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What I Wish I'd Learned About Housekeeping

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 03.06.2016 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

Once I was married with kids and we had settled into our own home, I wanted to be that person, comfortable in her own surroundings -- like Uncle Tom -- and 99 percent of the time I was. Who was I as a housekeeper? Maybe I would call her a slob. Too harsh? Okay.

35 Things In Your Home To Get Rid Of RIGHT NOW

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

With winter hitting its peak, homes are quickly becoming tight quarters as we hole up to ride out the rest of this frosty season. It may be early for ...

What Normal Looks Like

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 01.17.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

For all of you mamas insisting your immaculate house is messy, and all of you normal mamas therefore afraid to have anyone come into your house ever, because that level of clean is just not achievable due to kids/time/dogs/life/constant art projects, let's set some guidelines.

De-Clutter Now: 8 Things You Can Live Without

Lindsay Schauer | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lindsay Schauer

In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. Half my stuff didn't fit in the place. So I got rid of it. Furniture, old clothes, books, shoes, art. And you know what? I haven't missed any of it since.

WATCH: The 5 Things You Should Disinfect Right NOW

Posted 12.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

With all the warnings we hear about things like foodborne illness and flu -- especially this time of year -- you must have the hand-washing thing down...

12 Incredible Uses For Vinegar

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out y...

The 9 Most Disgusting Places In Your Home

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani Surprise: Toilets and trash cans don't make the list. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter....

Cleaning: The Physical and Mental

Leslie Hendry | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Hendry

Let's not dump too many intentions onto cleaning or onto exercise; it's just confusing. Keep them separate. Do these activities with separate intentions and let habits form. Creating good habits from things we enjoy is how we remain happy and healthy.

House-Cleaning Secrets From A Top Real-Estate Broker

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You think you've scrubbed everything, but these subtle, often forgotten touches can make your home look amazing -- even if you are...

5 Findings That Will Change The Way You Tackle Clutter

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Katie Arnold-Ratliff Need help organizing? Look to the fascinating science of your stuff. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook...

Never Come Home To A Mess Again

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 01.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

That's totally our resolution this year.

Top 5 Housecleaning Mistakes

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani The quickest, most efficient strategies to get streak-free windows, remove stains from a white sofa and more....

Dirty Duty: Splitting the Chores, Newlywed Style!

Danielle Tate | Posted 10.22.2012 | Weddings
Danielle Tate

Before you begin to argue over whose turn it is to do the dishes, take out the trash or scrub the toilets, it's a good idea to make a list and divide the chores in a way that's agreeable to both of you.

The Cleaning Games

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The cleaning games needn't be an at-home version of The Hunger ...

What Are Your Biggest Home Deal-Breakers?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Our home is our haven. In a perfect world, everything would be clean and neat with everything exactly where we want it. But in reality, if you live wi...

The Surprising Tasks That Can Improve Your Sex Life

Meg Keene | Posted 05.07.2012 | Weddings
Meg Keene

I can hear what you're thinking right now. Really, she's talking about dividing up chores? Yawn. But here is the thing. Household division of labor is one of the problems that causes the most stress in young marriages.

Spring cleaning 101

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I love cleaning. Weird, I know. I especially love a fresh, clea...