Whether you’re hosting a few friends for a dinner party, or your parents are staying for a week, cleaning up for the holidays is a chore that seems to sneak up on us. With so much last minute shopping to do and office Christmas parties to attend… the last thing you want to do is bust out the deep cleaning gear once you get a minute to yourself at home. Here’s a list we hope can help you to prioritize the most “visible” areas of the home you should be sure to clean before your mother-in-law breaks out the white gloves… And while you're at it, be safe!
When it comes to cleaning, things can become mundane very quickly. No one really enjoys cleaning, but sometimes using a new product or a new method can really spice up your cleaning routine. I’m not talking about using lemons and vinegar. I’m talking about using very unique and out of the box ideas that seem to work. I want to preface this by admitting that I haven’t tried any of these techniques so please be cautious. Continue reading "4 Out of the Box Cleaning Hacks"
What’s your leaf removal strategy? A little clean-up every weekend, or one big leaf haul at the end of the season? Are you a rake person, or a leaf blower person? And who’s cleaning your gutters? It seems that throughout October and November, every time you blink there’s another layer of leaves and debris covering our lawns. Thankfully the weather across the country has been mild (if not downright unseasonably hot), and fall foliage is beautiful… because we’re sure spending a lot of time outside keeping our homes looking tidy! Here are some of our favorite leaf clean-up tips and tricks: Continue reading "Best Leaf Removal Tips and Tricks"
Cutting down on time, cost and effort around the home is essential to your sanity, we know. We compiled a list of our favorite house hacks found on Pinterest. When it comes to DIY cleaners, organization hacks, tips to managing food waste and more… we got you! Let us know what some of YOUR favorite ways to stay tidy are in the comments… enjoy! Continue reading "Our Favorite Pinterest Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier"
When life gives you lemons, you can make a whole lot more than lemonade! (Ask Beyonce!) There are a TON more uses for lemons than you may think. Whether it’s to make a special treat, to clean your home or amplify your beauty routine… lemons are deceivingly versatile! Continue reading "Surprising & Unique Uses for Lemons Around the Home"
We are bombarded constantly with new cleaning products that are supposed to change our lives. According to Statisticbrain.com, we spend $42 a month on household cleaning products. That may not seem like much, but that adds up quickly. If you want to save a few bucks, here are some quick homemade cleaner hacks: Continue reading "9 Homemade Cleaner Hacks"
Punxsutawney phil says we're in for another 6 weeks of winter - that means more snow days are ahead of us! You know those projects you always mean to do, but never quite get around to? Well, when inclement weather strikes and you find yourself home bound, it's the perfect time to tackle some cleaning and organizing tasks. Continue reading "Cleaning Checklist for Your Next Snow Day"
How are those New Year's resolutions holding up? Crushing it at the gym? Good for you! Saving money? Keep it up! Staying organized? ...Well, that one can be tough. But getting a jump start before you let yourself go another year wishing you'd have been more organized will be key. Continue reading "New Year, New You: Start the Year Off Right with These Organization Tips"
Whether it's a snow day or simply too cold to go outside, cabin fever can be a real bother in the wintertime! Bored? Don't rearrange the furniture again, get your creativity on! Adult coloring books are great, yes, but here is a list of DIY projects that will add some color and fun to your home during the dreary winter months. Continue reading "Beat Cabin Fever with these DIY Projects"
Pets in America seem to be just as an important part of the family as anyone or anything else. We include them in gift giving and of course, they are included on our family Christmas card. Most of us take extra special precautions to prevent disaster during the holidays. We hide exposed wires and place dangerous plants out of their reach. But what about when it comes to cleaning up after them? The holiday season can become a sort of second spring cleaning. Guests and family are passing through our home like subway traffic. You want your home to looks it’s best. Here are some quick hacks to make cleaning up after your furry family a little less hectic: Continue reading "Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners"