Spring Cleaning

27 April 2010
I saw this article in the washington post and have itching to post it so without further notice here it is.

Spring Cleaning- The Basics
This editorial was produced by the The Washington Post special sections department
Author unknown

Start from top down. Dust first and then vacuum. There's nothing more madding than seeing your clean floor covered with dust. Also, if you have rugs, take them outside to shake them before you vacuum.

Some things you can't put off. Sweep the floor and vacuum often. Those little bits of crumbs will attract mice, ants and other vermin.

Use the right kind of cleaners. Don't use furniture cleaner on your windows and vise versa. Never mic cleaning solutions. Some, like ammonia and bleach, can be toxic. Use a lint-free cloth(not all paper towels are lint-free)on windows and mirrors. To avoid running back and forth between rooms, put all your cleaning supplies in a caddy to take with you as you move from room to room.

Wash up afterwards and use gloves. Change your clothing immediately after you've finish cleaning. You've just made your apartment/home spic and span and now those germs maybe on you.

Wash windows on a cloudy day instead of a sunny day. The heat from the sun will make your cleaning solution dry more quickly, causing streaks.

Other Cleaning Tips:

Small holes in window screens can be patched up with clear nail polish.

Hairspray can be used to  kill flies,

Use paintbrushes and cotton swabs to dust hard-to-reach cracks (in stero systems, on a computer, in the crevices of cabinetry, etc.).

Car wax can be used on a door that sticks.

Line the bottom of your oven with tin foil; it'll catch any spills.

Clean your shower and fixtures after a steamy shower or bath. The steam will loosen dirt and grime.

Sick of your plasticware getting stained from red sauces? Before you store marinara sauce, spray your plastic bowl with cooking oil or wipe it with vegetable oil. The oil will prevent the food from soaking into the plastic.

Get rid of those stinky sponges! Sponges breed bacteria abd should be tossed every couple of weeks. In the meantime, throw them in the dishwasher after each use to keep them as clean as possible.

Weekend mini Vaca

16 April 2010

This picture says it all....after letting my house go to crap to deal with the Army and privitzed housing...I need a break and it's coming up!

 I will post monday what's up and hopefully I will have some crafty household ideas for you all until then see ya monday!

Wednesday's Chores

13 April 2010
Sorry I took a mini vaca and man did I need it...but unfortnate for me my house went to crap on me. Well that's the way the cookie crumbles...now I have to vacuum it up.

Living Room/ Dining Room
1. Vacuum
2. Clean tables
3. Clean dining table
4. Dust and wipe surfaces down
5.Clean front door 

Kitchen
1. Dishes put up
2. Wash dishes
3. Make coffee
4. Sweep
5. Fold laundry and out away
6. Dinner

Bathrooms
1. Sweep
2. Clean tubs
3. Clean toilets
4. Clean mirrors

Bedrooms
1. Change sheets
2. Straighten up
3. Kill that backroom...clean like no tomorrow
4. Vacuum

Wensday's Chores

06 April 2010
I soo love Anne Taintor's housewife humor!

Living Room/Dining Room
1. Get rid of donation boxes
2. Finish dining room table

Kitchen
1. Sweep
2. Dinner
3. Laundry
4. Put clothes away

Bathrooms
1. Clean tubs

Bedrooms
1. Make beds
2. Straighten up

Phone Calls
1. Call USAA to seperate DD savings and create another one
2. Other

Tuesday's Chores

05 April 2010
Gotta love this vintage/ retro housewife humore from Anne Taintor!

Living Room/ Dining Room
1. Clean tables
2. Purge
3. Clean hand prints

Kitchen
1. Clean counters
2. Put dishes away/ wash dishes
3. Dinner
4. Fold and put laundry away
5. COFFEE! 3x iced because of heat

Bathrooms
1. Clean tubs
2. Empty trash
3. Clean surfaces

Bedrooms
1. Make beds
2. Straigten rooms
3. Put clothes away

Errands
Good will
WIC
Other

Monday's Chores

04 April 2010
Ahh another happy moment thanks to Anne Taintor...you all need to check her out. Her stuff is so funny.

Living Room/ Dining Room
1. Vacuum
2. Purge
3. Clean dining room table

Kitchen
1. Make Coffee
2. Put dishes away
3. Laundry
4. Put clothes away

Bathrooms
1. Sweep/dust bust
2. Clean toilets
3. Clean surfaces
4. Clean tubs

Bedrooms
1. Make Beds
2. Put clothes away
3. Collect dirty clothes

Phonecalls
1. DD peds. nutritionist, make appointment

MISC
1. Update notebooks
2. Get crap out of house to goodwill
3. Other

Love these ladies!

03 April 2010
I borrowed this picture from BBC...thanks I love these ladies...but the houses I think I can do without!

Ok we all have our moment when we want to pull out hair out because we think our house is a mess...well Ladies sit right down take a break and watch How Clean Is Your House on BBC, you'll feel so much better by the end of the show you won't notice the few chores you didn't get to.

 Ok The two ladies from the picture are Aggie and Kim, Aggie does all the nifty CSI germ yucky stuff. Kim is the one dressed to the nine's in her ultra bright white nurse scrubbie get-up and scolds the owners of the homes that only a horder could love.

 They even have books! Yeahhhh they are all for the green thing if that's your bag baby. As for me I try and that's all that counts. Here are link to their books on amazon...I am thinking of getting one since I am wanting more homemade recipes for cleaning.







Check them out...I think I will be heading to my library soon to see about getting them and seeing what they are all about...I do love alot of their tips and hints they have on their shows.

Saturday's Chores

I love this woman's style of using vintage glam women and  smart ass humor to go with it! Check it all out here: http://annetaintor.com/index.html

Living Room/ Dining Room
1) Vacuum
2) Clean the hand prints that keep showing up
3) Clean the tables

Kitchen
1) Sweep
2) Ant barrier
3) Dishes

Bedrooms
1) Make beds
2) Fold and put laundry away
3) Straighten DD room

Bathrooms
1) Sweep
2) Clean tubs
3) Clean toilets

Errands
1) Buy stamps
2) Do detergent project
3) Update notebooks
4) Work on easter basket

Friday Project

01 April 2010
Ok I borrowed the pic and recipe from this site check it out...http://www.victoriahillfarm.com/2008/11/homemade-laundry-detergent.html

Here's what you need:

A bucket 1 box of 20 Mule Team Borax  1 box of washing soda  5 bars of soap


Directions:


Grate the bars of soap. If you are using Ivory or another soap that is very soft, you will want to let the grated soap sit out and harden for a couple of days. Dump the soap, borax and washing soda into a bucket. NOTE: Pour and mix this outside as it can cause a dust in the air (similar to pouring cat litter).

Mix it up however necessary. Use a long, wooden spoon and/or put the lid on the bucket and shake it really well.

USE:

Use one tablespoon of detergent for regular loads, two for large or heavily soiled loads. Do not go overboard. A little of this goes a long way - that's what makes it economical. This homemade detergent is natural, so it can be used on baby clothes.
Now once I am done I will show you all the power of TIDE vs the Awesomeness of HOMEMADE and we will see who is the winner....and if the winner is Homemade guess what I got bottle of tide brand spanking new if you want it!

Friday's chores

Hahah I found this to be funny and the fact that I live on coffee it fits: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2CA3ao/www.cafepress.co.uk/retrobettie/5774243

Living Room/Dining Room
1) Vacuum
2) Clean up little hand prints...yes more than one hand set made them
3) Put things in their homes

Kitchen
1) Sweep
2) Spray barrier for ants...damn you commie bastards
3) Laundry
4) Dishes
5) Thaw out dinner

Bedrooms
1) Make beds
2) Put clothes away
3) Straighten DD room

Bathrooms
1) Sweep
2) Clean tubs
3) Clean toilets

Projects
1) Homemade detergent
2) Get short cake
3) Homemade whipped cream
4) Update notebooks
5) Order school books and get old one ready to ship out