One of the most frequent questions I get asked here on Of The Hearth is if my cleaning schedule really works. The answer is simple: Yes, it absolutely works. Every room in my house gets cleaned on a regular basis. However, once I clean a room, several days will pass before I clean it again. Due to the activities of everyday life, things … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Keeping Your House Tidy Between Cleanings
Every time I purchase furnace filters, I stare at the wide variety available and wonder which to purchase. Should I just get the most affordable? Is there really any benefit to the pricy ones that filter micro-allergens and have odor reduction? If you’ve ever wondered the same things, then you’ll appreciate this post. Here is what I’ve … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Right Furnace Filter
There are a lot of skills you must master when you become a parent. You eventually get comfortable and confident in your new role and are able to balance parenthood with all of the other tasks you face. I felt I arrived at this point about the time I found out I was expecting my second child. Learning how to mother two little blessings … [Read more...] about A Skill You Must Master In Order to Get Things Done When You Have Young Kids
Many of us toss the peels in the trash after eating an orange or squeezing juice from a lemon. This is a terrible habit because there are actually dozens of uses for these peels! Not only have these uses reduced the amount of trash I throw out, but I’m discovering that they can help me save money and make my home more pleasant. Ways to … [Read more...] about 22 Uses for Citrus Peels
It’s critical that we teach our young children how to pick up after themselves. Not only does this help us keep our homes clean, but it provides our kids with a solid foundation for other important life skills. As you’ve likely discovered, keeping kids on task while they clean up isn’t easy. One way to help them remain focused is to use … [Read more...] about Cleanup Songs for Young Children
Many couples in our country experience tension and strife when deciding which spouse should complete which chores. This phenomenon is often referred to as the chore war. It’s quite possible that couples in past eras didn’t experience this because gender roles were clearly defined (i.e., certain tasks were considered to be “men’s work” … [Read more...] about Achieving Mutual Victory in the Chore War
There are few things I love sharing with you more than printables. I enjoy sharing these so much because I use several on an everyday basis in order to keep my own home organized! Though all of my printables are useful (view them here), I have learned over the last couple of years that some are especially beneficial. Here are 10 that … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Useful Printables on Of The Hearth
Dishwasher rinse aid is a relatively new concept to me. I don’t recall seeing or hearing about rinse aid products when I was a child, nor do I recall there being a special spot in the dishwasher where you were supposed to deposit one of these products. I’ve ignored the rinse aid reservoirs in the dishwashers I’ve had access to during my … [Read more...] about Is Rinse Aid in Your Dishwasher Really Beneficial?