Check out the first tip below:
Laundry day is a project (the sorting, the pretreating, the care-tag reading, the folding — ugh), and wrinkles are the thorn in a completed load’s side. So we asked Carolyn Forte, the director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, for best ways we can all spend less time stooped over the ironing board.
1. Try the wet washcloth trick.
We couldn’t live without our trusty irons, but when you’re staring at a pile of wrinkled shirts on a super-busy morning, you wish the whole ironing thing could be a little more automated. That’s where this trick comes in.
Throw your rumpled outfit into the dryer with a damp washcloth, and run it for about 10 or 15 minutes. The steam emitted from the washcloth with smooth the garments’ wrinkles — and offer you a few extra minutes to eat breakfast.
Want to try this tip on a larger load? “Use a hand towel or bath towel instead of a washcloth,” says Forte.
Read the rest here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a33970/spend-less-time-ironing/
Source: Good Housekeeping Article: 6 Genius Tricks for Wrinkle-Free Clothes By: Lauren Piro
It’s spring-cleaning time. To make things a little easier, we have 20 tips that will help you keep your house in a tip top shape any time of year, so you can have a tidy, sparkling home in no time flat.
You love a spotless house, but you don’t want to spend the bulk of your time actually cleaning. Well, fret no more. Here are 20 spring cleaning tips to help you get started! Continue Reading
Everything needs to be cleaned once in a while, and a washing machine is no exception. After washing loads of dirty laundry, the inside of the machine can collect dirt, and odors may cling to its walls and get transferred to your clothes. Luckily, you probably won’t need anything you don’t already keep around the house.
Why clean your washing machine?
- – Some washers have the tendency to smell bad due to their design.
- – Odors in a washing machine can eventually come off on clean clothing.
- – Hard water causes lime buildup in components and pipes, causing things to run slower. Washing machines and pipes are more efficient when lime is removed.
- – You may live in a humid climate. Constant moisture in the air prevents the washer from completely drying in between loads, causing stale odors and mildew.
- – Often times soap and dirt splash up, leaving grime on parts of the agitator and wash bins that are above the water line.
Modern life is defined by convenience, and what could be more convenient for people. There’s no reason to put in the work manually cleaning dishes after each and every meal. A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishes and eating utensils. Dishwashers can be found in restaurants and private homes. The mix of water and detergent is circulated by a pump. Water is pumped to one or more rotating spray arms, which blast the dishes with the cleaning mixture. Once the wash is finished, the water is drained, more hot water is pumped in and a rinse cycle begins. After the rinse cycle finishes and the water is drained, the dishes are dried using one of different drying methods. Continue Reading
There is a hope for even the dirtiest, most outrageous messes that somehow find their way into our homes. Whether you’re frying up a pan of bacon or cooking veggies in olive oil, grease splatter abounds. It multiplies in tiny little droplets and clings to the top of your stove, cabinets, back splash and any other areas close by. It’s often difficult to remove, especially if you aren’t able to clean it right away, so I we’ve compiled a simple few steps on how to clean up the mess with basic items you already have in your kitchen. Continue Reading
If you have little kids, you know how they love to make a mess – but hate to pick it all up! I have 4 grandkids and being that I clean houses professionally, I’m especially aware how quick a room can turn into a war-zone after the kids step foot in it for just 1 or 2 minutes! Is this your ideal playroom? Continue Reading
Baking soda is a staple in my house. Whether I keep a box in my refrigerator, or keep it around for house cleaning, it gets used daily! So what is baking soda – exactly? Baking soda is known as sodium bicarbonate in the scientific world. To everyone else, it is basically a chemical salt. Baking soda can be used for both cooking and cleaning. Since I’m a professional house cleaner, my knowledge of baking soda specializes in the house cleaning aspects of baking soda and I want to share some uses for cleaning around your house with just baking soda. Continue Reading
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
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!
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!