#5 Clean Your Shower Head!

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Yes! Your shower head! While the water coming out of it is clean, it still causes crusting and discoloration over time. Take a close look at your shower head- is that something you want to use to bath yourself? Probably not! But this isn’t just about aesthetics- as always, it also comes down to health. Scientists recently found that a nearly a third of shower heads analyzed contained colonies of Mycobacterium avium which has been linked to lung disease. You can search around for other studies but it should be almost intuitive that not cleaning something can create disease risk- your shower head is no

#4 Make Labels

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“A place for everything and everything in its place”

Chances are you aren’t the only one living your space. Husbands (or wives!) and kids can make keeping a space organized a real challenge. The simple fact is, if they aren’t the one who organized the space in the first place they are a lot less likely to have a heavy investment in keeping it that way. That’s why I love using labels. You know where you want things but those who live with you don’t always know and a label gives clear direction on where something should  be placed. Not only that, but it reminds 

Guest Post: Getting the Most Out of Your House Cleaning Service

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Hiring a house cleaning service can greatly increase the amount of time available so you can focus on the bigger organizational and cleaning challenges within your home. By allowing a house cleaning service to take care of basics, like cleaning floors, walls, countertops and bathrooms, you can avoid feeling like you are always just “maintaining” instead of making progress. I run a house cleaning service in Castle Rock Colorado and before we take on a new client we make sure we focus on one important detail: the fact that the customer is the expert and we are the trainee. What I mean is that the

#3: Organize With A Plan!

Messy clutter

“Failing to plan is planning to fail”

– Alan Lakein

Starting a major organization project can seem like quite a challenge. It can feel overwhelming and lead to you wondering…how did I get all this stuff and now what I am going to do with it!? Having a plan on what goes where is the key to success but every plan must be balanced with a healthy dose of action. Here are the basics you should have under control before you start:

  • What am I going to throw out? Ask yourself, if I didn’t already have this thing, what would I do to get

#2: Clean Your Sponge!

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The word clean has a lot of definitions but most often when we use the word clean we simply mean that something “looks clean”. Many of our cleaning tips will take things a step further. We don’t want our home to just look clean but we also want it to be free of germs and pathogens! The biggest offender of looking clean but being dirty is the kitchen sponge! Disease-causing bacteria can survive longer in the sponge because of the wet environment. What makes this even worse is that the sponge is our trusted companion to making the kitchen clean but the reality is that

#1: Take Action!

Action is not an option!

I know, I know- it seems a little too obvious. Of course, you need to take action if you want a cleaner and more organized home. But often people (including myself) are confused with what it really means to take action. In the internet age, I often find that what I call taking action is actually just endlessly reading and researching my interest or assignment online. Take the gym for instance! You could spend hours and day searching through pages and pages of training advice. Some of it useless, some of it valuable. But do you know the most important part of getting in shape?