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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?

Does The Hotel Maid Look Through Your Stuff?

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel

Sometimes people do inappropriate things when no one is looking. Sometimes those people are hotel housekeepers, as was indicated in a hidden-camera video that went viral last November.

Your March Home Checklist

Houzz | Posted 03.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

The time has come in many areas to start shedding winter layers and encourage new growth. Whether the view out your window this month is of a snowy wonderland or something springy and green, these 10 to-dos should help you get in the spring spirit.

Get an Organized Kitchen in 7 Days

Houzz | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

Have you noticed that the state of your kitchen can make a huge difference in how your entire home feels? When things aren't running as they should, the smallest tasks (making breakfast, putting away groceries) can feel like a hassle.

Enter This Mom's Purse, Fridge and Car (in Rhyme!)

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Stephanie D. Lewis

Where's the gift cards, the American Express, the cold, hard cash?/ Just a few coins, wrinkled tissues and some cream for diaper rash.

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

Smile and Make Someone's Day Brighter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Even when we do become more sensitive to the plight of others through expanding our awareness, we don't always respond by taking action to help in some practical way.

Travel Tipping: Don't Forget the Housekeeper

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Holiday travel is right around the corner and I'm offering a few of my travel and hotel tipping suggestions.

Keeping It Clean

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Oh? You don't know what to do with that dirty dish of yours? Here you go kids...

On Heartkeeping

Paola Pearce | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paola Pearce

The house is the heart of our days, wherever we are in the world, and I put all my heart into my job of caring for my guests and colleagues. This is not housekeeping. This is heartkeeping.

8 Things You Never Knew Soap Could Do

Erin Zaikis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Zaikis

Think soap can only be at the sink or in the shower? Well, think again because soap is actually quite the little multi-purpose household item. Use it in these ways and it will save you time and money -- and make your life a little greener too!

5 BS Facts About Decluttering Everyone Thinks Are True

Emily Chapelle | Posted 06.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Emily Chapelle

You've got too much stuff and not enough time to deal with it all. Your laundry piles up in the basket (whether it's clean or dirty), your dishes just...

What is the Impact of Uber, Homejoy and Others on the Transportation and Housekeeping Industries?

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Sunil Rajaraman

Has the rise of these companies come at the expense of honest working folks who play by the rules and don't skirt regulatory issues to get ahead?

The 8 Sneakiest Hotel Cheats You're Totally Guilty Of

Thrillist | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel

Sure, these antics are frowned upon, but they're de rigueur and wildly popular for getting the most out of a hotel stay on the sly.

It's the Best and Worst of Times for a Shopping-Bag-a-Holic

Holly Robinson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...

10 Home Organization Hacks For Normal Families

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

We all lead busy lives. Between work, family responsibilities, hours wasted playing Candy Crush and the time needed to edit and post Pulitzer-worthy photos on Instagram, who the heck has time for housework?

10 Things You Should've Learned In High School

Brie Dyas | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

If my college-age neighbors are any indication, the next generation is an absolute mess. I'm not even talking about "life" messes (finding a job, getting married, etc.) but physical messes. This is my grandmother's generation's nightmare.

How Bruce Littlefield Became America's Favorite Housewife

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

Every morning Bruce asks himself, "Why not me?" Why shouldn't his house be as inviting as those featured in magazines? How can he make his surroundings more beautiful? How could he be happier?

You Don't See Me, But I'm in Your Hotel Room Right Now

Cathy Youngblood | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Cathy Youngblood

Most blogs that people read on here are written by pundits or political analysts, but very few are written by people who scrub toilets for a living. I do. But I am also a mother, grandmother, and proud of the work I do.

I Cleaned Like It Was 1965, And I'll Never Do It Again

Brie Dyas | Posted 06.23.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

There are plenty of things that I think we should bring back from the '60s: dresses, music, movies and television shows. But 26 hours of cleaning a week? Not so much.

Confession: I Have Nothing In Common With My Husband

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings
Holly Robinson

That's what marriage is: A complex dance where you and your partner don't just mirror each other's moves, but embrace the challenge of making up new steps as you go along.


Kim Bongiorno | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

I don't want to be anyone but me. I don't want to be prettier or cooler or something I'm not. I just want to be a better, more accurate version of myself. I know who I am. I know what I could be. It's time to make it happen.

5 Beauty Items That Pull Double-Duty At Home

Emily Bracken | Posted 12.28.2012 | HuffPost Home
Emily Bracken

Resting on your shelves are five multi-tasking beauty products that can upkeep your home.

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. ...

4 Rules For Teaching Your Son To Keep House

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Marcia DeSanctis Before her son leaves home, Marcia DeSanctis is teaching him how to run one. If I've served pasta twice a week since my ...