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  • No one likes housekeeping tasks, but they're a necessary evil. Here are a few suggestions to make your housekeeping duties less stressful and how to maintain a less stressful environment.

    Housekeeping Tips for Reducing Stress

    Housekeeping Tips for Reducing Stress

    by Melissa Flagg OSC10

  • Linen clothes always looks so crisp and neat when you get them back from the cleaners. But who wants to spend the money sending linen clothes to the cleaners after every wearing? There are a number of easy home tips to keep your linen clothing looking straight from the dry cleaner fresh. Read on, and your linen clothes will be looking flawless for a lot less!

    How to Care for Linen Clothes

    How to Care for Linen Clothes

    by lindacee20

  • Prevent potential health problems and avoid unnecessary repairs by removing limescale, soap scum, grease, smelly odors, mold, and bacteria from your washing machine drum, gasket, and filter using this method with 5 different ingredients that really work.

    How to Clean and Sanitize Your Washing Machine Inside and Out

    How to Clean and Sanitize Your Washing Machine Inside and Out

    by C L Mitchell10

  • If you are having problems with your laminated floors being streaky, here you'll find a solution to clean the laminate floors that really works.Just use products you already have in the house.

    How to Clean Laminated Floors

    How to Clean Laminated Floors

    by Barbara Badder28

  • If you have a wood burning stove, you need to know about cleaning and maintaining it. Here's how I clean the glass door, flue/chimney and exterior of my wood burning stove. Easy tips to follow.

    How I Clean my Wood-Burning Stove

    How I Clean my Wood-Burning Stove

    by LongTimeMother19

  • If you have a lingering odor in the kitchen, it may be the refrigerator. This article demonstrates how to clean your refrigerator and offers a couple of tips and tid bits that you may not have considered when doing this chore in the past.

    How to Clean a Smelly Refrigerator

    How to Clean a Smelly Refrigerator

    by Dan Robbins64

  • Blood stains are common in every household and numerous home treatments have been devised to remove blood from almost any surface. Blood stains are notorious for being particularly difficult to remove, especially opposed to coffee stain removal or...

    How to Remove Dry and Fresh Blood Stains

    How to Remove Dry and Fresh Blood Stains

    by Willow Sidhe5

  • Do you ever ask yourself, "Why is my house so damp?" Every house can suffer from moisture problems for many reasons, but here are some things that will work to get rid of damp once and for all.

    How to Get Rid of Dampness and Humidity in the Home

    How to Get Rid of Dampness and Humidity in the Home

    by Dedicated Content Curator181

  • Maybe you have decided to go off-grid. Maybe your washer or dryer has broken down, and you can't fix or replace them. Maybe the power went out. Whatever your situation, sooner or later you are going to need clean laundry. Here is how to get your laundry clean without electricity.

    How to Wash Laundry Without Electricity

    How to Wash Laundry Without Electricity

    by Rebecca Long0

  • Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.

    Homemade Cleaning Products

    Homemade Cleaning Products

    by Kymberly Fergusson11

  • Lipstick is essentially a dye in an oily base, which makes stain removal difficult without the proper techniques. Luckily, a few home remedies exist to help you kiss those lipstick stains goodbye, mostly consisting of household products you probably...

    Lipstick Stain Removal

    Lipstick Stain Removal

    by Willow Sidhe1

  • Looking for a great way to clean up real silver coins? Learn how to clean silver objects in a solution of washing soda, hot water and aluminium foil in just a few minutes. A simple chemical reaction will convert silver sulfide back to silver and sulfur, with the silver staying on the coin.

    How to Clean Silver Coins

    How to Clean Silver Coins

    by Metal Detectorist3

  • Will your children want your treasured belongings when you die? Do you have space and the time to take your parents' possessions right now? Here are options for dealing with inherited STUFF.

    Stuck with Your Parents' Stuff?

    Stuck with Your Parents' Stuff?

    by Virginia Allain2

  • When in doubt, don't put it in the dryer! Extend the life of your wardrobe and table linens with these simple stain removal tips.

    The Basics of Laundry Stain Removal

    The Basics of Laundry Stain Removal

    by Catherine Tally3

  • Are you a shoe addict? Are your shoes so unorganized you don't even know what you have now? Do you wish you get it under control? I am here to help you organize too many pairs of shoes.

    How to Organize Too Many Pairs of Shoes

    How to Organize Too Many Pairs of Shoes

    by Jeannie InABottle15

  • A large amount of people in today's society own too much stuff. Some days they feel like they spend more time cleaning up the stuff in their home than enjoying it. So how do we get a cleaner less cluttered home? By spending ten minutes a day doing these simple acts.

    10 Minutes a Day to a Cleaner House: How to Declutter Your Home

    10 Minutes a Day to a Cleaner House: How to Declutter Your Home

    by Angela Michelle Schultz6

  • Tips to avoid getting condensation in your bathroom, from providing adequate ventilation to installing extractor fans and dehumidifiers.

    Avoiding Bathroom Condensation

    Avoiding Bathroom Condensation

    by Thomas Mulrooney10

  • If you need to get rid of stuff to downsize or are making some other lifestyle change, the KonMari method can help you declutter your closets and your life. You can feel better and enjoy of a neat and tidy life. Take time to assess which of your possessions you really need.

    Declutter Your Home the KonMari Way (Feel the Joy)

    Declutter Your Home the KonMari Way (Feel the Joy)

    by Beth Eaglescliffe2

  • Although ink stains aren't as easy to remove as protein-based stains, if you know which tricks to use, you can remove ink stains from almost any surface including fabric, stone, wood, tile, leather...

    How to Remove Stubborn Ink Stains

    How to Remove Stubborn Ink Stains

    by Willow Sidhe1

  • Save money on laundry detergent—make your own 100% natural laundry soap! You can have fresh, clean clothes while avoiding harmful chemicals.

    How to Make Easy Homemade Laundry Soap

    How to Make Easy Homemade Laundry Soap

    by Sharon Vile2

  • Rust loves the high-carbon steel of katana blades, so they need to be cleaned and protected regularly. Here's how to keep your katana and saya in top condition.

    How to Clean a Japanese Katana and Saya

    How to Clean a Japanese Katana and Saya

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • Save money by making your own carpet deodorizer at home. Using a few simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen, you can easily make a greener, fresher version of commercial carpet freshener.

    Make Your Own Easy and Cheap Carpet Freshener

    Make Your Own Easy and Cheap Carpet Freshener

    by Jayme Kinsey16

  • Exhausted by itchy bites, crawling and pinprick sensations, and something invisible landing on your skin? Mystery solved: Here is how I dealt with black mold in my home.

    Invisible Biting Mites and Black Mold

    Invisible Biting Mites and Black Mold

    by Anna Lockhart76

  • Sometimes the hardest part about decluttering a space is the many decisions that need to be made about each item of clutter. This article helps you streamline these decisions so that decluttering is not a mind-boggling chore.

    Decluttering Tips— Easy Way to Clean Up Your Stuff

    Decluttering Tips— Easy Way to Clean Up Your Stuff

    by Shasta Matova47

  • Here are a number of methods for removing scratches from glass that have worked for many people. Some methods are better for certain types of glass than others.

    How to Remove Scratches From Glass

    How to Remove Scratches From Glass

    by Patty Inglish40

  • Learn several quick and effective methods to remove coffee stains.

    Coffee Stain Removal

    Coffee Stain Removal

    by Willow Sidhe2

  • Downsizing your hoard in small, manageable steps is difficult but rewarding. This article explains a way to fight hoarding and get control back in your life.

    How to Get a Handle on Your Hoarding

    How to Get a Handle on Your Hoarding

    by Anne Ryefield2

  • Making your own laundry soap is quick, easy and can save you money. In this article, I show you how to make it and exactly how much money you will save if you decide to take the plunge and do it.

    Save Money by Making Your Own Laundry Soap

    Save Money by Making Your Own Laundry Soap

    by Helena Ricketts11

  • One of the worst household chores is cleaning a messy oven. No-one wants to spend hours cleaning up grease splashes. Use the following tips to make life a bit easier for yourself and reduce the hard work required.

    Tips for Keeping Your Oven Clean During Cooking

    Tips for Keeping Your Oven Clean During Cooking

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • Have you let your house cleaning duties slip? Are you tired of looking at the dirty build-up? Follow this 7 day plan to deep clean your home and make it sparkle!

    How to Deep Clean Your House in 7 Days

    How to Deep Clean Your House in 7 Days

    by Sarah Johnson11

  • When you do the “the big clean”, you really need to know what you’re doing and be prepared for a thorough job. My personal recommendation is to use The Rug Doctor. You can rent one of these in most supermarkets around the country. They’ll sell you all of the cleaning supplies you’ll need along with the machine. The machine itself will cost about $25 - $30 to rent for twenty-four hours.

    How to Use a Rug Doctor Steam Cleaner

    How to Use a Rug Doctor Steam Cleaner

    by Christopher Peruzzi5

  • A product review of the Shark Navigator NV22L. This includes: the pros, the cons, basic troubleshooting tips, the customer care number, and my personal experience with the Shark Navigator.

    Shark Vacuum Product Review

    Shark Vacuum Product Review

    by Amber Lynn2

  • The difference between recycling and hoarding is a subtle one. Take the test to see if your accumulation of treasures is a euphemism for trash and clutter.

    Are You a Closet Hoarder?

    Are You a Closet Hoarder?

    by George Dimitriadis0

  • Your kitchen is looking a little dingy and worse for the wear. Looking for a cheap way to brighten up your kitchen? Spend the afternoon giving it thorough cleaning. You’ll be amazed at the results. Read these tips and get the entire family involved!

    Tips for a Sparkling Clean Kitchen

    Tips for a Sparkling Clean Kitchen

    by lindacee10

  • Learn to use Soap Nuts to create your own completely green liquid detergent, cleanser, and moisturizing shampoo. Frugal and completely biodegradable.

    How to Use Soap Berries or Soap Nuts

    How to Use Soap Berries or Soap Nuts

    by Christin Sander38

  • You don't have to pay for a professional plumber to unclog your bathroom sink - in a matter of hours you will be able to do the job yourself and save hundreds of dollars!

    How to Unclog the Bathroom Sink

    How to Unclog the Bathroom Sink

    by Simon Cook52

  • No more harsh chemicals to clean away the tarnish from Brass and Copper treasures! A few tasty items from the kitchen and you are on your way to chemical free tarnish removal!

    How to Clean Copper & Brass Without Chemicals

    How to Clean Copper & Brass Without Chemicals

    by India Arnold23

  • Are you tired of all the junk and mess plaguing your home? Is it hard to get a basic cleaning in due to all the extra STUFF? Follow these tips to get your home clutter-free in one week.

    How to Declutter Your Home in 7 Days

    How to Declutter Your Home in 7 Days

    by Sarah Johnson12

  • Simple methods for removing and preventing nasty yellow sweat stains that can damage your clothing. Just about everything is found in your cupboards! The rest is as easy as following a few directions. Also, a few tips for hiding those sweat stains!

    How To Remove Yellow Sweat Stains

    How To Remove Yellow Sweat Stains

    by India Arnold25

  • A sustainable household doesn't always have to have its own washer and dryer. You can save money and water by using a laundromat instead. And you can enjoy your time there.

    How to Wash and Dry Clothes at a Laundromat

    How to Wash and Dry Clothes at a Laundromat

    by Susette Horspool5

  • Everyone dreads a deep clean, but at some point, you need to do it. It is hard work, but you will be extremely satisfied when it's done. Here are a few tips for getting a professional clean—from a professional cleaner.

    How to Clean Your Home Like a Professional Cleaner

    How to Clean Your Home Like a Professional Cleaner

    by James Paterson9

  • This review compares an old Roomba 400 series against the least-expensive robotic vacuum I could find. Although normally unbranded, these low-priced Chinese vacuums are sometimes labeled with names such as Corile or Wohome.

    Review of the WOHOME Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

    Review of the WOHOME Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

    by Walter Shillington0

  • OVERVIEW The Ecovitta upright steam cleaner provides an eco-friendly method of cleaning carpets, rugs and hardwood floors without the use of harsh chemicals. A selection of accessories are included to assist in the cleaning of cupboards,...

    A Review of the Ecovitta Upright Steam Cleaner

    A Review of the Ecovitta Upright Steam Cleaner

    by Walter Shillington3

  • One of the biggest cleaning problems in your home is about to be one of the easiest. For longer than I could imagine, water spots on my glass shower doors, on my faucets and in my sinks, and soap scum

    How to Get Rid of Water Spots (Lime Scale)

    How to Get Rid of Water Spots (Lime Scale)

    by Victoria Van Ness31

  • Simple ingredients and these techniques make cleaning your own grout easy and inexpensive. Save yourself hundreds of dollars by learning to do it yourself with this non-toxic, chemical free technique.

    Easy and Inexpensive Way to Clean Grout Yourself

    Easy and Inexpensive Way to Clean Grout Yourself

    by Christin Sander13

  • Does line-drying save money and reduce the wear and tear on your clothing? Yes, and that's not all. Learn more about this old-fashioned method and why it makes sense.

    Why Line-Dry Your Clothes?

    Why Line-Dry Your Clothes?

    by Virginia Allain1

  • The term ‘upholstery' originated from the words ‘up' and ‘holden', or ‘to hold up.' Upholstery is the work that provides furniture (particularly seats and beds) with the following: padding, springs, webbing, and fabric/leather covers. However, the word ‘upholstery' is commonly used to refer to the covering of domestic furniture; and also in automobiles and boats.

    How to Clean Different Kinds of Upholstered Furniture

    How to Clean Different Kinds of Upholstered Furniture

    by Roselyn Mendoza10

  • Learn how to get rid of that standing water in your sink. Liquid drain cleaners don't always work and it requires a bit more effort but knowing how you can do this yourself can save you big money.

    Unclogging a Sink Drain in the Bathroom or Elsewhere

    Unclogging a Sink Drain in the Bathroom or Elsewhere

    by Dan Robbins6

  • Clothes stained with various substances need to be treated differently. This article talks about how to remove stains from clothes with careful consideration of the type of stain on the clothes.

    How to Remove Stains From Clothes

    How to Remove Stains From Clothes

    by Chin chin15

  • Fogging for mold and mildew is a common method used to kill and eradicate mold. It does its best work in hard to reach places like behind walls, under steps, in cellars and basements.

    Fogging Machines and Aerosoles for Mold Removal

    Fogging Machines and Aerosoles for Mold Removal

    by Melody Trent2

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