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No. 72052

Not trying to force any muh tradwomyn stuff onto anybody, but does anyone else genuinely enjoy home care/cleaning, etc? We can also discuss interior design!

I'm not a mom yet, but I've been going to this lady's site for a few years now because I enjoy her cleaning recipes: https://wellnessmama.com/?s=cleaning

The recipe section leaves much to be desired, but her makeup recipes also aren't too bad. Not even gonna venture making that foundation though.

I'm very fond of those dryer satchels that can be made by sewing some fresh lavender into the pouch. Its a nice alternative to dryer sheets. I also have experimented cleaning with a concoction of apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil. I've found that lemon juice/oil does cut through grease and lavender oil is potent enough to kill staph. Plus, its a great antibacterial and its even used in hospitals to this day. I began to use natural cleaners after I had a bad reaction to bleach fumes.

Also, do you prefer incense or candles?

No. 72064

I love candles!

I am one of those crazy people with the 'home magazine' tier clean houses. I have a bunch of cute girly furniture all in pink and white and I love walking into a nice smelling organized, pretty house every day. I feel like cleaning is easy once everything is organized, and I love decorative storage containers to help clear up the clutter.

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This is such an adorable set up. I typically prefer cherrywood over this washed oak look, but this is pretty refreshing.

No. 72068

how do i store my billions of clothes? i'm gyaru and i have 100s of tops, dresses and skirts that i got mad cheap and my tiny dresser can't hold it. my closet already has literally 50 dresses hanging in it. storage solutions anyone?

No. 72069

What about storage containers like these?


They can easily fit in closets, on shelves, and under the bed.

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No. 72073

I plan on moving out at some point next year with my boyfriend and I don't want to get stuck with all the domestic chores, so I'm making a list (probably on Google Keep) of all the possible things that need to be cleaned in the apartment and how frequent they need to be cleaned. Then I can share the list with my bf and we can tick off whatever we did. I think that's the best way because nobody gets stuck with a job they don't like and it's a team effort.

Anyway, when I get around to making the list, I can share it with you guys.

No. 72074

I'm not that much into cooking but I genuinely like to clean. Especially the bathroom. I find it relaxing

No. 72075

Yessss. Bathrooms being clean is so nice. I was genuinely perturbed when I met someone who didn't know that toilets could be cleaned.

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No. 72080

I really want to be into cleaning more, and sometimes I do find it relaxing, but other times I find it makes me really anxious. Any tips?

So far I find these help:
> making lists of what needs to be done and breaking it down into small steps
> affirmations for dealing with perfectionism like “it doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be better than it was” and “clean enough to be healthy, messy enough to be happy”

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What about taking advantage of using scents or essential oils you're fond of? Many oils such as tea tree, lavender, sweet orange, lemon, etc are useful for home cleaning and even as homemade air fresheners.

No. 72099

I do enjoy living in a nice clean and well-organized space but I also tend to get really absorbed in my hobbies and ignore stuff like cleanliness. Sometimes I have to turn cleaning into a game or race just to get it done, I'll set a timer and think "I have to get as MUCH tidied up as possible in 10 minutes go go go!" lol. I also really like buying candles as incentive, I hate having an area smell nice and look dirty so I'll always clean a room before lighting a candle in it.

making a list with small steps helps me too, when I have one task broken into multiple parts it makes me feel like I got more done when I check it off, which kind of gets the ball rolling and motivates me to do more.

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I use wax warmers, sometimes the scents I put in can be so strong that when I get to work everyone notices and tells me I smell similar to the wax I put in, I also like having some nice lights in my room, my roommate didn't like candles bc asthma so I just started using wax warmers, but candles and incenses are nice too, I might get a diffuser soon, but one of those wooden ones or black ones since it kind of bothers me when I get things that don't go with the "aesthetic" of my room

sounds odd but I like putting a thin layer of shaving cream on my marble floors just to give a nice little polish, I also like putting perfume or spraying oils on fake flowers, since I use to work at a floral shop when I was a teen, I use to sweep flowers and find traces of fake flowers on the floor and make stuff with it, I find a lot of DIYs on pinterest as well to make decoration, I love how pink, white and floraly houses look but it's not really my thing since I feel more comfy in a "dark/romantic" designed place

some houseplants are nice, and to freshen the air a little, I've been thinking about redoing my garden and making it bigger and more nicer looking, I use to have a birdcage gazebo but I might get another one since the old one is falling apart, I want to DIY a lot of furniture since I just moved in but I can't really be asked to build everything so I might just end up getting some things from the thrift store and revamping them to fit my aesthetic more

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No. 72120

What kind of houseplants do you like?

No. 72124

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For real can someone explain the succulent appeal or trend happening right now? They don't seem to be that interesting of a potted plant. Maybe I'm wrong.

No. 72125

they're just known to be low maintenance i.e. don't need to be watered often so they're more accessible to many people not just horticulture hobbyists. And ofc the same crowd who post memes about not getting out of bed and netflix and pizza embrace them for this same reason. They can be a smol plant bb with minimal effort.

I think they're cute though! They're like little rose cacti.

No. 72127

I still live with my parents so I don't care about cleaning… yet. But I fear for when I do move out and have to learn, does anyone know good sites or books with info/instructions? Maybe a subreddit or something?

No. 72130

I personally like wax begonia, dragon trees, english ivy, and aloe, peace lilies are also nice but I wouldn't keep them myself

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dumping some interior design stuff

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No. 72144


try doubling and tripling hangers, sell, recycle or get rid of stuff you never wear

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No. 72179

I like cooking and cleaning and baking, I'm a lolita so I'll get dressed and wear a headscarf with apron when doing a full clean on the weekends. I like low smoke incense better than candles, I get paranoid with an open flame even though it's pretty much the same thing.

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Oh cute! Sweet, classic, or gothic?

No. 72224


I totally do not recommend using castille soap to clean the dishes or as a toothpaste substitute as some bloggers have claimed. Both times ended in disaster for me.

OT was wondering if anybody here has used Zote for their laundry? I wash my boyfriend's clothes and my stuff with Seventh Generation detergent but I was just curious about the Zote hype.

No. 72230

Don't get involved with someone who won't clean or do chores. Society has taught men that if they act dumb or like they 'can't' do something, it's a tactic to make women do all the work. Literally anyone can learn to wash dishes, do laundry, etc.

Make a list and have daily or weekly chores. Also, it's nice to do the 'whoever doesn't cook tonight's meal, wash the dishes'

I do that with my wife (i'm a lesbian) and it works out a lot. Neither of us like cleaning, but when you split up the chores, it works out and also keeps daily maintenance to a minimum.

No. 72231

forgot to sage

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No. 72281

nta but my furniture is like this.

No. 72282

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Can we discuss furniture revamping? I just moved out and I've been thinking of getting free furniture or going thrift store/ thrown out furniture hunting and redoing it

No. 72304

what the hell? before is absolutely beautiful and after is totally ruined D:

otherwise i love facelifted furniture, but i think it's important to stay true to the original in cases such as in your picture

No. 72305

I agree, the original was lovely. 'Shabby Chic' doesn't do every piece of furniture good.

No. 72317

Right? What the actual fuck is it with people wanting to paint over beautiful woodwork?

Worse still is that it's lazy and they always want to charge and arm and a leg just because it has a trendy paintjob.

No. 72321

This was beautiful before though I wish it were cherrywood.

No. 72499

Though I don think ruining the wood is sinful in your pic, in some cases, paint is a good way to make less-nice furniture at least match your decor.

No. 72545

ladies i need advice
i got myself involved with an older dude and find myself as basically a housewife. we bought a house together that is a small, cozy capecod.

My dilemma is the previous lady went pinterest happy on this house. The doors are painted the same colors as the the rooms theyre attached to, all the drawer pulls are little diamonds, etc.
I want to make this house more modern, and minimalistic. We plan on painting the whole house white, with black trim/baseboards. What are some decorating ideas that wont make this house look like a 45 year old mom's pinterest dream?

No. 72548

Make everything monochrome but add little accents of color. Look for interesting designs that do not scream 40yo soccer mom.

No. 72561

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Darker toned classic and oldschool

I agree with the other anon, I've been looking at apartment therapy for some ideas and they have a lot of walkthroughs of nice modern homes, that might help.

No. 72592

>be me, verminphobe
>do some gardening
>wash tools in the sink
>see like 5 worms
>3 on the floor
>flip out
>chills down my spin
>feel nauseous and dizzy
>drown worms in bleach
>make dad throw the worms out
>bleach entire house and take 4 baths
>now have headache from bleach and lemon scent
>still cleaning house
>notice a lot of "hidden messes" IE in drawers, under bed, in cabinets, but when you walk in it looks clean

what are good ways to organize "hidden messes" ? also what are good ways to prevent worms, bugs, maggots, etc? I might make some cleaning recipes with essential oil later since hopefully it smells and cleans better

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See the interior design pics dumped earlier, they help a lot, some fancy lighting fixtures can help a lot with putting the room together, especially if you're going for a modern minimalist design

No. 72656

You seem like you have OCD, seek help.

No. 72657

Worms are your friends, take them outside so they can continue make your garden happy

No. 72661

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i love you guys thank you so much
i've been in love with lighting that looks like this, ever since i saw it at this local coffee shop, so im going to see what i can do about maybe getting these installed in the kitchen.
I also have tons of houseplants, mostly because they help with keeping the air from getting dry. I want to get a bigger one for one corner of the living room, but im worried my cats are gonna munch on it.
im gonna make a pinterest board for all these ideas

No. 72769

Jesus Christ

No. 72782

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I like the rest, but the lighting fixture is way out of place.

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No. 72831

Is there anything I can do about an apartment bathroom with hideous floor tile? (That won't cost an arm and a leg) It's the ugliest fucking color and depresses me.

No. 72832

Covering it with small rugs so you see less of it?

No. 72833

rugs on a bathroom floor? ehhhh not for me…

No. 72834

You could lay tile over existing tile provided it isn't damaged.

No. 72835

peel & stick tiles. you buy them in sheets and you can take them up later.

No. 72844

Here you go anon, use this if you're not allowed to take apart existing flooring, you can also use cornstarch and water and fabric to make removable wall paper

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No. 72981

Amazing, it seemed obvious but I didn't know you could do this.

No. 72982

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Yep! There are a lot of easy ways to clean and save money. A huge jug of vinegar will last ages.

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No. 72984

is there any cleaner recipes without vinegar? I really hate the smell tbh

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I absolutely adore Passion for Baking's kitchen. She must have worked so hard to get it to be that perfect.


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Anyone else obsessively use Pinterest? lol

No. 73103

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I'm trying to minimize my cleaning products and could use some tips. I know a lot of people use vinegar for damn near everything, but I'd be interested to hear from people who've narrowed down their supplies to just a few basic items.

Also, anyone have tips on keeping up with the dishes? I'm depressed as fuck most of the time and always get behind on getting them loaded into the dishwasher and then unloaded again.

No. 73104

Eucalyptus oil is the basis of my everything

Washing clothes
Cleaning floors
Cleaning counters

~it’s cheap as hell where I live too ~

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Thought this was a cute idea for our apartment but I'll just buy the wood already cut.

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No. 73485

>running your self-cleaning oven every week
That's excessive.

No. 73488

I really want to like cleaning. Does anyone who used be messy but is now very clean have tips on how they managed that

No. 73494

While cleaning, listen to YouTube, podcasts etc. I work with cleaning so believe me it makes the process lots easier.

Also don’t let shit pile up, it becomes more and more frustrating the bigger the task becomes.

No. 73495

It seems superficial but get nice, good smelling cleaning supplies and containers or things to organize and make a daily/weekly schedule. Even if you force it, if you clean up messes as you make them for a while, it'll become a habit. Preventative cleaning also helps, spray and wipe your sinks and shower, and put cleaner in the toilet every couple days before it becomes a problem you have to scrub and spend all day doing. I agree with >>73494 don't let it pile up or you'll get frustrated and it will be harder to clean.

No. 73529

OP here and seconding what
have said. Music helps the time go by faster or listening to podcasts, audio books if you're into that sort of thing, etc. It takes time, but you'll get the hang of sticking to a routine. Letting chores pile up always makes it feel 10x worse which is why little ten minute tidying throughout the week helps cut down on clutter and grime.

And yeah, nicely scented or aesthetically pleasing cleaning products can also help things to feel less daunting. Choose scents you're fond of and colors for rubber gloves, dusters, etc.

OT thought this was nice:

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No. 73675

No tampons/10

No. 73686

>using tampons

No. 73699

What are we meant to do then?

No. 73700

Sage your posts. It's not a period thread.

No. 73737

She also failed to include pads or a backup cup and way to clean it.

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No. 74107

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I'm moving into an apartment soon, and to put it this way, it's a 2 bedroom apartment with 4 people and we are either putting two twin beds in it or a bunk bed, it's two women and two men,we are splitting the two rooms between genders, what are some good ideas to make the apartment look nice and aesthetic?

No. 74108

i've been in this situation before. if you have ceiling height, get a loft bed for each of you, that way you divide the room pretty much equally!

No. 74117


I think I'd like that bunk bed just for one person. I could sleep on the top bed and then use the bottom bed as a sofa/workspace.

You could get wooden bunk beds and install curtains on them (or a curtain on the top bunk), or just get two beds each room with each bed's corner/side having its own aesthetic, e.g arty shelves (if you are allowed/can repair later) with thematic items on them for each person. Maybe a subtly different wallpaper or paint job on each side, or a feature wall. Also fold-up ornamental screens (old-fashioned/China type) for when you are both in there and want some privacy. I think the thing is to make your space uniquely yours rather than feeling like a shared area/walkway, which the above ideas would help to foster.

No. 74172

My kitchen is my point of pride but I have so much equipment it gets cluttered quick! Thanks for the vid anon
I do love cooking dinner, cleaning and keeping everything in order in my house. I can’t wait to move into my own apartment and be able to revamp it before moving, before I was always in a rushed position. Have you guys seen those cool stickers that cover your bathroom sink/whatever you want tbh that make it look like marble? Does anyone have experience with the lasting power of them (do they peel, withstand water)?

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No. 74471

I LOVE wellness mama, the DIY stuff is fun saves money.

No. 74477

I do enjoy reading her DIY stuff as well as other mom bloggers. I just stay away from some of the natural health stuff because she tends to eh.. lie a lot and use pseudoscience.

No. 74498

oh yeah, some of it's complete salt lamp bullshit. nice bath bombs though

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No. 74657

Who else is forced to live in the Stone Age and washes their dishes by hand and has to hang their clothes out to dry?

No. 74662


Lmao in my country that's literally the norm. Only rich ass (and I am talking rich) motherfuckers have dishwashers and dryers.

No. 74667

same…? why would you even need such things in the first place? it's a total waste of energy and we ain't paying the bills for that. As someone who grow up without fridge,stove, microwave, tv, etc, seeing those cultural and economic differences will always make a good laugh.
if we need a quick dry, we use the back of the refrigerator lmao first world problems really are a thing

No. 74668

honestly sounds like you have developing world problems tbh if you're drying clothes in your fridge. Sounds broke af.

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I did this in winter whilst growing up? (Only when I needed to speed dry something + all surfaces where super clean)

My family was very well off but we tried to save energy bc hippy parents and ~environment~

Not everyone’s money goes towards the same things.

No. 74682

I do all my dishes by hand because my dishwasher doesn't do a good job. I only wash certain items by hand.

No. 74690

Only either people who have big families, or lazy people have dishwashers where I live. If a young adult without kids has one I just think that they're lazy and don't care about the environment, it's not that hard to just give your plate a quick rinse after you eat.
Dryers are definitely the same kind of thing in that only proper house owners have them instead of young adults. I really want one myself but none of my friends have them either. We have drying racks, or hang things off the radiator.
Nobody cares but my prents have one of those washer-dryer combo things and I have dreams about owning one. I hate the feeling of damp clothes that haven't quite dried on a cold morning, or the smell when you leave them in the washing machine a bit too long.

No. 74694

But how do you store perishable food?
Or do you just never eat eat, milk, yogurt, cheese, etc?

No. 74695

So which is it?

No. 74697

any tips on how to stop being a lazy piece of shit and actually clean? I only have this problem with my space. My room now and my apartment before. I love a clean space and I'm generally very nitpicky about it. When I'm at work I clean and organize a lot and whenever I'm in another person's space (the other parts of the house besides my room) I'm very tidy.
I just can't find motivation to do anything and my room is turning into a mess and it's frustrating

No. 74699

Only you can help laziness. It’s a choice.

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No. 74755

Chill out. By the 2nd sentence I meant certain fragile clothing items.

No. 74757

Tell yourself you only have to do one task. Like, convince yourself you only need to do one thing today and then you can give up and go back to being lazy. 90% of the time once you accomplish one thing, doing the rest is a lot easier somehow.

No. 74782

This. Always works for me, especially with doing dishes. I'll tell myself I only have to wash one mug or cup but always end up doing it all and cleaning up the kitchen.

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No. 74971

Are red walls a bad idea?

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depends on what aesthetic you're going for

No. 74976

Imagine trying to dust that shit though…
Or having to constantly replace them if they were fresh.

No. 74977

I assume they're fake and ideally that is what I would use, but you're right about dusting them. It would be a total pain in the ass.

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Really pretty but like a lot of decor stuff here, wildly impractical. Pic related. I saw versions of this sink posted everywhere for a while and people kept gushing about it.

Yeah it’s pretty but who’s gonna scrub toothpaste out of that sumbitch everyday?

No. 74982

How does someone even clean this..

No. 74983

I think whoever made this design for the sink should've added a transparent coat over the crystal. That way, the beauty of the crystals still is in sight and the coat over it can be easily cleaned like any normal sink.

No. 74987

If you have alot of natural light in the room red walls look warm and relaxing; if the room has little light the space can end up looking small.

No. 74988

>people kept gushing about it.

Nice. I'm guessing it's there as basically a decorative fountain rather than functional

No. 74989

People tend not to keep their soap and other bathroom bits next to decorative fountains. Usually don’t have fountains placed exactly where the sink goes in the bathroom either. Cmon anon have you really seen fountains with usable taps?

Even with a protective coating it’s gonna be a bitch to clean. It’s a geode so it’s covered in crystal points. 200 crevices for soap scum to build up.

No. 74990

you can resin cast a bowl shape over it and it will still look like crystal. all you'd need to do is fill it in between and it will magnify beautifully. my friend mad a geode into a shot glass

No. 74991

Oh that sounds fucking awesome
A resin sink fitted into the geode could be nice but it seems like such a lot of work for somewhere to wash your hands after the toilet

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No. 75021

Ugh red and pink. why?

No. 75030

Maybe they're really into valentines? I think it looks cute. Life's too short to get hung up over something like clashing. If you like it, you like it.

No. 75046

I'd hang fake flowers aesthetically in my room if it isn't for the amount of dusting I'd have to do

No. 75060

canned air.

No. 95091

Any tips on refreshing an old small flat that your landlord won't let you paint?

No. 95118

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Wall tapestry! That’s what I did in my old rental. There’s tons and tons on Etsy in all kinds of colors and shapes.

No. 97677

I hate cleaning and as soon as I move into my new place I'm hiring a weekly cleaning service. I absolutely love cooking/baking and decorating though. I make gigantic shopping lists of random decor online, I'm probably a hoarder.

No. 97795

I live in a 30s apartment and it has a tiny, tiny kitchen with aged walls and windows I'm not allowed to change. How do I make my kitchen really cute and aesthetic? think a small L-shape with lots of kitchen counter and cupboards

No. 97827

prefacing my post with this:

>Not trying to force any muh tradwomyn stuff onto anybody,

but i genuinely enjoy being "domestic" for other people. whether it's for family, friends, or my boyfriend, it makes me happy to help out. sometimes people feel weird that i offer to help out as much as i do, but they're usually always grateful for it afterwards. the motivation to do stuff like cooking and cleaning is just so much higher if it's for other people. a shame since my own home is pretty messy

No. 97840

Look at Ikea goods, their products are made smaller than a lot of American ones.

No. 97868

1) Make yourself some cute curtains! It's super easy and cheap for small ones. You can get spring-loaded rods so you don't have to drill holes either.

2)Decorate counters with cute jars and things for storage. Maybe some cute towels or small plants too. If you have space above your cabinets you could even go for larger plants.

3)find cute paper or fabric to line the inside of your drawers/cabinets. Not visible, but a nice touch.

4) If it's possible to easily switch out the handles on the cabinets you could do that. Quick way to bring in some color, just make sure you keep the originals somewhere easy to remember.

No. 97874

anyone have a good cleaning routine? preferably a cute pic i can hang up.

No. 99128

I live in a top floor flat with no elevator and plastic furniture I can't replace right now. How can I make my flat and room more girly and pretty?

No. 113528

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Where my /hinchfags/ at?

Daily reminder that Lavender Zoflora is the most slept on fragrance.
>That soothing herbal garden smell when the lavender wears off
>Tfw can't find this stuff anywhere IRL

No. 113561

Hinchfag here! Are you a UK anon? Pretty sure I saw this in Savers. If not you could try Home Bargains, or maybe Poundland?

No. 113571

I've tried those places plus B&M.

Bought the last two pots of it in Savers two weeks ago, haven't seen any since in the two towns local to me.

Have you tried many stardrops products, anon?

No. 113574

I guess it’s more of a vent. I love organizing and tidying but I hate cleaning… Like regular dusting, wiping, mopping is fine but looking at stains and grouts and hair makes me so fucking queasy let alone touching it. I can’t do dishes either. I wish I had a man that will do all this stuff for me while I fluff pillows and arrange books by colors.

No. 113660

I haven't tbh, I'm a diehard Astonish buyer. I love their range, it's so effective. Especially love the Lemon cream cleaner, brings my sink and hob up so shiny!

No. 113900

How the fuck do I get tough sweat/ink/grass stains out of light blue shirts?
Does the boiling method work? I have a boyfriend that works with work-issued shirts and they're light blue. I tried to let them sit with oxyclean but I don't know if I'm doing it right or if there's a more effective way to make them less grimy.

No. 113904

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Chuck them in the washing machine with pic related. Pour in at least a mugful alongside your washing powder/liquid/pod into the drum containing the clothes, then wash on a 60°C cycle for at least an hour.
Pour around 2-3 Zoflora capfuls into the washing powder drawer for extra scent.

If that nor Oxy Action doesn't work, then I don't know what will. Good luck anon!

P.S. pic related is 79p from home bargains, about £1 everywhere else.

No. 113906


i have no idea where it can be found. Poundland, Asda, Tesco, Coop, BM, Home Bargains - today i go to Wilko, maybe there…

No. 113908

Saw two pots in Savers once, but it's been sold out everywhere since!

No. 114022

This might be a stupid question, but I'm pretty new to having my own place and cleaning up properly. What's the best way to mop? I use a swiffer sweeper right now but buying the wipes is pretty expensive, is there a better alternative or is a traditional mop really the way to go?

No. 114028


I have saved a lot by purchasing a steam mop, right now I use a shark one that cost me like 120 USD. I can wash the pads that I clean with so no waste there. It takes only distilled water which is pretty cheap! Suggest switching over if you can, over time it's worth it and it's much cleaner/faster

No. 114031

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Wow, thanks for the recommendation, anon. The sort of grime these things look like they can handle is godly and oddly pleasing… Think I'll save up for one.

No. 114034

Since I just finished cleaning my entire floor by hand because my mop broke, you two have inspired me to save up for one as well.

No. 114035

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Spray mop my G.

No. 114299

Bought a new vacuum today with my b/f and after a hunger anxious rush decision, we went with a Shark NV360. It's crazy how we stuck with the same used vacuum for 5 years and never switched it out. This vacuum sucked up so much dust, cat hair, and even the remnants of hay leftover from sweeping up hay. I do not recommend getting it if you have mad dust allergies because the canister is a drop bottom. My apartment is not that big but it took two cleanouts for this run. I am not done as I have two other rooms but it's pretty late.

I also cleaned up our tupperware tragedy. I saw on Pinterest that you can take a low basket and a wire dish rack, put the rack inside the basket and was able to slide the tops inside the rack based on size. The bottoms were just stacked based on shape and size. It made my cabinets that much cleaner and faster to make lunches.

No. 114311

Can you link it, attach pics?

No. 114783

How do other anons manage to keep their house clear of clutter? Feel like I'm driving myself insane trying to clean around piles of crap all the time. I can't seem to get rid of enough stuff. Any anons ever been tempted to throw it all away and start again?

No. 114784

I slowly transitioned to a zero waste lifestyle. I rarely take out the garbage now and there's less clutter in the house as well since I use everything as much as I can before it's sold, recycled or sorted. Most of the clutter was coming from cosmetics, clothes and small electronics.

No. 114799

Any tips/recs on this? I enjoy minimalism but it has the opposite intended effect on me: I feel extremely guilty to the point of making myself sick when trying to get rid of things. Even if I'm donating them… Not a hoarder but the guilt is unbearable

No. 114812

Get so. many. containers. As long as something is put away and out of the open and covered, it's picked up. To reduce clutter, try "breaking up" with the items, especially if you (realistically) won't see yourself using it in a year or more and it costs under 10-20 dollars to replace. You can even write a breakup speech or something like "It's not you, it's me. I appreciate what I got out of your use, but you're taking up space." Because if this were a person, and you're just holding on to hold on, without taking care of it, then you need to let go. Donate it so someone else can use it, recycle what you can, or just toss it.

No. 114814

An organization system. I've decluttered, but still have a shitload of stuff, but its easy to clean and manage because everything has a "place" to go to at the end of the day.

Cleaning small messes as soon as you make them, putting things away as soon as you're done using them. Also consider the layout of your furniture. My room wasn't looking particularly decluttered or clean until I moved all the furniture into better spots. Moving the furniture also forced me to tackle the bits of things I swept under the figurative rug. "out of sight, out of mind" is not a cleaning philosophy. Actually having everything clearly visible helps me keep things tidy a bunch more.

No. 114817

Zero Waste doesn't have to be minimalism, you can have lots of stuff you like but remember to reduce the shit you buy new. Reuse old stuff, recycle things to recycling centers, if you need a replacement item, buy it second hand.
Mend and make do should have never vanished after the war.

No. 114822

Zero waste isn't minimalism though, it's just reducing waste by focusing on using what you already have. That helps you figure out what you really use, what you need and what you don't. Unneeded items can be repurposed, gifted, sold etc. If you really need something you can get it but the goal is to actually throw away as little as possible and use as much as you can. Most of the clutter tends to come from consumable items like hygiene products and food.

No. 114901

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I finally ordered my steam mop and I can't wait until it gets here. I've never been this excited about mopping before. My floors always feel dirty no matter what I do.

No. 114975

Ot but Excellent use of that gif anon

No. 115340

I‘m seriously clueless.

I have a few pieces of clothing and some bedsheets that just smell so godawful and I can’t get rid of it. I tried soaking them in vinegar and disinfecting fabric softener, which helps a little but only until they’re dry for a few days. And the worst part is: It’s spreading. If I put it in my closet and put another piece on top of it, it will start smelling, too. And I can’t even tell what it smells like. A bit like a mix between wood, a blown out candle and sweat? But also not really?
I don’t know. It’s just really annoying and I’d like to throw out and re-buy everything, but it’s pointless, if I don’t know where it’s coming from so they might end up smelling again.

Anyone got an idea?

No. 115341

The smell you're describing seems to me like mildew, but washing should fix that. Is there something wrong with your washer? Can you smell the inside of it? There's cleaners you can get for the washer that will fix it.

There's no magic fungus that is going to be spreading from item to item making it smell. I would definitely check the washing machine first and then go from there.

No. 115345

Add tea tree oil to your machine and let it run empty.

Wash your stuff with a few drops afterwards

I have a cat and it’s the only way to get smell out

No. 115370

Mildew is very well possible but if so it’s coming from my walls not my washing machine.
Ugh… welp. Thank you.

Thanks, I’ll try that

No. 115585

Anyone here into "natural" or non-toxic cleaning? I made my first vinegar spray and actually really like it, I'm using it to clean the faucets, sinks, countertops. It helps with the hard water stains on the faucets. I used 2 parts white vinegar to 1 part water and added orange essential oil. It does smell a bit vinegary but the citrus seems to mask it pretty well. I still use "toxic" or abrasive cleaners too as needed, I just like making my own cleaners or using ones with few ingredients. Bleach is a godsend as far as harsh stuff goes. Back on non-toxic, does anyone use Castile soap? I'm curious about it but wasn't sure how well it works.
I also tried a stain remover made from hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda, and it worked pretty well on old perspiration stains! If anyone is interested I'll look for the link to the recipe I used. I just like feeling a bit more self-sustainable or environmentally friendly using stuff that's easy to manufacture.

No. 115586

sage for samefag but I forgot about the word filter on toxic, making me lol

No. 115601

Well it's good you wash the oil out. Tea tree oil can be toxic to pets.

"Tea tree oil contains various types of chemicals called terpenes. These are the chemicals that make the oil effective against bacteria and fungi. They are also the toxic agent. Terpenes are rapidly absorbed into the body whether taken orally or on the skin. This means topical application of concentrated oil can result in the same toxicity as accidental oral ingestion. Given the tendency of pets to groom, especially cats, the toxicity risk of topical applications is amplified."

So uh, just be careful anons out there who want to use the oil but have pets.

No. 127024

How do I stop being such a lazy ass fucking slob? Can someone give me some advice to just make me hate myself or kick my own ass enough to do the responsibilities that are necessary for me to exist in life? Specifically, I want to keep my place clean but I'm fucking retarded and exist like a pig living in filth because I never have company over. I don't know how it gets this bad but I go on depresso mood swings and when I come out of them my place is always embarrassing. Help. Any lazy anons here that aren't necessarily bothered by dirty spaces? What gives you the motivation to clean?

No. 127027

I make a lot of my own cleaning products too and they're mostly baking soda and mild acid (vinegar or lemon juice) based. My husband pokes fun at me because I "use baking soda for everything" but it just works so well especially for stains and unpleasant smells.
The only problem I have is that it leaves a bit of a chalky residue sometimes and I'm not sure how to prevent that. It's easy enough to sweep away but it looks kinda gross.

No. 127039

What are the most important things you want to change/keep tidy?

I used to be a very messy person myself but I realised how much having a clean and tidy living area improved my overall mood so I slowly developed some good habits.

You should start small with one or two things that are most important to you, or the worst habits you know that you can change. Here's some of my habits that I slowly developed over time after moving into my own place:

- On sundays I do laundry, vacuum the floors and do a little bit of tidying up. Just getting things off of the floors or straightened up.
- I empty the dishwasher as soon as it is clean and dry, so that I can put whatever dirty dishes I have straight in the machine rather than letting them stack up. I am still trying to get better at washing pots and pans right after using though…
- I get rid of things I no longer use/need so that I am not drowning in clutter. Donate or recycle things you haven't used, and don't see yourself using in the future. Yes you love these brown shoes, but you know that you always reach for the black ones instead.
- Most importantly I try my best to always put something back where it belongs. Pasta containers go on the shelf for pasta after cooking, Books I am currently reading go on either my bedside table or the coffee table. The rum bottle goes back in the liquor cabinet after DnD-night rather than remaining on the desk for a week. (DnD-hating Anon stay away from me)
- I always hang towels and dish rags to dry out before putting them in the laundry basket. If you leave wet/damp things scrunched up they will get moldy and stink up all of your laundry even after washing.

No. 127049

also put music on loud while you clean if you like to dance around, it's lame as but I picture I'm in like a movie montage and it makes it fun/go quick. if you're not that kind of person then listen to a podcast

No. 127059

TBH the only thing that motivates me to clean is when I know someone is coming over. Invite someone over and it'll force you to clean. I also try and envision what 'done' looks like in my mind and use that image to motivate me

No. 127079

Start by doing smaller tasks and work your way up to the bigger things. You'll probably find that it's not as bad as you think and you may actually enjoy the feeling of satisfaction you get from looking at a nice clean, tidy room. Do the washing up after you've eaten rather than leaving dirty plates there all day. Vacuum a room and then see if you feel like doing another.

For bigger tasks it's better to spend time thinking about why it happens. Areas and surfaces should be clear because it takes less effort to clean meaning that you're more likely to do it. Everything you own should have it's place. Not having enough storage space can be a reason for why mess gets out of control.

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