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sheepadoodle puppy

Our Sheepadoodle puppy, Dino (sometimes referred to as dirty dino and pictured above via instagram) has been with us a year now and although we love him dearly, he makes keeping our home clean a real challenge. He enters the house from outside and reminds me of pig pen from The Peanuts. So, I am pretty much vacuuming the floors on a daily basis. (agh.)

All this cleaning has me thinking of  my favorite spring cleaning essentials (while it’s still spring!). I love that so many cleaning products are eco-friendly, help reduce clutter and are now super stylish … which just makes the task much more fun, don’t you think?

spring cleaning essentials // @simplifiedbee #cleaning #springcleaning

:: product links ::

1 grapefruit all-purpose cleaner :: 2 laundry bin :: 3 clear shoe bins :: 4 HEPA filter vacuum :: 5 rose gold trash can

:: even more favorites ::

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Read full story By on June 2, 2017 in cleaning, Features, friday find, Friday Finds, healthy home, home improvement, home organization, household cleaning, Organization, spring

Spring Cleaning Checklist & Essentials

It’s here! Spring has sprung and warmer weather is on its way. This also means that it’s time to start deep cleaning our homes. I know, it’s a drag for many, but schedule the time and complete the project task by task. If you don’t know where to start, Martha Stewart has created a comprehensive spring cleaning checklist for you to download. The task list can be easily tailored to your home.

Before you start cleaning, you’ll need the essentials. I love that so many cleaning products are eco-friendly, help reduce clutter and are made in cheery colors and patterns… just makes the task more fun, don’t you think?

spring cleaning checklist and essentials


I’m totally getting that iPhone cablekeeper!
Happy spring & happy cleaning!




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Read full story By on March 20, 2013 in cleaning, home improvement, home organization, laundry room, Organization, organization tips, Tips/Tricks, Uncategorized

PRODUCT REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Simple Fit Custom Window Treatment by Redi Shade

A few weeks back the folks at Redi Shade contacted me to see if I’d been interested in testing out their Simple Fit custom shade. As it turns out, I was helping a client select fabric for window treatments and bench seating in their kitchen nook. The window above the main sink {image below} gets direct morning sunlight, was blinding my clients and was still in need of a window covering. The homeowners opted not to have a custom fabric Roman shade, but instead wanted a simple cellular shade.
Redi Shade’s Simple Fit light filtering cellular shade in ivory seemed like the perfect solution and my clients were on board. Once the window measurements were taken, I ordered the shade and it arrived in three days! 
Redi Shade claims that their custom shade can be installed securely in seconds without the need for a drill, screws, or traditional brackets, making it a fast and easy. So with the clock ticking, we {my client I should say} started installing the shade…

The shade arrived safely and was wrapped carefully in bubble wrap. It took only a minute or two to unwrap.

The homeowner quickly read the directions.

Then the homeowner removed adhesive strips and installed the shade with a push of one button. It really was that simple and only took ten minutes! The shade has some weight to it, so hangs beautifully. It goes up and down {no cords or pulls} smoothly too. The ivory color was a perfect complement to the subway tile design backsplash.
Do you have a window in need of a custom shade? Redi Shade is offering a Simplified Bee reader the chance to win a new custom shade. The value of each shade is between $99 and $253, depending upon the size and type. Due to shipping restrictions, the giveaway is  available to US readers only.  
To enter to win a custom shade by Redi Shade, simply leave a comment {include your email if I don’t have a way to contact you}. For extra entries:
• Mention this giveaway in a post or tweet, then leave a comment letting me know.
Please post a separate comment for each extra entry. Entry period closes at midnight PST, Friday, October 8, 2010.
Also, visit Redi Shade to learn more about their window covering solutions. 
Happy decorating and good luck!
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Read full story By on September 29, 2010 in home improvement, interior design, window treatments