Zen And The Art Of Meditative Cleaning

Let me preface this by saying that cleaning — in and of itself — is not necessarily my idea of finding bliss. I know I’m far from alone on this one. We push through loads of laundry, folding and furiously vacuuming, sweeping — sweating — in a futile attempt to get to some forever-out-of-reach finish line.

Bathroom Safety For Dummies

Full disclosure, I have entitled this blog “Bathroom Safety for Dummies” not to be insulting but rather in keeping with my own personal experience. I, myself being said dummy, took a nasty and yet easily preventable fall in my bathtub recently after slipping on an unsecured shower mat. 

Clean Your Home And Your Headspace

I am a procrastinator by nature. If there’s a big job looming large for me, guaranteed I’ll find a half-dozen other less-pressing but suddenly super important things to do instead. Typically those “other things” involve cleaning, which ironically I might avoid any other day of the week. 

Clean Your Way Fit

Housework for many of us is a necessary evil that interferes with so many other “I’d rather be…” you fill-in-the-blank options of choice. My “I’d rather be” is almost always working out, which is to a fault as my housekeeping over the years has suffered during bouts of marathon training and some serious spin class sessions.

Fear And Loathing In The Laundry Room

It never fails. I see the mesh hamper gradually filling and OCD sets in. I just can’t let it reach the top! So, time to toss in a load — but there’s no room for the hamper-full…uggh, that means two loads! Now I have to empty the dryer because yesterday was change-the-sheets day, making room for the first load of wash, in anticipation of the second. Wait, wait — what? 

Fight The Flu With Combative Cleaning

While the flu shot and vigilant handwashing are your frontline defense in smiting seasonal sickness, maintaining healthy home hygiene is just as important in the fight against the flu, cold and other viruses.

Fight Fumes And Fire

Carbon monoxide doesn’t clutter your closet or dirty up the dishes. But when it comes to keeping a clean and safe home, air quality counts. Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Fall Back Plan

Summer cleaning — if I’m being honest — is just a step above non-existent at my house. The longer, sunny days seem to effortlessly melt away at the beach or poolside with the kids, hiking, picnicking, attending parties and — all too often — sneaking off for an evening ice cream cone.

Clean And Lunchable

There’s danger lurking around the school lunchroom and not where you might be expecting it (cue ominous-looking lunch lady in hairnet). No, this danger comes cutely packaged under the cover of Little Ponies and LOL Dolls, Transformers and Ninja Turtles — it’s your child’s reusable lunch bag, or box if you’re old school.