Stay at Home Dad’s Guide to Cleaning

Back again with some more useful, quick tips. Like I said, staying at home and rushing to meet three children’s schedules is no picnic. Mine don’t even have soccer practice, ballet, or anything like that. Of course, half the fun is kid wrangling once I meet their deadlines, but that’s for another article.

This time we’re going to talk about all our dirty little secrets; or, at least our little secrets for dealing with dirt. Let’s face it, no one likes to clean. Okay, a few do, but only a few. I’ll admit I find doing the dishes a great way to take out aggression. Nonetheless, we have to keep the place clean.

As I said before, kids are around enough dirt and germs; we don’t need it collecting in the house as well. I have a small place, and too much stuff. Three children and two adults living in cramped quarters can easily turn that decadent living room into a war zone. It really isn’t that hard to keep everything up to par, though.

Just follow the given points in a systematic manner and you would find that there is no need to hire some house cleaning service to do the job as everything can be managed easily without any trouble even though the kids have to be advised not to throw mess and muck around.

  • Keep Up:

Don’t let messes go for too long. Dirty dish? It needs to go to the kitchen, not the coffee table? Empty can of soda or juice box? Man invented trash cans simply for this purpose. This is really a simple concept a lot of people forget. We get busy and we’re running round doing a million things at once, and we say “Oh, I’ll get to that later.” Every time you hear yourself utter or even begin to say this, stop and think of how busy you’ll be later. If you notice it, you have enough time to take care of it now. My children even help with this. The other day, I was cleaning a mess my 7 month old had made, wiping the food from her face with a wet wipe. I put it on the table next to me, and said “I’ll get to that in a minute, once I lay her down.” My two year old walked over, grabbed the wet wipe and said in a very loud and clear voice “Noooooo.” He then walked to the kitchen and put it in the trash. He came back around the corner, pointing toward the trash and said “There, Daddy. There.” His point was made.

  • Multi-task:

Another relatively easy concept. I don’t have a dish washer, so the dishes need to soak and then I scrub them, rinse them, and then dry them. While the dishes are soaking, I start a load of laundry. Then, I start at my next area (see next note) and pick up a few things. Then, I go back to the dishes. In-between all this, I take a few minutes to check emails and posts, etc., but ONLY a few minutes. There are some tasks like this you don’t have to be doing, but take time. Letting the cleaning solution soak into the accumulated grime on the stove is another good example.

  • Focus on an area:

Look, if you try to run all around the house and do everything at once you’re either going to fail, take too long, or wear yourself out. I usually start in my kitchen, near the door to the outside. Then, work my way from that corner toward the rest of the room. From there, I hit the living room, where it meets the kitchen, work my way to the other side. Then, the hallway, bedrooms and bathroom (one at a time). Just do everything in steps. Otherwise, it will quickly seem that you’re not accomplish anything, you will slow down, and feel/be defeated.

Frigidaire 36″ Self-Cleaning Oven with AutoLatch Review

When you think of Frigidaire, I bet you don’t think of high-style and world-class cooking options. But, you would be mistaken if you did not consider this manufacturer to be one of high-class. One of the main reasons why I highly suggest a luxury Frigidaire gas range is because it still contains all of the engineering that has made this company so popular, but with enhanced features. It’s like buying your favorite movie on DVD when all you’ve had is VHS. One of the best examples of this company’s luxury gas range line is the Frigidaire 36″ Self-Cleaning Oven with AutoLatch, Model: PLGF659EC. This gas range has all of the standard features that this company is known for, but you’ll be surprised to discover exactly what sets this gas range apart from the rest.The first feature that really makes this gas range so unique are the various cooking elements. One the upper part of this product, or the cooking range, you are able to use a total of five different burners. All of these burners are sealed, which allow for easy clean up, and they also come with an added benefit of having a ceramic glass cooktop, which makes it a breeze to clean. The heat output for each of the burners is different, which is what gives this gas range is cooking versatility. The various BTUs for each of the burners are as follows: (1) 12,000 BTU, (1) 14,000 BTU, (1) 16,000 BTU, (1) 9,500 BTU sealed burner and there is also a simmer burner that ranges from 675 BTUs to 5,000 BTUs. These various burners are designed to provide you the ultimate cooking experience, ranging from extremely hot, which will boil pasta quickly, to very low, which is perfect for simmering sensitive food items. With this device, you can easily cook and prepare your food. You will also avoid food waste so you no longer have to throw your leftover to dumpster rental Lakeland, FL. It will also save you a lot of time and energy because this appliance has a self-cleaning technology.

Another feature that was placed inside of this gas range concern the oven. Inside of the oven Frigidaire has placed the Vari-Broil Temperature Control System. This temperature system accurately allows you to choose the temperature for the broiler, which will then spread the same temperature throughout the entire oven. You will notice a difference in the way this system cooks your foods because there are no “hotspots” in the oven cavity, and your food is broiled evenly, no matter how large the item is. Of course, this gas range comes in an ultra-sophisticated exterior that is outfitted in stainless steel. With the black control panel and the stainless sleet doors, handles and backsplash, this gas range will add a classical/modern appearance to any kitchen. But, the best part about this oven is it’s priced. Its MSRP is only $1,824 but you will be able to find this gas range much lower depending on where you buy it.