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Sponges Smell?

posted by lwhite

When you use sponges in the kitchen, they do become stinky. That’s because bacteria, food particles or mildew can get trapped in the sponge. Here’s how to get rid of it: 1. Soak the sponge in a bowl of vinegar […]

Cleaning Indoor Ceiling Fans

posted by lwhite

Indoor ceiling fans do get completely dusty and greasy and often we don’t notice because they are up high. But they should be cleaned on a regular basis, depending on the traffic in the room. Here’s what to do: 1. […]

How to Kill Dust Mites

posted by lwhite

Worried about dust mites in your pillows and bed? These little creatures thrive in warm, humid weather and adore chomping down on the flakes of dead skin from people and pets. These pieces often land in beds or in carpeting […]

Need a Plan to Control Clutter?

posted by lwhite

Most of us can use some help in getting everything in our households organized. We tend to accumulate too much stuff and dealing with it can just be overwhelming. Here’s my 5-Point Control Plan, which can make it easier. READ […]

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Cleaning Out Your Spice Rack
If you use lots of spices, your rack is probably full old and new spices and they do get stale. It should be cleaned and cleared out at least once a year. Here’s what to do: 1. Open the jar or can of herbs or spices and take a good sniff. It should smell strong and flavorful. If the color is st

posted 8:00:42am Jul. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Have Extra Cake Leftover?
While that may seem impossible to all my dessert lovers, you just may have some. Here are ideas to jazz it up and transform it into another dessert: 1. Cut the cake into bite-size pieces. Then layer with your favorite softened ice cream. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. 2. Use a liqueur over the ca

posted 8:00:31am Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Have Ice Cream Sticks?
When your children are done eating ice cream on sticks, don’t throw them out. Instead, they can be useful around the house. You can recycle them these ways: 1. Use as a stir for coffee on the go. 2. Utilize to level dry ingredients when measuring. 3. Take to picnics for spreading condiments l

posted 8:00:19am Jul. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Where Should Toothbrushes Stay in the Bathroom?
This is a good question because it’s important to protect them. They get such use and you want them to be clean and effective. Here’s what to do: 1. Store toothbrushes on the counter—as long as they are away from the toilet. Keep them in a container with a cover. Airborne bacteria can spre

posted 8:00:22am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Washing Drapes and Curtains
Drapes and curtain can be dust and debris magnets. They need to be cleaned on a routine basis. Here’s how: 1. Draperies or curtains that can be washed first should be taken down. Get them outdoors for a good shake to remove the dust. But if they are really soiled, soak them in warm water and f

posted 8:00:56am Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »


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