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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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05
Nov 18

One Good Reason Not to Throw Out Those Mesh Produce Bags

Repurposing your household items doesn’t just reduce waste—it saves money, too. That’s the good news. The great news is: You don’t have to be super crafty to reap the benefits of creative reuse. If you think you’ve got the chops (read: literally five minutes) for a super quick, easy, and clever home project, we’ve got just the kitchen DIY for you.

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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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18
Jun 18

Stop Throwing Out Your Used Tea Bags

It feels so good to be able to do something with the things we’d normally discard. Coffee grounds as rose fertilizer and clementine peels saved for DIY candles come to mind, not to mention composting in general.

If you’re a regular or occasional tea drinker, you can add your tea bags to the list of garbage you shouldn’t throw out just yet. Here are some ways to re-use them post brew:

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05
Jun 18

Here's One Smart Way to Handle Your Lost Sock Problem

Keeping socks paired up through the laundry cycle is pretty simple if you toss them in a mesh bag beforehand, but that step doesn’t make its way into everyone’s routine. If you’re more likely to toss dirty socks in the general direction of the hamper—well, you’re probably hoarding a pretty large “orphan sock” collection.

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18
May 18

Does Sun Bleaching Really Work? We Tried It

Nothing compares to the smell of fresh laundry that’s been hanging outside to dry. Not only is it a fresh and efficient way to do laundry, it’s also oft-touted as a way to brighten whites without having to use special detergents or harsh chemicals. All you need is plenty of time and sunshine.

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06
Apr 18

10 Easy Dusting Hacks for When You’re Beyond Lazy

Dust is evidence. You can trace it like rings of a tree to know how long it’s been since you’ve cleaned. Some find dusting therapeutic and get to surfaces before dust even has a chance to settle, others dust only when their mother in law brings it to their attention. Whichever camp you belong to, these dusting hacks are something you can use from time to time…because less time spent dusting the bookshelf equals more time reading the books.

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25
Mar 18

​The Secret Miracle Cleaner You've Had in Your Apartment Since College

When you’re looking for an effective cleaner, most of us would love to find something inexpensive, non-toxic and — while we’re being picky — something we already have at home. Often white vinegar, the darling of every DIY cleaning maven, fits the bill. But some people just cannot stand the smell.

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23
Mar 18

Can You Really Dust Your Houseplants With A Banana Peel? We Tried It, Here Are Our Results!

It seems everyone and their brother has plant fever these days, and the only cure is MORE PLANTS! We’ve mastered the art of watering, they’re all stayin’ alive. Now we’re onto more cosmetic issues, like: just how shiny and clean can I get my plants? Can I buff them with banana peels?

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24
Feb 18

​Why You Should Keep Coffee Filters in the Living Room

It’s easy — and sometimes good — to be compartmentalized. It’s one way to keep ourselves sane and present in a world of multi-tasking and many-hat-wearing. But when it comes to uses for items around the house, thinking outside the box — or the room, as the case may be — can unearth some pretty handy applications for things we already have on hand. For example, here’s why you shouldn’t relegate coffee filters to the kitchen, but keep some in the living room as well.

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