I've seen the meme going around. It's some version of this statement: I always blamed my messy house on a lack of time. Now I know that was never the reason. Welcome to my world. The bewilderment a lot of people feel because their house isn't any cleaner even though they're home all the time is what drove me to start this blog back in … [Read more...]
Tips, tricks, my own hard-learned lessons about cleaning.
From Our Mailbox: Common Struggles
This story from a reader made me laugh so much! I completely understand, and get all the warm fuzzies knowing that I'm not the only one out there who just doesn't see certain things! Slob Vision is real, y'all! Good Morning! I just had to share this with you. I was sooo tired last night. I was sooo proud of myself for … [Read more...]
A Reader Shares How She ‘Re-Thinks’ about Cleaning
I love hearing from readers about mindset changes and personal victories. This one is great! Though, to be clear, Lisa's the one referring to me as Guru, not me! I would say "fellow struggler who thinks about these things WAY more than the average person" would be more fitting! I love how Lisa shares the impact of simply changing the way she … [Read more...]
Cleaning Out Rain Gutters WITHOUT A Ladder
One of our family’s least favorite chores is cleaning out the rain gutters. But it has to be done. Leaves and dirt collect in the rain gutters no matter how much I wish they wouldn’t. If we don’t clean them out, they don’t work, and that ends up affecting our home’s foundation which is already an issue in our hard-soiled area of Texas. Also, … [Read more...]
Pressure Washing My Patio
A few weeks ago, I rented a power washer. Or a pressure washer. I'd wanted to rent one for years, hoping it would be a magical experience. Any time I scrubbed or sprayed something outside that couldn't be easily rinsed away, I thought thoughts like: If I had a power washer, this would be easy and I bet I'd be done by now. We had family coming … [Read more...]
One Pet Adoption Concern that Doesn’t Need to Be a Concern
Have I ever officially introduced you to Scruffy? No? Well then, meet Scruffy. As a Swiffer ambassador, I've been asked to share my pet adoption story. OK, fine. I guuueeesss I don't mind talking about my baby dog. Four years ago, on my daughter's 8th birthday, we met Scruffy. We'd been looking everywhere for the right dog … [Read more...]
Spring Cleaning/Decluttering – Dust Covered Clutter? Or Clutter Covered Dust?
I decided to use a recent burst of spring cleaning energy to tackle a problem area in my master bedroom. Sometimes “spring cleaning energy” is best used on a decluttering project I’ve been avoiding. I’d had the great (<-sarcasm) idea to put a table in the corner, next to my side of the bed. My super-logical reasoning was something about needing … [Read more...]
Spring Cleaning Tips Using Great Products from P&G and Walgreens!
Thanks to Proctor & Gamble and Walgreens for sponsoring this post! Spring weather (when it actually arrives) gives me the itch to clean things I’ve successfully ignored over the winter months. Suddenly, messes that were small annoyances become crazy obvious and scream out to be CLEANED! Walgreens and P&G are partnering to offer … [Read more...]
Decluttering or Tidying or Cleaning the Kitchen (Or Whatever YOU Want to Call It)
Some words are kinda sorta interchangeable. Or not. Depending on the person using them. If you want to get super technical, I suppose you could define decluttering, tidying, and cleaning like this: Decluttering - removing clutter from a space Tidying - moving things back into place and improving the general appearance of an … [Read more...]
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