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Cleaning Tasks: How Often Should I Do Them?

 Tasks For Every Day There are some places in your home that you should clean every day.  I’m talking about things like doing the dishes and hanging up the towels in the bathroom.  Depending on your household, you may not need to run the dishwasher every day, but at least load the dishwasher and get the dirty, yucky dishes out of…

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Do You Find It Difficult to Make a Complaint?

Complaints Can Be Awkward to Make Do you get an uneasy feeling in the pit of your stomach when you find it necessary to make a complaint?  Maybe you have an internal conversation with yourself.  Is the problem really that bad?  Maybe you can rectify it yourself.  Maybe you misunderstood the parameters of the job.  But upon further thought, you…

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Coffee Pot Cleaning in a Nutshell

Carafe Type Drip Coffee Maker Morning caffeine is a ritual in many households.  Some people even drink coffee all day long.  But what about the care and cleaning of the coffee maker?  Residue builds up in the area of the basket that holds the grounds.  This type system is relatively easy to keep clean so that your beverage will always taste…

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It’s Time to Tackle Your Crowded Garage

When is the Last Time You Parked in the Garage? Can you remember back to the day you moved in to your new home?  One of the selling points was that it had a garage.  A garage!!!  From now on you could park your car indoors to keep the finish pristine.  You could protect your car from pollen and especially…

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How to Care for a Wooden Cutting Board

Routine Cutting Board Care Wooden cutting boards are a staple in most kitchens.  They are beautiful and are easy on your good knife blades.  But wood is porous and you use your cutting board to chop garlic,  poultry, fish and all kinds of smelly things.  Each time you use your cutting board, clean it with dish soap and hot water.  Run the…

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Dryer Vent Needs More Cleaning Than You Are Doing

What You Must Know About Caring for Your Dryer Everyone knows that before transferring a new load of damp laundry from the washer to the dryer, you must pull out the vent screen and remove any accumulated lint.  But do you know the reasons why you must do this?  I have always thought that the reason was to allow the dryer to work…

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