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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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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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01
Jan 18

Never Clean These Things with Baking Soda

From scrubbing pots and pans to deep-cleaning appliances, baking soda is such a great cleaning agent that it’s tempting to want to use it on everything. But even though it’s gentler than some alternatives, baking soda still has some downfalls.

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17
Dec 17

10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know by Heart

Is your cleaning mantra “When in doubt, douse it in bleach”? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can’t always trust that your health isn’t suffering—the problem with many household chemical cleaners is that they’re actually toxic to your health.

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Nov 17

How To Get Rid of Red Wine Stains

I’m a white wine drinker usually, but last week I had friends over who love red wine, and we all dove in. Sure enough, within the first hour I had red wine spattered on my dress-shirt from a cork that popped in the wrong way. Not so long ago a friend spilled red wine on my new white linen chair in the living room. Ugh. It looked awful, but with a little smart work, all was okay. Due to this, I’ve gotten pretty good at getting these stains out and have some info here to help you. Enjoy and please add your own remarks.

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