Cleaning, Weekly Cleaning Challenge

Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean Your Air Vents

January 19, 2020

It is week 2 of the Weekly Cleaning Challenge. This week I challenge you to clean your air vents. Interested in playing along? You can see all of the challenges on the Weekly Cleaning Challenge page as well as the Week 1 | Clean Your Silverware Drawer post. Let’s get to the challenge… WEEK 2 | CLEAN YOUR AIR VENTS Why is this important?  Air vents, like other fixtures in your home, are prone to…

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Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean the Silverware Drawer

January 5, 2020

Christmas is over and New Year’s has passed. It is time to take down all of the Christmas decor. It is tradition to take your tree down on New Year’s day, but I know a lot of people that start the day after Christmas. I just didn’t have that kind of energy this holiday season. I worked too hard all year and needed the extra days to recharge/watch a lot of Netflix/live in my pajamas.…

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Guest Ready

July 28, 2019

We recently had guests over to our home. We got the call about 15 minutes before they arrived. While waiting for our friends, I found myself doing the flight of the bumble bee. I was running around hiding clutter and quickly vacuuming up crumbs off the kitchen floor. By the time my guests arrived, I was a little sweaty, but the house looked great! We don’t have a dirty home, but we live just fine…

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Simple Tips for Cleaning Dirty Curtains

July 16, 2019

Have you ever opened the curtains at someone’s house only to have a pile of dust hit you in the face? If you have, you know that it is gross. If you have curtains and you don’t want dust hitting your friends in the face, then today’s post is for you. Curtains, much like ceiling fans and baseboards, are often forgotten during weekly cleaning sessions. Curtains are not quite like your bedding where they need…

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Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean Your Bookcase

June 4, 2018

One of my favorite things about my house is the large built-in bookshelf in my living room. It is large and goes from wall to wall.  It includes cabinets that are great for storing movies, cookbooks, and our serving wear that doesn’t fit in the kitchen. Here is a shot of the bookshelf before we painted it white and styled it. (You can read the post of how I renovated my bookshelf here.) Bookshelves, especially…

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Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean Your Mattress

April 21, 2018

A couple of weeks ago I started the One Room Challenge and I have been making over my guest room. (Check out those posts here and here.)  About a year ago I bought a bed and a mattress.  Unfortunately, that is about all we did to get our guest room squared away.  It has been a room with a bed, sheets that barely fit, night stands that are boxes stacked on top of one another,…

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Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean Your Makeup Brushes

April 12, 2018

I love makeup.  I have loved it since I was a child.  I was tiny when I was in elementary school.  I used to sit on the bathroom counter with my feet in the sink, playing with my mom’s makeup. I would spend hours curling my hair, applying eye shadow, and painting my nails.  I longed for the day when I could start wearing makeup for real.  Now that I am an adult I still…

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Weekly Cleaning Challenge | Clean Your Knives

April 6, 2018

Shortly after my husband and I moved in together, we got a set of knives as a gift. I was instantly in love.  They were sharp.  They were beautiful.  I wanted to keep them beautiful forever.  I hand washed each knife after use and never let them go into the dishwasher.  They remained perfect for the first few years. After a while my husband got tired of hand washing the knives.  He began to think I…

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