Hardwood floors look beautiful and can last for years; unfortunately, day to day activity can damage hardwood floors. Protect hardwood floors from scuffs, scratches, and gouges with preventative measures. Outside contaminants tracked inside can hurt the flooring and should be avoided as much as possible through the use of rugs or mats by doors. However, […]
Are you trying to figure out how to START decluttering? Do you need to simplify your home, but your life is crazy busy? Then this Decluttering Challenge is for you! I challenged the Simplify Your Stuff group to spend the remaining days of the month focused on decluttering in short burst. But, after thinking about […]
The cost to heat and cool a home is becoming more expensive every year. We want to be comfortable but we don’t want to pay and arm and leg to make that happen, right? Thankfully, using a ceiling fan can really help in reducing heating and cooling expenses! In the summer, a ceiling fan running […]
When you don’t have a cleaning schedule, it’s pretty easy to ignore the dust accumulating on your ceiling fans. Mine often get ignored until I can actually start seeing the dust peer over the fan blades! If you can relate, you might be overwhelmed right now and are trying to figure out how to EASILY […]
The other day I was folding laundry like a mad woman. Since laundry is one of my least favorite chores so I was just trying to finish as fast as I could. But my oldest boy really wanted to help. Did you catch that? A child…who really WANTED…to HELP. That should be music to a […]
I finally figured out how to clean a humidifier. This isn’t something I usually think about. Ever. But having kids in the house will make you clean things you never thought about cleaning before!
My youngest son took a trip to the ER a couple of weeks ago because he could barely breathe. The doctors figured everything out and thankfully he is a-okay now! They told us what to watch out for in the future and gave us a few pointers on how to remedy the situation in the future if we catch it soon enough. One of those pointers was to use a humidifier.
Our humidifier now out of the closet, in the boys’ room, and ready to go at a moments notice!
Since it’s the start of cold and flu season, you might be soon be pulling your humidifier out too. When you do, there’s a good chance it will need to be cleaned. So, let’s get ahead of the curve and figure out how to clean that humidifier.
When I first launched Clear the Clutter (now called Simplify Your Stuff) I had no idea that I would grow to love the participants as much as I do. They have worked, struggled, and succeeded as a family. They’ve supported and encouraged one another every step of the way. I recently interviewed one of the participants, Julie, […]
The Home Organization Life Cycle is an important concept to understand. Once you figure it out, you can finally end the cycle of (1) spend all day cleaning, (2) get frustrated the very next day at the messiness of your house, (3) give up the rest of the week, (4) repeat. The good news is that […]