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My House Is Messy -- and I Don't Care

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's totally true that I could come home from work and get everything off the counter and table (again) and clean the bathrooms (again) and yell at the kids (again) to pick up all their stuff, but, well, I'd rather not.

LOOK: The 10 Dirtiest Places In Your Home

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that the bathroom is the germiest place in the house. While the bathroom ...

Top 5 Housecleaning Mistakes

Posted 12.04.2012 | OWN

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

8 Ways To Save On Household Cleaning Supplies

Money Talks News | Angela Colley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money

Money Talks News: In 2011, the website Statistic Brain compiled census data and found that the average American spent $42 on cleaning supplies ever...

My Mystery Particles

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 09.05.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

It looks like scientists in Europe have finally gotten a look at the 'God' particle and I guess that's good news, but I wish some of them would come to my house and study a phenomenon that has tormented me for years: the daily buildup of Satan particles.

Family Business

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents
Ruth Neubauer

I don't know what happened to the briefcase, quite ragged by the time he died, that my father carried home each night by its leather handles. It was a...

The Month In Awesome Cleaning Tips

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

Last month, we focused on spring cleaning and getting to those places that often get lost in the shuffle. And this month, while we get ready for the s...

The Cleaning Tips That Changed Our Month

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

April was all about spring cleaning, from closet organization to finally de-cluttering that storage space. Of course, we think that cleaning is a time...

The Only Spring Cleaning Checklist You'll Ever Need

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

If spring cleaning is on your to-do list for the weekend, here are a few extra tips to help you along. Start with the basics (wipe down the counters, ...

Clean Any Room In 20 Minutes Or Less

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

Whether you're having guests over soon or just need to spruce up the place a bit for peace of mind, we found a way to get your home looking (at least)...

The 13 Worst Messes You Don't Want People To See

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

A first impression can be damaging, especially if it's career related. So before you invite your boss over, or anyone at that, make sure you've cleare...

2012: In With The New and Out With The Old

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 04.13.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

Every New Year, most of us think conceptually about "bringing in the new and getting rid of the old," but when it comes to items that we use everyday, we often forget. Here are five often overlooked, common household items and when to throw them away, clean or replace them.

Mom's Warehouse

Mary Quigley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Women
Mary Quigley

Every spring, I embark on a cleaning binge. While the storage space holds a few boxes of my own discards, most of the "stuff" belongs to my three adult children. My home has become "the warehouse of mum and dad."

My iRobot: Can A Useful Gift Be A Romantic One?

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

I watched as the Roomba returned from the hallway, apparently satisfied with its job there. It was pretty cool, I had to admit. But was a useful gift the same thing as a romantic one?

On My Knees (Cleaning) Before Thanksgiving

Jessica Keener | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Keener

At times, my cloth-covered palm became a fist as I punched out emotional grime, reclaiming my base.

Mr. Clean

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If it's true that one man's junk is another man's treasure, I must be the richest man on earth. Or so I thought recently when my wife, Sue, and I emba...

Why Real Men Don't Clean and What Happens When They Try

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

The universal male trait is the aversion to keeping things clean. If ever there was one flag representing all men, there could be no image more appropriate than a pair of dirty socks on the floor.

7 Steps To A Super Natural Home And Life

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

Beth Greer thought she was leading a healthy life. But after a lifetime of eating right and exercising regularly, at age 49, she was diagnosed with a ...