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Do you make a list of spring cleaning chores?

My husband thinks I am crazy because I start making a list of spring cleaning chores. Do you make a list?


Housekeeping duties: What you can expect from your housekeeper

If you’ve ever looked around your house in a moment of high stress and wondered if you should hire a housekeeper to help, the answer is probably yes. These days, many households have two parents who are both working outside the home. Working full-time jobs and taking care of the... more


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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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? 


Personal chefs: How much do they cost — and are they worth it?

Americans devote an average of 37 minutes a day preparing, serving and cleaning up after their meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That number creeps up to 44 minutes a day for families with kids, totaling more than 267 hours a year spent in the kitchen. For... more


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How many chores should I give each of my children during the week?

I need to teach my children to help out around the house. How many chores should I give each of them during the week?


Follow these 8 steps for a clean house in a snap

If you consider cleaning your house as picking up your children’s toys, clearing last night’s ice cream bowls from the coffee table or helping your husband’s dirty gym shirt find its way to the hamper, you’re not alone. Most people don’t give their home a proper deep cleaning as often... more


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Meal Time Without TV

I am a mother of a two-year-old boy. Things get a little crazy at our house sometimes and as an easy babysitter I will turn on the TV while I do a few chores. I noticed I started getting in the habit of having the TV on during mealtimes. This... more