vinegar as a household deodorizer

household tips, all natural deodorizer, uses for vinegar

I've always heard that if you set out a bowl of vinegar over night, it will get rid of unwanted odors. So, last week, I decided to give it a try after using paint to touch up scuffs and nail holes in the walls. I filled a bowl with vinegar and left it on the counter overnight.   It worked!  No paint fumes. I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Pledge vs. Windex as a general purpose cleaner

housekeeping, chores, cleaning, cleaners, cleaning supplies, Windex, Pledge

The house is quiet except for the gurgle of the dishwasher. And now, I feel a bit like Cinderella after she finished her chores. I'm not going to the ball, but the day is filled with possibility. Cleaned with Windex I could nap or watch the Lifetime movie network. Maybe I will finish decorating the Christmas tree. There's also a … [Read more...]

come over, come over, come over, come over, come oooverr

cottage, home, house, craftsmen style, bungalow, home tour

  Hi friends!  I'm hanging out at Debbiedoo's today sharing our home tour.  I hope you'll go over and visit her.  Tell her I sent you. In the meantime,  I'm getting the house ready for you.  I've cleaned the bathroom, which wasn't the case last night when my friend, Sabrina, was over.  It's one thing … [Read more...]

i’ve found the cure for the carpet stain blues

carpet stain remover, hydrogen peroxide, Dawn dish liquid, cleaning tips, homemaking, carpet

Welcome to another edition of "pin there, done that" where I turn my pins from Pinterest into reality and review them here with you. Last week, I decided that I was tired of looking at the stains on the carpet.  There were so many stains that it seemed like a good time to test a couple of pins from my cleaning tips board to find … [Read more...]

housekeeping tips

laundry cheat sheets

~Did you know that you should vacuum a day per family member including pets?  So, I should be vacuuming 4 times a week since I have a family of three and a cat.  Oops!  Guess I’m a little behind.  ;) ~ To clean the build-up inside your microwave, bring a bowl of water to a boil and then let it sit for a while.  This will loosen the dried food, … [Read more...]

how to clean your washing machine

washing machine

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