Category Archive: Cleaning

The Big Tease – Fixing Barbie’s Hair With Fabric Softener

We have a large population of Barbies inhabiting our basement, and there are more, who have migrated to the warmer climate of upstairs bathroom, where The Princess plays with them in her bath.… Continue reading

Too Much Excitement – Unclogging the Drain With Vinegar and Baking Soda

We put a lot of miles on the sink in our kitchen every week, and sometimes, it can drain a bit slowly. I decided to try a DIY recipe for drain cleaner that… Continue reading

Workin’ It – The Summer Chore Chart

Every summer the kids and I come to some sort of arrangement regarding their chores. I’m more lenient during the school year when they should be focused on the academic work, but come… Continue reading

Cleaning Your Shower Door With Fabric Softener Sheets

As you can imagine, by now I am becoming a little bit skeptical of DIY cleaning products. But, this one was easy to put together (I mean, I’ve got used fabric softener sheets… Continue reading

A Tidy Linen Closet is a Happy Linen Closet

The Internet is full of housekeeping tips, and I came across this oneĀ for organizing the linen closet recently. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: Before I started, the hall linen closet was… Continue reading

Cleaning the Microwave with Vinegar

After yesterday’s cake-in-a-cup fiasco, I decided it was time to give the microwave a good cleaning. On Pinterest, I found and eco-friendly method using vinegar and water. The photo on Pinterest looks like… Continue reading

Pan-Handling with Baking Soda, Peroxide, and Elbow Grease

I’m always looking for miracle cleaners, especially eco-friendly homemade cleaners. Recently one appeared on Pinterest that claimed to clean tarnished baking pans with a mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The photo… Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons, Can You Make Bathroom Cleaner?

Pinterest is full of homemade cleaning recipes, so I decided to give one a try. The photo on Pinterest looks like this: I think it’s kind of refreshing that the fixture does look… Continue reading

Clean Your Showerhead With Vinegar…kind of

I don’t usually cook on Fridays, so I thought I would post one about a DIY project. We all like to be environmentally friendly, and vinegar is a good way to do that… Continue reading