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Washing My Cares Away With Whirlpool

Washing My Cares Away With Whirlpool

As a newlywed, I didn’t care much about my washer and dryer. Oh…how things have changed. In my pre-kid days, I wore lots of dry-clean only clothing to work. I did two or three loads of wash a week: sheets, towels/whites, and our clothing. Now as the mom to two kids, I do at least one load a day because, as every mom knows, babies make a lot of laundry. Babies dirty their clothing. They … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Cleaning, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Gift Ideas, Home and Decorating

Stuck on You

Stuck on You

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a label fanatic. Labels combine my childhood love of stickers and my grown-up obsession with organization. I own a label-maker, which gets a lot of use in my house. If you’re looking for an inexpensive label, I would definitely use a label-maker. But when you need a label that can stand up to daily use, I.D. Me Labels is a good choice. They sent me some All Purpose Icon … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Design Your Own, Featured, Germ Protection, Organizers, Personalized, School Aged Children, Toddlers

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