Green cleaning

Green cleaning: 7 natural solutions that really work

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, but there are plenty of easy ways to make green cleaning choices when it comes to your home. If you use a housekeeper... more

7 benefits of green cleaning

As lives become busier, overscheduled and more stressful, it's easy to gravitate toward the latest products that promise to make annoying chores easier. Out of bathroom cleaner? On your next trip to the store, you grab one of the many bright, colorful bottles promising to be a quick fix. But... more

The 15 best cleaning tips from professional house cleaners

Who doesn’t feel better coming home to a clean, organized, clutter-free house? If you’ve ever wondered if the stress you feel when your home isn’t as tidy as you’d like is all in your head, science assures us that it is not. The truth is, we feel more stressed out... more

How to find and hire the perfect personal chef

Hiring a personal chef isn’t just for the rich and famous. Many home cooks love to be in the kitchen, preparing a big meal for family and friends. Some even love to go grocery shopping. But given the option, they might prefer to have someone else do all this and... more

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Self-Care Advice for Caregivers

Whether they’re a loved one who has someone manage household chores or a person with a disability who needs someone to dress and bathe them, we all know someone who has a caregiver. It’s meaningful and uplifting work with a growing demand as people live longer and the massive boomer... more

Closet Makeover for Hollywood Life Fashion Director

I first met Katrina Mitzeliotis, a chic and adorable fashion director with Hollywood Life, over breakfast in midtown, Manhattan. Newly married and highly motivated to get organized, Katrina admitted that her clothes were currently in piles on the floor of a spare bedroom in her home in Brooklyn. And, when she... more

How to Clean Stainless Steel Sinks

Over the past few months, I’ve been using FlyLady’s system for keeping your house clean and decluttered (www.flylady.net). Some of  her techniques have worked really well for me, and others not as much. One thing that she really emphasizes but that I couldn’t get into was keeping your... more

How to Clean Car Seats

  A couple weeks ago, an old friend contacted me with exciting news: she’s coming to town with her 15 month old daughter and wants to visit! Because she’s coming by plane, she asked if I could borrow a car seat for her daughter to use. I don’t know anyone I... more