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Most Delicious M&M Cookies You Have Ever Tried!

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These soft and chewy M&M Cookies are the perfect choice of a dessert. They are quick and easy to cook, especially when you are feeling tired of working or cleaning.

Valentine’s Day is supposedly the most romantic day of the year, when every couple has an excuse to be ridiculously cute, and demonstrate their love openly without anyone rolling their eyes at them… even the poor sad single people, who are forced to go through the loneliest day of the year without complaints.                                              


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Romantic Yet Inexpensive Gifts

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It is that time of the year when love is in the air, and you have the most wonderful girlfriend, wife in the whole world. Everyone is busy shopping for Christmas, and that is just the beginning as right after that comes New Year, than St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, your anniversary, her birthday and etc. – frankly, the special days for both of you will start snowballing very soon. A simple, but nonetheless vital question pops up in your mind – what to do when you are on a tight budget?                                            Read More

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Can A Pet Really Improve Your Health?

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Dogs have long been known as man’s best friend but did you know that pets in general can make us both physically and mentally healthier? In fact, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals /RSPCA/, simply having our pets around us can lift our spirits and help us relax.                           Read More

Why Hating Mondays is Perfectly Normal

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You wake up and you feel, as if your vital force has been sucked out of you… You have no desire to get out of bed, yet you realise with a brutal clarity that you MUST… You feel more demotivated than ever to go to work, and still you force yourself to do it… Those are just a few of the reasons why hating Mondays is perfectly normal.                                                            Read More

Learn the Secrets of Happiness at the Conference in Melbourne

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Let the world become a better and happier place to live!

Hello, dear cleaning lovers! I am Joanna and I’m happy to be able to share with you some of the latest news on Melbourne’s top events this summer. Special thanks to Margaret, for letting me reach you again through her wonderful blog.

This year, Melbourne will be hosting an amazing conference on Happiness and Its Causes for the first time. Complex topics like love, psychology, resilience and sandness will be discussed and traversed by renown professors and researchers.

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Can Cleaning Make You Happy?

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Usually cleaning is referred to as one of the most unpleasant, and tiring domestic chores, but have you asked yourself this simple question: Can cleaning make you happy? Surprisingly, researches indicate that the answer is positive. An “inverse association between stress and housework” really exist, at least on paper.                                          Read More

How to Decorate Your First Home as a Couple

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Finally it’s that time when the two of you have found the place where you will start living together as a couple. It’s your new future home and there is nothing to worry about, you will have no problems with decorating it and turning it to a little Heaven that says “we are together”. Here are five great decorating tips and tricks that will help you have a stress-free process of making your first common house – your first home!                                                                     Read More

Sweetheart Gifts: Dos and Don’ts

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Whether you are shopping forChristmas, a birthday, Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, you are bound to face the problem of coming up with a great sweetheart gift. However, what never seizes to amaze me is how some people, no matter how devoted they are to their partner, can’t seem to grasp the concept of sweetheart gifts – the dos and don’ts.                                     Read More

 


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Let’s Clean Up Pet Stains

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We love them, play with them, take care of them, cuddle them, feed them, bathe them… and, yes, we do have to clean up after them… That’s right today’s post is all about our most beloved pets. While it is so rewarding to have a little, or big, furry friend, and it has been long since proven that pets improve our quality of life, no one can deny that where there are pets, stains and odd smell inevitably follows, no matter how vigilant we training the little ones properly.                                                         Read More

Let’s Clean Up The Living Room

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I know that my blog is mainly about cleaning, and how to do it as painlessly and quickly as possible, and yet I have been writing about almost everything else that comes to mind. The reason is quite simple, I believe that in order to clean effectively everyone needs the proper motivation – whether you have been fighting with your special one, the kids have been acting up, your living room hasn’t been redecorated since the Stone Age or whatever else, the last thing on your mind will be to say “Hey, let’s clean up the living room!”, and actually mean it.                                                                          Read More

Chores You Can Do While Speaking on the Phone

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Have you ever wondered how many hours you spend on the phone? In our age of smart phones and Facebook, and other devices, it is easy to loose track of how long you spend communicating with people all around the world. If you can’t sit still for long, or you simply like multitasking, you should consider crossing of some of the household chores while you are on the phone.                                                                                      Read More

Welcome & Let’s Clean Up Together

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The etymology of the verb “clean up” speaks for itself. As the verb has several meanings, so will our new blog strive to show you various perspectives to cleaning your home, and even changing your life. We are here to help you through difficult time, to laugh with you when you are happy, and help you resolve domestic emergencies.    Read More  

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Let’s Clean for Spring

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With the weather about to get sunnier and warmer, it is high time to plan your annual spring cleaning. Undoubtedly, seasonal cleaning falls into the category of the most hated domestic chores. However, this doesn’t make it any less vital. There is something about the first happy sun rays that make all the dust and debris gathered in every nook and corner of your home instantly pop out.

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How To Clean a Ceiling Fan

Posted by  in Let’s Clean It Up, Ladies!Most home owners use ceiling fans only during the summer, and some forget to use them even then, if they have recently installed a new AC. However, by engaging the fan in the daily heating or cooling of a room, you could actually reduce your cooling bills by 40%, and the heating ones by 10%. If these numbers don’t mean anything to you, let me rephrase: you can save up to $500 a year, if you combine the powers of your programmable thermostat and the ceiling fan, as the fan helps spread the warm/ cold air from the AC faster and more evenly through the room.                                                 Read More

Mission (Im)Possible: Clean Mildew from Curtains

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Nothing is more tedious than attempting to remove hard-core mildew stains from sensitive fabric. Why? For one simple reason only, you can’t play “dirty”, take out the bleach and conduct a mildew massacre. Since you have to obey the rules, set in stone by the fabric’s manufacturers in the maintenance manual, you ought to be gentle and very vigilant to succeed in your mission to rid your curtains from mildew.                                                    Read More

Fighting Back The Army of Chinese Food Stains

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What could be better than a relaxing glass of red wine after the long work day followed a pack of your favourite spicy, mouth watering Chinese food? I’m starving just by thinking about, but something really bothers me when it comes to Chinese food. It’s not the extraordinary taste, the special ingredients they use or the amount of calories this heavenly food contains.

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How to Clean China

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A nostalgic heirloom, or a brand new possession, antique china is a beautiful and delicate home accessory. With each generation it is passed on, the set increases its value. Don’t be fooled, however, tending to china is a full-time job. The trickiest part – figuring out how to clean china, and keep it in once piece. Personally, I consider each scratch, every crack or any other imperfection a direct insult to my ancestors. Therefore, I have developed my own ritual for tending to the precious set.                                                               Read More

How to Remove Lipstick Stains 

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Before I dive straight in the debris of the numerous, time-tested, approved by professional cleaners, methods of removing lipstick stains from fabrics, let me share a story, I read a couple of years ago about educational problems in the USA, related to girls in high school, wearing lipstick:                                                         Read More

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Gardening with Dogs – Part III

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I know you have been anticipating the last part of Gardening with dogs as you can’t wait to see my suggestions on how to stop your four-legged friend from digging holes all over your garden, as well as putting an end on the games in your garden water features. So without further ado, here is the last part of the solutions foe the top 5 gardening issues related to having dogs:          Read More

 

Gardening with Dogs – Part II

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Having covered how to prevent as best as possible your dogs from running recklessly through the entire garden in Gardening with Dogs – Part I, now we are going to continue solving the rest of the 5 most common problems related to maintaining a beautiful garden while taking care of pets that run in it.                          Read More

Gardening with Dogs – Part I

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It is a well-known fact that Aussies love dogs – according to the latest statistics there are about 3.4 million dogs in the country. The breeds vary from terriers, retrievers, poodles, spanniols, collies and pugs to rottweilers and German shepherds, and naturally, various crosses. While the love for man’s best friend has no limits, devoted gardeners tend to find gardening with dogs in the house rather challenging.

 

 

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Living Room Décor Ideas

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Now that we have cleaned the living room, and the clutter has been chased away, it is high time to take a look around and see what needs improving in terms of interior design. The new year has come, and the trends have taken an interesting turn, so why not change a few things to keep the “face” of your home in stride with the latest home décor fashion.                          Read More

Basic Interior Design Colour Schemes

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When a professional looks at an empty room, he/ she sees the numerous possibilities, a universe of colours and fabrics that can fill the space, and turn it into a masterpiece, worthy to be placed on a magazine cover. Yet, when I decided to redecorate my home, I felt at a loss of ideas, confused by the various styles, colour combinations and etc.                                 Read More

Working From Home & Living Your Life

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When working from home, it is easy to go into work mode 24/7 – your home turns into a rather upgraded office as you can sleep in a comfortable bed, instead of on the couch. If you find that your dwelling is starting to loose its appeal as a place you go to rest, and leave the work-related problems at the door, it is high time to set some ground rules about working from home and living your life:                               Read More

At Home… With All Senses

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We all know that home is NOT just a place where you go to have a good night’s sleep, it is… how can I put it… a HOME. I am sure you have heard, read, blogged, tweeted or liked on Facebook various explanation of what makes it so special. Still, I would like to share my point of view as a semi-professional (or in other words self-proclaimed) expert on domestic matters.

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About Us

Hello, Ladies!
My name is Nia Greenwood and I will be coaching your journey to living simply, healthy and stylish!
Let’s Clean Up is on a mission to help you be the modern housewife you have always wanted to be! You know which type I’m talking about: businesswoman during work hours, loving mother and wife 24/7 and dazzling hostess when guests arrive. I will help you organize your schedule, keep your home tidy at all times, and get your family to help you with your chores.
The amazing team of authors I have assembled will do much more than simply give you ideas on how to clean your home. They will write about home improvement, interesting DIY projects, how to implement budget-friendly solutions, and stay green at the same time.

We are going on an adventure exploring the secrets to a stress-free and happy life, and we would like you to join us! Let’s have fun together, and … let’s clean up!!!


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Chores You Can Do While Speaking on the Phone

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Have you ever wondered how many hours you spend on the phone? In our age of smart phones and Facebook, and other devices, it is easy to loose track of how long you spend communicating with people all around the world. If you can’t sit still for long, or you simply like multitasking, you should consider crossing of some of the household chores while you are on the phone.                                                                                  Read More

At Home… With All Senses

Posted by  in Creative Interior Ideas

We all know that home is NOT just a place where you go to have a good night’s sleep, it is… how can I put it… a HOME. I am sure you have heard, read, blogged, tweeted or liked on Facebook various explanation of what makes it so special. Still, I would like to share my point of view as a semi-professional (or in other words self-proclaimed) expert on domestic matters.

Read More

Romantic Yet Inexpensive Gifts

Posted by  in Lifestyle

It is that time of the year when love is in the air, and you have the most wonderful girlfriend, wife in the whole world. Everyone is busy shopping for Christmas, and that is just the beginning as right after that comes New Year, than St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, your anniversary, her birthday and etc. – frankly, the special days for both of you will start snowballing very soon. A simple, but nonetheless vital question pops up in your mind – what to do when you are on a tight budget?                                         Read More

Welcome & Let’s Clean Up Together

Posted by  in Let’s Clean It Up, Ladies!

The etymology of the verb “clean up” speaks for itself. As the verb has several meanings, so will our new blog strive to show you various perspectives to cleaning your home, and even changing your life. We are here to help you through difficult time, to laugh with you when you are happy, and help you resolve domestic emergencies.                       Read More

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Basic Interior Design Colour Schemes

Posted by  in Creative Interior Ideas

When a professional looks at an empty room, he/ she sees the numerous possibilities, a universe of colours and fabrics that can fill the space, and turn it into a masterpiece, worthy to be placed on a magazine cover. Yet, when I decided to redecorate my home, I felt at a loss of ideas, confused by the various styles, colour combinations and etc.                                 Read More

Cupcakes Made With Love

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Valentine’s Day is supposedly the most romantic day of the year, when every couple has an excuse to be ridiculously cute, and demonstrate their love openly without anyone rolling their eyes at them… even the poor sad single people, who are forced to go through the loneliest day of the year without complaints.                                                            Read More

Gardening with Dogs – Part III

Posted by  in Green Living

I know you have been anticipating the last part of Gardening with dogs as you can’t wait to see my suggestions on how to stop your four-legged friend from digging holes all over your garden, as well as putting an end on the games in your garden water features. So without further ado, here is the last part of the solutions foe the top 5 gardening issues related to having dogs:

Read More

Gardening with Dogs – Part II

Posted by  in Green Living

Having covered how to prevent as best as possible your dogs from running recklessly through the entire garden in Gardening with Dogs – Part I, now we are going to continue solving the rest of the 5 most common problems related to maintaining a beautiful garden while taking care of pets that run in it.                          Read More

Gardening with Dogs – Part I

Posted by  in Green Living

It is a well-known fact that Aussies love dogs – according to the latest statistics there are about 3.4 million dogs in the country. The breeds vary from terriers, retrievers, poodles, spanniols, collies and pugs to rottweilers and German shepherds, and naturally, various crosses. While the love for man’s best friend has no limits, devoted gardeners tend to find gardening with dogs in the house rather challenging.

 

 

Read More

 

Sweetheart Gifts: Dos and Don’ts

Posted by  in Lifestyle

Whether you are shopping forChristmas, a birthday, Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, you are bound to face the problem of coming up with a great sweetheart gift. However, what never seizes to amaze me is how some people, no matter how devoted they are to their partner, can’t seem to grasp the concept of sweetheart gifts – the dos and don’ts.     

Read More

Working From Home & Living Your Life

Posted by  in Creative Interior Ideas

When working from home, it is easy to go into work mode 24/7 – your home turns into a rather upgraded office as you can sleep in a comfortable bed, instead of on the couch. If you find that your dwelling is starting to loose its appeal as a place you go to rest, and leave the work-related problems at the door, it is high time to set some ground rules about working from home and living your life:                               Read More

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