Chores, Adults, and Respect

dealing with adults and chores

Dear Home-Ec 101, Really enjoying the website and my house is getting cleaner every day thanks to all the tips and the chore schedule. Now my current issue is HOW to get my hubby and our long-term guest to at least KEEP it clean. What rules should everyone follow to keep the house clean for longer?Currently I vacuum every day although I don't ...

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How Long Will it Take to Clean My House?

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Dear Home Ec 101, How long will it take to clean my house? Signed, Curious in Corpus ChristiHeather says:Well Curious, what is your favorite color?Blue?Ok. I've plugged that variable into the top secret Home-Ec 101 House Cleaning Algorithm and I've determined it will take you exactly 18.36 hours to thoroughly clean your ...

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Dry Wall Dust and Other Fun Construction Clean Up

deal with dry wall dust and construction clean up

This reader question came in via email titled: A kitchen cave-in.Dear Home-Ec 101 Yep. That's right. Lost the ceiling in my kitchen - drop ceiling, light fixture, older (plaster?) ceiling above it, and about 18 inches of blown insulation. I am in the process of getting it fixed. I have shoveled and scooped more insulation than I thought ...

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How to Choose and Clean a Mop

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Dear Home-Ec 101,I have read your post on 'How to Mop' but I have a question for you about the type of mop to use.I have a string mop and one of those flat mops with a removable cloth that can go through the washer after it is used. I think the string mop is easier to use - gets in corners easier, I can get up on the baseboards, and I feel ...

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Warning: There Is No Secret

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Heather says:I should probably give all readers a clear warning before continuing:I am a stressed out, hot mess of a person right now. This afternoon at 1pm PST I'm going on an internet show to pitch my startup SpinPicks. I am nervous as can be. The kids' football season is in the chaotic mess of having two boys on different teams playing ...

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