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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Weekend Wrap-up « musings from a mom
    December 7, 2008 @ 12:14 pm

    […] Barbi wrote a post on 13 Ways to be a Better Homemaker – bet your sweet bippy I’m printing this one […]


  2. 25 Ways to Live 25 Hours a Day | Marc and Angel Hack Life
    March 2, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

    […] Use the right tools. – “It’s easy to be a better housekeeper when you have the right tools.  If your current tools make you work harder or make the task take a long time, consider investing in supplies that will make your life easier.  There are many housekeeping tools available such as multipurpose spray cleaners, lightweight vacuums and steam cleaners, and disinfecting wipes that can be used for more than one task and save you time and money.” –  via Homemaker Barbi […]


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    November 11, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by OrnamentsByJennifer, Danelle Ice. Danelle Ice said: 13 Ways to Be a Better Housekeeper […]


  4. Lina Notte
    March 12, 2011 @ 6:41 am

    I actually cry sometimes wishing my house was always clean and get so overwhelmed. I have three small children and everytime I start a cleaning a project with declutterring, I have to stop to take care of my childrens needs and then wind up three steps backwards. I am so overwhelmed, what do I do? Overwhelmed and Depressed I feel like the worst housekeeper/wife in the world! , Lina Notte


    • Bev
      April 3, 2012 @ 7:13 am

      Dear Lina
      I am a granny (as they call grandmas here in England). I grew up on a farm in Canada and my mother had five children in just over 4 years (now she really did have a lot on, as she helped my dad run a farm). I think one thing you can do is to involve your children as much as possible. I once astonished my daughter and her husband by enlisting the help of my two small grandchildren to tidy up the very messy bedroom they shared. When the parents returned from a shopping trip, they couldn’t believe how much we had done. I can’t remember exactly, but I think the girl was about 4 and the boy was 2 at the time.

      Another thing which I find very useful is setting a timer and seeing how much you can accomplish in say, 20 minutes. This gives you momentum and you want to set the timer for another 20 minutes, because you want to see further results.

      Hope this is helpful.


  5. Fit2B Mama
    April 14, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Haha! I am putting off housework right now while reading this blog about housework! #ironic But really, love these tips. Especially the one about the apron. I always try to turn my housework into a workout by putting it all together. String a few total-body sweepings or moppings together, and that’s a 30 minute calorie-burning multi-tasking event!


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