Scrub Daddy Uses: 50+ Creative Ways To Use A Scrub Daddy Sponge

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Much like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's many uses, I've found a number unique uses for Scrub Daddy sponges as well.If you're not already familiar with the Scrub Daddy sponge, it's a popular kitchen scrubber that changes texture in hot water vs cold water.When it's super-cold or perfectly dry, it's a coarse and powerful heavy-duty scrubber. When it's warm or hot, it's a soft and pliable light-duty scrubber.Scrub Daddy adapts/converts to the perfect texture -- either soft (hot) or … [Read more...]

Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors: Monster Steam Mop vs Bona Spray Mop

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Ever since we moved into a home that has hardwood flooring throughout, I've used the Bona spray mop to clean my hardwood floors.It's been over 5 years now. I'm very happy with the Bona spray mop itself and the Bona hardwood floor cleaner. My floors look great!But I've often been asked about -- and wondered myself about -- using steam to clean hardwood floors. Mostly because it's generally a safer, greener, kid-friendly way to clean. (Who doesn't want "sanitized" floors?)Since my … [Read more...]

Chemical Free Cleaning: My Experience Using Laundry Balls & Dishwasher Disks With Ceramic Cleaning Beads

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Chemical-free cleaning is becoming more and more popular.But today's post goes way beyond homemade laundry detergent and DIY fabric softener recipes.Lately, everyone's talking about using tiny beads to clean clothes in your washing machine and to clean dishes in your dishwasher. I'm one of them.I recently purchased a set of laundry balls and a dishwasher disk. Both of these products are filled with tiny cleaning beads that magically remove stains and odors without using ANY … [Read more...]

Shark Steam Mop Review: Your Floors Will Be Clean Enough For Crawling Babies!

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When my very young niece and nephew began coming to my house frequently, I started looking at my house in a different way.When they were crawling around on the floor and putting everything in their mouths, I knew I had to up my cleaning game.I felt like my tile and vinyl floors needed a little bit more help. After doing a bit of research, I decided to buy a Shark steam mop.Honestly, I wasn't thoroughly convinced that I needed it -- until I used it. … [Read more...]

Top 4 Dust Sprays + Tips For Choosing The Best Dust Control Spray For Your Home

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Dust spray is one of the best ways to control the dust and allergens inside your home.There are many different dusting sprays to choose from. Some work better than others.Choosing the right one is key to having a home that remains dust free longer without a sticky residue or waxy build-up which actually just attracts more dust.  Here are the top 4 dust control sprays on the market right now:   … [Read more...]

Best Household Cleaners According To Interior Designers Whose Jobs DEPEND On Clean

I like seeing unbiased reviews regarding peoples' favorite household cleaning products.  Honest feedback from those whose opinions truly matter is hard to come by.  That's why I'm grateful to House Beautiful for posting these interviews with 14 top designers. In addition to their favorite design styles and products, there is also valuable information about their favorite household cleaners. One thing's for sure: an interior designer needs to make a great first impression. And high-end … [Read more...]

World’s Longest Yard Sale On Highway 127: A Review

Last year we attended the World's Longest Yard Sale for the first time. I carried a notebook with me in the car and took notes along the way, just so I could put together a review that might be helpful for those wanting to get a feel for what it's like to actually be on the World's Longest Yard Sale route. I looked all over the Internet last summer before we went, and couldn't find anything that I personally felt gave much info about what it was really like to attend the World's Longest Yard … [Read more...]

Getting To Know Our ThermoSpas Hot Tub: From Delivery To Daily Spa Therapy

Earlier, I told you how we decided on ThermoSpas for our very first hot tub. Now, I'll share a little bit of inside scoop about the ThermoSpa hot tub delivery process. It wasn't exactly as we thought it would be. That doesn't mean it was a 'bad' experience -- just different than we initially thought. The good news is, we're thrilled with our ThermoSpa hot tub and we've used it every day since we got it (...except for a few days when we were out of town). This is what our backyard looked like -- … [Read more...]

We Got A ThermoSpas Hot Tub… Our First Hot Tub Ever!

Jim and I always want to call it "ThermaSpa"(with an "a"), but technically the company name is ThermoSpas (with an "o" and usually plural). Confusing name, but their hot tubs are a supurb quality and we couldn't be happier that we are the proud new owners of a ThermoSpa hot tub.I just thought I'd share a little about how we were introduced to ThermoSpas and why we think they make some of the best hot tubs around. I'm Not Really The Hot Tub Type By the way, I never thought I … [Read more...]

Hampton Inn Pillows… Worth Every Down-Filled Moment!

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One of the craziest things we ever did... (also one of the best things we ever did!) was to purchase 2 sets of down pillows from Hilton Hotels.Yep, they're the same pillows they use in their hotels... plush, and huge, and over-stuffed. Ahhhh!Here's how it all happened...  … [Read more...]