Skip to main content

Household Blunders That Are More Common Than You Think

We would all like to ensure that our homes stay perfect all of the time. Clean, tidy, with everything where it should be, what more could anyone want? But of course, the reality can be a little different. While we want to avoid some of the blunders our home can present us, quite often they can happen when we least expect it. However, it isn’t something we should be spending our nights worrying over. Here are some of the most common household blunders we can all experience with our homes at some stage, with a few tips to help you get out of the pickle they present.


A blocked drain

It’s never pleasant when you have a blocked drain somewhere. Often the first indication is the smell. This can be particularly poignant around your bathroom, sinks or toilet areas. Drains can be blocked in many different ways, it doesn’t always have to originate from the toilet. Kitchen sinks are some of the most common drains to become blocked due to food being washed through your sink everyday. Oils can expand and some food can get caught inside bends in the drain network. Another common area is the bath or shower, mainly due to people who have long hair that clogs up the plug. Thankfully blocked drains can be easily fixed with a plumber, consider services from some reputable business like Precision Electrical and Plumbing.

Tripped electric

One minute you are happy watching your favorite TV show, and the next moment everything goes off, and you are left with no power. It can be quite a scary prospect, but often there is a simple solution. Many homes can trip the electric from time to time, and it can be as easy as flicking the switch back on. However, some outages in power can be weather related. It’s always worth taking precautions like having emergency candles on hand, as well as sparing a thought for your refrigerated and frozen food.

Carpet stains

No matter how clean and tidy you are, your carpet can become stained for all kinds of reasons. It’s more common than you would believe due to people walking through their homes with shoes on, or spilling drinks as they walk on by. You can easily eliminate stains on your carpet by using a sponge that has been dampened with a solution made up of one part white vinegar to two parts water. You’re welcome!

Stinky dishwasher or washing machine

There is nothing worse than washing your dishes in a dirty dishwasher or your clothes in a stinky machine. But this is a common problem many households face due to not cleaning the appliances that clean for them. However, they can be easily cleaned with the use of white vinegar and bicarbonate soda. Or head to your local store for a dedicated cleaning product.

Pet hair, everywhere

Finally, if you own a pet, you will know the perils of pet hair more so than anyone else. It can get everywhere. A simple thing like running a window squeegee along your carpet and rugs will lift up any unseen pet hair. Just run your vacuum over after.


Popular posts from this blog

Baby First TV 'I Can Sign" First Words

Hey Neighbors! Here is a really neat gift idea for someone with a young child.  Here we have I Can Sign (First Words) from Baby First  TV.  Now, I am just going to share right here that we have friends who have taught two of their children to sign at a very young age.  And it works!  Their children could sign before they could talk. The Dvd will teach your child many useful words that will be used in day to day life.  Words like: eat, water, milk, cookie, ear, feet hands, kiss, sleep, book, mother, father, and many other words.  Each word is taught in a short video clip where they will see pictures of the word/item and people signing.  There is also a little character at the bottom corner of the video signing along.  The Dvd can be done on English or Spanish.  Also included on the Dvd are printable coloring pages that you can print off by inserting the Dvd into your computer.  Inside the cover of the Dvd case is a little booklet that covers some of the words you and your child

What To Do About Those Fuzzy Uninvited Guests In The Home

When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
 Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy