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May 23, 2019
7 Cleaning Checklists for Every Room in the Home
Dig or dread it, giving your home a thorough clean is a great way to cut through the clutter that has accumulated during the past several months you've spent ignoring it. Your home will be bathed...
May 22, 2019
How to Clean Any Mattress — Even After Kids Have an 'Accident'
There are no magic tricks when it comes to knowing how to clean a mattress. That said, all you need are a few key ingredients (which you probably already have in your cupboard at home), elbow...
May 20, 2019
This $6 Product Makes Cleaning Your Jewelry So Easy
You know those beautiful diamond earrings your husband surprised you with for your anniversary? Perhaps they don't shine as bright as they used to, through no fault of your own. Jewelry becomes...
May 17, 2019
What's the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder, Really?
Have you ever realized you are out of baking soda in the middle of making chocolate chop cookies and wondered if you could just use some baking powder instead? The answer is no — but what gives?...
May 6, 2019
11 Dirty Places in Your Home You're Probably Forgetting to Clean
Most of us clean everyday just by doing the dishes, wiping down the counters, or taking out the trash. But the reason these things are done so frequently is because they're visible. So what about...
Apr 25, 2019
What is Pink Mold — And How Do You Get Rid of It?
Have you noticed the grout in your shower turning an odd shade of pink? Or maybe your toilet bowl is suddenly sporting some strangely rosy hues? Although we love the sweet shade in a bouquet of...
Apr 22, 2019
How to Find the Best Electric Pressure Washer for Your Budget
Tired of looking at your weathered deck or riding around in your dingy car? A pressure washer is the perfect tool to get things clean and looking like new. However, finding the best pressure washer...
Apr 18, 2019
7 Ways to Clean Your Shower Using Natural Products
Keeping a shower sparkling clean has traditionally meant gathering up a small arsenal of harsh cleaning products: bleach, ammonia, disinfectants, sulfuric acids, and air fresheners. While these...
Apr 15, 2019
Soap Nuts Are a Cheap Alternative for Shampoo, Laundry Detergent, and Household Cleaners
Soap nuts — which actually aren't nuts, but husks from the fruit of the sapindus mukorossi tree — are a natural cleaning product that really works! These Ayurvedic superstars have a wide range of...
Apr 15, 2019
The Best Essential Oils for Cleaning — And How to Use Them
Essential oils aren't just used for aromatherapy. Many pure essential oils have powerful antiseptic and antiviral properties that make them very effective for a number of household cleaning...
Apr 11, 2019
12 Tips for Keeping a Healthy Home
Scary fact: Pollution levels inside our homes can be up to five times higher than those outdoors, thanks to a combination of household chemicals, cooking odors, mold, and allergens all congregating...
Apr 9, 2019
13 Natural Cleaning Products That Really Work
When it comes to natural cleaning products, many folks are skeptical as to how effective they actually are. We know products with harsh chemicals get the job done, but on the other hand, we want to...
Apr 5, 2019
10 Brilliant Uses for White Vinegar That Make Life Easier
If you thought you knew all of white vinegar's uses, think again. Sure, you can use white vinegar for laundry; it'll do the trick when it comes to keeping whites bright, removing mildewy odors from...
Apr 4, 2019
7 Ways to Spider-Proof Your House and Garden
Every year we hear news of a serious increase in numbers of spiders. (Fun fact: Bees are more deadly than a lot spiders.) Most spiders we find in our homes are harmless and are actually great for...
Apr 2, 2019
9 Old-Fashioned Cleaning Tricks That Work
Imagine your grandmother's home; we bet it's clean and tidy. Neat as a pin, right? Every surface dusted and polished, books and magazines tucked away out of sight, and never a crumb to be seen on...
Mar 26, 2019
8 Expert Tips for Getting Organized Without Spending Tons of Cash
You don't have to spend hundreds on storage solutions. FIRST talked to experts for low-cost strategies to get get your whole house under control. 1. Snag seasonal deal on storage tubs. Natasha...
Mar 22, 2019
How to Clean Your Home in Less Than 30 Minutes
Do you constantly feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to finish everything? Is your to-do list more like a constant reminder of what you haven't managed to get done? Between work, kids,...
Mar 20, 2019
15 Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can Do in Under a Minute
In need of some quick spring cleaning ideas? We’ve got you covered! Instead of writing a lengthy spring cleaning checklist, we’ve rounded up more than a dozen easy tasks that take less than a...
Mar 15, 2019
11 Budget-Friendly Products That Will Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze
There's no way to sugarcoat it: Cleaning is, quite literally, always such a chore. When the weather gets nice and we start thinking about refreshing our home with some spring cleaning, it can be...
Mar 13, 2019
How to Get Rid of Lingering Smells on Your Silicone Trays
Whether you’re sticking them in the freezer for ice cubes or filling them with batter for cupcakes, silicone trays can come in serious handy. Unfortunately, they also tend to absorb the aroma of...
Mar 9, 2019
How to Get Rid of Odor From Smelly Towels
We all love the fresh smell of clean laundry when it comes out of the dryer — it’s like taking in a breath of crisp spring air. But when it comes to towels, after some time, things can get a bit...
Mar 8, 2019
Remove Pesky Tomato Sauce Stains From Tupperware With Baking Soda
If all the Tupperware you own is tinged with red, you need to know how to remove tomato sauce stains from plastic. There's nothing more frustrating that scrubbing, and scrubbing, and scrubbing to...
Mar 6, 2019
9 Best Wet/Dry Vacuums Under $100
Clean your home, garage, and car without busting your budget by picking up the best wet/dry vacs under $100. If there's one appliance all homeowners should own its a wet/dry vac. From projects to...
Mar 2, 2019
3 Hacks That Prevent or Eliminate Garbage Can Odor Without Fancy Cleaning Products
If you’re like us and you’re active in the kitchen, chances are you’ve had to deal with odor coming from your kitchen trash cans. A smelly garbage can is caused by different things, but the main is...
Mar 1, 2019
8 Clever Ways to Use Nail Polish Remover for More Than Just Your Manicure
Nail polish remover is one of those products we just always seem to have in our homes. You just never know when you’ll want switch up your DIY manicure — but have you ever tried using the liquid in...
Feb 26, 2019
Flour Is the Secret to a Stainless Steel Sink That Shines Like New
There's nothing more satisfying than looking at a freshly polished stainless steel sink. Of course, keeping it so bright and sparkly is a whole different story. There are many ways to polish a...
Feb 20, 2019
Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh with This Essential Oil Vacuum Hack
Your windows are bolted shut, the heat is on high, and there's a staleness in the air — welcome to your home come the dead of winter. While extremely common, that lingering odor that you just can't...
Feb 19, 2019
15 Sneaky Causes of Clutter You Can Conquer This Spring
Can clutter actually lead to unhappiness? It seems like a dramatic statement, but there could be a lot of truth to these words. According to psychologist Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., the...
Feb 2, 2019
How to Clean the Kitchen Quickly and Painlessly
Cleaning the kitchen is a chore many of us dread. But transforming the space from a room filled with dirty dishes and sticky spills to one that sparkles isn't as hard or as time-consuming as you...
Jan 30, 2019
10 Uses for Aspirin That Will Make Life Less of a Headache
There's nothing better than making the most out of what you already have lying around the house. As it turns out, your medicine cabinet may be holding the secret to some of your cleaning and...