Cleaning the Stains that No One Wants to Talk About

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Cleaning the Stains that No One Wants to Talk About It always happens when we’re in a hurry, rushing to get out the door. A spill, an accident: the beginnings of a dreaded stain. The cat saunters over onto the carpet making those unmistakably grotesque retching

A Guide to Home Health During a Pandemic 

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A Guide to Home Health During a Pandemic  Many months after the initial lockdown, COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world. A glance at the news or some time spent looking at your county’s verified infection counts reinforces the reality that (for the time

How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

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We spend a lot of time in our beds, and after 49+ hours of sleeping each week, our sheets, pillowcases, and other bedding can start looking dingy or even downright dirty. As we sleep, dirt, sweat, dead skin cells, and other yucky stuff accumulate on and in our sheets

How to Remove Sticker Residue From Almost Any Surface

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From brand-new toys, electronics, and dishes to great finds at the thrift store, it seems like everything has a sticker. Whether it’s a price tag or a manufacturer’s label, most of us are quick to remove them—but dealing with the sticker residue can be a

Refreshing Your Home for New Year

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Refreshing Your Home for New Year Approaching a new year sparks both reflections and hope for change. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and, hopefully, forget about the monthly donation we’ve been making to the local gym.

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 exactly the curb appeal you’re after, is it? Do you keep your curtains closed when you don’t

Our Top Blogs of 2020

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Our Top Blogs of 2020 2020 was certainly a year to remember. We’ve all grappled with various challenges and have spent an unprecedented amount of time at home. Because of social distancing, the supervision of virtual learning, and working remotely, our homes have

Six Tips for Christmas Cleanup

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Six Tips for Christmas Cleanup The completion of the holiday season can bring about lots of emotions: relief, sadness, or satisfaction. But most everyone feels one major feeling in common… the overwhelming dread of taking down the decorations. Decking the halls was

Have a Healthy Holiday with these Delicious, Low Carb Cookies

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Have a Healthy Holiday with these Delicious, Low Carb Cookies Part of the holiday fun is partaking in some special deliciousness. Decorated sugar cookies, pecan pie, gingerbread: the decadent traditions are endless, but it’s all fun and games until your pants don’t

13 New Year’s Cleaning Superstitions From Around the World

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No matter where you’re from, New Year’s superstitions and traditions fill our holiday celebrations with an abundance of wonderful food, Zoom parties, excitement, and most of all, hope. New Year’s Eve is a time for leaving the old behind and creating a

How To Clean a Chandelier

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At first, learning how to clean a crystal chandelier without damaging it may seem like an overwhelming challenge. That’s how I felt when my mother-in-law told me we would inherit the family chandelier. But (thankfully!) I learned it isn’t as hard as it looks, as long

A Step-by-Step Guide to Deep Cleaning the Kitchen

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Deep Cleaning the Kitchen The kitchen is the heart and soul of a home, so it’s only logical that it requires some extra TLC. Between meal preparation, snacks after soccer practice, and one too many coffee refills, there’s a lot of traffic (and

How to Clean and Disinfect A Humidifier

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Humidifiers are a proven solution for combating the kind of cold, dry air that contributes to dry skin, chapped lips, and scratchy throats. They can definitely make your home a more pleasant place to live, especially as winter sets in. If you’re thinking about

Donate, Toss, or Keep: How to Deal with Toy Clutter Before the Holidays

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Donate, Toss, or Keep: How to Deal with Toy Clutter Before the Holidays One day, you’re an expectant parent who swears you won’t allow kid things in the living room, and a few years later, you’re swimming in colorful, plastic stuff. The impending holiday season makes

How to Clean an Artificial Christmas Tree

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Holidays mean get-togethers, plenty of great food, and decking the halls with festive decorations and trimmings. Depending on your vibe, you can go with traditional holiday decor, or attempt at something a bit more contemporary for your trimmings. You also have

How to Properly Clean the Oven

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Lights are strung, stockings are hung, and you’re ready and excited to begin the fun part- holiday traditions. But before you get to baking those peppermint twist cookies, consider how long it’s been since you properly cleaned your oven. If it’s been several months,

How to Get Butter Stains Out of Clothes, Carpet, and Upholstery

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Let’s face it: creamy butter is the ultimate topping for many of us. From freshly popped popcorn to toast hot out of the toaster, butter just adds that something special. But where there’s butter, there’s a grease stain just waiting to happen. It

A Guide to Eliminating Mold and Mildew from the Bathroom

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Because of the humidity and proximity to water, mold and mildew are relatively common, albeit gross, bathroom problems. It’s off-putting to discover that one of these fungal invaders has moved in, but their residence doesn’t need to become permanent. Here’s how to get

How to Clean Granite Countertops

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Many of us dream of living in a contemporary home where granite countertops span the kitchen and bathrooms. Granite makes a beautiful statement, but it can be a nightmare to clean. Although it’s heat and scratch-resistant, granite is a sensitive material and

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Overnight Guests

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A central component of holiday celebrating is quality time spent with family and friends. Because of physical distance and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, these times together are perfect for slowing down and savoring it all. But if your home is the


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