General Home Cleaning

This is great general housekeeping advice that friends pass along to one another. Just general, good-to-know stuff about keeping house.

How to Clean Bathroom Tiles, Soap Scum, and Bathroom Grout

I’ve written so many articles on cleaning the bathroom because everyone has a bathroom, cleaning the bathroom can be a big job, and there...

How to Clean Brick Fireplaces, Mantels, Hearths, and More

Wood burning fireplaces are lovely. They're so cozy on a wintery day or even during chilly fall and spring. I know in Toronto right...

How to Clean Your Home During and After a Renovation

Chad and I bought our house in 2018, and it was, to put it nicely, a fixer-upper. Right away, we did fixer-up, at least...

How to Clean a Shag Rug

Way back in 2017, I wrote an article on vacuuming shag rugs and small rugs, but now it’s 2022, and time for an update. If...

How to Steam Clothes: Wrinkled Clothes Begone!

Are you plagued by wrinkled clothes!? OK, that’s a little dramatic. But seriously, we’ve all had that experience of pulling an item of clothing...

How to Clean a Shower Curtain and Liner

Picture this: you come home from a long day, so you run a nice hot shower, step inside, and pull the shower curtain closed...