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, you can make sure that the whole burden doesn’t … [Read more...] about Housework is a Family Job – Not Just Yours!
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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 this case why did nobody warn you when you bought … [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, your bathmat, and even the drawers in your … [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 that is clean but not tidy or tidy but not clean. … [Read more...] about Understanding the Difference Between Clean and Tidy
Nowadays, people are so much more concerned about the environment than in days gone by. And while there are plenty of big projects that you can get involved in, the place to start is in your own home. So, if you are concerned about the number of common household chemicals involved in keeping your house spic and span, this is the article for you. Here, we will be talking about some of the ways that you can keep your house gleaming while doing your bit for the environment at the same time. Glass and Mirrors Now is the time to ditch … [Read more...] about Clean Green Home Advice
Your kitchen is the most important room in your family house. It’s where you cook, where you eat, and it’s culturally the room where people gather to talk about their days and their aspirations. Your kitchen sees a lot in a day and sometimes you can still guess what happened in there just by the clues that are left behind. Fingerprints and crumbs on the countertop surface tell the tale of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, the unpleasant smell coming from the bin reminds you of last night fish stew, and the grease stains on the cooker seem like … [Read more...] about 8 Tips For a Spotless Kitchen
When it comes to your home, it’s safe to say that you’re always going to want to it be just right. No matter what the perfect home looks like to you, there are always going to be things that you want to do to make it feel cozy and homely. Alongside your decor, a huge part of this will involve cleaning. Because you could have the most stunning looking home in the world, but if it’s untidy or dirty, it won’t be at its best, nor will it feel right. And it’s usually for this reason that we all tend to commit to doing the right chores. More often … [Read more...] about The 10 Key Chores Your Cleaning Schedule Can’t Be Without
Is it just me, or does January fill you with the motivation and inspiration to declutter and minimise your home and life in some way? This usually happens twice a year for me - in January and then again in September when the kids go back to school. It may not be going to extremes as a minimalist, but so many people like the idea of a good clear out this month that it seemed logical to share with you some of the best tips to get you started. Doing some of these tips could help you make your home a little more minimal and functional in … [Read more...] about Decluttering Your Home: Making Your Home Functional And Minimal