Review: The Honest Company

About The Honest Company

Loving the new era of monthly subscription boxes? You’re going to love this. The monthly subscription box I want to share with you today, like all of the others, is delivered right to your door each month. It’s easy, convenient, and it won’t break your bank account. But what really sets this box apart from the rest is that it’s filled with all of your household needs unlike most monthly subscription boxes are filled with collectibles, expensive makeup, or sugar-filled snacks. 
You may have heard the buzz about The Honest Company. But if you’re unfamiliar with it, I want to give you a little bit of an overview. The Honest Company was created by Jessica Alba. When I hear most people talk about honest co. I hear them talk about baby products. Initially, that’s all they were about. Now, they do still have baby products but they are so much more than that. They have a vitamin line, a beauty line, and yes even a cleaning line!
When you expand your knowledge in cleaning with The Honest Company products, you will be introduced to a whole new kind of clean. At least, I certainly was. My whole lifestyle is built around being the best possible version of myself that I can be. And that means, keeping a clean house with products that won’t harm me or my family. All of these products are naturally made, free from harsh chemicals, and they even smell amazing. It’s hard to find products that will do all three of those things and still work to fight off bacteria. After tweaking their products to get them just right Good Housekeeping finally rated them five stars. And I have to say, I couldn’t agree more. 

The Safer Choice Label

The safer choice label is a line of products that have passed the ultimate safety inspection. Each ingredient in the safer choice products line was able to uphold the strict standards in the safety criteria for human and environmental health. Most products that you find in the cleaning aisle do not meet the regulations required to have a safe choice label. It’s a voluntary program that The Honest Company choose to take part in to ensure that they are delivering the highest quality all-natural products possible. And they choose to share it with us because they’re honest. (Do you see what I did there?) If you’re interested in a cleaner, safer way to clean your house, check out some of our favorite products:

Final Thoughts

I want you to think about a few things for me. What kind of cleaning products are you using in your home? Are they safe? Do you even know what’s in them? Or you hire a cleaning service, like Maidsailors, what kind of products do you want them to bring into your home? The truth of the matter is, the cleaning products that you have under your sink may actually be doing you more harm than good. Go ahead, read the label. See what’s inside and how it’s affecting you and your family. If you’re willing and wanting to make a change to ensure that your family is safe and healthy, try using The Honest Company. As a cleaner myself, these are the products I bring into my client’s homes and they love them.

How To Clean When You Have A Massive Hangover

The Party

So you’ve just thrown the ultimate party at your place. Everyone had so much fun, inducing yourself. You may have even had a little too much fun since you’re feeling it the next day. You have a massive hangover now and you don’t feel like cleaning. But after managing to climb out of bed you make your way into the living room and into the kitchen where you see beer cans everywhere it smells like beer. You see spilled liquor on the table and countertops. Although the party seemed like an idea at the time, you now find yourself regretting it. Probably because you don’t feel like cleaning it up, you feel like going back to bed. 
But you know that if you leave everything the way it looks right now that it will just make more work for you later. So you suck it up and start cleaning the horrific mess. How can adults be so messy? Well, alcohol, that’s how. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, try to think about all the fun times you had last night with all of your friends and maybe even family. It was a fun night indeed. 
To make things a little bit easier for you, we’ve made a list of things to help you clean your house post-party. For starters, the moment you know you’re going to have a party, there are other things you should grab from the store besides alcohol and snacks. It’s never a bad idea to over-prepare yourself for things. You can never be too prepared. Anybody who tells you different is lying. Not only will it make you feel better about the event, it will make your hangover feel better too.
You’ll also want to make sure you pick up:
  • Vinegar It will be your best friend when it comes to cleaning up spills
  • Hefty heavy duty trash bags
  • A box of Mr. Clean magic erasers
  • Carpet or upholstery cleaner
  • Air Freshener or a candle 
If you start off with a clean house pre-party things go much more smoothly the next day. Make sure your dishes are put away, the dishwasher is empty, and the trash can has a fresh bag in it. You’ll be so happy you took the time to do that the next day when there are other messes that need to be cleaned up. You can focus solely on those, instead of the dishes you didn’t want to do all week. It’s good to get in the habit of having a solid cleaning routine, especially if you’ll be hosting parties in your home regularly.

The Hangover

When it comes time to tackle the mess you want to start off by clearing up all of the beer cans, the liquor bottles that were left, and everything off of the counters. Throw the trash in the trash and the recyclables in the recycling bin. If your trash gets full, this is the time to take it out tie it up and set it by the door for it to go out. Then put in a fresh garbage bag. Next, light a candle if you have one. This will help get rid of the stench of the liquor, wine, and beer. 
Now you want to take a spray bottle, fill it with half water and half vinegar (either white or apple cider will work.) Spray the solution on the counter and let it sit while you move onto doing the dishes. If there really aren’t any, kudos to you, you don’t have to do them right now. Before you wipe off your counters, go into the bathroom with your spray bottle and spray the surfaces in there including the toilet, sink, and mirror. While that is sitting you can go back and wipe off the surfaces in the kitchen. Once that is done you can return back to the bathroom following the same procedure and then you are free to enjoy your morning coffee in peace (hopefully – if you have children, I don’t know what to tell you. I’ll pray for you.)

The End Result

Because you took the extra time to prepare yourself for the party and the aftermath. You can now easily clean up your home the next day. Even if you did acquire a massive hangover. If you didn’t, and you’re feeling great, well then kudos to you! Drop me a comment below.

Suffering From Allergies? Try These Cleaning Tips!

Suffering from allergies can be a huge pain in the you know what. So whether it’s you or someone else in your house that is suffering, it’s important to clean your house right in order to reduce the risk misery of common household allergies. Some common household allergens are dust, mold, insects, pollen, and pet dander. 
As part of your new allergy management plan, regular weekly cleaning in your home is imperative. When it comes to allergies, even the tiniest amount of dust or pet hair can trigger them bringing them into full force sneezing, itching, and coughing. If cleaning is neglected for several weeks, you might need to hire some help. 
Aside from scheduling regular cleanings, It’s also important to make sure you are using the proper tools and products to trap allergens and prevent exposure to anything that might cause you to have an allergic reaction.

What Cleaning Products Should I Use?

Fun fact: A lot of cleaning products can irritate your allergies causing your symptoms to worsen. You want to look for cleaning products that contain the fewest chemicals possible. These are cleaning products that are unscented and all natural. 
Limit products that include:
  • Ammonia
  • D-limonene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Sodium hypochlorite or lauryl sulfate
Start using products such as:

What Tools Should I Use?

  • Vacuum: If you have a bagless vacuum you should wash it out after each use in order to prevent allergic particle buildup. If your vacuum has a bag, try to double bag it, that way you catch as much debris as possible. There is also a product on the market called the fabric allergen sanitizer vacuum. These type of vacuums use ultraviolet rays to kill bacteria, dust mites and eliminate potential allergens from fabric surfaces. If you suffer from extreme allergies, this might be a good investment for you to make. 
  • Microfiber Cloths and Mops: Not only are paper towels expensive, they don’t attract dust like a microfiber rag will. This is the reason most cleaning companies use them. That, and it reduces cost. The same principle applies to microfiber mop heads. They will pick up more than a regular mop head. And all you need to do when you’re finished is pop them in the washer, and put them away for the next cleaning. 
  • Dust Wipes: True to their name synthetic dusting wipes and wands attract dust like no other. They create static cling that will hold the dust until it can be disposed of in the trash. They are good to keep on hand just in case the dust bunnies start piling up right before your eyes. 
  • Laundry Products: When choosing laundry detergents, look for products that are dye-free and unscented. Often times the dye and scent that is in detergents can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. Another option is for you to make your own laundry detergent. 

Where Should I Clean?

You should be cleaning everywhere! It doesn’t matter if your allergies are year-round or seasonal. A clean house is a happy house. But since you are suffering from allergies, you should be paying more attention to where you clean and how often you do it. 
Here are 8 places you should be cleaning a house full of allergies:
  • Change your air filters monthly
  • Wipe down surfaces often when cooking in the kitchen, wipe down surfaces after each use
  • If you are a smoker, don’t smoke inside your home
  • If you have pets, bath them as much as possible along with their bedding, leashes, and collars
  • Vacuum every room weekly at the very least
  • Keep the clutter to a minimum 
  • Deep clean bathrooms at least twice a week
  • Change and wash your bedding weekly

NYC Living: Why A Small Space Is Often The Best Space

it’s no secret that living in New York is expensive. it’s particularly expensive in New York City. And what do you get for such a large price? A small space. Probably a smaller space than you would like to live in for the amount of money that you are paying. But it’s the price we pay to live in such a great city like NYC. No, not all spaces in NYC are small. And it’s not your only option. However, it is a viable option that you should consider. 
 
We are going to share some tips on how you can maximize the small space you’re living in. Along the way, we’ll share solutions and advantages that come along with living in such tight quarters. You may not be in love with your space now, but you open your mind to all the possibilities, you will without a doubt, love living small. 
Having said that, read on to learn why we think small spaces are the best spaces:

Small Spaces Are Easy To Clean

The generation of minimalism has been on the rise making small spaces the new thing.’ They’re definitely one of our favorite things, you know living in New York and all. One of the best things about small spaces is that they are easier to clean. Much easier. If you don’t have the time, nor the energy to invest in cleaning a big house, then a small space is probably for you. 

They’re Cozy

When you think of the word cozy what do you think of? Most people think of it as a nice warm, and comfortable place. If you’re a realtor you might think of it as a small, cramped space. The truth is, living in small spaces doesn’t have to mean your cramped and isolated. Even when you don’t have a large amount of space to play with, you can have an actual warm and cozy space.

There’s Not A Lot Of Room For Clutter

It’s a lot easier to maintain a smaller space than it is a large one. There really isn’t that much more too it. It’s pretty self-explanatory. The more space you have, the more room you have to add to the clutter. And the more things you have, the more clutter you have. Simple right? So eliminating spaces makes your day-to-day activities more organized and efficient.

They’re Easier To Personalize

Since you don’t have a lot of room, you don’t need to spend a lot of money trying to decorate your space. You can find small inexpensive pieces of decor in antique shops, at trade shows, and even at Walmart. These pieces will have a larger impact on the overall presence in a small space than they would in a large space. They will be more noticeable. They will be more customizable. Think about it the way you think about your bedroom. That’s the only room in the house that is designated just for you. It’s your sanctuary. You don’t have to share your bedroom like you share the living room. You have the freedom to personalize your bedroom however you feel like it. Think of your small space as your bedroom and personalize it however you like. 

6 Ways To Achieve A Clutter-Free Home

Do you want your home to be clutter-free? So did I! That’s why with a little hard work, a positive mindset, and the right tools I was able to achieve it. If you’re used to living in an environment where you can’t seem to escape the clutter. Changing your the pattern can almost seem impossible. Therefore you’d rather not bother with it. But can I tell you it’s not that hard? Once you’ve adopted your new clutter-free mindset everything else just seems to follow suit. It will simply become apart of your everyday life to be organized and in a world without clutter. You’re probably unsure where you should start. So the good news is that we have some ideas to help you get started. 
Here are some things you can do in order to achieve a clutter-free home:
  1. Keep On Top Of Your Mail

Fortunately for us, we live in a world where we can now receive most of our mail electronically. This can help you reduce the paper clutter that piles up on your kitchen table weekly by a long shot. The unfortunate part of mail is that you can never eliminate it entirely. So, instead of waiting until you feel like opening them and checking for junk mail, try to go through them as soon as possible. Create a system that works best for you. Maybe cleaning day can be mail sorting day as well. If you don’t have some sort of routine, you’ll end up with an unnecessary amount of paper piled up on the table. And the bigger that pile gets, the less likely you are to touch it.
  1. Donate Items You’re Not Using

There is always someone, somewhere that is in need. We always have something that we can give to someone else. It doesn’t have to be money, it can be old things you’re not using anymore. It doesn’t have to be the holiday season for you to donate things, and it doesn’t have to be some sort of big charade. You can make a donate pile and call places like the purple heart to have them pick it up. Or you can post something online letting people know what you’re giving away. It’s a win-win situation. You’re making more room in your house and helping someone in need at the same time. 
  1. Live Within Your Means

Learn when to splurge and when not to splurge. If you see something you like, that doesn’t mean you need to buy it. If you see something on sale, that doesn’t mean you need to buy it. Spend your hard earned money on things you need, things that will benefit you. Not things you just want. I’m not saying you need to turn into a minimalist, but honestly how many times have you used that expensive camera you just had to buy? The only thing it’s doing is taking up space.
  1. Use The One In, One Out Method

You don’t have to go through and keep count of your items. That’s not what I’m saying. The idea is that you keep the number of items roughly the same over time. Of course, as times change you can add items you need. Don’t things you don’t need unless you love it enough to donate something you already own to make room for it. For example, If you are the purse queen and you like to have a new purse each season, let last season’s purses go. 
  1. Have A Designated Clutter Zone

When decluttering your house, you don’t have to discard every single miscellaneous item. The point of decluttering is to get rid of items that no longer serve a purpose to you. Most people have a junk drawer or a storage closet in their home. And that’s absolutely fine. The problem lies when you have more clutter than will fit in your junk drawer, storage closet, or on shelves. That’s when you need to start cutting down. 
  1. Define Your Likes & Dislikes

Taking the time to define your style will help you to limit the number of things that you own. You really need to adopt the mindset of what defines you. The simple difference between liking something, and something being apart of your everyday life and style. As humans, we like a lot of things. There’s nothing wrong with that. But just because you like it doesn’t mean it needs to go home with you.

9 Fun Ways To Get More Out Of Your Dryer Sheets

I don’t know about you, but dryer sheets are expensive! And to only use them once in a load of laundry is a shame. But after some research, I found out that dryer sheets aren’t just for laundry anymore. How exciting! Now you can get more out of your money. And who doesn’t love that? I know I do. 
Upon doing my research I found that there are a couple different types of dryer sheets formats on the shelves. One type is manufactured with a polyester substrate non-woven base and the other has a cellulose base that can be recycled as a paper product. Neat huh? You learn something new every day. There is also a variety of scents and some unscented ones as well. A little bit for everyone. But beyond using them for your basic laundry needs, you can use them all around your house too. 
With dryer sheets now you can:

1. Lift-Away Pet Hair From Furniture & Clothing

The same properties that allow dryer sheets to minimize static in the dryer apply to removing pet hair from clothes and furniture. It’s easy. Just rub the sheet over the hair to loosen it from fabric. You can save used dryer sheets just for removing pet hair. If you’re trying to remove pet hair from furniture with hard surfaces, no problem just get your dryer sheet a little wet before dusting off the hair.

2. Have Fresher Smelling Shoes

Ok, it’s no secret that shoes can get really dirty and really smelly. And then we are putting our nice clean feet and socks right back into them on a daily basis. Yuck! Try Adding a dryer sheet to shoes and boots. You can cut or fold the dryer sheet to fit your shoe. And your shoes will smell better in no time. Dryer sheets also work for stopping the squeak on the bottom of your shoes. Rub the bottom of the shoes with a dryer sheet and it will minimize the friction between your shoes and the floor causing the awful squeak.

3. Remove The Static

If still here with me, and you should be we are only at number three. We talked about the properties in dryer sheets that help get rid of the static on your clothing. If you’re still experiencing a lot of static after you pull your clothes from the dryer, this could be due to your laundry detergent. But no worries, just take that same dryer sheet and rub it on your clothes. 

4. Keep Your Clothing Fresh When They’re Packed In Luggage

When packing your luggage for business trip or vacation. Take some dryer sheets and put them in between your clothing. This will keep them fresh and prevent them from smelling like a plane. Helpful hint: Instead of using new dryer sheets, you can reuse old ones. Just start a pile in your laundry room.

5. Clean Monitors

Do you have kids that are always touching the Television or your computer screen even though you tell them a million times not to? Sometimes it can be tough to get those greasy fingerprints off. Not today. Today you learn that you can take your dryer sheets and they wipe right off. It’s like they were never even there in the first place. Of course, I know this doesn’t excuse the irritation of you having to repeat yourself. It still helps.

6. Make Bug Repellant

Personally, I haven’t tried this. But I’ll try anything once. A lot of campers and outdoor Guru’s swear by the use of dryer sheets flea insects away. They rub them on their skin and tuck the sheets into tops of socks or collars. They even put them in their sleeping bags at night. Who knows maybe off will come up with bug repelling dryer sheet! 

7. Shoo Away Deer

Get your favorite scented dryer sheets and cut them into one-inch strips. Tie them to the trees or around your garden area and the scent will repel plant-munching deer. In case you didn’t know, deer are vegetarians. They live for fresh gardens like yours. You also want to make sure you have a polyester non-woven dryer sheet to avoid the stips melting during wet weather, which is deer hunting season.

8. Keep Fruit Flies Away From Fruit

Take a used dryer sheet and set it on your fruit. Not only will this keep fruit flies away, it will keep spiders away. I like to throw them in random places throughout the kitchen like by the fruit, by the coffee pot, and by the bread. 

9. Scrub Pots & Pans

Trying to tackle stuck-on food in a pot or pan? Place a non-woven polyester dryer sheet in the pan and fill it with very hot water, allowing the pan to soak overnight. The silicone on the dryer sheet will help soften the food. In the morning, take the dryer sheet and begin to wipe away the food. It’s easy and won’t scratch your pan either.
For tips on how to make your own dryer sheets check out this article on Hubpages.

Take Control Of Unwanted Household Clutter

Here’s a fun fact: Did you know that some people are born hoarders? This means, that they aren’t just being lazy or being hard headed about their possessions. It’s actually a genetic condition. That being said, this isn’t the case for all hoarders. Some people are stubbornly attached to items on behalf of a trauma they have undergone. And then some people are just plain messy. Psychologist Randy Frost of Smith College explains some of the psychology behind hoarding and provides some excellent tips for conquering clutter.
Here are 6 tips to help you control that unwanted household clutter:

1. Recognize The Difference Between Hoarding & Being Messy

Chances are, you’re not a hoarder. You probably just have a million things going on, as we humans do in our busy everyday lives. It’s been studied by scientists and recently, hoarding was categorized in the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5) as a disorder related to OCD. So no OCD doesn’t mean cleanliness. It’s an obsessive compulsion toward a certain act. It could be organizational or cleanliness or it could mean hoarding. You need to know the difference before attempting to end the clutter in your household. It may require more work than you think if you are indeed a hoarder. 

2. Don’t Rush 

There’s no need to go through your home and throw everything away. Organizing and sorting through personal items takes time. Start with the small things. Pick a certain room or section to work on each week. Or if each day if you have time on your hands. That clutter will be gone in no time.

3. Do Things Once 

When sorting through things, we tend to have a for now’ pile. This is a pile of things we don’t really know what to do with so we set them aside, well, for now.’ But the problem is, we are just creating an even bigger mess. When you have a pile like that you really aren’t accomplishing the things you want to accomplish. So instead of having a for now’ pile, figure out where that item is going to go and put it there or toss it out. 

4. Scale Down 

If you have items that you have never used or items that you have only looked at once, it’s safe to say you can probably let those items go. You don’t have to throw them away in fear of wasting a good valuable treasure. You can donate them or even have a garage sale and make money off of it. That way you know it found a good home and you no longer have to worry about it. I always like to say that if you don’t use it, lose it. 
 

5. Make Use Of Storage boxes

If you truly cannot decide whether or not to toss or keep an item, keep it in a storage box. This is what they were made for. And when you use them, your space will look and feel more organized than it did when that stuff was laying all over the floor. 

6. Toss It

Just because you have books about gardening does mean you have a green thumb. And just because you got a good deal on them doesn’t mean you need to keep them. Truth be told, you probably shouldn’t have even bought them. But since you did and you haven’t touched them since we are going to go ahead and let those go. Give them to that neighbor you see taking care of their yard all the time. Put them up for sale on eBay. Or Regift them around the holidays. There’s plenty of things you can do with the things you don’t use. 

5 Places You May Be Forgetting To Clean

Most of the time, it’s easy to see what needs to be cleaned in a room. It’s usually things like the pile of laundry on the floor or the pile of dirty dishes in the sink. We tend to pick up the obvious and leave the rest to pile on the dust. Some would say this is what they hire MaidSailors for. And they are right. But what do you do when you need to clean and the maid isn’t there? 
Here are five places you’re forgetting to clean in your house:
  1. Walls, Baseboards, and Doorframes

Dust not only clings to horizontal surfaces but it clings to vertical ones as well. Like the walls, baseboards, and around the doorframes. If these surfaces have a textured layout to them, there’s an even bigger chance that dust will cling to them. It’s important to keep these surfaces clean to prevent dust in the air which can cause irritation to allergies. 
  1. Your Closet

When most people clean their closet’ they really just organize it. What they forget to do is, take their shoes out that are on the floor and vacuum. Or quickly wipe down the walls and baseboards that harbor dust. 
  1. The Vacuum 

This is probably the last place anyone would think to clean. When really it should be the first thing that you clean. when you vacuum, you are picking up debris and dust from your floors. You should be emptying the vacuum accordingly and wiping it out at the same time. This will prevent the debris from accidentally shooting back out onto the floor.
  1. Indoor Plants

If you have indoor plants that you’ve never cleaned you might want to go and check on them. Most indoor plants accumulate a good amount of dust. You don’t need to move them or clean them with any chemicals. Just take a microfiber rag, get it a little bit wet, and wipe down the leaves. Not only will your plant love you, you’ll love having a nice clean house. 
  1. Under The Furniture

Nine times out of ten, when you look underneath furniture there is a dust bunny or two hiding under there. These are places like under the couch, under the bed, and even under coffee tables. But no worries, they can be easily taken care of with a dust mop or a vacuum. 
Want more tips? Check out this post on how to fight bathroom clutter.

How To Remove Ink Stains From Clothing

Unfortunately, pens leak. And when they do, the ink stains anything and everything it touches. There are so many faux remedies for removing stains from clothing but very few of them actually work. The good news is that ink stains can be removed from your leather and other clothing if treated properly. This means if you catch it in time and follow these steps before putting your clothes into the washer you might have a chance. 
We’re going to take you through the process of how to remove many kinds of ink stains. Ink stains from ballpoint pens, permanent ink, and even washable markers (easily washable on surfaces, not fabrics), that stain your fine leather and fabric.

How To Remove Ink From Leather

Before you try to take on a leather stain you need to determine what type of leather is it first. There are a few different types of leather including suede, vinyl, pleather, faux, and smooth. If your garment is suede or smooth leather, you need to take it to a dry cleaner that specializes in cleaning leather. Those types of leather are often the most expensive and you don’t want to ruin your chances with it. Besides, dry cleaners are trained to get those types of stains out they can help you.
If your garment is vinyl, pleather, or faux and you have an ink stain you can begin cleaning it with the following method:
Take isopropyl or rubbing alcohol, (works best for DIY removal of ink stains from leather), and begin by dampening a white cotton cloth or swab with the alcohol. You want to use a white cloth for this because a colored cloth can transfer its color to the leather. You don’t want to create an even bigger mess. It’s also important to know that the fresher the stain the easier it will be to remove it. 
You should work from the outside in, dabbing gently with the cloth. Keep the work area small so you don’t risk spreading the ink. You should be able to see the ink transfer to the white cloth almost immediately. Use a new dampened area of the clean white cloth ink coming off to prevent re-staining the garment. Do this nice and gently until the stain is removed. Allow your garment to air dry afterward and/or between treatments if you have to do it multiple times. And you my friend, will have an ink-free piece of clothing.

How To Remove Washable Marker Ink From Clothes

The term washable marker doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s washable. Some of these markers are more washable than others. And some, just aren’t washable at all. If you have children then you know what I’m talking about. They can be a pain. But with a little alcohol and elbow grease, you can get the ink stains from these washable markers out of your beloved clothing.
Start by wetting a cotton swab with alcohol and testing a small piece of the garment to make sure it doesn’t damage it or cause discoloration. Look for a piece that’s not so noticeable just in case the alcohol doesn’t react well to your garment. If it doesn’t damage it, you’re good to go. You can start in on the stain by working from the outside in changing to a new swab as it absorbs the ink. If you find that traces of ink still remain on your garment after this process then it’s safe to move onto using products like OxiClean or Purex 2 color safe bleach. Following the instructions on the package, you’ll want to submerge the garment in the solution overnight (at least eight hours) before washing. It’s important to note that depending on the garment you might have to repeat this process a couple of times.

How To Remove Ballpoint Ink Stains From Clothes and Fabric

For people who have a home office, you probably have a ballpoint pen on hand. These can easily get thrown in the washer on accident and explode all over your clothing causing a huge mess. Don’t worry, we’ve been there too it happens. But how do you clean that nasty mess up?
First, you’ll want to take some rubbing alcohol and a damp white cloth and test it on a small piece of the clothing to make sure the alcohol won’t damage it. And Just like any other stain, you’ll want to work from the outside in preventing the spread of the stain. If you find that traces of ink still remain on your garment after this process then it’s safe to move onto using products like OxiClean or Purex 2 color safe bleach. Following the instructions on the package, you’ll want to submerge the garment in the solution overnight (at least eight hours) before washing. It’s important to note that depending on the garment you might have to repeat this process a couple of times.

6 Tips On How To Declutter Your Bathroom

Ah, Bathrooms. The room in your house that is set aside strictly for grooming and maintaining healthy hygiene. Because this room in your house is solely for the purpose of taking care of business that means it can get pretty messy at times. We have some tips to help you get your bathroom clean and organized so you can end the clutter.
Here are six great tips for decluttering your bathroom:

Tip #1 Have A Designated Bathroom Basket 

The great thing about a bathroom basket is that you can put all of your bathroom cleaning supplies in it and you’ll always know where to find them. Grab a small basket from the dollar store and put it under the sink. Then fill it with Windex, bleach, toilet bowl cleaner, and you’re good to go. 

Tip #2 Get Crafty With Appliance Storage

There are many different things you can do to store hair care appliances like blow dryers and hair straighteners. For example, you can attach a file organizer or magazine rack to the side of your bathroom sink, or to the inside of a cabinet door. Then store your dryer and straightener inside. This way these are out of the way and not left out on the counter. The more counter space the better.

Tip #3 Make Use Of Drawers

Small miscellaneous items like Headbands, toe spacers, and bobby pins tend to get thrown on countertops and left to gather dust. Sort them into divided organizer drawer trays. You can get them at the dollar store in packs of three. And the great thing about them is that you can use them all throughout your house. You can also get a utensil organizer, the same kind you would use in your kitchen for forks, knives, and spoons, and put it in the draw for toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.

Tip #4 If You Don’t Use It, Lose It 

It’s common to walk into any private bathroom and find products that simply aren’t being used. Products that don’t work the way you thought they would. Or even products that are expired like old medicine. The sooner you get these products out, the sooner you have more space to play with. Make sure the products you actively use are front and center while products that you only use on occasion are put away.

TIp #5 Add A Recycling Bin

You may not know this, but there’s a huge problem with toiletries filling the landfills. Most if not all bathroom products come in plastic containers that are being thrown away after each use. They then end up piled up in a landfill where they won’t disintegrate. Just but a small bin by your trash can where you can throw the containers after you’re through with them. You can then reuse them for crafts or sell them online on places like Etsy and Ebay.

Tip #6 Install A Shelf

This might be one of the more obvious bathroom decluttering tips. But the real question is where do you install that shelf at? One of the best places to put a shelf is above your bathroom door. this is where you can put all of those products that don’t get used on a daily basis. And it looks neat too.