'Tis the season where housekeeping is even more of a challenge. The solution? Holiday speed cleaning.
These 9 speed cleaning tips will leave you with a clean house that is company ready - stat.
Being prepared for last-minute housekeeping sprints makes holiday spot clean ups a snap when guests are at the door and your 4-year-old has just found the finger-paints.
Have them don a pair of old, clean socks on their hands and send them about dusting shelves; or give them a spray bottle of floor cleaner and a pair of micro fiber slippers to polish the floor the floor to a sparkling shine.
Some housecleaning tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is, we forget to do them once or twice a year.
An easier way is to create a monthly preventative maintenance house cleaning schedule.
Instead of having to set aside large blocks of time for seasonal or annual housecleaning and maintenance, you can set aside a small block of time monthly to complete these chores.
Here are the 10 things to do around your home in December.
Few things are lovelier than crystal wine glasses by candlelight, or the simple elegance of a flower-filled crystal vase.
Until party guests leave and the flowers begin to droop, that is. And you're left to clean away lipstick stains from wineglass rims, and a water ring around the vase.
If you've ever tried to clean crystal you know that its delicate nature requires a bit more care - and a different cleaning routine - than the rest of your partyware.
Here's how to clean your crystal glasses so they look as beautiful as they did the day you brought them home.