Fresh Ideas Blog

Caroline Maurice… Entrepreneur, Personal Life Coach, and Personal Organizer.

Helping people enhance and feel better in their home environment for over 18 years. As a life coach, she genuinely cares about your personal growth and will bring enlightened thinking and new, tangible methodologies to quickly help you achieve your goals.

The Fresh Ideas blog is an opportunity to share some of her useful tips and ideas about staying organized and keeping your home clean. We hope you enjoy it. Please send us your feedback.

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Getting those household jobs done

I’m a firm believer in rotating household duties by season, month, week or day. I use the same sort of principle that the fire department uses when advising us to change our smoke detector batteries during daylight saving weekends. Most of us have very busy schedules and often we don’t think about some of the household duties that need doing until something goes wrong. Some jobs don’t have a pressing timeline and therefore they can easily be neglected.

I use my iPhone to organize these types of jobs. In my calendar, I place items that need doing on the first Sunday of every month, or the beginning of the week for more frequent jobs. This same method can be used with paper calendars or computers. It is a convenient reminder that plants need watering every Sunday or Monday, etc. It really helps keep me organized.

Jobs that are related to your house cleaning can be done the day before or after your regular cleaning schedule. For example, telephones hold a large number of germs. We carry them with us everywhere and they do not get the regular washing like our hands do. At least once a week, when your housecleaning is done, use a cloth with a disinfectant cleaner on it and properly wipe your electronic devices used by all of your family members.  This will help prevent the spread of bacterial infections and viruses.

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Go Through Your Closet

Clean out cupboards, closets, drawers and storage bins twice a year. It’s important to know what you have, so you do not rebuy unnecessarily and you can find things that need to be repaired easily. You won’t lose your favorite sweater that has fallen in the back of a closet, or clutter cupboards with expired… Continue Reading

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Arranging home cleaning services from out of town

Recently, Brian from Europe called to inquire about our cleaning services. With our extensive network of services and crystal clear reputation, we are able to be your hands and eyes while you are absent from your home or your parent’s home. He asked some very good questions that are quite common from clients who are… Continue Reading

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Help with the holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching. Remember that spending time with our family and friends is the focus. It’s an easy time to become overwhelmed with all of the jobs we have to get done to create a spectacular event at Christmas or Hannukah. We are here for your every need. Don’t hesitate to contact… Continue Reading

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What does life coaching have to do with house cleaning

As a Life Coach and personal organizer, I am often asked how our companies relate.  Some see it as an unlikely combination. It is actually the same thing in my opinion. We assist and provide tools for people to be clean and clear in all areas of their life. When our environment is clean and… Continue Reading

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Simple solutions to repair instead of replace

helping your pocketbook and the environment… Before tossing clothing that is no longer worthy of donation, quickly snip the buttons off and place them on a safety pin. This keeps them together and you are more likely to repair a blouse or shirt missing buttons if your supplies are handy. String extra buttons that are… Continue Reading

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September — End of Vacation Blues

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had mixed feelings about September; it kind of feels like New Year’s to me. It marks the end of the summer vacation time with children and loved ones and holds the promise of colder weather to come. As a child I dreaded Labour Day. I’ve come to… Continue Reading

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Water stains on wood furniture

This morning I was asked how to remove water stains from wood furniture. A client’s child had left their wet pool towel on the dining table. The solution? Mayonnaise, of course! Place a generous dollop of mayo on the spot and allow it to sit for a couple of hours. Don’t ask me how it… Continue Reading

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