Category: Housekeeping

home security

Home Safe Home

Family safety is always on the top of the priority list, regardless of the time of year. Every night on the news there are stories about people being victims of crime, most of which could have been prevented. Even so, there are those times of year where the crime rate is higher than others, such as the...

gardening

Holiday Gardening: Poinsettias

Every Christmas season grocery stores, home improvement warehouses, and super-centers offer the most popular seasonal flower for sale. The poinsettia has become a holiday tradition, despite the rumors and myths that surround it. If you are thinking about buying a poinsettia, or you already have, the following information will shed some light on the truth about...

new house

Getting Your Child-Free Home Kid-Proofed for the Holidays

If you don’t have children of your own, having younger family members over during the holidays can be more complicated than you think. A house decorated for adults can be a nightmare of safety hazards for kids, so it’s important that you get your house prepped before the holidays get started. First of all, you have...

working woman

Do Home Dry Cleaning Kits Really Work?

According to a report that appeared in February 2017 on CBS’ “The Early Show“, Americans spent over $7 billion on dry cleaning in 2016. However, the money is only the tip of the iceberg. Clothes that are brought to the dry cleaners are washed in a solvent, perchloroethylene, or PERC as it is commonly called, which is not...

bathroom

Clean Your Bathroom Quick and Cheap

Hours of scrubbing, harsh chemical fumes, and a sore back — all to have the mess show up again within hours. Does this sound like your typical experience cleaning the bathroom? The bathroom is one of the hardest locations to keep clean. It’s also one of the most miserable chores to do, not to mention that...

washing machine detergents

5 Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergents

Looking to “green” your laundry routine? There are a variety of environmentally friendly laundry detergents out there, but how do you know which one to choose? Through repeated trial and error, I have discovered what I believe to be the 5 best eco-friendly laundry detergents. Each of them have their pros and cons, so try them...

home gardening

Working in Your Garden: A Healthy Habit

Getting outside and digging around in the garden a bit is an all-around healthy exercise both physically and psychologically. Whether you prefer decorative aspects of yard care like potted plants, fancy outdoor living areas, or flower beds, or you prefer more practical things like planting an extensive vegetable garden and fruit trees your quality of life...

green home

What to Look For When Shopping for a Green Home

Buying a green or eco-friendly home is one of the best ways to reduce one’s environmental footprint. However, buyers have so many home features to consider they can easily overlook the eco-friendly aspects of potential homes. It can also be difficult to spot the eco features that will have the most positive impact on a buyer’s...