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Cleaning Your Cookware

October 19, 2014

I am not one of those people who have a full collection of “one-brand” cookware. Instead, I accumulate as I go. I need different things for different purposes. Sometimes non-stick is a necessity for eggs, other times I need a simple stainless steel pot for boiling potatoes. But cookware is a fickle breed and I…

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How to Clean Your Oven

October 16, 2014

Oven cleaning. It’s one of those chores that you know you’re supposed to add to your monthly cleaning list, right? The only problem is it seems daunting and I’m not exactly sure how I’m supposed to do it. Most ovens these days come with a self-cleaning feature, but I’ve heard they can often do more…

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How to Display and Organize Jewelry

September 01, 2014

According to New York-based stylist Sara Pollan, when people complain to her about not knowing how to accessorize correctly, the problem is usually not about lacking the right accessories. It’s more often that they can’t see what they have. “It’s difficult to incorporate jewelry and accessories into an outfit if they aren’t visible and accessible,” says…

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How to Clean a Dishwasher

July 17, 2014

In 1886, Josephine Cochran decided that there had to be an easier way to wash dishes and she invented a rudimentary dishwasher. As a wealthy woman who entertained often, she wanted a machine that could wash dishes faster than her servants did, without breaking them. Her invention was a simple hand-operated machine that essentially splashed…

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Clean Scents

June 30, 2014

I love the smell of my apartment on Monday afternoons, after my cleaning lady has been in and worked her magic. I also love going over to my mom’s house around 6 o’clock when she’s making something delicious for dinner, or maybe 10 a.m. when she decides to whip up a batch of her famous…

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Organizing: Styling a Bookshelf

June 19, 2014

So you’ve got this shelving unit which, before the advent of the e-reader, was affectionately referred to as your bookshelf. Your very own mini library stacked with all of your must-read paperbacks, hardly looked at textbooks from college, and stacks of CDs. Now look at it — a repository for your few remaining couldn’t-bear-to-part-with books,…

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