7 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Home Faster

Looking for ways to spring clean your home in no time? Good. I’ve got some tried and tested ways that I’m going to share with you. Spring cleaning is one of my favorite things about the spring season, but unfortunately, I can’t enjoy it to the fullest since my schedule is always overloaded. So I’ve found a few ways to spring clean my home fast that are also great for those who don’t like cleaning. 1. Clean mini blinds Yes, I want to start with the worst part about spring cleaning. I’m Read more [...]

10 Amazing Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

There are many uses for baking soda. You can use it to whiten your laundry, deodorize your closets and carpets, or to improve the airiness of baked goods. Is there anything that baking soda can’t do? Well, it can’t cure the common cold, but that is one of the very few limits of baking soda. Here are ten ways to use baking soda to enhance your appearance. 1. Exfoliant Actress Emma Stone told Elle that she uses baking soda mixed with face wash to create a gentle exfoliant for her skin. You Read more [...]

10 Smart Ways to Care for Your Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes afford you easy application of everything from your cosmetic foundation and blush to eye shadow and lip color. A good set of brushes may last you for years at a time, but only if you take proper care of them. Brushes that are not cleaned, or are mistreated, will soon collect dirt, bacteria, and excess product and need to be replaced. Here are 10 tips to extend the life of your cosmetics brushes, saving you money and a trip the department store. 1. Wash your brushes Brushes should Read more [...]

Natural Tile and Grout Cleaner

Making the switch to natural cleaners for tile and grout is incredibly easy and very inexpensive. You likely already have all the things you need, and they are more effective, in my opinion, than store-bought alternatives. You also don’t have to worry about your kids bathing in a chemical cocktail after you clean the tub, or a toddler crawling around on a floor covered in carcinogens. I’m a big fan of homemade cleaning recipes and these were born out of necessity for me. A few years Read more [...]

How to Make Natural Floor Cleaner for a Healthier Home

When my oldest child was about six months old I suddenly became much more interested in finding a natural and homemade floor cleaner recipe because I had a pint-size inspector who would eat/lick anything I missed! At the time we had several different types of floors in our tiny one-bedroom apartment, so I had to find something multi-purpose and easy to make with ingredients I had on hand: white vinegar, washing soda, and dishwashing liquid. The great news is I discovered natural cleaners Read more [...]

Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe

Sometimes the best things in life are free… or really, really cheap, like this natural glass cleaner recipe. I’ve experimented with many types of natural cleaners and have finally found natural options that are as good (or better) than conventional cleaners. Natural Glass Cleaner This natural glass cleaner was a pretty easy recipe to figure out after I got the tip to use vinegar from an elderly neighbor. Apparently, that is what everyone used in past generations and we’ve just Read more [...]

Homemade Carpet Cleaner Recipe

Today, I’m writing and homeschooling in a corner of our kitchen surrounded by furniture that is supposed to be in the living room/family room, all because we’re finally putting in hardwood floors to replace the carpet that was there when we moved in. Even though I’m no fan of carpet (especially white carpet, with kids), we’ve put this project off for over a year and were finally able to get a company to replace our floors…. when I just happen to be super-pregnant. Here’s hoping Read more [...]

Finding the Best Vacuum Cleaner For Our Family

To say that my kids are capable of making messes would be an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, they are also a great help around the house and in the kitchen, but the sheer nature of having 7+ people in our home means I have to deal with a lot of dust, little pieces of paper everywhere, and other small items on the floor constantly. https://imgur.com/E0crQby Many days, I feel like I’m losing the battle against this endless pile of little items on the floor, so this popular Pinterest Read more [...]

Natural Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner (That Works!)

Once upon a time I was a single college student in a one-room dorm and it didn’t take much to keep it clean. Fast forward a few years and I was married to an amazing (but super neat and orderly) guy and had a couple of kids who weren’t so neat and orderly! I needed an all-purpose cleaner that worked stat! (Psssstttt… Click here to see how to get the bottle and some of the ingredients for free this week only!) A Natural Way to Clean As a mom, I soon learned that child is a synonym Read more [...]

Easy DIY Granite Cleaner for Naturally Clean Countertops

I use my homemade all-purpose cleaner on almost everything around the house, but it doesn’t work for every surface. Our home has granite countertops in the kitchen and since granite can be a little fickle depending on what you use to clean it, I decided to test out creating a cleaner specifically for granite surfaces. After several attempts, this natural granite cleaner effectively gets my granite countertop clean and streak-free without damaging it, and thankfully, it’s still fast and simple Read more [...]