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.
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...
Bathrooms are filled with germs that can make you and your family sick. Learn how to clean bathrooms and keep them clean.
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.
Using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, clean silverware and silver jewellery/jewelry at home. No harsh chemicals, just store cupboard ingredients.
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!
Can you wash pillows? Absolutely! In fact, you *should* wash your pillows at least twice a year to extend their lifespan- but mind the way you go about it! What follows is a guide to protecting, washing, drying, and maintaining pillows. Enjoy!
How to make natural wood floor cleaner and tips for cleaning wood floors naturally, removing stickiness, waxy buildup, cloudiness and other issues.
Exhausted by itchy bites, crawling and pinprick sensations, and something invisible flying in your face? Mystery solved: Here is how I dealt with black mold in my home.
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.
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!
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.
Very few products that I've purchased in my lifetime have had the positive quality-of-life impact as has this amazing little floor cleaning robot.
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...
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!
Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.
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
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.
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!).
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.
A review of the Duggar family laundry soap recipe: a review of the soap recipe, and the effectiveness of homemade laundry detergent.
Dyson DC44 Vs DC59, where do the differences between them lie? Which offers the best value for the money DC44 or DC59?
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.
Clean sticky label glue from glass jars using coconut oil. The adhesive residue comes off in minutes using this method.
Remove those ugly gray scuff marks on your dishes using this easy process. You only need a damp rag and toothpaste.
Homemade anti static recipes to eliminate static cling on synthetic fabrics. Home made fabric softener, static spray and fabric softening dryer sheets.
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.
What's the difference between the Dyson digital slim DC59 animal and the new DC59 motorhead version?
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.
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.
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!
Too many toys? Need to organize your kids' toys? Learn how to declutter your home by using some organization tips for your children's toys.
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 to use Soap Nuts to create your own completely green liquid detergent, cleanser, and moisturizing shampoo. Frugal and completely biodegradable.
Simplify your cleaning routine, meal prep, wardrobe, and kitchen gadgets as you single task to make housekeeping a more pleasant and satisfying experience.
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.
Follow this house cleaning strategy, and your home will stay clean. These tips will help you get the job done as painlessly as possible!
A heated deep cleaner for carpets is essential for every homeowner. This review shows why the Bissell PROheat is an excellent choice.
Prevent potential health problems and avoid unnecessary repairs by removing limescale, soap scum, odors, mold and bacteria from your washing machine using these 5 cleaning methods that really work.
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!
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.
To make kitchens more cleanable, combine quick cleaning tips with new technology. Get your kitchen to do some of the work for you!
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.
We're moving soon & the place we're moving to has a washer and dryer. To my dismay, I sold our washer and dryer. Way. Too. Soon.
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.
Learn a variety of methods for removing the smell of cooked fish and other stinky foods from your home.
Cats are adorable until they're disgusting. If you have cat urine to remove from washable fabrics, read on.
Learn how to make a homemade carpet stain remover that uses stuff you have around the house. A simple and natural way to get rid of old stains.
Cleaning out that nasty lint trap doesn't require any special skill or those weird wands or special attachments! Here's a step-by-step guide on getting the job done fast!
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.
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,...
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!
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.
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.
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!).
Before turning to serious chemicals, try this natural, homemade drain cleaner recipe to remove your clogs.
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.
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!
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!
A dust mite allergy is difficult to control, especially when you can't eliminate the cause. However, there are ways of reducing dust mites in your home.
Tips to avoid getting condensation in your bathroom, from providing adequate ventilation to installing extractor fans and dehumidifiers.
Drying your laundry in humid weather can be a pain. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to help you.
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.
If you need to get rid of stuff to downsize or are making some other change to your lifestyle, the KonMarie method can help you declutter your closets and your life.
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
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.
Choosing the right mold fogger requires knowing what kind of mold you have, and which mold product to buy for your specific mold. Mold and mildew fog treatments can be used in homes and businesses.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
You can create gallons of all-purpose cleaner with $20 worth of cleaning supplies you probably already have in your home in just a few minutes!
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.
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.
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.
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 do you clean vintage lace and fabric? Three easy steps use a combination of simple household products and items found at the store to clean stains and odors from vintage fabric and lace.
One of the worst household chores is cleaning a messy oven. Use the following tips to reduce the hard work required.
Learn how to master clutter and always have a clean home with these chore lists and simple tips for keeping the home organized.
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.
How to put Borax (to kill mold roots) on moldy wooden house structural parts written by a homeowner who did it. Photos included.
Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these, cheap, products for a variety of frugal personal and household uses.
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.
Leather Furniture can be a great addition to your home, but can sometimes leave a nasty smell. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of those horrible toxic fumes.
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.
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."