Teaching Children to Clean

If you have a child with a meesy bedroom, and teaching them to clean their room
is the bane of your existance? Help is here. The ready-set-go method in this book
will have them cleaning in no time, with very little help from you.

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My new book Teaching Children to Clean is now available on and Barnes and Noble. I will be posting a video soon to tell you all about it. This book has been years in the making. It's a small book, which is helpful for busy parents, but packed with helpful information. You can see a picture of it on our contact page. Using my Ready-Set-Go method your child will be cleaning the whole house in no time at all, while you take a nap!. It's also great for kids going off to college for the first time, they need all the help they can get being on their own. Giving them this book could save you a lot of money in phone calls with questions about laundry and cleaning. I hope everyone enjoys it and finds it useful. Schar Ward

I was searching the internet the other day and I realized how many things people are letting someone else decide for them. For example: If you want government contracts there is a company that will find them for you. If you want housecleaning there are several companies that boast they know the best ones for you. There all types of companies offering to help you find something- for a fee of course. What ever happened to doing your own investigating about a service you need. For instance if I need a new vacuum cleaner I go to a vacuum cleaner repair shop for advice- someone who works with these machines and knows which are the best. if I need a new car, I check with car repair shops that I trust. If I am buying a new appliance I check wit...

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Observing our young people today, I'm amazed at how little they know about manners, respect of elders, their family history or the history of the great country we live in.What Happened? Don't those things matter anymore? I'm not saying every young person falls into that catagory, but I think when we are to the point, where when seeing a young person show kindness and respect, brings tear to your eyes, we are in trouble. Example:I was trying to enter a department store a few months ago and after having several people young and older go around me, letting the door shut in my face, a young man grabbed the door and held it open for me. I was so impressed, I quickly said " Thank you young man". He replied with "Your're sure welcome Ma'am." I ...

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Get rid of those Fruit Flies!

Summer is here along with all the little pesks that go with it, so here are some summer cures.

To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass or bowl, and fill it with Apple Cider Vinegar and two drops of dish liquid; mix well. The flies will be drawn to tne container, fall in and die to never return.

Ants got you down and you have a pet or small children and don't want to use an ant killer? No problem. Put small piles of cornmeal where you see the ants. They eat it, take it home and can't digest it so they die. It may take a week, but it works and you have no worries.

Squirrels eating your plants? Sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The pepper doesn't hurt the plants and the squirrels won;t go ne...

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This statement will probably seem strange coming from a woman who took Shop in high school, ( I probably shouldn't divulge that information since I write books on cleaning) but we need Home Ec in our schools!

The children of today are not learning basci life skills! They don't know how to clean their homes, manage a checking account and crediti cards or prepare healthy food. Half of them don't even know how to set a table! I understand colleges have started offering courses on proper table setting. They have learned how important this is to society and and that it's a skill everyone should learn. Well, you don't say!

No one does chores with their kids anymore. Children used to learn by helping their mom and dad take care of the home, but...

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This is the time of year when people start to think about buying a new home or remodeling the one they have. We all like to make improvements in our living areas. And I hope these suggestions help you to make decissions that decrease your cleaning.

Number one rule never buy anything without first asking yourself "How am i going to clean this"? It may be cute and it may be fashoinable, but is it cleanable?

Think about the cost of Maintenance:
Something that takes an extra five minutes, two times a day = 61 hours in a year! That's a lot of hours you could spent doing something fun!

Your home should contain only as much space as you really need. Focus your attention on creating a house that's large enough to accomodate your family's individu...

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