"A shiny sink in the morning helps start your day with a sense of peace," says the popular cleaning and home organization guru Fly Lady. Waking up to a sink full of dirty dishes can make you feel
Take a close look at your scissors. All of them. Your kitchen shears, the scissors you use for crafts, your cuticle scissors, any scissors or shears you have in your house or in your gardening to
Your toilet is one of those things you expect to do its job. You likely don't even think about it ... until you notice hours after flushing that water continues to leak into the bowl. It's wastin
It takes very little time for window screens to collect a tremendous amount of dirt, grime, pollen and dust. Even scarier, the windows in your kitchen might also be caked with a layer of grease,
The sky was dark; the clouds were menacing; the thunder was rumbling. The telltale signs of a summer storm were in the air, and my flip-flop chose that moment to break. Rather than take my chance
The following tips are from readers of Creators' "Everyday Cheapskate" column, which is by Mary Hunt.
LAUNDER THE LEATHER. A friend told me she washes her leather purses in the washing machine.
Safely removing candle wax from a carpet or rug takes a few common household materials and a little patience. Here's how -- and how not -- to do it yourself.
"Freeze it off," says Br
We work hard to get nice things, and it is so frustrating when a simple brush against something random, like a freshly painted wall, ruins it.
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Oh, the joys of coming home to a pet. There is something priceless about knowing that you are loved no matter what by a warm, furry buddy. But as much as you love them, sometimes pets have accid
If it feels like you spend a lot of money on beauty, you're right. According to a Mint.com survey, the average woman spends $15,000 in her lifetime on makeup, including lipstick, lotion and found
We've all been there: We unpack our groceries in a flurry, tossing all our fruits and vegetables into the crisper drawer, and then we forget about them -- until we notice a funky smell or a puddl
Do you ever have days where you look at your desk and realize that you have a gigantic mountain of laundry taking over your workspace? Or maybe your office desk is completely covered with files a
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