Browsing Tag

cleaning

  • 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 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 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
  • spring cleaning with stowaway.

    This post is sponsored by Stowaway, a right-sized cosmetics company.The magnolias are going gangbusters. The daffodils have unfurled. It’s not warm out exactly, but I’ve sped up the arrival of spring in my apartment…

    March 30, 2016 33 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1 .this tiny backpack. {for carrying precious cargo.}2. this not-quite-as-tiny-backpack.{for being just what i needed afterall.}3. this bottle milk.{for being there on our first california morning.}4. this vase of daffodils.{for…

    March 4, 2016 22 Comments
  • make your own: upholstery cleaner.

    Upholstery might be a slightly grand word for the bit of cotton canvas stretched over a 70 year-old wooden frame, but no matter. I’ve also used this same combination of simple dish soap and…

    April 30, 2015 21 Comments