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Even though your closet hides behind doors (well hopefully – unless your clothes are constantly popping out!) your closet needs the same attention you give to your room during its weekly cleaning. Your closet can help add to a stress-free room if it is organized. Don’t worry – this will be a fun project! I cam across this great video on organizing your closet, including your clothes, belts, shoes, hangars & containers. Take a look and tell me what you think! Continue Reading

How to Remove Permanent Marker from Wood

Last week my grandchild was coloring on a sheet of paper on the dinner table. However he wasn’t using a crayon. Or a pencil. No. He was using a PERMANENT MARKER that had seeped through the paper. My wood table was covered in marker! I tried water, 409, Awesome, everything I could think of. Nothing worked. What didn’t I think of — toothpaste! Yup. I googled it after trying numerous cleaning items I had under my sink.

I came across this website: https://spotremoval.coit.com/how-to-remove-marker-from-wood-floors

What a life saver! I took an old rag, dipped it in warm water, and with my finger just applied toothpaste to all the markings. I applied a little elbow grease as I rubbed each of the markings away!

Spring Cleaning Time

It’s Spring time! What does that mean in my world – it means that it is time to tackle the jobs around the house you may have been dreading. If you take small steps, it won’t be too much work at once.

Check out this article over at IllinoisHomepage.net – “Spring Cleaning 2018” By: Jessica Huffman – http://www.illinoishomepage.net/ciliving/spring-cleaning-2018/1098239923

Jessica goes over 10 great spring cleaning tips and helps you tackle one task at a time without getting overwhelmed. Good luck, and cheers to a clean home!

 

Home Maintenance Items That You Probably Didn’t Realize You Should Be Doing

Here is a great resource for any home owner. In fact, it should be a resource realtors hand to home buyers at closing! Did you know it’s important to flush your water heater regularly? Or how about the importance of cleaning your home’s refrigerator drip pan? Did you even know your fridge had a drip pan? Check out those and more below…

Head on over to Realtor.com and read their can’t miss article: 6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

If you live in the Denver area, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, or Parker – get in touch with us for a free house cleaning estimate. We do move-in, and move-out cleans too!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, get ahead of the game. Check out these really cool and nifty Thanksgiving cooking hacks. My favorite is #4 – bake stuffing in muffin tins! Read the article by BuzzFeed staff Rachel Sanders, 17 Life-Saving Thanksgiving Cooking Hacks here.

Image from acozykitchen.com; Screenshot from Buzzfeed article - https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/life-saving-thanksgiving-cooking-hacks

Image from acozykitchen.com; Screenshot from Buzzfeed article – https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/life-saving-thanksgiving-cooking-hacks

How to Clean Your Refrigerator and Remove the Odors – BE GREEN
If you have a bad smell coming from your refrigerator, chances are something has moved beyond its prime. Take that as your cue to do a little spring cleaning. Spills should always be cleaned right away, but chances are you don’t clean your refrigerator often. You are not the only one! Make it a habit to clean it out at least once every three months to keep the bacteria away, or sooner if there is a bad odor coming from your refrigerator. Continue Reading

Chances are you are making some very common cleaning mistakes. I found an article that had some really great tips on correctly cleaning items which most people are doing all wrong. Here is one great example I have pasted from the article, 6 Things You’re Cleaning Wrong, from Good Housekeeping: Continue Reading

How many times have you wished that your garbage disposal smelled lemony instead like a sewer. Believe it or not it”s literally as simple as throwing lemons at it.

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Are your kitchen cabinets getting a bit drab? Do they need a fresh new look? I came across a video on how to improve your kitchen cabinets. Think you can’t do it yourself (DIY)? Think again! You can! It just takes some elbow grease! I have re-done my own hardwood floors, and kitchen cabinets myself so I can speak from experience. And I’m a woman! Half at it ladies (and guys)!

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We all know even the smallest inconveniences around the house can make our lives more stressful. Things like crayon on the TV – YIKES! Or having trouble folding a fitted sheet. Even losing your bobby pins daily! I came across a blog post that has not one, or two, but 25 really neat ways to make life simpler at home with, often times, things you already have lying around the house! Continue Reading

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