A new stance on cleaning… one new thing.

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Front entry tour This past week, I’ve been in a bit of a funk about the topic of cleaning. A typical clean spree would have me focusing on one thing, then pushing hard until it’s done. Here comes the issue though… a focus generally takes a whole lot longer than anticipated. Suddenly, your entire space […]

A quick closet clean up. Or two.

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If you’ve been watching my Instagram stories, you’ll know we got a massive dump of snow over the weekend. This is kinda big news for the west coast of BC. We are accustomed to super mild winters, where you can mow your lawn pretty much 12 months out of the year. But not so lately. […]

The freedom of relinquishing, while purging a past life

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In my ongoing quest to clean up this place, (which I’m now convinced will really NEEEEVER be over… how DO you do it, clean people?!) I gave myself a mantra. I’m going to get rid or sell something once a week. For me, getting rid of something for good is harder than gutting a room, then […]

Gifting myself with new cutlery and a clean drawer

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Welcome to my first official Crap to Clean before Spring post. But I won’t lie. I had instant regret when I posted last Sunday that I was going to clean something each week, then post it Sunday night. BLECK. How in BLAZES could I give myself such a death sentence?! This is not creative! It’s… UGLY. So I […]

2 – A MUCH cleaner linen closet and cleaning tips

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Welcome to From Crap to Clean before Christmas, a challenge I’m throwing at you to clean up your mess before the tree goes up! All instalments to date are HERE. See my pretty escape during the first round HERE. Let us begin this one… with a cleaner linen closet and cleaning tips. Then it’s your […]

The easiest way to clean reclaimed wood

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So… remember all that great old fence wood I came home with not long ago? At one point I attempted to use a scrub brush to clean them. But after huffing and puffing over 1 square foot, (I’m too old for that nonsense…) I got the pressure washer involved. Best. Decision. EVER! Pressure washing the reclaimed wood […]

Motivation through pressure washing the patio

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I think it’s safe to say, some days it’s just really hard to get fired up about doing stuff. Upon doing a sweep with my eyes in every possible direction, undone things can feel like too much.  Unfortunately, in these cases, it’s a matter of getting out of the chair, and forcing myself. How spoiled […]

Conditioning rusty metal

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Whenever I land a piece of rusty metal, I like to condition it with something. For the most part, I keep a satin spray sealer on hand to do just that. I like to seal or treat rusty metal: * So it’s easier to clean. * Enhances the patina by deepening both the painted surface […]