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15 Cleaning Tips From 2015 That Really Work (Well!) Your Total Home Organizing and Decluttering Guide. So here we are, yet another new year with more clutter, more stuff, and more ways to ORGANIZE it. More bins and baskets to corral it, which will for most, become next years additional clutter. You want to slap me right? (Go right ahead.) Here's a tip: Reduce it all by about thirty percent. Tips for Cleaning Tile, Wood and Vinyl Floors. Clean Ceramic-Tile Floors Ceramic-tile floors can be cleaned easily with nothing but warm water, but be sure to sweep or vacuum first to remove any loose soil or grit. Never use a sponge mop to clean ceramic-tile floors. It will pull the dirt right into the grout tracks. This makes the floor more difficult to clean. A micro-fiber mop picks up all the dirt that a sponge mop leaves behind. Pour the ingredients into a bucket and use a rag or micro-fiber mop to clean.

Clean Hardwood Floors Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. Fill in any Scratches If there are scratches that stand out after cleaning the hardwood floor, simply take a crayon the color of the floor and rub it on the scratch to fill the gap. Clean Vinyl Floors Mix borax in a bucket of warm water and wash the floor.

Common Household Cleansers for Leather Upholstery. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers: Creative Uses For These Household Cleaning Blocks That Truly Work Magic! - The Fun Times Guide to Household Tips. 50 Household Uses For Baking Soda: {& More Quick Tips. You’ll often find baking soda (also known as bicarbonate of soda or bicarb) a frequent ingredient required in many recipes, but here are 50 ways you can use it to make the job easier and save time when cleaning and freshening around the home. Update: I’ve just added several quick tips for also using it in health & beauty remedies and some not-so-familiar ways in the kitchen, you’ll find these organized in their own sections at the bottom of the page.

There’s a lot here, enjoy! Stovetop A Mess? Generously sprinkle it around the top of stove then spray hot water (boiling hot if possible) over top–-enough to dissolve the soda without making it run all over. Let soak for about 30 minutes then scrub clean. Source: 8 Cleaning Tips For Crusty Stove Tops.Crusty Roasting Pan Fix: Sprinkle pan generously with bicarb, pour hot water over top about an inch or two deep and soak for a couple hours. Beauty & Health. Battle grime, banish odors and freshen clothes with this common nontoxic cupboard staple. Ditch the commercial cleaners for nontoxic, inexpensive and versatile white vinegar. 2X4: Four Cool Hydrogen Peroxide Tricks. Date: July 29 2013 | Author: Jessica | Category: Clean Your hydrogen peroxide probably lives in your first aid kit, just waiting for the day that someone scrapes their knee.

And that’s a shame. Bring the brown-bottled staple out of hiding and into your daily routine with one of these clever uses. Note: These tips work with a solution that’s 3% hydrogen peroxide and 97% water. Always keep your peroxide in its original, opaque bottle. Erase Armpit Stains. Clean Cutting Boards. Photo 3: CB2 Detox a Toothbrush. Make Toilet Cleaner. Check for Mold. Make Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaner. Room Ideas: Indoor Projects: Remodeling Ideas: The Family Handyman: The Family Handyman. Over 50 FREE Cleaning and Organizing Printables.

Are you busy cleaning and organizing this month? I know I am. I use printable pages for many things in my home. I can always find free versions online of some really great printable organizers. I thought I would share some I had found with you all. Well the list grew as I did some research. Cleaning Organization Labels In the Kitchen Home Management For Health For Kids I am also joining in with a few other ladies today to bring y’all even more organizing fun (it is fun right?). Check out these awesome organizing posts for even more inspiration. I hope y’all enjoyed my list of printables. NEW! Just click on the button below to add this download to your cart. Just click the add to cart button above to download my complete guide to natural cleaning for just $1.99!! Patch up holes, turn trash to treasure, erase stains ... these doable DIY projects will better your home and boost your ego. Got a bland or beat-up brick wall? Treat it to a fresh face with paint in any color you choose.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent. In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday! Wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods * I use these utensils for detergent making only. They all stay in the pot until I make a new batch. You will need: 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)1 cup of Borax1 cup of washing sodaa big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)a gratera funnela long spoon2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate your bar of soap into your pot. Fill one gallon jug and pour water into pot with grated soap. Add the Borax and washing soda. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container. A funnel helps tremendously. Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. This won't make many, if any, suds.

Let me know if you make any or if you have any questions. Happy washing! If your grout is grossing you out, this deep-cleaning method will help it look new again. 100+ Ideas to Help Organize Your Home and Your Life. 665.5K Flares Twitter 57 Facebook 2.1K Pin It Share 663.2K Google+ 70 Email -- Email to a friend 665.5K Flares × I love to organize!! Okay, that may be overstating things a bit. Let’s rephrase: I love to be organized. I think all of us love to be organized, whether we admit it or not. Let’s face it, there is so much less stress in life when things aren’t a complete debacle. Sometimes I really have my act together on that front, and other times–not so much. With four kids, I always seem to have a hard time getting out the door. Anyhow, if this time of year also makes you feel the need to get more organized, this post is for you!

This post is massive–there are over 110 ideas here–and it took me almost two months to write it. May 2013 be your best–and most organized–year yet! (And as always, please share any of your own favorite tips in the comments below… I’d love to know what works for you!) Pre-sort Laundry in Bins with Dividers and Use Color-Coded Labels Tip: Don’t get a cheap sorter! Household cleaning tips | The Pegboard. Cue the spring cleaning. I’ve been twiddling my thumbs waiting for the day it’s warm enough to open all of our home’s windows and ventilate, but in the meantime, I’ve been getting down on cleaning inside with some of my favorite tools.

Maybe you’re like me, a little bit of a gadget-seeker, someone often seeking the easy cleaning route, and often compelled to go organic (even though I’m not the poster child for that way of living, I just do what I can and can afford). If you are too, you’ll probably enjoy seeing this article on DIY Network that speaks to 10 different ways to use vinegar in your household, and you’ll enjoy some of my tricks involving products that suit all of the aforementioned housekeeping qualities for those with limited time to shine: For more detail on three products that I really, really love, keep on reading and prepare to get your inner clean-freak on. Our floor steamer is one of the best things that happened to me. The Original Spaghetti Scrub by Goodbye Detergent! The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist. Date: March 24 2014 | Author: BrightNest | Category: Clean We are pumped for spring cleaning! What better time to clear out all of that winter dust and bring the fresh feel of spring into your home?

If you’re geared up and ready to go, here are ten “must-clean” areas of your home. Let this checklist be your guide as you spruce things up! Want the free printable version? Click here. Ready to rock your cleaning socks off? For more cleaning tips & tricks, join BrightNest for free! Want some spring cleaning extra credit?

Doorknobs. Washing machine. Garage. Refrigerator coils. Toys. Clothes Iron. Coffee maker. Plant leaves. Shower curtain. Remote control. How to Clean Your {Top-Loader} Washing Machine One Good Thing by Jillee. Clean your Washer? Sounds kind of unnecessary doesn’t it? Yes, it SOUNDS that way…but when you think about all the dirt and grime that cycles through your washer on a day-to-day basis…it actually makes perfect sense! Washers need washing too! Back on February 20th of this year, I posted about how to clean your front-loader washer at the request of my niece Ashley (even though I don’t own a front-loader).

For the rest of us…I promised back then I would do a subsequent post about how to clean top-loaders, but haven’t lived up to my promise! One of the reasons I’ve been dragging my feet about this post is because my washer is actually almost new. So let’s get to it, shall we? As usual, there are a myriad of “How To Clean Your Washer” articles out there…each with their own spin, but after reading about a thousand of them, this is the simple method I went with: Fill the washer with HOT water. I used my microfiber cloths to wipe down and then buff the exterior. Bathroom Cleaning Secrets From the Pros : Rooms. Whether cozy, sleek or luxurious, hotel baths are the perfect getaway. Now you can transform your bathroom into just such an escape. At Inn-spired Bathrooms, you'll tour six hotel-inspired baths, garner simple ideas for getting the look you want and learn the cleaning secrets of hotel housekeepers.

How do hotels keep those bathrooms so clean? One quick answer is that hotels clean bathrooms every day, even if the same guest is occupying the room night after night. While you may not want to clean your entire bathroom every day, doing small things ? To get the dirt on the routine, we asked two experts: Jenny Botero, resident manager of the 697-room Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., and Erika Jacso, director of style for the W New York Union Square, in New York City, which boasts 270 rooms.

Step 1: Vacuum and dustOn the rare occasion that the W Union Square receives a complaint, "it usually has to do with finding hairs on the tile or floor in the bathroom," Erika says. How to Clean a Hardwood Floor in a SNAP. Learn how to Clean the Oven Glass. Tile And Grout Cleaner Recipe - Food.com - 93273. Easy Tile Grout Cleaning. DEAR TIM: I’ve tried tile grout cleaning on the floors of my home with little success. The grout just doesn’t come clean.

The tiles themselves don’t look like they used to even though I’m using those newer pad-cleaner contraptions. Is there a miracle method that you know of for cleaning ceramic tile grout? Have you had this problem in your own home? Judith P., Forest Park, IL DEAR JUDITH: Tile and grout cleaning was the bane of my existence for years at the last house I lived in. Powdered oxygen bleach, a scrub brush and some water are all you need to make tile and grout look like new. It became crystal clear what the issue was one day when I decided to really scrub the grout. Regular soaps seemed powerless as well as tile and grout cleaning equipment that I rented. My tile & grout cleaning problems disappeared about 15 years ago while I was researching how to properly seal and clean a deck. I tried some of this product and couldn’t believe what I saw. Column 817. Sealing Outside Cracks on Your Home | Danny Lipford. Please Leave a Comment. Uses for vinegar.

Unleash the power of white vinegar―an all-purpose cleaner, brightener, herbicide and more. Just a bit of this multitasker, straight up or mixed with water, can replace many pricier products huddled under your sink. Try these tips to see how vinegar can make your life cheaper and easier. 1. Freshen up the fridge. Clean the shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Best Steam Mops. 6 Reasons Why My Cleaning Solutions Are TOTALLY BOSS « Reasons Why. Or, 6 Reasons Why These Magic Mixes Will Cause You To So Deeply Regret All Those Years and Dollars You Wasted On Commercial Products That You May Need Grief Counseling 1. They are homemade. As Pinterest users can testify, anything DIY is automatically more awesome than the alternative.

Which makes you cooler than other people who don’t make their own stuff. [SIDE BONUS: The more stuff you make at home, the more prepared you are for the zombie apocalypse.] 2. Everything you need to mix your own cleaning solutions can be found at your local supermarkets, and you probably already have a lot of this stuff at home. Easy enough, right? Liquid Castile soap –> in the organic beauty aisle*Essential oil (choose one with antiseptic properties) –> ditto*Rubbing alcoholWhite vinegarCornstarchBorax –> in the laundry aisle by super washing sodaBaking sodaOlive oil *I can usually find these for cheaper on Amazon than in a store. 3. 4. I just recently became aware of the cleaning power of essential oils. Surprising Cleaning New Uses - Real Simple.

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