It's good to know how to clean a mattress considering the type of stuff that builds up in (and on) this soft surface where we spend so much time. You already know about dust mites and other critters in your mattress, but many also contain sweat, blood, urine and other bodily fluids along with mold and mildew. Unless you shower before bed every night, your mattress might also contain dirt, oils … [Read more...]
Chores and Cleaning Routine Archive
These chores and cleaning routines will help you stay on top of housework while still having time to enjoy your life.
Recently, I received an email asking if I have a printable nightly kitchen cleaning routine. I'll confess: tidying the kitchen at the end of the day isn't usually my chore, so I've never given it much thought. See, we have a rule in our house: the person who cooks the meal doesn't have to clean up after the meal. I cook 99.5% of our meals, and I clean as I go, so when I'm finished cooking I'm … [Read more...]
Around this time of year, you may find yourself wondering how to spring clean your house when the weather is still so iffy. I don't know what it's like where you live, but here it's been sunny and 70° F one day, then rainy and 40° F the next. I've lived here in Kansas long enough to know that it's still a bit too early to do any serious Spring Cleaning: something tells me we still have one more … [Read more...]
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, and we've kept up with weekly cleanings throughout. In other words, we're tired... but … [Read more...]
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: Each day of this guide has three parts to it: cleaning, organizing and … [Read more...]