Bedroom Cleaning

Bedroom cleaning
Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed when their bedroom is super messy. The first thing I usually do is put a cap on and gloves, so I can start my organization process. The second thing I do is to turn on the radio and tune on to my favorite station and have a blast. If you’re like me you’ll have two left feet, so make sure you lock the door so no one walks in on you. In terms of cleaning, the first thing I usually tackle is my bed. Most of us spend half of our life on a mattress, so to disinfect it,  mix vinegar with  a little rubbing alcohol, and some tea tree oil in a spray bottle. Lightly spritz on your mattress.  This will help combat dust mites, mildew, and general odors. Replacing old pillows cases with new ones will make you feel like you already halfway done.
Now if you are lucky enough  to have a closet with clothes and shoes spilling out of them, I would go through them and  and either have a yard sale or go to your local goodwill to donate some (my rule is to get rid of anything you haven’t worn in a year). If you do not have  a large closet like me, purchase some  book shelf online and organize any folded shirts and pants. Leaving my clothes in the open shelves prevents me from making a mess, because it is right where I can see it.
I don’t know about you but having top notch window dressing is as important as having a great mattress. Because I live in New England during the winter I always have cold drafts in my room. That is why I have invested on some Prestige Cellular shades from Blinds To Go that add an added layer of insulation to my windows. With the lifetime warranty on the way my shades,  I know I have one less thing I have to worry about.
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Stuck On Grease?

Stuck on Grease
Being in the kitchen can be fun especially when you have a big family that likes to eat and cook yummy food, but the fun ends when everyone leaves and the sink is full with dirty dishes, grease splattered all over the window dressings, and trash over flowing.
The combination of splattered grease and dust can create a hard to remove sticky residue all over the surface of the counters, and floors, but with undiluted vinegar that tough mess can become easier to handle.
If the microwave looks like something may have exploded inside, use the power of steam to soften those hard to remove baked on food particles. One easy formula I  have discovered that works is mixing two cups of water with half a cup baking soda in a large bowl – bring it to a boil in the microwave. Remove carefully and wipe clean with a sponge or paper towel.
If you happen to have grease on your vinyl, mini,  or faux wood blinds use vegetable oil on the hard grease stuck to the slats to loosen it up. If that does not work, you’ll need to remove  the blinds and put them in a bathtub. First fill the bathtub with warm water halfway, and then add soap and baking soda. If your family got food directly splattered onto your blinds (like mine), you might want to spray them with a degreaser, and let them soak for 30 minutes. After just use a sponge and gently wipe each slats off.  Once the grease has been removed simply rinse the blinds with clean water. Once rinsed clean you can either dry them in your backyard or lay them on a towel.


Home/Room Transformations!

Home/Room Transformations

Turn a broken picture frame into an earring holder

When you break the glass out of a picture frame, don’t throw away the base. Instead, use it to create a gorgeous and very functional earring display. You’ll need some sort of wire to hang your earrings on. Just run the wire across the frame and then hang up your earrings. This is a great gift ideal for all ages and you can run as much wire, making as many levels, as you want. If you have longer earrings that dangle, make longer levels.

Create a recycling center with an old basket

If you have a rather large basket that seems to becoming apart at the seams, you can re-purpose that basket into a great recycling center. The basket doesn’t really need to be able to hold anything so hole in the bottom are fine. You simply place waste baskets inside the wicker basket for recycling and then label the sections so you know where everything goes. Not only does this help you put that torn up basket to good use, it gives you a really attractive place to store your recyclables.