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How to organize the home office

How to organize the home office
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Putting a new commode in a bathroom or powder room yourself saves plumber fees, and it's less scary than you might expect Materials:• Toilet with tank and seat• Nut driver (optional, but it makes life easier)• Phillips head screwdriver• Flathead screwdriver• Crescent wrench (or ratchet set)• Channel lock pliers• Wax ring with bolts included• Bathroom/kitchen caulking• Braided toilet connector (most toilets and cutoff valves require a 3/8- by 7/8-inch connector)• Spare coins (cheaper than toilet shims) Unless you are a seasoned plumber or have a very strong stomach, I also recommend gloves and a rag for removing the old wax ring and bolt. If you are a seasoned plumber or a dock worker, just wipe the old wax on your jeans.

Dawn + Vinegar = Soap Scum KILLA So, you might remember this post from a while back. And if you do, you'll remember that I cannot stand soap scum. Like, it actually bothers me. I've tried it all. So when I saw this post on pinterest, I was a bit skeptical. My oldest daughter asked me if I bought the Dawn just because it had a penguin on it (I collect penguins). So it's pretty simple. Again, that's a one to one ratio of white vinegar to blue Dawn. Do you know how hard it is to take a pic of soap scum? Isn't that gross? I let it sit for 2 hours, came back in with a sponge and some warm water, and wiped it off. Yes, that is an unedited (except for the watermark, obviously) photo of the same area. So if your nemesis is soap scum, give it a shot. No, I'm not getting paid to post this. Sharing this here...

15 minutes of cleaning? - How to have a {fake} immaculate house (part 2) To see the whole series on how to have a {fake} immaculate house, go HERE! Ok...I have lots of friends who are seriously skeptical but I'm telling you, it's TOTALLY possible to keep your house clean with just 15 minutes a day of cleaning! Really! I did it for years....when my kids were babies. It was not possible for me to spend an entire day cleaning. I must tell you, this doesn't mean if your house is right now a complete pig-stye mess that you can get it cleaned up in 15 minutes. to have to cart around and get the job done quickly! Years ago, I was inspired by Emilie Barnes,the author of MANY organizing books. 892K+You see...it's not much. Time yourself...how long does it really take to do that? If you need to vacuum daily....you may have to give that up - let it go! Now, let me tell you, there will be days you won't even have time to get to your assigned "chore" - potty training, baby crying all day, having your period, whatever! 15 Minutes a Day Cleaning Schedule or Connect with me:

Finely Ground: One-A-Day Challenge: Spring Cleaning How are you doing on your spring cleaning? I've been knocking things off my to-do list, and it's such a handy one that I thought I'd share it. Just check off one item every day, and in three weeks you'll have thoroughly spring-cleaned your entire house--easy-peasy and I've included cheapskate tips where applicable! I recommend doing them in order; I've organized it as a top-to-bottom list so you won't end up dusting off your ceiling fan right after you vacuum. . .No, I haven't done that, why do you ask? Spring Cleaning Challenge Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans--microfiber dampened with vinegar is good. Tell me, is there anything I missed?

I'm an Organizing Junkie CARPET CLEANING!!! I've had a bunch of emails since posting my vinegar remedies on exact recipes for cleaning certain things. Lately, it's been the carpet, hard water stains and dishwashers. Well, I am going to add to my Let's Clean series over the next few weeks. Today, I will be cleaning my carpet! I live in an apartment and I really hate how they all have the lightest color carpet known to man. So, with two little boys and a couple of cats, I am in constant worry. Here is one of my stains... I don't know how long this stain has been here. It's been under my rug. But I can tell you it's a pet stain. I love my male cat, but seriously he has issues when we go on vacations. And here it is now... Here's the magic recipe! 1. 2. 3. 4.Using a white cloth sponge the stain with the solution and blot until the liquid is absorbed. 5. Voila! Before and After... {The before was taken when the sun was shining.

teacher gifts I really need to figure out my camera settings and learn how to take better pictures! Thankfully our next speaker at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be covering this topic. Yeah! Hopefully you can get a general idea despite my terrible picture. I was going to take more pics but then my camera battery died. I'll add that to my growing list of things to do today. Anyways, you could use this idea to alter any spiral notebook but I really like the steno books with the spiral at the top. I had taken this picture before I decided to start a craft blog.

Guest Post: 10 Simple Steps to a Clean Home I’m excited to feature a guest post from Erica Daniels over at eeendevors.com; a blog that focuses on “Strategic, Money-Saving Living” — yup, I’m a fan! She is so sweet and her blog is full of fabulous frugal-living tips, ideas, resources…and of course, coupons! However, today she’s talking about her life and how she keeps her home clean and organized with 10 simple steps {you’re going to love these!} Thanks Erica! I feel like my home has gotten out of MY control. This 10-step program is a simple way to keep up with all your house work and still live life {and I know Andrea is all about simplicity over here on her blog!} 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. These steps are organized from most to least important so it’s OK if they aren’t ALL finished at the end of each day. Like I said, I’m in the midst of “out of MY control” and I need to get it “under MY control” before our upcoming moving day.

How To Use Salt, Vinegar & Lemons For Household Cleaning These items are a staple in cooking and baking, but they’re also a great help around the house. Here are dozens of ways you can use them, I’ve separated them into three groups for easier browsing. Enjoy! Color Brightener: Add 1/2 cup to a load of laundry (wash cycle).Color Protector: Pour some in a bucket (as much as you need) then soak new garments in it to protect dyes from running.Whiter Whites: Add 1 1/2 cups to the rinse cycle to whiten clothes.Restore Whites: Add 1 cup to a large stock pot filled with water, bring to a boil. Using the peels or cut wedges/halves… Make your own household cleaner from the peels (so easy!) Using the juice… Mothball odors can be removed from drawers by rinsing with a strong solution of juice and water.Remove rings inside the toilet bowl by applying a paste of borax and freshly squeezed juice (first flush toilet to make the surface wet). Enamel Cookware Stain Remover: Stir a handful in cookware filled with water.

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