03
Apr 19

Here’s a Simple and Food-Safe Way to Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen


Ants tend to pop up in the spring and can linger through summer, foraging through your kitchen for food.
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07
Mar 19

Natural Vinegar Is the Only Floor Cleaner You Need (Even for Carpet)

You can use it on almost all your floors, including—it may surprise you—your carpet.
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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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03
Mar 19

7 Risky Ways You Might Be Using Clorox Wipes

In these germ-ridden months, it’s a great idea to keep a full roster of cleaning agents on hand, including Clorox wipes. The household staple, which both cleans and disinfects surfaces, is said to kill 99.9% of germs, including viruses that cause cold and flu. But before you go to town wiping down everything in your home, be aware that Clorox wipes are only safe and effective when used as intended—which means there are a few ways you definitely don’t want to use them.

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08
Feb 19

5 (Way Too Common) Mistakes You Might Make with Bleach

Bleach is a strong cleanser that, when used properly, can be a safe and effective option for sanitizing various objects and surfaces in your kitchen, in the laundry and around your house. “But it’s not an all-purpose cleaner,” says Nancy Boc, senior vice president of education at the American Cleaning Institute.

Here are five things you should never clean or do with bleach:

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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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13
May 18

The Best Way to Polish & Clean Silver: 4 Home Remedy Methods Put to the Test — Apartment Therapy Cleaning How To

The table’s set with fresh cut flowers, punchy cloth napkins and a place for every person — you wouldn’t want some tarnished silverware ruining that gorgeous tablescape, would you? Because if you’re busting out the silver, it must be a special occasion.

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28
Mar 18

​Why I'll Always Keep "Alvin Corn" in My Cleaning Kit

I love natural, inexpensive, simple DIY household cleaners with one giant caveat: they have to work. One of my very favorite homemade cleaners is Alvin Corn. I’ve mixed one up for every bathroom in the house and one for common areas and it’s one green cleaning solution I’ll never replace.

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27
Mar 18

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?

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04
Feb 18

How to Unclog a Shower Drain Like a Boss

Hair, soap scum, and mineral build-up are all bathroom realities, and at some point in your life, you’ll have to ask yourself, “How do I unclog my bathtub? How do I clear my shower drain? How do I keep them from getting clogged in the first place?!?” These ten methods — listed in order of increasing intensity, from “Keeping Things Clear” to “Renting Power Equipment” — will keep your bathtub and shower truly clean, inside and out.

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