cleaning

  1. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    The party's over: How to get your kids to help with clean-up

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    Your holiday party was a huge success and now comes the hard part -- clean-up. You don't have to do it all yourself. With some...
  2. Home How-tos

    How to clean a refrigerator

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    The kids need your attention; your spouse asks, "what’s for dinner?" You open the refrigerator and are met with a horrible smell....
  3. Cleaning How-tos

    How to deep clean your carpets cheaply

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    Muddy shoes, pet stains, household spills...no matter how diligent you are about cleaning up stains on your carpet when they happen,...
  4. Cleaning How-tos

    How to clean your microwave

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    Whether your favorite food exploded once again inside the microwave, or it is just time to clean up the day-to-day spills, cleaning...
  5. Cleaning How-tos

    How to clean your stove

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    Cleaning your stove sounds as exciting as getting a root canal. It’s one of those tasks we put off until the stove becomes an...
  6. Cleaning How-tos

    How to keep dust from building up

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    Unfortunately, dust is unavoidable. It’s made up of skin cells, fabric bits, dust mites, and even decomposing bug parts (eww!). Not...
  7. Cleaning How-tos

    How to clean house in less than 30 minutes

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    Does cleaning house seem like a daunting chore with never enough time? Fear not, overwhelmed momma! When it comes to speed cleaning,...
  8. Cleaning How-tos

    How to sterilize the house after the chickenpox or strep

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    ‘Tis the season for nasty colds, viruses, and flus, including such hard-to-get-rid-of bacteria as chickenpox and strep. Once you—or...
  9. Cleaning How-tos

    How to quickly get rid of sticky countertop stains

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    Everything from spilled pop to sweet and sugary foods can leave an icky, gooey mess on your countertops and there’s nothing worse...
  10. Cleaning How-tos

    How to make a weekly cleaning schedule

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    No one wants to get stuck with all of the cleaning duties around the house, which is why creating a weekly cleaning schedule is so...
  11. Organizing & Cleaning

    How to manage your housekeeper

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    Don’t let hiring a housekeeper give you a longer to-do list! These quick and easy tips about how to manage your housekeeper so you...
  12. Organizing & Cleaning

    Luxury cleaning products: Which ones actually work?

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    Say goodbye to the pine scented household cleaners you grew up with and say hello to the latest luxury cleaning products that will...
  13. Super Moms Guide: Cooking & Cleaning

    Mopping do's and don'ts

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    Floors get dirty, fast. Because they’re tread upon by children, guests, pets -- you name it -- they're rife with germs and can stain...
  14. Super Moms Guide: Cooking & Cleaning

    5 Quick cleaning essentials for busy moms

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    Your house is dirty and it needs to be clean yesterday; you don't have time to mess around. These quick cleaning products and tools...
  15. How-To

    How to remove wine stains

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    Red wine, how we love you, but wine stains – particularly red ones – can stick with you longer than a hangover. There's no reason to...
  16. Cleaning How-tos

    How to remove oil stains

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    Oil seems like an impossible substance to remove, but it is possible to get out an oil stain. We've got some simple solutions to...
  17. Cleaning How-tos

    How to remove bubble gum

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    If you've got yourself into a sticky situation with bubble gum, we've got the solution. Here are the best ways to remove bubble gum...
  18. Organizing & Cleaning

    Best cleaning product buys

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    Scouring supermarket shelves for the right product to clean your space can be overwhelming, but all you really need are a few...
  19. Organizing & Cleaning

    Surprising ways to add scent to your home

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    Sure, you can freshen the scent of your home with candles and potpourri, but there are so many other unique ways to brighten up the...
  20. Time Management

    2-in-1 Cleaning and organizing ideas

    Think it takes hours to get your house looking spic and span? With some smart time-saving tricks and tips, you can tidy up and tuck...