mark.  According to the 2017 Cleaning Calendar & Checklists

How to Clean Glass Light Fixtures, Shelves and More

There are a few things that hardly ever get cleaned in your home, yet when they get forgotten, they make your home look neglected.  To make sure your home looks and feels cared for, take a few extra minutes to clean glass light fixtures and overlooked items at least every three months, or more often if you’ll be entertaining. Light

Microfiber for cleaning – what’s the big deal?

For the past twenty years I've been sharing the incredible value of microfiber for cleaning. But there are still people who don’t know about this “miracle” for their household cleaning, and if you're one, keep reading.  Microfiber can clean any surface with just water and leave it free from dirt, grease, smears, streaks or lint. It’s a great option when

Control clutter and control your health.

If your overstuffed closet, packed garage, littered desk or messy basement brings on feelings of stress – even suffocation – don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Clutter, to varying degrees, brings distress to many of us.  For some, clutter can feel “crushing,” almost to the point of no return, like it has taken over our lives. Even if our clutter is

Is your home a tad stinky? Use these odor control tips.

Is your home smelling a little stinky?  This usually happens during the winter. We close up our homes in October and don’t open them up again until April. That means we’re living with the same air for six months. If you’re smelling some unusual odors in your home, read on for a plan to help you control odors in your

Week 2 of the Holiday Cleaning Countdown

20-Day Challenge: Week 2 The Dining Room (Scroll to the bottom for links to other blogs in this Countdown Series, including a printable checklist.) The focus for our Holiday Cleaning Countdown is the three rooms you’ll use most when entertaining during the holidays. And this week the focus is the dining room. With one task per day, you’ll spend 7