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7 Secret House Cleaning Tips From the Pros

HomeAdvisor | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

Cleaning your house is a chore that takes you hours to complete. So you call a cleaning professional to do the task for you and BAM! They zoom right through the task. Ever wonder how? Us too.

Everything You Need For The Ultimate Guest Room

Real Simple | Posted 11.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Real Simple

Give visitors the four-star treatment -- and avoid awkward scenarios ("Um, could I get a new roll of TP?") -- with an overnight setup that's clean, comfortable, and ultra-considerate.

How To Clean Your House In 10 Easy Steps

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

The kids got excited to "help" and made a water park out of the sink while attempting to do their own dishes. Such sweet kids. Also, there appears to be a small pond forming on the floor. Slip in the pond and almost fall. Try not to yell. Hold it together, lady! You still have to vacuum.

The 9 Steps Of Cleaning Out Your Room

Kiley Roache | Posted 11.16.2014 | Teen
Kiley Roache

You'll wanna start with boy band pop because you're a happy bubbly person who's gonna have a clean desk, but you'll end up blasting "Welcome to the Black Parade" as you lie among the desolate piles old paper clips, driver's ed paperwork and illegible to-do lists from 2006.

5 Unexpected Things That Keep Your Home From Looking Spotless

Posted 08.28.2014 | OWN

By Kate Rockwood You've cleaned your house, and yet...it doesn't feel sparkling. Check to see if you've overlooked these fast-to-fix things. ...

How to Get Bird Poop Off Your Car With No "Ick Factor"

Bruce Lubin | Posted 09.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

Is there anything grosser than bird poop all over your car? Even if it's on your windshield, it's hard to get off -- turn on your wipers and squirt some wiper fluid on it, and it still smears all over the place.

10 Incredible Natural Household Cleaners

Hometalk | Posted 09.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Healthy and safe homemade cleaning solutions are the best choice for your and your family. Check out these incredible natural cleaning solutions from Hometalk's most resourceful members.

9 Things To Do Daily For A Cleaner Home

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

Few things are more discouraging than walking into your house at the end of a busy week to find your home in shambles -- shoes overcrowding your foyer...

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!

These Are The 10 Dirtiest Spots In Your Home Kitchen

Epicurious | Posted 05.20.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

You may think that this is one of cleanest spots because everything gets washed in the sink, right? Think again.

The 7 Most Common Cleaning Mistakes You're Making -- And How To Fix Them (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 05.09.2014 | HuffPost Home

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy You know that you shouldn't put a white shirt in the laundry with a red...

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...

9 Dirty Things In Your Kitchen You Probably Haven't Been Cleaning

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

(But you probably should.)

What NOT To Do When A Mess Hits Your Handbag

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 03.12.2014 | HuffPost Home

The only thing worse than your boyfriend barfing in your handbag might just be your cat peeing on your purse. But no matter how bad the stain and...

Your Most Embarrassing Cleaning Questions -- Answered!

Posted 02.03.2014 | OWN

Jolie Kerr, cleaning expert and author of the new book My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag .. and Other Things You Can't Ask Martha has seen it all, fro...

10 Cleaning Lessons We Can Learn From Downton Abbey

Saudia Davis | Posted 04.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

Downton Abbey is set in the early 20th century, a time when beauty and bath products were made with essential oils and natural ingredients. At bath time, turn back the clock in favor of products that are toxin-free, sustainability-focused, and made without toxins such as Diethanolamine (DEA), sulfates and other synthetic ingredients.

Making Time To Clean In 4 Easy Steps

Saudia Davis | Posted 02.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

Use your cleaning time as a calming activity. The act of throwing away the trash and cleaning counters and surfaces can be very relaxing. In a hectic day, this is your time to take control and create change.

Three Easy Daily Cleaning Tips, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart keep her house clean? She shared some great tips for easy daily cleaning to keep your home fresh. If it's cool enough outsi...

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?

WATCH: 6 Things You Didn't Know Mayo Could Do

Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

We're no stranger to "new uses for everything"-type tips. But while we expect repurposing ideas involving vinegar and baking soda, we never really tho...

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.

7 Cleaning Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're someone who gets excited by the thought of cleaning your house or someone who finds the task extremely dreadful, have we found the vide...

The Benefit Of Brewing A Strong Cup Of Coffee

Bruce Lubin | Posted 12.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who...

WATCH: 4 Weird Cleaning Tips That Actually Work

Posted 10.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

You know, we come across a ton of weird cleaning tips and tricks every day. And we're always so curious to find out which of them actually work. Well,...

Surprising Way To Get Your Pots And Pans Gleaming

Bruce Lubin | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Home
Bruce Lubin

For 20 years, Bruce Lubin and his wife Jeanne have been collecting tips and hints to save time, money, and make everyday tasks easier. Their book "Who...