Household Hints & Tips

Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips.

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Do people in every culture feel the sudden urge to clean in springtime?

When spring rolls around in many cultures, people suddenly have a strange desire to sort and scrub things. Does this same "spring cleaning" fever strike around the world?

How Professional Organizers Work: When should you hire one?

Overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning your basement, moving cross-country or even getting your electronic life in order? Professional organizers help tackle all types of projects in both the home and office. How do you know if it's worth hiring one?

Top 5 World Spring Cleaning Traditions

To many of us, spring cleaning simply entails scouring our house from top to bottom. But in some cultures, this seasonal cleaning ritual has a deeper meaning than just cleaning away dust bunnies.

Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

You've emerged from your winter stupor, dazzled by spring's greenery and energized by an inexplicable urge to scrub things. Yep, it's spring cleaning time, but where to start?

10 Signs You're a Disorganized Mess

Table topped with junk? Car packed with papers? Clean clothes MIA? There's a point where "messy" turns into "mess," making life unnecessarily difficult and stressful. Time to find out if your life fits the bill.

What's the best way to get rid of my old stuff?

Are springtime birdies and budding leaves awakening your primordial urge to clean? More power to you! But before you go dusting up a storm, we suggest you sort through your stuff (and read this article).

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter means chestnuts roasting on open fire – which hopefully is not smoking up your house! Check out our tips for preparing your home for the cold season.

How to Prepare for a Tornado

In "The Wizard of Oz" poor Dorothy didn't have time to seek shelter when the tornado was approaching. But if one was coming your way, would you know what to do?

How to Make a Fire Safety Plan for Your Home

A fire can destroy a home -- and a life -- in seconds. It's imperative to be ready if that day ever comes. Find out what you need to do to prepare for a fire in your home.

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

If you live in hurricane country, you need to be storm-ready at all times. Here's how to get your family and home ready -- and what to do if the big one starts barreling your way.

How to Organize Your Sewing Room and Patterns

If you're tired of moving every project off the dining room table to make room for actual food, then it's time to set up your own workroom. We'll show you how.

How to Organize Makeup

Your makeup bag probably consists of lots of little pieces that can get disorganized quickly. Take some time to sort them out, and your makeup routine will be a breeze.

How to Organize a Medicine Cabinet

It's so easy for your medications and first-aid supplies to become a mess in a hurry, and that doesn't help when you need to access something fast. It's time to get organized.

How to Organize a Room Without a Closet

No closet? No problem. You don't need three walls and a door to complete your closet storage needs.

How to Organize Ties

If your job requires you wear a tie, then don't waste time every morning digging one out of the pile in your closet. Organize them for easy access to clean and pressed ties every time.

How to Organize and Store Jewelry

Whether real or costume, jewelry deserves care and attention so you can enjoy your pieces for the long haul. We'll show you how to keep them safe while showing them off at the same time.

How to Remove Grease Stains and Save Your Clothing

Don't be so quick to throw out a stained garment—grease stains are easy to remove!

How to Clean a Furnace Filter

Cleaning an air filter can save you up to 15% on your utility bill. Learn more about cleaning a furnace filter.

Dispose of Toxic Household Chemicals, Safely

So, you're on board with detoxing your home and doing some green cleaning in your home; that's great! Learn more about disposing of toxic household chemicals, safely.

How to Remove Lint

If you're tired of picking lint off clothing, why not learn how to remove lint the easy way? Read this article to learn how to remove lint.

How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen cabinets in your house are in total disarray and you'd like to learn how to organize them. Learn how to organize your kitchen cabinets from this article.

How to Get Rid of Fleas in the House

Your pet had a flea problem and now you have to get rid of the fleas in the house. Learn about how to get rid of fleas in the house in this article.

How to Get Rid of Ticks in the House

Getting rid of tick infestation in your house is not as difficult as it may seem. This article shows you how to get rid of ticks in the house.

How to Remove Glue From Fabric

You've gotten some glue on your clothing and have no idea how to remove glue from fabric. Read this article to learn how remove glue from fabric.

How to Clean a Knife

You just bought a super pocket knife and now you need to know how to clean it. Here we can help you by telling how to clean a knife.


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