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31 Ways To Seriously Deep Clean Your Home

31 Ways To Seriously Deep Clean Your Home
1. Get stains out of your microfiber couch with rubbing alcohol. 551 East uses isopropyl alcohol, a white sponge, some elbow grease, and a white bristle brush to make her couch look like new. Just make sure, like she says, to get white tools so that the color dyes don’t transfer to your fabric. 2. Steam clean mystery stains out of your carpets using an iron. You don’t need to rent a giant hulking carpet cleaner, unless you plan on doing the entire house. 3. Lizzy Writes shares her technique, which uses baking soda or cornstarch, vinegar, clear dish soap, and some cold water. 5. That way, you’re not just wiping the dust off into the air. 5. Well, it’s not that simple. 6. From Keep Home Simple. 7. Today says that kitchen sinks are dirtier than most bathrooms (most). 8. Claire over at It’s the Little Moments discovered (via her husband) that Resolve completely lifts up the old grime. 9. *Note: I actually tried this while writing this post. 10. Have you noticed how gross your oven is lately?

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25 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier - Page 2 of 3 Remove Oils From Carpet With Baking Soda If you have had a nasty oil spill on your carpet, there is a hack to remove that and one that won’t cost you a fortune for professional cleaning. You just have to ensure that you get all of the liquid off the carpet before you begin. Start by sprinkling baking soda (or you could use cornstarch) on the stain and leave it for about 10 minutes.

SMP Living If we had to pick one thing that the Parisians do crazy well, it’s picnicking (or maybe fashion). But for this how-to, we’re focusing on their ability to lay out the yummiest wine + cheese + baguette spreads. Learn the easy five step approach to packing a gorgeous French apero from Katie Donnelly Photography plus find even more pretty inspirtion in the VAULT. Living in Paris there are only a few things that are ever certain: rain, red lipstick, the Eiffel Tower, and Parisians picnicking the second it becomes sunny. In France, picnics in the evening fall under the category of “aperitif” but everyone calls it “apero” for short.

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How to Create a Cleaning Schedule That Works for You Over the years I have received more than a few reader questions about cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. It seems that we all want to have a neat and orderly home, but not all of us know exactly how to get there. And let’s face it, life can get chaotic and busy with too much to do and not enough time to get it done. Since these are areas that I constantly need to work on in my own home, I thought that this year it would be awesome to dedicate some more in-depth posts–and even a few series–to the true art of keeping house. I’m starting today with this post on how to create a cleaning schedule that works for you, which will be followed next month by an 8-week Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning series and then a second 8-week Beginner’s Guide to Organizing series.

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Heart-Shaped Origami I had lunch with my sister yesterday at an American-Chinese restaurant and while we were waiting to be seated, something on the cashier counter caught my eye. It was an eloquent money origami flower arrangement. When I got home, I googled "money origami" and browsed through many instructions until I decided on making a heart-shaped money origami. In case you don't know what origami is, the literal translation is "folding paper". Ori means "folding" and gami means "paper".

How to Keep Your House Clean When You Don't Have Time to Clean Back in 2005 when I began this blog I thought I was pretty busy. I was the mother to two young daughters, I was Relief Society President in a large LDS ward, my husband was never home because he was working on his doctorate, I taught a handful of voice lessons, and I sometimes (very sometimes) performed. And I thought my life was completely overstuffed. I think I might have keeled over and died if I could have looked nearly ten years into the future and seen how busy I am now! I haven't made much of a secret of how "overstuffed" my life is on this blog, but it still surprises me sometimes. And I regularly have anxiety attacks when I look at my planner.

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