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  • Truism

    While working through clean-the-house-monthly-system, I’ve learned a really important lesson: Tasks aren’t so terrible if you keep up with things. Cleaning the oven? Terrible the first time. Cleaning it a second time two months later? No big deal. I’ve also learned another important lesson: If you cheat, you will regret it later.  (I’m looking at you, […]

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  • Just for Fun

    For years I’ve enjoyed reading the Young House Love blog. They have a fun writing style and are great at providing practical home improvement lessons. So naturally I was thrilled to see them partner with Target for a line of decorative hooks. I stopped in and picked up this: Then, thanks to strategically placed Command […]

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  • And Yet Another Fix

    So the dryer hasn’t really been working well and I knew exactly why. Our vent needed to be cleaned out. I’m not talking about the brush-out-the-vent-hose kind of clean. We needed the pull-everything-from-the-wall-vent kind of clean. We were fairly certain it hadn’t been done in years and years and years. I called a local dryer […]

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  • Fact

    Cleaning the oven is a project that will make you beg the Lord to stop punishing you from the sin of not cleaning the stove more often. You will barter with the oven – promising to clean it more frequently if it will only get less gunky. It will make you reconsider your life decisions, […]

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  • Quick Tip Saturday

    I’m slowly working my way through deep-cleaning the Hayley house. (Let’s just say it was long overdue.) Up this week before work: Clean the toaster. We have a stainless steel toaster and it had gradually built up a layer of ick. I’m not posting a photo of that because, well, it was icky. To clean […]

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  • Changing My Colors

    Operation Paint the Front Door is complete. Here’s where we started: And here’s where we finished: It wasn’t a hard project, just a little time intensive and more coats of paint than I’d expected. Step One: Clean the door. Step Two: Knock down build up with sandpaper.   Step Three: Wipe door with liquid deglosser […]