Donate to a Worthy Cause by Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Spring cleaning your closet can be a Herculean task. Not only is it a big job to take on, but it’s hard to part with sentimental favorites (even if you haven’t worn them in five years). And even if you work from home now, all those suits you spent a fortune on are difficult to just give away. What if cleaning out your closet could not only de-clutter your living space, but help those in Read more ...

5 Simple Ways to Clean with Lemon

Lemons are nature's gift to a household. Lemon juice keeps prepared foods like guacamole and chopped lettuce fresh, acts as a disinfectant for cuts and scrapes and has numerous cleaning uses. Keep your Cookware & Countertops Clean Two easily stained surfaces in many kitchens are copper and marble. Copper oxidizes, giving way to frequent stains, and the porous nature of marble makes it hang Read more ...

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Toss it, Recycle it.

Spring-cleaning is about a lot more than wiping windows and mopping floors. It’s also about dealing with all the extra “stuff” that so quickly accumulates in your home. Sometimes it’s easier to get rid of things if you know it will go to good use, as opposed to a landfill. Here are some tips for recycling your spring clean clutter: Put clothes on the curb. Too often the clothes we intend Read more ...

Start Planning: Spring Cleaning

About three-quarters of households participate in the spring clean tradition. Which means men and women everywhere are starting to get anxiety about this daunting task. The good news is we’ve still got a few weeks till the official start of spring. That’s plenty of time to find the best prices on cleaning supplies and mentally prepare for the job ahead. Make a list. The key to a good spring Read more ...

How to Repurpose Common Household Items

When you’re spring cleaning this season, here’s something new to try: Every time you come across something you want to pitch or give away, ask yourself if that item can be used in a different way. Here are some examples of how you can repurpose common household objects, granting them a second life. Ice cube trays. If you have an icemaker, these may seem obsolete. But an ice cube tray can Read more ...

A Ten-Minute Tidy

A quick lesson in speed cleaning. Spring is coming—can you tell by the scent of cleaning products wafting through your neighborhood? There may still snow on the ground where you live, but the season for deep cleaning is right around the corner. However, with busy work schedules and a constant stream of kids running through the house, many families would be happy to just de-clutter the surface. Read more ...

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Garage

“Only in America do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.” –Anonymous. First step (and this is for the ambitious), put all your junk in the driveway and promise to put nothing back in unless it’s of use and has a designated spot. Give your garage a good scrubbing. Cover oil spills with cat litter overnight to absorb oil. Sweep Read more ...