Five Great Ideas for Tidying your Crafting Space

Five Great Ideas for Tidying your Crafting Space   In the midst of creating projects for your home, family, and friends, it can be easy to let your crafting area get cluttered and disorganized. While crafters tend to fall somewhere along the spectrum of “all artists are messy” to “a clean space is a happy space”, there are some definite advantages to having your supplies organized and workspace clear. For one thing, you’ll be ready to go when you get a last minute note about the decorations that the PTA wants for an activity TONIGHT! You’ll also find that a tidy workspace gives you a better chance to see what your supplies are and what you need to restock. The following infographic gives you five fun and creative ways to stash your tools and sort your scraps. With tips for keeping your scissors out of the ribbons and your crayons away from your fabrics, most of the ideas can be completed using items you might already have available. You might discover that it is as fun to … [Read more...]

My Experience On Why It’s Important To Clean Your Fire Alarm!

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My Experience On Why It's Important To Clean Your Fire Alarm!   I bet many of you are thinking...”Clean my Fire Alarm? Why?”. I know that a few days ago I would have thought the same thing. But, that was before I was rudely awakened by a very loud BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. You see, a few nights ago my family and I had just cuddled into bed. I was just on the verge of that deep sleep when the fire alarm started going off. My husband and I quickly jumped out of bed and started to run down the hallway. I headed to my daughters room and was frantically screaming for my daughter to wake up. She slept right though the alarm which made the situation even more terrifying to me. As I was yelling at my daughter my husband ran through the house in search of the fire. Just as he was coming back down the hallway from his investigation the alarms suddenly stopped. My husband and I looked around, smelled the air...where was the fire? As it turns out there was no fire. Nothing at all. … [Read more...]

Fast & Easy Way To Clean Your Microwave!

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  Fast & Easy Way To Clean Your Microwave!   One of my least favorite things to clean is my Microwave. It seems that for some reason it is impossible for my family to remember to cover things with a paper towel before they cook them. My the end of each week my Microwave is covered in built up gunk and goo that has had a whole week to sit and become next to impossible to remove.....that was until I learned about this amazing trick! Cleaning a Microwave is more simple then you might think. Here is a trick that I learned from my Mother in Law....just place a cup of water with 2 tbs baking soda into your microwave and cook for 3 minutes. Once your 3 minutes are up you just need to use a damp sponge or wash cloth to wipe clean.   … [Read more...]

How To Properly Clean your Hair Brush and Toothbrush!

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    How To Properly Clean your Hair Brush and Toothbrush! Now that the kids are back in school I have had more time to deep clean my home and the odds and ends that have not been cleaned in a while. Today I decided to clean out the hair brushes and toothbrushes in my home. I usually try to do this every six months for my hair brushes and once a month for the toothbrushes. Some of you might be wondering why I clean the hair brushes in my home. But, the truth of it is that your hair brush gathers oils and such off your hair each time that you brush. It is always a good idea to clean off the built up oils to help keep not only your hair brush clean but to also keep your hair healthy and clean. Ingredients: Baking Soda Water To Clean Hair Brushes: Fill up your bathroom sink with warm water and stir in 3 TBS Baking Soda. Soak the brushes and combs in the water for about 3 hours. Drain water, rinse brushes and lay on a towel to air dry. To Clean … [Read more...]

Homemade Laundry Detergent! Up to 266 Loads for around $10!

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Homemade Laundry Detergent! By making your own homemade laundry soap you will be saving your family lots of $$ plus it's super fun and easy! Directions for 1 Batch: 1 cup Borax1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda1 grated up bar of soap Combine all ingredients in jar and shake until well mixed and no clumps of soap!  You will only need 1 Tbs per load! When I make a batch of Laundry Soap I like to use up all my ingredients so I make enough to try to use up the box's of Washing Soda and Borax. This takes a 1 gallon jar and 5 bars of Ivory Soap. (I know only 3 bars are pictured) You can also use Dove soap if you prefer. Ivory and Dove are by far my two favorites as they do not discolor your clothing and they wash the grease out of my husbands clothes! If you do 5 batches at a time like I do then it will equal 266 loads for around $10! That is an amazing price for laundry soap! Borax and Washing Soda can be found in the laundry soap aisle at your local Walmart or many other … [Read more...]

Money-saving cleaning tips – Guest Post!

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Money-saving cleaning tips – guest post from FlooringSupplies.co.uk For most of us, cleaning our homes is hardly something we look forward to - we try and put it off, but we know it has to be done at some point. Manufacturers of cleaning products know this - that's why supermarkets have aisle after aisle of "The ultimate floor cleaner", "Whizz bleach" and "Shiney Glass!" in various shapes, styles and colours. Only problem is, these cleaning products are incredibly expensive - and few families can afford $10 on a bottle of the ultimate cleaner... With that in mind, here's five ways you can clean your home on a budget. 1 - Baking soda for the win Baking soda is a great product for cleaning your home. Used correctly it removes grease from your stove, tiled flooring, your sinks and even your carpet. Get your tiled floors sparkling by mixing half a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water, then mop and rinse. Clean your stove by applying some baking soda to a damp sponge and … [Read more...]