bObi Sweep

Bobi on Base

I'm all about working smarter, not harder.  I'm always looking for tasks that can be done while I'm doing other things.  For example, I buy a lot of my house hold supplies online and save the time, and the gas money, by not having to go to the store.  I always start laundry or the dishwasher first thing in the morning so it can do it's work while I do mine.  Cleaning the floor should be no ...

Five Steps to Spring Cleaning the Washing Machine for Fresher Smelling Clothes

Scrub away dirt and soap scum from the appliance that’s cleaned loads of garments. It must be spring when everyone starts to open their windows and flowers begin to bloom. But with spring, comes the cleaning. People begin to pack away winter clothing to make room for cooler attire and the house gets a lemon scented rub down. But the one room most people neglect during spring-cleaning is, the ...

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Spring cleaning is traditionally a huge task.  It started as a way to welcome our homes to spring and to get the dirt out that has been trapped inside all winter.  For those of us who live in cold climates, the snow brings with it ice melt, dirt, and sand.  Even once the snow melts away, there's a film on everything. Spring cleaning is the way to start fresh, inside and out. Please note this is a ...

The Great Closet Cleanout

Lola & Sophie

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule?  I means that life is divided by series of 80% and 20% effects.  For example, 80% of your work come from 20% of your clients.  Well it can also be applied to closets and clothes.  80% of the time you wear 20% of what you own.  I've been really taking a good hard look at this. I'm moving and I'm looking at ALL the totes of clothes I have and I'm in awe.  How can I ...

Spring Cleaning~An Untraditional Look

Spring Cleaning

We all know what spring cleaning involves dusting the baseboards and washing the linens.  However, there are a few things you may have been putting off and simply let fall between the cracks entirely.  Here are a few suggestions of things to tackle this spring that will help you live safer, simpler and of course, cleaner lives. Start making your bed if you don’t already.  It gives the ...

Favorite Things For The New Year

Favorite Things

It's hard to believe we've already started 2016.  It feels like I was just sitting down addressing holiday cards yesterday.  However, in order to start the New Year off on the most organized foot possible, I'v gathered some of my new favorite products for you. These are guaranteed to help you get an organized, clean and relaxed start to 2016. Please note I received samples of some of these items ...

Organizing With Trays

DIY Organizing Tray

Trays are one of my favorite organizing tools.  They are pretty and they can serve so many purposes.  Some of my favorite ways to use them are; to hold remotes on the coffee table, by the door to hold keys and phones, corral papers on your desk or even to use to serve snacks in the living room. Here I'm going to show you how to make a super easy tray that's customized to your style and decor. ...

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

Swiffer Dusters

Yes, it's time to spring clean.  While cleaning isn't always fun, it does mean spring is here!  And that's awesome!  (Especially for those of us in the North East). So where to start and what to clean?  Here are our tips for making it all happen and not having to spend all your free time doing it. First, grab supplies on your next trip to the store.  No need for a special trip, just pick up ...

Make Your Own Hand Soap

Usually when I say I'm making my own detergent or hand soap, someone rolls their eyes at me.  However, this isn't just about what goes into your hand soap, it's about saving money.  This is SO easy to make and SUPER inexpensive. So what do you need?  A gallon of water (I used distilled but you could filter your own) and a bar of soap.  I prefer castille soap. The soap cost me $1.50 ...

Easy Cleaning With Our DIY Bathroom Fizzies

Bath Fizzies Materials

No one likes cleaning the bathroom.  I have yet to meet someone who enjoys this dirty, smelly task.  So I'm always on the lookout for ways to make it easier and possibly, a little less stinky.  In the past I've made DIY bath fizzies and I started thinking about how to use that same principle to clean. These are fairly easy to make and you might just have the ingredients on hand.  If not, ...