Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing… Continue Reading
Pets can be messy. Stains, smells, fur... sometimes it feels like a losing battle. But today we have a list of invaluable tips for keeping your house clean with pets. You won't want to miss this one! Click through to get your free… Continue Reading
Someone (my father-in-law?) once told me there's a difference between dirty and disorganized. And while that seems sensible (a messy bathroom is annoying, but a filthy bathroom is just gross), I can't help thinking one thing usually leads to another.
So, to help you keep your junk organized, and therefore make it easier to actually clean the spaces that junk might otherwise obscure, we're offering you a free downloadable cheat sheet to help keep your home ordered and clutter-free. Read on to get… Continue Reading
My name is Lexy and I'm a clean freak. They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. And I have one. I like things to be spotless. Problem is, I'm getting so busy with work and a new baby that I can't keep up with keeping my house in pristine condition. I used to spend every Saturday deep-cleaning my home and now that I don't have the time to do that, I had to build a few daily habits to help me achieve that… Continue Reading
Stop Wasting Money on Cleaning Products: Make 4 Simple DIY Cleaning Solutions (with Free Printable Labels!)
Over the last month I've been experimenting with making my own cleaning solutions. I was skeptical about the effectiveness of a homemade, natural-ish cleaner, but given the amount we were spending each month on 'green' cleaning products, I thought it was worth a go.
The good news is that I've discovered four recipes that are easy to put together and good at getting the job done. Below are a collection of recipes. And, pretty… Continue Reading
Because you can close the door to the pantry, it's easy to ignore it. But there's something very satisfying about organized food (for me anyways). So today I'm going to pass along my tips and tricks for giving your pantry a stylish… Continue Reading
Every now and then I'll run across a closet organizing idea that's just genius - simple, smart and ridiculously obvious. I'm sure you've had these moments, right? I call them the "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. Well here they are, all in one place, for your organizational… Continue Reading
Cleaning products can be expensive. And let's face it - many store bought varieties have toxic chemicals in them. So why not make your own natural cleaners at home? They're super simple to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients right in your pantry or under the sink. To take the guesswork out of it, we've rounded up ten of our… Continue Reading
There isn't always time to clean your house from top to bottom. In fact, there's hardly ever time for that. But recently, we've been using this system - it's fast and it works. It's the perfect way to prep for guests or company, or to put your life back in order so you can focus on what really… Continue Reading
Sigh ... cleaning. Sigh. My wife complains that when she asks me to help with cleaning she usually just finds me walking around from room to room with a dustpan in hand, trying to figure out where to start. Though I'll admit this is at least fractionally proscrastinative, it's also due to the overwhelming nature of the job. Where should I start!? What should I do!?
If you have that problem too (and even if you don't), we have a great cheat sheet to offer today. It's a free, downloadable PDF that will get you cleaning as quickly and thoroughly as a maid. You'll be like the Michael Jordan of cleaning, while I'll still be wandering around like Eeyore. Read on to find out how to get… Continue Reading
I love a clean house. That means that I clean or straighten up something every day. A quick wipe down of a bathroom sink, a speed dust-mopping. You get the idea. So you can imagine what happens when company is coming over. I go into hyper-drive. I do all the stuff that's expected, but I also do some things that I wouldn't necessarily… Continue Reading
I enjoy having guests at my house, but I don't love all the prep that goes along with hosting. So I've assembled 8 essential tips for whipping your home into shape so you don't waste your whole day preparing, and your guests feel welcome… Continue Reading
We've been talking about organization all month, and the bathroom is one of the hardest rooms to find extra space - but it's also super rewarding once it's done. Here are some tips for curbing the… Continue Reading
If you have lots of clutter, this is usually a good indicator that you have more stuff than your space will allow. Which means that it's time to pare down. So I'm here to help you reduce your stuff by 10% in just one weekend. Read on my… Continue Reading
With all the craziness of the holiday season, I've been ignoring the massive piles of mail and paperwork that have accumulated on my desk. But now that I finally have some time, I'm doing a massive makeover. Here are some expert tips on how to create an effective (and pretty) filing… Continue Reading
If you're like me, you've used every excuse in the book to not take your holiday decor down and store it away. Whether you are too busy or too stressed, we are two weeks into the new year and that stuff needs to be put away! … Continue Reading
It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading
Most of us are guilty of it.... holding onto things that we shouldn't. Also known as clutter. I'm in the process of culling through my closets and shelves in an effort to organize my space, so I thought I'd share some tips so you can do the same for your home. Here… Continue Reading