How to Do Your Laundry Right

Laundry.  It’s something we all deal with.  Some hate it, some find the repetitiveness soothing.  I fall somewhere in the middle. I don’t hate it, but I do feel like no matter how much I do, there’s always more. Whether you’ve been doing laundry since you were old enough to reach the knobs, or you…

Do You Have Too Many Clothes?

You know you do, right?  That is, unless you’ve achieved a minimalist lifestyle.  But if you had, what would you be doing here reading this blog about getting your house clean and in some semblance of order?  Got you, didn’t I?  It’s ok.  Lots of us are in the same situation, so let’s work on…

Let’s Clean the Fridge!

We’re going to purge, clean and organize the refrigerator today.  The best way to do this is to empty everything out into coolers or onto your counters so you can sort everything and see what’s in there.  If you go through everything as you’re taking it out, when you put it all back you’ll only…

Doing Dishes – My Nemesis

I hate dishes.  I wash them, turn my back for five minutes, and when I turn back the sink is full of glasses and plates and there are two dirty pots on the stove. We have a dishwasher, which makes things easier, but there are still tasks to do anyway: Someone has to load the…

Where to Start

There are a lot of people with a lot of theories on where you should begin getting your house in shape.   For example, the Flylady, aka Marla Cilley, says to start with a clean, shined kitchen sink.  That’s a great idea and it does make a big difference in how your kitchen looks, but…

Why you need this blog.

Maybe you have never been organized or a good housekeeper. Part of it, maybe most, could be due to poor time management.  Maybe you just hate housework.  It doesn’t matter.  Whatever the reason, your house is out of control.  I can relate, believe me. At work, I am extremely organized.  I use Outlook, a planner…