Our little-sister site, TheSnug.com, surfaces what's trending in DIY and decor. The most viral thing on the site, hands down? "How to Fold a Fitted Sheet" from the authority on all things home, Martha Stewart.
Hang around our offices long enough and you'll hear someone say "cleaning is a spiritual act." You'll try to figure out if they're kidding, but you ...
It's time to turn your attention to the things you touch every day, like your smartphone, computer keyboard and/or yoga mat. Guess what? They're pretty gross. Here's how to get these items squeaky clean.
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.
I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.
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
What includes a sprig of mint, a twist of citrus, and packs a real punch in every room of the house? Here's a hint: It's better suited to a spray bottle than a cocktail glass.
Tools, toys, bikes, junk and more junk; does this sound like your garage? If you're stacking boxes to the ceiling, cramming tools into bins or overflowing with old furniture you meant to donate last year, it's time to make a change.
If you're approaching a spring cleaning of your home this year, why not consider these effective all-natural cleaning alternatives?
Time magazine calls bestselling author Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up the declutter bible for 2015. Using her last and first name, Kondo developed her "KonMari Method" for transforming her clients' lives by helping them clear their homes, find what "sparks joy" and live the lives they want.
It's springtime, and with it comes the energy of renewal and rebirth. The concept of spring-cleaning isn't a new one. It's an intuitive process, which has become a cultural norm for a reason.
Turns out, a lot of your store-bought cleaners are actually pretty harmful and--quite frankly--not nearly as effective as stuff you already have lying around your home.
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.
Think about how cleaning a school building -- maybe 100 times larger than the average house -- might take more time, more effort and even different kinds of products -- products specifically designed for use in large-scale commercial and institutional buildings.
Would my family fire me? Would they drown in dirty laundry? Probably not. Knowing my boys, they would just keep wearing dirty clothes until their girlfriends made them learn how to operate the washer and dryer.
Like the return of baseball, blossoms and outdoor barbecues, spring cleaning is one of those things that many people like to do once March makes its way onto the calendar.