How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago, I was chatting with someone on Facebook about my intense dislike of cockroaches.  After living in Houston for 7 years, those things give me the heebie jeebies!  I said (and I quote!) "I would rather have hundreds of ants in my house rather than one single cockroach!"  Well, God must have heard me because within 24 hours my kitchen was overrun by ants!  I kid you not!  Talk about a coincidence, right?  Well, now I have been spending weeks getting rid of the ^&%*@! things and figured I would share my tips about how to … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Chores You MUST Do This Month

Looking around your home and wondering which spring cleaning chores you must do and which you can skip? Spring is in the air here and all I want to do is sit on the patio and listen to the birds chirp.  Too bad my patio is filthy because I haven't gotten around to cleaning it yet.  Then, of course, as I enjoy all these spring flowers, I start sneezing because my allergies are horrible.  So I hit the medicine cabinet to grab the allergy meds, only to find out they are expired because I haven't used them for a year.  Sound familiar?  While spring … [Read more...]

How to keep spiders out of the house and a DIY Natural Spider Spray

Spring is coming and with it comes insects of every shape and size.  Knowing how to keep spiders out of the house and ants out of the kitchen is important to keep your home bug free in the spring.  I feel guilty actually killing the poor defenseless things and just want them to not come inside at all!  Is that too much to ask? If you want to know how to keep spiders out of the house, look no further because I have done some research!   Keeping spiders out of the house, especially using this DIY spider spray,  can protect you from spider bites … [Read more...]

This is the Easiest Way to Clean the Microwave!

Over the years, I have found the easiest way to clean the microwave and I wanted to share it with you.  Am I the only person who lives with an individual that is incapable of covering a dish prior to putting it in the microwave?  Is it too much to ask that you put a piece of parchment paper or a lid of some sort over your plate of spaghetti before cooking it?  Why is it that I am the only person who apparently has this much-needed skill yet *I* am the one stuck having to clean the microwave week after week? It annoys me to no end!  I think … [Read more...]

DIY Anti Static Spray and Getting Rid of Static Cling

I am so darn ecstatic that cool weather is finally starting to set in.  I haven't had to turn the heat on quite yet but with temps dropping quickly, it won't be much longer.  You know what happens as soon as I turn on the heat?  Static electricity!  And with a serious love of wool, getting rid of static cling seems to be a daily battle!  I decided to put together a DIY anti static spray today to get ready for the electrical currents that will soon start driving me nuts! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a … [Read more...]

Must Read Tips for Cleaning Out the Garage

If cleaning out the garage is on your to-do list this summer, this post will help make the process a little bit easier! My husband and I have a 2 car garage that is rather overflowing with stuff.   The garage holds one car, one motorcycle, a lawnmower, the kid's bikes, an extra fridge and so much other stuff that we can barely move in there.  A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided that we needed to do some major cleaning.  Organizing the garage is not something I look forward to.    I thought I would share a few tips for cleaning out the … [Read more...]

How to Remove Armpit Odor from Shirts

If you sweat as much as I do while you exercise, you may be wondering how to remove armpit odor from your workout tops. I have been working out like a fiend for the last year and my workout shirts are starting to smell less than fresh.  The other day I walked into the laundry room while the freshly washed laundry was tumbling in the dryer.  You know what I smelled?  Armpit odor!  YES, how gross is that?  The workout clothes I had just put through the washing machine still had enough armpit odor in them for the heat of the dryer to bring out … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask a House Cleaner Before Hiring Them

This post about questions to ask a house cleaner has been sponsored by Hux but all opinions expressed here are my own. Things have gotten a bit chaotic this summer which means all non essential chores have gotten pushed to the bottom of my to do list.  If it grosses me out (dirty toilets!) it gets done.  If it is merely annoying (dusty shelves) it gets ignored.  As a result, I have gotten behind on a lot of the major cleaning as I drive my kid 3 hours away to band camp and spend a few days visiting with family. When I was approached by Hux … [Read more...]

Reduce Dust in Your House with These Easy Cleaning Tips

I don't mind cleaning toilets.  I actually enjoy vacuuming.  But you know what?  I hate to dust with a passion. I would rather potty train a two-year-old than dust my house. And we all know how much fun potty training is, right?  If you are looking for ways to reduce dust in your house, you have come to the right place.  I have found that when it comes to housework, prevention is much easier than actual cleaning. Ways to Reduce Dust in Your House Preventing clutter is easier than spending hours putting away crap that doesn't belong where … [Read more...]

Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean Even with Kids!

Every time my husband gets in my car he starts complaining.  Why is the seat so far up?  Why is the radio so loud?  Why are their food crumbs everywhere?  Ummm...HELLO Mr. Perfect!  I LIVE in my car some days!  My car isn't a total pigsty but there is definitely evidence of children in my car.  An assortment of toys, food wrappers and crumbs often grace the back seat and make it look a little less than pristine.  I try hard to keep it clean but some days it is tough.  If you have kids, I'm sure you know what I am talking about! If you need a … [Read more...]