cleaning

  1. Quick & Easy Recipes

    Cut down on clean up! Tips for cleaning up as you go!

    You're a busy lady with lots of things on your to-do list. Here are some quick tips to cut down on your cleaning routine and save...
  2. How-Tos

    How to get animal hair out of the house completely

    Pets leave their mark, shedding hair throughout the home. Keep it clean with tips for removing pet hair from floors, furniture and...
  3. How-Tos

    How to clean carpet

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    Your carpet is a (nearly) permanent feature in your home and one that is quite the pricey investment. Since your carpet is the heart...
  4. How-Tos

    How to effectively vacuum carpeted stairs

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    Carpeted stairways see a lot of action, so vacuuming them correctly can make a big difference in how they look! Just follow these...
  5. Organizing

    How to keep your mattress smelling fresh

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    We spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping, so why not make the space we do it in as clean and comfortable as possible?...
  6. Organizing

    How to find a housekeeper

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    You know you want -- or need -- help around the house, but wonder where to find a reputable, dependable and trustworthy housekeeper....
  7. Organizing

    10 Ways to use dryer sheets outside the laundry room

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    Dryer sheets are great for keeping your laundry static free, but there are many other ways to use them around the house. Read on to...
  8. Organizing

    Cut laundry room grime: Tips for keeping your laundry room clean

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    Your laundry room does a lot of dirty work, but that doesn’t mean it has to look the part. Keep yours clean by taking these steps to...
  9. Home

    Keep your cleaning routine clean

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    You have the power to make a difference. Reducing energy use cuts greenhouse gas production, making the world a cleaner place for...
  10. Parenting

    Spring cleaning tips for the whole family

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    It's time to clean house! From your kids' rooms to your over-packed closet, a total home overhaul is probably way overdue. But a...
  11. Organizing

    Cleaning with vinegar

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    What's the one natural cleaner that could very well be the only cleaner you'll ever need? Vinegar -- plain ol' white vinegar! Read...
  12. Parenting

    How to organize your family in 2012

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    Many families find themselves disorganized, frenzied and frazzled from time to time. This year, get on the right track by getting...
  13. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Embrace household imperfection

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    The sign in the trinket shop says it all: “A clean house is the sign of a wasted life.” You know exactly what it means, too. You...
  14. Parenting

    Introducing your kids to what it takes to run a household

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    What does the term “running a household” mean to you? Is it cleaning? Is it budgeting and bill-paying? Is it cooking? Is it...
  15. Tips & Advice

    Teach your kids to help with the house cleaning

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    Regularly putting dishes away or keeping a neat room maybe a rule in your home for your child, but when was the last time your child...
  16. Tips & Advice

    How to teach your kids to do the laundry

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    You've heard it before: “Mom, I need my soccer socks clean today!” And it’s not laundry day. Or after a day of household chores,...
  17. Organizing

    Cleaning out your closet

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    Spring cleaning may not be the most enjoyable activity that you can think of, but there is one big benefit to cleaning out your...
  18. Tips & Advice

    8 Ways to make cleaning fun for your kids

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    Who couldn't use a hand with all the cleaning that needs to be done around the house? And why do we have children, if not to make...
  19. Tips & Advice

    10 Quick tips for organizing the playroom

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    Toys, toys, everywhere: Sometimes, that’s how a playroom feels. But don’t let yours be that way! With a few easy tips, you can have...
  20. K-12

    What toxic household items are you using?

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    What toxic items are lurking in your house that could harm your family? Find out what you should ditch and keep from room to room...