cleaning

  • small improvements: paint the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 6 Comments
  • cleaning house.

    This post is sponsored by MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes.How are you cleaning house these days? As in, your actual, physical home? With our whole family generally spending…

    October 28, 2020 17 Comments
  • cloth diapering at home.

    This post is sponsored by Esembly, a diapering system for sustainability. We’re two months into diapering our third baby in cloth and I’ve never been more glad to proselytize. If you haven’t yet converted…

    April 29, 2020 39 Comments
  • make your own: wool dust mitt.

    In the battle against dust, we’re losing. It’s everywhere in our apartment lately—rolling around under furniture, congregating in corners, settling onto the tops of picture frames and dresser tops and baseboards. You might imagine…

    April 23, 2020 13 Comments
  • 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 12 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