Around the House



It's tough to run a household, do errands and look after children on a daily basis.

Around the House brings to you a wealth of information, tips, advice on how to save time in the kitchen, and around the house. Learn how natural, day to day substances are a better alternative to detergents, learn tricks on how to save time cleaning, how to save on household and personal care items, how to host parties for your kids on a budget, pros and cons of keeping a pet, and much more.

In the end, if we could only get our kids to wash the dishes every day and our friends and relatives to stop setting up blind dates, then we REALLY would have more time and less frustration!

Health Uses of Baking Soda

Among the countless ways baking soda is used day to day, here are some health uses. – Use baking soda as a face or body scrub. Offer yourself an invigorating facial or body scrub. Prepare a paste by mixing 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate the skin, then rinse clean.  Read More »

Great Uses of Baking Soda

Baking soda is a chemical that looks like a fine powder. It creates bubbles of carbon dioxide when it comes in contact with an acid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent, but it has so many other uses aside from making bread fluffy and soft. We will show you today some in home  Read More »

Home Uses of Essential Oils

Essential oils extracted from plants can be used at home to kill/remove mold and bacteria. These oils are really strong, so use sparingly: one drop of peppermint oil is as strong as 30 cups of peppermint tea. You can find essential oils at health-food stores. Essential oils can be used for: Cleaning windows: Mix 10 drops of lavender or lemongrass  Read More »

A Miracle Called Vinegar!

Vinegar – a miracle indeed. This acidic liquid can remove soap build up, wipe out tarnish, remove mineral deposits, and so much more. Among natural cleaners, it is by far one of the best, aside from very low cost! Distilled white vinegar provides an environment that prevents the growth of mildew, mold, and some bacteria, such as salmonella or E.  Read More »

Free or Low Cost Methods to Remove or Degrease Stains – Part 1

Removing Stains

Money is definitely important to all of us, especially for us, single moms. When it comes to save it, we are very inventive. For cleaning, let’s use products we already have in the house! Hot water may be used on cleaning perspiration, coffee, wine, grease, juices and oil. Cold water helps with protein stains like milk, blood, eggs. For removing  Read More »

How to Furnish Your Home on a Budget

Furnishing a new apartment or house is a financial challenge. Even if you’ve set yourself a budget, and are willing to forego some luxuries, it will still cost a few hundred dollars (at least, if not thousands) to furnish your home with even just the basics (a couch, a dining room table, beds). Luckily, there are a few creative methods  Read More »

How to Store Spices

How to Store Spices

Spices help add taste to our foods and almost every kitchen in the world has a few spices stored in it. Interestingly, if not stored properly these spices can go bad very fast and sadly even ruin the taste of our food, in worse cases, they can contaminate it. Storing spices can be a tricky task since if stored in  Read More »

Jewelry Care

Jewelry

As women, almost all of us love and own jewelry. In many cases this jewelry is also expensive. It is sad then that it is the more expensive jewelry that easier goes from dazzling to dull if not cared for. Even your most expensive jewelry item will fade out and may even get damaged if not cared for. Here are  Read More »

House Breaking a Pet Pup

Pet Pup

Pups are adorable and almost everyone wants to cuddle them. However despite there cuteness, a lot of us will shiver at the prospect of bringing these adorable darling home and the main reason for this is the cleaning after factor that comes into play. Pups can take up to two to three months to get house broken and cleaning up  Read More »

Taking Care of Your Silver Heirlooms

Silver spoons

Silver items have a life that can goes down generations. Some of us are blessed to have sliver cutlery, artifacts and even jewelry that has been handed down from your great grandparents. Indeed, if cared for well silver can enjoy a very long life and generations to come after you can enjoy these items too. With the rise of sliver  Read More »