Efficient Cleaning: Methods & Approaches

In the first segment on “Efficient Cleaning“, I introduced the concept of working “smarter not harder” with five considerations: scope, method, approaches, resources and time. We first touched on the need to honestly scope out the daily work involved in…

Efficient Cleaning

In June we launched Kathie’s Corner with seven segments on Clutter Control.
It is a common belief that picking up the clutter is equivalent to cleaning and yet as essential as it is, it is just the beginning. It is…

An Unexpected Ally in the War on Ants

Memorial Day is almost here and summer is around the corner…. with it may come the march of a thousand small ants.
Some weeks ago as I opened the pantry for some coffee grounds I was greeted with such an…

Does it Really Matter to the Kids?

On a recent visit back to Chicago, my daughter-in-law shared a dear tale about our little four and a half year old grandson, Ben. On most days he is driven to pre-school by his mother or grandmother who also picks…

"Housework" doesn’t have to be a "dirty" word!

In recent years, or actually in the past thirty years, which is not all that recent, “housework” has taken on an unpleasant connotation—-kind of a “dirty” one!!  There are a number of reasons for this rather negative outlook three of…

A Trusty Household Helper

The other day as I noticed a slight odor permeating from the kitchen sink I quickly reached for my trusty baking soda. I say “trusty” because it has been my all around standby helper from the moment I set up…