Vinegar happens to be one of the most versatile, economical and useful items you can have on hand. Do you know there is even a website that touts 1001 uses for white vinegar? It's economical and environmentally-friendly as well. We've compiled our top 15 amazing and helpful benefits of vinegar below: 1. Weed killer. One of my personal favorites, since I do not like pouring chemicals on my property, is to pour full strength vinegar on the weeds. This works especially well on walkways, ... Continue Reading
Our top 15 household uses for vinegar.
Learn to teach children the process of cleaning a room and keeping it clean.
There is a room that is a part of your home, but not fully under your control. It’s the kids’ bedroom. It’s usually a disaster because kids just don’t understand the process of how to clean up a room. Standing over them pointing out what needs to be done can result in a lot of unneeded stress. So how do you teach children the process of cleaning a room and keeping it clean? Let’s Start at the Very Beginning To start with, you’ll have to give the kids some control. Yes, you read ... Continue Reading
High holidays are upon us. Here are a few tips and tricks to help save you time, money, and your mani when dealing with preps and clean-ups.
With Passover (April 6 & 7th) and Easter (April 8th) just around the corner, so are egg hunts, Seder dinners, and holiday entertaining. Here are a few tips and tricks to help save you time, money, and your mani when dealing with holiday preps and clean-ups. Easter Egg Dye: Lemon-Aid You've dyed the eggs, but what about your hands? If you find your skin is now a nice violet color, don't despair - it's not that difficult to remove. Place sugar in a small bowl and scrub/massage it all over ... Continue Reading
Organizational and storage tips to make your nursery clutter-free and clear.
Having a baby calls for many resources, which can seemingly pile up in all corners of your nursery. Many new and expecting parents acquire an enormous amount of clothing, baby bedding, toys, baby blankets, bath, baby care and grooming items. Don’t let your closet turn into a hoarding frenzy. There are several ways to make your nursery appear roomy and neat. All it takes is a little planning and finding creative ways to conserve space. Here are several storage space ideas to get the most use ... Continue Reading
It’s nearly time for spring cleaning – here’s some help with those hard-to-reach spots you may be forgetting.
Spring is almost upon us and with it comes that joie de vive (NOT!) to do our annual spring-cleaning. And, though we all know to clean the tried and true, high to low; betwixt and between there are those overlooked areas, rooms, spots, and items in our homes that also need our TLC. So Rachael Ray asked me to join her and had her studio audience ask a few questions to make spring cleaning less of a bore chore that bores while tackling some of those 'forget them not' spots. I've also included ... Continue Reading
Check out these time-savings tips for the busy mom.
Are you a busy mom? I don't know many moms who aren't - but being busy can be stressful. Ease up on your stress with these time-saving tips: Be Organized You know that old phrase, "A place for everything and everything in it's place"? Well, I am a big believer in that. I do have a place for everything and everything goes to its place at the end of the day. Books go on the bookshelves, dishes to the sink, clothes in the hamper, etc. I also try to keep all paper items in the trash or filed ... Continue Reading
Cleaning house doesn’t have to be a chore, and with these great tips you can make cleaning a fun activity for you and your little ones.
Every parent can attest that having young children means more messes, and more clutter. The increase in housework can cause parents to stress about the chores, and they start to miss out on personal time or playtime with the kids. However, once your kids reach the age of mobility and following simple commands you really don’t have to forgo your hobbies or miss out on time with your little ones in the name of a neat house. Instead, a simple solution to having a clean house is getting them ... Continue Reading