“Women’s Equality” Day

When I was looking through all of the holidays associated with each day of the week throughout the months, I saw that last week listed “Air Conditioning” day and “Kiss and Make Up” day, and it showed Friday as “Women’s Equality” day.   Now of course, I wanted to whip out a fancy wig and blinged out microphone to sing some “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” when I saw that day title, but instead I decided to do the more sensible thing and organize my thoughts to present an interesting notion… “Women’s Equality” Day In 2010, a statistic showed that 84% of women and 67% of men did household activities such as housework, lawn care, finances, cooking. Women spent about 2.6 hours on household activities, while men spent 2.1 hours, showing that daily, 49% of women did housework, versus the 20% of men. Can anyone take a wild guess at what the statistics are looking like now? Rumor has it...

Things You didn’t know you needed!

One of my friends was telling me about how her son keeps calling off items they forgot to bring when they moved him into the dorms. And I got to thinking about my glory days when I first left the nest and all of things I didn’t even realize I needed. Things you didn’t know you needed! It was my first apartment and boy was I in for an adventure. It might have been one of the worst years of my life, but looking back on it now, I’m glad I endured it because of the lessons I learned.   If you are moving into a new place or know of anyone moving for the first time, here’s a simple list of items that you should purchase.   What people don’t know they need: -Flour- in case you ever want to make or bake food -Sugar- always necessary -Salt -Seasonings -Clips for your hangers -Ironing board...

How Often?!?

“How often” is an amazing question that sometimes fails to surface when gathering information.  In my eyes, I think it is one of the most important questions… Like when you receive a prescription and thankfully it lists on the instructions how often to take the tablets per day.. Or when you schedule a dentist appointment and they space it out 6 months before you return… Or when a relationship sinks into a lull and the magic and fireworks are gone, the counselor will ask how often you communicate your innermost feelings…   How often. It also applies to laundry, vacuuming, changing sheets, going through the refrigerator for expired food, current magazines in the bathroom and so on and on and on.   As far as sheets go, changing them once a week and once every two weeks is fine. Some prefer 3-4 days and others about 14. Neither of those is incorrect, but it keeps consistency...

Bouncing Around Thoughts of Laundry…

Laundry is a process- especially for those who are attempting their first load… It makes me think back to my college days sharing community washers, doing my laundry for the first time from home.. Boy, did I, among hundreds of others, not have a clue of what I was doing! And neither did my friend.   She would constantly “get another wear” out of her jeans until it was just about time for Finals, never sorted through colors or even items to be washed in a lingerie bag. In one giant heap it went, and at the end of it all, the clothes stayed in a suitcase that was only pulled from when it came time for that item to be worn.. And the vicious cycle continued.. For those who can relate and who would like a play-by-play of better ways to do laundry, eHow gives us these fiery instructions: Bouncing Around Thoughts of Laundry… Gather...

Attention All College Students!

Well, it’s that time of year again. School is starting and students are off to their first couple days of classes.   Sure, there are important things that pre-schoolers through high-schoolers should know before they are sent off to class, but in actuality, there is a TON that college students should know before they are tossed into “the real world”.   I checked out Yahoo answers to see what people think teens need to know before they move out. Here’s the resourceful list they came up with for college-aged students who are reading, and for parents to share before their kids leave the nest.   The list is as follows:   -bigcherrybomb says: 1. Money management 2. Housekeeping (question for the reader.. think she means house cleaning or housekeeping?) 3. Cooking 4. Laundry 5. Good Work Ethic   -My two cents says: 1. How to cook 2. How to budget 3. How to use basic tools...

HouseKeeping vs. House Cleaning

Housekeeping vs. House Cleaning Yes.. there is a difference. With the world being in such high demand for help, especially with households, many employers view those two words as one in the same. But seriously.. to do that would be the same as saying North Carolina and Atlanta are the same state. It’s impossible and unrealistic.   Many people seem to think that these two words are definitional exact, when they are only synonyms in a relational category. In looking up ways to effectively communicate the differences, I stumbled upon “UpperCrust Maids’ Blog” and I feel that Cathy Green did a phenomenal job in spelling it out for us.   She explained and I elaborated on a few items:   House keeping Tasks In addition to general house cleaning duties they also do some or all of the following:   . Replace light bulbs in homes . Replenish supplies such as paper towels, toilet paper . Wash...