The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are our own. One absolute MUST for me when we were looking for a home last November was that it had to have a dishwasher. After 15+ years of having a dishwasher, I was not about to go back to doing dishes by hand. I am particular about my dishwashers. It's a given that they need to get dishes sparkling clean because I am NOT the type to … [Read more...] about How the AutoAir Bosch 500 Series Dishwasher at #BestBuy Is Changing How You Do Dishes
Home Cleaning and Organization
Keeping your home clean and organized, regardless of the size, can be a chore that nobody likes. We will share tips and tricks for you here to make cleaning easier and to give you some great ideas on how to get your home organized to make it function better and make your life easier.
Family members, pets and visitors can move all over your floor leaving it looking dull and worn out. The floor can be made of different materials such as wood, concrete, ceramic tile, marble or any other. It doesn't matter which material your floor is made of, you can always restore the appearance of your floors by giving them a polished finish. This will require some basic equipment as well as some manual labor. There's a different floor polishing procedure for every type of floor. They are … [Read more...] about How to Polish Your Floors for Maximum SHINE
As most homeowners will tell you, your garage can easily become a dumping ground for all manner of things. Very few people can even move around freely inside their garages let alone park their cars in the space. It’s easy to accumulate things in the space when you are looking for a quick place to store something. The problem with an unorganized garage is that trying to find what you need can become a real hassle. The worse the mess gets, the less enticing it is to get things cleaned up. … [Read more...] about How to Declutter and Organize Your Garage
With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to start getting your home ready for the holidays. Hosting the festivities in your personal space is often a stressful task, but it can be made so much worse if you fail to prepare properly. Whether you have one guest, two, or a whole horde of family and friends invading your house, you should make sure that your home is clean, tidy, and full of Christmas spirit. With that in mind, here are seven things that you need to do to prepare your home for … [Read more...] about How To Prepare Your Home For The Holidays
What is the one thing that you are going to need if you want to spy on your neighbors? Give up? Clean Windows! You can't very well spy on your neighbors without clean windows now can you? It isn't uncommon to have stubborn streaks in your windows no matter how much “elbow grease” you put into cleaning them. Often windows can be an area of embarrassment for us in our homes when they refuse to reflect the effort we’ve put into cleaning. Here are 5 tips you can use to work smarter, not … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Spying On Your Neighbors
Hoarding can be a problem for many people, whether they admit it or not. To keep you and your family from drowning in clutter, it is important to start reducing your rubbish one room at a time. After you finally gather them in one place, you can already call your trusted junk removal company to have them recycled or reused some other way. 5 Steps in Recycling Accumulated Waste While being eco-friendly may sound easy enough, some people may still see it as an insurmountable goal to the point … [Read more...] about How to Recycle Your Accumulated Waste Periodically
Managing a home and family is hard work! Whether it’s just you and your spouse or a whole troop of kids, there are plenty of ways to keep your house and family organized. Read on for some awesome, easy organization tips. Make the Daily Chore List Fun There are some things that just have to get done, like dusting, cleaning up the kitchen, and vacuuming. But you don’t have to do everything on your own. Enlist the help of the kids by making the chore list fun and engaging. This way, they’ll be … [Read more...] about Household Hero: Tips to Keep Your House and Family Organized
Laundry detergents and softeners are intended to keep clothes clean, soft and smelling good. Most of us use these products regularly, as part of our normal laundry routine. However, many of these products can cause issues that you may not expect. Laundry detergents and softeners often contain chemicals which could be associated with skin and eye irritation, respiratory irritation and liver problems. Our family deals with skin irritations from laundry detergent so we have to be vigilant on what … [Read more...] about Natural Laundry Solutions You Can Try for Yourself
Even though we are long past the days where women stayed at home doing all the housework while men went out to work, in most households it’s still the ladies doing most of the cooking and cleaning. Attitudes might have changed but they haven’t really caught up with the times just yet. Coined ‘the second shift’ by Arlie Russell Hochschild and Anne Machung in 1989, things haven’t really changed all that much now in 2018. But, the tides are gradually shifting and by getting your family involved, … [Read more...] about Housework is a Family Job – Not Just Yours!
It can be frustrating and disheartening to discover mold patches inside your home. A lot of homeowners are at a loss when dealing with mold growth. More often than not they can’t understand why the indoor environment has become ideal for mold spores. After all; last time you’ve checked, there wasn’t any damp stain on the wall or the ceiling. You’ve also changed all your windows recently, so you know that you’re not letting the humidity in. Could it be that your home is naturally humid, and in … [Read more...] about Where Does Mold Come From?
Most people want a clean home. They want to get rid of germs and bacteria to avoid illnesses and because neat and clean houses look nice. But, is your home really as clean as you think it is? Vacuuming, dusting, picking up after yourself, putting everything back where it belongs, and general overall daily or weekly cleaning are commonplace activities for most. But there are hidden areas you might not think about where you will find dirt and germs like your vacuum cleaner, your bed sheets, … [Read more...] about Does Your Home Need a Deep Cleaning?
When it comes to home management, many of us have different ideas of perfection. The standards of tidiness and cleanliness that we set for ourselves vary and what one person might think of as clean and tidy may differ greatly from another's. However, regardless of your standards, have you ever considered how “clean” and “tidy” are different words often used in the same sentence. This is because they aren’t exchangeable. They mean different things. Believe it or not, you can, in fact, have a home … [Read more...] about Understanding the Difference Between Clean and Tidy