Category Archives: Cleaning Tips

A New Perspective, Part 2

A few days ago, I posted about gaining a new perspective on housekeeping.  After writing that, I started thinking that there should be a follow up.  A Part 2.  Because the opposite can happen as well. Let me explain.  How … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on Housekeeping

Have you ever sat at a red light and waited, and waited, and waited.  Like for 5 minutes sitting at that red light, while you get more and more frustrated at how LONG the light is?  Have you ever actually … Continue reading

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Homemade Laundry Soap–Updated Recipe

This week, I made a new batch of homemade laundry soap. Now, I know there are hundreds of recipes out there, and people have different opinions about ingredients and methods. I’ve tried a couple different recipes, but I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Mess is Best in Arts and Crafts — But Not in MY kitchen!

We all know that kids learn by mess and play. But trying to convince ME that “mess is best” in my kitchen is a bit trickier…3 ways to keep glue, paint, and glittery craft supplies clean while the little ones explore. Continue reading

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I Love this Shark Vacuum

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For many years I’ve been a Dyson user. I found it frustrating to use, but having been sold by Dyson’s pitch of being “the best vacuum in the world”, I was hesitant to settle for anything less. Well, when I … Continue reading

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A “Dry”, but Great Product

Perhaps you’ve started seeing them around…Microfiber Super Absorbent, Washable Dish Mats. I was skeptical. The dish towels I use seem to end up soaking wet and inevitably smell like mildew very soon after using them to dry things. My dish … Continue reading

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Saving the Back of Trampoline Owners

I’m hoping this will apply to those who don’t live in Denver. But, I know it’ll help out those who live nearby. Here in Denver, our winters are beautiful. We get snow, but it only lasts for a few days … Continue reading

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DIY Coat Rack

Fall is in the air and winter is just around the corner. In fact, here in the midwest, in the second week of September we already had freezing temps at night, which forced us to take out coats and hats … Continue reading

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An Easy Do-It-Yourself Tip for Stripped Wood

Have you ever found that a hinge or screw has come loose, only to find that the wood that it has been screwed into is now stripped and far too large for the screw? If so, here is my number … Continue reading

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Caked on Gunk–Gone?

I just came across the coolest thing I’ve ever seen which is a) a pan saver, b) a money saver, c) a time saver, and d) an earth saver. Does it get better than that!? My muffin tins and jelly … Continue reading

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