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Cheap and Effective-- Cleaning With Vinegar Wednesday, April 2, 2014

When I open the doors under my kitchen sink it is mind--boggling how many different cleaning products are there. Many are green, some aren't: some work well, some don't. The labels are colourful and enticing with huge promises as to their efficacy. They convinced me--they are under my sink.  But effective or not, one thing is for sure-- their total cost is ridiculous. 

So what is the answer? Well this is one time when looking back can provide great ideas. ...

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My Favourite Housekeeper Just Quit! Tuesday, March 4, 2014

One of the nightmares of a busy family is finding excellent help and then when you are completely dependent on their support, having them quit.

Our first reaction is ofter anger, "how dare they!" Then a sense of loss sets in and hopefully some reflection as to why they left. Although we do not like to accept responsibility, often there are things that we could have done or not done that could have avoided the situation.   ...

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Live-in Housekeepers - In Demand Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Do you have what it takes to be a live-in housekeeper? Had you ever thought of this as your career? Do you even know what this employment entails?

Let's take a look at it....

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Qualities of a Great Housekeeper Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hiring just the right housekeeper can be life-altering for the busy family. Now this may seem to be a little over-the-top, but I am serious. Think about your life-whether single, a couple or a family-you have no time. No time to keep your home as organized or clean as you would like. No time to do the smaller tidying jobs that would make a huge difference. ...

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Are you Hoarding? Just Learn to Let it Go Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Let's be honest. We are all guilty of it to some extent... hoarding... or euphemistically expressed... saving our 'precious' things.

Now I can already hear the protests and arguments spilling out. "Not me!" " What I save is irreplaceable". " I save only what is necessary". " I might need it some day". 'It will fit when I lose ten pounds". ...

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Green Cleaning- No More Skeletons in My Closet Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I am feeling rather smug. Yes smug. For years I evaluated the validity of green cleaning, the cost of commercial products, and the time it took to make homemade products.

But I am long past these hurtles, and I believe, after a close examination of my cupboards today, that I have removed all the hidden cleaning skeletons in my closets....

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Building Honest and Respectful Relationships: You and Your Housekeeper Tuesday, June 18, 2013

So often in life when we are dealing with people we hire to help us in our homes, we just don't take the time to do small things that are kind, or even respectful. In the best case scenario our excuse is haste, but in so many cases it is a lack of sensitivity, a sense of entitlement or arrogance....

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Scary Information about your Home, your Health and Hidden Germs Wednesday, May 15, 2013

While casually surfing the internet one sleepless night I read an article I am not sure I am glad I tripped over. But being a responsible citizen I feel compelled to share what I learned and what I think many of you might not know; namely, the 6 dirtiest places in your home....

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Cheap and Effective-- Cleaning With Vinegar

When I open the doors under my kitchen sink it is mind--boggling how many different cleaning products are there. Many are green, some aren't: some work well, some don't. The labels are colourful and enticing with huge promises as to their efficacy. They convinced me--they are under my sin...

Read More →

My Favourite Housekeeper Just Quit!

One of the nightmares of a busy family is finding excellent help and then when you are completely dependent on their support, having them quit. Our first reaction is ofter anger, "how dare they!" Then a sense of loss sets in and hopefully some reflection as to why they left. Although...

Read More →

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Live-in Housekeepers - In Demand

Do you have what it takes to be a live-in housekeeper? Had you ever thought of this as your career? Do you even know what this employment entails? Let's take a look at it. So many households are in hyper-gear. They are too busy and their lives are two complicated. Because of this they are n...

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Qualities of a Great Housekeeper

Hiring just the right housekeeper can be life-altering for the busy family. Now this may seem to be a little over-the-top, but I am serious. Think about your life-whether single, a couple or a family-you have no time. No time to keep your home as organized or clean as you would like. No time to d...

Read More →