This is a great and exceedingly common question. I'll have much more to say on the subject as YoCP unfolds but for now, here's one strategy that will make facing an overflowing closet a more bearable experience.
Your Clean Person is headed on vacaaaation. But before I go, how about a checklist of the things that need to be done in the home before leaving it idle for some time? Sure thing! So here's your pre-vacation clean-up routine:
Fruit flies have infested my apartment. And not just in the kitchen. In the bathroom, too. They're disgusting. And almost everywhere.
I've been living in what is best described as a hippie/hipster commune. I was desperate not to be a homeless (yet loveable) tramp, so I moved in rather hastily a few months ago. My friends have been living there for nigh on four years, and to my knowledge, during all of these years, there hasn't really been a deep…
This probably feels anticlimactic, but the first Year of the Clean Person assignment, in which you will survey the lay of your land and enumerate the goals you have for improving your space in 2014, is absolutely the secret to success. It's my hope that everyone will join in the January project, though I know that…
I have menorah issues every single year. What is the best way to clean candle wax off everything? I put a sheet of wax paper under the menorah but even then I still have to clean wax out of the menorah itself and it takes forever, especially since it's an eight-day long holiday.
Finding bras with small bands, large cups and everything in between can be a big challenge. To make it a little easier, to follow is a collection of information that will (hopefully!) help you find a happier bra for you. No more garbage bras!
The Chemical & Engineering News blog has a nifty little piece about how to get the perfect amount of foam on your beer. Among the tips was this gem, which obviously made my heart sing:
"After 55 years in the business, I think it’s time to hang up my mop. I’m proud to introduce my replacement, Mr Neat." - Mr. Clean
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I was a featured cleaning expert in a piece on housework that ran earlier this week in the UK publication Emerald Street.
Over the weekend, this seemingly sane and lovely woman made a batch of pink panty pulldown punch, using a recipe that I'd published in January 2010. It was, in fact, the first piece I published under the pen name 'Jolie Kerr' (Jolie is mine — well, Jolie is a nickname of my Christian name — but Kerr is not. Now you…
Oh hey Bob! Remember that time you unfollowed me on Twitter?