Twila E. Palmer's Blog
One of the toughest tasks around the house is keeping it clean. So when you are busy with work, the kids, and short on time, this task is almost impossible. Here are some tips on how to have your home appear to be clean all the times: -While you are walking around the house think about how you can declutter. As you pass through rooms pick up toys, mail, bags and shoes. Before you leave the living room on your way to the kitchen, look to see what items can be picked up along the way. -Utilize decorative baskets to organize books, catalogs, mail and magazines. -Reduce odor in the kitchen by simmering nutmeg, cloves, or cinnamon with orange peels in a saucepan on the stove. -Use candlelight, a home always looks better and cleaner by candlelight. -Create an instant centerpiece with a bowl full of fruit. -Use baskets or containers in the bathroom to store cosmetics and lotions. -Refresh the guest hand towels frequently. Humidity in the bathroom makes towels look droopy. -Place your pajamas under the pillow. This way, they're off the floor and ready for bedtime. -Pile clean, unfolded laundry in baskets on top of the washing machine to be sorted later. -If you have dirty clothes, but no time to wash them, store them inside the machine.