I enjoy a good amount of traveling just as much as the next gal, but the one thing that could make or break my hotel review is the water pressure.
I have a LOT of hair on my head. And if I can’t get a nice clean hair wash from a hotel shower, it really puts a damper (no pun intended) on my travel fun.
That’s why I’m pretty happy that we have fantastic water pressure at our house. But just in case YOU don’t, and are trying to figure out what the issue is and what can be done about it, check out this post from James over at Plumbing Detectives!
What causes low water pressure in your home?
We all rely on the water pressure in our home to be sufficient to enable us to carry out daily tasks such as showering and washing clothes. If the water pressure in your home suddenly decreases, you can find yourself faced with a real problem.
My normal cleaning routine took a turn for the non-routine when the twins were born. Now, with the girls an entire 6 months old (where is the time going?!), I think I may finally be getting the hang of housekeeping once more. The big lesson I’ve had to learn is: I can’t do it all at once.
Pre-kiddos, I used to be able to spend a few hours in one morning cleaning the house, and it would stay pretty clean for about a week or so. Now, I’m excited if I get one bathroom cleaned by the end of the day! HA!
But there are a few things that I’ve made sure I maintained as clean once I got them there. Since I’m prepping adult food and baby food and formula there multiple times a day, the kitchen is something that has stayed clean at our house.
So when Alyssa Winters contacted me and asked if I wanted to post a piece on keeping a kitchen fresh and clean, I was all about it! Hopefully she’s got some tips I’m not already using – I’m all for improving my techniques!
The kitchen is one of, if not THE messiest room in your entire house. This is why it is a challenge to keep it clean, since you surely don’t want to serve food that is prepared in a non-sanitized environment.
I guess the one thing I didn’t realize about home ownership was how much CONSTANT work it is. I mean, seriously! I hate to be behind on things, so if I want to stay on top of stuff, there’s literally something to do every single day, and the weekends are taken up with larger projects! That’s only because the minute you fall behind…it takes SO much more work to catch back up!
Nevertheless, I always want our home to be at its best. So I’ll put in the work, for sure. But when Nick Stoyanov sent me over a guest post on the best ways to maintain a home, I figured it was fate. I needed it, for sure! Here’s Nick!
Homeowners know how hard it is to maintain your house. It is a constant work that never ends! Fortunately, there are some small tricks that can make it easier. Instead of doing things the hard way, why don’t you try these more efficient solutions?
Here is a list of 5 masterful ideas to maintain your home like a pro.
Taking care of your pool
There are a lot of homeowners who do not have a pool. One of the main reasons for this is that pools require a lot of money and time. Luckily, there is a way to address both of these problems. Most of the pool work (including pool pump maintenance, chlorination, cleaning, etc.) can be done without outside assistance. These are menial jobs that do not require any prior experience. Furthermore, pool maintenance is crucial not only because it protects your pool but it also safeguards the health of your whole family.
When there were no pets and no kids in our house, I could take one day and get the entire house clean. All 4 bedrooms. Both bathrooms. All the rest of the spaces. Totally, perfectly, spotlessly clean. The hubby and I could maintain that clean for a month or so…and then I’d clean big time again.
Things got a little harder when we got CoCo the Black Kitty. Enter a litter box and cat hair, right? Figured out how to make that work, and the clean house continued.
Then came Taffy the White Doggie. Enter dog hair and everything she would bring in from the outside. Got that down pat, too, and the clean house continued.
THEN came TWO sweet baby girls. Oh, they’re so sweet and cute. Love them SO much!
But, I’ll be honest: I’ve yet to figure out how to keep the house as clean as I used to before they arrived! And, in the spirit of honesty…it’s about to drive me NUTS!
I can get two rooms clean in about a week’s time now. And then I do my best to maintain that, but somehow they are filthy again before I get around to cleaning them again. I’ve been noticing that I really need to focus some more of my efforts in our bathrooms, because, really: CAN your bathroom ever BE too clean? I think not! Continue reading
There are some things in your fridge that leave no guessing as to when they expire. Cue the cucumbers and the applesauce, right? (Those seem to be the two things that are always going bad in OUR fridge!) And then there are others that I stop, smell, wonder if I’ve smelled something rotten and start looking for the expiration date. If it’s expired, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll go right into the trash can!
Oh. And that’s just the FRIDGE! What about around the rest of your home? Cleaning supplies? Electronics? Beauty items?
Thankfully, the folks over at Quid Corner sent me this lovely piece to share with all of you! I think it covers the bases, don’t you?!