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On Getting Organized May. 25, 2020

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Think you might tend to be slightly unorganized? Let's take this little quiz to find out! Have you ... Read More

Microfiber Cloths and Why They Work Like Magic May. 20, 2020

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There's nothing like microfiber for cleaning just about any surface in and around the house. If you'... Read More

How to Steam Clean Your Microwave Apr. 27, 2020

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There's no doubt about it; I've got spring fever. My daffodils are peeking their tiny heads through ... Read More

How to Disinfect Your Phone, Device, Laptop and Keyboard Apr. 21, 2020

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The continuing onslaught of coronavirus news has a lot of us on edge. We continue to be told to wash... Read More

9 Remarkable Ways to Use Blue Dawn Outside the Kitchen Apr. 08, 2020

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Take a look under the sink where you keep your cleaning products. Do you see a bottle of Blue Dawn d... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Luxury Taxes to Quick Scissor-Sharpening Mar. 25, 2020

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Over the years, I've noticed something. People who live comfortably do not do so because they are pa... Read More

5 Top Tips to Corral Toys Mar. 03, 2020

Brighter Days

If the toy invasion hasn't begun, brace yourself. It starts innocently enough, probably with some cu... Read More

Embrace Life Feb. 15, 2020

The Art of Design

Many empty-nesters, divorcees and widowers are dumbfounded at the inevitable conversation about down... Read More

Answers to Readers Questions on Best Ways to Clean Your Steam Iron and Countertops Feb. 03, 2020

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These days, there's a pricey product available to clean just about anything. But why spend the money... Read More

Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Clean and Fresh Dec. 25, 2019

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When it comes to housekeeping, there's nothing quite so lovely as the smell of nothing. That's the w... Read More

Clean Window Glass With Squeegee Like a Professional Dec. 05, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I have been living in my new home for about three months, and I cannot believe how dirty... Read More

How to Get Yellow-Stained Bed Pillows White Again Dec. 04, 2019

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Favorite bed pillows get a lot of use every night. We keep clean pillowcases on them and don't think... Read More

9 Surprising Things You Can Clean With a Clothes Steamer Nov. 18, 2019

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A compact clothes steamer is handy for removing wrinkles and stale odors from fabric, but is that al... Read More

How to Clean Baking Sheets so They Look New! Nov. 13, 2019

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They come in sizes big and small, rimmed or without sides. We use them to bake just about anything, ... Read More

How to Organize a Closet in 5 Easy Steps Oct. 28, 2019

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What's behind your closet door? Orderly rows of shoes, stacks of folded T-shirts and hanging clothes... Read More

Scott Presler's #BaltimoreCleanup Is Further Proof of 'Can-Do' Attitude Aug. 08, 2019

Laura Hollis

My column last week was written in response to what has become the typical claim of the political cl... Read More

Hosed By Her Daughter May. 30, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: When my husband died, my daughter, "Emma," insisted that I move in with her to take over... Read More

Clean Out Clutter to Improve the Quality of Your Life Apr. 08, 2019

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What would you do if you actually had to use everything you own, including all that stuff in the dra... Read More

You Can Talk to Him About His Health, But You Can't Make Him Diet Feb. 19, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have an amazing dad. He coaches my lacrosse team and is always up for a game in the ya... Read More

Seek Help From Those Who'll Provide It Feb. 18, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My sister's husband sexually assaulted my 18-year-old daughter while she slept on their ... Read More