Weather you need it for cleaning high ceilings indoors or for reaching an awkwardly high point outside this DIY broom handle extension will come in handy all around the house. No matter how hard we try there is always the odd spider that will try to take up residence in the upper corner of a room. This is particularly true with our dining room that has very high sloping ceilings. The ceiling itself looks quite nice with its exposed beams but it is a bit of a pain to clean. I think the … [Read more...]
The Best Way to Keep Your Sandwich Maker Clean
This one handy tip means that you will never have to clean your sandwich maker plates again! I don’t know about you but when I have a toasted sandwich I normally like to include a nice amount of cheese. Sometimes I will cut a slice of cheese but other times I will use some shredded cheese. Either way I usually end up with plenty of oozy cheese all over the plates of the sandwich maker! Now I could leave out the cheese and make the clean-up easier but you have to have cheese in a toasted … [Read more...]
How I Ditched My Disorganised Deep Pantry!
Pantry organization is something that I have always struggled with in my current home. When we first moved in we thought that the pantry would be perfect. That’s because it is a nice big deep pantry that looks like it will be great for storing lots of stuff. The problem is that the shelves are too deep. After a while quite a bit of stuff gets lost at the back of the pantry and you tend to forget it is even there! The shelves in my pantry are about 50 cm (20 inches) deep and it is an L shaped … [Read more...]
Why the Most Basic Glass Cleaner Is All You Need!
Do you buy glass cleaner? If you do I’m here to let you know that a very basic homemade glass cleaner is all you need for sparkling mirrors and windows! A couple of years back I shared a recipe for homemade glass cleaner. I was thrilled to find it because it meant I didn’t have to buy glass cleaner anymore. Since I wrote that post I have changed the way I clean my glass and mirrors just slightly. I was going to update the original post but I thought it would be better to fully explain the … [Read more...]
Cleaning and Repurposing Spice Jars
I love repurposing stuff if I can. Things like jars and bottles are great to keep around just in case you need. One type of jar that I have a few of in my pantry is empty spice jars. These jars typically come with a shaker insert and seem like they would be very handy for storing things in! Actually I have had my cinnamon and sugar mixture stored in an old spice jar for years. It is very handy to have some made up in a shaker jar ready for when I need it. This summer I would like to try … [Read more...]
All Natural Way to Clean Limescale from Taps
The white chalky build up around the bathroom and laundry taps can be very frustrating. This white build up is actually limescale deposits that have built up over time where hard water has dried. I find it very annoying when I spend time getting the bathroom taps nice and clean only to find that the white chalky marks have reappeared when they are dry! It is worse when you have a dark colored taps like I do (they are very old and hopefully will be replaced in the near future). The limescale … [Read more...]
30 Minute Beauty Treatment for Your Comb
Often our hair comb is dirtier than we realise! If your comb needs a good clean why not treat it to this quick and easy 30 minute beauty treatment! I was trying to give a dirty comb a good clean the other day and I found that it was hard to get all of the dirt and grime off each and every tooth of the comb. Scrubbing it with water and an old toothbrush wasn’t doing much, so I thought I’d find a better way! I had a look online and saw various methods. Some boiled their combs in water (not … [Read more...]
5 Laundry Products That You Can Make Yourself
I love the idea of being able to make your own cleaning products. Not just because the homemade version is often cheaper but also because it means that I know exactly what is in the product I am using. One product that I have been making up myself over the last couple of years is a window and mirror cleaner. It is great knowing that it’s non-toxic and because it consists of everyday items that I always have on hand - I never run out. Recently I was wondering about other regular household … [Read more...]