Tools, toys, bikes, junk and more junk; does this sound like your garage? If you're stacking boxes to the ceiling, cramming tools into bins or overflowing with old furniture you meant to donate last year, it's time to make a change.
If you're approaching a spring cleaning of your home this year, why not consider these effective all-natural cleaning alternatives?
Time magazine calls bestselling author Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the declutter bible for 2015. Using her last and first name, Kondo developed her "KonMari Method" for transforming her clients' lives by helping them clear their homes, find what "sparks joy" and live the lives they want.
It's springtime, and with it comes the energy of renewal and rebirth. The concept of spring-cleaning isn't a new one. It's an intuitive process, which has become a cultural norm for a reason.
Turns out, a lot of your store-bought cleaners are actually pretty harmful and--quite frankly--not nearly as effective as stuff you already have lying around your home.
When you're expecting company, your mind starts to go haywire, thinking of all the tasks you have to accomplish before guests arrive. It's like hosting has heightened your senses so you can see all the dust and dirt that's sitting on the surfaces of your apartment.
Think about how cleaning a school building -- maybe 100 times larger than the average house -- might take more time, more effort and even different kinds of products -- products specifically designed for use in large-scale commercial and institutional buildings.
Would my family fire me? Would they drown in dirty laundry? Probably not. Knowing my boys, they would just keep wearing dirty clothes until their girlfriends made them learn how to operate the washer and dryer.
Like the return of baseball, blossoms and outdoor barbecues, spring cleaning is one of those things that many people like to do once March makes its way onto the calendar.
The coffeemaker. The blender. The cast iron skillet. You use these kitchen tools every day -- but cleaning them is always a real pain in the neck. Until now. These three brilliant tricks will have them all spotless in no time.
Struggling to find the time -- nay, the motivation -- to get all your chores done? Well, you might want to sit down for this news: You can get it all done hardly using any energy at all and without sacrificing any of your home's cleanliness.
Sure, you could buy expensive cleaning products full of scary-sounding chemicals. Or you could make your own at home. Here are five simple recipes for everyday cleaners that are easy, cheap and free of ingredients you can't pronounce.
"Who has the remote?" Well, that's actually the problem. Everyone loves to hold it and pass it around, which means serious bacteria build-up. Wipe it down with disinfecting wipes on a daily basis.
One of the most overlooked ways of optimizing your health and success is to flush anything, anything, out of your home that d...
Between "seasoning" and scrubbing, you're totally stumped.
Spring is just around the corner, ladies, and with it, the opportunity to give those closets a deep clean. We're doing so with the help of Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizational guru and author of the international best-seller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.