Posts Tagged ‘cleaning’

Wash the Walls, Really?

Dear Home Ec 10, My living room desperately needs to be painted and I’ve rounded up a few friends willing to help sell their time for beer and pizza.  I really want to do this right, is it true that I have to wash the walls before I paint? Signed, Short-Cut Shelby   Heather says: Look at…

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Walls: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

They surround us, protect us, and shelter us. Walls also take a lot of abuse from dirty hands, shoes, feet, and the ends of brooms/mops that are taller than my children. Lately, I’ve heard myself saying, “Please take your feet off the wall – or – Please don’t put your dirty hands all over the wall.” Is…

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Cleaning Bedrooms And Closets: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

The designers and decorators often tell us that bedrooms are to be an oasis. A calm place where we can go to relax and sleep. I don’t know about yours, but mine tends to be where things get stashed during the dash that happens when someone is arriving in 10 minutes. I don’t mind that…

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Cleaning Your Whole House: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

Houses tend to collect clutter and dirt because we live in them. That’s a fact. We tend to worry and fret over what our house looks like – especially when someone is coming over. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming or exhausting. The following posts have lots of suggestions, tips, and steps you can take…

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