Clarity In The Cleaning

I know you are going to find this hard to believe, but there have been many times in my life when I have not been as happy as I could be. Life, as I’m sure you know, gets “lifey;” things happen for all of us whether it’s divorce, dead-end jobs or difficult dealings. It’s unfortunate that so many of these external factors wind up impacting our happiness. 

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!

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. 

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 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.