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Nov 7, 2018 1:30 pm
How to Clean Up Quickly After All the Thanksgiving Dinner Guests Have Gone
There’s no doubt about it: cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner is the worst part of Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve worked hard to prepare a delicious meal for the family, cleaned the house from top...
Nov 1, 2018 11:36 am
How a 'Decluttering November' Can Transform Your Whole House Before the Holidays
Like many Americans, I like to shop. I enjoy hunting through thrift stores, antique malls, and vintage shops, searching for treasures. I make online purchases. And I buy new items in...
Oct 30, 2018 11:30 am
18 Little-Known Ways Witch Hazel Can Improve Your Whole Life
Hamamelis virginiana, more commonly referred to as witch hazel, is a household staple that most of us have in our bathroom medicine cabinets. But what does witch hazel do, exactly? Turns out, there...
Oct 26, 2018 6:30 pm
Stick Burned Baking Sheets Back in the Oven for Pans That Shine Like New
If your once shiny baking pans are now constellations of blackened bits that stay put no matter how hard you scrub, you need to know how to clean burned baking sheets. Lucky for you, it's pretty...
Oct 24, 2018 10:30 am
Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Windows With Coffee Filters
There's nothing quite as satisfying as looking out into your backyard through streak-free windows, but getting the glass sparkly clean is an entirely different story. We all think we know how to...
Sep 26, 2018 11:30 am
Sprinkling Tang in Your Dishwasher Is the Surprising Way to Keep It Clean — Here's How
If you're sick and tired of dealing with gunked-up dishes and glasses that don't look much cleaner than when you first put them in your dishwasher, you may think it's time to get a new machine....
Sep 18, 2018 9:30 am
Put Down That Vacuum: A Paint Roller Is the Secret to Dust-Free Window Screens
Cracking open a window is a cheap way to cool your house, but you need to know how to clean a window screen to maximize your savings. Fortunately, there's an easy way to do this — even if you're...
Sep 16, 2018 7:30 pm
5 Simple Steps Anyone Can Take to Have a Less Cluttered and More Organized Home
First up, let's get the "Was I born with it?" question out of the way. Yes, some studies show there might be a gene associated with neatness, but there are also a few that say there's not — so...
Sep 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Slip a Paper-Towel Roll Over a Vacuum Nozzle to Unstick the Grit Around Windows
There's something so oddly satisfying about vacuuming. Watching every speck of dirt and dust disappear makes us truly feel like our home is spotless — except when we encounter those hard-to-reach...
Sep 9, 2018 10:30 am
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...
Sep 4, 2018 2:30 pm
There's a 'Right' Order to Cleaning Tasks in Your House — Are You Following It?
Everyone thinks they know how to clean a house like a professional, but according to an actual expert, most people get it wrong. Kadi Dulude, owner of Wizard of Homes NYC, says that the most common...
Aug 31, 2018 3:30 pm
How to Recycle Old or Broken Christmas Lights
With Christmas right around the corner, it's officially the time to deck the halls and decorate our trees. But if you noticed a light on your tree that won't sparkle on one side or you just want to...
Aug 24, 2018 3:00 pm
How to Defeat the 'Behind Closed Doors' Clutter
Quick, guests are coming over! Hide everything away in the closet — problem solved, right? If you're the type to manage your clutter in this style, decluttering expert Peter Walsh has some advice...
Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm
5 Low-Cost Ways to Pep Up Your Car so It Looks New Again
Would you rather spend about $36,000 or about $3,000 for a new car? Before you plunk down about $36,000 — the average new car price reported by Kelley Blue Book — take a look at your current ride....
Aug 18, 2018 2:00 pm
The Best Ways to Polish Granite Countertops so They Sparkle Like New
Figuring out how to clean granite countertops is one of the biggest challenges homeowners face after renovating their kitchens. While resilient, granite countertops are still susceptible to...
Jul 22, 2018 12:00 pm
7 Ways Color-Coding Can Organize Your Life
They're the two little words that can divide crowds: color coded. But whether you swear by the organizational powers a few hues can bestow, or shudder at its mere mention, there's no denying that...
Jul 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Your Washing Machine Has a Secret Drain Trap That Needs to Be Cleaned Out If You Want It to Work Properly
If you're a busy mom with lots of clothes to wash, you need to know how to clean a washing machine drain. "Wait, but I've never done that before — why should I start now?" you might say to...
Jul 12, 2018 8:00 am
How to Remove Dried Wax So You Can Reuse Your Favorite Candle Jars
There’s nothing quite like the scent of lavender or DIY soy candles burning in your bathroom after a stressful day. But, if you haven’t learned how to clean out candle jars, you might be racking...
Jul 10, 2018 4:21 pm
The Best Ways to Get a Spotless Carpet Without Renting a Steam Cleaner
If your house has carpet — plus kids or pets — then you need to know how to deep clean carpet without a steam cleaner. Because let’s face it, mud and red fruit punch are not a good combination,...
Jul 7, 2018 12:00 pm
How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets so They Shine Like New
If you have dirty kitchen anxiety, wondering how to clean kitchen cabinets so they sparkle like new is something you think about often. You know that hard to remove, slightly sticky cabinet grime...
Jun 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Teeny-Tiny Vacuums That Keep Your Desk Crumb-Free Exist and We Can't Get Over How Cute They Are
It's an undeniable fact that our desks are basically our second homes. And just like our living spaces, we often get too bogged down with day-to-day tasks to actually keep them spruced up. Not to...
Jun 8, 2018 4:00 pm
There's a 20-Minute Cleanup Routine That Will Quell All Your Dirty-Kitchen Anxieties
Do you ever look up from the dinner table and marvel at the state of your kitchen? "How did things get so messy?" you wonder as you notice the remains of this morning's coffee still in the pot. You...
May 21, 2018 1:00 pm
How to Clean Your Mattress in Three Painless Steps
There are no magic tricks when it comes to knowing how to clean a mattress. All you need are a few key ingredients (which you’re likely to have in your cupboard at home), elbow grease, and...
May 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Super-Satisfying Power Washing Videos Are Taking Over the Internet
If the recent internet sensation of pimple-popping videos has completely grossed you out, a new viral craze might be more up your alley. Pressure-washing and power-washing videos are just as...
May 15, 2018 8:00 am
15 Sneaky Causes of Clutter You Can Conquer This Spring
Can clutter actually lead to unhappiness? It seems like a dramatic statement, but there is definite truth to these words. According to one psychologist, the “clutter effect” is very real, and it...
May 11, 2018 9:00 am
8 Design Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Cluttered
Do you often spend hours cleaning your home but never really achieve the clean and clutter-free space you were hoping for? There are several factors — or "clutter culprits" as we like to call them...
May 9, 2018 8:00 am
19 Unexpected Things in Your Home You Should Be Cleaning More Often
Sure, you might vacuum your floors, scrub down your counters, and wash your bed linens every week, but there are other parts of your house you're probably neglecting. The rule of thumb for most...
Apr 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Getting Rid of Fruit Flies and Gnats at Home Is Way Simpler Than You Think
We love indulging in all of our favorite fruits when they're in season, but keeping them in the house always raises the issues of how to best get rid of fruit flies and gnats. It seems they're...
Apr 13, 2018 9:00 am
New 'Everything-Proof' Coating Is on the Way to Save You From Spills
Imagine a world in which you could accidentally spill coffee all over your computer or phone, and it would be perfectly safe. Or maybe take your imagination even further to a world where you...
Apr 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Harmful Bacteria Is Often Found in New Clothes, Experts Warn
As if we needed another reason to wash new clothes before wearing them! After hearing a super-gross report about bad bacteria possibly lurking in newly purchased clothes, we'll definitely be making...