Make your own cleaning products its is easy and less expensive. One great cleaner to make homemade cleaners is oven cleaner. Oven cleaner often has lots of chemicals but when you make your own you can use less toxic items you have around your home.

Here is a recipe for homemade oven cleaner:


2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
2 teaspoons borax
1/4 cup ammonia
1–1/2 cups warm water

1. Mix all of the ingredients together.

2. Apply the mixture to oven spills, and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.

3. Scrub with an abrasive nylon-backed sponge and rinse well.

WARNING: Never mix cleaning products containing bleach and ammonia, as dangerous fumes will result.

Keeping your home orgainzed is one of the most difficult things to do in a busy home. Having an organized home will save you time, money and keep your stress level down. Conquer the toughest organization tasks with these tips to get your home in tip top shape:

1. Be Neat from the Start

It seems so simple but put things away right away.

2. Everything has a Home

Everything in your home should have a place. Have a place for pens, papers, backpacks, school papers and bills.

3. Label

Invest in a label machine and label everything. Now there will be question what goes where.

4. Contain Clutter

Use baskets, shelves and containers to contain the clutter.

5. Use the Everday Rule

If you don’t use an appliance or tool every day, find a home out of the way for it. Only pull it out when you need it.

Walkability in a home’s location may increase the sale-ability of the home. Walkable urban areas are showing signs of becoming the strongest housing market.
The real estate website feature “Walk Score” lets buyers know how close each home listed is to shops, restaurants, and community parks.

Market reports show that home values in walkable neighborhoods are greater than in the car dependent suburbs. On average, a home in a highly walkable neighborhood can bring in almost 60 percent more in residential rent annually than homes in neighborhoods where cars are a necessity.

People’s interest in walkable neighborhoods is becoming more popular with the trend moving towards healthier lifestyles that include walking, bike riding and ride sharing. Many new developments now include high-density residential areas located where retail and office space is all within walking distance.



The kitchen sponge is one of the dirtiest things in the kitchen. They are used for washing dishes, cleaning kitchen appliances and wiping up food spills. Sponges can harbor harmful bacteria and when left unsantized can spread food-borne illnesses and bacteria all over your kitchen. In order to prevent contamination, you should sterilize your sponges weekly. Here is a simple way to clean your sponge and create a healthier kitchen environment:

Things You Will Need:

  • Cool water
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave

1. Rinse the sponge with cool water and wring out any excess liquid.

2. Pour 1/2 cup of cool water in a microwave safe bowl.

3. Lay the sponge in the bowl of cool water.

4. Place the bowl in the microwave.

5. Microwave on the highest heat setting for 2 minutes.

6. Let the bowl cool completely before removing it from the microwave.

7. Do not remove the sponge from the bowl until the water has cooled thoroughly.

Note: If you don’t have a microwave you can substitute a dishwasher’s drying cycle for the two minutes in the microwave.


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On December 14, 2014 By Sankey Real Estate
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