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!
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!
What's the difference between the Dyson digital slim DC59 Animal and the new DC59 Motorhead version?
Learn what to do with old, broken-up concrete, bricks, rocks, and construction debris—where to take it, and what your disposal options are.
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.
Once I had a list for my daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and a schedule, the routine took over. My house was organized, always presentable, and took very little time to maintain.
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!
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 and the effectiveness of homemade laundry detergent.
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 a few reviews of household cleaners that I have found to be affordable and effective.
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.
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.
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?
Linen clothes always look 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!
Don't you just hate it when you stain something and don't know the best way to clean it? Here are the best DIY cleaning hacks!
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.
How to clean dirt, sap, and stains out of Sunbrella Cushions, with before-and-after pictures. Scotchguard your cushions as a final cleaning step.
This step-by-step guide shows you how to properly handwash and air dry clothes without a washer and dryer. The results are just as good as using machines!
Your silver is tarnished and sad-looking, and you want its beautiful, glowing shine back! Here's a safe, cheap, environmentally friendly way to get it.
Your wood stove or fireplace insert glass can often have a grey or black "baked-on" film over it. Here is how you can get rid of it without doing any damage to your glass.
When we decided to put Pergo-laminated flooring in our home, I was worried about having to buy some special proprietary blend of cleaning product for it. Luckily, this wasn't the case, and I'm able to make a cleaning solution with common household items for pennies per bottle. Here's how!
If you have water marks on your shower screen or shower door and are struggling to clean them off, then this tip will remove them quickly and cheaply.
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 properly ventilate your bathroom after you take a shower or bath.
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.
Remove those ugly gray scuff marks on your dishes using this easy process. You only need a damp rag and toothpaste.
This article explores easy methods for removing melted plastic from surfaces without causing damage.
Do you have stuffed animals in need of a wash? This easy method is inexpensive and uses what most people already have at home.
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.
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.
If you really want to live more naturally 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.
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.
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.
Takes you through how you should clean your stone bath on a regular occurrence, and what to do in the event of scratches or other damage
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 is included to assist in the cleaning of cupboards.
Save money and foster a healthy home by making your own DIY cleaning products for kitchen, bathroom, and carpet.
What can you do when you have laundry piling up and no washing machine to wash it? You'll need children's playground clothing, laundry soap and bleach, sorting bins, and a laundry basket.
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.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make a homemade toilet bowl cleaner that cleans and disinfects just as well as harsh chemical cleaners.
You might assume that the washing machine kills viruses and bacteria on your clothes, but in fact, washing can transfer germs from one item to another. Here's how to properly clean your clothes.
Many people are suffering from disturbed sleep and other sleeping disorders that may be due to stress brought about by a fast pace life. One of the biggest contributors to such disorders is the kind of pillows you rest on every night.
Wondering how to eliminate the smell of smoke in your house or car? Here are some tips to get rid of it.
If you have dogs, dust, and dirt to contend with in your home or car, you're going to love the lightweight, easily adaptable Shark Lift-Around Canister vacuum. It's intuitive and intelligent!
Clean sticky label glue from glass jars using coconut oil. The adhesive residue comes off in minutes using this method.
The Eureka Powerline vacuum is an affordable bagless vacuum with user-friendly features and excellent cleaning power. Before you buy an expensive vacuum, consider the Eureka.
Learn a variety of methods for removing the smell of cooked fish and other stinky foods from your home.
Cleaning a messy room can be overwhelming! Try these four steps for quickly cleaning and organizing your bedroom.
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.
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, and leather.
Learn my tips on how to clean dog hair out of carpet, especially on the stairs. I also recommend the best vacuum to remove dog hair.
You don't have to spend hours cleaning your house! Here's how to recapture wasted time and clean your house in five minutes.
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.
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.
Vacuum cleaners need a small amount of maintenance to keep them cleaning properly. If your Dyson isn't cleaning as it should, try these simple steps to get it fully working again.
How do you remove rust on metal caused by cat urine? You can DIY or replace it with a new register. Here's how to get rid of the rust and choose the right spray paint.
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.
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.
Save money on laundry detergent—make your own 100% natural laundry soap! You can have fresh, clean clothes while avoiding harmful chemicals.
Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.
Cleaning green is becoming more necessary. Here are easy ways to clean green. You can clean your tub, microwave, windows, and soap scum from faucets all without harming the earth.
Laminate wood floors are more popular than ever—they look good, they are fairly inexpensive, and they are easy to maintain. Learn the best way to clean them and keep them looking new.
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!
An explanation on what dry cleaning is and how to get around the process, or at least reduce visits to the dry cleaner.
What causes yellow spots on clothes after washing? What causes pink stains on laundry? This article will provide some answers.
A 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.
Rubbing alcohol has many uses. It works great for many cleaning projects around the house and also has many medicinal uses. Use it as an astringent and clean make-up brushes too.
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!
Before turning to serious chemicals, try this natural, homemade drain cleaner recipe to remove your clogs.
Do you have stainless steel or aluminum pots that, no matter how hard you scrub, you cannot get them clean and shiny again? I will show you how you can with easy instructions and photos.
Everyone needs more storage solutions. Here are some of the ways I have used shoe organizers to help de-clutter the bathroom, kitchen, playroom, and more.
Indoor air quality may be worse than outdoor air quality. Know what you can do to improve the air quality in your home so your family can live healthily and avoid the risk of asthma and COPD.
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.
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. These tips are easy to follow.
Exhausted by itchy bites, crawling and pinprick sensations, and something invisible landing on your skin? Mystery solved: Here is how I dealt with black mould in my home.
I think I'm pretty qualified to say what's wrong with the Simpson PS3228 Powershot Pressure Washer, because I've owned one for over a year now and I've used it for both my business and around home. I've owned
Here are my homemade anti-static recipes to eliminate static cling on synthetic fabrics, including homemade fabric softener, static spray and fabric-softening dryer sheets.
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.
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.
Removing glue stains from suede items doesn't have to be scary. Follow these simple steps to restore suede couches, shoes, carpets, curtains, and more!
Using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, clean silverware and silver jewellery/jewelry at home. No harsh chemicals, just store cupboard ingredients.
This article includes tips on how to clean your copper bath. It tells you how to remove mineral deposits and what products you should avoid using.
I wanted to conduct a long-term study of a robotic vacuum cleaner, focusing on maintenance requirements and its ability to operate correctly. I chose the Ecovacs Deebot M88 as my test subject.
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.
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.
This article explains the difference between common and toxic mold, who should be concerned about mold, how to test for the presence of toxic mold in your apartment, and what to expect if deadly mold is found.
Cleaning suede or sheepskin slippers is not difficult if you follow a few simple rules. Don't just throw them in the washing machine. Suede is unlike other materials and requires special treatment.
Pine resin smells wonderful at Christmas time, but I hate the black marks it leaves on my hands (and anything I touch) for days. This year, I discovered a miraculous reprieve: waterless hand sanitizer.
Vinegar can replace many expensive chemical cleaning products, but it is good to know the pros and cons of cleaning with vinegar before making the official switch.
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!
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!).
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.
No one likes housekeeping tasks, but they're a necessary evil. Here are a few suggestions to make your housekeeping duties less stressful and tips for how to maintain a less stressful environment.
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 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.
Here's how to clean old or fresh cat pee stains out of everything from your favorite dress to your brand new sofa.
How to put Borax on moldy wooden-house structural parts (to kill mold roots) written by a homeowner who did it. Photos included.
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.
Suffering from rust in your sink and mineral deposits in your tub? Does the idea of cleaning your shower bring beads of sweat to your brow? There is an alternative! Learn how to save on elbow grease and clean even the ickiest shower in a jiffy.
Follow these easy steps to learn how to clean your kitchen cabinets without damaging them. Explore natural and chemical options for all five main cabinet types.
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 everywhere else has been the bane of my existence.
Read on to learn how to peel off that vinyl wall stick you no longer want—without damaging the paint or leaving a sticky residue.
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 aluminum 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.
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 suffer from stinky vents, here are several DIY solutions to the problem of unwanted odors in your central heating and air system.
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.
I went through just a couple of hundreds of files from my recent inspections in search for some pictures and I'm overwhelmed by the number of mold-contaminated attics.
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.
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.
Bleach spilled on your carpet? Need to know how to get it out or hide it? Here are some simple tricks that work, either for the short term or long term.
We all get clogged drains, and they all have to be unclogged. Before you call a plumber, read some easy and simple solutions for getting your drains unclogged. Also, learn how to prevent this from happening often.
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.
A large number 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.
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.
Bathrooms are filled with germs that can make you and your family sick. Learn how to clean bathrooms and keep them clean.
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.
I was searching for a budget-priced robotic vacuum cleaner with the power to keep up with the big boys. Kobot’s RV353 appeared to be exactly what I needed.
Housekeeping is a hated chore for you. Here are some more hacks to get it done quickly so you can get on doing what you'd rather be doing.
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!
Not using your silver or your silver flatware because it is tarnished and too hard to clean? With Tarn-X, it can look shiny and brand new within minutes. See how easily I cleaned my 55-year-old utensils.
Here are 22 great uses for household bleach. Overuse of sodium hypochlorite is not recommended, but some things really benefit from a quick dip in a bleach solution.
Remove humidity from your living environment to maintain a healthy body and prevent water damage to your home. Learn how to identify the signs of moisture issues and find out how to remedy them with cheap, natural methods.
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.
Glossy kitchen tiles look fabulous in the magazines, but how do you keep them streak free? It's quite simple once you know how and you don't need any chemicals!
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.
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.
There are some smart, fun and creative ways to get started decluttering. We're here to share great ideas to clear out your home and lighten your load.
Advice from an experienced green-cleaning housekeeper on getting great results and avoiding damage when steam mopping wood floors.
I tested and reviewed all of the top green products (Method, Mrs. Meyer's, Seventh Generation, Ecover, etc.) to find out which works best for which job.
Drying your laundry in humid weather can be a pain. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to help you.
These best hardwood floor cleaners have a neutral pH balance to safely clean and restore your hardwood floor effectively.
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.
I love my double kitchen sink, and I thought it was perfect in every way—until it clogged. Find out what did and did not work for me as I tried to unclog it.
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!
Simplify your cleaning routine, meal prep, wardrobe, and kitchen gadgets as you single-task to make housekeeping a more pleasant and satisfying experience.
To make kitchens more cleanable, combine quick cleaning tips with new technology. Get your kitchen to do some of the work for you!
Do you have a fibreglass/acrylic bathtub? Are you in despair because it got stained after you took a hot bath with essential oils? Here is what to do and what not to do when removing stains from your bathtub!
Cleaning a microfiber couch doesn't have to be a pain. Learn the different ways you can clean your microfiber couch.
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.
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.
Spring cleaning is often a daunting task, but I have compiled some tips and tricks to make it quicker and easier.
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 in the US. They’ll sell you all of the cleaning supplies you’ll need, and the machine will cost about $25–$30 to rent for 24 hours.
The term 'upholstery' originated from the words 'up' and 'holden', or 'to hold up'. Upholstery 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 or coverings in automobiles and boats.
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.
Why go out and buy leather cleaner when you can use the natural products in your kitchen? A little olive oil and lemon juice will go a long way in helping to clean your leather jacket or coat.
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.
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!
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.
I was looking for a robotic vacuum that cleaned well and did not require supervision. Samsung's Powerbot appeared to be a good option.
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."
Leather boots can get dirty and smelly really fast, so in this article, I go over the best ways to clean your boots and get rid of those awful smells. You don't have to throw away your leather boots just because they are dirty and smelly; they can be saved!
Natural tips and tricks to eliminate odor from your vintage clothing that cannot be placed in the wash.
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.
If you are having problems with your laminated floors being streaky, here is a solution that really works. Even better, all you need are products you already have in the house.
Your kitchen is looking a little dingy and worse for 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!
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!
This article will provide you with tips and tricks for how to create and use your own homemade, eco-friendly laundry detergent. It will also share helpful info about other natural additives to add to your clothes-washing routine.
Spring may be gone, but it is never too late to start cleaning and organizing your home and lifestyle.
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.
Learn how to clean laminate wood flooring to keep it looking good for years to come. Find some easy tips for keeping the shine without breaking your back.
You have an ink stain from your pen on your best new blouse or shirt. Learn how to use simple things you already have around the house to remove the stain.
What do you do if your Shark Navigator vacuum seems to lose its suction power? All you need to do is give it a good cleaning!
Cleaning suede doesn't need to be difficult or expensive. You can get rid of dirt and dust from suede, both real and faux, at home! Follow these simple instructions to spiff up your suede items.
Learn how to remove blood stains from clothes. These easy, foolproof methods use items you already have around your house.
Here is a multistep guide on how to remove sticker residue from clothes, particularly t-shirts. Possible solutions include using Goo Gone, irons, etc.
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.
Simple and pain-free things you can do to make your house look clutter free all the time, with only a little bit of effort on your part.
This article will show you how to identify the sources of mold, remove any traces of it in your home, and prevent additional mold from growing in the future.
A heated deep cleaner for carpets is essential for every homeowner. This review shows why the Bissell PROheat is an excellent choice.
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.
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!
Even cat lovers have to admit that the smell of cat urine is terrible and nearly impossible to remove from carpets, upholstery, wood floors, bedding, or anywhere else. Here's how!
Has your favorite sweater developed unsightly lint balls? You can remove and prevent fuzz-balls or pilling with these simple hacks. It's easy to make your clothes last longer and look better.
Dealing with crayon creations on every surface BUT the paper you gave your little one? Fear not. This guide will teach you how to get crayon out of anything, from window screens to carpet.
Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these cheap products for a variety of personal and household uses.
How to clean wooden furniture like the pros do! Cleaners and techniques to make your wooden furniture sparkle.
Learn to harness the secret power of vinegar to remove limescale around the home. The hard water deposits can be effortlessly removed with the right kind of vinegar cleaning.