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How to Clean (Almost) Anything White

July 17, 2015 1

  These days, I’m obsessed with almost everything white. White kitchens, white bathrooms, white walls — the trend is toward simple, streamlined, and sleek. But with two kids, a husband, and a dog, it’s not easy to get white stuff clean. Somehow I manage, though! Here’s what I’ve learned. Tile and Grout Though they sparkle…

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How to Clean Your Microwave

July 02, 2015

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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Easy Ways to Organize Your Entryway

June 19, 2015

Like George and Weezy Jefferson in the old TV sitcom “The Jeffersons,” my family and I recently moved on up to a shiny new apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. And it’s a beauty. I love every single detail about it — except the entryway, which is practically nonexistent. Before we had a child,…

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Knowing Mowing: Tips for Keeping a Lush, Green Lawn

June 03, 2015

Remember Ward Cleaver’s lawn — the one he’s tending to during the opening credits of “Leave it to Beaver”? It was such a well-maintained yard, manicured and green (well, it would have been green if it hadn’t been on TV in black-and-white). Like Ward, we all strive to create that perfectly lush, healthy lawn that…

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Get Your Home Hurricane-Ready

June 01, 2015

It’s hurricane season, and you know what that means: You’d better be ready. If you live in a hurricane-prone region, now is the time to stock up on supplies, prepare your emergency kit, and create an evacuation plan. It’s also a time to prepare your home for the possibility of damaging winds and water. So…

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