If you've visited my home tour page and read our story, then you know that when we purchased our home we nearly tripled our square footage and had a bunch of blank space to fill. We were fortunate to have stashed some things in a storage unit, and family members upgrades and moves provided us with a TON of stuff. Even with all the stuff we "collected" we still had one empty room.
Hi Guys! A few weeks ago I shared my favorite tips for faking a clean house. They are some of my absolute favorite secrets, but let's face it, we all do have to actually clean sometimes! (It's awful, isn't it?) When we transitioned to a four bedroom house from a one bedroom apartment cleaning took on a whole new, overwhelming, meaning. Living in an apartment meant that we could clean our entire home in just a couple of hours, and I'm talking deep clean... baseboards, bath tub, all of it! When we first moved into our home, I spent countless hours just trying to maintain everything. I usually started Saturday morning, and finished after the sun went down, totally exhausted. Since then I've adjusted my habits and picked up some tips to make the basic cleaning process quicker and less painful, and I'm excited to share them with you today.
(In this post I'm going to share my favorite products and tools. This post does contain affiliate links, but the opinions are my own and reflect my personal choices for use in our home. See my disclaimer for more.)
#1 Use multi-purpose products
A good all-purpose cleaner can drastically simplify your cleaning, not to mention seriously tame the chaos under the kitchen sink! I have a few go-to products that I can't get enough of.
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Often the best design eyes struggle most in their own home. I know that certainly happens to me. I can walk into a clients space and instantly the ideas start flowing, but can be totally stumped by spaces in my own home. Once we've become accustom to a space and the things in it, it can be difficult to imagine it any other way. The project below is a great example of that.