cleaning

  • removing candle wax from fabric.

    At the time of writing I have three different candles burning because it’s January and this weekend’s brilliant sun and unseasonably warm temperatures have been replaced with the month’s hallmark dreary gray skies and…

    January 13, 2020 10 Comments
  • simple sustainable swaps for a new year.

    This post is sponsored by Grove Collaborative, an online marketplace committed to making it easier to find healthy and sustainable household essentials. For better or worse, I start every new year with a list…

    January 7, 2020 15 Comments
  • four fall decluttering projects.

    I’m not sure what kind of fall projects you might have waiting to get checked off your list, but new seasons for me mean taking a bit of time to take stock, sort through,…

    October 7, 2019 36 Comments
  • simple stuff: razor blade scraper.

    Every once in a while, I write a round-up of very solid options for very necessary household staples and I put them under the umbrella of simple stuff. Today, I don’t have options to…

    August 6, 2019 16 Comments
  • make your own: lavender cleaning spray.

    If ever there is a time when a simple, kid-friendly cleaning solution is in order, it’s summertime. We’ve been dribbling peach and watermelon juice all over my parents’ back porch for weeks now. Silas’s…

    July 22, 2019 8 Comments
  • tidy cloth dish cloths from mightynest

    summertime fix.

    This post is sponsored by MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes.  It’s summertime and we’re spending the month at my mom and dad’s house, which means two things: more stone…

    July 17, 2019 66 Comments
  • make your own: sand removing powder.

    This summer I’m packing a secret potion in my tote in the form of cornstarch. Not cornstarch and anything, just cornstarch plain and simple for getting sand out from between toes (and other bodily…

    July 15, 2019 11 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #184: Hammer a few nails. I realize it’s not always possible. Wall construction and lease clauses and paint that can’t be matched can make hammering nails willy-nilly into your walls less appealing, or…

    April 18, 2019 12 Comments
  • tidying up, with kids.

    I worry that when I write about kids and tidying I’ll come across like a draconian weirdo. Or, more precisely, that I’ll have come to my own defense. No, I’m not constantly haranguing my…

    January 23, 2019 32 Comments