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Have your rings lost their luster? Are your necklaces in a tangle? With our fast makeover, your favorite baubles will be shiny and tidy in no time.
Here are some professional tips to get your windows to gleam.
Research suggests infants exposed to mold have more than double the risk of developing asthma, and the risk is even greater when a parent has asthma.
An Easier Routine
BHG shows you the 15 simplest ways you can make laundry day easier.
Baby Laundry 101
Find out why Mom’s newest bookmark should be MARTHA STEWART’S guide to baby laundry.
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Here’s how to put a toothbrush to good use while cooking.
Keep your kitchen sponges free of bacteria with these two easy cleaning tips.
Scent the room
Saturate a cotton ball with your favorite cologne and drop it into your vacuum cleaner bag. Now, as you vacuum, the scent will be expressed and gently permeate the room.
Deodorize the refrigerator
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If spring is for cleaning, summer is for selling off all the junk you’ve accumulated. And the simplest way to do it? An American classic: the yard sale.
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1. Laziness can pay off.
Let your dishwasher do all the work. Wait until the machine is full to run it. Then happily note that if you had washed the dishes by hand, you would have used about two-thirds more water.
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Go beyond vacuuming, mopping and dusting with these house-cleaning tips from the pros.
Plus: 13 Things Your House Cleaner Won’t Tell You
1. Switch to microfiber.
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Sometimes clothes just don’t turn out right. Here are some common problems and the likely solutions to the problems.
Do bath towels really ever get dirty?
Washing dishes in the sink doesn’t have to be drudgery.
Here are a few germ hot spots that warrant your occasional attention.
Check out this smart collection of little-known laundry secrets before you do your next load of laundry.
Determine what to sell
Used furniture, computers, and other big and bulky items are better sold locally as they may be difficult—and expensive—to ship!
Set a fair price
Once you’ve registered on eBay and logged in, … Read More
Whittling down a lifetime’s worth of belongings for a move into a smaller home can be a difficult and emotional task. How can you decide what to keep and what to toss? Here are some things you can do to make the process easier:
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Sometimes we pay someone else to clean our clothes. But take care: Just because you’re paying doesn’t mean that it will be done right. Before you head out to the cleaners with that pile of clothes, take these facts into account.
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