The best way to get rid of pantry moths is by preventing an infestation in the first place. But what if your pantry is already infested? Here’s how to get rid of those pesky and disgusting pantry moths and keep them from coming back. How To Get Rid Of Pantry Moths Pantry moths don’t just […]
It’s good to know how to clean a mattress considering just how much stuff builds up in and on this soft surface where we spend so much time. You already know about dust mites and the dead skin cells they feast on, but many mattresses also contain sweat, blood, urine and other bodily fluids… along […]
At least once a week I receive an email asking how to get kids to clean. Not surprisingly, the frequency of such emails spikes during summer vacation and today alone I received four. Four! The emails range in tone from exasperated to downright furious but they all have one thing in common: a distraught parent […]
I promised earlier this week that I’d share my homemade BBQ sauce recipe, and here it is! I’m lucky enough to near one of the great BBQ capitals of the world, Kansas City, which means there’s no shortage of restaurants offering amazing ribs, burnt ends, and briskets. Even with all of the wonderful dining options, […]
If you’re looking to eliminate high-fructose corn syrup and processed foods from your family’s diet, knowing how to make homemade ketchup is a real boon. As I’ve mentioned previously on this blog, following my husband’s diagnosis with brain cancer I’ve made a concerted effort to ditch processed foods but, as much as I hate to […]
Why would anyone want to know how to make garlic powder at home? The answer is because it’s so easy, and you never have to wonder about the quality of your ingredients. If you eat primarily organic, as our family does, you’ve no doubt discovered how difficult it is to find organic spices and herbs […]
Whether you’re doing some Spring Cleaning, or you’re just tired of that musty smell, knowing how to wash electric blankets without ruining them is a great way to freshen your bed while protecting your investment! I’m ashamed to say that I destroyed three — three! — electric blankets over the years before I finally found […]
Have you noticed yourself wondering more often during the summer how to clean grimy pillowcases? Maybe it’s the heat and humidity combined with the extra activities we all take on, or perhaps you’ve had house guests who weren’t good at removing their makeup before bed. Either way, dingy pillowcases tend to be stinky ones, too. […]
When my son recently did the household laundry to earn pocket money, I quickly realized he had no idea whatsoever how to sort laundry. Not only did he pretty much just toss everything into the machine, he managed to cram three peoples’ clothing, sheets and towels into ONE load to which he added most of […]
I wish I’d known last summer how to repel wasps naturally. Instead, I wasted a miserable Saturday morning with my swollen arm on ice, and another three weeks itching miserably. Turns out, I’m a bit allergic to wasps and had no idea. Since then, I’ve spent considerable time researching how to keep wasps away, because […]
Knowing how to improve home humidity can improve your health, protect your home’s structure and furnishings, and as a bonus, can reduce your energy bills! What Is The Proper Indoor Humidity Level? The recommended indoor relative humidity level is 35 to 45%. Problems arise when the humidity is too low or too high, so it’s […]
Coming up with hostess gift ideas can intimidate even the most socially-savvy. Sadly for those of us who enjoy entertaining, too few people understand the etiquette surrounding the hostess gift and simply decide to skip it, passing by an opportunity to thank their hostess properly and make their presence memorable. Why Give A Hostess Gift? […]
Today, I’m celebrating the release of my new eBook 30 Days to a Clean and Organized House exclusively on Amazon. This eBook specifically expands on my series from earlier this year, and was written for those of you who don’t like clicking through lots of links. If you are tired of apologizing about your home […]
It’s here, it’s here — the final day of this series about how to get organized and clean house in 30 days! We’ve cleaned bathrooms and bedrooms, the laundry room and the kitchen; we’ve organized junk, spice, and cutlery drawers; we’ve kept our house tidy day in and day out using the daily cleaning routine, […]
We’re wrapping up my series about how to get organized and clean house in 30 days. On day 29, we’re cleaning our home office ceiling, walls, and shelves. We’re also giving our bathrooms their weekly cleaning, and counting down the hours until we’re finally done! Tips On Getting Organized and Cleaning House •Do it daily: […]
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About Katie B.
Katie B. is a housewife. These are her "How-To's". You don't have to be a housewife to use them. You don't even have to be a wife. In fact, Katie thinks everyone in the house ought to do their share of cleaning. For the record, she would prefer that her share was none.
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