Conquering the Clutter

4 Foolproof Approaches to Spring CleaningDo you struggle with conquering clutter in your home? As you think about spring cleaning this year, getting rid of all the extra stuff that you don't need can be much easier using one of these four approaches.Shock & Awe—Discard everything that doesn’t “spark joy.” Designate a “home” for everything. Tidy by category, not by area.The…

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How to Dust

How to Get Rid of Dust at Home  Regular dusting is essential to both prolong the life of your furniture and to remove allergens. Your home will also look more appealing without a thick layer of dust coating your surfaces. Plus, your indoor air quality will be greatly improved. What is the best thing to use for dusting? First things first,…

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How to Vacuum

Regular sweeping, dusting and vacuuming can not only improve symptoms for those with allergies but are also important for prolonging the lives of all types of floors, carpets, and furniture.

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How to Survive a Public Bathroom

There's a trick to getting out of a public toilet with a minimum of contamination.  If you use a public toilet, use an outside stall, preferably the one closest to the door, then wash your hands with soap and water and use the paper towel, assuming, of course, both are available!

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The Gentle Art of Swedish “Death Cleaning”

You can’t take it with you, so what is going to happen to all your stuff when you die? Your poor kids are probably going to have to go through it all. Margareta Magnusson says that’s not fair. Magnusson, author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life…

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Cleaning Chore Charts for Kids

When it comes to getting your children to help with chores, there are a lot of factors to consider. How do you motivate your kids? Should you pay your children for doing chores? How young is too young to help? There’s also no shortage of opinions about which chores are appropriate.Safety FirstThere’s no such thing as a chore chart for kids…

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