Learn what to do with old, broken-up concrete, bricks, rocks, and construction debris—where to take it, and what your disposal options are.
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.
This article looks at effective drain cleaners that can be put together using common household substances. They are inexpensive and don't involve the toxic chemicals often found in commercial cleaners.
Here are some tips to avoid getting condensation in your bathroom, from providing adequate ventilation to installing extractor fans and dehumidifiers. Keep in mind the most important thing is to make your bathroom have proper ventilation after you take a shower or bath.
I was looking for an affordable vacuum cleaner that was comparable to Dyson’s V8 stick vacuum. Xiaomi’s Jimmy JV51 appeared to be a good bet.
Spilling red wine on white carpet is a huge bummer. But let me tell you, I've been there done that. It's much easier to clean up than you know. Here are some tips and tricks for getting those red wine stains out of carpet with items in your house.
Follow these easy steps to learn how to clean your kitchen cabinets without damaging them . Explore natural and chemical options for all of the five main cabinet types.
Bathrooms are filled with germs that can make you and your family sick. Learn how to clean bathrooms and keep them clean.
If you really want to live more natural and avoid chemicals in your home, replacing your household cleaners with essential oils can be a life-changing decision. Experiment with some blends and use the oils that smell the best to you. They will leave your home smelling amazing.
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.
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.
To remove candle wax or hair-removal wax from your carpets, use an iron or hair dryer and a paper towel to melt the wax into the paper and out of your carpet.
The thing about cleaning implements is that they get beaten, bashed, and broken down, especially if you aren't using them properly. This article will show you how to refurbish an old broom.
Many book lovers feel guilty about the idea of getting rid of books, even if unread books are taking over their living spaces. Here are some helpful tips for decluttering your bookshelf, and why it's okay to let some books go.
Don't know how often you are supposed to wash your sheets? Here's the definitive guide! I've even added a helpful timetable and included a bunch of laundering tips. Hurrah!
If you suffer from stinky vents, here are several DIY solutions to the problem of unwanted odors in your central heating and air system.
Learn a variety of methods for removing the smell of cooked fish and other stinky foods from your home.
The KonMari method is something new to this author. Upon investigation, it proves a viable means of making order out of chaos.
To make kitchens more cleanable, combine quick cleaning tips with new technology. Get your kitchen to do some of the work for you!
If you use a Roomba to clean your floors, do you wonder how well it perform? This experiment tests the efficiency of the cleaning efficiency of the iRobot Roomba.
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!
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.
All too often, your favorite sweater succumbs to pilling and develops unsightly lint balls. Luckily, you can remove and prevent pilling on your clothes. Here are a few simple hacks to make your clothes last longer and look better.
Simplify your cleaning routine, meal prep, wardrobe, and kitchen gadgets as you single task to make housekeeping a more pleasant and satisfying experience.
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!
I was searching for a method of cleaning my floors without wasting a lot of time or effort. Vanigo’s rechargeable electric mop appeared to be a good option.
Does homemade laundry soap work? I’ve seen many recipes for homemade laundry detergent. So many, in fact, that I decided to take the initiative myself and make a batch. I whipped it up in less than an hour, and as I admired my 5 gallons of...
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homemade anti static recipes to eliminate static cling on synthetic fabrics. Home made fabric softener, static spray and fabric softening dryer sheets.
Follow this house cleaning strategy, and your home will stay clean. These tips will help you get the job done as painlessly as possible!
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!
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,...
I tested and reviewed all the top green products (Method, Mrs. Meyer's, Seventh Generation, Ecover, etc.) to find out which works best for which job.
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!).
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.
I was searching for an inexpensive robotic vacuum that could be trusted to clean my house without supervision. Amarey’s A800 appeared to be exactly what I was looking for.
Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.
You don't have to spend hours cleaning your house! Here's how to recapture wasted time and clean your house in five minutes.
Fogging and aerosols for mold and mildew ate common methods 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.
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!
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 tips from a former "pro."
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.
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. But why? And how do you keep it from happening?
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.
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!
Minimalism is a lifestyle which focuses on more life and fewer possessions. The minimalist life requires less income and gives more free time and greater health. Here's how to live a minimalist life.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
At work, I have tested many pressure cleaners by different manufacturers, but for home use, I settled on the Sun Joe SPX3000 as a lightweight electric alternative to commercial gas-powered units.
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.
Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these, cheap, products for a variety of frugal personal and household uses.
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.
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.
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.
One of the worst household chores is cleaning a messy oven. No-one wants to spend hours cleaning up grease splashes. Here are some tips to reduce the problem.
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.
You can save money and the environment by using white vinegar and baking soda to clean just about anything. Vinegar even acts as an effective weed killer.
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.
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'll show you how to de-freeze your freezer in double-quick time without melting your food. You'll be amazed what a difference it makes knowing how to defrost in 20 minutes.
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.
A step-by-step DIY home remedy for removing the smell of dog urine from carpets quickly without chemicals and how to find invisible stains with a UV black light!
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...
Bamboo furniutre is a great addition to a home. If weather damage begins to show, follow these easy steps to bring your bamboo furniture back to life and ready to be used once again.
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.
Advice from an experienced green-cleaning housekeeper on getting great results and avoiding damage steam mopping wood floors.
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.
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...
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!
This article explains how to completely descale an electric kettle naturally, without the need for any nasty chemicals or any scrubbing.
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.
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.
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.
A review of the Duggar family laundry soap recipe: a review of the soap recipe, and the effectiveness of homemade laundry detergent.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Save money on laundry detergent—make your own 100% natural laundry soap! You can have fresh, clean clothes while avoiding harmful chemicals.
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.