Category Archives: Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Lauren’s 30-Minutes-Till-Company Housecleaning Tactic

Last night Jonathan and I had our Sunday school class over.  I thought, up until the day before, that just a couple people would be coming; and then Saturday, I got quite a few emails from people saying they were … Continue reading

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The Best Organizing Tip I’ve Heard All Month

I was (once again, for the hundredth time) gloating over my Kindle that my dear husband gave me for Christmas. (For a woman who always vowed that the printed page was the only way to go, I’m a little obsessed … Continue reading

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Tip for Rolling Out Cookies & Biscuits

To simplify cleanup if you’re making biscuits in a hurry (like yesterday, when I had guests sitting in the living room waiting for Sunday dinner), roll it out on wax paper instead of directly on your counter.  When you’re done, … Continue reading

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Tip for Cleaning a Garbage Disposal: A Lemon

I had never, ever had a garbage disposal before, until my husband and I moved into this apartment.  I think I like it.  But it can smell a little unclean occasionally, so here’s a good tip I came across — … Continue reading

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Cleaning: Do What You Feel Like Doing

I needed to clean the living room. It had reached an embarrassing state, really. I didn’t. Because I didn’t want to. I knew I had to clean something, but I just couldn’t make myself go into the living room and … Continue reading

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Removing Ink Stains from Clothes

To remove an ink stain from clothing, use either rubbing alcohol or hairspray.  I’ve had excellent results with both (and it’s a good use for that old, clogged-up bottle of hairspray). As with any chemical, test it on an inconspicuous … Continue reading

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Storage Tip for Glass Pitchers, and a Recipe

Isn’t it disgusting when you pull out a glass pitcher that’s been in the cabinet for a month or so, and it’s got dust, gnats, and cobwebs in it? Well, mine don’t. (They used to, though.) And here’s how I … Continue reading

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