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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24
Jun 18

This 3-Word Cleaning Strategy is Your Shortcut to Spotless

When it comes to housekeeping, few people know the ropes as well as Durk Johnson. In addition to serving as the executive director of Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP)—a national organization that specializes in housekeeping principles and procedures—he has over fifteen years experience in cleaning luxury rentals around the world. Recently, Johnson shared his simple but fail-safe approach to quick and quality housekeeping, and it all boils down to one straightforward step.

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21
Jun 18

6 Things You Should Clean on the Longest Day of the Year

On June 21 this year—aka the summer solstice—the sun travels the longest path through the sky, giving us the most daylight of any day of the year. Let’s celebrate this day of maximum sunshine by using the sun’s gift of light to clean.

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