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10 Smart Organizing Tips for 2020

10 Smart Organizing Tips for 2020

It’s that delicate time of year between the post-holiday dead-of-winter and the first balmy hint of spring. Maybe you’re getting an overwhelming urge to do some early spring cleaning, or maybe finally getting organized was one of your goals for 2020. Either way, there’s no time like the present! Though there are stores dedicated entirely to purchasing organizational accessories, some of the best ideas cost only a few bucks…and some utilize items you already have in your home, thereby costing…

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HOLIDAY CARPET STAIN CLEAN UP: 101

HOLIDAY CARPET STAIN CLEAN UP: 101

Knowing how to properly clean a carpet stain – especially around the holidays – is not only a good skill to have, it can become a necessity. A little drop of cranberry sauce here, a red wine stain there, a greasy gravy spot over here…it’s almost enough to make you stop hosting altogether! And to top it off, it seems like different stains require different treatments – because cleaning up candle wax is an entirely different process than removing chocolate…

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Knock Out Dirt and Grime with the Perfect Combo!

Knock Out Dirt and Grime with the Perfect Combo!

Your home is your haven and the best place to kick off your shoes and relax after a long day. BUT it’s also the place where dirt and grime can build up and easily run away from you if you let it! Our solution? Knock out dirt and grime with these 2 best dirt fighters: The Lux Guardian Platinum Vaccum by Aerus-Stylish, High Powered Performance With a sleek design and stainless steel appearance, the Lux Guardian Platinum is a sophisticated…

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Getting (and Keeping!) Your Pet-Friendly Home Clean

Getting (and Keeping!) Your Pet-Friendly Home Clean

For the certified “pet people” out there (and you know who you are!) pets are part of the family. Pet lovers everywhere have come to expect all the fun “perks” that come with being human companions: lovely pet odors, errant bits of fur, the occasional accident, and the variety of presents they can track in, like dirt, leaves or (and this is for you cat lovers) the occasional dead lizard. But a pet-friendly home doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to living in a dog house;…

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7 Hacks To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

7 Hacks To Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

Oh, the quest for a perfectly clean home! If only achieving that cleanliness weren’t so…tedious. Or time-consuming. Or just generally horrible. A life filled with work, family, and a bit of R&R leaves little time for household chores. The good news is, a little creativity can go a long way in redefining how you clean, and, in doing so, how much actual time you spend getting the job done. We’ve come up with 7 clever ways you can get your…

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What’s Your Indoor Air Quality Like This Winter?

What’s Your Indoor Air Quality Like This Winter?

The winter months bring a lot of wonderful things: holidays, family get-togethers, sipping cocoa while it snows outside, falling asleep in front of a warm fire. So as the temperatures drop, people predictably spend more and more time indoors…which is great for staying cozy, but maybe not so great for your health. Of all the seasons, winter presents the greatest indoor air quality (IAQ) conundrum: you spend most of your time indoors to keep warm, but what kind of air…

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Research Reveals Homes in U.S. Can Pose a Major Health Risk-Is Yours One?

Research Reveals Homes in U.S. Can Pose a Major Health Risk-Is Yours One?

For most people, our home is our safe haven – the place where life is at its most comfortable and we can relax after a long day. But, in 2009 the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) revealed research that showed that 67% of US families lived in a home with at least one major health risk. So what constitutes a health risk? The NCHH came up with what they call the Seven Principles of Healthy Homes, which includes keeping…

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Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Everyone has their own personal standard of clean when it comes to their home. One person might spend 45 minutes steam cleaning their kitchen countertops while another may haphazardly spritz a surface with disinfectant and hope for the best. One thing is certain: cleaning a home is time consuming, and just when you think everything’s finally clean…life happens. Pets track in mud. Kids spill apple juice in their bedroom…and don’t tell you about it. That darling flea-market curio cabinet is…

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Detergent Residue, Your Laundry & You

Detergent Residue, Your Laundry & You

If you rely heavily on detergents, bleach, fabric softener and dryer sheets to get your laundry clean and fragrant, you may also have experienced dull, faded clothing, or “clean” clothes that feel sticky and have strange oil-like stains. In all probability, you’re dealing with one of the fun after-effects of conventional clothes washing: residue. In fact, back in 2010, the Wall Street Journal featured an article about Americans’ tendency to go way overboard in the soap department. The idea, of…

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10 Ways to Banish Dust From Your Home

10 Ways to Banish Dust From Your Home

Dust in your home is a lot of things: unsightly, unhealthy, and downright disastrous if you or a family member suffers with allergies or asthma. Dust – of both the indoor and outdoor variety – is a natural occurrence, but a mostly unwelcome one. Believe it or not, the particular dust in your home is customized, by none other than you and those who live in your house with you (both humans and four-legged friends). Varying factors like climate, your…

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