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The Ultimate Household Chore List

Having trouble keeping your house clean and organized? Here are 60 house chores you can do to keep your home sparkling. Show of hands: Who loves having a clean house? Now another show of hands: Who enjoys having to do the chores that'll keep your home clean? Even though we all... more


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Is there a way to deep clean my carpet without having to go rent a steam cleaner?

I'm wondering if there's an alternative way to deep cleaning my carpet without having to pay someone to steam clean it or go out and rent one of the machines myself. Is it just as effective, or should I just pony up and go get a steamer?

9 Cleaning Tips from Hotel Housekeepers

Experts from top hotels around the country share secrets for cleaning quickly and efficiently.     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 who work... more


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How can I get pet odors out of my couch?

One of my friends pointed out that my couch has started to smell like my dog. What can I use to get rid of the smell, not just cover it up?

The 7 Most Helpful Housecleaning Apps

Let your phone lead you to a new cleaning routine. Between busy work schedules, back-to-back activities for the kids, and a laundry list of errands (oh yeah, and let’s not forget the actual laundry), it’s easy to let house cleaning fall to the back burner. Sure, you could use a... more


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What brand of meltable wax scents keeps its aroma the longest?

One of my friends started a new business, and she sells meltable scented waxes. They do smell good, but I don't want to invest if their aroma doesn't last for at least a few hours. What meltable wax keeps its scent the longest? 


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What type of cloth should I be using to clean my windows?

Is it better to use a rag or should I use paper towels to clean windows and mirrors?


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How often should my housekeeper come?

I recently hired a housekeeper to come once a month. The first Wednesday of every month. How often do housekeepers usually come? Is this average? In the future, could I change it to have her come more frequently?