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Conquer Garage Clutter

April 13, 2016

The garage isn’t just a place to stow your vehicle. Whether you’re a woodworker or a gardener, it’s top tinkering territory and a blank slate for stashing tools, outdoor equipment, and household items you don’t need every day. Still, if you don’t organize items properly, your garage can easily become a dumping ground. Don’t let your stuff crowd…

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Spring-Cleaning: Don’t Forget the Kitchen!

April 06, 2016

Most spring-cleaning projects focus on curtains and carpets, but your kitchen could use a thorough scrubbing too! After all, it’s one of the most-used (and, shall we say, stickiest) rooms in the house. Follow our kitchen-cleaning checklist to get your cooking space in top shape this spring: Countertops Clear all clutter from your countertops. Keep…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

March 28, 2016

There’s more to maintaining a clean car then just running it through the car wash once in a while (although that’s a good start). Why not let spring-cleaning time apply to your vehicle’s interior too? With snow- and mud-season ending, now is the perfect time to clean the inside of your car. Organize   Henry…

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Fresh Tips For Refrigerator Reorganization

March 21, 2016

Jars of jam comingling with milk jugs. Expired lemon curd for a trifle that never got made. Languishing leftovers in plastic wrap. If your refrigerator looks anything like mine, it’s time for an intervention. Enter Gayle Goddard, who runs The Clutter Fairy, a professional organizing business in Houston. Goddard gets paid to clean out other…

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How to Make Hardwood Floors Last Forever

March 18, 2016

Everyone who watches basketball games this month will likely be amazed by some great plays. For the homeowner, it’s hard not to also admire the bright, smooth, hardwood floors on those basketball courts. Someone puts a lot of effort into maintaining them. Take some inspiration and keep your own hardwood floors looking just as good….

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How to Clean Mattress Pads and Pillows the Right Way

March 11, 2016

When it’s time for spring cleaning in your bedroom, don’t forget the mattress pad and pillows. Considering that you spend one-third of your life sleeping on them, it’s important to keep them clean. When tackling this chore, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Bedding is made of so many different materials—down, foam, cotton, synthetics—there’s no one-size-fits-all…

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