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How to Clean Clear Plastic Storage Boxes

Clear plastic storage boxes are a popular item when it comes to organizing items around the home. Whether they're used for off-season clothing storage,...

Dealing With Moldy Bath Mats | Q&A

Mold in the bathroom is a common problem—it's a high humidity area that is constantly facing a barrage of water, bacteria and other fun stuff....

5 Habits to Try Today for a More Productive Tomorrow!

I've been fortune enough to have met a lot of successful people, and I love to talk to them about the habits that have made...

Everything You Need to Know About Lunch Containers!

If packing lunch means assembling various foods in a million containers (after you've spent 10 minutes trying to find the matching set) I've got...

Clean Food Off A Burnt Pot Or Pan!

I love to cook, but getting burnt food from pots and pans can be a tricky task. Tamara asks: What’s the best way to clean super...

The Best-Kept Silver Cleaning Secret Ever!

Sad Lookin' Silver We all have that tangled lump of silver jewelry sitting in a drawer, basket or box somewhere.  I recently came across mine and...

How to Clean a Beautyblender!

If you've seen these little pink egg-like sponges everywhere, it's for good reason. Beautyblender sponges are amazing for foundation application. People (including me!) love them...

Desk Organization, Locker Deodorizer & Clean A Travel Mug!

As the first day back gets closer, we've decided to share a few more back to school cleaning tips with all of you. Desk Cleaning...

3 Garage Cleaning Quick-Fixes!

My garage had yet to see a car in it, until now. Yes I know, embarrassing, but true. Since we moved into this house over...

4 Simple & Safe Ways to Care for Your Kitchen Finishes!

I've been going through one heck of a kitchen renovation, and it's pretty much done (yay!).  I am so pleased with the results, and...

5 Vacuuming Tips That SUCK: In Other Words, Learn How to...

There are some things I'm going to keep to myself, but one thing I'm willing to go entirely public with is my pure disdain...

The Laundry Routine You Can’t Live Without!

Laundry.  Easily one of the most loved or most hated, chores in the home. You either think it’s loads of fun (pun intended) or...

How to Clean Your Garage

Garage cleaning. Just hearing those two words makes me shudder. I would rather clean anything – ANYTHING – before tackling my garage. But if we...

Manicure & Pedicure Safety: How Safe is Your Nail Salon?

The summer brings about hot weather, and hot weather brings about all kinds of adorable open toe shoes, which brings about a need to keep...

How to Clean Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry, so pretty and usually cheaper than the real thing. I love it! What I don’t love is when it turns funky colors...

Keep Your Room Clean!

Earlier this year we made a video about cleaning your room and in 7 short months, it has garnered over 250,000 views and more...