Recy-cleaning

It’s easy to get trash bag-happy when giving your home a clean sweep, but hold off on that dump run! You just might be wasting money and meanwhile making unnecessary waste. There are many ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose common household items you might otherwise be throwing away.

Don’t You Forget About Me

A top to bottom deep house cleaning is an ever-elusive thing of beauty in my eyes, but but it’s always good to have goals — #housegoals! That being said, it was no surprise to me that there are many common areas and items around the house that many of us don’t regularly (if at all) clean. So here it is — I give you the Top 40 of things you may be forgetting to clean…but shouldn’t!

The Dish On Dishwashers

It’s a cleaning machine so why does it need to be cleaned? Seems somewhat nonsensical but you should know that regularly cleaning your dishwasher is one simple way you can extend the life of the appliance while making sure your dishes really are getting clean.

Going Green

If saving the planet isn’t enough to convince you to put down that bleach bottle or abrasive bathroom cleaner, consider this not so fun fact: household cleaning products rank #2 on the list of most common poison exposures according to the National Poison Control Center’s 2017 annual report. 

Fixture Fixes

Ever walk into a room and wonder “why’s it so dark in here?” The answer may not be in the quality of your lighting but rather the quality of cleaning. No shame in admitting it, many of us selectively ignore light fixtures which can be challenging to clean — especially delicate fixtures such as crystal chandeliers or globed items. 

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.