This is not a blog that will provide you with regular housekeeping tips. If I tried to pull that off, my friends would call bullshit and I'd be exposed as a poseur. I have admitted in the past to be an unashamed fan of Martha Stewart. Very few
none of her tips ever make it into my daily routine- save one. I love to slip into a freshly made bed each night. Even though I'm a bit of a procrastinator with my household duties, I am fastidious with my bed. I clean the sheets at least once a week and I press the pillowcases and top sheet using a fragrant linen spray after each laundering.
I'm not sure how to accurately describe this fragrance, but it's light and fresh and instantly soothing. Taking the time to press the pillowcases and top sheet also makes for an extra comfortable sleep. My iGoogle home page had a Tip of the Day from Miss Martha last week that advised readers to take the extra couple minutes to make their bed each morning, because it encourages you to keep your entire bedroom clean. I'm going to concur with the domestic diva. It's a lot harder to overlook piles of laundry when your bed is sweet smelling and crisply made.
I also use the linen spray on bathroom towels and as a post vacuum carpet freshener. I spray it on my vacuum filters and use it as a quick deodorizer if company shows up unexpectedly. You can order it off the website or find it at the retailers mentioned above.