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How to Clean Delicate Stuffed Animals

Your children may love their plush toys, but every time they hug them all you can see is the dirt and germs being spread from their favorite toy. You know it’s time these stuffed animals get freshened up, but how do you do it without destroying your child’s favorite toy? Luckily, this isn’t as big as an undertaking as you think! With careful attention to any labels on the plush animals and a calm perusal of what the toy is made out of, you can clean anyone’s stuffed animal without ruining it for good! Washing Machine and Dryer Method – […]

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How to Clean Up Clam Chowder Stains on the Carpet

Taking good care of the carpet is a really tough job. Just ask any homeowner and he or she will surely reply that it is a lot more difficult than you may think. Carpets get dirty and filthy quite easily since it is exposed to a lot of foot traffic as well as the occasional spills and stains. An example of a very difficult stain that your carpet can face is clam chowder stains. Clam chowder is a really delicious dish yet it is not something that you would want to see spilled all over your carpet. This is because […]

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Why Exercise is Important to Remaining Healthy

Exercise is extremely important for people belonging to any age group. There are several benefits that one can derive from exercise. Doctors have always opined that exercise is the best alternative to medicines. Making exercises a part of your daily routine will help you to remain healthy. Once you start doing it, you will realize the benefits and thank yourself to have initiated it. In the present times, we lead a life punctuated with competition and stress. Physical activity helps you to deal with these and remain fit. Exercise can fight off chronic diseases, help you to sleep better, helps […]

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Pros and Cons of Using Vinegar As a Natural Cleaner

People are very happy using Vinegar and Salt or Lemon to clean naturally. Yes, these things are almost natural to a certain extent, as they do not pollute the environment. Provided that they are in their natural form. But is Vinegar safe? Perhaps it might be safe for us, but we have to remember one thing about Vinegar: It is an acid. When combined with baking soda (a base), it makes for a great cleaner on pots that have caked-on burned nastiness. The only problem with Vinegar is that it is not necessarily a good thing for all plant life. […]

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How to Remove Sticky Candy From Carpet

With Halloween just around the corner, kids will be anxiously waiting for the joy of filling their bags with goodies from trick-or-treating. Candy messes on the floor can be fairly stubborn accidents to clean up, especially if it’s deeply embedded into the carpet fibers. Candy contains many different dyes, depending on what type of sweet it is. Whether your carpet has been covered with bits of chocolate or a jolly rancher stain, the cleanup procedure is very similar. You need to take into account what type of carpet you have because there are different procedures for removing sticky candies from […]

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Why Healthy Eating Is So Good for Hypermobility Syndrome Sufferers

So, we all know that eating healthily is good for us. We hear it enough times. It’s something we ‘should’ do. But I want to give you a personal take; make it real to you. I want you to know how much of a difference eating healthily has made to me as a Hypermobility Syndrome (HMS) sufferer and I want to give you some tips on how you can start to feel this health and vitality in your own life. Let’s look at the facts first: Why eating healthily is particularly good for HMS sufferers: • When our body is […]

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Simple And Fun DIY Project Ideas For Everyone

Increase the value of your home with these simple yet super fun DIY projects pretty much anyone can do! Have you just found out that you’re going to have a few free days in the near future? This is truly a rarity, so you should definitely put your free time to good use. And of […]

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How Choose a Wall Mounted Fireplace to Suit You

Looking for the perfect fireplace? Here are some tips and tricks on how to choose the right fireplace for your home! Fireplaces that you hang on the wall are chic, sophisticated and offer a sense of class and style to a room. They are the perfect way to create an elegant focal point and at the […]

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How to Keep Up Your Gardening Hobby Throughout Winter

Gardening is a hobby that enables you to learn new skills, develop your knowledge and also relax and be at one with nature, so it’s never fun to have to hang up your apron and put the gloves away for the winter season. Photo: Jennifer Green Many people think that gardening and creating a picture […]

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Everything You Should Know Before Buying Patio Furniture

Keep these things in mind before purchasing new patio furniture! It could save you tons of cash in the long run! Photo: Zevy Joy Outdoor spaces like backyards and patios can be pretty inviting, especially during seasons of warm weather. A well-designed patio adds to your home’s curb appeal and offers a chance to relax, have […]

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How to Make Your Bedroom Cosy for Autumn

As the nights turn colder, and the days become shorter, it’s easy to start going home earlier and having more lie-ins! When this feeling sets in, you know it’s time to update your home in time for autumn and winter. Photo: Instagram When the central heating system starts coming on and you dig your fluffy […]

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How to Keep Your Pool Clean When You’re Not Using It

Winter is coming! Here’s how to winterize your pool for the long, cold season to come! Photo: Underguide Disguided Lid One of the worst tasks that starts as early as the first leaves start falling off is maintaining your pool. Even if you don’t experience freezing winters later on, pool maintenance is still required both […]

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DIY Projects That Can Make A World Of Difference At Home

Transform your home with some of these simple DIY projects that make a HUGE difference! Are you the type of individual that absolutely loves getting their hands dirty? Do you enjoy spending your free time working in your garden or putting your hands to good use? If you answered yes to these questions, there is […]

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9 Cleaning Hacks to Try this Weekend!

There are actually countless ways we can clean our house that we are probably not aware of. Most of them are in fact, items that are very common in our house. Photo: Chasing Foxes These unexpected items can really help you clean your house. To discuss further, here are some tried and tested cleaning hacks […]

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In the Spotlight: Serena and Lily’s Laid Back and Luxe Duvet Covers

Take a look at why we are gushing over these duvet covers from our favorite home furnishings retailer: Serena and Lily!  If you’ve ever been into a Serena and Lily store, you will quickly realize that their style is very fresh, sleek, and very Californian. Their products are very versatile and are made to quickly […]

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Cleaning Tips and Tricks You Must Not Forget This Spring

Once the spring arrives, so does the need for spring cleaning. Even though most of us know at least the basic cleaning musts, there are usually some things we frequently overlook. In order to avoid these oversights, here’s a list of cleaning tips you must not forget this spring. Photo: Qualified Remodeler Touch up your […]

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Cleaning Stainless Steel With Steam

Although I loved my stainless steel appliances in the showroom and thought they looked gorgeous at first, I hate the fingerprints and smudges they showed. I don’t think I clean another thing in my house as often only to have it still look so bad. It’s really got me questioning my purchase. For a while, I tried to clean them using the stainless steel cleaners you can buy at the grocery store. With all the promises the manufacturers make on how well they “shine, protect and clean fingerprints” I was very disappointed with the results. The label said it was supposed to help “repel […]

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Cleaning Red Wine From Grout

Red wine stains are one of the most difficult types of stains to remove. Wine stains can ruin clothes, fabric, furniture, and carpets. When red wine is spilled on grout it will be instantly absorbed if the grout has not been properly sealed. Even if the grout has been sealed it can still be stained if spills are allowed to sit on it for a long period of time. There are no sealers on the market today that can protect the grout from red wine that has been allowed to sit and dry on the grout. It goes without saying […]

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How to Clean Beverage Dispensers

Beverage dispensers need to be cleaned regularly like all other food and drink containers. If you use them for drinks other than water and don’t clean them, the beverage it will dispense will start to taste different after a while. Also, there could be acidic build-ups and leftovers from previous uses. The dangers of bacteria and other pollutants is also another risk factor that should encourage you to sanitize your beverage dispensers. It is advisable to clean beverage dispensers after every change of liquids, or after every four to six weeks of continuous use. Here are quick and easy steps […]

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Ideas to Clean Stainless Cabinet Handles

If you’re looking for a clean, simple look in your kitchen, then stainless steel kitchen cabinet hardware can be the perfect fit. It’s an ideal match for the new stainless steel appliances and can add a touch of modern elegance to any kitchen. While stainless kitchen cabinet hardware is probably the least demanding when it comes to cleaning, it will still need a little attention from time to time. Heat and grease can take a toll on your kitchen cabinet hardware and stainless is no exception. So be prepared to do a little maintenance on this otherwise carefree home hardware. […]

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Buying Vintage Furniture- Are you Playing by the Rules?

Follow our guide on how to purchase vintage furniture, the right way! Photo: Via eBay Unfortunately, buying antiques is a lot harder than it might seem when it comes to furniture, vintage furniture is truly unique, in the sense that there are some rules that must be taken into consideration. Without these rules it’s pretty […]

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7 Factors to Consider Before Installing a New Heating System in Your Home

Here are some things you should keep in mind before installing a HVAC system in your home! Photo: The Spruce A heating system is very important to keep your family warm during the extremely cold winter season. It’s also important to improve your home’s air quality. You should prioritize to install one during the fall because […]

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Simple Money-Saving Autumn Home Décor Tips

Decorate your home this fall on a budget with our easy ideas!  Photo: Pioneer Settler The fall is a prime time for decorating. Who doesn’t want to create a homey atmosphere when the evenings start to become a bit longer? Here are a few ways to redecorate your home with the spirit of autumn, without […]

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Ideas for Creating the Perfect Child-Friendly Kitchen

Have kids at home? Here are some ingenious ideas on how to keep your kitchen child-friendly and safe! Photo: Desire to Inspire The kitchen is the one room in the home that has transformed from the traditional use of food prep and cooking, to a social hub that the whole family use much more throughout […]

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Organic Lawn Care Helps Preserve the Environment for Future Generations

Learn how to take care of your lawn the right way to ensure you are living green and caring for the environment. Here’s how! Photo: D&D Yard Service It seems everywhere you look today, people are talking about green solutions for the things we do every day. Green solutions are being sought for the cars […]

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3 Things to Look for When Buying a Table Saw

Thinking of purchasing a table saw for your home DIY projects? Here are some important things you should look out for! Photo: The Spruce You might not know this, but there are a numerous types of table saws so your options may seem more varied than you think. There are portable table saws, hybrid table […]

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Pet Hair in Your Home

Our dogs and cats can bring smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts, but those little fur balls also leave hair all over our households. Pet hair is a real nuisance. It’s big enough so that your neighbors can see it on your couch, yet too small to pick up with just your hands. It collects not only on our fabric furniture and carpets, but our clothing as well. In addition, pet hair can often cause allergic reactions not only in humans but surprisingly in pets as well. Let’s face it, pet hair is not an easy thing […]

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Cleanliness in the Kitchen

A clean kitchen is mandatory for a healthy environment. The kitchen is where people prepare their food and as such high standards for personal and environmental hygiene must be followed. Whether at a home or in a restaurant, it is always important to keep high levels of cleanliness in the kitchen. The kitchen, more than any other location, is the room most prone to the growth and development of disease-causing bacteria and pests. A clean kitchen begins with high levels of personal hygiene. Whether you are a homemaker, domestic help or a restaurant employee, be aware of the fact that […]

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How To Effectively Remove Mold For Good

Mold is a fungus that takes root in nature and your surroundings. It enters your home as tiny spores. The spores need moisture to start growing. They are known to destroying your health as well as household articles. It is easy to locate these spores as they originate in humid or soggy areas. Mold is known to grow fast and it can cause severe damage to your homes. It can affect your documents, textiles, floor coverings, rugs, and even the walls and ceilings of your house. The mold grows best where there is dampness or humidity from a leaky roof […]

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How to Remove Corrosion From Stained Glass

Corrosion on stained glass is commonly referred to as white mold. It appears on the lead or solder lines, leaving the stained glass piece spotted and unattractive. The corrosion or white mold is frequently the result of flux residue that was not thoroughly removed. One method used to remove the corrosion is to scrub the art glass piece with cleanser. This will remove the corrosion, but it may also cause scratches on the glass. The best way I have found for removing the corrosion is to use baking soda. Baking soda is not as abrasive as a cleanser and will […]

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay. These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. The term is also used to refer to the money allocated for such use. By extension, an office or organization, as well as the maintenance of computer storage systems