How to clean table linens

October marks the start of the entertaining season. Nothing makes entertaining easier than having all your tablecloths, table runners and cloth napkins cleaned and ready for use.  Knowing how to clean table linens and store them correctly is the key. Washing Start by knowing exactly what material your table linens are. Fifty years ago you could assume your table cloth

Deep Cleaning the Kitchen – Part 2

Deep cleaning the kitchen is a large undertaking with many smaller projects that need your attention.  Try to break down this deep cleaning project in to smaller bites so you don’t become overwhelmed.  That's why we used two blogs to cover how to deep clean the kitchen and everything in it. If you missed Part 1, click here. How to

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 very

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 create

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 be

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 furniture.

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.  Here

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 sure

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