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.
When your house is stinky, you need some natural home deodorizing tips for every room. By using some simple, natural, healthy ingredients that you likely already have in your home, you can have a clean smelling home again quickly and easily.
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.
Learn how to remove different types of stains from your clothes. Doing the laundry will become less tedious and you won't have to buy new clothes!
commercial air fresheners contain toxins linked to cancer. Protect your family with these safer alternatives that will leave your home smelling clean and fresh.
To make kitchens more cleanable, combine quick cleaning tips with new technology. Get your kitchen to do some of the work for you!
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.
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!
Tree sap is very difficult to remove from your hands, clothes, and most of all, the paint on your car. I will show you how to remove it from almost anything with ease.
This is my personal method for getting musky scents and yellow body oil stains out of bed sheets. It's easy and it works (not just for me either!).
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.
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!
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.
Decluttering and organizing a home makes life less stressful, enables us to accomplish tasks efficiently, creates a place to relax, and makes the home safer.
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.
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!
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
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!
We tested six top rated and top selling vacuums from Hoover, Shark, Dyson, Miele and Bissel and rated them according to durability and best overall value. The results surprised us and will you too.
Learn about simple and effective ways to remove smoke odor from your house or car using items you already have in your house, such as vinegar, baking soda, and coffee grounds!
Need to know how to clear a clogged shower drain? Here are the best 8 methods to try. Unclogging a shower drain yourself can save you money.
How to make natural wood floor cleaner and tips for cleaning wood floors naturally, removing stickiness, waxy buildup, cloudiness and other issues.
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.
Save money and do it yourself! This article shows you a step-by-step guide to how to get rid of black mold in a bathroom or carpet by using natural, non-toxic products.
Spring may be gone, but it is never too late to start cleaning and organizing your home and lifestyle.
Whether you need to remove labels from a jar, a new appliance, or a window these tips will help you get rid of, not only the label but that horrible sticky glue as well.
Learn what to do with old, broken-up concrete, bricks, rocks, and construction debris—where to take it, and what your disposal options are.
Homemade anti static recipes to eliminate static cling on synthetic fabrics. Home made fabric softener, static spray and fabric softening dryer sheets.
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...
Cats are generally pretty awesome. They're less awesome when they pee on things. If you have cat urine to remove from washable fabrics, carpets, or couches, read on.
Clean sticky label glue from glass jars using coconut oil. The adhesive residue comes off in minutes using this method.
Plumber's snakes: how to use them for clearing simple clogs. Save yourself the cost of a plumber's visit. D.I.Y. household maintenance and repairs.
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.
You can prevent pilling or lint bobbling on clothes. Here’s why it happens and tips to get rid of fuzz-balls if they occur. Make your clothes last longer and look better with some simple hacks.
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.
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.
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!
Advice from an experienced green-cleaning housekeeper on getting great results and avoiding damage steam mopping wood floors.
Does the thought of cleaning your range hood filter scare you? Check out the 5 simple methods to get rid of the grease and dirt using everyday supplies.
Winter is traditionally the time of year when your clothes start sticking to you, your hair starts sticking up, and you are shocking just about everyone you touch.
Follow this house cleaning strategy, and your home will stay clean. These tips will help you get the job done as painlessly as possible!
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,...
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.
So you want to declutter your home? It's a project but it's very achievable! Pace yourself and take the right approach, and your home can be decluttered in less than a month
I absolutely love my double kitchen sink. It is perfect in every way. I can wash dishes in one side and then place them in the drying rack on the other side preventing the issue of wet counter tops. I can have a pot or pan soaking in one sink and still have another sink on hand ready for use. It is the perfect set up for our home. But being that this is the first double sink I have ever had I was unaware of one issue that drove me to the edge of insanity one night some nine years ago........
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.
A step by step home remedy for removing the odor of dog urine from carpets quickly without chemicals and how to find invisible stains with a UV black light!
Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these, cheap, products for a variety of frugal personal and household uses.
If you're in a hurry to go out and don't have time to wash clothes, follow these proven tips to make dirty clothes smell clean (and fool those standing near you!).
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.
Learn to use Soap Nuts to create your own completely green liquid detergent, cleanser, and moisturizing shampoo. Frugal and completely biodegradable.
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.
This article will walk you through how to make your own washing soda at home to help you clean all sorts of crazy messes in your house fast and easy. All it takes is an oven, a cookie sheet, and a box of baking soda.
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.
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.
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.
Dyson DC44 Vs DC59, where do the differences between them lie? Which offers the best value for the money DC44 or DC59?
With a little organization and consistency you can can clean your house a lot faster and with a lot less effort. Here are a few tip from a former "pro."
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.
Drying your laundry in humid weather can be a pain. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to help you.
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.
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.
Vinegar and salt does not stop fabric dye from bleeding. Find out what actually works and how you can extend the life of your clothing by preventing color run, transfer, bleeding, and fading.
Decluttering your home and getting organized is a commitment to yourself. It says: I'm worth the time and effort it takes to create a positive, peaceful space where I can thrive. Let's get going!
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...
We all have that useless trinket (or million) that we cannot kick to the curb. Here are easy and proactive tips to make the process a little smoother.
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.
Not everyone knows how to do laundry and get whites, white, and colors bright, but you can. Right here you will read how to launder from start to finish and have it all looking and smelling great!
I wanted to replace my elderly Roomba and was looking for a vacuum that was relatively agile and able to work in constricted spaces. I chose Vanigo’s new A3 Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner.
Cleaning up woody debris is often the primary task following a hurricane or other wind disaster. Here are some practical tips to help you cope or prepare.
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.
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.
Simplify your cleaning routine, meal prep, wardrobe, and kitchen gadgets as you single task to make housekeeping a more pleasant and satisfying experience.
A video demonstration of how to clean silver with baking soda and aluminum foil: the aluminum reduces the oxidation on the silver, allowing the silver metal to return to its shiny state. Silver tarnish is silver sulfide, and heavily tarnished items may create a sulfur odor when this method is employed.
Save money on laundry detergent—make your own 100% natural laundry soap! You can have fresh, clean clothes while avoiding harmful chemicals.
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.
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.
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.
Is your home cluttered with stuff you don't need or use? Are you overwhelmed by how much you have to do to get on top of the mess? Here's a list of one-day tasks to help you tackle that clutter.
A review of the Duggar family laundry soap recipe: a review of the soap recipe, and the effectiveness of homemade laundry detergent.
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!
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.
Bathrooms are filled with germs that can make you and your family sick. Learn how to clean bathrooms and keep them clean.
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.
How to wash delicate clothing and undergarments by hand, and effectively remove stains. Extend the life of your clothing by hand-washing. Effectively remove stains without harming your clothing.
Company is coming and you haven't cleaned in a week! Here are some helpful tips on how to clean, organize and declutter your house the Redneck way in a short amount of time.
Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.
25 Organizing and De-cluttering Tips to help you regain control of your home and your life. Step-by-step instructions for managing clutter and organizing your space effectively.
Tips to avoid getting condensation in your bathroom, from providing adequate ventilation to installing extractor fans and dehumidifiers.
With hundreds of cleaning products to choose from, all promising the best results for your money, a trip to the store can be overwhelming. Here are few reviews of house hold cleaners that I have found to be affordable and effective.