Uninvited House Guests

No, not crazy Aunt Jane or nosy neighbor Fred, I’m talking about ANTS! Every spring we get a visit from these annoying and creepy bugs, and now that we’re out in the ‘burbs, this year was the worst visit yet. They start one at a time, and then suddenly the whole family is in the kitchen and I want to barf. While Charlie, who LOVES bugs, could not be happier with the situation, I wasn’t having it so decided to take matters to Google. After some quick searching for solutions that required only things I had in the house (there

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Confession.

I’m in love. With a trashcan. I never thought I could feel the feelings I feel (whoa!) for something that contains my trash, but friends, this is the real thing. I also never thought I would spend this much money on a trash can, but let me tell you, it’s been worth every penny. Let me explain. Our old kitchen trashcan was hidden in a cabinet, so I couldn’t have cared less about what it looked like. But we don’t have that option in our new house, which means the can would be on constant display. So now not only

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Pet Peeves

Can I just vent for a sec? So I don’t really mind doing laundry (and ever since C was born, it seems to be my new part time gig… unpaid of course), but what drives me crazy, I mean reeeeally gets me going, is that the laundry basket is NEVER EMPTY!!! via Like I do a load (or 3) of laundry and I want to feel all accomplished… but then I look over at the basket that for a split second was empty, and see a dirty t-shirt has suddenly made it’s way in there. Then throw in

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On Nesting…

Before getting pregnant, I thought “nesting” was an old wive’s tale, up there with crazy pickle cravings and those gender predictor myths. But I can now speak from experience that this pregnancy symptom is 100% accurate! Nesting: Refers to an instinct or urge in pregnant animals to prepare a home for the upcoming newborn(s). It is found in a variety of animals (both mammals and birds) including humans. Source “Nesting brings about some unique and seemingly irrational behaviors in pregnant women and all of them experience it differently. Women have reported throwing away perfectly good sheets and towels

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Would you rather…

You’re given a gift certificate and have to choose to apply it to one of the following…. Option 1: House Cleaning The deets: Professional cleaning team will come to your home once a month and do a thorough house clean. The fine print: Service ends after three months, leaving you with an impossible act to follow. Option 2: Professional Organizer The deets: One full day visit from a professional organizer to help you get a grip on your files/office/closets and provide tips for future maintenance. The fine print: Organizer gets to see all your dirty little secrets… Keep reading…

Tip for Lazy Cleaners

No one likes cleaning. Don’t even try and tell me you do. Yes, you may like things clean, and cleaning may not be your least favorite chore, but don’t even try to tell me that you enjoy it! 😉 Well this week, one of my new favorite blogs Lifehacker, suggested this simple cleaning tip that I wanted to pass along… I’ll be sure to try it this week and report back on my success So what are some of your lazy cleaning tips? Swiffer socks anyone?

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Product Review: Windex Touch Up Cleaner

Occasionally I get totally suckered in by an ad, and this weekend I succumbed to the new Windex touch Up Cleaner. See for me, cleaning is like going to the gym… It needs to happen routinely for me to do it, it needs to be convenient, and while I hate doing it, I always feel better once it’s one. So I thought this new counter-style Windex spray was pretty cool, because you don’t need to pull it out or even bend over to use it. Could you get any lazier? The ad says “Just Dab it.

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Bust out the Boots

Fall has arrived, which means it’s finally boot season!!! I have a slight boot buying problem (thank god The Cleanse is here) and so I was super excited when I saw this simple yet genius way of keeping my boots looking good all season long. Check out the Pin & Tell Party (and submit your own ideas!) for more info on this simple organization solution, by clicking here. And here is the idea in action! Before, sad boots…. After, happy boots! Tools needed? Manilla folders, and 10 minutes! BAM!

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Got junk?

We sure did! After Tony demolished the “decorative” brick walls in our basement, we were left with a TON of concrete and broken bricks. And when I say a ton, I mean that literally. Now multiply this by 3, since we had several “decorative” brick/concrete walls in our basement. So we were super excited about how much space we now had, but then realized we needed to get rid of the crap (grrr). Most town trash collection services have concrete or other construction materials on their big fat “do not dispose” list, and I

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Closet Organization

You know you’re a little nuts when you get incredibly giddy at the thought of organizing your utility closet. Like “counting the minutes until I can leave work so I can organize the hell out of my closet” giddy. Please don’t judge So here’s the deal. We only have 2 closets on our first floor, which means we do not a lot of room to store items you need but don’t necessarily want to SEE all the time. The first closet is in the office. It’s large and cedar which is wonderful, but living in New England means you have

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