Pet Stains? How To Easily Make Your Own Carpet Cleaner Solution

by Texas Homesteader ~ *affiliate link When we adopted our Mini-Schnauzer Bailey several years ago, she was plagued by painful bladder stones. This condition also caused her to relieve herself often in the house, and her urine was sometimes tinged with blood. A carpet-stain nightmare! I’m happy to say surgery to remove her bladder stones […]

Homestead Hack: Saving Your Fingernails When Cleaning

by Texas Homesteader ~ We’ve all been there.  You scrub & scrub your stove but that tiny little stuck-on piece is being stubborn.  You scratch at it with your fingernail to dry to dislodge it.  But since your hands have been in the water, those fingernails don’t have the same ooomph as when they’re dry. […]

Homestead Hack: Use All Of Your Spray Cleaner

by Texas Homesteader ~ Cleaning – we’ve all gotta do it #amiright??!!  My favorite cleaner is much simplified from my younger days.  Back  then I’d prance down the highly-scented cleaning aisle picking up whichever cleaner spray had the most eye-catching label. But I recently wrote about how cleaning has become complicated.  So my cleaner of […]

Grandma-Approved Cleaning Techniques For A Cozy Home

by Texas Homesteader ~ I come from a long line of cleaning neatniks. Not just tidy, but CLEAN! We used to tease each other that grandma’s house was clean enough to eat off the floors if we wanted to!  (and I’m thinking we probably COULD HAVE!) Even with today’s fast-paced lifestyle we can all learn […]

Homestead Hack: Repurposing Mesh Bags For Cleaning

by Texas Homesteader ~ I’m pretty fond of trying to think outside the box to provide for myself things that I used to buy.  Recently I went into a frenzied canning marathon trying to get many fresh apples & pears preserved before they went bad.  But oh the sticky mess it made in my kitchen! […]

Homestead Hack: Cleaner Vegetable Chopping

by Texas Homesteader ~ Today I was chopping a fresh tomato to include with my egg salad (oh yeah, those chickens are laying lots of eggs so I’m making homemade egg salad often!) Anyway as I chopped the tomato it occurred to me: Although I’ve done this for years, perhaps others would benefit from this […]

Homestead Hack: Quick Cleaning For Coffee Mugs

by Texas Homesteader ~  RancherMan & I like our morning coffee.  A lot.  Each morning before we begin our outside homestead chores we complete our computer work inside while enjoying those hot steamin’ cups o joe.  When we’ve had our fill for the morning (Ok, after SEVERAL cups. OK TWO POTS – don’t judge me!) We […]