Posts Tagged ‘Seasonal Cleaning’

How To Fall Clean Your House

You’ve had a busy summer that possibly included vacations / staycations, trips, relatives, camp, etc. There’s been lots of time out of the house, lots of excitement, and probably…lots of laundry. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, the kids are back to school, and life in general is settling back down. What…

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Window Washing: 201 The Extra Grimy Ones

Dear Home-Ec 101: We just moved into an older house and I don’t think anyone has cleaned the windows in years. We had it pressure washed and used Windex but the windows still look covered in grime. Are there any other solutions I can use that will get off the tough dirt. Signed, Let The…

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Fall Cleaning Day 5: Over And Out

Ivy says: Today was just a day of wrapping up loose ends- putting the curtains back up, finishing up the holiday decorating, finishing up laundry. You know the routine. Another thing I did yesterday and finished up today was sorting and neatening and de-cluttering all my holiday stuff. My mom has an easy way of…

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Fall Cleaning: Days 3 and 4

Ivy says: I am so sorry I didn’t update yesterday, my darling Home Eccers. It was my dad’s birthday and we got home much later than I anticipated. Yesterday’s fall cleaning task was to hunt down all the laundry that was hiding under beds, in closets, and any other place it might be hiding. That’s…

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Fall Cleaning Day 2

Ivy says: It’s been so long since it’s rained in Nashville that I nearly took the day off cleaning to dance in the rain. Today, we’re washing walls. I like to mix up a bucket of something that smells fabulous- currently I’m digging Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Geranium All Purpose Cleaner. It makes the whole…

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Fall Cleaning Time!

Ivy says: My kids are on fall break this week, and the weather is spectacular, which means it’s time for fall cleaning! I think fall cleaning is actually more important than spring cleaning- you want to get your house as clean as possible before the busy holiday schedule starts. Plus, I like to throw open…

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Spring Cleaning: Bedrooms

Ivy says:  Thanks to commenter Sandy, I am getting back on track with the spring cleaning posts. I totally have blogging ADD. I’ll be chugging along with something and then suddenly- “Look! A puppy!” So, today we’ll talk about spring cleaning your bedrooms. Here we go, wheee! I like to start with the closets. I…

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Spring Cleaning: Room-by-Room

Ivy says: You are not alone, I promise. There are plenty of people with super messy houses, it happens. Now you’ve just got to get it clean and I know you can do it! There were a couple of questions in the comments I wanted to address. Angela wrote “I always have the problem of…

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Spring cleaning for disastrously messy homes

Ivy says: Recently, I ran into a friend who asked me when I was going to write about spring cleaning here on Home-Ec 101. Well, normally I do my spring cleaning right after Easter so I can find any rogue Easter eggs running around my house. (Because it always rains here on Easter, always.) Then my…

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Tis the season to clean your closets

Ivy says: Since the weather is finally changing from hot to cold, now’s a good time to go through all your kids’ clothing and get rid of the stuff that doesn’t fit or just generally looks like crap. I use two methods to do this: at the source (drawers and closets) and during laundry time.…

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How To Clean Refrigerator Coils

Heather says: Typically, you should be vacuuming your refrigerator coils twice a year with your spring and fall cleaning. Vacuuming the refrigerator coils not only extends the life of your refrigerator, but it helps save electricity, because a dusty fridge has to work harder. If you have pets, you should vacuum more often- the more…

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