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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Helpful Cleaning Tips

So if you've known me for more than 5 mintues you know that I like all my things clean AND organized. Yes, I am one of those girls. I cant STAND it when there is a missing sock from the laundry (more on that later), when I find dust on the dashboard of my car (I know, I know... I look at those things) or when John cant walk the extra FIVE feet to the recycling bin to drop the empty bottle in and istead leaves it on the kitchen counter for the *next* time he goes outside(one day he'll learn, I swear... hopefully, right?) These things, plus many, many more drive me NUTS.

So that being said, here are a couple ways I keep myself sane in my crazy house filled with a dog, a cat and a boy. Yes, living with a boy can be challenging. See previous paragraph.

First of all,
Why would you go the extra step to clean something twice? If you know the shower needs to be scrubbed, and you need a shower anyway, go ahead and clean it while you are in there. DUH! I learned this trick when I lived with my good friend Donna right out of college. She said, "well, I've off for a shower". Left the room and headed upstairs with her cleaning supplies. I was like "WHAT?"... I didnt say anything at first, but continued to think about it and realized this idea was genious.

My saving grace, my dear, never-leave-my-side, my couldn't-do-it-without you, my secret cleaning agent is this guy:

Yes, I am talking about a Magic Eraser. It has completely changed and revolutionalized the way I clean. From a nasty baked on casserole, to the grubbiest soap scum, to the dirtiest floor. This guy is my wing man. It will honestly clean just about any surface and somehow get into the tee-nine-iest nooks and crannies. And best of all, no chemicals. Ahh, kissy kissy.

My next favorite thing is my laundry mesh bag. It keeps all my undies clean, all my bras intact, and all my socks from the dryer eating monster. Toss everything in the bag, throw it in the wash and voila! Clean and paired perfectly.

So what are your cleaning secrets? Your favorites? I would LOVE to hear from YOU!

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