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How to Combat Holiday Stains and Chores

How to Combat Holiday Stains and Chores

    December arrives, and with it comes a whirlwind of shopping, cooking, baking, organizing, hosting and a general (but joyous) chaos. When there is so much hustle and bustle, our schedules get off. It’s hard to keep up with household stuff. This becomes a problem when visitors pop in for a holiday visit or you have an upcoming party to host.   One of my best tips for staying on top of Holiday Chores: MAKE A LIST. Lists … Read entire article »

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How Do You Juggle It All? Cleaning Tips from a Working Mom

During my first pregnancy, I daydreamed about peaceful days spent strolling through the park or rocking a sleeping infant in my arms. While I love being a mom, my life is more chaotic than I’d envisioned. I have two young boys and work full-time outside the home. The competing demands of children and clients mean that I’m juggling all sorts of tasks from a never ending to-do list. Since my priority is finding time to spend with my boys without neglecting my responsibilities to my clients, I wind up “dropping the ball” on some tasks.  The first sacrifice I made as a working mother was sleep. I’ve decided that I would rather have an extra hour or two of playtime with my boys than sleep. 4 hours is typical. 6 hours feels like … Read entire article »

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Holiday Clothing Care

As we enter the holiday season, I look forward to attending Christmas and New Year’s parties and to wearing festive clothing. Most of my favorite items are a pain to wash. Beautiful lingerie, delicately-beaded items and lace require hand-washing. Before I had children, I would hand-wash lingerie and other delicate clothing in the sink and then hang it to dry. With a preschooler and a baby in the house, it’s harder to find the time. The Whirlpool … Read entire article »

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A Sixth Sense for Doing Laundry

Did you know that about 90% of the energy in a typical laundry cycle is spent heating the water? While hot water may be necessary for certain stains or for running a sanitizing/allergen cycle, using hot water to do laundry is a waste of energy. Plus, washing clothing in cold water allows fabrics to retain their color and strength longer. I love it when my husband helps around the house, but he mistakenly believes  laundry … Read entire article »

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There’s An App…for that Stain

There’s An App…for that Stain

Like many moms, I spend a lot of time doing laundry even as I juggle working and taking care of two young boys. I’ve already raved about how I can do laundry one-handed while holding the baby since my new Whirlpool Duet has an automatic laundry detergent dispenser. My biggest laundry pet peeve is dealing with stains. I know it’s important to treat clothing properly, and I particularly want to keep my oldest’s clothing in good condition … Read entire article »

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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 »

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