Dish soap is one household cleaner that I have not been able to replace with a natural or DIY homemade cleaner — and I don’t think that will change for a while.
You see, along with washing our dishes, we use dish soap for SOOOO many different tasks in and around our house. If you’ve never tried using your dish soap for anything other than dishes, you’re totally missing out!
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t necessarily love cleaning and organizing… but still wants a neat and organized home, you’ll definitely want to read these 5 simple habits I’ve learned to help prevent clutter build-up in my home.
It might not seem like much now, but these simple habits have completely transformed the way I live my life and how I feel about my space.
Even though I don’t particularly love carpeting, I get SO many questions about the “best” way to care for carpeting, how to clean it, how often to clean it, what type of carpeting to buy, etc. etc.
So while I’m not an expert on carpet, I thought I’d share what I know and how I care for my carpets… and then leave the comments open for you to share your carpet tips and knowledge.
When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If you can’t remember — it’s probably about time!
Today, I’m sharing my favorite DIY makeup brush cleaner I’ve been using for years. There are only 2-ingredients and it takes less than 5-minutes!
I’m excited to gush about one of my new favorite online shopping destinations that has helped me simplify my busy life and keep my home clean — ePantry.com.
Oh yeah… and they are offering free goodies to ALL of you!
Based on the number of email questions I get, I’m assuming stinky towels is a pet peeve (or at least mildly annoying) for many of you.
Thankfully, I’m a semi-obsessive towel-washer with an acute sense of smell — so I have a BUNCH of ideas for those of you with not-so-nice smelling towels!
It is no secret that almost everything I buy is used — and since the items can often be dirty, I always wash everything before I use it.
I was originally intimidated by washing larger items like strollers and bike trailers — but I soon realized these items were super easy to clean up. And they honestly look brand new when I’m finished!
Over the past 3+ years, I’ve shared a number of DIY cleaning products here on the blog; however, I’ve never shared a recipe for DIY laundry detergent because I couldn’t find a recipe I actually liked.
That all changed a couple months ago — so today, I’m sharing my new favorite DIY laundry detergent. It works fabulously, it’s really easy to make, it’s quite frugal, and it makes a huge batch!
Have you ever noticed a gross smell coming from your sink — or, more likely, from your garbage disposal?
Today, I’m sharing a SUPER simple recipe for garbage disposal cleaning tabs that’s basically free and uses ingredients you most likely have in your pantry!
Several weeks ago, I shared a post about my time management rule of “doing it NOW”. That post generated a lot of emails questioning how I could possibly “do it now” all the time with a toddler, an infant, and an at-home business.
Today, I’m sharing my answers to those questions.
Ever since we finished our kitchen renovation I’ve gotten lots of questions about our butcher block island counter top.
So after almost 2 years of caring for our butcher block counters, I feel like I’m finally able to answer some of those questions.
For those of you who like doing a big deep-clean in the Spring (or for those of you who don’t necessarily “like” it but do it anyway) here are a few of my favorite homemade DIY cleaners.
They are all super easy to make using simple ingredients you most likely have in your cabinets right now.
As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.
Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite cleaning posts — homemade cleaners, tips to save time on those dreaded household chores, laundry how-to’s, and more!
Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. I honestly DON’T do much traditional “spring cleaning” at all — at least not in the Spring.
Instead, I have more of a “do whatever needs to be done, whenever it needs to be done” cleaning mentality and actually try to do most of my deep cleaning in the winter months. I’m explaining my reasoning in today’s post!
What would you say if I told you we only have 1 set of sheets/blankets per bed — and (get ready to be shocked) only 2 bath towels and 1 hand towel for each of us?
Today, I’m sharing my minimalist approach to linens, and how it saves us TONS of storage space.
Have you ever dreaded cleaning your oven — particularly this time of year after lots of holiday cooking and baking?
I can totally relate — which is why I’m excited to share a new (super easy) oven cleaning product with you today!
I’ve been using various Unger products for several years now (in the home and in the garage) and have no complaints. Their products are super high-quality, affordable, and ascetically pleasing in their bright, cheerful colors!
So I’m super excited to be partnering with them again — sharing some of their new products available at Target — AND offering a prize package giveaway valued at over $100 to a few lucky readers.
I’ve blogged a lot about laundry over the years — but never-the-less, it’s still one of the MOST common categories I receive questions about on a weekly basis.
And while I’m thrilled that you think I might be some sort of laundry guru, I must be honest and admit that laundry is one of the household chores I’m MOST relaxed about. In fact, when it comes to laundry, there are several things I DON’T do that have drastically helped me to simplify this otherwise time-consuming household chore!
When was the last time you checked your dryer for lint? And I mean more than just clean the lint on the removable lint trap.
If you want to see some really gross pictures of all the lint that was piled up in our dryer (and read how I cleaned it up), keep reading!
I’ve talked about my lack of cleaning routine in the past, but since the warm days of summer are just around the corner (and no one wants to waste them inside cleaning) I thought it might be a good time to share my super simple speed-cleaning tips that allow me to clean our entire house in less than 60 minutes.
In case you missed it, yesterday was the BIG DAY when I launched my “new” website. So of course, I thought we should celebrate today with a fun giveaway!
Well, it just so happens that my friends over at Hoover recently launched some new products of their own… and they’ve graciously offered to give away TWO of their newest vacuums to help us celebrate!
Before I had stainless steel appliances, I was ALWAYS told how difficult they were to keep clean — and how expensive the cleaning products were. I was unsure if I’d be able to find a more frugal cleaning alternative… but I had to at least try.
After a little research, I found 4 different DIY stainless steel cleaners you most likely already have in your home!