Here is a collection of different homemaking tips to make your life easier — from paints in kitchen and pest management to carpet care guidelines.

How to prepare a good homekeeping sure and be organized

How to prepare a good homekeeping sure and be organized

Not many homeowners manage to stay at the top of their homekeeping tasks considering the ever increasing busy lives of many people. However, you might be surprised to know that everything can be easily manageable if you develop the habit of sticking to a certain schedule and the whole process becomes much easier. With a good schedule, you will just spend some few minutes to ensure that your home is looking tidy and attractive at all times.


First, having a weekly plan will really help you a lot to be at the top of things. The best thing to do is breaking down your house into different sections and set certain days to clean certain sectors. For instance, you can dedicate all your homekeeping efforts on the dining room and kitchen on Monday. You can handle the basement on Tuesdays which should include cleaning, dusting and even organizing the room in the best way possible. This helps ensure that you don’t devote a single day to clean your entire living area which can be quite tiresome.


Make sure that you also remember doing the exterior as well which should include tidying the garage and mowing the lawn. If you tackle your house in just small sections from time to time, you will be amazed to know that you will have completed the entire house within two weeks or so and then repeat the process all over. Making good preparation at all times is something of great importance.

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Top ways of removing bathroom mold

Top ways of removing bathroom mold

Mold start out usually just like a small spot on the surface and before you even know it, it quickly develops into a serious health hazard. In small areas, removing mold can be quite a simple affair but everything becomes more complex when it starts spreading to large areas nearby. It is essential that you remove bathroom mold so that you can ensure that your lovely family and you are not bombarded by serious health issues. Fortunately, there are so many ways in which you can attack bathroom mold and ensuring that it becomes history at your home. The first and perhaps the most effective method involve the use of bleach and baking soda in a simple process that helps eradicate the mold from your lovely bathroom.

It is essential that you start with using hot soapy water and add baking soda into it so that you can remove the mod. It is well known that baking soda is one of the best homekeeping agents that you can use especially when it comes to cleaning. This recipe is awesome and will make your bathroom outstanding clean and lovely. A good mold removal recipe should include liquid soap, baking soda and several drops of essential oils which could be citrus, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus and peppermint. Enough water should be added to form a cleaning paste.

The next step should involve mixing 1 part of the bleach to two parts of water and the mixture should then be transferred into a spraying bottle. The area should also be nicely sprayed with a bleaching solution and then left to dry. After you are done, repeating the process once again and scrub the bathroom floor clean using a brush after which you let it to dry. The floor then needs to be rinsed properly and the process repeated for a couple of times as necessary to ensure all the mold has been completely removed and is gone.

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How to save more water when cleaning your home

How to save more water when cleaning your home

There are so many reasons why every homeowner out there should be concerned about saving water. Ranging from environmental reasons and economical reasons, it is essential to ensure that water is used prudently at home especially when undertaking an important activity such as homekeeping. For some people, water to them is a very limited resource that they really can’t afford to waste since it is not there in the first place.


To star with, it makes a lot of sense that water at home should always be turned off when not being used. It is quite unreasonable for you to live your taps running when you are doing your clean ups at home as this will only lead to wastage of the water unreasonably. So, whether you are cleaning your furniture, washing dishes or watering your lawn, just be careful not to leave the water running. A very important aspect of good homekeeping is watering the landscapes, gardens and plants around the house. Generally speaking, well watered lawns and gardens contribute greatly towards giving your home surrounding an attractive look and making the environment even more lively. However, you should be careful about how you do the watering as this is something that can really consume a lot of water if you are not careful. Most importantly, it is essential that you don’t do the watering at a time when there is a high evaporation rate especially during windy circumstances or midday.


Also, you also need to save water in your kitchen as this; together with the washroom are the two places where most of the water is used in the household. Various activities undertaken around home such as watering ornamental plants and house plants that are planted around the home can also end up consuming lots of water and you will really need to be very careful about them. The shower room as previously mentioned is a place where more efforts are required towards ensuring that the water is used economically at home. Simply because most homekeeping activities are usually undertaken here such as laundry doesn’t mean that hundreds of water gallons should be used here on a daily basis. There are some few things that you can do to reduce the amount of water that is used here such as using a shower head with a low flow and reducing water usage commode.
Capturing the rain water is essentially the best way to get water for using around your home. As such, it is important that you set up a good capturing system that will help ensure that you are catching as much rain water as possible. Also, make sure that your plumbing is checked regularly for leakages in order to reduce the wasted water and everything else will work out alright and according to your plans.

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How to clean and maintain the general living areas of your home

How to clean and maintain the general living areas of your home

For most households, the general living areas are the most frequented places at home and as such, it is needless to say that they are in most cases the dirtiest. It is important that these places are cleaned very well and the cleaning should be done regularly so that they can appear well maintained and definitely good looking. The first place of the general living area to clean is of course the floor. How you will clean your floor will essentially depend on the kind of floor that you have this could either be wood, linoleum, ceramic and even carpet. All these types of floors require that you use a certain method of cleaning and it is essential that you find out the most appropriate one depending on the kind of floor that you have.


The most effective way of cleaning the floor is vacuuming and this will really help a lot to loosen up the junk and dust that could have accumulated on your carpet for a long time. Alternatively, you might also want to consider using a dry mop to dust the floor. The best one to use is certainly the microfiber for those homeowners having wooden/ tiled floors. If you can find a carpet sweeper, the best for you if you have a carpeted floor as this assures you of fantastic results.


Mopping your floor is a homekeeping duty that you should undertake on a daily basis. While there are some helpful and innovative substitutes to floor mopping, you need to remember that floor mopping is not optional but something that you must take very seriously if you want your floor to be looking at its best at all time. A mop will certainly leave your floor looking sparkling clean and this is with no doubt the most desired outcome by every homeowner.
When it comes to rag mops, the market has different options available at your disposal. Opting for rag mops that have real fabric tend to scrub much better and are able to last even longer compared to those mops that have a sponge. Using a good mop guarantees you one thing and that is the fact that your floors will have a fantastic look. Make sure that you do your homework very well to find the most appropriate cleaner that can guarantee you the best results.

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Bedroom keeping and maintenance ideas that you should know

Bedroom keeping and maintenance ideas that you should know

The bedroom is one place in a house that should be exceptionally clean at all times. Fortunately, most people are always cleaning their bedroom as they certainly don’t have to experience the awfulness of spending the night in a dirty, uncomfortable place. The homekeeping task to do when it comes to cleaning the bedroom is organizing all the clutter and putting everything in its rightful place. Here, make sure that you start off from top down. When you are organizing the bedroom, it is a good idea that you start handling the small bits first and get rid of what you don’t want. As such, make sure that you remove those papers which you have thrown on your bedroom floor and ensure that clothes are not scattered all over on the floor. After you have removed all that unnecessary stuff, then you can now get to work and you will be able to accomplish everything in an awesome way.


As you clean the bedroom, it is important that you carry a garbage bag around with you and pick things that are not in their rightful place in the house. Then, make the bed and ensure that you do it well so that you can be able to give your bedroom an overall good look. Some people tend to think that it is pointless to make the bed since they will still mess it up when the night falls. However, you might be amazed to know how a well made bed makes the room feel and look great. Your well made bed will even give you a purpose to clean the rest of your bedroom since it will finally look awesomely amazing.


Also, you might want to consider washing your bed sheets so that you can be sure that you are sleeping in a clean place. Such includes cleaning the comforter and pillowcases and you will definitely be looking forward to jump into your bed at night time since it will be feeling much better. It is also important that you also organize your closet very well and this is something that you should consider doing on a daily basis. If you are not careful, things might get out of control and you will need to ensure that your closet is at its best at all times. Make sure that your tops, pants, underwear and accessories are arranged well in the closet.

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