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5 Tips for Cleaning Your Fan

October 01, 2015

Every year when I put away my oscillating tabletop or freestanding fan, I am disgusted by how icky the blades have become. Not only is there an accumulation of dust, but there’s grime sticking to the blades and outer cage that probably comes from a combination of humidity, cooking, and too much sunscreen sprayed in…

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How to Clean Your Kitchen Sink

September 17, 2015

Nothing really gets done in the kitchen without some kind of run-in with the kitchen sink. Whether you’re cooking, rinsing, cleaning, or just washing your hands, the kitchen sink is always part of the action. Imagine then just how many germs it can attract and how important it is to keep clean. The good news…

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Don’t Need But Want: An In-Home Spa

September 12, 2015

Summer’s over, school is back in session, the kids have crazy schedules again, everyone’s ramping up their efforts in the office in time for end-of-year reviews and bonuses, and all of a sudden those relaxing vacation days seem like a distant memory. Here’s how’s to bring some Zen back into your life: Put the kids…

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Don’t Need But Want: Fancy New Luggage

August 03, 2015

Unlike most items in my closet that I tend to update, replace, and replenish on a fairly regular basis, I seem to take an, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to my travel luggage. This is ridiculous, really, because it means I’ve been using the same suitcases for about 10 years! As with…

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How to Clean Your Microwave

July 02, 2015 1

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 90 percent of homes in the United States have a microwave. Clearly, we Americans appreciate its fast-cooking convenience. Yet, who among us hasn’t had a few microwave food explosions that left a disgusting splatter of food particles or boiled-over liquid to clean up? While cleaning…

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