Does it Work? We Tested Those Soap-Free Spaghetti Scrubber Sponges

I recently learned something that totally blew my mind: you uh… actually don’t need soap to wash your dishes. Or at least, that’s what one cleaning brand called Goodbye Detergent claims, thanks to their Original Spaghetti Scrub. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Do Household Cleaning Products Actually Expire?

Do you know how old your furniture polish is? If you have to think back to a specific purchase and then do math, chances are it’s expired. And what about those other products you have to reach way back in the cupboard for — those products you only use a few times a year? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Heading to an Estate Sale This Weekend? Keep an Eye Out for These Cleaning and Organizational Products

If your reaction to the title of this post was “eww“, that’s valid, I hear you, secondhand items aren’t for the faint of heart. But there are those among us who were born thrifty and live the 3 R’s of recycling to the fullest. We like saving money, staying out of big box stores, and know that estate sales are more than just great places to find unique vintage home decor. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

3 Amazon Buys Currently On Sale Perfect For Your Spring-Cleaning Arsenal — Amazon Deal of the Day

Although those in the path of the Nor’easter may disagree, spring is officially here. Thankfully, no matter the outside temperature, we can already start observing one of our favorite parts of the season: spring cleaning. The unofficial holiday starts around the time we start thinking about the last time we vacuumed under the bed and runs until we actually vacuum under the bed (as late as mid-June for some of us). But no matter what your personal timeline, we have three on-sale products from Amazon to start getting you inspired for your next deep clean. READ MORE » Powered by Read More

​The Cleaning Mistake I Didn't Know I Was Making (But I'm Going to Keep Doing Anyway)

Back when I Kon-Mari-ed my cleaning supplies, I dutifully refilled my homemade baking soda dispensers (jars with holes hammered into the lids) and my re-purposed white vinegar squirters (empty dish soap bottles) so I’d have one of each in every bathroom. I use these ubiquitous homemade cleaners to scrub and disinfect all our sinks and toilets — or so I thought. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

These Amazon Deals Are Good For Your Wallet – & The Environment — Amazon Deal of the Day

We are always looking for more eco-friendly ways to shop for our homes. In addition to being better for the environment, it’s also a money-saver. That said, it can often mean spending more money up front for savings down the line, even if it’s small (like our new favorite $6 solution to paper towels). So when we do see deals on green products, we get excited. Ahead, three buys that are better for the environment – and currently better for your wall – on Amazon. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The 5 Cleaning Must-Haves that Pro House Cleaners Swear By

Have you ever wished you could give your home a professional-level clean all by yourself? With the right tools and the right cleaning products, you can get your home just as spotless—you just have to know what to use. And more specifically, you have to know what the pros use. So we reached out to them to get the scoop on the necessities. Here are 5 must-have cleaning solutions and tools that the people who make cleaning their business swear by, and why they love them so much. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How To Remove Pet Hair From Furniture, Floors and More

If you have cats or dogs (or both!), I hope for your sake you’ve got a leather sofa, because we all know that pet hair clings to stuff tighter than a squirrel with a nut in the dead of winter. Alas, leather furniture is expensive, so most of us are left on our hands and knees, with a roll of tape, going over every inch of each surface, and praying that — JUST THIS ONCE — we get it all. Here are a few tips and alternatives to preserve your sanity. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Unexpected Gift Item (On Sale Today Only!) You Need to Add to Your Shopping List This Year — Deal of the Day

The gift of a quickly cleaned home is one that keeps on giving. So as you plan your holiday shopping list this season, it’s worth treating your loved ones (or even yourself) to the luxury of easy housekeeping. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How To Spot Clean Old or Set-In Upholstery Stains

By this point I’m reasonably certain that the majority of responsible furniture owners are aware that spills and stains on upholstery should be cleaned immediately, with all due haste. It’s the right thing to do, and stands the best chance of successful stain removal. But, let’s consider for a moment the times when it’s just not possible to immediately handle a stain. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico