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5 Tips to Have Fun while Cleaning With Kids
Susan here. As part of our campaign to Celebrate Everyday Messes with BISSELL, we want to share some tips to make cleaning more fun for your kids.
One and Done: Why You Will Love the New BISSELL PowerGlide® Lift-Off® Vacuum
Susan and Janice here. We’re thrilled to announce we’re embarking on a campaign to spread the word about the new BISSELL PowerGlide® Lift-Off® vacuum. Yes, it’s a sponsored project, but as always, you can trust our opinions are our own.
Oh the Places My BISSELL Will Go
Three boys make a mess. But when you think about it, it isn’t just three on some days, they seem to multiply!
Let's Get Ready to Party! (Party Preparation Checklist)
Let's talk party prep shall we? I have a love/hate relationship with throwing parties. The idea of gathering people together is the love part. The cleaning is the hate part.
Keeping the House Clean While DIY'ing: BISSELL® PowerGlide® Lift-Off Vacuum
I don’t usually get excited about a vacuum cleaner, but I can honestly say that I am loving my new BISSELL® PowerGlide® Pet Vacuum with Lift-Off® Technology.
Beware the Durings!
DIY projects are fun to tackle because the before and afters are so satisfying. It's gratifying to see what a big change you can make with hard work and planning. But many DIYers fail to plan for what lurks in the middle of a DIY project: The Durings!
A Tale of Two Pretties: The Big Messes that Come with Two Little Girls
We all know life with little kids gets messy, but I’m always shocked by how much mess two sweet girls can make in even the shortest amount of time. My girls are now 6 and 8 years old, and over the years I’ve learned a few things about life with little girls.
5 Steps to Stress-Free Moving with Free Printables
If you are planning a big move, we want to help alleviate at least some of the stress with our free printables — downloadable checklists and timelines that will help keep your move under control.
5 Simple Holiday Cleaning Tips
A few weeks ago I shared my printable Party Prep Checklist. That printable had spots to fill in all the details for the party. Now onto the not so fun part- the cleaning to get ready for entertaining. How about a few holiday cleaning tips? From the girl who could use a few tips herself…
Preping a Home for Holiday Guests
Ready or not, the holiday season is almost upon us! If you are going to be welcoming guests into your home over the course of the next few weeks, I have a couple of tips for making sure your home will be an inviting place they’ll be happy to visit.
Fall Cleaning:How to Clean a Lampshade, the Fans and More
This week for Fall Cleaning we are going to be tackling 5 places we don’t normally think to clean.
Cleaning Up Kid Messes
Not long after we moved into our new house, I mentioned to my husband how much I would love a second vacuum cleaner–so I had one for each level of the house.
Last-Minute Cleaning TIps for the Busy Hostess
What's the scene at your house in those last few minutes before guests arrive?
Keeping Your House Clean with Pets
As you may recall from my recent post about our newest family member, I have four pets. Yes, four. All of whom have hair that sheds to one degree or another.
Five Steps to Clean Your Kids’ After-Party Messes in Less Than One Hour
You know how that goes— you have your little ones’ friends over for a birthday party and in less than two or three hours the house turns into complete mess, so much that you don’t even know where to place your foot to walk in and collect the food leftovers!
10 Clever Cleaning Tips
Do you want to save time cleaning? Do you want to learn some brilliant housecleaning tricks using natural products you already have around your house?
7 Cleaning Tips to Add Sparkle to Your Holidays
With the holidays approaching, now is the time to get your house clean and ready for the big events, as well as for those unexpected guests who just drop by…
40 Tips for Making your Biggest Game of the Year Party a True Winner
Entertaining for the Big Game can be one of the most fun events you will host all year. Here are 40 tips to scoring a touchdown with your guests.
50 Indoor Activities for Kids
Keeping kids active indoors on long winter days can be a challenge. I have two little girls, ages 6 and 8, and my twin sister Janice has a 6-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.
Why Moms Love the BISSELL PowerGlide® Vacuum with Lift-Off® Technology
BISSELL introduced the PowerGlide® Vacuum with Lift-Off® Technology to moms at the 2013 Type-A Conference in Atlanta. They share their reactions and favorite features.
Mom Cleaning Confessions
Moms at the 2013 Type-A Parent Conference share their cleaning confessions with BISSELL.
More Mom Cleaning Confessions
The moms at Type-A Parent Conference share even more cleaning confessions.
10 Spring Cleaning Tips
It's time to spring-clean — and we have 10 tips to make your cleaning easier, faster and even more fun!