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What Stains Drive You Crazy?

What Stains Drive You Crazy?

My little boys are high energy; they zoom from one activity to the next without stopping for a breath. My older son loves soccer, which is a wonderful way to keep active, but terrible for keeping his clothes clean. Everything winds up with a grass or mud stain. The clothes that manage to escape the mud and grass get stained at lunch! Removing grass stains without fading the clothing is a big task, which is why … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cleaning, Contests, Featured, Home and Decorating, Uncategorized

Cleaning Pool Toys and Outdoor Furniture

Cleaning Pool Toys and Outdoor Furniture

Summer is my favorite season. My kids love swimming, playing and dining outside. Aside from battling pesky mosquitoes during our evening meals, our biggest outdoor challenge is finding a way to clean patio furniture and grimy pool toys. Arm & Hammer has challenged me to use their baking soda to ease some of my outside cleaning pain. Knowing how versatile and effective baking soda is when I’m cleaning my bathroom and kitchen, I’m optimistic about using it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cleaning, Contests, Featured, Summer, Uncategorized

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Challenge

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Challenge

I’ve used Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for years as a deodorizer in my refrigerator and freezer because the baking soda neutralizes and absorbs food odors.  I was recently challenged to use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in a new way in the home. Before the challenge, I hadn’t realized how many uses there were for baking soda. Arm & Hammer has a “Solutions” website that lists a wide variety of ways to use baking soda.  I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cleaning, Contests, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Home and Decorating

Tips for Faster Floor Cleaning

Tips for Faster Floor Cleaning

I’ve been looking for a hard floor cleaner for as long as I’ve had hard floors. Typical upright vacuums don’t work because they are designed around a rotating brush to funnel debris towards a single suction point. If you put the spinning brush on a wood floor it just throws debris all over. If you stop the brush, the vacuum doesn’t pick up dirt across its entire width. Canister vacuums with hard floor attachments are better, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Cleaning, Home and Decorating, Tips

Get Organized in 2009!

Get Organized in 2009!

Now that all your presents are unwrapped, give yourself a big present: get organized in 2009! Keep Track of Your To-Do List:I’m a busy mama, and I keep track of all my appointments, playdates, volunteer commitments and work projects using the 2009 BusyBodyBook Personal & Family Organizer. As a type-A person who actually enjoys organizing things, I’ve tried lots of calendars and planners over the years. I first discovered the BusyBodyBook in 2007. Its 5 column grid design has made it my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Advice), Cleaning, Organizers