Anyone can give Mom flowers, candy or dinner at a restaurant on Mother’s Day. But instead of trotting out the old standbys, with nary a thought, why not put a little imagination into her special day this year? Think about it — your mom is most likely inspiring, amazing and wonderful, so why shouldn’t her

How to Properly Clean Marble

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 by

Marble is a delicate item to clean. Even though it is a stone, it needs to be taken good care of on a regular basis. This type of stone is imprinted by acids, so it is always a good idea to pay close attention to what types of beverages you sit on it. Below are

Balancing Housework and Your Baby

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 by

Babies need constant attention — they require constant feedings and diaper changes, and they require them at all hours. Tending to a baby is a full-time job, so it’s no big surprise when dishes start piling up and you’re running out of clean baby bibs. Still, a clutter-free home can make your life feel just

Cleaning and maintaining your home’s carpet can be tricky no matter the color or texture. Many families and individuals tend to experience the same mishaps – liquid spills, muddy paw prints, and everyday wear. Taking preventive measures to keep it clean can save you money from having to buy expensive cleaning products. However, we are

Don’t Let Chores Create Stress

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 by

A study performed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that men and women who feel they’re responsible for most household chores experience higher blood pressure and overall anxiety. Here are a few tips that can help ease the stress: Plan ahead. Plan your meals a week in advance, and only make one

Stain Solutions for Your Carpet

Thursday, 29 January 2015 by

Red wine, tomato sauce, coffee. Each of these items strikes fear in the hearts of homeowners with carpeted floors. Unfortunately, kids with sticky fingers and pets with messy paws — along with the occasional accident — make spills and stains an inevitable part of life. “Carpet stains can be one of the most frustrating cleaning

Tips for a Clean, Green Home

Thursday, 15 January 2015 by

You faithfully separate your paper and plastic recyclables and purchase phosphate-free laundry detergent, but a look at your cleaning cabinet reveals bottles displaying skulls and crossbones. Sure, you know that harsh chemical cleaners aren’t the best for the environment, but how else are you expected to clean your home? Luckily, it’s possible to make your

Home cleaning is a catch-all phrase for the general de-clutter and organizational projects that abound when messiness trumps neatness. But in addition to clearing out the garage, don’t forget to change those oft-neglected filters that can harm your health if left unclean. “Humidifier filters, for example, are designed to wick the water and make it

When it comes to delicate fabric and dry-clean-only clothes, washing your favorite items can be quite a hassle. Picking things up from the dry cleaner isn’t always a quick stop, especially if any unexplained marks or stains appear on your clothes. Or, depending on the chemicals used at specific dry cleaners — like perc —

For even those who enjoy cleaning it can become stressful on occasion when you have a lot going on. Believe it or not you can easily reduce the weight it may put on your shoulders. A lot of us may tend to wait until the last minute to clean and because of this it may

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