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9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

9 Handy Housekeeping Hacks

  1) Make Use of That Wet Wipe When you use a wet wipe, wipe down another surface before throwing it out if it isn’t too dirty. For example, if you have wiped your toddler’s hands, fold it in half again and wipe that nasty black spot on the floor before tossing it out. 2) […]

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish Remover

Unusual Uses For Nail Polish Remover

   A few weeks ago we had a laundry disaster from which I thought we would never recover. After a week of consistent rain I was desperate to catch up and get ahead on my washing and ironing. One particularly sunny day I washed all day and in order to expedite the drying and ironing […]

Cutting Out The Chemicals When Cleaning

Cutting Out The Chemicals When Cleaning

  As I mentioned in my tomato sauce recipe post, we’ve been getting wary about synthetic chemicals in our food. That wariness also extends to the use of chemicals throughout the rest of our home. With a little bit of research, it’s not hard to find simple, natural and frugal alternatives for our cleaning and […]

How To Get Things Done, Today!

How To Get Things Done, Today!

  If you are struggling to find time to do everything you need, let alone the things you want, this may work for you. Simply in the morning, perhaps over breakfast, take 5 minutes to write up a schedule for the day. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to note down everything […]

Overloaded, Cluttered Pantry?

Overloaded, Cluttered Pantry?

  If your pantry is a bit like mine, it is probably slightly overloaded and over crowded with bottles of pasta sauce, boxes of cereal and packets of biscuits!! I was surprised when I began clearing out my pantry, how many items had passed their expiry date! There were jars of peanut butter which had past […]

Organising Housework

Organising Housework

  I am not some one who likes routines in general, which probably sounds funny to those who know me, but it’s sadly true. Although I recognise the need for routine, I like to retain some spontaneity. When it comes to housework however, I have found routine to be helpful in dividing the chores into […]

9 Handy Household Tips

9 Handy Household Tips

Place some lavender or a few drops of eucalyptus oil at the base of your rubbish bin. This will prevent it from smelling each time you open it. If you find that your drawer are sticking rub a cake of normal bathroom soap along the runners, not only does this keep them moving smoothly it […]

8 Handy Outdoor Tips

8 Handy Outdoor Tips

  To clean canvas and outdoor furnishing fabric, saturate them with a heavy salt solution (1 kg of un-iodised salt per 9 L bucket of water) leave to dry and then just brush off. Spray cheap hairspray over the surface of your outdoor tablecloths, cushions etc. Spills can then be wiped away with a paper […]

How To Remove The Toughest 5 Stains!

How To Remove The Toughest 5 Stains!

There are so many different opportunities for stains when you have a family, times are busy and the kids are just having fun! Here are some helpful tips to remove 5 of the toughest stains us Mums will come across: Makeup stains like foundation, lipsticks and mascara: wipe them with a small amount of white […]

10 Tips On How To Speed Clean

10 Tips On How To Speed Clean

  Strapped for time? We are mums of course we are strapped for time! Here are 10 great tips to help you get organised and get the most amount of cleaning done in the shortest amount of time! 1. Keep Supplies Together: Have quick easy access to your tools and supplies. 2. Have some Cleaning […]