Splatters, Sprays, Spills, and other S-words

Splatters, sprays, spills, splashes, smears… Stains are inevitable, just as they are common. But, getting rid of those stains could be as easy as opening your kitchen cabinet. Blood stains · Pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain and then cover it with table salt. The salt will absorb the blood color after about 15-30 minutes. Then, just brush the salt off and wash the fabric in cold water. · OR just keep blotting with a clean cloth that has been dampened with peroxide. Chocolate stains · If it’s melted chocolate, allow it to dry and harden, then scrape it off with a blunt knife. · Apply full strength dish soap or laundry detergent directly to the spot, then wash as usual. Sweat stains · Add two tablespoons of white vinegar and about a half of a cup of baking soda into some water. · Soak the sweat stained clothes. · Wash according to the label. Ink...

How to Get Coffee Stains out of Carpet

There’s no use crying over spilled milk, but spilled coffee? That’s another story. If you are reading this post because you have in fact spilled your coffee on the floor, you have my pity. There is nothing sadder than having a hot, wonderful cup of coffee end up in a puddle on the carpet. Luckily removing the coffee stain doesn’t take a lot of effort, so go pour yourself another mug-full, grab some clean, white rags, and settle in for a fun few minutes of Moxie stain removal. First, blot up as much of the spilled liquid as you can. Don’t rub the carpet; just gently press the rag all over the spot. Next, grab a bowl and put a little squirt of dish soap and a bunch of warm water in there. Using a rag or sponge, lightly saturate the stain with the soapy water. Keep blotting with a clean, white rag. If the stain...

New Year’s Resolutions: How to Achieve Your Goals

Whether you want to get more organized, lose weight, or cook more family dinners, whatever your goal is, there are a few things you can do to help yourself actually attain it: First, focus on the WHY of your goal. Wanting to lose weight is a goal many people have, but is it because you feel self-concious around your skinny friends, or so you can prevent the onset of Diabetes? Those are two very different reasons that will require different actions to achieve the goal. Knowing your WHY will help you determine the actions you will need to take. Want more motivation? Write your WHY on post-its and put them on your bathroom mirror, on your computer, and in your car and read it aloud at least 20 times a day. Next, be realistic. If your goal is to cook a homecooked dinner every night for your family, but you can’t remember the last time you...

How to Clean a Copper Sink!

Not many know this, and it is quite frankly an embarrassing story on my part, but it was a learning experience that turned into something absolutely wonderful. Moxie Girl certainly was able to benefit from my mistake, but I am most relieved that I won’t be making the same mistake ever again! How many of you stay-at-home moms know that copper can not be cleaned with any chemicals? Better yet, how many college-aged women know this? Obviously, I did not. And it is no fault of Moxie Girl, it was merely something that never crossed my mind. I came to this discovery at a home that had multiple copper sinks. One day, I noticed the sink wasn’t draining properly, so as anyone would think, Drano could solve this problem. Little did I know this wasn’t suppose to happen on copper. I was so happy I found something to unclog this sink and hopefully make my client...