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Three Rooms to Keep Organized At Home

 

 

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time reorganizing and sprucing up my home. It’s been two months since my fiancé wine-rack-for-towelsand I moved into our new house but there is still a ton of work to be done in terms of decorating and finding the right flow for the space. I’ve moved several times over the last ten years and I’ve found that while I love my entire home to be organized, the three rooms that matter most (in my opinion) are the kitchen, the bathroom, and the garage.

Three Services That Are Worth the Expense During a Move

 

 

I’m a bargain queen and you can typically find me offering friends and family advice on how and where to get the best deal for everything. However, I am also a big fan of comfort and convenience and there are just some things worth3 services worth the expense during a move spending for. And honestly, in my opinion, moving is one of them. No matter how organized and prepared you are for an upcoming move, it is a ton of work. The cleaning, the packing, the physical move, the unpacking, it all takes a ton of time and a ton of effort. After my last move (for a while since my fiancé and I are finally homeowners!), I came up with this list of three things that I believe are always worth paying for when it comes to moving.

Spring Cleaning Before Your Move

 

 

The first day of spring is this upcoming Sunday! Whether you are moving or not, I highly recommend spending some time going through your home to de-clutter and reorganize but it is especially important to do this if you are planning Spring Cleaning Before Your Movefor an upcoming move. Why waste time and money moving things you don’t want or need anymore, right? Regardless of the size of your home, spring cleaning can come across as a daunting and thankless task but I promise, it doesn’t have to be such a drag. Today I want to share my top five favorite spring cleaning tips.

What do House Guests Really Notice?

 

My favorite part of moving comes after I’ve already settled into my new home. I absolutely love having my friends visit! But we all go a little crazy when we’re expecting house guests, don’t we? I know I do. I spend hours scrubbing What do House Guests Really Notice?the house from head to toe, organizing bookcases, and fluffing couch cushions. If somebody is staying for more than a few days, I’ll deep clean the refrigerator and stock the guest room and bathroom with all the necessities from fresh linens (of course) to new hand soap and toiletries. I love to play hostess and it’s important to me that my friends are as comfortable and at home as possible. But apparently, some of the things we worry about don’t even cross our guests’ minds. What do people really notice when they visit your home?

Three Everyday Household Actions That Are Actually Dangerous

 

Three Everyday Household Actions That Are Actually DangerousThe other night I moved a load of laundry from the washing machine into the dryer, started the dryer, and got into bed to go to sleep. Just as I was about to doze off, I heard a loud bang and then what sounded like some sparks. My dryer! I don’t know the technical term for what happened (because it still hasn’t been fixed). All I know is that my laundry room was filled with smoke and that whatever blew, didn’t stop the dryer from running. Luckily, I was able to turn everything off and avoid a much worse situation. But, it got me thinking. I start the dryer before heading out of the house all the time. I’ll start it before heading out to walk to dog, going for a run, or running to the grocery store. What if I hadn’t been home when it turned on me? There could have been a fire! I know I’m not the only person who does this so, today, I wanted to talk about some of the things we do, often without thinking, that are actually dangerous. Because, even though we love moving, we certainly don’t want you moving for the wrong reasons.

Annual Spring Cleaning Tips Whether You’re Moving or Not

 

Annual Spring Cleaning TipsMarch comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, right? Regardless of the weather, the official first day of spring is Friday, March 20 this year. Since it really is right around the corner, it’s time to at least start thinking about some spring cleaning. In fact, I just spent all of this past weekend cleaning, organizing, and sorting through everything in my apartment. I was blown away by how much excess I have collected even though I’ve moved TWICE in the past year, but that’s a story for another day. I found (thank you Pinterest) and tested all of the following spring cleaning tips so that I would be 100 percent confident in passing them along to all of you.

Household Cleaning with Vinegar

 

cleaning with vinegarSeveral weeks ago I wrote a post about the five effective household cleaners you probably already have. Today I want to focus on one of those in particular. White vinegar may just be an absolute miracle worker. My boyfriend and I are making our final preparations to move out of Tampa and into St. Petersburg so I have been spending a ton of time cleaning to make sure we get our security deposit back. After having success with the vinegar and dishwasher trick listed in the post mentioned above, I decided to check out Pinterest to see what other secrets were out there.

Five Effective Household Cleaners You Probably Already Have

cleaning home tipsYou never truly appreciate a clean home until you’re in charge of cleaning it yourself. But cleaning it yourself is a chore that never actually feels complete, especially when you have a dog. Constant cleaning can lead to extra expenses which, if we’re being honest, make us resent the chore even more than we already do. I’ve learned a few tricks along the way however that have helped make the process simpler and cheaper.

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

spring cleaning made easyRegardless of what the weather is telling us, last Thursday was the first day of spring 2014. I don’t know about you, but here in Delaware it definitely felt like the longest winter ever. While we may not be experiencing beautiful spring weather on a regular basis quite yet, it will come and we will be ready. Because today we’re going to talk about spring cleaning.

How to Protect Your Floors in the Winter

wood floorsI love my apartment. It’s cozy, warm, and full of character. The molding around the walls is beautifully intricate and antique and the dark oak details and hand painted tiles in the kitchen make me smile just thinking about them. But, most of all, I love my hardwood floors. I have hardwood floors in every room and they are in amazing condition, especially considering the age of my building. However, with this winter’s “polar vortex”, my beautiful floors are suffering through the snow, ice and salt my dog and I drag in.