Cleaning & Organizing

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How To Organize Your Wrapping Supplies

The holidays are over. The trees have been trimmed, the gifts exchanged, and if you’re anything… >>

Gretchen Rubin's Tiny Secret to a Massively Productive Day
Gretchen Rubin’s Tiny Secret to a Massively Productive Day

Just wake up one hour earlier, argues happiness expert Gretchen Rubin in a recent Huffington Post… >>

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Steel Your Gut for Stomach Flu Season

Norovirus—or stomach flu—can really put your body through the ringer. Here’s what infectious… >>

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The Best Cleaning Tips and Tricks for a Dinner Party

Try these ten clever uses for everyday household items and you'll have your home party-ready in no… >>

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How Do You Clean the World’s Biggest Monuments?

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it; Daredevil moves and high-powered tools keep Big Ben… >>

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Home Improvement: 4 Ingenious Organization Tips

Simplify spring-cleaning with these smart—and unlikely—space savers. >>

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Zero Waste Uses for Eggs, Eggshells, and Egg Cartons

The ultra-utilitarian egg is a kitchen staple, but it has several other surprising uses around the… >>

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6 Extraordinary Uses for Dishwashing Soap

Who knew? Dishwashing soap isn't just for scrubbing plates—see how the liquid can kill ants, beat… >>

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Meet the Most Organized Man in the World, Ursus Wehrli

The world can be a messy place, and Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is here to help clean it up—with a… >>

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How to Clean Silver: 13 Weird Tricks That Really Work

Make your tarnished silver and dull jewelry shine like new after a cleaning with these common… >>

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13+ Steps to a Zero-Waste Kitchen

Reduce, reuse, recycle: These expert tips will help you find new ways to cut waste in the kitchen. >>

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Summer Stain Removal: The Mommy Bloggers’ Guide

While barbecue sauce, ice cream and grass stains may mark the start of summer, who needs them… >>

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13+ Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You

Are you your house cleaner's favorite client? Here, house cleaners from around the world come clean… >>

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Dust Allergy? 7 Smart Strategies to Get Rid of the Dust in Your House

More than 90 percent of household dust comes from people and fabric: tiny flakes of skin, barely… >>

10 Food Storage Guidelines You Didn't Know
10 Food Storage Guidelines You Didn’t Know

To fridge or not to fridge? Discover what foods you should take out of your refrigerator and what… >>

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Listing Toward Sanity? A List Maker Explains

Do you like a well-written to-do list? Then you will find a friend in New York Times bestselling… >>

13+ Amazing Uses for WD-40
13+ Amazing Uses for WD-40

WD-40 has far more uses than just on squeaky hinges. Find out the amazing ways this garage staple… >>

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move
How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

How can you decide what to keep and what to toss when you move to a smaller space? Here are some… >>

13 Non-Toxic Kitchen Cleaners
13 Non-Toxic Kitchen Cleaners

Ditch the chemicals and try these green solutions for a spotless (and healthier) house. >>

Five More Things Your Dry Cleaner Won't Tell You
Five More Things Your Dry Cleaner Won’t Tell You

We asked dry cleaners to spill all their secrets and tips about the care of your most important… >>