The 12 Stains of Christmas
The holidays are here! What a perfect time to get together with friends and family and celebrate!
December is such a fun time for my family. Relatives from out of town visit. Our Christmas tree is filled with lights and hand-made ornaments from the kids. Special holiday cookies are baking in the oven, and presents are overflowing under the tree. School is out for ten days so there is nothing to do but eat, drink, and be merry!
Amongst all this celebrating, however, are stains, just waiting to show their colors. Don’t let stains ruin your holiday tablecloths and themed sweaters! Be prepared ahead of time to combat any stain that comes your way.
Easy Ways to Stay Stress-Free Through the Holidays
The holiday season is here….let the stress begin!
Every year I have Thanksgiving in my home. Not only am I preparing for the “big dinner,” but I also have to get my home ready for out-of-state guests that stay at my house through the holidays. Add Christmas shopping on top of that and my stress level is at its max!
The holiday season always brings fun times, new memories, and cherished family time, but if you are not prepared ahead of time, it can get very stressful. The key is to try and keep a good balance. This way you can also relax and enjoy the holidays too.
Save Money by Using Less Energy
When I change the light bulbs in my home, am I REALLY making a difference in reducing energy costs?
The answer is YES…
During the month of October, we celebrate “Energy Awareness Month.” It is a time to promote energy awareness and energy savings, and learn what we can do at home to reduce our energy use.
Keeping September Germ-Free
And they're off! The new school season has begun! As I stand on my front porch blowing kisses and waving to my children as they get on the bus, I can't help but think about all the germ-filled classrooms, just waiting for clean, healthy kids to enter them.
"Think positive," I say to myself. Let's hope my children can make it through the fall and winter seasons without getting sick.
Great Ideas For Cleaning Your Summer Gear
As I look out at the water and watch the sun reflect off the ocean waves, a warm breeze blows across the sand. Ahh, summer. I love summers in New York. Unfortunately, the summer season is almost over.
All those dips in the ocean, trips to the ice cream store, walks on the boardwalk and sunbathing on the sand moments will soon be coming to an end. All that’s left are wonderful memories, stinky sandals, dirty white t-shirts, chlorine-smelling bathing suits and dirty pool toys!
Who Wants To Spend Their Summer Cleaning?
Who wants to spend their summer cleaning?
I know I don’t…and I am sure I am not alone!
Ten Ways to Power Clean Your Home So You Can Enjoy Summer
Summer! A perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and catch up on family time and relaxation!
But what about the house cleaning? If you’re like me, house cleaning is not on my priority list during the summer months.
But it has to be done….and done right. So what should you do?
The answer is simple. Learn how to power clean your home quick and efficiently so you can enjoy the lazy days of summer!
Creating An Allergy Symptom-Free Home
Spring is in the air, which means allergy season is in full bloom.
My children and I are all allergy sufferers, which is why creating the best home environment for our health is critical. One way to do this is by knowing and reducing those triggers that cause our asthma and allergies to flare up.
Reducing Stress In Your Busy Life
The house is a mess, the kids need a ride to school, the car keys are missing, the dog just got out of the yard, and your boss just scheduled a mandatory meeting first thing this morning...
...no wonder why you feel stressed out.
Good-Bye Winter! Time To "Pre-Spring" Clean!
The arrival of March is a very exciting time for me. For us New Yorkers, it means we have one month left of winter. Before we know it, spring will be in full bloom!
Every year during the month of March, I do the same routine. I wrap up my de-cluttering tasks and I start strategizing my “pre-spring” cleaning routine.
Pre-spring cleaning is the time when I clean all the semi-annual “hard-to-reach” areas in my home. It is a time where I take a short break from my usual cleaning routines and clean the areas that I have left behind.
Mastering an Effective Cleaning Routine
Welcome February……the time when we are halfway into hibernation and anxiously awaiting spring. It’s a time to reap the awards from all the de-cluttering you have done in January. February is the perfect month to concentrate on light surface cleaning and dusting around your home. Leave all the deep cleaning until spring and focus on mastering an effective cleaning routine.
A New Year, A New Beginning
Happy 2013! How is your new year going so far?
It has been a long but productive 2012 for me. The end of 2012 was a tough one because Hurricane Sandy turned so many people’s lives around, including fifteen of my relatives…but after an extremely emotional three months, we continue to work hard, move forward and have faith that 2013 will be better.