Cleaning Tips

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Advice for keeping your home and yard clean -- quickly and easily.
Take advantage of the mild fall weather to tackle some landscaping tasks that need to be finished before winter arrives. By completing these chores now, you will be able to jump right in when spring arrives....
Turn on the TV and you'll realize many characters are so busy getting into trouble, they have to hire a housekeeper to help tidy the house and keep everything going smoothly. These housekeepers add a touch...
The holidays are upon us, and that means parties, overnight guests and loads of entertaining. Is your home ready for company? Before you get too overwhelmed with your “to-do” list, concentrate...
No matter how much ghoulish fun you and your little ones have on Halloween, nothing can be scarier than the messes left behind after a fun night of ghostly partying and sticky trick-or-treating.Cleaning...
Are you interested in homemade cleaning products to replace commercial products with harsh chemicals? If so, using natural substances for cleaning can also help improve the air quality in your home.It...
Figuring out how to declutter your home should be easy, but let's face it, life is messy. More things come in than go out every day. You may not notice the clutter until your in-laws decide to pop...
You probably have a bottle of vinegar in your pantry. You know that you can use vinegar for cooking, and you may love balsamic vinegar on your salad, but did you know there are also countless helpful vinegar...
From pet odors to dusty TVs, every home has cleaning challenges. Whether you're a homeowner or a professional cleaner, you need to know how to solve these problems. Need help cleaning your home? Hire...
The non-natural cleaners you use to clean your house may get things clean, but they might not be making your home, or you, healthier. When you see what a splash of bleach does to clothing, you can imagine...
Doing house chores can take all day -- by the time you finish the last one, it feels like it's time to start over again. Tackle your household chores and save time with these 22 easy-to-implement tips: Include...
Think Epsom salts are just for sore feet? Think again! There are endless possibilities inside one bag of Epsom salt -- check out 29 clever Epsom salt uses here: Grow Better ProduceSpraying tomatoes...
Sniffling, coughing, watery eyes. These symptoms sound familiar? They're common allergy complaints. Whether you’re a professional housekeeper who serves clients with allergies, or you're...
Would it surprise you to learn that quite a few people create their own homemade laundry detergent? Moms often choose to make homemade laundry soap to save money, while others simply want to reduce the...
Kids seem to get into everything, and the state of their clothing proves it. There are many commercial cleaners on the market that claim to make fabrics as good as new, but what about a homemade stain...
Baking soda is one of the most versatile things you will find in your pantry. Everyone knows that baking soda can freshen your fridge or make your cookies fluffy, but there are surprising baking soda uses...
Forget monsters in the closet. Your monsters are in the kitchen, the bathroom, the playroom -- all over your house. And they're not just scary; they're dirty, dusty and disorganized. They're...
As lives become busier, over-scheduled and more stressful, it's easy to gravitate towards the latest products that promise to make annoying chores even easier. Need a bathroom cleaner? On your next trip...
While everyone wants a sparkling house, getting there can be...well, a chore. For working and stay-at-home moms alike, jam-packed schedules often limit the time available for cleaning, and it can be easy...
To celebrate International Housekeepers Week (this year it takes place September 8th - 14th), we decided to check in with some of the country's top cleaning experts: hotel housekeepers. The housekeepers...
Keeping a kitchen clean is about staying on top of the situation rather than letting yourself get crushed under the elephantine weight of the situation...
Spring cleaning season is here again. Hurray! (Or groan.) Whether you love doing away with winter cobwebs or you cringe at the sight of a feather duster, now is a great time to freshen up your home.While...
Cleaning your home can be a difficult task, no matter the size, and finding the perfect products can be confusing, especially with all the options available. When you hire a housekeeper, they usually...
Taking care of our environment is a process that starts at home. Everything from aerosol cans to harmful cleaning chemicals can affect the earth's delicate balance, and there are plenty of easy ways...
Babies and toddlers are natural explorers who use all five of their senses to discover the world. While you may marvel at how your little one sees, touches, hears and even smells to learn more about his...
Here's your anti-spring cleaning article. We asked busy parents and bloggers who actually don't dread cleaning what their secret is to keeping an organized, neat home. We gave them each a specific...
No one intentionally decides to become a hoarder. The American Psychiatric Association describes it as a mental disorder -- one characterized by the strong, compulsive need to hold onto possessions,...
It's a fact of life: Kids are messy. As a parent, you probably spend a lot of time cleaning up the messes your child makes, but stain removal is one of the toughest jobs. If you know various stain...
When my daughter developed a cough that seemed to last forever, my husband and I were baffled. Was it a remnant of her most recent cold, or was she developing an allergy to dust mites hiding in her bedroom?
Two words are about to solve a few of your top problems as a parent -- natural disinfectant.You spent the afternoon making the latest, greatest play dough recipe that Pinterest has to offer. Everything...
Penicillin, car seats, DVDs. We have much to be grateful for when it comes to modern day parenting. But perhaps the single greatest breakthrough when it comes to ushering small people into adulthood is...
Not sure how to clean off built-up food residue from pots and pans? Or your dark and cloudy toaster oven window? It's easy if you know how! And you don't need a thousand pricey cleaning products...
Who doesn't want a tidy, organized house? Household chores might feel overwhelming, but once you break the tasks down and work them into daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal lists, you'll see how...
As adults, we understand that yard work is a necessary (and frequently unpleasant) chore associated with home ownership. But to children, it can be a fun adventure. The challenge is to keep the kiddos...
If your kitchen is so greasy that it glistens or if your kids have taken to drawing in the dust, it might be time to seek professional help to scrub the spots that will make the place shine. "When...
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