Cleaning

Make your home sparkle with tips, tricks and ideas for everyday upkeep and spring cleaning.

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  • 4 Ways to Clean a Dirty Grill>>

    Do you dread having to scrub your grill clean? Try one of these quick and easy ways that involve a little baking soda, a plastic bag or some WD-40.>>

  • 5 Handy Tool Substitutes>>

    Sometimes, while in the middle of a repair job, you may find you're missing the one tool that’s perfect for the job. Not to worry! We've got five handy replacement tools to use when you don't have the real thing.>>

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Digital Files>>

    The digital age helps us save on space and paper, but it also means we have to be diligent to avoid losing items such as special photos and tax records. Follow these five steps to help ensure your digital files remain safe.>>

  • Stain Removal Tips>>

    You’ve just spilled red wine on a white tablecloth, dripped orange juice down your dress and dropped a strawberry on your couch. Apart from being incredibly unlucky, you’ve also created some stains that can be a little tricky to remove.>>

  • 5 Ways to Create More Storage Space>>

    Whether your current residence is a small-sized condo or a large detached house, you’re likely always looking for extra storage space. Take a good look around your home, and with a little ingenuity, you’ll find some areas that can be turned into additional space. Need some help? Here are five interesting space-saving tricks for your home.>>

  • Top Ten Rules for Regifting>>

    Some say it’s cheap, others say it’s frugal; some say it’s unforgivable and still others say it’s simply another form of recycling. But no matter what anyone says, regifting is here to stay! So here’s how to do it guilt-free—and how to not get caught.>>

  • 6 Tips for Caring for the Kitchen Stove>>

    Stoves have simple working parts, and, with occasional repair and regular cleaning, yours should keep on serving you and your family for decades. Here are six tips to help keep the kitchen stove in good shape>>

  • 8 Tips for Organizing Your Laundry Room>>

    Do you dread doing laundry? Are the piles growing out of control? Putting it off won’t make it go away. Let’s face it—dirty laundry is a fact of life. But doing laundry becomes less of a chore when you have an efficient, pleasing room to do it in. If you want to create a laundry room that not only looks good but also works well, here are some tips to help.>>

  • The Legendary Guide to Cleaning>>

    Dost thou feel like you’re fighting a losing battle with dirt? The secret to defeating your demons lies in the ten golden rules of cleaning. If you feel like house cleaning is a daunting and interminable task check out these smart tips. Adopt the age-old cleaning strategies we suggest, and you'll finally be able to get your home sparkling clean before the turn of the century.>>

  • Long Life for Your Appliances>>

    Appliances eventually wear out. Certain parts simply fail with time. It’s inevitable. But appliance abuse and neglect can speed up the breakdown rate of washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, and dishwashers, helping keep appliance repairmen busy. Here are some of the most common ways homeowners contribute to appliance demise, along with advice for avoiding these errors.>>

  • 5 Bed Mattress Care Tips>>

    Mattresses typically last around ten years, but a few simple procedures can add years to their lives and improve your sleep comfort as well.>>

  • 6 Good Kitchen Habits to Develop>>

    Get savvy in the kitchen by adopting these easy organizational habits. By incorporating these actions into your daily routine, you’ll save time as well as have a kitchen that looks spotless.>>

  • The Clutter Reduction Plan>>

    Need to get your home organized? Try these ideas for cutting the time you spend on life's unavoidable chores—leaving you more space for the things that really matter.>>

  • Fire Safety for Seniors>>

    Beyond the age of 65, older people are increasingly at risk from accidental fires that can quickly turn fatal. Learn how to keep your elderly relatives safe in the event of a fire.>>

  • Organize Your Closet>>

    Nothing starts a day off on the wrong note faster than when you cannot find the belt that goes with a particular outfit, the other shoe or the right shirt. The average person spends 55 minutes a day looking for misplaced items. Regardless of the size of your closet, having this room organized sets us off ready to face the world.>>

  • Your Guide to Spring Cleaning>>

    Spring is here and it's time to round up all those dust bunnies. Use our guide to find everything you need to know about spring cleaning. Get your home healthy, clean and organized so you're ready for summer fun.>>

  • 8 Steps to Decluttering Your Garage>>

    The garage often becomes a catch-all space for all the extra stuff we have, so putting the necessary thought into organizing it is an excellent investment of time.>>

  • De-Icing Your Driveway the Right Way>>

    Sure, we like snow. And with winter approaching, there will be plenty of it. But with snow comes ice, and with ice comes slipping—which means it’s time to think about keeping your walkway safe. But in doing so, keep your garden’s integrity in mind.  >>

  • Thinking Inside the Box>>

    While your home isn’t likely to expand over the years the amount of stuff you accumulate is bound to grow exponentially. If your home seems to be overrun by things check out our small-space storage solutions, and make some space for yourself in your house. >>

  • Healthy Home Checkup>>

    We may not be able to have a huge impact on the outdoor air we inhale, but we can control the quality of the air under our own roofs. Breathe easier by checking the following hot spots and implementing the suggested changes for making yours a healthier home. >>

  • Spring Cleaning For Your Pantry>>

    Now that you’ve reorganized the linen closet and cleaned out the refrigerator, it’s time to look in the pantry. If you’re afraid to even open the door, it’s definitely time for some spring cleaning in there. Take inventory to see what canned goods are hiding at the back of your shelves, and find a way to use them up before the labels fade. Here are some simple ideas for how to use canned goods up quickly.>>

  • Spring Cleaning Made Simple>>

    Dreading the expenses and time commitment of the spring cleaning ritual? This season save your time, money, and energy with these cleaning tricks.>>

  • On-the-Spot Stain Solutions>>

    Stains can happen suddenly at any time when you're out getting a bite to eat. You can prevent them from setting in with these easy tips.>>

  • Defining Clutter>>

    You've lost your emotional attachment, can't see the value anymore, and feel anxious when you even think about it. Time to break up…with your clutter. >>

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