The 9-to-5er's Guide to Keeping Your House Clean

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If cleaning the house seems like one big chore, you’re probably doing it wrong. Before you put off cleaning for yet another month, here are some ways to make housework a comfortable and even enjoyable part of your daily routine. Start small If you begin and end each day with a little picking up, you’ll never get swamped with housework … Read More

10 Spring Cleaning Projects to Tackle This Weekend 

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Spring cleaning is all about getting our homes ready for a new season of sunshine, warmth, and time outdoors – and indoors, too! Now’s the time to wipe off the grime, clear out the cobwebs, and get those living spaces ready for the year ahead. When you put together your spring cleaning checklist this year, consider adding the following tasks, … Read More

3 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

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Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season  with plenty of tips and advice for preparing your home to hit the market ready for a successful sale. Planning … Read More

How to Eliminate Dust From Every Room in Your Home—The Right Way

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Window sunlight gives a romantic atmosphere to a blue broom surrounded by dust and a canine originated fur ball. Shallow depth of field. Dust is more than unsightly. Dust mites can trigger allergies, asthma attacks and a host of other health problems. If someone in your home suffers from breathing problems or respiratory issues, it’s even more important to keep … Read More

10 Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks

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Spring is the perfect time to open up the windows in your house and clean every surface inch. But don’t waste precious hours of spring sunshine while you stay in and clean. Use these 10 tips to quickly get your home spic and span. 1. Have a plan. When it comes to spring cleaning, the best approach is an organized approach. “I … Read More

Your 4-Step Kitchen Deep-Clean

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Most of us make a daily effort to keep our kitchens and food preparation areas fairly clean and tidy. But if you think your kitchen is really clean, you may have to think again. There are literally dozens of places in your kitchen that are rarely touched in those regular mop-ups, and these areas can detract from the overall appearance … Read More

18 Fall Cleaning Tasks to Help You Transition Seasons

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Image vis David Goehring/Flickr Summer is officially over (*tear), which means it’s time to get your house in proper order for the fall. Whether you’re getting settled into a new school year or gearing up for cooler weather and the holidays, these 18 cleaning and maintenance tasks will help you get your house fall-ready in no time: Outside: Perform preventative … Read More

Change Your Mindset and Master Spring Cleaning

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When you think of spring cleaning, do you think of getting down on your hands and knees and scrubbing your home top to bottom? That’s one way to approach spring cleaning, but how long does that BIG CLEAN usually last? A week or two? To make the most of your cleaning frenzy and make it last all season, you need … Read More

3 Extra-Credit Spring Cleaning Tasks

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Spring cleaning can be downright dirty, but it’s worth tackling the hard jobs now so you can start the season off sparkling and fresh. Here are three tasks where going the extra mile makes a big difference. Deep-clean carpets Even if you keep your carpets clean and vacuumed year-round, it’s a good idea to deep clean them every few months. It will help maintain … Read More

Spring Cleaning: 5 Can't-Miss Spots

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By this time of year, many people feel winter has seemed endless. That makes it a great time to tackle spring cleaning. When the weather finally warms up, you can get outside and enjoy the sun. For a thorough deep cleaning, focus on the dark corners and recesses of your home — the places that are easy to overlook all winter long. Here are … Read More