Housework

Dog Ownership Can Be Messy….

October 21, 2014
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With a husband and a son with allergies, we decided that a non-shedding dog would be the right way to go for our family. Of course we fully realize that even non-shedding breeds still drop pet dander in the house, which is what triggers the allergies. But years of experience have also taught us two things: [...]

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How do you feel about “Spring Cleaning”? {FREE Printables!}

April 23, 2014
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I am seeing so many bloggers talking about their Spring Cleaning” projects- how they are tackling small things like dusting off those ceiling fan blades to larger projects such as de-cluttering entire rooms- all in the name of “Spring Cleaning”. And while the warmer weather does have me adding projects to my own to-do list [...]

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Do “Magic Erasers” Really Work?

January 21, 2014
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Our “new to us” home has some pretty scuffed up walls. Not just your typical “kids running their hands up and down the walls in the staircase rather than hold onto the handrail” marks, but “let’s slide down the banister and use our sneakers on the walls as brakes” kind of marks. Now of course [...]

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A Plan to… De-Clutter Daily!

January 16, 2012
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Today I am fortunate to be guest posting over at SITSGirls- offering my advice on a 5 Day Plan to Stay On Top of Housework! This plan gives you the low-down on how to stay ahead of the dust and dirt-removal game by spending just an hour a day on housework. But you can have [...]

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How To… Stay On Top Of The Housework. De-Clutter Daily!

January 11, 2012
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Today Ummmm… next Monday I will be fortunate to be guest posting over at SITSGirls (apparently reading a calendar correctly was not in my abilities today!)- offering my advice on a 5 Day Plan to Stay On Top of Housework! This plan gives you the low-down on how to stay ahead of the dust and dirt-removal [...]

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Wordful Wednesday: Sometimes You Just Gotta Scrub!

September 14, 2011

You know those jobs that you need to get to at some point around the house, but can never find the time or the motivation to tackle them? I have a LONG list of those jobs. But eventually, the time comes when you just can’t take it anymore! And yesterday was my day. The outside of [...]

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My approach to “keeping house”… Part 4: The Basement Dumping Ground!

January 14, 2011
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So what do you do with all of the stuff that you want to eventually get rid of, or is just “too good” to throw away?  In our house, it makes it’s way to our “basement dumping ground.” At least that’s what Steve calls it. The way I look at it, is that we are [...]

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My approach to “keeping house”… Part 3: Accumulating Stuff in the Kids Rooms

January 13, 2011

There are two areas in our house that can get the most “out of control” if we don’t stay on top of them- and they are the playroom and the kids bedrooms. Kids (or at least mine) don’t have a natural desire to put things away when they are done using them…. they just leave [...]

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My approach to “keeping house”… Part 2: Battling Clutter

January 12, 2011

A place for everything,. and every thing it its place….. My home can be spic-and-span clean with nary a crumb on the floor or a particle of dust to be found- but if there are piles of paper on the counter tops, toys scattered all over the floor, and coats and shoes left blocking the [...]

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My approach to “keeping house”… Part 1: Daily Cleaning Routine

January 11, 2011

Back in the day when I was a working Mama, I used to have a cleaning service visit my house once a week and take care of all of my housecleaning.  Three ladies would arrive every Wednesday with their bags of cleaning supplies and microfiber cloths and stay for two hours, working as a team. [...]

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