Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.
Instead of huffing and puffing and getting covered in grime while those tough-to-clean spaces stay dirty, follow these easy cleaning tricks to get your home sparkling and keep yourself smiling!
Want to work out more in 2015? Transform your guest room into a workout space. Does your child need better study habits? Have them swap rooms with a sibling for a new, fresh space.
If you know someone who has little time for themselves, why not surprise them with a gift to show your love? Not the material kind that'll add to the already massive pile of "things" in their home, but the kind that fulfills their desire for a little relief.
I hate taking the Christmas tree down. I hate the actual boring process, but I also hate the fact that the tree is down. Not so much because the holidays are over, but because I like the tree and now it won't be there all lit up at night.
Part of the battle to clear the clutter is finding the space to store all those items you need to keep! Instead of building a storage hut in your backyard, or filling your attic with boxes you'll never open again, find all the storage space you need in your home, with these insightful space-saving ideas!
You would have thought I asked them for a candy-free Halloween next year... especially when I handed my 9-year-old the toilet bowl brush.
I love to clean and get my house ready for any Holiday guest but I realize this is not the case with most people. However, 'tis the season and that should be a good enough excuse to make your home feel extra sparkly by executing our winter version of a spring clean.
Cleaning your house is a chore that takes you hours to complete. So you call a cleaning professional to do the task for you and BAM! They zoom right through the task. Ever wonder how? Us too.
Give visitors the four-star treatment -- and avoid awkward scenarios ("Um, could I get a new roll of TP?") -- with an overnight setup that's clean, comfortable, and ultra-considerate.
The kids got excited to "help" and made a water park out of the sink while attempting to do their own dishes. Such sweet kids. Also, there appears to be a small pond forming on the floor. Slip in the pond and almost fall. Try not to yell. Hold it together, lady! You still have to vacuum.
I think the lie we are fed is that you have to have it all at the same time. That if you are not in a constant state of happiness and bliss with a clean house, well-behaved children and a fat bank account, something must be wrong.
When you have five kids and a dog, as I do—not to mention a husband and a demanding career—one of the most frightening sentences in the English la...
You'll wanna start with boy band pop because you're a happy bubbly person who's gonna have a clean desk, but you'll end up blasting "Welcome to the Black Parade" as you lie among the desolate piles old paper clips, driver's ed paperwork and illegible to-do lists from 2006.
As my temper flares, messes that need conquering almost glow with a heavenly aura in front of me. The dishwasher gets emptied with loud purposefulness. Dust is sprayed and wiped with forceful intent. Shoes are deposited by the front door with angry aplomb. Baseboards are scrubbed, the Swiffer gets abused and the toilets? Those mother effers GLEAM when I'm done with them.