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7 Foolproof Methods to a Cleaner House

HomeAdvisor | Posted 11.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Do you have a cluttered or messy house -- or do you feel like you just can't keep on top of the cleaning? House cleaning can be a huge job, especially...

6 Cleaning Tricks From Hotel Housekeeping That We Need To Borrow

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

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5 Gross Things in Your Shower, and What to Do About Them

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

By: Jolie Kerr Credit: Shutterstock It's an especially cruel irony that the shower is one of the filthiest places in your bathroom. While you may b...

Sorry, But Your Kitchen Probably Wouldn't Pass a Health Inspector's Test

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 11.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

The biggest mistake people made was not cooling leftovers fast enough, followed by not having a working thermometer in their refrigerator. Third was not removing jewelry or keeping fingernails trimmed when cooking

6 Old-School Cleaning Tips That Work Better Than Anything

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

Newfangled cleaning tricks tend to make this whole housekeeping thing WAY more difficult than it needs to be. Because as it turns out, your mother ha...

35 Storage Hacks That Will Solve All Your Clutter Woes

Hometalk | Posted 10.29.2015 | HuffPost Home

Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway closet madness this instant, with these brilliant storage ideas from clever Hometalk bloggers.

Here Are All The Dishwashing Tips You Never Knew (But Will Never Forget)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

Kiss your dishwashing woes goodbye forever.

13 Ways to Organize and Save Your Sanity

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

The lazy days of summer are yielding to the frantic days of autumn, barreling towards the holidays, and with it a new year, if not in sight, just around the corner. It's easy to fly too high, do too much, and crash and burn.

"Switch to Safer" With Your Household Cleaning Products

Saudia Davis | Posted 09.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

In a rare moment of solidarity, it appears politicians, industry executives and environmentalists are working together to make changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

How To Get Smells And Stains Out Of Tupperware

Food52 | Posted 09.08.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you use Tupperware or its numerous brethren, these sturdy, lightweight containers are ideal for storing food in the fridge and for takeaway lunches; but they can also be a headache to store and clean.

The Easiest Way to Clean Up Broken Glass

PureWow | Posted 08.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

Your friend's coworker's sister that she just had to bring to your dinner party throws back one too many Chardonnays, and another wine glass is laid to rest. While the fact that it's gone forever is upsetting, the hassle of sweeping up those little shards is even more traumatizing.

Why You Should Clean Your Shower with a Dryer Sheet

PureWow | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

Those of us with glass shower doors know the struggle: You got 'em because they're clear and pretty and visually spacious. Then, like, a week goes by,...

9 Things You Need to Clean Before September

PureWow | Posted 08.27.2015 | HuffPost Home

Le sigh, the magical months of summer are drawing to a close. And while they've left us with a pretty serious desire to relocate to the beach, they've...

5 Things People With Clean Apartments Always Do

Refinery29 | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

We turned to Rachel Cohen, co-founder of the accessible-luxury home line Snowe, to get the 411 on housekeeping. Cohen's top tips -- from simply cleaning a mug to (gasp!) actually making your bed -- will guide you to domestic bliss.

3 Kitchen Items You Should Clean RIGHT NOW

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

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Space Saving Solutions for Every Room in Your House

Food52 | Posted 07.24.2015 | HuffPost Home

Take a look at your desk and remove everything that you don't use everyday and keep your knickknacks to a minimum -- just a cluster of flowers, a special object, and a few beautiful desk accessories are all you need.

11 Surprising Uses For Rubbing Alcohol

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Most people keep rubbing alcohol in their bathroom and use it as a disinfectant for cuts or as a sterilizer for thing...

11 DIY Cleaning Hacks That Leave No Excuse For A Messy Home

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

Getty Images Keeping a clean home is an art form. At first it may seem like dusting and tidying will get you there, but in reality, beginners oft...

She Pours Coke Into Her Toilet -- You're Going To Freak Out When You See This | Posted 06.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

Cleaning the toilet is one of the most dreaded household tasks. There's nothing glamorous about it, but if you use Coke, it'll turn the messy chore into a simple task.

Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago....

The 7 Dirtiest Places In Your House

PureWow | Posted 05.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

On a scale of one to tidy, we'd give ourselves about a seven. We put used socks in the hamper. When we spill coffee grounds all over the floor, we generally sweep them up. But is there more we could be doing? Yes. Always

How To Avoid 9 Small But Stressful Situations In Your Apartment

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Ah - the joys of renting your own place. Autonomy, freedom, a place to decorate call your own: What more could you ask for? There's something no one tells you before you start renting an apartment: It's usually those small household annoyances that become the most stressful situations.

10 Eco-Friendly Tips and Tricks For Cleaning Your Home

Houzz | Posted 05.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you're approaching a spring cleaning of your home this year, why not consider these effective all-natural cleaning alternatives?

Eco-Friendly Stain Busters

Saudia Davis | Posted 05.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

Let's face it, even when we try our very best, life is messy. I have put together a list of some of the toughest furniture and carpet stains we encounter along with quick DIY eco-friendly fixes that will help get your fabric back to its stain-free state.

How To Prepare For Company In 10 Minutes Flat

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 06.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

When you're expecting company, your mind starts to go haywire, thinking of all the tasks you have to accomplish before guests arrive. It's like hosting has heightened your senses so you can see all the dust and dirt that's sitting on the surfaces of your apartment.