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Genius Cleaning Tricks with Pantry Basics

If you have vinegar, olive oil, and dryer sheets in your pantry, you have the tools to try these genius cleaning tricks using just the pantry basics! Common household items are usually our best defense against stains, dirt, and mildew. There’s no need for expensive cleaning solution or bad-smelling chemicals when you have these cleaning tricks […]

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Cleaning Furniture and Upholstery

Furniture plays a huge role in our daily lives and can be difficult to keep clean. No matter how hard we work to keep our furniture spotless, there will always be scuffs, spills, and marks that accumulate from family members and pets. Don’t be discouraged! With a few common household products and a little elbow […]

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Mattress Cleaning and Maintenance

When it comes to mattress cleaning, most people are at a loss. After all, you can’t put a mattress in the washer, and it’s so big that it’s a pain to even get off the bed. However, before you give up cleaning the mattress as a bad job, think of how frequently you use it. […]

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How to Clean Outdoor Patio Cushions

When it comes to how to clean outdoor patio cushions, it can be difficult to know where to start. After all, you can’t just toss a patio cushion in the washing machine! But outdoor patio cushions tend to pick up a lot of stains and dirt, and can also get a little dingy while sitting in […]

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How to Remove Carpet Stains

Nothing makes your heart sink like seeing a stain slowly spreading across your freshly vacuumed carpet, which is why we’ve put together the ultimate three-step guide about how to remove carpet stains. With some fast action and a little vinegar, your carpet will be stain-free in no time! Step One: Jump into action! The first […]

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How to Clean Your Personal Coffee Maker

Not quite sure how to clean your personal coffee maker? It’s probably time to learn how, based on this unpleasant fact about your coffee maker: According to an NSF study in 2011, the coffee maker is one of the germiest items in your entire house. That’s right: your favorite small appliance can actually be home to lots […]

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How to Wash Pillows

How often do you wash pillows? If you’re like us, you can’t remember the last time you put them in the washer for a good cleaning. However, pillows do need to be washed at least twice a year to get rid of dust and fungi. The good news is that it’s easy to wash pillows, […]

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Four Simple Solutions for a Clutter Free Home

Clutter has a habit of creeping up on us. Our New Year’s resolution is always to declutter our house, and by February, the closets are a mess and we can’t find our favorite pair of shoes. But clutter doesn’t have to control your home anymore. We’ve identified four easy solutions for decluttering your home that […]

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Spring Cleaning Hints

It is hard to believe that March is already almost half over. With the first day of spring just 10 days away, it is time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Cleaning up after a long winter isn’t always the easiest task, but with these hints, you can hopefully save some time and energy!