How to Win the War on Pet Hair

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If you’re a pet parent, you know that shedding season is in full swing – and your allergies probably are too. About 30 percent of people with general allergies also have allergic reactions to cats and dogs. People with pet allergies have sensitive immune systems that can react to harmless proteins in a pet’s urine, saliva or dander. And while … Read More

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home (the Easy Way)

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With the cost to paint a house’s exterior averaging about $2,500 nationally, homeowners longing for a new look may be considering their DIY options. You don’t need to be particularly handy to make your home’s exterior look like new. All you need is some spare time between now and summer. You can wash your house in a day, prep it … Read More

Easy Updates to Help Your Home Sell

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When it comes to selling your house, it’s a lot easier to catch the big repairs than to see the small details. But buyers notice it all, and even one squeaky door can signal issues to them. Here are a few last-minute, easy tweaks that make a big difference. Clean/replace blinds ($5-15) Dirty blinds are an eyesore, and you can … Read More

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