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  • 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.

    How to Declutter Your Bookshelves Without the Guilt

    How to Declutter Your Bookshelves Without the Guilt

    by Jennifer Wilber3

  • 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.

    Refurbishing Old Cleaning Products

    Refurbishing Old Cleaning Products

    by Victoria Ratcliffe0

  • 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 and Brass Without Chemicals

    How to Clean Copper and Brass Without Chemicals

    by India Arnold23

  • 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.

    How to Make Your Own Washing Soda at Home

    How to Make Your Own Washing Soda at Home

    by Victoria Van Ness5

  • 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.

    5 Homemade Drain Cleaners for Clogged Drains

    5 Homemade Drain Cleaners for Clogged Drains

    by Paul Goodman0

  • Blood stains in fabric, furniture, and clothes can be a real bummer. Wherever the fresh or dried stubborn stain is, learn how to remove it once and for all. Here are some simple cleaning hacks. The best part is, these cleaning products are probably sitting around your house.

    How to Remove Blood Stains From Fabric and Clothes

    How to Remove Blood Stains From Fabric and Clothes

    by Layne Holmes4

  • 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.

    How to Clean Silver With Homemade Tarnish Remover

    How to Clean Silver With Homemade Tarnish Remover

    by Leah Lefler16

  • Tired of your house smelling like the meal you just cooked? Tired of coming back from a restaurant smelling like food, grease, or spices? If you're like me, you like your home and your clothes to smell fresh and clean. Here's how to get rid of bad odors.

    How to Get Food Smells Out of Clothes and Fabric

    How to Get Food Smells Out of Clothes and Fabric

    by Layne Holmes7

  • Vinegar is the home cleaning superhero - no joke. Let's talk about why on earth you would choose this pungent beauty to clean everything from carpets to glass to even your washing machine. The power of vinegar doesn't end inside the home, so let's explore all the goodness it has to offer!

    Vinegar: A Vegan, Eco-Friendly Essential for Cleaning Your Home

    Vinegar: A Vegan, Eco-Friendly Essential for Cleaning Your Home

    by Melanie0

  • 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.

    Natural Home Deodorizing Tips for Every Room

    Natural Home Deodorizing Tips for Every Room

    by Victoria Van Ness5

  • 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.

    10 Essential Oil Uses for Green Cleaning and Reducing Toxins in the Home

    10 Essential Oil Uses for Green Cleaning and Reducing Toxins in the Home

    by Jennifer C4

  • Make laundry soap and save tons of money! This soap actually works, and it's really easy and cheap to make! Safe for all washers, including high-efficiency (HE).

    How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap

    How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap

    by Rebecca0

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