cleaning

Speed Cleaning for the Holidays

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There is no time of year when I love my house--or enjoy being at home--more than during the month of December.  There is just something magical about those twinkling Christmas tree lights and festive decorations.  I love turning on some mellow Christmas music (the James Taylor Christmas album is my all time fav!) and cuddling [...]

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 30 Minutes or Less

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Bathrooms. Ugh! Is there any household cleaning chore more dreaded than tackling a dirty bathroom? From soap scum and mildew to dirt and hair, cleaning this germ-filled zone is no easy task. That said, it is also simply one of those things that must be done. Never fear — my latest article at P&G Everyday [...]

8 Must-Have Bathroom Cleaning Tools

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Ever wonder what bathroom cleaning tools you can't live without and which ones are just taking up space?  Pop over to Home Made Simple to check out my list of 8 Must-Have Bathroom Cleaning Tools, along with lots of little-known tips for how to use them more effectively!

Just Call Me Superwoman {4 Simple Rules for Managing Your Time}

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 I woke up this past Monday ready to start my week with a bang.  I  had spent the weekend getting caught up after last week’s trip, and by 8am I had already finished my work for the day, returned several neglected emails, handed in a writing assignment, tidied my house, put in a load of [...]

Organize Your Bathroom {Day 13}

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This is the thirteenth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * There is no room I dread cleaning more than the bathroom.  Ugh!  It’s not really the daily cleaning [...]

Organize Your Bedroom Closet {Day 12}

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This is the twelfth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.  *   *   * We've only got 2 days left of cleaning projects and then we are going to move on to [...]

5 Simple Strategies For Staying Organized

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If you are anything like me, the concept of home organization is a journey, not a destination.  Over the years, I have bought lots of books on the subject, some better than others. (For the record, in my opinion the hands-down best, most life changing book on organization I have read thus far is The [...]

Speed Cleaning

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There are lots of reasons a clean house is important to me, but the biggest is probably simply that my brain works better when my house is clean.  Over the years I've had lots of people ask how I keep things tidy most of the time.  So--at the risk of having you all think I [...]