Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, June 27, 2014


Cleaning Day

These are the cleaning products I use most often

Bee's Wax for polishing the antique furniture
Dr. Bonner's Castile Soap for almost everything else that needs a wash
And if there are stubborn stains, 
Bon Ami
(a local company by the way -- if you count Kansas City as local)

Microfiber cloths and a chamois
The chamois is the best for dusting furniture
(I learned that secret from an English butler)

And for the floors,
there is always the Dyson in the closet
And the Shark steamer in the back hall.

I do tidy daily
with a quick "hoover - ing" and a wipe down of tabletops if need be.

The kitchen gets more attention,
the floors get a sweep and a wet mopping at least once a day
And the countertops get a good wipe after each meal.

I think it must be the German in me,
but I do love to clean!


Anonymous said...

Great tips to know. I like a clean house too!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Even when I'm busy with other projects, they will wait so I can keep the house clean too. Love our Dyson.

Entertaining Women said...

I had to giggle...the whole time I was reading, I kept saying, "Martha has to be German."...and indeed you are! I'll give the chamois a try. Cherry Kay