Category Archives: Cleaning

Oven Matters

I love products that get the job done. Well conceived, well designed, well engineered. I am constantly trying out new things that make it easier to keep our homes clean and tidy. If it’s simple, we are much more likely to do it. One product that has been a favorite of mine for a while […]

Show That Ride Your Love

Our vehicles represent a sizable investment. How’s your ride doing these days? I am always amazed how much better I feel about myself and my current ride when its clean, tidy and running well. The peace of mind is worth the effort. Think of your car the way you would any prime real estate in […]

Getting Unstuck

Getting stuck happens to everyone, whether it’s in relationships at home or at work or in something we’re doing or not doing. Like life itself, we can’t control what comes our way, but we can control how we respond to it. Getting unstuck means overcoming inertia. Oh, the dreaded inertia! And the thing is, the […]

Label ALERT

I love answering your questions! Below are some questions I frequently receive about labels, with my answers. Please send me more questions! Just reply to this email to ask. Dear Bettina, How important are labels, really? Isn’t it enough I organize my stuff and make sure it has a permanent home, I need to take the […]

Not Only Neat, But Clean

My realtor friend Marc Gup  asked me if I would write about the importance of not only neat, but clean, when it comes to selling homes. And while cleaning is one of my favorite subjects, I understand it’s not for many people. Calling it a necessary evil is the best most can muster. We all have […]

Show Your Car Some Love

November is the perfect time to clean our cars before the winter arrives full on. Our vehicles represent a sizable investment after all. How’s your ride doing these days? We have 2 vehicles in our car pool, a 2006 Subaru Outback (aka the Maine State Car) and my new (to me) 2013 Ford Transit Connect […]

Ask Bettina

Dear Bettina, There may be a move in our future. Not today or tomorrow, but likely at some point. We don’t really love where we live–it’s too small–but now the idea of moving is hard even to imagine. Our budget isn’t unlimited, and the thought of moving just feels overwhelming. Can you give us some […]