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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Fridge’s Humidity Drawers

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There are two things to remember when trying to extend the life of your fresh produce: temperature and humidity. Your refrigerator can control both, but only if you use your humidity drawers properly. And, chances are, you’re not. Humidity drawers are on the bottom of

Prepping For The Maids: How Much Do I *Really* Need To Pick Up?

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We know, you’re reading this because you want a straight answer—and probably straightened cushions, furniture, and vacuum lines. But the truth is how much de-cluttering you do before your Maids team arrives is up to you, and it depends on where and how you want them

No More Sandwiches: 5 School Lunches That Are Better Than Sliced Bread

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Ask any child in the 4th grade, and they’ll tell you: sandwiches were so last year. As in every day last year. This year, think outside the bread and pack lunches for your kids that are full of variety, nutrition, and most of all, FUN. Breakfast for lunch Who doesn’t

How to Blend Essential Oils

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It’s no coincidence that we humans closely tie scents with memories. In fact, we’re hard-wired for it; our olfactory lobe, the small part of the brain that analyzes smells, is closely connected to the amygdala and the hippocampus, the regions of the brain that handle

What To Expect When You’re Expecting…A Maid

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Congratulations! You’re expecting a cleaning service! This newest addition to your family will bring more light and life into your home, but before your bundle of joy arrives (and what a joy it will be!), you’ll need to do a little prep work to give them the best

Make Room For Summer Travel: 15 Packing Hacks

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Whether packing is a hurdle or one more exciting leap closer to your summer vacation, we have 15 packing hacks ready to help make the most of your trip and your luggage space. 1. Brown or black. Shoes take up the most space in a suitcase. Decide what color shoes you

Kids Come Clean: 5 Tips From Master Mess Makers

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Out of the mouths of babes…comes pretty great cleaning advice. Since kids are particularly skilled at creating messes, we asked eight kids between the ages of three and nine a few pressing questions about housework, chores, and cleaning tips. It turns out they have a

5 No-Sweat Appetizers That Are A Breeze To Make

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We love food that soaks up a lot of flavor and presentation value, but not a lot of time, and these five easy, summer appetizers do just that. 1. Eight-Layer Dip Every layer of this summertime 8-Layer Dip brings its own kind of wonderful to each bite. Creamy, salty,

How To Keep Your Cool With Pool Organization

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If children and swimming are in your summer future, chances are you’re on the hunt for pool organization hacks that maximize the fun and minimize the trips to the lost and found (or the store). The mad rush out of doors and the bedraggled creep back in can make it

2017 Patio Trends That Rock

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Made from a variety of materials and available in many shapes and sizes, outdoor patios (literally) lay the groundwork for hosting neighborhood potlucks and enjoying a little peace and quiet with your morning coffee. Pave the way to a good time. This unique use of

Prevent Hard Water Stains On Granite and Stone Surfaces the Easy Way

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Since its first introduction in the late 1980s, granite countertops have caused quite the sensation. Initially offered in only two colors, granite is now mined globally in a myriad of sizes, shapes, colors, and depths owing to lower shipping costs and increased

Talking To Your Maid Service About Getting a Better Clean

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Whether it’s the first time you are hiring a maid service or the first time with a new housekeeping team, getting the clean you want doesn’t always happen the first time around. Establishing a great working relationship takes time and commitment. And, more often than

How To Avoid the Hot Mess(es) Of Summer

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Wet swimsuits, schmeary sunscreen, muddy thunderstorms, color run clouds—summers don’t come clean very easily. What should be a more relaxed season ends up being a much more messy one, which brings its own layer of stress, chaos, and grime. The only way true way avoid

5 Summer Recipes Your College Kids Will Love

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Remember your first summer back from college? You arrived at the front door of your house with all of your stuff, probably feeling a bit more like a visitor than you expected. Most likely you were still riding the high of your newfound independence, which didn’t

Mother’s Day Gifts That Warm Her Heart (But Don’t Clutter Her House)

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It goes without saying that mothers are superheroes (but we’ll say it anyway because it bears repeating). They basically do the impossible; they schedule, they taxi, they feed, they clothe, they clean, they follow up, and they follow through. What they can’t always

5 Tips For Naturally Beautiful Curb Appeal

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Picking out the right exterior paint colors for your home is never as fun as it first appears to be. While it may be fun to pick out swatches and paint samples on the side of your home, picking the perfect color is often a gut-wrenching process: what if it’s too dark?

5 Chores Your Kids Will Love To Do

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You may not realize this, but one of the best things about having kids is that they can be taught to help out around the house. And if you teach them right, they’ll actually love to pitch in. Well, most of the time. The truth is, participating in running the family

Maid For You: How to Choose the Right Maid Service

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We’ve been in the cleaning business long enough to know that hiring a cleaning service isn’t for everyone. Some people like to do it themselves. Some people aren’t comfortable having someone else clean their bathrooms (although these folks are in the minority—most

Liven Up Your Home Decor With These 5 Plants

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Nothing freshens up a room like a houseplant. They clean the air, give decor a soft visual interest, and provide a relaxing routine to homeownership. With so many varieties out there right now, the question isn’t where to put a plant, but how many to get. Best

The Fine Art of Cleaning Fine Art

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Great care should be taken when cleaning anything of value, whether it is a priceless heirloom from a relative or a recently purchased oil painting from a local artist. Use the tips below, or leave it to the pros. Cleaning Original Oil Paintings Oil paintings can be
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