How to Restore Pampered Chef Stoneware ( a Tale of the Recalcitrant Husband) – You know how there is that one thing that your significant other does that just really irritates you to no end? That one thing that no matter what you do or say, they seem determined to drive you mad by continuing to do it. Maybe for you it is hair in the sink, or clothes on the floor. Well, for me it is doing the dishes properly.
This weekend officially kicked off the frenzy of work that I do each and every spring. Just yesterday, I changed out the sand in my pool filter. Thankfully, that is not an annual maintenance issue. I am also thankful for the warm weather. It makes it so much nicer to get everything checked off my spring cleaning checklist. And since I shared my fall cleaning checklist with everyone last year, I am offering my ultimate spring cleaning checklist to you this year!
We’ve all heard that it is the kitchens and the bathrooms that sell a home. For the most part, that is true. However, there are many other factors that play into the ability to sell a house and the value that a shopper will place on it. Whether or not a kitchen remodel is needed varies from home to home. One of the biggest waste of money and effort (IMHO) is when new granite is installed on top of outdated cabinets. Have you heard the phrase, “putting lipstick on a pig?” So, before you run out and start making changes, let’s look at 10 ways to increase your home’s value that makes sense.
Like a lot of you, my kitchen is full of stainless steel appliances. I love the sleek, modern, look that they bring to a space, but I hate the endless supply of fingerprints and smudges that they collect. None of my appliances have the new fingerprint proof finish. I am still living with the old generation of stainless steel, and considering the cost of my appliances, I imagine it will be a long time before I acquire that luxury. Fortunately, these how to clean stainless steel methods have made life with my appliances bearable.
I know that there are a lot of “shower only” people out there, but I personally love my air tub. However, one thing that I don’t love is the potential for mold, mildew and dangerous bacteria to build up in the lines. Also, there is a big gross factor for me, if I feel that a tub isn’t sanitized. If you don’t stay on top of things, a jetted or air tub can get out of hand very quickly. (FYI – I am a super germaphobe). Therefore, I am sharing how to clean and disinfect jetted whirlpool tubs.