Are we doing Year of the Clean Person? Surely I can start with Day of the Clean Desk? I cleaned mine off really well on Saturday, but it's already wearing a light layer of cups and pens and headphones and Kleenex and keys and lighters and sandwich crumbs. Jolie Kerr, perpetual light in the filthy, filthy darkness, suggests an office-cleaning toolkit:
- A tube of pre-moistened wipes
- Canned air
- Isopropyl alcohol
- A chamois or other soft cloth for cleaning electronics
- A small bottle of dish soap and a quick-dry sponge for cleaning up spills on clothing, upholstery or carpet
Yes. I can do that. Canned [...]
Happy just-about-holidays, everyone! Here we are, facing another holiday season full of potential cleaning disasters. But this year we're getting a jump on things so you can be PREPARED. In the spirit of preparation, a festive reminder for you that topics covered last year included Menorah wax, massive butter spills in the kitchen, frosting on fabric, pine sap on everything, stains on ties, and barf on green corduroy party shorts.
Here's to hoping your green party shorts remain barf-free this holiday season!
1. This is a sort of MacGyver question. The holidays are loaded with unexpected visitors — here’s a scenario: You’re at home. Someone calls and says, “I [...]
With the exception of Sainte Chapelle in Paris, Salem, Massachusetts, is my favorite place in the entire world. You'd have to be very hard of heart to argue with the winning combination of witches and salt water taffy.
As a youngster growing up in Boston, my mother and I would head up Route 1 every year in October to attend Salem's annual psychic fair and putter about the town enjoying the lovely fall weather. (Everything they tell you about fall in New England is entirely true, by the way. I'm getting misty-eyed just thinking about it.)
That yearly outing was in addition to the school field trips and [...]