26
Nov 18

If You Ever Spill While Cooking, You Should Stash Some Chalk in Your Kitchen

You know how weightlifters and gymnasts use chalk powder to keep their sweaty hands dry? The same principle carries over with all kinds of grease (dry shampoo, anyone?). Next time you find yourself with an oil splatter or greasy stain on your favorite top, trade in your stain stick and try pre-treating with a little chalk instead. Like baby powder, chalk is ultra-absorbent, making it a must-have to keep on hand for bacon grease splatters and lipstick marks alike.

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15
Nov 18

This Is the Most Hated Cleaning Task in America

Being an adult means tackling things we’d rather not do, and that is especially true when it comes to certain household chores. According to a new survey compiled by the American Cleaning Institute, over half of Americans rank this task their most hated out of all of them—do you agree?

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07
Oct 18

This $20 Mop Is So Much Better Than a Swiffer

Raise your hand if you have a household chore that you just love to do. Even if you hate cleaning, you probably have your hand in the air. There’s always something. I love, love, love using the Shop-Vac. It’s incredibly satisfying to watch it cut a swathe through dust and dirt, swooshing everything up into its roaring nozzle. I can Shop-Vac all day long, and I always claim the job when we’re doing a big project. I even picked one out as a Valentine’s Day present once. (I know.)

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25
Sep 18

5 Things You Need to Know About Effectively Hand-Washing Your Dishes

If you don’t have the luxury of dishwasher in your home, you know how quickly dishes can pile up and wreak havoc on your kitchen. Even if you have a fail-proof system for conquering your your tower of plates and coffee mugs, hand washing your dishes eats up extra time and energy—and then there’s the mental gymnastics of wondering if, after all that effort, any of your dishes are actually clean.

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07
Sep 18

15 Brilliant Things You Can Clean With Bar Keepers Friend (According to Reviews on Amazon)

One extremely valuable feature of Amazon—one that takes some of the uncertainty out of buying many things sight-unseen—is the power of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of user reviews.

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10
Aug 18

The Best Robot Vacuums — The Best List

Whether you have pets and need the extra help, or just want to streamline your cleaning process, a robot vacuum is a great product to add to your arsenal. These small, vaguely cute machines run on their own, and some can even be put on a schedule and charge themselves so you truly don’t have to think about it. There are a ton of options out there, and each comes with its own long list of features to sift through, so we narrowed down our favorites to help you find the best fit for your needs.

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23
Jul 18

5 Secrets of People Who Always Seem to Have a Tidy Kitchen

There are some folks who seem to have immaculately clean kitchens at all times. Whether you’re over for a party or you swing by unannounced for a quick cup of coffee, their kitchens are always spotless — with gleaming countertops, floors you could eat off of, and everything in its place.

How do these people manage to keep things so neat and tidy? They know to do these five things.

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19
Jul 18

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.

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05
Jul 18

Do These 6 Things Now for a More Carefree Summer

The middle of the year is an optimal time to do a little planning to have a great summer ahead. Whether you’ve already been to the beach a few times this year or you haven’t even thought about your summer plans yet, cleaning and clearing out these six areas of life and home just might be the secret to a more carefree summer.

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03
Jul 18

6 Feng Shui Tips Every Novice Should Know

Feng shui is all about creating harmony between your inner self and the world around you, but if we’re being totally honest, incorporating it into your home is hard stuff.

Similar to the latest trends in tech, fashion, or design, the definition of good feng shui is constantly evolving, which means your home should follow suit. Ugh.

“It can be intimidating—even for us consultants,” says Laura Cerrano, founder and CEO of consulting firm Feng Shui Manhattan. “Becoming a master takes years of experience—it’s a very humbling practice.”

If you want to fully integrate feng shui into your home, Cerrano recommends attending a class or enlisting a consultant. However, if you just want to add a little good juju into your space, here are some basic—we’re talking very basic—tips for getting your feng shui on:

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