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How To Break Up With Your Housekeeper

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Breaking up is hard to do, especially with your cleaning service. While there are do’s and don’ts for ending a personal relationship, severing a business relationship with someone who cleans your home isn’t so cut and dried. And if your maid is a sole proprietor

Find Your Pop of Gold: Home Edition

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Where will you find your pop of gold? Allows us to offer some suggestions. The Gold Standard for Living Rooms Open-concept, free flowing and non-conformist, this living room abuts the kitchen in a way that somehow both entertains and relaxes. Brushed finishes pair

Toss These 20 Things From Your Home Right Now

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When clutter takes over and stresses you out, it’s best to attack it in one fell swoop. Here are twenty items you have your house right now that you don’t need. Grab a laundry basket or a large box and get ready to feel a lot better about life. It’s easier than you

These 5 Home Remedies Have Stood the Test of Time. And Grandma.

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If you could bottle common sense and put elbow grease in a jar, you’d get a clean house just like Grandma used to do it. Here are five “home remedies” that will take your home back to a simpler, cleaner time. Do it on the daily. Grandma believed in leaving the house

The Best Way To End A Vacation Starts With This One Thing

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Claire Dunphy has a point in this episode of Modern Family: When a mom is traveling with her family, it’s not a vacation. It’s a business trip. When I saw this episode, I found an instant kindred spirit in this feisty modern mom. She got it. She knew the drama of

5 Ways To Use Your Formal Dining Room

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Just because a room has “formal” and “dining” in its title, doesn’t mean it has to be either, as these five rooms attest. If you can count on one hand the number of occasions you use your formal dining room as a place to serve a meal, it may be time to consider a more

These 8 Super Sweet Valentines Are Sugar-Free

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Schools are cracking down on sugar and allergy threats, and it’s forcing some folks to get a little creative for Valentine’s Day–and that’s pretty awesome. From cars to cards, here are eight of our favorites. Light it up. Because everyone loves glow

Cleaning for a Reason: Sharing The Love

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As we said in our Lessons in Pink blog back in October, it isn’t just scientists or nurses or oncologists that make a difference to cancer patients; we all can. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to know what to do, how to help, and where to focus, especially when you also

Keeping It Clean in 2017: Bathroom Edition

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I’ll open with the obvious: No one likes to clean bathrooms. (Well, no one except for these people, who make it their job). Aside from the kitchen, bathrooms are one of the most difficult rooms to keep clean, and also one of the most important. It’s not that the task

Keeping It Clean In 2017: Living Room Edition

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It’s so easy to be lazy in living rooms. After all, everything about them—from their couches to their foot rests to their televisions—says, “Come. Sit down. Lounge.” Unfortunately, for many of us, these rooms also say, “Ack. Mess.”, which makes the sitting down and

Keeping It Clean in 2017: Kitchen Edition

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When we remodeled this kitchen five years ago, I seem to remember ordering a huge slab of beautiful granite to go right on to of our center island. It had lovely golden flecks. There was a gorgeous vein of white that accented one side. It really tied the whole kitchen

Keeping It Clean in 2017: 5 Packs of Organizing Hacks

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This is the year you are going to do it. You are going to use these tricks to get tidy and stay that way. (Repeating the above is helpful). (So is reading what we have below). Straight to the source. If you want your house to stay cleaner, longer, you have to tackle

Pitching Out and Pitching In: Kind Ways for Kids to Give

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A memorable, if oddly appropriate, quote from The House Bunny is one of my favorite do-good sentences of all time: “Kindness is just love with its work boots on.” There’s never been a better time to teach, learn, and explore exactly what those words mean, and, if you

Your Perfect Holiday…And Then What Really Happened

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Every holiday season my plan starts out with the same vision. Smiling, happy holiday card printed the week after Thanksgiving. Freshly baked goodies for all of my lovely friends and neighbors. Gorgeous meals. Perfectly shaped tree with all of my favorite ornaments,

5 Handmade Gifts They Will Actually Want

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Think you don’t have the time or talent to create handmade gifts your friends and family would be proud to display? These five gifts come together faster than the checkout line at your local department store, and they are not only more personal, they come with

13 Uses For Essential Oils That Will Blow Your Mind

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It seems like everyone is talking about essential oils these days. And while you may have heard of their use when it comes to skin care or nutrition, did you know that they can also been used for cleaning? Essential oils, like lavender and tea tree oil, are the

Pet Owners and House Cleaners: A Match “Maid” in Heaven

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As anyone with an animal can attest, pets are often one of the happiest—and messiest—additions to any family. Aside from the satisfaction of giving a homeless animal a place to live, having pets also gives us plenty of reasons to open our hearts, our doors, and…our

Be On Your Merry Way: Charitable Gifts Pay It Forward This Holiday Season

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With so many dinners, houseguests, shopping lists, and packages, the holidays can feel so…full. It’s lovely, and I’m sure none of us would change it; however, it’s worth noting that some of our neighbors will spend the holidays hungry or homeless or lonely. Some will

5 Reasons To Let Your Garden Grow Messy This Fall

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The first frost has come and gone in many areas, leaving in its sparkling wake the next phase of gardening: the withering. As the plant leaves fade from green to brown, gardeners head out with their shearers and pruners to trim down, mulch, rake, and haul off what

The 10 Feelings Everyone Has When Hosting Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is officially right around the corner, and the emotions are starting to pile up. Here’s a quick and fun list of what to expect should Thanksgiving send you on an emotional roller coaster (before, during, and after you’ve finished the biggest meal of your



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