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    Do green cleaning products really save you money?

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    The US Environmental Agency reports that the air in the average home is anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air...
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    The right age for kids and yard work

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    Yes, you love your yard. You worked hard for this yard, for this home you’ve created and the outdoor space where the kids play. But...
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    Getting kids involved in spring cleaning

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    When spring cleaning season -- spring, of course -- rolls around, you may be chomping at the bit to clean up and clean out and start...
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    Get ready for the big spring family clean

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    What is it about spring and the desire to clean? Clean up and clean out. It’s that starting fresh thing, the rebirth thing….totally...
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    5 Tips to get rid of kitchen odors

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    Everyone loves the aroma of freshly baked pie or cookies coming from the kitchen, but we can do without those other kitchen odors....
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    Spring Cleaning Checklists

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    Spring cleaning is a breeze with our room-by-room checklists. Stay organized and work more efficiently with these free printable...
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    5 Must-have high-tech home gadgets

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    Admit it: You've long dreamed of the day when robots assist in your day-to-day chores and you run home appliances remotely from the...
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    Your New Year household cleaning plan

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    Oh, to have a full-time cleaning lady! Every mom dreams about it at one time or another. But for most of us, hiring a cleaning crew...
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    5 Helpful household cleaners

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    Cleaning your home doesn't have to be hard. Whether you do the sweeping and scrubbing or you employ a housekeeper, it can never hurt...
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    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...
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    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....
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...