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Cleaning & organization are tough jobs. However, finding cleaning & organization tips on Hometalk will help you complete your projects faster and with less elbow grease. Check out ideas for ecological and green cleaning like making your own cleaning products from non-toxic items already in your home. Also, share photos of your latest organization success and inspire others who are looking to organize their homes. If you have a helpful cleaning & organization tip, share it with Hometalk members who have posted cleaning & organization questions.
I know, I know. . . it looks like Ma, Pa and Lil Junior have their laundry out to dry, but save the jokes and share the clothesline love. Drying clothes outdoors is great for the
environment, pocketbook and clothing, and now I finally have one.
My laundry room is right off my kitchen and on hot days I can really heat up the house if I'm feeling particularly domestic (okay, so maybe it doesn't happen very often, but the point is that it does happen). While I finally have a main floor laundry, I don't have direct access to the backyard without trekking through the basement. It was my husband who suggested a deck-sized line might work, and that was the all the urging I needed to locate a small 20 foot retractable line for about $13.00 at Home Depot. They also carry a 40 foot version for under $20.00.
The line was super easy to install and is small enough to stay unobtrusive (unless it's strung out across your tiny deck with swimwear pinned along it). I was so excited to hang my laundry on the line for the first time, no matter how it looked (thankfully the neighbors don't have a clear view). Maybe it's because I know it's a great alternative to heated drying or because I can't help but think of my Nannie and her old clothesline; but for whatever reason, it makes me smile. . . and this is laundry we're talking about.
I don't know about you, but my kitchen counters can not have any clutter on them or I will go insane. It's not easy to keep the counter clean when there is things laying around. I was
getting sick of my dish soap & hand soap lying around so I wanted to make something to clean it all up. I made this stand using a dollar store tray & a candlestick. I simply spray painted the two pieces & glued them together with super glue. I also added a bowl with white rags inside to cut back on our paper towel. They are super handy & great to bleach and keep clean for some "green cleaning". Check the post for all of the photos and info. Hope you guys love this simple DIY :)
I have become obsessed with all sorts of vintage style pails, barrels and crates and was thrilled to find my own little treasure at a local thrift shop for a mere $5! Here are some photos
that have inspired me for both indoor and outdoor uses of different types and sizes of barrels. I would love to get my hands on more for some possible wedding decorations... You can check out my blog at the link below to view the rest of the photos.
How to make the most of a small walk in closet. When we moved into this house, we went from a large walk in closet that I had all to myself to a small walk in closet that I share with my husband. Check out my blog to see how we made it work!
I want melamine shelving with NO brackets that curve ever so smoothly around the corners of my former laundry "closet". Hubby wants the "rails" on the wall with brackets. Which one do we choose? Check out my quandary on which shelving to use for my "new" pantry! http://www.the-byrds-nest.net/diy-new-pantry...
Did you know that hydrogen peroxide is all-natural, non-toxic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-mold and anti-mildew? All of these things make it the perfect green cleaner for your home
because it's scent-free and safe for kids & pets!
You can use it to brighten your laundry, clean tile and grout, sanitize the kitchen counters, clean your kids' toys & more! Click here to see how it can help you do all these things: http://askannamoseley.com/2013/05/green-clea...