Monday, October 13, 2008


You either like it or you don't. Yes it 's true, some people actually like to do laundry. Isn't that amazing? I have to admit that I don't dislike doing laundry, but I don't find it very exciting, nor do I always understand it.
When I first had to do my own laundry I simply threw everything in together and settled with lots of pink and purple clothing. Now I know to at least separate things into a few piles: whites, darks, mediums, and reds. We always have a separate red wash because my husband seems to have a thing for red socks.
Laundry is one thing that has to be done regularly. If you don't have a washer and dryer, you probably spend time at a Laundromat or hire someone to wash your clothes. But someday you'll have to do it yourself.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Super solutions for sinks and tubs.

- Rust stains can be a problem. Commercial rust removers do work. Wear rubber gloves with these though.

- Discolored porcelain can also be cleaned with this solution: Mix cream of tartar with hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Or mix lemon juice and borax. Scrub paste into stain rinse well.

- Is the tub yellowed? Rub it with a small amount of salt and turpentine, mixed to the paste. Rinse well.

- Grout between tiles can get really disgusting. Use a toothbrush or nailbrush to clean difficult areas. Dip the brush in bleach to get at difficult spot of mildew.

- A cleaner for grout: Mix 3 cups of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water to a paste. Scrub on grout and rinse off well.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

More Rooms,More Dirt!

Unfortunately, every room-no matter how little it is used- has to be cleaned eventually.
Some are easier than others. Areas that no one uses and those areas where there simply isn't much to clean are easiest. My long entryway just has to be swept. And there's the hall upstairs that just needs to be vacuumed and checked for cobwebs: there is nothing in it to clean. This is one reason why minimalist decorating become so popular.
Sometimes a room becomes a problem area when it is used for too many purposes, however. Disaster strikes when the television room is used for eating, playing, and reading, and remains of everything are strewn from end to end.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Attics are killers.I can't get into my attic very easily, so I never use it. In a way this is lucky because it keeps down the amount of junk we save and it's one less space to clean. Of course, if you have an attic it is probably filled with junk. Keep those treasures in neatly labeled boxes and the space will look neater. You may have to dust the place or sweep it once in a while if it gets out of control. Attics don't really have to be clean all the time. Only tackle them when you are in the mood to throw things out. Don't go upstairs when you are feeling sentimental-nothing will get done.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Just a tip...

If you have a shower door,scrub that too. If the door has a runner, clean it with a toothbrush and a cleaning formula like Fantastic. If this doesn't work, use a paint scrapper-move it back and forth inside the runner. This may be rather disgusting the first time you do it, but it gets easier each time. Don't rinse anything until you have finished the entire job.

Have a great weekend!

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Hi Guys!

I am back from summer laziness, so here we go again on:

Cleaning the toilet has got to be up there on everyone's list of "jobs I wish I didn't have to do." My motto is "Do it fast."
I have found that those cleaners you hang in your toilet do little more than color the water and are no substitute for scrubbing, unfortunately.
Toilets are usually made of vitreous china, which is easy to clean. Be careful when using toilet-cleaning products: read the directions and don't mix products willy-nilly, as they can produce dangerous fumes when mixed together.

Here is a very helpful video:

Thanks for your attention,
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008


When you feel your bathroom needs a big clean, start with the bathtub.
First clean the shower walls around the tub. Use a tile cleaner and a tile brush. Tile cleaner needs to sit a while before it works, as it's mainly a chemical action that gets things clean. After it has sat for the proper amount of time, start scrubbing the area where you first applied it. The brush works well because it gets into the grout between the tiles. There will be lots of bubbles on the wall, making it difficult to determine when you have removed all of the grime.

to be continued...

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