Steps to Cleaning your Carpet

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Disclosure: Rug Doctor sent me a product to facilitate my review. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ. When we bought our house it was a foreclosure. A really nice foreclosure. All we needed to do was have the carpets cleaned and move in. There were little holes in the walls from all the TVs they had in almost every room, but besides that this place was perfect! We have now lived here for almost 3 years and my carpet is beginning to wonder if it will ever be clean … [Read more...]

Cleaning with Steam

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   I love cleaning with steam. Previously HomeRight has sent me a SteamMachine that I used to clean almost every surface of my house. It was awesome! I cleaned my oven, which was totally gross, but was so easy with the use of steam. I was able to get my brand new curtains wrinkle free. My shower doors became clearer and my faucets beautifully shiny.  Cleaning … [Read more...]

Reducing Allergens Before They Reduce Me With Febreze

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Febreze. All opinions are my own.   Warmer weather and Spring have both arrived! While this is great news for my family because it means a lot of fun togetherness outside, but it bad news for my allergies. Pollen is flooding the air and getting into my home. I will soon be struggling with my seasonal allergies. This is where Febreze Allergen Reducer saves the day! When we are outside playing, doing yard work and enjoying the warm weather, … [Read more...]

Sponsored Video: Liquid-Plumr Hair Clog Eliminator

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Liquid-Plumr, but concerns my own opinion. I have a very thick head of hair. I also have a shedding problem. After I had my baby over a year ago I knew the hair shedding would begin and it is still going on. This means that even though we have a drain cover and I can catch a lot of my hair in the shower, some still sneaks down the drain. This is an even bigger problem in my sink and we do have a water flow problem there. I'm very excited to have … [Read more...]

Vacuuming Made Easy with the Shark Rocket Ultra-Light Upright Vacuum

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Disclosure: I received a free produce sample for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.     Recently our vacuum bit the dust. It's always sad when that happens because I think it is hard to find a replacement vacuum. There are so many to choose from and so many different price points that it can get stressful. Since I have a good relationship with Shark I emailed them asking if they had anything I could review. To my delight, they said yes! … [Read more...]

Sponsored Video: Making Trash Clean Up Fun with Glad Black Bag

This is a sponsored post by Glad. My husband and I are always looking for ways to make cleaning up more fun. We have tried to make it a race (not a great idea, because then someone loses and there are tears), singing songs and playing games. I find that when my husband and I help our kids clean up and take out the trash that it goes faster, there is less whining and we are having fun as a family. Our trash day is Wednesday, so Tuesday nights we make a game of gathering all the trash and … [Read more...]

Disinfecting With Lysol to Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

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Disclosure: I received free product samples for review purposes. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   Cold and Flu season is here! It has been hitting my house hard and long. We have all been sick basically for two months. We are starting to come out of it so you can bet my whole home is getting the Lysol treatment on a daily basis to ensure that we will stay healthy! Lysol has some really great products to help kill germs that I didn't even know … [Read more...]

The Joys of Cleaning

For some, cleaning house is a major undertaking; for others, it’s a labor of love. This is typically because people who enjoy cleaning house either like the results or know how to clean the fastest and easiest ways possible. Here are some of the best cleaning tips from Cathy's Cleaning, a Baltimore home cleaning service, to help you freshen and sparkle your house like a pro, in next to no time so you too can love the results. Bathroom Toilet – Something no one wants to clean, but everyone … [Read more...]

Easy Cleaning with the SteamMachine from HomeRight

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Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review in my Holiday Gift Guide. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   It recently came to my attention that my kids have a low work ethic. We had just purchased some items at Target. My recently potty trained kid needed to use the potty so my husband took him. My baby was having a meltdown so I was trying to help him be quiet. My  8 year old wasn't doing anything so I asked her to carry the bags to the car. … [Read more...]

A Deep Clean With the Shark Steam & Spray Mop

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Disclosure: I received free product samples for review in my Holiday Gift Guide. All experiences and opinions are my own. Yours may differ.   Everybody seems to have that one chore they hate doing. I mean, the word chore itself means something that is hard to do. For me the chore I hate the most is mopping. I have owned several mops throughout my life. Some of them were acceptable, most not. I was very excited to try the Shark Steam & Spray mop, but nervous because it had such … [Read more...]

Clearon Bleach Tablets Two $50 Visa Gift Card #MissionGiveaway

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I am not the best at laundry or cleaning really. I tend to just through things in the washing machine and hope everything turns out white and clean. Clearon Bleach Tablets will help you with your laundry and cleaning. 1 Tablet dissolved in a gallon of water creates a great cleaning solution for around the house and outside. Learn more about Clearon Bleach Tablets and enter to win 2 $50 Visa gift cards - one to win and one to give. About Our Sponsor Clearon Bleach Tablets offer all the … [Read more...]

How to look after your carpet

A carpet forms the basis for decorating the flooring in most of your rooms and if you’re like me, choosing a new carpet isn’t easy – it takes time selecting the right one. All this effort then feels wasted once that ‘new carpet smell’ has gone but there are a few tips you can deploy to make your carpet last longer: Vacuum regularly Well, not too regularly. Vacuuming can cause some of the fibres of the carpet to be pulled up with the vacuum but not vacuuming at all leads unwanted tiny … [Read more...]

Make Cleaning Fun and Introduce some Competition

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Load sighs and complaints are probably the only things you hear when you tell your children to clean. However, cleaning doesn’t have to be a boring chore. Have you ever noticed how all those Disney movies your kids watch endlessly always involve cheerful cleaning sessions? Well, you don’t need to be in a Disney movie to make cleaning more fun. In fact, with a little bit of creativity you can make cleaning a game for your kids. You can make cleaning a game with maybe a little music and a little … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Good Habits in Children: Tidying

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Every parent wants the perfect child who will tidy their own room without being asked and will put things away around the house when they are finished with them. But many parents seem to believe that this is just a pipe dream, that kids are kids and they will never be tidy until they hit adulthood. But the reality is, if you always go around tidying up after them, then they will let you. But if you encourage them to be tidy and organized, they will soon pick up on it. Teaching tidiness through … [Read more...]

Labeling Tubs

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It is common courtesy for friends to help clean up after they have been playing at your house. I don't mind cleaning up with my children when we are at a friends house, but sometimes it is very difficult because I don't know where all their toys belong. When I lived in Kansas I had a group of friends, and we would have a play group every week. We would rotate houses so everyone got a turn to "host the mess." We would all fumble through putting the toys away and follow the lead of the person … [Read more...]