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Guide to Cleaning and Organizing a Bookshelf

Posted on November 22nd, 2021

Bookshelves are one of those pieces of furniture that a lot of people rarely think about. All you know is your precious books have a place to be and they'll always be there when you need some escapism. Over time, though, you’ll suddenly realize that your bookshelves are so full of books and random... read more

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Decluttering and Organizing your Closet

Posted on November 18th, 2021

As Summer transitions to Winter, its normal and natural to start rummaging for thicker sweaters and those fur-lined boots that are somewhere at the back of the closet.  Yet, if you find yourself having to forage for long amongst piles of clothes and hanging items squeezed together tightly on rails,... read more

What Should You Clean in the Home Daily? Make Sure You Do These 6 Chores

Posted on November 8th, 2021

  Our daily habits have a significant impact on our overall quality of life. Sticking to a positive routine improves time management, reduces stress, promotes better sleep, and helps us make healthier choices. Still, despite knowing the benefits of good discipline, many of us forget to apply... read more

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Should You Clean Before a Cleaner Comes?

Posted on October 4th, 2021

Hiring a maid service is a great way to create more free time, but it doesn’t necessarily mean your housekeeping days are over. In addition to taking care of basic daily cleaning tasks (like washing the dishes and doing laundry), you’ll probably still need to do some light cleaning in between vi... read more

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How Microfiber Cloths Work + 5 Uses For Them Around the House

Posted on July 19th, 2021

Few cleaning tools are as powerful – and as easy to use – as the microfiber cloth. Often described as a “revolution in cleaning,” non-abrasive microfiber material quickly whisks dirt and grime off a wide variety of surfaces without causing damage. Furthermore, because microfiber naturally at... read more

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The 6 Best Cleaning Uses for Baking Soda in the Home

Posted on May 28th, 2021

In recent years, baking soda has received significant attention for its merits as a gentle, environmentally friendly all-purpose cleaner. Sodium bicarbonate – the active ingredient in baking soda – is non-toxic, so it’s safe for use around children and pets. It’s also an ideal choice for peo... read more

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The Best Way to Handwash Dishes: 7 Tips From Our Experts

Posted on April 27th, 2021

Even if you own a dishwasher, there are times when you may need to wash dishes by hand. Not all dishes are dishwasher safe; cast-iron and non-stick pots and pans, for example, along with insulated mugs, crystal, kitchen knives, and painted china, all require handwashing. We also recommend handwas... read more

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The Definitive Guide to Cleaning Baseboards

Posted on March 2nd, 2021

Maintaining a beautiful home means paying attention to small details and hard-to-reach places – including baseboards. Baseboards are important aesthetic features that frame rooms and hide the gap between the walls and the floor; if they look dingy and dirty, the rest of your home will never feel c... read more

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7 Ways to Quickly Bust Household Dust

Posted on January 24th, 2021

Dusting looks like it should be easy – but in reality, it’s among the most frustrating household chores we have to tackle regularly. Between dust’s ability to settle in hard-to-reach places and its tendency to become airborne as we clean, dusting can feel like a never-ending, muscle-straining ... read more

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How to Keep Your House Smelling Fresh: 6 Odor-Busting Tips

Posted on December 7th, 2020

A house that doesn’t smell clean doesn’t feel clean, even if you’ve scrubbed, rinsed, and polished every surface in it. Unfortunately, unwanted odors are an all-too-common problem, even for the most fastidious housekeepers. In addition to the obvious scents created by cooking, smoking, and pet... read more

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Laundry Tips & Checklist: A Simple Guide to Looking Your Best

Posted on November 19th, 2020

Your clothes speak volumes about you: The outfits you choose express your tastes, convey your emotions, and hint at your personality. When carefully selected and properly cared for, clothing can also demonstrate conscientiousness, professionalism, and other desirable traits, giving you an edge in so... read more

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How Not to be a Hoarder: 6 Tips for a Clutter-Free Life

Posted on October 12th, 2020

Hoarding is more than a bad habit: It’s a very real mental disorder that affects between 2-6% of American adults. Left untreated, hoarding disorder can contribute to a number of mental and physical health problems by profoundly disrupting the home environment. Living in a chronically cluttered hom... read more

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The Definitive Guide to Cleaning Your Shower

Posted on October 5th, 2020

Few things are more relaxing than a hot shower: After a long day, many of us look forward to soothing our sore muscles and washing away grime under jets of steamy water. Unfortunately, the same warm, moist environment that makes showers so appealing to us also provides the perfect home for mold, mil... read more

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Making the Entryway to Your Home Beautiful

Posted on September 9th, 2020

Your home’s entryway is the first thing guests see when they arrive at your home. You want to make the first impression as good as it can be. You may also have a fabulous driveway, porch, and lawn area that you can incorporate.  Other times, you may be stuck with just a boring walkway due to your... read more

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10 Organization Tips for People With too Many Clothes

Posted on August 26th, 2020

Some people love fashion and clothing and have overstuffed closets to prove it. Not everyone can afford a three-tiered closet with rotating racks like women have in the movies. We are not fashion moguls, so we are limited in the space we have to store our clothing. When this happens, sometimes we mu... read more

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How to Make a Bed Properly

Posted on August 5th, 2020

Bed-making is in danger of becoming a lost art: Though 81% of Americans over the age of 55 make their beds at least semi-regularly, 67% of adults under age 34 report making their beds only on rare occasions - if ever. For busy students and young professionals, letting this habit slide appears to mak... read more

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How to Get Rid of Lingering Odors in Your New Home

Posted on July 28th, 2020

Out of all the five senses, smell is the most profoundly nostalgic. Scents help us immediately recognize specific people and places, and they can trigger detailed recollections of the past. If you’ve ever felt a wave of relaxation, contentment, and security washing over you upon inhaling the famil... read more

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Get Rid of Discolored Grout on Tile Floors & Showers

Posted on July 6th, 2020

Grout - the white compound found between floor and shower tiles - is a source of frustration for renters and homeowners alike. At one time or another, we’ve all spent what feels like hours scrubbing discolored grout, only to encounter stains that just won’t budge. When this happens, it feels lik... read more

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How to Deep Clean Your Toilet Properly & Hygienically

Posted on July 4th, 2020

Toilet cleaning is a task we typically dread, but the consequences of not cleaning your toilet regularly are even scarier than the job itself. According to research conducted by Cleaner Home, the average toilet contains 125.55 units of bacteria per square inch, and this bacterial film may contain da... read more

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