If your towels smell nasty, don't throw them out! Use this simple solution to get them smelling fresh again.Read More
As many of you know I had a flower shop in town for over 11 years. With being an entrepreneur comes hanging on to company files, usually for a minimum of 7 years. I recently decided our basement was getting a little out of control. We have hand-me-down lamps we never used, craft supplies my kids are long over, and all these boxes and boxes of old company files.Read More
I think we can all agree that we have a love hate relationship with our garages!! They are like deep kitchen drawers. It seems there are so many things that perfectly belong in that space, but when you go to look for them they are nowhere to be found, clutter completely takes over.
I pride myself as someone who is organized and tidy, but year after year the garage wins. Donations pile up, sleds, shovels, gardening tools... all the other tools. It drives me bonkers to even park in there, walking past piles I know I don't have time to deal with right then.Read More
This week I was working with a client who was ready to sell her home and I noticed a stain on her laminate countertop. It wasn't huge and but small things like that can really deter a buyer. The first thing they will think of is the money they would need to pay on top of the purchase price of the home to replace the countertops. She mentioned it was from a cast iron pot... so a rust stain. I told her I had a few tricks up my sleeve and I would try to get it out for her.Read More
It's true, I love to throw a good party. This year I thought I'd do something a little different. Instead of the usual friends and family pitch in, I decided to invite my whole neighborhood. I enjoy a good deep spring cleaning and often I end up with a huge pile of donation items and old trash I need to get rid of. I had heard of the idea of sharing a dumpster before so I thought I'd expand that even more and get a dumpster for the neighborhood.Read More
The weather is starting to turn and with warmer temps comes different activities. Here in the Midwest spring is highly anticipated and people get anxious to get outside. I’ve put together a short list of things that you can do now to prepare for spring, so when it arrives, you can just enjoy it.
1. Clean cushions – Outdoor chair and bench cushions can get musty while stowed away over the winter. Its easier than you might think to freshen them up. Get an empty spray bottle and fill it almost to the top with hot water. Add a ¼ cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of dish soap to the water and shake it up. Spray, but don’t saturate the cushions and use a clean cloth to scrub off any surface mold or dirt. Now put them out in the sunshine to dry. After they are dry get another spray bottle full of white vinegar and lightly spray the cushions front and back and get them back out in the sun. The combination of the vinegar and the UV rays from the sun will kill the mildew and leave your cushions fresh and spring ready.Read More
Today I'm with Cheryl Smith with Consider it Done and she is giving us some tips and tricks on how to prepare for the holidays.Read More
Unfortunately, cleaning your home is something you have to do somewhat regularly. I can't say I have a lot of passion for cleaning, but I can say I LOVE A CLEAN HOME! Here are a few tricks I've learned from over the years that may just make your next cleaning a little less painful.
Baking Soda and Vinegar should be mainstays in your cleaning arsenal. Together these two supplies can rid even the nastiest of smells. Along with being heavy hitters against all kinds of messes they are also cheap when compared to other cleaning supplies. You can experiment with how you use them but here are a few ways they have worked for me in the past.Read More
Spring is a time for cleaning up and cleaning out. Purging well loved, but no longer needed items is one of my favorite things. I prefer only having possessions that are useful or bring me happiness.
At least once a year I go through all my stuff and make the call - is this really needed? This year was no exception. I went through my kiddo's rooms, the basement storage and my closets. I'm always surprised at how much ends up getting cleaned out; toys the kids no longer use, clothes they've grown out of and furniture and accessories our home no longer has room for.Read More