Five Ways to Clean Your Jewelry At Home!

(Image Credit: Trionis)

(Image Credit: Trionis)

Every now and then you may want to get fancy and throw on a little bling, but infrequently worn jewelry may be stored out of sight, collecting dust or rust. If you don’t want to spend money at a fancy cleaner’s, try these methods to spruce up your jewelry before decking out your latest outfit. In most cases a toothbrush, a shallow bowl, and one easy household item is all that is needed! Continue reading

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A Lazy Girl’s Guide to Cleaning

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Do you hate cleaning? Would you rather sit on the couch watching a Project Runway marathon and eating pizza than finally get around to the chores you know you ought to do? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. The problem is, people like us don’t want to clean, but the cleaning has to get done somehow. We don’t want our houses to look like a tornado ran through them. We’re not animals, you know. Continue reading

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5 Ingredients You Already Own That You Can Use to Clean Your Home

Homemade Cleaning (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media)

Homemade Cleaning (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media)

Cleaning… Sadly, it never ends. Your house could be shining like diamonds in the morning, but if you intend to live in it, it’ll be dirty by the afternoon, and then the cycle starts all over. Laundry, dishes, dusting, floors… The trouble is, the home-cleaners we buy in stores, despite their efforts to make our living spaces cleanlier, leave us breathing in toxic chemicals and smearing them on every surface of our homes. If you mix the wrong two cleaners, the reaction can be lethal. Have you ever heard of death by bathroom cleaner?

Luckily, these chemicals and toxins can be easily avoided by making our own home-cleaning solutions. Chances are you have all the necessary ingredients in your cabinet already. All you need are a few basics: baking soda, white vinegar, lemon, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol and water, obviously. Between those six ingredients, all kinds of cleaning can be done, without the harmful side effects of chemicals and animal testing. Continue reading

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5 Things (You Probably Didn’t Realize) You Should Be Cleaning Regularly

Cleaning (Image Credit: Tono Balaguer)

Cleaning (Image Credit: Tono Balaguer)

Being that it’s relatively early in the new year, it’s still okay to amend resolutions and goals. A lot of times I hear people aspiring for healthier choices. One of the healthiest things people can do is clean! You should think beyond surface cleaning like doing laundry, wiping counters or changing the air filter, and  never underestimate the power of germs! This add these five items to your cleaning routine to give yourself the freshest year yet. Continue reading

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Five Unexpected Uses for Baking Soda

Baking Soda (Image Credit: Mark Finch)

Baking Soda (Image Credit: Mark Finch)

Baking Soda is a strange and mysterious product. We all know it does great things like make our pancakes rise. And I think it’s also common knowledge that it’s a great way to take the stench out of anything (shoes, litter boxes, trashcans, fridges, drains, etc). But did you know there’s actually a lot more it can do? You can get way more than your money’s worth out of it. If you didn’t know, don’t fret! I have compiled a list of unexpected ways to use Baking Soda to share with you. Continue reading

Quirky Home: House Cleaning Tips

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Cleaning your house….not the most favorite thing on your to do list but it needs to get done.  You dust, you clean your clothes, you vacuum, but for some reason when you come into your house after a long day at work, you do not like the way your house smells.  Come on… you can admit it.  It’s not just you.  It feels like you just cleaned your house and already there is that little faint smell that you cannot seem to get rid of.  Well, now that you know that it’s not just you and you can admit that this does indeed happen to you (the first step is admitting 😉 )… now you can do something about it.   Here are a few tips on how to make your house smell fresh and hopefully they help make that fresh smell last a little longer than a day.

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Natural Laundry Solutions

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Laundry can be scary. Colors bleed, sweaters shrink, and socks mysteriously go missing, nevermind that I am allergic to almost every chemical involved. So I’m always looking for ways to make it through the process unscathed and with as few allergic reactions as possible. Turns out there are some easy ways to get your clothes looking, feeling, and smelling squeaky clean without harsh chemicals and I’m about to share them with you!

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