How to Clean Grout with Baking Soda and Vinegar

How to clean tile floor with grout

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So, I’m not exactly in love with the tile floor in our entry way, but it is in good shape and replacing it just isn’t a priority. The dirty, dark grout, however, was not something I could live with. I suspected it might have originally been lighter and after test scrubbing an area, my suspicions were confirmed.


Supplies needed:

baking soda white vinegar scrub brush lots of elbow […]

My Messy Kitchen

messy kitchen

Here’s what happens every weekend – a totally messy kitchen. I don’t know why, but it does. {Ahem…so embarrassing.}

Lately, I’ve been setting the timer before cleaning a space or room. It helps me stay focused. Today, I set the timer for 20 minutes. That turned out to be a little ambitious, but I did get it everything cleaned up in 25 minutes.

I promise I didn’t just move everything to the next room […]

Spring Cleaning ~ Hall Closet

Hall Closet

Yesterday, I had a little time on my hands while the kids were completing school work, so I decided to tackle the hall closet. I didn’t think it would take too long since it’s rather small. That was a big mistake! How can so much stuff fit into such a small space?

Here’s the before shot.

I found more stuff for the garage sale {table cloths I never use, unopened craft kits…}, threw out […]

Spring Cleaning ~ Guest Room/ Craft Storage

Spring Cleaning

I was able to start my first little bit of spring cleaning yesterday. {I’m gearing up for the BIG clean which will take place next week during spring break.} After you see the pictures of my guest room/storage room, you’ll know why I started here.

I can’t tell you how embarrassed I am at the condition of this room. Yep, there’s stuff everywhere. But by sharing the pics I figured you’ll see how much […]

New Things To Try in 2012

Happy New Year!

I’m back from a somewhat busy, but very enjoyable break.

Here is my list of twelve new things I am going to try this year. My goal is to complete one new project each month and report back to you on how it went.


January :: Make Hair Ribbons for Clara

February :: Create Faux Stained Glass Peacock Art

March :: Finish Wall Quilt (I still consider this project new, since […]

Quick Tip #4 – Make your own All-Purpose Cleaner

Several months ago, I ran out of all-purpose cleaner and didn’t want to run to the store. I found that you can make your own cleaner with white vinegar and water. So simple.

Combine 2 parts water with 1 part vinegar and poor it into a spray bottle. (I just recycled an old spray bottle.)

This works great for counters, mirrors, windows, etc. The vinegar smell disappears very quickly.