10 Reasons Spring Cleaning Is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

They might not write carols about it, but we totally look forward to the annual cleaning season. There are silver linings abound in those weekends spent dusting, decluttering, and washing

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10 Cleaning Tasks You Can Tackle in 5 Minutes

1. Fill your dishwasher with everything but dishes.Plastic toys, soap dishes, plastic hairbrushes, and more can get clean in dishwasher — zero effort required. Take a lap around your house and

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9 Clever Ways to Use Cotton Balls

You probably have a stash of these bathroom staples under your sink, idly awaiting manicure day. But they’re useful for so much more than removing chipped polish or fixing a

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10 Organizing ‘Tricks’ That Are Actually Big Mistakes

1. Adding too many wall hooks.There’s no arguing that wall hooks are a quick, easy way to keep an entryway looking neat. The problem is when hooks become a dumping

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3 Clever Ways to Clean With Denture Tablets

  If you’ve ever daydreamed about having a maid to do the daily household scrubbing for you, may we suggest shopping in the denture-care aisle at the pharmacy instead? In

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10 Real-Life Tricks for Creating a Calm, Peaceful Home

Life is too hectic for your home to not be a quiet respite from it all. We asked interior designers, professional organizers, and (of course!) real moms for their easy,

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9 Real-Life Ways to Banish Paper Clutter

Ah, paper. They keeping telling us that tablet computers, high-tech wristwatches, and all other things digital will soon replace the need for Post-its and flyers — and yet, every available surface

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9 Cleaning Tips That Could Actually Ruin Your Stuff

1. Pouring water (or cleaner) onto carpet stains.We know. A quickly setting wine stain on your new cream carpeting is cause for alarm. But if you spy a spot, resist the

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8 Housekeeping Secrets Every Mom Should Teach Her Kids

There’s no doubt technology has made our lives easier. But even robot vacuums and fancy dishwashers can’t replace the timeless housekeeping tricks that even your grandmother might have obeyed. We

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