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Feb
02
Recipes for Making Safe Cleaning Solutions with Essential Oils

Did you know that there are over 17,000 petrochemicals available for home use, only 30% have been tested for their effects on human health and the environment. Presently we know very little about the implications of these products which we are breathing in every day. Cleaning smells are everywhere, homes, offices, and even our cars. Have you ever stopped to read what is in a car freshener? They have that "delicious smell" because they are made with synthetic fragrances created by additional chemicals rather than natural scents.We are spraying , burning, and plugging in chemicals everyday to get that "fresh smell" in our homes and vehicles with little regard to what it may be doing to our health. Well, here is good news- you can have you...


Dec
02
Holiday Hangover Dejunking!!

Everybody has holiday hangovers. I'm not talking about the food and drink we've over-consumed. but to those decorations that have seen better days. No matter how far gone they are, we take them back down, tape or splint them together, and tuck them back into a box. They won't improve any in storage, no matter how well we wrap or pack them. A lot of this stuff was never meant to hold up for more than a couple of months anyway, so look at the stuff as short-term trimmings. When the party's over, part with it. ( It makes some of the prettiest color flames in the fireplace!) Christmas is the big collector here. Most of us have boxes somewhere filled with flattened bows and broken Christmas balls, wads of hopelessly entangled ornament hooks, ...


Aug
28
The Most Feared Room in the House

What room in your house do you most fear? Where dust bunnies have established a permanent residence and crumbs live undisturbed for years: where closets resemble a Salvation Army collection box and smells laugh at straight Lysol. You guessed it-your kid's room. Kids' rooms do present a special challenge because kids use a house more and harder than the rest of us. If you have children, at some point in life they will be your number one time-taker, concern, and expense. If this is where you are now, read this closely; it could do a lot to simplify your life. Let's start with the walls. you want to make sure every surface you put in your child's room is tough and scrubbable, especially the walls. If a kid gets jam on his hands, washing the...


Aug
07
cleaning can help you lose weught

yes it can


Aug
07
hoarding-cleanup

http://www.domesticengineering.org/hoarding-cleanup


Aug
06
Cleaning Service

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Aug
02
Cleaning Your House Can Help You Lose Weight!

Yes, you heard me, house cleaning is great exercise. Here is a list of household chores and how many calories each of them can burn in fifteen minutes. Sweeping floors- 39, washing windows-34, washing dishes-22, mopping floors-43, scrubbing floors on hands and knees-48, Vacuuming-43, doing laundry17, making the bed-17, light cleaning such as dusting or organizing- 26, washing dishes and clearing the table-26, ironing-22, cooking or food prep while standing- 26, grocery shopping- 22, moving household items upstairs, carrying boxes- 85, So, now you can calculate what you need to do if you want to eat that extra doughnut. In my first book "Coming Clean" I had a chapter entitled Lean and Clean. It included the Rag doll Rag which consisted ...


Jul
31
Teaching a Child to Clean is Not Child Abuse

Our culture has made many wonderful advances to ensure the safety and well-being of children. But we may have taken this too far. Many parents today are so focused on what their children want that they have lost perspective on what their children need. They need basic life shills. Teaching children to clean and help around the house is just as important as teaching them to bathe and brush their teeth. An adult who has no clue how to tackle a job and finish it, is as debilitated as an adult with brown teeth and body odor. If your child graduates from high school and his only skill set consists of playing video games, eating junk food, and complaining, you have set him up to fail. I learned to clean at a young age. With great patience my...


Jul
27
Kid Clutter

http://www.domesticengineering.org/blog/post/coping-with-kid-clutter


Jul
27
How to Tell Your Carpet Needs Cleaning

How to tell your carpet needs cleaning. 1. Carpet is matted and sticky. 2. You can't remember it's real color.. 3. You have a three foot grimy circle around your TV chair. If any of these situations apply, you need help now. You have two basic choices to get your carpet cleaned. Do it yourself or call a professional. I'm a big believer in independence and "doing your own thing" but I caution you about the pitfalls of shampooing your own carpet. It's not a complicated job, but don't be deceived by the propaganda of trouble-free, money-saving, automatic do-it-all machinery. It amazes me that people will spend $$$ for a carpet, then attack it with powerful cleaning gear without any experience whatsoever. A pair of homeowners (0ne of which i...


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