03
Jun 19

IKEA Has a Genius $4 Idea for Hiding Your Out of Season Clothes and Bedsheets, In Plain Sight


With this fun hack, we’ve all got one more excuse to accessorize our living rooms and bedrooms.
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15
Apr 19

4 Garbage Can Tricks Everyone Should Try for a Better-Smelling Kitchen


Your garbage might never smell like roses, but it doesn’t have to be totally offensive.
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07
Apr 19

Two Smart Reasons You Should Throw Your Dish Rack in the Dishwasher


When I opened my eyes to see past just dishes, I realized I can get some tricky-to-wash things really, really clean.
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04
Mar 19

If You Ever Do Laundry or Wear Makeup, You Need Some Baby Shampoo

If you thought baby shampoo was only good for washing silky baby hair, then think again. Turns out that baby shampoo has a host of uses around the house, even for non-parents. From makeup removal to treating stains, here seven unexpected ways to use baby shampoo at home outside of the bathtub.

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04
Feb 19

The Smart Reason Some People Are Putting Zip Ties on Broom Handles

Ever noticed that brooms, mops, dusters, and other handheld housekeeping tools have the smallest hanging holes? They never seem to fit on any sort of hook, which makes finding ways to store them slightly challenging.

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14
Jan 19

The Effective (and Totally Free) Rug-Cleaning Secret I Learned from My Dad

Most of my housekeeping habits come from my German mother. She is the queen of clean and the reason my home is mostly spick-and-span. (Although it will never be as tidy as hers, ever.) Still, I have to give credit where credit is due: My favorite trick for ridding rugs of dirt, dog hair, and whatever else ends up embedded in my treasured carpets comes from my dad (who is Irish and English, if that matters).

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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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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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