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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


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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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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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


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What removes paint stains from a bathroom sink?

After painting my shutters last week, I brought the brushes into the bathroom to clean. Unfortunately, I got distracted and forgot to clean out the sink afterwards. Now, it's stained with paint. Is there a way to get those stains out?


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Any tips for getting burnt popcorn smell out of the house?

I invited my girlfriends over tonight, and we had so much fun laughing that we forgot to get the popcorn out of the microwave! Now my whole house smells like burnt popcorn. Gross! What can do to get rid of the odor?


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How do I prevent fading of my outdoor umbrella?

This summer, I plan to use an outdoor umbrella to provide some shade on my patio. I'm worried, though, that it might fade because it's in the sun all day. Is there a product I can apply to keep it looking like new for at least a few... more


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