How many times do we look around our homes throughout the year thinking, “Wow, this place is a mess”? Without a doubt, life tends to get away from us; projects we started end up in an unfinished heap, we gain (or lose!) weight but do not get rid of our old clothes even if we can no longer wear them, kids bring in toys and crafts… Life can be a mess. However, every year, we get to watch the world start over. Flowers come back to life. Animals come back out to play. Mother Nature reinvents herself…so why can’t we?
In case of a spill, act quickly! Blot the area with a towel. Be careful not to rub or scrub aggressively. This can cause the stain to become ingrained into the material and also cause fraying.
You should start to clean from top to bottom. When you begin dusting, start upwards and work your way down. By starting from the top, the dust will fall in a downward spiral.
With four children and a husband, a house hold to run, and classes, not to mention my writing, I don’t have much time for anything else. What it means to be a mom and a college student is a lot of late nights, a lot of worrying about everything, and patience. A lot of patience!
In your search for the next Hermes, you will surely encounter the fakes. They are out there. Whether their manufacturers are blatant and copy famous existing scarf designs or they just stamp out junk, I am stunned at the proliferation of pieces of material these companies are calling scarves. I wouldn’t even want to use any of them for windows cleaning rags. Really! The truth is, plan to see very low quality silk, colors, designs and processes during this endeavor.
Red wine stain on carpet can give you moments of frustration. As will all cases of carpet cleaning it is better to clean as quickly as possible after the spillage. It can become harder to remove the stain if you take too long. Blot away the red wine with a towel paper and pour some concentrate salt solution at the stained region. When the salt crystallizes after a few hours, you can safely vacuum the area without any trace of stain. If the stain is old, you will find it extremely difficult to remove the stain. A good quality carpet cleaner will be required to remove the stain.
Set the stage: Have your pillows, blankets, and inspirational items (books, magazines, photos, objects from nature, etc.) arranged and ready for use. If music boosts your spirits, create a playlist of uplifting songs for your iPod or choose favorite CD’s to place by your recliner or bed. Stock your pantry with any special foods or beverages that will aid in your recovery. Look around your space and ask yourself whether there’s anything you need to add or subtract so that you can feel secure and relaxed as you heal.
There are plenty of green products hitting the market these days as well. If you are unclear on the whole green concept, it basically concerns helping the environment. This means cleaning products without harsh chemicals. Products that are safe, not harmful to your health, and free of components that affect the ecosystem. As you may have seen, many major brands carry green cleaning products at this point, and you can get some free cleaning samples for these manufacturers. You may find that they are easier to use since they do not contain such harsh smells and chemicals that can affect your breathing.