The Complete Guide To Keeping Your Dorm Room Clean and Tidy

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Let’s face it—dorm rooms aren’t known for their cleanliness or sanitary living conditions, and what’s worse, they can be tiny spaces. The average college dorm room is only about 228 square feet, so if you have a roommate, you each have approximately 114

How to Organize Shoes: Top 10 Shoe Storage Ideas

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Why hire a professional organizer for your shoe closet when our shoe closet ideas make doing it yourself affordable, easy, and fun? Learning how to organize shoes isn’t hard—you start with a clean slate, evaluate your storage options, and make the most of your

How to Get Melted Plastic Off Your Oven and Stovetop

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Hot burners, ceramic cooktops, and ovens are dangerous areas for plastic. And when the two meet, we can end up with an unhealthy melted mess. Plastic bread bags, cutting boards, and utensils quickly melt when they come in contact with a hot surface and leave behind a

How to Clean Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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Christmas means family get-togethers, lots of food and drink, and plenty of decorations. While many of us enjoy decorating for the holidays inside our homes, some of us relish the idea of making a statement with outdoor Christmas decorations. But to keep up with the

How to Take Down Your Christmas Tree Without the Mess

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If you use a real tree and want to know how to take down your Christmas tree without making a mess, you’ve come to the right place. For those of us who venture out into the forest (or simply the local tree lot!) to pick out our Christmas tree each season, we

Essential Pet Cleaning Products for Pet Owners

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Like other family members, our pets bring us joy and companionship while making their share of messes. But unlike some of the other family members, pets can’t clean up their messes, which leaves pet owners on the hook. From tracked in mud to dirty litter boxes,

Hacks for Making Your Home Smell Like the Holidays

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Hacks for Making Your Home Smell Like the Holidays Whether it’s chestnuts roasting on an open fire, freshly cut pine, or warm sugar cookies, it’s easy to confirm that Christmas scents are the very best. They ignite the nostalgia and magic of the season, and make

How to Remove Nail Polish From Carpet, Clothes, and Fabric

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If you’ve been painting your nails for a while, you’ve likely had an accident or two that left you wondering just how to remove nail polish from anything other than your nails. When you’re not quite sure how to get nail polish out of clothes and

How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell in Carpet, Wood, Upholstery, and More

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When your cat urinates outside the litter box, the odor can be challenging to get rid of and nearly impossible to cover up. Whether your cat pees on the carpet, a piece of furniture, bed linens, or clothing, it’s crucial to promptly neutralize the odor and remove the

How to Get Rid of Flies Safely and Naturally

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Figuring out how to get rid of house flies can be challenging. These pesky insects can carry viruses and bacteria, lay eggs, and defecate on surfaces — and that’s just the beginning. Flies can also spread food poisoning, E. coli, dysentery, cholera, typhoid fever,

How to Use Baking Soda for Cleaning Your Entire Home

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The last time you cleaned out your refrigerator, did you spy that little half-open box in the back and wonder to yourself, “What is baking soda used for besides trapping odors and baking?” Well, we can answer that. We’ve rounded up the best ways you can use baking

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in Your House

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Have you noticed tiny flies buzzing around your home? The dreaded fruit flies have arrived, and they won’t go away, despite your efforts to keep things tidy. These tiny nuisances breed quickly, which is why you might notice a single fruit fly one day and then a swarm

How to Wash and Care for Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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From office Christmas parties to family get-togethers, the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without ugly Christmas sweaters. So where did the ugly Christmas sweater tradition begin? Ugly Christmas sweaters started way back in the 50s and were known as “Jingle

How to Clean Windows Like the Pros

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You know your freshly mowed lawn looks fabulous, but when you gaze through your window, you see a film of dirt and cobwebs instead of vivid shades of green. Not precisely the curb appeal you’re after, is it? Do you keep your curtains closed when you don’t have to? Do

A DIY Guide to Get Your Garage Winter Ready

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A DIY Guide to Get Your Garage Winter Ready The cold weather is just around the corner, but don’t let it get you down. Before it gets too chilly, tackle the garage. A neat and warm garage will make it easier to find what you need when you need it without

How to Clean and Care for Your Holiday Tablecloth

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The holidays mean fun get-togethers with plenty of food and drink, and most of us like to break out our very best dishes, glasses, and table linens to celebrate. We love to decorate our dinner tables for the holidays with colorful candles, crystal wine glasses, and

Cleaning Used Toys for Donation

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Cleaning Used Toys for Donation Ah, it’s that time of year. With the holidays coming quickly, you’re doing all you can do to get the house in order for the family that’s soon to arrive. You already did your fall cleaning, but it seems like there is still so much

How to Remove Cranberry Stains From Clothes, Carpet, and Upholstery

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Cranberries are most often associated with the holidays in the form of cranberry sauce and they’re also popular as a juice. Because of the high antioxidant content in cranberries, this festive fruit is also a healthy choice that can help prevent certain

Ten Gifts Any Clean Freak Will Love

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Ten Gifts Any Clean Freak Will Love For especially particular clean freaks (ourselves included), nothing brings more joy than a spotless, well-organized home. In fact some people- okay, yes, it’s us again- actually enjoy the cleaning process itself. It’s soothing,

How to Get Paint Out of Clothes

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Learning how to get paint out of clothes starts with understanding some things about paint and fabric. Whether you’re cleaning a grass stain or a paint stain, most experts agree—for most stains, it’s critical to clean the stain as soon as possible before


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