Easy way to clean a ceiling fan

I would much rather bake then clean!!! But the reality is the house in general doesn’t have a magic self cleaning button (I think it should!!) so anything that makes any type of cleaning easier gets a big tick from me.
Today I thought I would share how I clean my ceiling fans.
Before you look at the picture below be warned it has been quite some time since I have cleaned my fans (hopefully they don’t scare you), it’s not a job I put high on the list of cleaning, regardless it is a job that has been calling out to me for about 6 months!!! Finally I have got around to it!!
You will need:
1 old pillow case lightly dampened with water, you don’t want it dripping.
Identify the target

Slide pillow case completely onto the blade of fan.

Slide pillow case along fan being careful to make sure pillow slip is in position to catch any of the dust and grime that drops.

You may need to repeat the process a couple of times.
The end result is a nice clean fan…..

…..as well as a nice dirty pillow case, which is easily sorted in the wash ready for its next victim ceiling fan.

Happy cleaning!!!!


Cleaning straws on drink bottles

I have been washing and scolding the kids drink bottle straws over and over and when they finally start to get the scummy mould that grows in them I throw them away. It was just over the weekend that I had the thought of using a pipe cleaner to clean the inside of the straw and hey presto it works. So from now on instead of just washing and scolding I will incorporate the pipe cleaner too. Just thought it was worth sharing, many of you may have already thought of this but hey that’s what this blog is all about sharing is caring.
Happy cleaning!!!



The babpron

I found this idea on pinterest and made one for my little girl as well as a friend’s little girl. I love the idea of the babpron, it is the best bib I have used it covers everything, I wish I could have discovered it sooner then I did. Here is the link to the pattern.I believe the pattern will set you back about $6.00 but I feel it is well worth it if you feel like a little sewing project.


A Great Gadget – The Apple Slinky

imageimageimageimageFor those of you who have not yet crossed paths with this handy gadget we call it an “apple slinky” in our house. It is otherwise known as an apple peeler. Our first experience with the “apple slinky” was when our eldest son Blake started preschool. He came home telling me about this “apple slinky” the teacher uses that peels apples and makes them look a bit like a snake. The next meeting with the “apple slinky” was when my mother-in-law produced one at her house one evening. As it turns out they seem to be a growing breed because when Blake started big school his teacher had one in her classroom too. So just recently we purchased our own “apple slinky” and we love it, especially our 2 year old daughter Alani – it has certainly helped her become a little more enthusiastic about eating apples!!!
So just in case you have not met with the “apple slinky” as yet I thought I would share this clever little gadget. It is not overly expensive to purchase I payed $19.95 at our local kitchen shop “Mallam House” in Murwillumbah.
The pictures displayed are from Thursday this week when Alani requested an “apple slinky”.
By the way the “apple slinky” peels, cores and slices.