Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Winter Cleaning

Everyone has heard of Spring Cleaning. It’s tired, it’s old, and most of us don’t really do it anyway. The concept makes sense though, when the sun starts to come out again the house opens up. We pull back the curtains, open the windows, and….

see all of the dust that has been accumulating in places you swore you’d already cleaned.

I’m pretty sure that’s why Spring Cleaning is a thing. At least it is for me. Winter Cleaning is something different entirely. I hadn’t really thought to even put a name on it until I was talking to a friend and telling her that I wanted to reorganize the kitchen.

“Oh! Like Winter Cleaning! Why isn’t that a thing?”

“That’s a good point! Why isn’t that a thing?”

So now, we’re going to make it one. (Thanks Sabrina!)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

How to Clean Patio Furniture

I love spring; the longer days, the abundant opportunities to bbq, the sunshine, and the trees! Oh the trees!
This is the time to pull out all of the patio furniture that has been stored away for the colder winter months. Unfortunately, sometimes it comes out of storage looking not quite as pretty as when it went in. Since buying new patio furniture every year simply isn’t practical…(anyone else notice how expensive patio furniture is these days?), cleaning it up is a much cheaper endeavor. In the spirit of working smarter and not harder, here’s a few ways to get your patio furniture back up to par quickly so you can spend less time cleaning and more time barbequing!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

How to Clean Grease off Cabinets

It’s difficult to cook without grease going everywhere. Trust me, I know. Grease settles onto whatever surface it can find, leaving a sticky mess as it builds up over time. Add in some dirt and dust and before you know it, your cabinets are filthy. Buh. Though gross, and not really much fun, cleaning them up is easy. Just pick the method that is easiest and go!

Friday, December 28, 2012

How to Clean a Laptop

I don’t know about you, but my laptop seems to collect dirt and dust like small trophies. My screen proudly displays these small trophies over words I’m trying to read and pictures I’m trying to look at. Gross. Since I should probably do this anyway, here’s the scoop on cleaning up a dirty laptop…like mine.

How to Clean Popcorn Ceilings

There was once a time when popcorn ceilings were all the rage. Hard to believe, I know. Unfortunately, back then, this “desired” look was achieved with the use of asbestos. If your house was built prior to 1990, there’s a good chance that your popcorn ceiling contains this harmful chemical. That being said, it’s best to consult a professional and leave it alone. The best thing you can do is getting it removed, but don’t try doing it yourself. If your house was built after 1990 it should be safe to clean. Proceed with caution and don’t take any unnecessary risks. Most people aren’t looking at your ceiling anyway.

If you have determined that your popcorn ceiling is safe to clean: