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Aug 18, 2019
7 Cordless Stick Vacuums That Will Leave Your Floors Spotless
For most people, vacuuming is a chore they don't exactly look forward to, and it's no wonder: Having to maneuver a big, clunky vacuum complete with a bothersome cord throughout your home that...
Aug 17, 2019
10 Ways to Eliminate Shoe Odor With Things You Have Around the House
The kids had a sweaty summer, and their shoes sure smell like it. The good news is, you already have all you need at home to fix this stinky problem, and you won’t have to replace any shoes in the...
Aug 15, 2019
How to Clean Your BBQ — You'll Never Guess the Secret Component
It's always easy to find volunteers to cook the barbecue, but to clean it? Not so much… Rather than leaving the barbecue to clean until next time (something we're all guilty of), here are five...
Aug 14, 2019
9 Clever Hacks That'll Save You Time and Money Around the House
When it comes to saving money (and time!) at home, a little can go a long way. Whether you want to keep your plants fresh while on vacation without hiring someone to water them, or you're looking...
Aug 9, 2019
How to Remove Oil Stains From Clothing, Tablecloths, and Napkins
Cooking and eating can be a messy business, especially if you've got little ones. An enthusiastic cheese or pasta dish can leave clothes, tablecloths, and napkins splattered with tough-to-remove...
Aug 8, 2019
How to Clean Suede Shoes So They're Spotless Again
From summer sandals to winter boots, there's no question that suede looks chic all year round. But to keep your favorite pair fresh, you'll need to learn how to clean suede shoes properly. The...
Aug 7, 2019
Why You Should Clean Your Mattress — And, How Do It Like a Pro
Cleaning your mattress might not be at the top of your to-do list right now — but maybe it should be. A clean mattress can help prevent icky dust and pest infestations, but can also promote a...
Aug 4, 2019
Martha Stewart’s Hack for Removing Stuck-On Stickers Will Blow Your Mind
Martha Stewart is the queen of all things do-it-yourself. Whether it’s whipping up the perfect recipe or creating the most amazing DIY home crafts, Martha is our go-to when it comes to the home....
Jul 28, 2019
Eliminate Seasonal Shedding with the Best Vacuum Cleaners for Pet Hair
Dogs and cats are great and we can’t imagine life without them, but living with pets that shed all over the place can be tiresome. Apart from getting on your clothes and seemingly everywhere in...
Jul 25, 2019
Why You Shouldn't Bother Using Hot Water to Wash Your Clothes
In news that is guaranteed to rock your world and change the way your do laundry forever, hot water is no longer considered necessary when washing clothes. Hear us out. Washing machine...
Jul 14, 2019
How to Unclog Your Drains With Baking Soda and Vinegar
If you’ve got yourself a backed-up kitchen sink or clogged bathtub, then we’ve got just the hack for you. Drain-cleaning solutions can be costly, and they’re laden with toxic chemicals, so aren't...
Jun 11, 2019
10 Genius Uses for Leftover Soap Scraps
Sometimes tossing your leftover soap scraps in the garbage seems easier than melting them down to make a new bar. But doing so means you're missing out on almost a dozen creative ways to use old...
Jun 9, 2019
14 Unexpected Ways to Use Dryer Sheets Around the House
It turns out that dryer sheets are good for more than just making your linens smell like heaven. These small cloths are typically used to remove static electricity during your dry cycle that causes...
May 27, 2019
10 Easy Cleaning Hacks That Just Call For Baking Soda
Do you ever feel like you are constantly cleaning the house, and in turn, constantly buying a bunch of cleaning products? Well, something you already have in your pantry can save you a lot of your...
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...