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cleaning

  • small improvements: shoulder hooks.

    This afternoon I added two more 10-cent shoulder hooks to the back of the wardrobe in our living/dining/everything room. I’ve had these hooks in my tool box for months and I’ve had three different…

    June 23, 2022 7 Comments
  • apartment progress: a couch complete.

    When I decided to recover our couch in engineer stripe denim, I did not list among my reasons its ability to withstand human excrement, but here we are. In this little loveseat’s first 12…

    June 16, 2021 24 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
  • 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 10 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 76 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #179: Hide it in plain sight. What’s a thing in your home that you use regularly but that doesn’t have a home of its own—a special spot to return to? A laptop? Your…

    January 29, 2019 9 Comments
  • tidying up, together.

    Last week, James finished a box of chocolate-covered salted caramels I’d slipped into his Christmas stocking. I fished the small cardboard box from the recycling basket we keep by the front door and, after…

    January 16, 2019 77 Comments
  • habit shift: natural cleaners.

    I’ll begin by stating the obvious which is that I have neither a degree in chemistry, nor a desire to wax poetic about the joys of house cleaning. I have a house that often…

    October 2, 2017 37 Comments
  • spring cleaning, two ways.

    Spring is here, even if it hasn’t quite gotten the memo that that might mean bringing warmer temperatures along with it. (I walked to to work with my socks off last week and nearly froze…

    March 27, 2017 31 Comments