Category: House Cleaning For Slobs

November 19, 2013

Christmas Declutter-Phase 2

Having the five of us down with the crud last week kind of put me off my Christmas Decluttering schedule.  I’d hoped to have phase 2 done for you last week, but, we had pink eye, wet coughs and runny noses and no one seemed to have the energy to do much extra.  So, I’m […]

November 5, 2013

Pre-Christmas Declutter-Phase 1

Somewhere, someone is screaming that it’s just barely November and I can’t I just celebrate one holiday at a time! No. But, beyond that, as we move into winter and Christmas, I find I need my house to feel like a warm, pretty nest and I just can’t make that happen if our cabinets and […]

November 10, 2010

The Right Tools

Two weeks ago, I talked about my daily cleaning routine. Keeping up with that list of chores keeps the house mostly neat and orderly.  It’s not perfect, but it’s usually company ready. The Saturday before Halloween we had a pumpkin carving party.  I had a semi-smart idea to lay down newspapers on the floor, but […]

November 9, 2010

Christmas Countdown

It’s 45 days until Christmas. Forty-Five Days. I don’t want to freak anyone out.  Really. I promise.  But, well, if you’re not thinking about Christmas and you’re aspire to Martha-esque Christmas greatness, it’s time to start thinking, planning and doing. Over the next seven weeks, I’m going to be suggesting tasks, cleaning and other projects […]

October 26, 2010


A few weeks ago, I wrote about perfectionism.  I wrote about how it gets me down.  How it can make it hard to function.  I think that was a sentiment that  lot of people could understand.  The question would remain, though, how DO you deal with your house if you don’t let perfectionism take over. […]

February 24, 2010

WFMW-Infomercials don’t ALWAYS lie.

This is my steamer. See?  It’s not pretty.  It’s kind of scuffed up, but that’s because it’s useful.  I use it.  For what?  What don’t I use it for. 1) Cleaning glass.  Super easy.  Hose that glass down with steam and use the squeegee.   Your glass will be sparkling clean in minutes AND no chemicals. […]

January 27, 2010

WFMW-The Power of 10 Things.

So, I’m a messy person.  I admit it.  I can think of ten million things I’d rather do before I clean the house.     I agree that the house needs to be cleaned up and I hate living in disorder, but I hate cleaning the house SO MUCH. Typically, I stay on top of things.  I […]

August 29, 2009

Fall Cleaning-The Dining Room

Honestly, this room could have been lumped in with my living room piece.  What’s in the dining room?  The table.  And the aforementioned kitty condo (which I might move if I can come up with a better place).  The process is pretty easy Declutter It I have a charming habit of stacking things on the […]

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